Instead of Audioactive Production
Studio you can also use dBpowerAMP
Music Converter (db).
Click here for their
- wma and other codexs are freely
available from them.
2. For converting a wav file to
an mp3 using non-studio software,
like db, you will also
the LAME codecs.
3. If the sound is too soft,
you will need to use a function called
normalise which brings the
sound waves up to maximum - this option
is available with db.
4. When recording, it's best
to choose mono - this is not
only to save space, but balance is
achieved when recordings are poor.
Otherwise the right channel could
be loud and the left soft, making
it uncomfortable to listen to.
5. When recording, don't
stop the pc recorder while changing
sides. Carry on recording until the
tape comes to the end. Then examine
the sound waves - a large blank space
appears where you changed side. Highlight
this area and press delete. This will
neatly join side 1 with side 2.
6. Sound levels - keep the
Microphone volume on Volume Control
low, and boost the incoming signal
by increasing the volume on your hi-fi
set. This will reduce the background
noise levels. A setting between 25
and 40% is best.
7. Using the above settings
shown in the diagram, results in mp3
filesizes of 6 to 12mb depending on
talk length. This means you can fit
about 70 talks on a single computer