Audio Online

This section offers resources on the general, technical and content aspects of taking audio online and broadcasting via the web. 

 

Audio Online - Basics

Introduction to digital editing

Developed by: OneWorld Radio Type of resource: Word  document Target audience: General Cost: Free access

This MMTK guide covers 

  • What are the most common audio formats? 
  • How to find further information on digital audio 
  • Where to look for information 
  • Which software is used for encoding and where to find it 
  • Specifications for working with digital audio.

This guide is a part of the MMTK module on digital  audio.

Dhttp://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/mmtk/mmtk _digital_audio_handout.doc


Sound World: Digital Audio for Your Web site and more

Developed by: TechSoup Type of resource: Web  article Target audience: General Cost: Free access

Brief introduction to audio formats and links to software and tutorials.

Dhttp://www.techsoup.org/articlepage.cfm?ArticleId= 494&topicid=2


Encoding

Developed by: OneWorld Radio Type of resource: Word  documennt Target audience: General Cost: Free access

This guide looks at: 

  • What equipment is needed for digital editing 
  • How to connect the recording device 
  • How the profile of the target audience influences the way we digitise our  audio 
  • Which software is needed for encoding into MP3/RealAudio. 
  • How and where to find encoding software. 
  • Basic functions of encoding software.

This guide is a part of the MMTK module on  digital audio.

 

Dhttp://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/mmtk/mmtk _encoding_handout.doc


Audio Online Glossary

Developed by: OneWorld Radio Type of resource: Word  document Target audience: General Cost: Free access

The list of those words that everybody is using when talking about digitised  audio and you were to embarrassed to ask what they meant! This is part of the  MMTK Digital Audio module.

Dhttp://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/mmtk/mmtk _audio_production_glossary.doc


Audio Online - Technical  tips and tricks

Minidisc Guide Guidelines & Recommendations

Developed by: Transom.org Type of resource: website Target audience: General, Trainers Cost: Free  access

Guidelines and Recommendations on whether & how to use MiniDiscs for  recording and interviewing

Dhttp://www.transom.org/tools/recording_interviewin g/200306.minidisc.html


Community Radio Training Resources

Developed by: KamPra Productions: Kamal Bhushan Prashar Type of  resource: Web site Target audience: General Cost: Free  access

Radio training, editing and production notes developed through field testing  and feedback in Europe and Asia. Digital editing, recording and broadcasting  notes as well as production notes.

Dhttp://www.kampra.com/index.php?name=Content&cid=1


Editing your audio [Soundforge]

Developed by: OneWorld Type of resource: World  document Target audience: General Cost: Free access

This guide looks at: 

  • Recording sound in to the computer from an external audio device (tape  recorder, minidisk, DAT). 
  • Basic sound editing using Sound Forge. 
  • Transforming the audio, eliminate noise and create sound effects. 
  • Influencing sound quality and size of the audio file using Sound Forge  functions. 
  • Choosing digitising/recording settings of the audio bearing in mind  different audiences. 

This handout is a part of the MMTK module on digital  audio.

 

Dhttp://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/mmtk/mmtk _soundforge_handout.doc


Audio Online - Podcasting

Audiofeeds.org tutorial

Developed by: Audio feeds.org Type of resource: Online  tutorial Target audience: General Cost: Free access

This short tutorial looks at what a podcast is and how to set one up.

Dhttp://audiofeeds.org/tutorial.php


Creating a Podcasting Show on Windows

Developed by: Zef Hernel Type of resource: PDF  Target audience: General Cost: Free access

Zef Hemel produced this detailed how-to manual on how to create podcasts  using Windows, as opposed to Macintosh, using free and open source tools.  Available in PDF and a website with user comments, the manual provides screen  shots, tips, and encouragement on recording using windows, sound editing, RSS  feeds and web hosts for pod casts. Very accessible language for non-technical  folks.

Dhttp://www.zefhemel.com/upload/CreatingAPodcasting ShowOnWindows.pdf


How to Create Podcasts with a Smartphone

Developed by: Andy Carvin Type of resource: Web  article Target audience: General Cost: Free access

Andy Carvin talks about "mobcasting" - pod casting using a mobile phone for  citizen activism and journalism. He developed this tutorial on how to record and  transmit podcasts using a "smartphone" - a mobile phone with internet access. 

