Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Thanks for Your Help

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Thank you to all who commented on my efforts with the chime sound file (last post)~ I deeply appreciate your help. It seems that the file sounds fine, but the volume is way too low, and speakers need to be turned up. Not good.

I spent yesterday morning at a friend's who has a microphone. Unfortunately his setup has to feed through an amplifier, and the file always came up with a annoying background hum. Also, converting the file to Quicktime reduced the sound level, once again, too low. So more work to be done. My friend plans to get a USB microphone soon, so maybe then I will finally be able to put together a decent sample. I never thought it would be so difficult to capture a little snippet of sound.

Anyway, thanks very much again for all your help.


  1. Every time I try something new with a computer it always seems to turn out to be more difficult than I thought it would be, so I can certainly sympathize. You have a great idea, though, so don't give up. It will be quite a sales edge when you get it right.

    Have you considered any other sound files, such as MP3? Not that I have a clue how to manage that, but I thought I'd brainstorm a bit.

  2. Hi Rosemary,
    Thanks so much for your sympathy and encouragement. That's for sure that there is no shortage of things to learn~ at least it is fun and interesting.

    Yes, I am lookin at some other file formats-- but I did think it was nice to have a movie format with picture and sound. I suspect that when my friend gets his direct connect microphone, things will work out. Thanks again! Tim