as I've said in a previous post, you can just import the music files. That
bit is easy, I would concentrate on getting the hang of recording your own
On 25 April 2018 at 16:58, jimrawls <jazzpiano@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Thanks David, will try. So after I set up the audio instructions to record
using my microphone. How do I put in my music files from my music folder?
*From:* audacity4blind-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:audacity4blind-bounce@
freelists.org] *On Behalf Of *David Bailes
*Sent:* Wednesday, April 25, 2018 5:39 AM
*Subject:* [audacity4blind] Re: David, this is the way I have been
putting my shows together for broadcast on the global voice.
thanks for describing your current way of doing things. Just out of
interest, what is the main reason that you're looking for another way of
Have you tried recording your voice using Audacity? Here are some
instructions so that you can have a play.
One thing to set up early on, is to change a setting to use the full set
of default keystrokes, rather than the standard set. To do this:
1. On the Edit menu, choose preferences. The preferences dialog opens.
2. A tree view is the initial focus. Select keyboard.
3. Tab to the defaults button and press it, and this opens a menu.
4. Choose Full.
5. Tab to the OK button and press it to close the Preferences dialog.
Before you record your voice, you need to check some settings.
The main Audacity window consists of three main sections: A track view
table, which contains any tracks; a selection toolbar, and a toolbars
section which contains a number of toolbars. You can cycle round these
sections by pressing Ctrl+F6.
So, starting from the Track view table, press ctrl+f6 twice to move the
Then tab till you get to the Audio host combo box. This should be set to
Tab once more to the recording device combo box. Set this to the
microphone you want to use.
Tab once more to the Recording channels combo box, and set this to mono.
Tab once more to the Playback channels combo box, and set this to the
speakers or headphones that you use.
After you've set these devices, you'll probably want to check the
recording and playback volumes. If you shift+Tab a few times from where you
are, you should find the record slider and playback slider. Just set these
to some best guess values.
Then press ctrl+f6 to move back to the track view table.
To make a recording, press R, say something, and then press spacebar to
To play this back, press spacebar to start playback. You can also use
spacebar to stop playback.
Any luck with trying that? Let us know,
On 24 April 2018 at 16:05, jimrawls <jazzpiano@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hi David, and friends, I’m embarrassed to write this. Really. After
reading David’s directions on what to do to record my show, I have to
admit, I don’t even understand them. I’m Definitely not ready for prime
So here is what I have been doing. Don’t laugh too loudly. Smile.
First, I gather my songs into a folder, called my show. Each song has a
number, starting with 2. The first file is always a greeting by voice from
me. I set up my music in sets of three. Between each set of three is a
voice break. Then, another set of three.
I have been recording my voice breaks on a program called virtual
recorder. So, I number the voice breaks also. When I have finished all my
voice breaks, I put them into the folder that has all the songs in it. The
voice breaks are numbered, 1,3 6 , 10, 14, 18, etc. until I have enough to
fill up the two hours I have. So now, I have a folder with all my voice
breaks in it, and the tracks that go with each voice break in a folder. I
then, take what I have done, and record it on my victor reader stream for
timing purposes. Stop laughing. I heard that. Smile.
So now the file is on my stream, and I upload that to the global voice web
site. Now, you now know what you are dealing with. At least I was honest.