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Subject: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: harpgirl
Date: 15 Nov 04 - 09:39 PM

I know that many of you (like BillD) have already discovered this program from SoundForge, which is free. But I installed it last night and tonight I am burning CD's with sound effects mixed in, and with mistakes and breathing easily taken out. This is a very simple program for recording and mixing using just a basic microphone on a Windows 98 platform. I am wild about it! With a stereo mic like one used for MiniDisc recording I think the sound will be pretty darn good!

Once I save the project, I just transmit it to wav with one click in the program and import it to Windows Media Player and burn a CD! A monkey could do it! So I will be putting at least one of Marion's songs onto CD to send to her.

I finally found a program that is super easy!!!! Cool! (and free)

But Art knows how long it takes me to get the stuff into a mailer and out of my house.....

any comments from other users?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Jeep man
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 12:01 AM

Hey, Harpgirl. Where can I get this program? I sorely need it. Jim


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: harpgirl
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 12:13 AM

Look here, JM : Audacity download page


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 07:48 AM

yep...my wife's been using it to make CDs from mini-disk recordings and editing out the garbage as she goes...great program! I have several projects in mind.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: MMario
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 08:56 AM

love it.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: GUEST,Arkie
Date: 16 Nov 04 - 09:47 AM

It is certainly easy to use and there is a newer version now available. I have not found any differences so far in the older version I had been using. This one might save to MP3 format.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: treewind
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 03:18 AM

It's always been able to save in MP3 format but you have to install the MP3 encoding library separately. (done that way to prevent Audacity's creators from getting involved in any patent/licencing disputes: MP3 encoders are supposed to be licenced by Fraunhofer Labs)

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: chris nightbird childs
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 03:22 AM

How do you send the MP3's to a website though? I've been trying desperately to get some music on my site...


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: katlaughing
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 03:46 AM

I love the program, too, harpie and I found out about it in an old thread right here at Mudcatland! I've been using it to record old reel-to-reel to my harddrive. When I have more time, I'll look into using the bells and whistles to do some clean up.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 04:05 AM

How many times am I gonna have to answer that question for you Chris?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: GUEST,harpgirl
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 10:23 AM

How do you do that kat? Can you give the steps?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: GUEST,Uncle Jaque
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 10:57 AM

I downloaded Audacity last night, but can't seem to get it to open any of my .MIDI or Mp3 files - or anything else, for that matter.

Sometimes it puts a jiggelly line on the window, but when I click "play" it just "clicks" - then silence.

I downloaded the accessory thing, but it seems to be in a ZIP format, so I'll have to look for my unzipping utility.... provided I have one.

Was using "PicoZip" trailware for about 2 years before it went nutz on me and I uninstalled it - will have to look for the MS zip thing, whatever that might be...

Will that Mp3 thing self-install after it is unzipped?

I also noticed that it has issues with Norton protected Recycle Bin; although I replaced Norton with E-Secure AV some time ago, my RB still says "Norton Protected" on it.   Is that a problem with Audacity?
How do I "un-protect" said RB if it is?

It looks like an interesting utility if I can ever figure out how to make it work.   Having tried several such virtual recording - studio programs, I have yet to find one that I've been able to make any sense out of, much less been able to actually use them for anything.

Now I'm beginning to sense that Audacity just might be another one of 'em.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: chris nightbird childs
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 12:13 PM

I didn't ask you Clint...

: )~


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: treewind
Date: 17 Nov 04 - 12:53 PM

Try 7Zip for your zip handling requirements (free Windows software)

Audacity doesn't do anything much with MIDI, and needs the extra MP3 library to handle MP3s. There's a link from the Audacity site.

You should be able to record and read .WAV files without any problems.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 06:40 PM

From PC Pro Magazine

Audacity Tutorial Page1
Audacity Tutorial Page2
Audacity Tutorial Page3
Audacity Tutorial Page4


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 07:41 PM

More tutorials. This time from PC Plus Magazine


Introducing Audacity

Recording With Audacity

Digital Effects With Audacity


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Amos
Date: 23 Nov 04 - 07:55 PM

Chris:

You need access to a directory on the web somewhere (meaning on a computer that is serving files for the world-wide web). You place the MP3s in that directory. This can be done with a FTP application. If you have a Mac it can be done by drag-and-drop.

