Cooking with Linux - Your Voice, Forever Etched in Electrons

You want to record a simple voice message on your Linux system. It seems like an easy enough thing—until you need a certain audio format, complex edits, special effects and other audio tweaks. However, it's still pretty easy.

Marcel Gagné is an award-winning writer living in Waterloo, Ontario. He is the author of the all-new Moving to Free Software, his sixth book from Addison-Wesley. He also makes regular television appearances as Call for Help's Linux guy. Marcel is also a pilot, a past Top-40 disc jockey, writes science fiction and fantasy, and folds a mean Origami T-Rex. He can be reached via e-mail at You can discover lots of other things (including great Wine links) from his Web site at