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Resources for creating audio projects, from simple recordings to more complex files.
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Web Resources

  • Audio on the Web
    Chapter from Web Design in a Nutshell, 3rd ed. Available through Safari Tech Books Online.
  • Recording Tips
    Audacity's wiki on general recording techniques and fundamentals.
 

Upcoming Audio Workshops

If no session information is present, there may not be any workshops currently scheduled on this topic. See the Weigle Information Commons' WICshops page for a full list of upcoming workshops.

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Introduction

USB headsetThe Weigle Information Commons provides equipment and expertise to help get you started on your audio project. Whether borrowing a microphone, editing in Audacity, or uploading audio to the web, this guide should serve as a hub for informational resources and useful contacts.

 

Recording Tips

The best way to reduce noise in your recordings is to prevent it entering your sound material at all. Here are some simple tips:

  • Turn off your refrigerator, furnace, or air conditioner during the recording session.
  • Be mindful of telephones, cell phones, pagers, ticking clocks, lawnmowers, etc.
  • Avoid locating the recording session near airports, trains, fire stations, noisy dorm halls etc.
  • If at all possible, avoid recording outdoors where noise is difficult to control.
  • Hang blankets on the walls to dampen a live room, or record in a room with carpeting.
  • If possible, record in a basement to help isolate your session from outside noise.
  • Record late at night to reduce traffic noise leaking in from outside.
  • Avoid fluorescent lighting and keep cell phones a good distance away from any equipment.
 

Books in the Catalog (Franklin)

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The Art of Digital Audio Recording - Steve Savage
Call Number: TK7881.4 .S38 2011
Publication Date: 2011

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Music Technology - Julio d'Escrivan
Call Number: ML74 .E83 2012
Publication Date: 2012

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Podcasting Hacks - Jack D. Herrington
Call Number: Available as an e-book through Safari Tech Books Online
Publication Date: 2005

 

Contact WIC

Please contact us with questions!

Weigle Information Commons
wic1@pobox.upenn.edu
215-746-2660

 

PennWIC Blog on Audio

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