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by Tom Storer
April 28th, 2006, 3:49 pm
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: need help: audacity/editing sound for dummies
Replies: 17
Views: 7328

I believe I've found the problem. The mike/headset is USB, but in fact it has two parts: the headset itself ends in dual jacks which are connected to the computer via a USB connection part that has a USB connector on one end and places to plug in the jacks on the other. The two jacks are one for the...
by Tom Storer
April 28th, 2006, 8:47 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: need help: audacity/editing sound for dummies
Replies: 17
Views: 7328

Hi, kri. Thanks for answering! Nobody has heard these recordings since I'm a complete beginner here. But I'm sure there's nothing wrong with my speakers or my system: I can play other WAV and MP3 files with no problem. When I make a recording in Audacity, the input monitor shows very low levels, and...
by Tom Storer
April 28th, 2006, 2:42 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: need help: audacity/editing sound for dummies
Replies: 17
Views: 7328

Hi, everyone. I'm just getting started here and must be doing something wrong, but what? Equipment: I've got Audacity and a Pantronics USB headset/mike that cost me 60 euros so it ought to be decent. Operating system: I'm on Windows XP Home Edition. Problem: My recording level is way low, like -50 d...
by Tom Storer
April 27th, 2006, 7:34 am
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Paris
Replies: 6
Views: 2116

Great minds think alike? Gosh, small world! How did you find this place? I fetched up here via an add-in to the Mozilla Firefox browser called "Stumble"--you click the Stumble button and it takes you to a random URL from its list of recommended sites. Great for truly mindless websurfing. I clicked ...
by Tom Storer
April 25th, 2006, 12:45 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Foreign Languages
Replies: 214
Views: 70463

I'm a native English speaker (US), fluent also in French. I've been living in France for many years. It's hard for me now to imagine what it was like before I could speak French! Living in the language is what really helps fluency, both linguistic and cultural. Even though I'm not too embarassed by ...
by Tom Storer
April 25th, 2006, 11:44 am
Forum: New Here? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Greetings from Paris
Replies: 6
Views: 2116

Greetings from Paris

I stumbled on LibriVox by accident and was enchanted by the idea. My wife and son and I read to each other regularly, usually newspaper or magazine articles or excerpts thereof, and excerpts from books we're reading. It's a fun experience. (Of course, it helps if you like to hear yourself speak.) I ...