Once you know the path to the MP3 files, you edit your web page with an HTML link that say <_href_=http_://URL_of_server/directory/mp3filename.mp3_>Name of Song

(You don't use those underscor4es -- I just put them in so the browser won't think the line above is supposed to be a link in thios post).

When someone looking at your web page clicks on such a link, the browser will send a message to the server indicated asking for the MP3 file to be sent, and it will start to download.

A


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: harpgirl
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 01:35 AM

...thanks for the links, George. I discovered compression last night and it solved lots of problems. Still trying to figure out how to do multitracks with this. Any advice?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 01:41 AM

Amos, I'm about as far from an HTML expert as you can get, but shouldn't there be an "a" and a space after the first angle bracket and before "href"? That's the way it works here in mudcatville, anyway. Then "/a" within angle brackets at the end.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Ed.
Date: 24 Nov 04 - 03:59 PM

You're right Mark, but it's only a typo on Amos's part, I'm sure. It doesn't really matter, as Chris has been given numerous clear explanations on other threads but doesn't (or is unable to) follow simple instructions.

Oh yes, I think Audacity is really excellent too.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: chris nightbird childs
Date: 25 Nov 04 - 12:54 AM

I'd LOVE to know who Ed thinks he is trying to put me down like that!
Golden Raspberry to YOU my boy...
= )~


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Amos
Date: 12 May 07 - 05:34 PM

Quite right, an omission on my part.

1. Create the MP3
2. Transfer the MP3 to a known directory on a computer that is running a webserver.
3. Edit your HTML links to point to that file using the standard ahref= construction.

For details on writing the links see the Mudcat HTML instructions thread.
To do transfers use any simple FTP client (stands for File Transfer Protocol).

Once you get one right you'll be free forever.


A


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Jim Lad
Date: 12 May 07 - 05:59 PM

Been keeping you awake at nights for two and a half years I'll bet.
Cheers, Amos.
Jim


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 13 May 07 - 01:17 AM

I am learning to play Bluegrass banjo. I discovered Audacity quite some time ago. I first used it to record myself practicing. However, I have been using it more to slow down recordings of banjo tunes that I am trying to learn. It is a great tool.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Jim Lad
Date: 13 May 07 - 01:56 AM

So anybody: Why is my audio coming through the speakers alright but Audacity isn't picking it up? I've tried Microphone & Line options but it's not coming through. It did record once or twice but with very poor quality.
AAAAaaaaaaaaargh!

I'm okay!
Jim


I'll be fine.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 13 May 07 - 03:22 AM

Check your soundcard options - we had the opposite problem where it played the Audacity files but nothing else. Manitas poked it about a bit and now it's OK.

I'm a Luddite myself, so 'poked about a bit' is as technical as I get.

LTS


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Jim Lad
Date: 13 May 07 - 01:12 PM

Check your soundcard options .. Will do as soon as I know what that means. In the meantime, it's mother's day. I promised them a trip to the beach!
Thank You.
Jim


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Peace
Date: 13 May 07 - 01:25 PM

"I'm a Luddite myself, so 'poked about a bit' is as technical as I get."

It's a bit too high-teck for me. If the hammer doesn't work, get a bigger hammer.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: danensis
Date: 13 May 07 - 03:35 PM

Is there something similar for Linux? Most of the things I've looked at so far need lots of poking around in the Colonel, which sounds very messy,

John


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 13 May 07 - 10:01 PM

It was originally written for Linux. A search will turn it up - even for Fedora 6 - it should show up in one of the potential packages than can be added in Yum or Yumextender if you have that.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Sorcha
Date: 13 May 07 - 10:05 PM

Audacity, very easy recording...you gotta be KIDDING me. Audacity is NOT user friendly. The Help file is useless, the link in the Help file doesn't work, neither the Help File nor the actual website (finally found with Google) address the issues I need,.....sheesh. There must be another program somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Bill D
Date: 13 May 07 - 10:40 PM

wow, Sorcha...do you have something strange to do? Audacity usually cooperates fine for folks.

