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Saturday, April 11, 2015



Are you a pianist or a singer or someone who simply loves to record audio? If you are, then you should keep reading.

Recording can be simple but to get a really good quality one will requires an additional step from recording via your device. There are a few ways to record. The most common which everybody can afford and always use is the audio recording from mobile phone. As convenient and simple as it is, the quality can be really dubious regardless of how high-tech your phone is. This is because the recording system in the phone can never be comparable with the professional microphone which is pricey.

Other than the mobile phone, there are also people who extract audio from videos. This can be the second common method used which is a little hassle as compared to using audio recorder straight away. Again, the quality of the recorded audio is usually mediocre. To use this method, the user has to convert the audio from the video into a MP3 using free software such as the free video to MP3 converter.

Regardless of which method you used, the quality of the recording is not up to the standard of what classified as professional or at least a near-to-professional. This is because most recordings usually are accompanied by noises from the background which can be very annoying to the listeners. Imagine listening to a pianist playing the piano with noises from the spinning fan. It can be very frustrating and disruptive.

Hence, there are many free softwares aim to improve the quality of audio created. One of the most prominent and commonly used is the Audacity. The icon itself is a headphone with waves in the middle, signifying exactly what it does.

This software is not only free but very useful and practical when it comes to audio editing. You can download it for free from the Internet. At zero cost and a little knowledge on how to utilize it, there is certainly no problem in making your recording to sound more professional like as though you have recorded it with a very good recording device. In fact, most studios still will edit their recordings even if they own good microphones. This shows how important editing is to ensure the final quality of the audio.

Back to Audacity, it is also a user friendly software. Why? As it is quite famous, there are many tutorials that can be found online on how to manage it. With those free video tutorials, it is possible that anybody can acquire the skill to use the software to achieve their aim. Most tutorials have very straight forward and step-by-step instructions. All the user needs to do is to follow it patiently and pause the video if necessary.

The Audacity is a very recommended audio editing software because it has many functions. Other than removing the background noise from an audio, it can also amplify any parts that you wish. From the Effect drop menu, you can find quite a long list of different effects which can make your recording sounds more professional and studio-like.

In addition, the Audacity can also perform basic tasks such as copying/cutting, pasting and deleting certain parts of the audio. You can do a remix easily using it. Everything is in your control. You can edit it any way you like.

Some other softwares allow the final edited audio to be easily published to other places such as the social media sites. Unfortunately, this function is not available in Audacity. However, it is not really an issue since it does not take a lot of effort or time to do this in the conventional method: go to the specific website where you want your audio to be heard and then upload as you normally would. It does not take a lot of time to do this.

Basically to use this software to do simple editing is very convenient. Nevertheless, it is able to import most of the common audio formats such as the WAV, AIFF, AU, OGG, MPEG2 and MPEG3. The export audio formats that you can choose range from WAV, AIFF, AU and OGG files. It is not surprising that you can easily create a personalized CD of your own with high quality WAV and AIFF files.

For audio lovers who have financial constraint, it can be very expensive to get your audio recorded and edited in the studio. Hence, you can do all these at home by yourself for free, why not? All you need is just some practice on how to use the software and you are all good to go by yourself. Record as many as you like and edit them as you wish. This way, your masterpiece will be more valuable than ever since you do everything from A to Z by yourself.


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