EDITING HALLOWEEN MUSIC
& SOUND FX
We create our own
custom Halloween music and/or special effects CD's by editing together
your favorite tracks using an audio editor. We use our Laptop to play all of our
background music and some of our sound effects for our Halloween party
and yard haunt.
One cool advantage is that you can play a
music CD and also play WAV, MP3 or MIDI sounds files at the same time.
We use a small professional mixing board hooked up to a large
speaker system. For the party, people take turns being the D.J.
using CD's that they have brought or hooking their MP3 player to the
system. For our yard haunt, we
place speakers around the main graveyard scene and run the sound effects
and mood music through.
Audio Editing Software
Audacity is free,
easy-to-use software for recording and editing music and sounds.
You can use Audacity to record live audio, cut, copy, splice or mix sounds together.
It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other
operating systems. Supports Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files.
is a highly rated, professional digital audio editor. It's fully loaded
to do everything from the simplest recording and editing to the most
sophisticated audio processing, restoration, enhancements, and
conversions. Edit audio with all the
basic commands such as Cut, Copy, Paste, Trim, Replace, and Overwrite.
GoldWave's fast virtual editing means you can slice, dice, and merge
large audio files in seconds. Mix and Crossfade song together with just
a few clicks. $49
Forge™ Pro 10 software efficiently and reliably provides audio
editors and producers complete control over all aspects of audio editing
and mastering. Whether in the studio or field, it's the ultimate
all-in-one production suite for professional audio recording and
mastering, sound design, audio restoration, and Red Book CD creation. New features in Sound
Forge Pro 10 include precise event-based editing, integrated
disc-at-once CD burning, musical instrument file editing and processing,
and pristine audio conversion and time stretching. See all the Sound
Forge Pro 10 new features on our technical specifications page. $375