I have a one-hour audio recording that I want to split into chapters so I can go back and forth while listening. How do I do that? I tried splitting by markers and then into different tracks in Garageband but don't know how to get it to separate into different "chapters". Do I have to export each track individually and then burn them? Does Roxio Toast 8 have something to do it? iDVD? Thanks for any help!!!
I think most DAW's (digital audio workstations) will easily do what you ask. There is a learning curve - sometimes steep. Unfortunately, I haven't worked with inexpensive ones on the Mac. I have done editing on a Windows PC with Sound Forge.
Here's a very good process description of converting LP's to digital audio files. I think it's very important important to have proper grounding, the inverse RIAA curve, and good de-clicking software. I suspect good plug-ins will be essential (for good sound).
Some possible Mac-based DAW's or sound editors might be:
Apple's Soundtrack Pro
Apple's Logic Pro
Cakewalk's Sonar Home Studio 6
Cakelwalk's Sonar 6 Studio Edition
BIAS’s SoundSoap 2
Roxio's CD Spin Doctor (Toast 6/7)
If you have an Intel-based Mac, you could use a number of Windows DAW's, if you own Windows XP.
A good sound card or external phono preamp may also be helpful in reducing unnecessary noise. See these links:
Hi! My audio was on CD, and I imported it into Garageband, and divided it onto different tracks. I have Roxio Toast 8 to burn it. I HAVE in the past brought audio cassette tapes and recorded them also. The sound was good enough for what I needed. My big issue is that if I listen to a CD in my car, every time I stop my car, when I start, the CD starts over! So I wanted to put chapters on my audio tapes. Thanks for any help.
With Spin Doctor, how do you work it? I will try that out...
Well, I figured it's in the "auto" preferences when you hit the memory key, the audio switches to FM or something. What I did to break into chapters is just keep deleting all the other chapters, individually saving each one as mp4 & then burning on the same cd. it works but it is VERY timeconsuming. Thanks! Karen