This week we were tasks with creating audio projects that might be useful for the radio show we will submit next week. I picked this one from the Audio Assignment Bank entitled Good Morning Message for the Village and used it to make a morning weather announced to the listeners of the radio station at DS106. And of course I kept it in keeping with the horror theme of our blog.
In order to make the recording I had to download Audacity again since my computer was taken over by a virus and I am now working on my husbands . . . with strict warnings about not giving him a bug! I recorded my voice reading the weather report and then slowed it down by 10%. Then I found some rainstorm audio on freesound.org and added an audio track containing this sound effect.
After saving the Audacity project I exported it to an MP3 file. This is where I killed my computer. What killed my computer was that I googled an audio to MP3 converter and clicked the download and in the process clicked something I should not have. This time I let Audacity tell me I needed the converter software and then followed their instructions for getting the LAME MP3 converter software they recommend. I was sweating the entire time and looked at everything before clicking and it was successful. My marriage is safe – – for now!
With the LAME MP3 converter for Audacity now on my husbands computer I was able to export the file to MP3 and upload to Soundcloud.com for sharing.