I started out on my AOL adventure several years ago. I just surfed
the net at first but after finding the rooms I was a bit disillusioned. In large
part people were cliquish, or just downright mean. I really didn't need a good
excuse to fight. : ) I had received some wav files, somewhere down the road,
voice wavs of cartoon characters and such. I did at that time think they were
great. One day in a chat I played a few and a girl picked up on it. She promised
to send me wavs and she kept her promise. In the next three days she sent over
100 wavs! However when I opened them...they were all music. I was a little disappointed...and
then I listened...and then I was hooked. I found the wav rooms shortly after
and was instantly amazed by how friendly and generous the people were, all brought
together by their love of music.
format and the quality of the wavs have changed drastically in the years that
I have been involved. Much of that is due to the ability to compress them without
losing the quality. That is where MPEG comes in. I have provided a link to a
site that gives mega info on wav files and compression. It is the best site
I know of. If you've ever wondered how it's done or how you could do it...go
there. I have also provided a link to a website that has one of the best programs
for recording and a link, as well, to a tutorial I wrote, on how to make a wav
in Cool Edit. It's relatively easy to use and you will be surprised at how well
you can record from a cd. It's a lot of fun too!!!
The links below will help you in your quest for finding the perfect
wav. There is also a tutorial I've written on how to make them, perfectly, with
the program Cool Edit.
is one of the most extensive, intelligently written but easy to understand, sites
that explains MPEG compression of audio files. The MPEG codec is available for
download from there.
Edit Just a super program for recording and
editing wav files and whatever kind of audio files you might be into. It has every
feature you could want in an easy to use interface.
This is a great little program for organizing your wav files.
Actually it's not so little and has alot of great features. The price tag is little
Sound Tools For MAC users- this is a program that
is supposed to convert wav files to system sounds
How to Make Wavs I've
taught many people, both on line and off, how to make wavs using the Cool Edit
proggie. This tutorial explains it all. It will open to a new window-close to