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Which Audio Recording Software Is Best For Recording Audiobooks? ACX Reviews The Top Digital Workstation Apps

Which Audio Recording Software Is Best For Recording Audiobooks? ACX Reviews The Top Digital Workstation Apps | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it

"There are many DAWs (Digital Audio Workstation software) available for purchase, and choosing the right one can feel overwhelming. It’s important to remember that many of these programs are created with music recording in mind, and you likely won’t need all the bells and whistles for your voiceover work."


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Sirenetta Leoni's curator insight, September 20, 2013 7:51 PM

This article covers options ranging from the free Audacity to ProTools, the full version of which costs $700, and gives the pros and cons of each.

 

As the author correctly points out, voice actors often end up buying way more complicated software than they really need. Unless you're producing music, or plan to, you don't necessarily need the recording software with all the bells and whistles. 

 

We also suggest scrolling through the comments. There are some good alternative suggestions and helpful feedback from fellow voice actors on the types of recording software they've used successfully to record audiobooks.

 

Word...feel free to skip over the 2-3 know-it-all gas bags that inevitably show up in every comments section of this type whose sole purpose in pontificating and arguing is to prove to everyone else that their knowledge base is bigger...

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As Audiobooks Boom, Publishers Get Inventive With Sound-Only Recipes, Puzzles, How-Tos

As Audiobooks Boom, Publishers Get Inventive With Sound-Only Recipes, Puzzles, How-Tos | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Audiobooks’ rise in popularity is giving publishers confidence to move beyond lean-back listening.
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Audiobooks to Get You Through the Most Distracted of Times - The New York Times

Audiobooks to Get You Through the Most Distracted of Times - The New York Times | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
New fiction by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Barack Obama’s accent game, a Wilco frontman’s memoir and romance by Vonnegut.
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'Your throat hurts. Your brain hurts': the secret life of the audiobook star | Audiobooks | The Guardian

'Your throat hurts. Your brain hurts': the secret life of the audiobook star | Audiobooks | The Guardian | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
As the business booms, narrators talk tricky accents, lonely shifts and tackling 100 pages a day
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Barnes & Noble’s New Boss Tries to Save the Chain—and Traditional Bookselling

Barnes & Noble’s New Boss Tries to Save the Chain—and Traditional Bookselling | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
CEO James Daunt, having already fixed a big U.K. book chain, has laid off once-powerful managers, overturned relationships with publishers and renovated stores in favor of a more local approach, including a focus on the smallest details. He believes the survival of bookstores is on the line.
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Google to offer audiobooks with auto-generated narrators

Google to offer audiobooks with auto-generated narrators | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Google is working on auto-generated narrators that turn any book into an audiobook. Today, only the top books get audio version
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The Neuroscience of Audiobooks | Book Riot

The Neuroscience of Audiobooks | Book Riot | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Consider some of the recent studies around the neuroscience of audiobooks, or how listening to audiobooks affects our brains.
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The Trouble With ACX. This is going to be a pretty niche… | by Travis Baldree | Sep, 2020

The Trouble With ACX. This is going to be a pretty niche… | by Travis Baldree | Sep, 2020 | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
This is going to be a pretty niche article, but I’m a niche person. I’m an audiobook narrator — I’ve narrated over 100 titles, I’m good at it, and I’m pretty successful. It’s a lovely industry filled…
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10 favorite audiobook narrators (plus 30 excellent audiobooks they narrate) –

10 favorite audiobook narrators (plus 30 excellent audiobooks they narrate) – | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
This round-up of favorite retellings, adaptations, and Austen-inspired books celebrates the vibrant wit and dependable comfort of Jane Austen.
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Audible Launches New Unlimited Subscription Tier Audible Plus

Audible Launches New Unlimited Subscription Tier Audible Plus | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Audible has announced a new service being introduced in preview that will provide unlimited listening to a curated library of audio entertainment. Audible Plus will provide subscribers access to 68,000 hours of content from more than 11,000 original productions, audiobooks, and podcasts. The new offering will be available for $7.95 per month. Audible will continue…
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Listen Up: The Benefits of Audiobooks for Your Heart and Mind | Book Riot

