The Book of Audacity is the definitive guide to Audacity, the powerful free, cross-platform audio editor that transforms any Windows, Mac, or Linux computer info a powerful recording studio. This is the perfect book for bands on a budget, solo artists, audiophiles, and anyone who wants to learn more about digital audio. Musician and podcaster Carla Schroder will guide you through a range of fun and useful Audacity projects that will demystify that geeky audio jargon and show you how to get the most from Audacity. You'll learn how to: - Record podcasts, interviews, and live performances - Be your own backing band or chorus - Edit, splice, mix, and master multitrack recordings - Create super high-fidelity and surround-sound recordings - Digitize you vinyl or tape collection and clean up noise, hisses, and clicks - Create custom ringtones and sweet special effects In addition, you'll learn how to choose and use digital audio hardware like mics and preamps, and tune your computer for flawless audio performance. You'll also find out how to package your work for digital distribution, whether you want to share a podcast through iTunes or sell your own CD's. With The Book of Audacity as your guide, you'll finally be able to build that home recording studio that you've been talking about for years. The fun starts now.lking about for years. The fun starts now.