A Hip Hop Central Special Edition - Creating Real Audio files.
Every once in a while I get people who e-mail me asking how to create a real audio file. While it is a somewhat time consuming process, it is relatively easy if you have the right equipment.
Things You Will Need:
After you have the requirements you are ready to begin. Make sure you have at least 70mb of free disc space before you start. The initial file you create will be large. One 4 minute song recorded with a sound recorder is about 50mb.
1. Open the Sound Recording program you plan to use. I am going to refer to Cool Edit in this tutorial since that is what I use. Make sure the CD is in the drive, and that no other CD player program is open. Click record, and select 44100, Stereo, 16bit if you want it to sound reasonably good. See Below (cooledit)
After you click OK, the recorder will start so now quickly choose the song you want. When the song is done recording click the stop button on both the recorder and CD player. If the song is how you want it then go to the file menu and select SAVE AS.. name the file whatever you want, and make sure you save it as a Windows PCM (*.wav) file. Remember where you save the file.
http://rkincorporated.simplenet.com/hiphop/sounds/wsmith/candy.ra (your files will end with the extension rm instead of ra, so make sure you put rm and not ra)
Then save the file as the same name as the real audio file, but with the extension .ram, in this example it would be saved as candy.ram. Now put the .ra file and .ram files on your server (the place where all your internet files are stored).
If you notice, all of the sounds on my site have two options [Stream | Download] so all you do now is link Stream to the .ram file, and the .rm file to the Download text.
Here is what a completed link would look
Notice the difference in the links. One is linked to Candy.ram and the other to candy.ra
That is about it. If you have questions, which I'm sure you will, don't be afraid to ask, I know my instructions may not be very clear.
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