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Basic Audiobook Editing Techniques

Learn how to record and process Audiobooks. Dan Lenard, The Home Studio Master, shares some basic Audiobook editing tips and tricks.

What Microphone to use when Recording an Audiobook

Use a good studio condenser mic. It should cost more than $200. Some examples would be:

  • Audio Technica 2035
  • AKG Perception series
  • The CAD E100s (great side rejection)
  • Harlan Hogan VO-1A

Brief History of the Audiobook

Audiobooks in a digital format are relatively new. But, the origins of Audiobooks actually go back to the 1930s. Audiobooks were often used as a means of education in schools and libraries. They were commonly refereed to as “talking books”. The “talking books” were recorded on analog cassette tapes and vinyl records. Once the internet was invented, Audiobooks became widely available for download. Audiobooks are now available online from many different sources.

Where To Download/Buy/Sell Audiobooks

  • audiobooks.com
  • iTunes
  • Audible
  • Overdrive
  • Amazon
  • Google Play
  • Barnes & Noble
  • ACX

Digital Audiobook Formats

The most common digital Audiobook formats are:

  • MP3
  • WMA (Windows Media Audio)
  • AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)

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