How To Create And Edit Your Own Audio Files With FREE Software

Competition on the web is hotting up. It's no longer enough to throw up a basic website and rely on passing traffic to turn up on your internet doorstep.You no longer need to invest a fortune to add audio files to your website, to record your own podcast, or create your own value added audio product
Difficulty: Moderate
Go to the first link in the resource box below
Watch the tutorial video
Download Audacity software (free) and the 'Lame' Plug-in
Plug your microphone into your computer and configure your soundcard to work with the Audacity software.
Record your audio file directly into the Audacity wave window
Edit your audio file in the Audacity window by highlighting areas of your wave-form recording you wish to delete.
Save the edited file as an Mp3
Items needed
  • A good microphone
  • Audacity Software (downloadable for free)
  • 'Lame' plug-in to create Mp3 files (also downloadable for free)
Overall tips
  • Adding audio to your website can really work well. It' s a lot easier to do than video and, if you know where to go, you can do it for free! You can get a half decent microphone for a fifth of the price of a domestic camcorder. You should be prepared to spend some money on your microphone if you can because you get what you pay for, and if you want to present a professional image with your website, podcasts and audio products, the quality of your microphone will make all the difference to the sound quality of your recordings.
Overall warnings
  • Not only can you now add audio to your website and your blog, it's possible to add Mp3 files to Adobe Acrobat PDFs. There is a much higher perceived value to a podcast than to an ordinary blog and you may find it an effective way to build and keep your valuable subscriber list. Audio products like audiobooks or recorded interviews or seminar recordings have a much higher perceived value than standard PDF eBooks. If you're looking for an easy way to create a digital downloadable product that can present information in a valuable easy-to-access way then creating Mp3 audio products are the way to go.