Recording Reading into Audacity Downloading the Program

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Recording Reading into Audacity Downloading the Program

  1. 1. Recording Reading into Audacity
  2. 2. Downloading the Program <ul><li>http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ </li></ul>
  3. 3. Two Parts to Download <ul><li>Installer </li></ul><ul><li>Mp3 encoder (LAME) </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Look for the yellow bar at the top of the window. </li></ul><ul><li>Click here for more options, and choose Download file </li></ul>1. Audacity Installer
  5. 5. <ul><li>Save the installer to the Program Files </li></ul><ul><li>Find the .exe file and double click to install </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2. LAME Mp3 Encoder <ul><li>Go to LAME download page (See link on slide 3) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Save .zip file <ul><li>Save the .zip file where you can find it (Program Files) </li></ul><ul><li>Pay attention to the name of the file </li></ul>
  8. 8. Extract the .zip files <ul><li>Double click on the .zip file that you just downloaded </li></ul><ul><li>Allow the extracted file to be created in Program Files </li></ul>
  9. 9. Open Audacity <ul><li>Use the icon on the desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Or, find Audacity in the All Programs listing of the Start menu </li></ul>
  10. 10. Audacity – Adding mp3 Encoder <ul><li>Choose Edit and Preferences </li></ul><ul><li>In the File Formats tab, choose Find Library </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>When the window above appears, choose yes, and browse to find the lame_enc.dll where you saved it in the folder of files extracted from the .zip folder (Program Files). </li></ul>
  12. 12. Recording in Audacity <ul><li>Using an internal or external microphone, click the button with the red circle to record and the button with the yellow square to stop. </li></ul>Record Stop
  13. 13. <ul><li>For the best sound, adjust the volume to keep the soundwaves from filling the grey area. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Use the button with the green arrow to play what you have recorded. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Editing <ul><li>Highlight any sections of the recording that you do not want, and use the Delete key on the keyboard to remove them </li></ul><ul><li>The recording must be stopped, not paused, to remove sections </li></ul>
  16. 16. Saving Your Work <ul><li>You can save as: </li></ul><ul><li>A project file (.aup) so that you can continue editing the sound file </li></ul><ul><li>You can export the file as: </li></ul><ul><li>A .wav file for use on your computer </li></ul><ul><li>An .mp3 to be burned to CD or moved to an mp3 player </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>All options can be found under File. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Export as mp3 <ul><li>After selecting Save as mp3, name the file (keeping the .mp3 extension) and browse to a place to save it. </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Fill in the data for the mp3 tags. This will display on your computer, stereo, or mp3 player. </li></ul><ul><li>Leave the format set to ID3v2 </li></ul><ul><li>This information is optional </li></ul><ul><li>The window below will appear while the mp3 is being created </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Test the mp3 by finding where it is saved and double clicking to open it. </li></ul><ul><li>It will probably open with Windows Media Player </li></ul><ul><li>You can right click on the file, mouse over Open with, and choose Windows Media Player from the list </li></ul>
  21. 21. Burning to a CD <ul><li>After opening the mp3 in Windows Media Player, choose Burn from the upper toolbar. </li></ul><ul><li>Check the dropdown menu under Burn to be sure that it is set to “Audio CD” </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Insert a CD and choose “Burn ‘Now Playing’” from the window on the right </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Remember to label the CD with a marker or printed sticker label </li></ul><ul><li>The resulting CD can be played in a computer, or in a standard CD player </li></ul>Final Tips

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