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Recording Sound with Adobe Audition
Aug 25, 2006
Jeff Partyka explains how to configure Audition to work with your sound cards and details how to import audio from different sources into Audition's Edit and Multitrack views.
Understanding Workflow Techniques
Jul 24, 2006
Starting a Project in Cubase SX 2
Jun 23, 2006
In this chapter, you will learn how to start projects, including how to use the templates bundled with Cubase and how to create your own templates. You will also learn how Cubase manages the various files that are created as a project grows.
Working in Edit View of Adobe Audition 2.0
Jun 16, 2006
In this lesson, you’ll work with a series of files in the Edit View. The Edit View allows you to view and edit audio files in a waveform display. Editing is simple with Audition’s selection tools, allowing you to cut, copy, mix and trim audio clips with precision. Effects such as Normalize, Reverb, and Stereo Field Rotate can easily be applied and also saved as favorites. The Preroll and Postroll Preview makes working with effects easier than ever.
The New Face of Podcasting: Creating Video Podcasts Using iMovie, GarageBand, and iWeb in iLife '06
Jun 9, 2006
The ease of podcast creating in iLife '06 can turn any Mac owner into the online equivalent of a radio star. But what if you want to star in your own online TV series? The answer is video podcasting, and Ryan Faas says it isn't much harder to put together than a traditional audio podcast.
OtterBox for iPod: Armor Plating for Your Music
May 19, 2006
Is the OtterBox for iPod worthy of its "waterproof, dustproof, dirtproof, sandproof, and drop-proof" claims? And is it a viable case for everyday use? Dustin Sullivan puts one to the test.
Podcasting Made Easy with Podcast Factory
May 12, 2006
Do you have something to say but need to find an audience? You might want to give podcasting a try. Bryan Hoff shows you how to get up and running with Podcast Factory for under $200. Soapbox not included.
Controlling Flash Audio Volume with Sound Objects
Apr 21, 2006
If you work with audio in Flash, you know that attaching audio to a keyframe is an easy way to incorporate sounds into your movies. But what if you need to control sound dynamically at runtime to change its volume, pan from left to right, or determine how long it has been playing? James Gonzalez shows you how to create a Sound object that can be manipulated and controlled in a whole host of ways, giving you a much greater degree of control and flexibility with the audio assets of your Flash projects.
Creating Suspense with Sound Design in Soundtrack Pro
Apr 21, 2006
In this lesson, you’ll take the skills presented earlier in the book and apply them to the sound design of a suspense scene. First you’ll watch the scene and determine a strategy for the sound. Then you’ll add markers in the Timeline for specific sounds effects. Once the markers are in place, you’ll work with sound effects to add reality, illusion of space, and mood to the scene. Along the way you’ll also organize tracks, change track names and icons, and learn some new features and shortcuts.
Podcasting Made Easy with GarageBand 3, iWeb, and .Mac
Apr 14, 2006
If you're worried that podcasting seems too complicated, take heart. Apple's iLife '06 makes if fun and easy to put your voice out there. Find out how easy it is with this step-by-step guide from expert Ryan Faas.
Use Flash Behaviors and ActionScripting to Control Audio Playback
Apr 14, 2006
One of the great strength of Flash is its capability to consistently and reliably play audio across a wide variety of computer platforms and environments. According to James Gonzalez, this capability might be the best reason to use Flash for projects in which sound is an important component. Read on to learn how to use Flash sound behaviors and ActionScript to control audio playback in your Flash projects.
Playing Music and More in iTunes
Mar 31, 2006
iTunes gives you multiple ways to locate and play songs. You may already know some of them; if you read this chapter, however, you'll likely pick up some new tricks, as well as grasp some nuances of iTunes that may save you confusion and frustration.
Free Audio Tools that Work with Flash
Mar 24, 2006
One of Flash's many strengths is its capability to consistently and reliably play back sound across a wide variety of computer platforms and environments. Flash has a comprehensive set of utilities and tools to work with audio, but there are several free, dedicated audio tools that can do an even better job. James Gonzalez reviews several free audio tools that he has used professionally and with his students to streamline audio work with Flash.
Setting Up Your Digital Audio Equipment
Mar 24, 2006
Whether your audio environment is a home studio, recording studio, DJ booth, or bedroom, you can set it up to produce a clean sound and to function as an efficient workspace, as long as you can decipher a bit of technical jargon. Manufacturers and audio pros tend to assume you have the knowledge and experience they have, even when you don't, but getting a grasp of the basics isn't difficult. This chapter will help you do just that.
Extend Your Wireless Network and Play Tunes with AirPort Express
Jan 27, 2006
With her AirPort Express, Maria Langer has figured out a way to get some phenomenal sound from some of that ancient Mac equipment collecting dust in her living room (along with the more modern stuff, of course).
Make Your Own Mac Media Center
Dec 30, 2005
Don't have a shiny new iMac G5? But you want to make a Mac the center of your home entertainment system? Don't despair. Instead of shelling out thousands for a system, use this guide to connect an existing Mac to your home stereo and television. Emory Christensen shows you why it's not as hard as you think.
Creating a Podcast
Nov 11, 2005
So, you fancy yourself an amateur DJ, or an amateur talk show host. Podcasting offers you the opportunity to self-publish radio shows on the internet. This chapter explains both the legal and technological requirements of podcasting, and how you can get started creating your own podcasts.
Your Own Music Studio on Your Laptop: An Overview of Reason
Sep 30, 2005
If Reason is your first music studio, chances are the interface looks to you like a mad scientist's lab. Don't panic; this chapter will help you get your lab in order before starting to create your first monster project.
Media Management, Part 2: Audio/Video Solutions for the Home
Feb 25, 2005
This article concludes David Gulbransen's two-part series on the convergence of computer networking and media technologies. Part 1 discussed some of the current media management technologies for corporate and educational applications. This article looks at the scaled-down versions of these technologies emerging for home entertainment.
Podcasting: Evolution or Revolution?
Dec 30, 2004
Is podcasting to iPods really what Tivo is to television? Jake Ludington explores.

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