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how do you record manual announcements
« on: October 08, 2011, 09:03:15 pm »
I wanted a D local train to grand street and made it myself for myself but the two different
announcements from both the D and the B are annoying me so I prefer to record my own
announcements I just don't know how to do that

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Re: how do you record manual announcements
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2011, 10:01:53 pm »
Use this, then export as WAV into the appropriate sound folder.

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

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Re: how do you record manual announcements
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2011, 10:35:07 pm »
thanks but I also need to know how to get my voice recorded to put it on my computer

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Re: how do you record manual announcements
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011, 10:40:39 pm »
Do you have a microphone on your computer?

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Re: how do you record manual announcements
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2011, 11:33:32 pm »
um no I do have two bluetooths but they do not work with the computer but is there a way
I can record it on my ipod and transfer it

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Re: how do you record manual announcements
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2011, 11:59:31 pm »
um no I do have two bluetooths but they do not work with the computer but is there a way
I can record it on my ipod and transfer it

you can use your phone to record it and then transfer the audio from the phone to the Computer and edit it there.

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Re: how do you record manual announcements
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2011, 11:42:05 am »
If you record it using your phone, unless if your phone records in WAV or MP3 format, you'll have to find a software to convert. If you use your ipod to record then you will have to find a converter (try using YouTube downloader, http://error46146.bvestation.com/sounds/DLfromYT/, follow step 7 onwards).

Personally imo to save yourself the hassle, just go buy a mic for your computer, they cost $10 at J&R; it's $10 well spent.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2011, 04:35:54 pm by error46146 »

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Re: how do you record manual announcements
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2011, 02:24:41 pm »
Lol guys he wants to use his voice.

Simply go into the Sounds folder in your BVE folder you will see the sound files there for the desired route. Simply replace the files with the exact file name you see in the sound folder, with the ones you recorded. And that should work. Make sure it's .WAV. With iPhones or most phones it comes out in .AMR or .MP3 so you must convert it either online or with an application.

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Re: how do you record manual announcements
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2011, 08:55:01 pm »
From what I've noticed, the Apple earphones work as mics in the same way. If you plug the earphone into the Microphone jack, then speak into the earphone speak, then the computer would treat it like a mic and you could record your voice like that.

Perhaps you can try it out, because I've only tested this on my own PC

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Re: how do you record manual announcements
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2011, 09:47:52 pm »
From what I've noticed, the Apple earphones work as mics in the same way. If you plug the earphone into the Microphone jack, then speak into the earphone speak, then the computer would treat it like a mic and you could record your voice like that.

Perhaps you can try it out, because I've only tested this on my own PC

Lol you can blow out your head phones like that. Wouldn't make sense destroying your head phones

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Re: how do you record manual announcements
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2011, 10:36:42 pm »
Yes headphones can serve as a makeshift mic, however I wouldn't recommend due to the poor sound quality..an actual mic will give you much better quality

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Re: how do you record manual announcements
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2011, 11:28:44 pm »
even though it did take a long time to do it it worked perfectly using voice memos on my ipod then
I went to google and typed in MPG4 to wav converter then went to this site http://media.io/ and it
worked perfectly