Did you look here?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Jim Lad
Date: 13 May 07 - 10:55 PM

She did, Bill and pm'd the link to me. Sorcha's probably frustrated from trying to help me. The link is good though & I've registered for the forum which is full of people who know as little as I do being helped by people like you.
Cheers!
Jim


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 14 May 07 - 03:39 AM

I found Polderbits quite good when I needed to record some stuff form analogue tape (as WAVs) then edit it into tracks then save as MP3s to email to people. It has a 14 day free trial with all features enabled and I got considerable email support during that period. After the 14 days it is not expensive to buy and I am considering whether to do that.

I have also used Audacity to record and then QuickAudio to convert to MP3, but I have not tried any of the really clever bits of Audacity.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Dave Roberts
Date: 14 May 07 - 06:53 AM

I use Audacity for recording music clips for a local quiz. It works like a dream for equalisation, compression, fading in/out and the odd bit of editing. I've used it every week now for 60 weeks and it's never let me down.
Bob Webb and I also use it in his studio for editing CD tracks in the form of WAV files and it can work wonders. Highly recommended.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Grab
Date: 14 May 07 - 08:38 AM

The lack of a proper VST user interface in Audacity bugs me. VST plugins can do their stuff, but it doesn't give them the hooks to display the interface properly. This means that most of them come up with a couple of dozen sliders with non-helpful names, and this makes most VST plugins unusable.

I also don't like the fact that you can't move (timeshift) sections of track, only the complete track. Often enough, there's one chord which is slightly off the beat, and I just want to shuffle that across a bit. But in Audacity, that requires a bunch of copy-and-pasting which is just a pain.

Still, I'll keep using it because I can't justify spending on anything better yet. :-/

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Jim Lad
Date: 14 May 07 - 10:42 AM

One word: Vista!
I'm running updates right now to see if I can get my Lightscribe driver back. Audacity showed up as being incorrectly installed and incompatible with Vista in its current form.

Good Morning All!
from the bright & sunny Highlands.
Jim


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 15 May 07 - 12:14 AM

I could never get Audacity to work right. It didn't pick up anything (no doubt the sound card problem.) Are there updates that might be more user friendly now?

SRS


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Jim Lad
Date: 15 May 07 - 01:10 AM

(no doubt the sound card problem.) ???
I was thinking that myself but I'm getting sound out of the speakers.
Also, I've taken a signal from the 1/8" stereo output on the interface and plugged that into the line in. Audacity can record me now but there'll be no real quality in it.
Therefor: I would guess that the problem lies in my configuration. Audacity & the Soundcard seem fine.
I'm happy now but will be happier when the interface does what it's supposed to.
Thanks for your help, yous!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: JohnB
Date: 15 May 07 - 09:29 AM

It has worked great for me all the time I have used it. Whatever is coming out of the speakers at the time can be recorded through Audacity.
You can then play with it(the recording) as much as your desires and abilities will allow. The minimum you should do is to trim the ends of the track to get rid of what you don't want and to "Normalize" the whole track.
Audacity needs an extra programme to produce MP3's, all you need to do is follow the instructions and that works fine too.
Good Luck sorting it out, JohnB


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Jim Lad
Date: 15 May 07 - 09:43 PM

Could my hard drive be too small now that I have Vista?
Is that the problem?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 15 May 07 - 10:11 PM

oooooooo...


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Bill D
Date: 15 May 07 - 11:28 PM

for any serious audio/video recording & editing, you do need a bit of free space to manipulate things. With fairly new computers, this isn't 'usually' a problem, as spacious HDs are the norm. (I have 160 GIGS, and that is not huge)..You really should be offline also, and close all unnecessary programs so as to give your editing processes priority.

There are various things that might keep you from hearing sound...(that is, volume controls can be turned off in several places....check all menus and controls). Making sure Audacity is set right: just open Project: import audio, and load some file you know works, and play a bit..if you get sound, you go on to your project.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Jim Lad
Date: 16 May 07 - 12:10 AM

If that's disc C, I have 9.86GB free on a total of 37.2.
That's not a good thing then?
$$$


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: GUEST,RamblinStu
Date: 16 May 07 - 06:18 AM

I only discovered this thread yesterday. Then I downloaded Audacity last night, and made my first recording last night as well, and it works fine.

