sound recordings to make sound track

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Found 20th Oct 2010
hi, i need to make a short soundtrack to go along with my short script for a drama exam, i have no idea how to make soudtracks go onto a anything, i can burn a cd but that is about it.
please could some ida of what (free) soft ware could do this and how is it done. i want sound effects to over lap and at times two at a time, also where is a good place to download free sound effects from?

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Audacity is a good one to use. Its free and about as simple as it gets.
Lots of tutorials on it on You Tube

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ok thanks, ive had a look, ive downloaded it and i want to add a music track and then add sound effects to it, i keep getting something about ffmpegs, ive tried to look into and add plug-in things but now im very confused, please help!!!??

limeboyjoe

ok thanks, ive had a look, ive downloaded it and i want to add a music … ok thanks, ive had a look, ive downloaded it and i want to add a music track and then add sound effects to it, i keep getting something about ffmpegs, ive tried to look into and add plug-in things but now im very confused, please help!!!??



What operating system are you using?
I assume you have downloaded the 1.3.12 version and this message comes up when you try to import/export a file?
I have only used this in Windows, what you need to do is Click edit > preferences> libraries>FFmpeg download, this should take you to a page which says Windows Download the FFmpeg installer

This page FFmpeg Installer

Edited by: "Acx" 21st Oct 2010

Ok the basic way I would do this

Open Audacity select Wave (Input select)
Put music CD in computer (pause track)
Audacity - Press Record
Start CD
Audacity - Press Stop when recorded
Highlight and delete the bits you dont want with selection tool (usually the beginning and end) - highlight and press delete on keyboard (make track correct run time).

Add an effect

Mute track 1
Find effect - internet, cd, dvd, etc
Audacity - Press Record
Start effect
Audacity - Press Stop when recorded
Highlight and delete the bits you dont want again to make Track 2 correct run time

Move recorded effect (Track 2) to position required under Track 1 with Time Shift Tool
Unmute track 1 and play.
Adjust volume of effect with envelope Tool

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Edited by: "Acx" 21st Oct 2010
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