The first step you’ll need is a computer that is compatible. Today every new computer is already set up. If you do not have a sound card they are quite cheap and you can find a good one.
You will need a great mic. These come in all shapes and sizes with various configurations however a general all round mic like the Logitech Noise-canceling microphone is fine for beginners. I suggest you get a desk top one to begin with as you might want to go into video later and so you wont want a headset in your videos.
Of course you can go up a stage and get a preamp with a professional mic but this will start running into dollars and the whole purpose of this article ids that will assist you begin.
Next you will want to have some cables to connect up your tape recorder and other sound equipment. Again the computer stores now have packs that will connect up pretty well any device into your computer to digitalize your audio.
SOFTWARE – RECORDING
Recording your audio is probably one of the most critical parts of this process and again you can get. For this exercise I suggest you download the free copy of Audacity. This is an exceptional software package which will make it possible for you to record from the mic or any gear you’ve got.
It provides excellent editing capabilities and also will allow you to edit multiple tracks and then combine them. For a wuick overview of the way to do this it’s possible to see this video.
Download the software here. http://audacity.sourceforge.net
SOFTWARE – CONVERTING
The piece of software you’ll need for the studio is a converting program that will allow you to convert different formats. For example you may have a real audio file and you want to convert it. DBpoweramp is like the army
Knife for the audio industry and will convert just about any file to any other format.
Additionally, it will rip CDs for you.
SOFTWARE – REDUCTION
If you’re going to stream an mp3 direct then you might want to recompile the file to a format that is smaller. LAME is a great MP3-Encoder: it is extremely fast, it produces high-quality files, has many advanced features (like Variable Bitrates and Joint-Stereo), and it’s open source. It is a command line utility, and that’s where RazorLame comes in: It provides an easy-to-use graphic user-interface making MP3-encoding even easier!
The best way is to get one file and compile in a number of different formats to check the size against quality. Very.
SOFTWARE — STREAMING
There are a few different ways of streaming your new audio files. When you have Macromedia products you can simple organize this your self however there are some excellent third party programs around that will do it all for you.
MP3 SOUND STREAM
This is a piece of software which takes any mp3 or wav audio and converts the entire file and then attaches a button so that viewers can listen on a web page without having to download any additional software. This is great for anyone not wanting to have ino of the technical aspects of streaming audio.
You will not have to lower your files at all with this program because it doers it all. This is perfect for anyone and wishes to do it fast and efficiently.
For people wanting to stream a variety of files msijukebox is a fantastic alternative. This program lets you select any number of mp3 files then arranges them using an XML file. By using the above free programs you can significantly decrease the size of those files to save bandwidth.
This is much better for people wanting to stream a number of quite large quality sound files.
So there you have it. Just download the free software and purchase any of the streaming audio setups that you would like. You can create, edit and manipulate any audio files you like. You will be able to add these audios to your website.