simple audio freeware?

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  1. emoin macrumors member

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    Is there any simple freeware program out there for recording audio?
    Also, is there any way to take the audio from a video camera source and save it as a separate wav file?
     
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  3. emoin thread starter macrumors member

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    i'm not sure that i'm not doing something wrong, but i think that program might only work with griffin microphones? i just want to record with my ibook's internal mic...
     
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    - Audacity (OS 9 & X) - Open-source, but the OS X version might require X11, not sure if it's been Aqua-fied yet.

    - Spark LE (OS 9 & X) - Simple 2-track audio recorder/editor, freeware

    - Sound Studio (OS X) - Like the above, shareware

    Is the video camera from which you want to record audio digital?
     
  6. emoin thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, its a Sony Digital 8 Handycam... The Cacaphony program has an option for recording from the camcorder as a source, but something about it is screwy because when I record say, ten seconds of audio, it ends up being 3 or 4 seconds of audio that's very choppy.
     
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    I don't have any experience with digtal videocams but you could try importing the DV file in QuickTime Pro and exporting the audio portion as .aiff or whatever.
     
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    Spark LE is 19.99 euros or something like that. Spark ME is free, although you'll have to fill in a form before you can d/l it.
     
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  11. emoin thread starter macrumors member

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    :) Okay, last time I bug everyone... Can anyone direct me to a program that will convert .wav's or .aif's to MP3's?
     
  12. arn macrumors god

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    iTunes will do it.

    Open the file in iTunes and then choose "Advanced -> Convert Selection to MP3"

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    audacity is nice for simple editing, but it's based on the wxWindows framework and is really slow and can be cumbersome. on the other hand, it does support vst plug-ins (although there are almost none available that are carbonized, so you will probably have to use it in os9 to get the most out of the program). cacouphony is a nice application (a lot like soundeffects 0.9.2 for classic) but $25 is not a realistic price tag for the software ($15 maybe).
     

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