Listen Up: The Benefits of Audiobooks for Your Heart and Mind | Book Riot | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Love to listen to your books? Here’s what experts are saying about the mental, physical, and emotional benefits of audiobooks.
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Psychological benefits of audiobooks
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As Audiobook Market Grows, Narrators of Color Find Their Voice - The New York Times

As Audiobook Market Grows, Narrators of Color Find Their Voice - The New York Times | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Publishers are increasingly seeking out audio talent that reflects the race and experience of the books’ authors and characters. But what constitutes a black, Latino or Asian voice?
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The Audio Publishers Association Sales and Consumer Survey Results

New York, New York (PRWEB) June 18, 2020 -- Audiobook sales and consumption continues to grow according to recently released results from the Audio Publishers
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The Voice of God. (And Knausgaard, Whitman, Machiavelli … ) - The New York Times

The Voice of God. (And Knausgaard, Whitman, Machiavelli … ) - The New York Times | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
How Edoardo Ballerini became the audiobook world’s most reliable narrator.
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Wonderfully written...

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Audiblegate! The incredible story of missing sales

Audiblegate! The incredible story of missing sales | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Here's a tale of a giant in the tech and online retail industry you'll struggle to believe.
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Lost in translation: Why audio description must be placed on the accessibility agenda

Lost in translation: Why audio description must be placed on the accessibility agenda | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Blind and visually impaired people use audio description to consume TV and video content. It needs to become more widely available.
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Audible bows to publisher pressure on audiobook return policy - Good e-Reader

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The Secrets to Success as an Audiobook Narrator

The Secrets to Success as an Audiobook Narrator | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Building a career out of reading books takes commitment, research—and, probably, a sound booth in your home.
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Art Garfunkel lends voice to Sanford Greenberg's memoir audiobook

Art Garfunkel lends voice to Sanford Greenberg's memoir audiobook | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Sanford Greenberg’s memoir is titled “Hello Darkness, My Old Friend: How Daring Dreams and Unyielding Friendship Turned One Man’s Blindness Into an Extraordinary Vision for Life.”
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We Need to Talk About Audible

We Need to Talk About Audible | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Bestselling author Cory Doctorow on his crowdfunded effort to tip the scales against Audible's DRM-enforced market dominance.
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A shot across Audible’s bow from a credible source...
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Business Musings: The Trainwreck –

Business Musings: The Trainwreck – | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
I’m sure you’ve all gotten the question lately: How are you going to survive as a writer with the crisis in the publishing industry? Every news outlet —well, at least every news outlet that reports…
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The Harmful Impact of Audible Exclusive Audiobooks

The Harmful Impact of Audible Exclusive Audiobooks | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Amazon creeping monopoly on the audiobook industry through Audible pushes independent bookstores and libraries out of audiobook distribution.
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Overdrive is going to acquire RBMEDIA

Overdrive is going to acquire RBMEDIA | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Overdrive has announced that they are going to acquire the RB Media library business in a bid to further consolidate their power. This deal is being done so Overdrive can have a wider selection of audiobooks published by Recorded Books and also offer thousands of additional magazines from Zinio. RB Media currently has a portfolio of 45,000 exclusive titles through its various brands, including Recorded Books, Tantor Media, HighBridge, Kalorama Audio, ChristianAudio, Gildan Media, GraphicAudio, W. F. Howes in the United Kingdom, and Wavesound in Australia. Overdrive will be getting access to all of this content, as well as stuff
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Publishers Weekly - June 15, 2020 Fall 2020 Audio Announcements

Publishers Weekly - June 15, 2020 Fall 2020 Audio Announcements | Audiobook Business News | Scoop.it
Though the Audio Publishers Association’s full accounting of sales in 2019 has not yet been released, we know that the audio industry has recorded seven
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