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Your Turn: Get Recording
Make and share an album without leaving your desk.
Your computer likely has a built-in microphone, but for clearer sound, try a noise-canceling version like Logitech's USB Desktop Microphone. bestbuy.com
Feel the Beat
The music software GarageBand is like a tiny recording studio right on your Mac: Sing along to imported songs or mix beats to make a new tune. Mixcraft is a similar program for PCs. acoustica.com
Spread your sound to thousands of listeners on unsigned.com, a community of passionate music lovers who share and comment on one another's tracks.
Make It Physical
Visit pressit.com to design artwork that you can print and use as a CD-case insert. For a more professional look, Amazon's CreateSpace lets you upload photos and text, and then prints the complete CD—right down to the barcode.