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Home Recording for Beginners by Geoffrey Francis

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Chapter 3. What Else Do I Need to Know?

There is surprisingly little technical knowledge that you need to acquire before you can get started seriously on your recording path. The way to go is to follow the same philosophy that we used during the 30-day course. The time to dig deeper is when you feel you need to. Right now, we’re going to examine a small number of important issues in more depth. After that, it’s up to you.

Audio Formats

During the 30-day foundation course, you were introduced to two audio formats—WAV format and MP3 format. If you are using a PC (as opposed to a Mac), these are the two formats that you are likely to use the most. However, there are other formats that you may need to use from time to time. Let’s have a brief look at ...

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