Burning Down the House: Ripping, Recording, Remixing and More!

BY WARREN COHEN

August 7, 2003

These days, even grandma knows how to burn her own CD. But she might not be able to cross-fade or pitch-correct between tracks like a DJ. Burning provides all of us with the techniques of pro studios engineers and expert turntablists, and tells the last few luddites how to swipe music off the Net. In the For Dummies style, it can get moronic ("When making a driving mix, try to pick lots of songs with up-tempo rhythms.) But even savvy users will learn something.