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Custom Ring Tones on Android phones

Posted on February 11, 2019. Filed under: Android, Everything, Music, Phones, Sound | Tags: , |

MakeUseOf has a post on installing and customizing ring tones on Android phones.

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NPR Training for sound production

Posted on February 13, 2017. Filed under: Sound, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , |

Ear training, the practice of learning how to recognize certain sounds, is a must for audio producers. We need to be able to spot problems and identify them to before they impact quality or snowball into larger technical problems. This post will help you identify problematic audio, prevent the most common problems and recognize when it’s time Continue Reading >

Source: NPR Training | NPR

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iRig Recorder Android App on Google Play

Posted on April 21, 2013. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware, Sound | Tags: , , , |

iRig Recorder is a FREE Android App on Google Play.  (There’s also a fancier pay version if you need more features.)

Like any app, it may or may not work well on your device.  Use at your own risk and CHECK THE REVIEWS first — apps may be changed after being included in the store so later updates include malware.

“iRig Recorder FREE is a powerful and flexible audio recording app for your Android device, which is convenient and easy to use. You can have a professional recording tool at your fingertips, anytime and anywhere, along with intuitive and practical editing functions and various export options to fit your audio needs — wherever your mobile life takes you.

iRig Recorder FREE comes with full recording features, one effect (unlocked after registration), and complete file-transfer and export functions. By adding the All Functionalities Bundle via in-app purchase, you unlock the complete feature set, which includes waveform editing, and 7 more powerful and easy-to-use effects. Other in-app bundles, which let you add editing or the full effects lineup are also available.”

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Now Playing Holo Music Player

Posted on April 21, 2013. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Music, Sound | Tags: , , , |

Now Playing is a Beta version (at the time of this post) of a Holo Music Player from xda-developers.

Like any app, it may or may not work well on your device.  Use at your own risk and CHECK THE REVIEWS first — apps may be changed after being included in the store so later updates include malware.

Now Playing puts emphasis on the album artwork, which gives your music a nice visual appeal as you listen. It will automatically download album artwork for your music when you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, so you can always have the art for the music you are enjoying. It will also display the lyrics for the music, so if you’ve ever missed what the singer is saying, you can use this music player and be good to go.

Features:

  • Minimalistic music player for Android.
  • Puts emphasis on album artwork.
  • Automatically download missing artwork when on Wi-Fi.
  • Displays lyrics for music.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Floating Audio Player – Android Apps on Google Play

Posted on December 17, 2012. Filed under: Android, Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Music, Sound | Tags: , , , , |

MakeUseOf recommends Floating Audio Player from Android Apps on Google Play.

Like any app, it may or may not work well on your device.  Use at your own risk and CHECK THE REVIEWS first — apps may be changed after being included in the store so later updates include malware.

“Using Floating Audio Player you can control media playback while using any application on your Android smartphone or tablet. The app offers a resizeable window for the media controls. You can resize the window to a smaller size and access it by placing it on top of your other applications.”

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Free Audio Editor

Posted on October 11, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Music, Sound | Tags: , , , , , |

Free Audio Editor is a Completely free audio editor for Windows.

Recommended by Infopackets.

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FreeFileViewer

Posted on September 3, 2011. Filed under: Files, Freeware/Shareware, Music, Sound, Utilities | Tags: , , , , |

FreeFileViewer is a non-bloated, simple file viewer and music player which handles lots of files that you might need to use but don’t have the regular software to handle.  Freeware!

