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Review: Audacity – The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor

— quote from the Audacity website —

Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

— end quote —

A friend/colleague turned me on to a wonderful “open source” audio recorder called Audacity.  Audacity not only lets you create your own audio files, but allowes you to edit them and save to popular formats.  Here is a complete list of its endless features:

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/about/features

All I can tell you is… I spent the entire afternoon playing with Audacity and was able to convert some bad quality motivational recordings I made with a hand-held micro cassette recorder into usable MP3s I can now listen to when I am out walking or working at the computer. 

Of course, IF you were making brand new audio recordings the quality would be excellent, in my case I did not have good quality to start with, but it turned out more than acceptable for my private use.  If I can hear it and understand it, I am happy!

The program is easy to use, has wonderful help files and is free!  I could not ask for more than that!  Check out the help files at:

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/

Now I am trying to figure out how to make the MP3s into a Data CD that my Sony Diskman will play as the Diskman does not have MP3 compatability.  Any ideas?

Check out Audactiy at:
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Download at:
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

Posted by Roz / BlogViewsByRoz.com

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