Sometimes we overlook audio when considering all the different possibilities for multimodal composition. Even though video production is a lot easier than it used to be, don’t forget about the rich possibilities for composing with sound. Common multimodal projects that use audio include podcasts, public service announcements (PSAs), and oral histories. This page will help you find and use resources as you work with sound.
- How to Create your own Podcast
An easy-to-follow guide from About.com to get you started with podcasts.
- iLounge Podcasting Guide
More sophisticated guide to podcasting, including equipment purchases.
- Basic Audacity Guide
Audacity tips for students and teachers.
- Editing using Audacity
A Youtube video showing the editing process step-by-step.
- Help with Garage Band
Garage Band resources from Apple.
- Podcasting Equipment Guide
If you want to do professional podcasting, you’ll need some special equipment.
- Use your iPhone to Record High Quality Audio
Use the capabilities built in to your iPhone to improve audio quality
Software & Tools
Open-sourced audio editing.
- LAME for Audacity
Required to export an MP3 from Audacity; download and run after installing Audacity
- Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives
Collection of literacy narratives from around the world.
Online community for sharing your music or audio projects.
Open-source music for podcasts and videos.
- Wikimedia Commons
Find openly-licensed sound effects
Public domain free sounds
Free podcast aggregator
Apple software for uploading and sharing podcasts.
- MP3 Skype Recorder
Tool to record Skype calls; Windows only
- Record Skype/FaceTime: Ecamm Network
Tools to record FaceTime and Skype calls, free trial, Mac OS Only
- Call Recorder for iOS
Record iOS calls over VoIP; one free call with app download
- Recording a Call on Windows 10 Mobile
Record calls for free on a Windows Phone