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Audacity Sound editing software Tutorial
Before you begin you will need: 1. Computer running XP, Vista, or Windows 7 * 2. Microphone or laptop with built in microphone. 3. The lame_enc.dll encoder. 4. Audacity software. * Audacity is also available for Mac. Windows 7 users required the beta version of Audacity.
Audacity and the encoder are free downloads: Audacity http://audacity.download-latest.com/http://audacity.download-latest.com/ Encoder http://www.dlldump.com/download-dll files_new.php/dllfiles/L/lame_enc.dll/- /download.htmlhttp://www.dlldump.com/download-dll files_new.php/dllfiles/L/lame_enc.dll/- /download.html
Step 1. Download the lame_enc.dll encoder.
I suggest you save in: Desktop and click on SAVE again.
Your setup of the lame_enc.dll is complete. You do not ever need to open this file. Later you will need to direct Audacity to the location where you saved this file. In this tutorial I saved in: DESKTOP.
Open Audacity Software
Audacity uses a straight forward approach. Use the red button to start recording, blue to pause, green arrow to listen to your recording. yellow to stop.
You can use the effects tab to edit any selected section of the recording. By using the project tab you can import sound files and edit them as well.
When your sound file is complete you can export as a wav. file or a preferred mp3 file.
To export as an MP3 click on File tab and select EXPORT as MP3.
Select a location for your finished MP3 and click SAVE.
Now is the time to locate your lame_enc.dll. Locate and click OK. Note that this screen is captured from a computer running the beta version of Audacity for Windows 7. Your screen might be slightly different.
Continue following the on screen prompts and you will have created your first MP3 file using Audacity. You can save to use on an MP3 player or insert in Movie Maker.
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