Audacity and other creative commons resources

Last Update: March 07, 2016

I refer you to training by Wealthy Affiliate member Kylecox7 “Giving Proper Photo Credit”. It provides information on the use of Creative Commons.

I would like to add a few resources in the AUDIO area for those that are doing podcasts with VOICE, or using other types of audio (i.e. MUSIC) on their website(s) or blog(s).

You may or may not be aware that your computer has its own microphone and speaker in it.soooo, you can record your own voice and create an audio file to send to someone.

www.Audacityteam.org). There are many audio programs that can be purchased but Audacity is a free, open source, crossplatform software for recording and mixing or editing sounds. The current version is 2.1.2 Jan 20 2016.It comes with support such as Quick Help, Manual, Wiki (for latest tips, tricks, and tutorials through the internet) and, a Public Forum to ask questions of others. The software will allow you to make many types of audio files, such as MP3 and many others.

In addition, to the spoken word, you can add music to your recording. The music can be in the background of the voice track or have a fade-in to the voice script or fade-out at the end.

With a little practice and some tutorial, you will find it pretty easy to use for a simple recordings and you can get as complex as you want by adding special effects.

Now to the point of adding music which is under the Creative Commons rights to your site without violating any copyright, I would refer you to the site www.socialbrite.org/sharing-center/free-music-directory/.This is one great site to start with which has a lot of free music to take from.

If you want to put up a podcast or demo video with written words on a Powerpoint presentation (so you do not have to be physically filmed or show your beautiful visage) , just add the spoken word to your video presentation with or without music you now have Free mixing/editing software and the availability of Creative Commons music.

If you like the above information, give me a yes and a thumbs up!


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KatieMac Premium
Thank you for the useful resources Randell have a good weekend
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mijareze Premium
Thanks Randell.
Ed
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RandellD Premium
Hope the info is useful to you!
Randell
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chuckmuir Premium
Thanks Randell, I plan to use this! Chuck
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RandellD Premium
You're quite welcome!
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MarionBlack Premium
Yes, I use Audacity to clean up the audio when I'm making my videos.
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RandellD Premium
Marion,
Glad you are using it and have found it a good program!
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GaryHelm Premium
Yes
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RandellD Premium
Hi Gary,
Thanks for the feedback.
Randell
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