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 have to
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 cd.