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Easy Digital Music


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  • Copyright 2005
  • Dimensions: 8" x 10"
  • Pages: 224
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-3245-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-3245-3

Your home PC is a virtual concert just waiting to happen. Your PC can become a complete audio entertainment center with song you download or tracks already in your music collection. Easy Digital Music will teach you the basics of creating, enhancing, organizing and distributing digital music on your PC. Discover the best websites for downloading music, ways to convert your cassettes and record albums into digital music files and tips on using iTunes, Roxio Easy Media Creator 7, Windows Media Player and MusicMatch software. Digital music can be easily transferred to other computers or your MP3 player and Easy Digital Music will show you how it's done. Create a soundtrack for your life at work, at home and at play.

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Table of Contents

1. Understanding Digital Music.
    Creating Your Own Wave File.
    Saving the Wave File.
    Playing Your Sound File.
    Quality Comparisons.
    What Is CD Quality?
    Playing Your Sound File.
    What Is MP3?
    Using System Sounds.
    Using MIDI Sound Files.
    Legal Issues and File Types.
    Subscription and Streaming Formats.
    Charting the PC Formats.
2. Getting Digital Music with Easy Media Creator 7.
    Getting Started with Easy Media Creator 7.
    Ripping a CD.
    Burning an Audio CD from Saved Files.
    Burning a "Real" Audio CD.
    Creating an MP3 Disc.
    Creating an Image File Using Disc Details.
    Burning an Image File.
    Copying an Audio CD.
    Continuing a CD Project.
    Setting Project Properties.
    Capturing Music from LPs or Cassettes.
    Recording into Sound Editor.
3. Using Napster for Online Music.
    Napster Lets You Create a Library of Online Music.
    Setting Up Napster.
    Exploring the Napster Window.
    Using the Napster Library.
    Using the Napster Playlist.
    Burning Your Playlist.
    Finding Tracks on Napster.
    Buying a Track from Napster.
    Using Your Napster Tracks.
    Checking or Adding MP3 Tags.
    Going Deeper into Napster.
    Checking the Charts and Collections.
    Connecting a Portable Device.
4. Getting Organized with Media Manager.
    Accessing Your Files with Media Manager.
    Using Collections in Media Manager.
    The Media Manager Workspace.
    Burning Your Collections.
    Adding Tags and Using Search.
    Renaming Files in Media Manager.
    Scanning Your Computer for Media Files.
    Playing Music from Media Manager.
5. Enjoying Your Music on the PC.
    Choosing Your Default Media Player.
    Using Windows Media Player.
    Creating Playlists in Windows Media Player.
    Playing Internet Radio with Media Player.
    AutoPlaylists and Tagging in Media Player.
    Special Effects in Media Player.
    Setting Up Speakers and Headphones.
    Connecting to a Sound System.
    Recording Music from the PC.
    Using Cables and Plugs.
    The Newest Gizmos.
6. Editing Your Music.
    Putting Track Transitions on an Audio CD (Creator Classic).
    Adding a Narration Audio Track.
    Merging and Splitting Tracks.
    Sound Editor Basics.
    Applying an Effect to the Whole Song (Normalize).
    Applying an Effect to Part of a Track (DeClick).
    Enhancing and Equalizing.
    Inserting Audio.
    Changing File Type and Size.
    Creating a Tiny WMA File.
7. Distributing Your Music.
    Choosing an MP3 Player.
    Installing Your MP3 Player.
    Accessing Your Player with Napster.
    Transferring Files with Napster.
    Using the MP3 Player.
    Burning Music Discs as Computer Files.
    Using a USB Jump Drive.
    Setting Up a Wireless Router.
    Sharing Your Music Folders on a Network.
    Using Your Music Network.
8. Using Popular Music Programs.
    Installing an MP3 Player Program (Rio Music Manager).
    Completing Music Manager Setup.
    Using Rio Music Manager.
    Moving Your Music with Rio Music Manager.
    Using Playlists in Rio Music Manager.
    Playing with iTunes.
    Creating iTunes Playlists.
    Using Smart Playlists in iTunes.
    Creating Your Own Smart Playlist.
    Using iTunes on the Network.
    Using MusicMatch.
    MusicMatch Radio.
    Personalizing MusicMatch.
    Downloading from MusicMatch.
    MusicMatch Playlists.
    MusicMatch AutoDJ.
    Using MusicMatch Jukebox on the Network.


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