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Using Sound

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Audacity (Audio)

Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder that can be used through the computer, all you need is to connect speakers/microphone to the computer.

You can use Audacity to:

  • Insert sounds, music, audio quotes into your PowerPoint presentation
  • Record live audio
  • Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs
  • Cut, copy, splice, and mix sounds together
  • Change the speed or pitch of a recording

Community Radio – Should your Community have its own station?

There are many examples of Community Radio and some stations can be accessed over the internet.  Community Radio has a vital role in reaching out to people and communities at risk of exclusion and disadvantage. Community-based radio, television and Internet projects work by enabling people to become media producers, to send as well as to receive, and, by working together, to reinforce knowledge, dialogue and cultural expression at neighbourhood and community level.

There is a fund for this activity and the deadline Tuesday 21 November 2006.  If you are thinking of setting up your own community radio and want to know more, here is a couple of starting place links.  Details of the funding can be found via the first link.

Details of government support for Community Radio

Community Media Association

The Community Media Association is the UK representative body for the Community Media sector and is committed to promoting access to the media for people and communities. It aims to enable people to establish and develop community based communications media for empowerment, cultural expression, information and entertainment.

Ipswich Community Radio

Manchester Regen Radio

If you need help and advice with using multimedia or want to know are about it contact the ICT Hub helpdesk 0800 652 4737