We’re going to talk about taking something that you’ve written or read, and putting it into sounds so that you can either listen to it yourself, or share it with others. You may want to take on the formidable, if not rewarding, task of creating an audiobook. As surely as I sit here and type directly to you, as surely as you read this on technology that could have ended Word War II in its infancy, this task IS within your reach.
Audacity can be a fantastic audio recording and editing tool, especially because of its cross platform and open source nature. However, there may be a number of reasons why you do not wish to use Audacity, such as its lackluster interface, steep learning curve, or technical issues. If this sounds like you, there are a handful of great alternatives to Audacity that you can jump right into. If you need help weeding out some of your options, here are four recommended tools you can use.