.3G2 Video file for 3G CDMA2000 multimedia services
.3GP Video file for 3G mobile phones
.AAC Audio file in Advanced Audio Coding format
.AC3 Audio file in Audio Codec 3 format
.ANI Animated cursor
.APE Audio file in Monkey’s Audio format
.ASP Microsoft Active Server Page
.ASPX Microsoft Extended Active Server Page
.AVI Video file in Audio Video Interleave format
.BAK Backup file
.BIN Binary data file
.BMP Bitmap Image file
.BW Raw Black and White Bitmap
.CEL AutoDesk Animator Cel Image
.CFG Configuration file
.CUR Cursor image or animation
.CUT Dr. Halo image
.DAT Data file, e.g. winmail.dat files
.DIB Device-Independent Bitmap Graphic file
.DIVX Video file in DivX format
.DIZ Description file
.DOC Microsoft Word 97-2003
.DOCX Microsoft Word 2007+
.DTS Audio file in Digital Theater Systems format
.EMF Windows Enchanced Metafile
.EPS Encapsulated Postscript file
.FAX Fax document
.FLAC Audio file in Free Lossless Audio Codec format
.FLV Video file in Flash format for use on the Internet
.GIF Graphical Interchange Format image file
.ICB Truevision ICB Targa Image File
.ICO Icon file
.INFO Informational file
.JFIF JPEG File Interchange Format
.JP2 JPEG 2000 Core Image File
.JPC JPEG 2000 Code Stream File
.JPE JPEG Image File
.JPEG JPEG Image File
.JPG JPEG Image File
.M4A Audio file in MPEG-4 Audio Layer format
.M4V Video file in iTunes format
.MANIFEST Application manifest file
.MKA Audio file in Matroska Audio Stream format
.MKV Video file in Matroska format
.MOV Video file in QuickTime Movie format
.MP2 Audio file in MPEG-1 Audio Layer II format
.MP3 Audio file in MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 Audio Layer III format
.MP4 Video file that uses MPEG-4 compression
.MPA Audio file in MPEG Audio File format
.MPC Audio file in Musepack Compressed Audio format
.MPEG Video file in MPEG format
.MPG Video file in MPEG format
.OFR Audio file in OptimFrog Audio format
.OGG Audio file in Ogg Vorbis Audio format
.OGM Video file in Ogg Media format
.PAL Dr. Halo image
.PBM Portable Bitmap Image
.PCC ZSoft Paintbrush image
.PCD Kodak Photo-CD image
.PCX ZSoft Paintbrush image
.PDD Adobe PhotoDeluxe Image
.PDF Adobe Portable Document Format
.PGM Portable Gray Map Image
.PHP Hypertext Preprocessor File
.PIC Generic Picture File
.PNG Portable Network Graphics Image file
.PNM Portable Any Map Image
.PPM Portable Pixmap Image File
.PSD Adobe Photoshop Image file
.PSP Paint Shop Pro Image file
.RA Audio file in Real Audio format
.RAS Sun Raster Graphic image file
.RGB RGB Bitmap image file
.RGBA SGI RGBA Image file
.RLA SGI Alias/Wavefront RLA image
.RLE Run Length Encoded Bitmap
.RM Video file in Real Media format
.RMVB Video file in Real Media Variable Bit Rate format
.RPF SGI Alias/Wavefront RPF image file
.RTF Rich Text Format
.SGI Silicon Graphics Image File
.TGA Truevision TGA Targa Image File
.TIF Tagged Image File
.TIFF Tagged Image File
.TMP Temporary file
.TTA Audio file in The True Audio Codec format
.TXT Text file
.VDA Truevision VDA Targa Image File
.VOB Video file in DVD format
.VST Truevision VST Targa Image File
.WAV Audio file in Waveform Audio format
.WIN Truevision WIN Targa Image File
.WMA Audio file in Windows Media Audio format
.WMF Windows Meta File
.WMV Video file in Windows Media Video format
.XLS Microsoft Excel File
.XLSX Microsoft Excel 2007+ File

All other file types can also be opened with Free File Viewer, but will be displayed as a hexdump that can be inspected and printed.

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CCCP – Combined Community Codec Pack

Posted on April 18, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Music, Sound, Utilities | Tags: , , , , , , , |

CCCP – Combined Community Codec Pack is not a communist plot.  Really.  More of a musical plot.

” CCCP was created to replace the video playback packs provided by several anime fansub groups in favor of a single reliable pack capable of decoding practically any groups’ files – without breaking compatibility for other formats. Since then it has grown into a pack that can decode more or less anything that you will run into during your travels on the internet.”

“Using CCCP is simple. Uninstall all codec packs and codecs first. Then just download the installer and run it. Leave all options untouched unless you know what you’re doing….We include one player and that’s the one we recommend: Media Player Classic – HomeCinema (MPC-HC). It’s very well tested, reliable and actively maintained by another team of developers. Of course, if you want to keep using AwesomePlayer 12.3, feel free. Since we install filters that any DirectShow player can use, most other players will work fine with the CCCP.”

Freeware.

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vortexbox.org

Posted on April 3, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Hardware, MP3, Music, Sound | Tags: , , , , , , |

vortexbox.org is a way to repurpose that old PC you replaced — instead of just recycling it out of the house!

vortexbox will erase everything on your computer and replace the software with a ” free, open source (GPL v3), quick-install ISO that turns your unused computer into an easy-to-use music server/jukebox. Once VortexBox has been loaded on an unused PC, it will automatically rip CDs to FLAC and MP3 files, ID3 tag the files , and download the cover art. Vortexbox will then serve the files to network  media players such as Logitech Squeezebox, Sonos, or Linn. The music files can also be streamed to a Windows or Mac OSX system.”

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The Levelator® from The Conversations Network

Posted on April 3, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, podcasting, Sound | Tags: , , , , , , |

The Levelator® from The Conversations Network is freeware (donations accepted) to level out the sound in podcasts and audio recordings (such as interviews, etc.).