Dhttp://www.andycarvin.com/archives/2005/01/tutoria l_how_to.html


How to Create Your Own Podcast: A Step by Step Tutorial

Developed by: Electronics and Gadgets' Corey Deitz Type of  resource: Web site Target audience: General Cost: Free  access

About Electronics and Gadgets' Corey Deitz gives a simple podcast overview  and step by step instructions on podcasting, using plain language, including  recording audio and saving in mp3 files, creating an RSS file to facilitate your  podcasts reaching others, and file validation.

Dhttp://radio.about.com/od/podcastin1/a/aa030805a.h tm


How to podcast with Skype

Developed by: Vitamin Type of resource: Web  article Target audience: General Cost: Free access

Josh Owens shows you how to record quality audio using Skype on a PC and  Mac.

Dhttp://www.thinkvitamin.com/features/blogs/podcast ing-with-skype


Podcast Tutorial and Intro

Developed by: Audio Activism Type of resource: Web  site Target audience: General Cost: Free access

This Audio Activism guide to podcasting covers a wide range of tools and  technical levels, with links to other resources and handy tips for newcomers to  podcasting. The tutorial takes into consideration Linux, Windows and Mac  operating systems for producing podcasts. The tutorial includes podcast  creation, sharing and reception.

Dhttp://www.audioactivism.org/?p=37


Podcasting Overview

Developed by: Wikipedia Type of resource: Web  site Target audience: General Cost: Free access

Wikipedia offers an overview article on podcasting, defining this publishing  method for audio and video programs via the internet. The overview includes  information about aggregators, where syndicated web content such as podcast  files are grouped so that one can select those of interest, as well as  "tagging", to be able to label and find the podcasts you want.

Dhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Podcasting


Audio Online - General

Digital Audio Production

Developed by: OneWorld Type of resource: MS Word  files Target audience: General, Trainers Cost: Free  access

This workshop kit for trainers includes introductions to digital editing,  encoding, Cool Edit and Sound Forge. Part of the Multimedia Training  Kit.

Dhttp://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/mmtk/audi o.shtml


Web Radio - General

DarkIce

Developed by: Tyrell Hungary Type of resource: WebSite Target audience: General Cost: Free access

DarkIce is an IceCast, IceCast2 and ShoutCast live audio streamer. It takes  audio input from a sound card, encodes it into mp3 and/or Ogg Vorbis, and sends  the streams to one or more IceCast, ShoutCast and/or IceCast2 servers. In  combination with IceCast, it is an excellent tool to generate online radio  stations.

Dhttp://darkice.sourceforge.net/


ICECAST

Developed by: ICECAST Type of resource: WebSite Target audience: General Cost: Free access

Icecast is an audio broadcasting system that streams music in the Ogg Vorbis  format, and is available under the terms of the GNU GPL. In combination with  DarkIce, it is an excellent tool to generate web radio.

Dhttp://www.icecast.org/


BBC Training: Radio

Developed by: BBC Type of resource: Web  article Target audience: General Cost: Free access

The BBC offers a series of on-line radio courses which cover all aspects of  technical and operational radio skills. There are four courses focussing on the  use of Cool Edit Pro (also available in shareware but with fewer features),  which range from recording basics to editing to mixing down. The courses do  require a broadband connection and are of ten to fifteen minute duration. *  getting started with Cool Edit Pro - recording, saving and playing audio

Dhttp://www.bbctraining.com/radio.asp


NGO-in-a-Box: Audio and Video edition

Developed by: Tactical Technology Type of resource: Software downloads and resources Target audience: General Cost: Free access

"The Audio and Video edition of NGO-in-a-Box is a toolkit that lowers the  entry level for NGOs, non-profits and media activists wanting to use audio and  video for social change. It is a collection of Free and Open Source Software  (FOSS) tools, documentation and tutorials that introduce you to the world of  FOSS and the low-cost technology that is transforming the balance of forces in  the realm of media production."

Dhttp://audiovideo.ngoinabox.org/


Audio Online - Software

Audicity: Free sound editing tools

Developed by: Audacity team Type of resource: Software Target audience: General Cost: Free access

Audacity is an audio editor available free of charge for all operating  systems. It can be used to record sounds, play sounds, import and export WAV,  AIFF, and MP3 files, edit sounds using Cut, Copy and Paste (with unlimited  Undo), mix tracks together, or apply effects to your recordings.

Dhttp://audacity.sourceforge.net/

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