What is Audacity <br />A program that allows you to record/ edit music.<br />You can use it on both Macs and Windows<br />It’s free<br />Convert taps & records into digital files or CDs<br />You can mix sounds together <br />Can change pitch of a recording <br />
Recording, Import and Exporting <br />Record from microphone, in line or other sources.<br />Musical Instrument Digital Interface (Midi)<br />Record over existing tracks to create multi-track recording.<br />Level meters can monitor volume levels before, during, and after recording.<br />You can import and export audio files into other formats. <br />Create files that you are able to burn to CD.<br />
Editing and Effects <br />You can fix your mistakes in any project even if your close to the end of the project.<br /><ul><li>Ability to edit live audio has tools such as pannng, pencil, gain, output input controls ect.
Very fast editing of large files.</li></ul>Use the Drawing tool to alter individual sample points.<br />Fade the volume up or down smoothly with the Envelope tool.<br />Change the pitch without altering the tempo, or vice-versa.<br />Remove static, hiss, hum, or other constant background noises with normalize.<br />Alter frequencies with Equalization, FFT Filter, and Bass Boost effects.<br />Adjust volumes with Compressor, Amplify, and Normalize effects. <br /><ul><li>You are able to recreate an existing song by importing into the program </li></ul>Other built-in effects include: <br />Echo<br />Phaser<br />Wahwah<br />Reverse <br />
Sound Quality and Plug Ins <br />Record and edit 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit (floating point) samples.<br /> Record at up to 96 kHz.<br /> Sample rates and formats are converted using high-quality re-sampling and dithering.<br /> Mix tracks with different sample rates or formats, and Audacity will convert them automatically in reality.<br />Load VST plug-ins for Windows and Mac, with the optional VST Enabler.<br />Write new effects with the built-in Nyquist programming language.<br />
More Features <br />Ability to import audio files and edit track over etc<br />Click track for keeping time<br />dozens of effects (fade in, fade out, compress, Phaseretc.)<br />export as Mp3<br />
Benefits <br />Free<br />(Pro Tools HD $3,000 PLUS!)<br />Great for demos or writing music (u can just listen to what your writing rather then play and listen at the same time)<br />Great introductory program to pro audio recording. <br />Great for learning to make moving into more advanced programs like Pro Tools and Logic easier)<br />Digitally display your music for people everywhere (send to relatives in other countries etc.)<br />
Audience which Audacity is Intended For <br />Audacity can be used by many different groups:<br />Music Majors<br />Music/media Producers <br />Youth groups<br />Different major companies<br />Etc.<br />
You can get Audacity for free right at www.Audacity.com <br />
What Podcasting is<br />Is a series of auto or video files are broadcasted over the internet to computers or media players.<br />To get podcasts you have to have a podcast reader program such as:<br />Apple’s iTunes <br />The Zune website<br />National Public Radio <br />ABC<br />DiggNation<br />Podcasting became big when Apple’s iPods became the preferred portable device. <br />Once personal media players were able to play videos podcasting began to be watching mostly on MP3 players with the video capabilities. <br />
Description of Podcasting <br /><ul><li>Has changed the way many people look at multimedia.
Podcasts allow you to watch what you want whenever you want.
You can listen to/ watch podcast directly on the website or you can use your web based applications to listen to view or manage your podcast subscriptions.
If you listen to or watch your podcasts on your computer you need to have windows media player or quick time
The software you choose to use manages your podcasts </li></li></ul><li>Benefits <br />Networking<br />Visual tours<br />Get information you can’t get from news or radio.<br />Hi-resolution images<br />
Audience <br />Podcasting and audacity is such a broad spectrum. The topics and ideas for the audience could be anyone from teenagers, to CEO’s. <br />Audience varies depending on topic.<br />
Where it can Be Purchased<br />Can be purchased on iTunes<br />There are some Free Podcasting websites, for example: www.podomatic.com<br />