Obviously I will need to be some tweaking and adjusting to improve the quality but I am very pleased with the system. Thanks Mudcat

While I'm here, does anyone have any advice as to what type of microphone would be best to use?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 16 May 07 - 08:08 AM

"what type of microphone would be best to use? "

Normally, the brief answer to that has been 'the best you can afford', however these days I have noticed what appear to be 'Chinese made' plasticy looking mikes intended for 'karaoke' style use which are amazingly cheap. I don't know about the quality, has anybody tried them seriously?

You will also get lots of varying advice on all sort of construction types of mikes, which various people swear by (and some at!) for various purposes.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: treewind
Date: 16 May 07 - 08:42 AM

Yes, I've used a mic that looked and sounded like it came out of a Christmas cracker. You get what you pay for.

Seriously, there are a lot of cheap Chinese mics that are incredibly good value for money, but they are very variable and the Chinese still haven't got all of the manufacturing secrets of the likes of Neumann, Schoeps, Sennheiser, Beyer and Audio-Technica.

First thing: what are you plugging the mic into? Does it have phantom power? If it does, get a condenser.
The Audio Technica AT2020 is a fairly foolproof jack-of-all trades mic that doesn't cost a fortune.

You can also get a long way with a pair of Shure SM57's and a decent low noise preamp. It what you do with them that counts, just like musical instruments.

Anahata


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 16 May 07 - 09:19 AM

"It what you do with them that counts"

... as the actress said to the bishop...


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Jim Lad
Date: 16 May 07 - 10:12 AM

AKG is my affordable choice. I have an AKG C100S which uses a wide range of phantom power but also takes a 9 volt battery and the AKG Perception 100 which must have 48 volt phantom power to operate.
Both are around the $200 but cut that price in half for online purchases.
AKG parts are manufactured in Austria or Germany and assembled in China, thereby keeping the price down.
As for the Chinese knock-offs. You really do get what you pay for.
Lots of opinions on mikes around here. Good luck with it.
A bright sunny good morning to all,
from the Highlands.
Jim

p.s. I got my Lightscribe back. Making steady progress here.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Jim Lad
Date: 16 May 07 - 06:42 PM

Audacity is starting to shape up now. Thanks all of you for your help.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Jim Lad
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 01:26 AM

Well it shaped up, to a point.
The simple truth of the matter is, I'm a complete eejit when it comes to this stuff so I searched "Eejit proof studio, free download" and got "Mixcraft 3.0" which seems to be more user friendly and also allows me to store it as mp3, without breaking into any other applications.
Anybody tried it?

Mixcraft 3.0


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Nick
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 07:41 AM

Haven't tried that one but have tried Reaper which is an excellent program with video help and a manual


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: John Hardly
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 08:12 AM

weird.

I just tried to download it twice. I directed it to my desktop and when the download was complete, no audacity on my desktop -- or anywhere else that i could find on my computer.

If it works as easily as it downloads.........I'm in trouble.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 08:42 AM

Once it is 'on your dsktop', that's just the package file - you need to install it. Did you read the instructions how to install it on the place you got it from?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 08:49 AM

ah second thought - I always direct it to a special dedicated download area directory - may be yo need to refresh your desktop - or do you have more than one 'desktop'... (directory named desktop)


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: John Hardly
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 08:55 AM

Only one desktop. And I did a program search and found nothing. Really the weirdest damn thing ever. It's just not there after the download.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: John Hardly
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 09:27 AM

It finally came up in the search of my computer (still don't know where it was). Installed fine. Now to record.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Jim Lad
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 10:47 AM

Well? Huh?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Jim Lad
Date: 04 Jun 07 - 02:28 PM

So, the jury is out?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 05 Jun 07 - 09:27 AM

OK John - where was it hiding?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: John Hardly
Date: 05 Jun 07 - 11:01 AM

I never did figure out because I went right from the search box, double clicked and installed. I think it was in a different dimension. A dimension of time and space...


