Mastering podcasts with Audacity
Don't be fooled. It may be easy to record audio but it is hard to record audio with high production levels. On the other hand its hard to be a Unix sysadmin. So don't let anything stop you from creating the next big thing.
"Open source software makes podcasting easy -- too easy. Listening to a playlist of first-timer podcasts can leave your ears ringing from sudden changes in playback volume. The problem is audio mastering. Recording sound is simple, but mastering that sound -- compressing volume differences, maintaining a decibel ceiling, and similar operations -- is anything but. Fortunately, an open source tool offers everything you need for mastering podcasts and other spoken-word recordings. Audacity is well-known among podcasters on all platforms for its ability as an editor; here are some tips and tools for mastering and adjusting volume, aimed at podcasters, but they could apply to anyone who needs to produce a spoken-word recording under less-than-perfect conditions." NewsForge | Mastering podcasts with Audacity
(Submitted by Noel Tue Mar 28, 2006 )
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