Audacity is a free software for editing and recording sound. The software is available for the Mac OS, Microsoft Windows and in GNU/Linux operating systems. The latest software release is 1.3.5 Beta. There is a more stable version available in version 1.2.6. Audacity main features are its ability to:
- Record live audio.
- Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs.
- Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files.
- Cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
- Change the speed or pitch of a recording.
- And more! See the complete list of features.
Did I mention it is FREE. Audacity is developed by a group of volunteers and distributed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).
I have been using Audacity in my little radio show for my Yahoo Fantasy Football League. Here’s a sample of last year’s Week 11 show. I’m using a WordPress Audio Player plugin to play this recording.[audio:http://ulyssesonline.com/audio/sms2007w11.mp3]
Give Audacity a try!