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  • Can anyone recommend a good book (or other media) for a home recording novice?

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    Question by adamh
    11/04/2013

You don’t say if it’s for music or voice (like for podcasting or radio news type stuff).

For voice, I recommend a website and a book: 

http://transom.org/topics/tools/ (be sure to click on Shows and Techniques as well as Tools)

http://www.amazon.com/Sound-Reporting-Guide-Journalism-Production/dp/0226431789

If you want information for music recording, I recommend doing searches online for ”Setting up a home studio” or something like that.

Answer by cedarcreek
03/09/2015

A while back my daughter needed to record interviews for her thesis.  She had a laptop and I told her to use a free program called audacity and her microphones on the laptop then same the file as an mp3.  Then she used a service to convert the mp3 files to transcript.  Audacity is free and has a full featured recording studio with effects so you can take the audio and do many things with it.  I often use it to modify music files to take only parts I want, amplify, fade in and out, normalize, etc.  Anything that makes a sound on your computer can be recorded with audacity which also means that you will need to suppress all those beeps and such associated with computer operations.

Answer by richsnook1
09/15/2017
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