Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Record Voice Using a Microphone Connected to PC with FlexiMusic Wave Editor

by: Ponnuchamy Varatharaj

Record voice using a Microphone connected to PC with FlexiMusic Wave Editor

A. Installing the Program

FlexiMusic Wave Editor is an audio editor for Microsoft Windows. It serves as a wave editor, audio editor, sound editor, player, recorder and converter.

First, get FlexiMusic Wave Editor, if you don't already have it.

Go to: http://www.fleximusic.com/ and click on the download link of FlexiMusic Wave Editor for Windows.

Next, run the downloaded file "FlexiMusic_WaveEditor_Setup.exe" to install the program. FlexiMusic Wave Editor shortcut will appear under your Programs menu.

B. Record Audio

Step 01: Run the FlexiMusic Wave Editor by clicking on the Start button > All Programs > FlexiMusic > FlexiMusic Wave Editor

Step 02: Click File > New or New tool button to create a new file. Choose the format as 44100Hz, 16 bits, Stereo.

Step 03: Click on the screen once to select the position where you would insert the recorded wave sound.

Step 04: Prepare your own script in a plain paper and keep it ready for reading.

Step 05: Click on the Record tool button. This will open the FlexiMusic Wave Editor Record Audio window.

Step 06: Before Recording your voice, Make sure that Microphone is selected.

A. Click "Recording Source" button to open the Recording Control dialog box.

B. Choose Microphone using Select option. Adjust the recording volume for the highest possible performance. Make sure the volume is not too low.

Step 07: As soon as you wish to start recording click "Start" button in Record Audio window of FlexiMusic Wave Editor.

Step 08: Speak loudly and clearly into the microphone.

Step 09: You can pause the process of recording by clicking the "Pause" button at any time you want and then resume it by clicking the "Continue" button.

Step 10: Click on the "Stop" button.

Step 11: Click "Done" button to insert the recording into the file at the position you previously selected.

Step 12: Click on the "Save" button (or File > Save as) from the tool button. Name your file "abc" and save in .wav format and save it to hard disk in any known folder (e.g., C:\FlexiMusic\Work\abc.wav).

B. Play Audio

Step 13: Play Recording. Click "Play" button.

Step 14: You find a flat line with little or no sound at all, while the higher waveforms represents sound. Remove the silence at the beginning and ending of recording.

Step 15: Select the silence part accurately by zooming 1:1. Click on the View menu from the FlexiMusic Wave Editor Toolbar. Select View 1:1.

Adjust the select position by dragging the selection bar left and right.

Step 16: Choose Delete from Edit Menu or click on the "Delete" button.

Step 17: Selecting Part of a Sound

The Selected part, or selection is the highlighted part of the sound graph between two vertical select bars. The vertical selection bars are yellow lines located at left side and right side of the graph. You can use "click-and-drag" selection method, which forces you to change both start and end points.

Step 18: You can also adjust the volume of your voice recording or add some effects to the voice. When adjusting the volume, it's important that you don't let the wave graphic go beyond the window top or bottom. This will exceed the limits of the wave envelope, and result in clipping, which is basically distorted sound.

Step 19: Play the changes by choosing "Play" on the tool button.

Step 20: Click on the "Save" button or ( File > Save As from the toolbar ). Type the filename and save the file.