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Jim Lad
Date: 05 Jun 07 - 02:14 PM

Well it turns out that "Mixcraft" is a "Try it free for 7 days" deal which will cost $50 for a key code in order to keep it.
I am so impressed with this one though that I may well buy it.
(when I've used all of my E-mail accounts up)
I think this is the one that I tested earlier this year when they were introducing it to the market.
On another note:
I'm getting a lot of Bumps and Crackles in Playback mode. Any suggestions other than loose connections?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 04:17 PM

I recorded a lecture yesterday, and wanted to separate it into five-minute segments for burning onto a CD. I found the terminology a little strange, so I actually had to resort to reading the tutorial. Under the "analyze" menu, there's a section for generating "labels" that split a large file into sections. Then you go to the "file" menu and select "export multiples" to generate separate WAV files that can then be burned onto a CD.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Will Fly
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 04:51 PM

That's interesting, Joe. I've been recording whole sides from my LPs to convert them into CDs. Then I've been going through, cutting out tracks and then importing them into new Audacity files to clean up and then convert into WAV files.

Sounds like this analyze function could make the whole procedure much quicker.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Tootler
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 07:03 PM

There is a relevant audacity tutorial here


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: jeddy
Date: 17 Jun 09 - 07:22 PM

instead of recording using the mic, i connect it to the headpnone socket of the stereo, i am turning cassettes into mp3 it's a long proccess but when i can be bothered, i am sure it will be worth it.

take care all

jade x x


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 18 Jun 09 - 09:33 PM

The general page for all of their/Tootler's tutorials is found at Audacity Tutorials


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Tootler
Date: 19 Jun 09 - 06:13 PM

Not my tutorials, but Audacity's. I had reason to use the splitting up a large file tutorial recently.

The recorder orchestra I play in did a "spot" at the (UK) national recorder festival and I recorded the performance, which meant setting up a mic and my Edirol R09, pressing record and running back to my seat to play. The resulting large file of a concerto in three movements had then to be split into separate tracks, one for each movement. The Audacity tutorial proved very easy to follow and it worked very well.

If you are interested, you can hear the result here The piece in question is the Steve Marshall Recorder Concerto. Before anyone makes remarks about the amount of reverb, the performance was in a School Gym, so you can imagine what the room acoustics were like [grin]


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Peace
Date: 26 Aug 09 - 12:42 AM

Refresh.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: GUEST,Jeff Dexter
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 04:21 PM

I love audacity.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 04:34 PM

Since I switched to Windows 7, I haven't been able to get Audacity to record the sound output from my computer. I think that's some effort of Microsoft to prevent me from bootlegging from YouTube and online music services. Oh, well....I suppose that was mostly what I might have done with it.

I just finished a recording project that I did with my Zoom Handy H2 recorder, edited with Audacity. It worked very well. My son has Mac-based recording software that's a huge step beyond Garage Band, and it is lots better than Audacity. It costs a bundle, though; and Audacity is free.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: bradfordian
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 05:48 PM

I used Audacity to create a duet for the Mudcat Seasonal CD (UNTIL THE DARK TIME ENDS)As my singing partner is 150 miles away and we have not yet met each other, this was achieved by exchanging Audacity sound files over the internet, and I did the final mixing. An interesting mini project and you can judge if it works when you buy the MUDCAT CDs!!!!

bradfordian


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 08 Sep 11 - 06:01 PM

Try this Joe.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Joe Offer
Date: 09 Sep 11 - 03:30 AM

Hi, Jon-
That's exactly what I did with Windows Vista, and it worked fine. I tried it with Windows Vista and Audacity and everything looks fine on Audacity screen - but I don't get a signal when I try to record.

On the Audacity Device Toolbar toward the top of my screen, there's a little microphone icon. To the right of that, I have selected "stereo mix." To the right of that, I have selected "2 stereo input channels." I think those two should be the proper settings for input.

But when I try to record, nothing.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Tech: Audacity: Very easy recording!
From: Arkie
Date: 09 Sep 11 - 09:50 AM

Joe you might try MP3myMP3 to do the recording. It is freeware and records to MP3 and Wav. If it works or doesn't it could help narrow down the issues. It is supposed to work with Windows 7 and Vista. I used it when I had issues with using Audacity for recording from the computer.   

mp3mymp3


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