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#1 Leia78

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    Posted 19 December 2007 - 09:50 PM

    Music is SUPER important to me and my FI...we are using our Ipod during our reception but wanted to be able to edit the songs and transition them from one to another. Audacity: Free Audio Editor and Recorder is a free download that allows you to do this.

    We're getting all of our music from itunes (to get the best quality sound).

    The only thing is, is that you can't edit your music from itunes, so you have to convert it to an MP3 first and save it on your hard drive...then edit away...

    We plan to cut each song to approx. 2 min. each so it won't get boring.

    MUSIC + ALCOHOL = FUN

    #2 annkaley

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      Posted 19 December 2007 - 10:23 PM

      Great idea...let us know how it turns out...it sounds a little complicated, but such a good idea!

      #3 boscobel

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        Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:45 PM

        Wow, that's awesome. I am checking that site out now...

        #4 lyrebard

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          Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:03 AM

          One more thing to think about with iPods: sound equalizing. I've been to a few weddings where the couple had pre-loaded their playlists and the one thing that they hadn't thought to do was to make sure that all the songs had been ripped at the same level. Some songs were too quiet, others too loud, and someone had to continually adjust the volume to account for it.

          Just my $0.02.

          #5 Maura

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          Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:15 AM

          wow leia! cool! i'm definitely going to check this out. keep up updated on how it works out for you and maybe give us a sample playlist when you get more familiar with the program ;-)

          #6 StephanieMN

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            Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:48 AM

            You are my hero! We were actually just talking about needing to edit a`song for the cermony that has a super long intro and here you are tellling us about software that does it. Now we just have to hope I can figure it out :)

            #7 Leia78

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              Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:18 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by StephanieMN
              You are my hero! We were actually just talking about needing to edit a`song for the cermony that has a super long intro and here you are tellling us about software that does it. Now we just have to hope I can figure it out :)
              It's easy...just be sure you convert your itunes into an MP3. An easy, but tedious way is to make a CD w/ your itunes then save it back to your computer.

              You can't edit itunes b/c of copyright legalities, i think.

              #8 Maura

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              Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:36 PM

              actually you CAN do it in itunes!

              best way to do this is first start by making a playlist with the songs you want. this way it will only shorten it in the playlist and not for the song in the library. click on the song you want to shorten, click get info and then go to options. there should be an option there for you to click a box that says both "Start time" and "Stop time"

              i did this for a friend's wedding in 2006 because i sang ave maria and i needed to cut some of the intro and the 3rd verse out. it was super easy though! holler if you have questions and I can try to walk you through it.

              #9 Leia78

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                Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:49 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by mauraw
                actually you CAN do it in itunes!

                best way to do this is first start by making a playlist with the songs you want. this way it will only shorten it in the playlist and not for the song in the library. click on the song you want to shorten, click get info and then go to options. there should be an option there for you to click a box that says both "Start time" and "Stop time"

                i did this for a friend's wedding in 2006 because i sang ave maria and i needed to cut some of the intro and the 3rd verse out. it was super easy though! holler if you have questions and I can try to walk you through it.
                Cool! I just never tried b/c my friend told me it wouldn't let you do it.

                #10 JessicaM

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                  Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:51 PM

                  Thanks for sharing...I will have to try this once I figure out the music!
                   

                   





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