WavPad is free and should do what you are asking. There are limitations on how much you can do, and it isn't perfect with speech output, but it is usable. ----- Original Message ----- From: <synthiagreenwell@xxxxxxxx> To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, December 05, 2005 8:18 AM Subject: [bct] new digital recorder and questions I was inspired by all the reviews of the olympus digital recorders that I've heard in the podcasts and read on the list. So as an early birthday present I recieved an Olympus WS-100. It is very cool. I am still testing it out some and I love the ability to transfer files from it to the computer. My questions: is there a freeware program that doesn't screw with one's sound card I could use to edit recordings? And what type of discrete microphone could I buy for a cheap price and where? Thanks! Synthia M. Greenwell Program Coordinator, 20/200 Fellowship, Inc. ___________________________________________________________________ Try Juno Platinum for Free! Then, only $9.95/month! Unlimited Internet Access with 250MB of Email Storage. Visit http://www.juno.com/value to sign up today!