Voice overs with Audacity – free software.

If you’ve ever thought of recording voice overs, making a podcast, or playing around with audio in general, you’ll need some recording software.

Whilst there are plenty of commercially available audio editors around, they cost money and are often quite complicated to learn.

But a programme called Audacity offers many of the same features and is pretty simple to use. It’s free, open source software and works with Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. Here are some of it’s features mentioned on the Audacity website.

* Record live audio.
* Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
* Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files.
* Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
* Change the speed or pitch of a recording.

It really is simple to record, edit, apply effects, and then save in a variety of formats including mp3.

I use it a lot, particularly for recording mp3. It’s stable and doesn’t take up much processing power. The Audacity website has screenshots too, so you can see what it looks like.

Give it a whirl!

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~ by David on 22/11/2008.