For September 15, 2005: Audacity (Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, Macintosh OS 9/X, GNU/Linux), available HERE, is a solid audio recording and editing program for the budget minded teacher. Record 16-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit (floating point) samples from a microphone, line input, or other sources. Import, edit, and export wav, aiff, au, and mp3 files. In order to export mp3 files, you will also need to download the LAME mp3 encoder. Complete directions are provided in the Help menu. Create multi-track recordings by dubbing over existing tracks or add a variety of special effects such as echo, phaser, and wahwah. Since Audacity is open-source, there are all sorts of free plugins available. Download this program and you will be making music in minutes.
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