“Have you ever recorded an interview in which you and your guest ended up at different volumes? How about a panel discussion where some people were close to microphones and others were not? These are the problems the post-production engineers of Team ITC here at The Conversations Network solve every day, and it used to take them hours of painstaking work with expensive and complex tools like SoundTrack Pro, Audacity, Sound Forge or Audition to solve them. Now it takes mere seconds. Seriously. The Levelator® is unlike any other audio tool you’ve ever seen, heard or used. It’s magic. And it’s free.”

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Radio Sure – Free Internet Radio Player

Posted on April 2, 2011. Filed under: MP3, Music, Music - trying out, Sound | Tags: , , , |

Radio Sure is a Free Internet Radio Player.  Over 12,000 sources of radio!

Recommended by HowToGeek.  Free and pay versions.

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The Shifted Librarian is Living in My Cloud

Posted on April 2, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Music, Sound, Techniques, Video |

The Shifted Librarian is Living in My Cloud using pay and freeware and some hardware to create a media system.

Links to useful software and advice included!

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The Ultimate Start to Finish Guide to Your XBMC Media Center

Posted on April 2, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Sound, Tutorials, Video | Tags: , , , |

Lifehacker has The Ultimate Start to Finish Guide to Your XBMC Media Center.

Free software and how to use (or create) your hardware for a powerful media center system.

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ALPlayer – Always Play Media Player

Posted on April 2, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Music, Sound, Video, viewers | Tags: , , , , , , , |

ALPlayer is a general purpose media player.

ALPlayer includes the basic codecs to play most of the movies. For those rare kinds of codecs that are not popularly used, ALPlayer will download the codec from ALPlayer Codec Center then install it for you. With ALPlayer, you do not have to wander around the internet to find the proper codec for your video. ALPlayer will do everything for you.”

“More than just a movie player, ALPlayer has the function to capture audio, video or screen shots to your hard drive.”

Bookmarking and looping available.

Freeware.

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Jokosher

Posted on March 28, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Music, Sound | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Jokosher is “a simple yet powerful multi-track studio. With it you can create and record music, podcasts and more, all from an integrated simple environment.”

For Linux and Windows.

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SoundBoard

Posted on March 21, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Music, podcasting, Sound | Tags: , , , , , |

SoundBoard lets you add wav audio files which can be played at the touch of a button.

This would be useful for things such as podcasts, or cueing interview clips, or even background music at the start/during/end of a program.

Freeware.  Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Creaza

Posted on February 27, 2011. Filed under: Online Software, presentation, Sound, Techniques, Utilities, Video | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Creaza is a multi-functional creation site with a mind-mapping tool for sorting ideas and planning projects (Minodomo), a Cartoonist tool, a MovieEditor, and an AudioEditor.

Features:

  • Free video audio editor online.
  • User friendly interface.
  • Lets you create mind maps to better plan your project.
  • Lets you create cartoons to have fun or to enhance your presentations.
  • Lets you edit audio clips.
  • Lets you edit videos.
  • The media editors can be very helpful if you do not have editing programs installed on your computer.
  • Can be used as a storage for your media files.

Recommended by MakeUseOf.

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Best Free Software to Cut, Split or Merge Audio Files

Posted on January 24, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Music, Sound | Tags: , , , , , , , |

TechSupportAlert has their Best Free Software to Cut, Split or Merge Audio Files.

Last updated Jan. 2011.

  • mp3DirectCut
  • mp3Splt-gtk
  • MakeitOne MP3 Album Maker
  • Shuangs Audio Joiner
  • cutmp3.net
  • Audiko.net

and more.

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MP3packer compresses your MP3 files

Posted on January 22, 2011. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, MP3, Music, Sound, Utilities | Tags: , , , , |

MP3packer from Hydrogenaudio Knowledgebase can compress your MP3 files without losing quality.

This helps a lot on small storage devices.

Freeware, recommended by Lifehacker.

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Balabolka

Posted on November 29, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Sound | Tags: , , , , , |

Read to me…
Balabolka is a free text-to-speech software that “can read the clipboard content, view the text from DOC, EPUB, FB2, HTML, ODT, PDF and RTF files, customize font and background colour, control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys. Balabolka uses various versions of Microsoft Speech API (SAPI); it allows to alter a voice’s parameters, including rate and pitch. The user can apply a special substitution list to improve the quality of the voice’s articulation. This feature is useful when you want to change the spelling of words. The rules for the pronunciation correction use the syntax of regular expressions.”
“Balabolka can save the synchronized text in external LRC files or in MP3 tags inside the audio files. When an audio file is played with players on a computer or on modern digital audio players, the text is displayed synchronously (at the same way, as lyrics for songs).”

(I don’t know if this can read DRM-protected files.  Someone may want to try it out… )

Karaoke lives!

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