I have written tutorials on recording and editing audio with Audacity and uploaded them to the Digital Audio website. You may access them here: http://irt.austincc.edu/Audio/ . I am planning to write a tutorial for the site covering some of the advanced audio editing tools available in this great free audio program. Some of the topics I am considering are:
Making ring tones for your cell phone
Ripping the vocals from MP3s
Combining two songs into one
Using the optional libraries, such as LAME, available for Audacity
Please reply to this post and suggest topics you would like me to cover.
An author named Carla Schroder has written a book on Audacity. The title is “The Book of Audacity.” I have ordered it and I can’t wait to get it.
I have just learned about two audio programs you might want to try,
Sonic Memo and CDex. Sonic Memo is not free; it costs $69.95, so I
will not download it. CDex is free, and I am going to try it out.
Sonic Memo automatically generates the code to enable you to associate
MP3 files with Flash buttons you want to control them with. For
example: You record an MP3 file outside of Sonic Memo. You type in the
name of your file, select the Flash buttons you want to use to play it
from a list, and Sonic Memo writes the code to make the buttons work.
It works with both PCs and Macs. As I said earlier, for me the price
is a deal breaker, so I am not going to try it.
CDex is a CD ripper as a WAV file, or you can compress it using an
audio encoder. It supports the Lame MP3 encoder (which I use), the Ogg
vorbis encoder, the Windows MP3 encoder, and several others I am not
yet familiar with. It can also convert WAV files on your computer to a
Compressed Audio file and visa versa. The website does not say it
works with Windows 7, but I am going to download it and find out if it
does. It does not work on Apple computers.
This website offers a free podcasting guide you can view online and a 192-page book you can download for $19.95.