Tutorials to give you a practical understanding of Working with Sound

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Audacity - You cannot be without this free program when you want to work with sound. It has an incredible array of features. These tutorials will take you 'step by step' through the really useful features. Sound is one of the most important ingredients you will need to make resources or applications and Audacity will be your best friend when working with sound.  

          Find and install audacity

Install the Lame Encoder - this will enable Audacity to save files in the mp3 format which you will use in your projects.       

          Part 1-Locating the Lame Encoder

          Part 2-Installing the Lame Encoder

Testing one, two, three - All about Microphones 

          Part 1: The Microphone

          Part 2-Start using a USB microphone

          Part 3-Editing and saving the sound file

Setting up the Preferences in Audacity

          Part 1-Using Preferences to setup the microphone

          Part 2-Understanding the recording settings

          Part 3-Other settings in Preferences

Record your voice in Audacity

          Part 1-Introduction to recording voice

          Part 2-Recording voice

          Part 3-Editing the sound file and saving

Using Audacity to remove Noise from a recording

          Part 1-Removing noise from a recording

          Part 2-Removing noise from a recording

Using the Compressor in Audacity to 'even out' a recording. Reduce the loud sounds and increase the quiet sounds.

          Part 1-Introduction to the Compressor

          Part 2-The Compressor settings

          Part 3-The sound waveforms

          Part 4-Waveforms and the Compressor

          Part 5-Trial run for settings

          Part 6-Applying Compressor settings

          Part 7-Record a new sound for compressing

          Part 8-Using the Compressor to even out the sounds

Using the Stereo mix feature in Audacity to record sounds played on the computer or on the internet

          Part 1-Introduction and Setting up Stereo Mix

          Part 2-Recording a sound from the Internet

Ripping a CD - extracting the sound files for use in a project

          Part 1-Introduction to ripping a CD

          Part 2-Getting ready to Rip a CD

          Part 3-Ripping a CD

          Part 4-Editing the sound from the CD

Record from a Cassette - get the music from a cassette and put it on a computer to use in a project

          Part 1-Introduction to converting a Cassette tape to a computer sound file

          Part 2-Record music from a Cassette Tape

Record and Edit a child's voice - really useful for giving a child a very powerful voice!

          Part 1-What you need to record a childs voice

          Part 2-Editing the childs voice

          Part 3-To even out the childs sound file

          Part 4-Removing noise and leveling out the sounds

          Part 5-Overview of the Audacity 'magic' used

Freecorder - a very useful free utility to enable you to record sounds and music from the Internet. There are Privacy and internet speed issues which are covered in the 'Working with Video' Tutorials bundle which you may wish to consider before using this program )

          Part 1-Find and install Freecorder

          Part 2-Explore Freecorder Toolbar

          Part 3-Using Freecorder to record music from the Internet

          Part 4-Save and view the recorded file from Freecorder
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