If you are trying to use Audacity or Wavosaur to create Mp3s you will need the file below,
It’s a simple task really, if you have both software programs installed unzip the above file into Wavosaurs folder:
If you only have Wavosaur then do as above
If you only have Audacity installed then unzip to:
Install MP3 for Wavosaur.
If you try and export from wav to mp3 using Wavosaur a message will appear,
Unable to export to mp3. Make sure the lame encoder is installed.
As stated above unzip the lame_enc.dll into the Wavaosaur folder on your PC/Laptop, see above for possible location.
Restart Wavosaur and try it again, you will now be able to export to MP3 and Bob will be your uncle, Bob’s nice – he don’t take advantage like Tom, Dick or Harry.
Install MP3 for Audacity.
Slightly different but the same outcome.
Unzip the above file into Audacity folder or if you have Wavosaur extract there instead as above.
Now start Audacity, open a file and try to export to MP3.
A pop up will appear stating that Audacity does not export mp3 files directly yada yada yada.
At the bottom of this box it asks, ‘Would you like to locate the lame_enc.dll?’
Press ‘Yes’ and navigate to where you extracted you lame_enc.dll.
Once located click ‘ok’ and Bob is once again your mothers brother or indeed brother in law or if you’re from Blackburn, both.
Using VST fx in Wavosaur is pretty simple, although it does seem like a bit more work than other Audio Editors.
Find VST: Rack and click the button,
You’ve now got the screen below,
Here we can load our vst.
If you’ve got this far and you don’t know where your VST folder is then have a look in either:
C:\program files\steinberg\vst plugins
C:\program files\vst plugins
If you can’t find it in any of those then you’ll need to do a search.
Once you’ve located your VST – (it’s usually a .dll file) – click on it to load.
You need to do 2 things now, to view VST click view shown in picture below,
In the picture below you can see a box with a tick in it next to the word ‘Processing‘
Make sure that box is ticked, now when you change any parameters on your VST effect you’ll here it applied to the file.
To commit the effect click the ‘Apply‘ button.
VST Fx can be controlled without seeing the GUI.
You can control them within the VST Rack Box:
1. The Slider circled controls the level of the parameter.
2. Choose the parameter to be altered.
Finally to scan all your VSTs you need to change the path.
Goto Options – Editor configuration
Change the Vst path to wherever your VST effects are.
A search or the locations I’ve mentioned before will be needed.
Go back to VST rack and press VST scan,
If you’re sure click ‘OK’ and wait.
If succesful a box will come up saying X plugs detected in x:\vstfolder.
VST list dropdown list in VST rack will now be updated with your VSTs.
The batch process facility in Wavosaur is one of my favourite processes – much simpler to perform than Audition or Wavelab.
If you are unfamiliar with what a batch process is let me explain.
If you need to convert a lot of wav files to mp3 format batch process will automate this for you and save you lots of time.
Batch processing though can be used for a variety of processing tasks like normalisation, conversion of bit rate etc.
To bring up Batch processing in wavosaur you can either
Use shortcut – press ‘B‘ on keyboard or navigate to Tools – Batch processor as seen in the screen shot.
This will bring up a box,
If you take a squizz at the box you can see four elements that have an effect on what we do.
‘Source‘ – this is the folder where all the files you want converting reside – be warned ALL files in that folder will be converted.
Tip 1: Create a folder and copy your files into that – that way you have a backup in case anything goes wrong.
‘Destination‘ – this is the folder where you converted files will be saved – be aware if you choose the same folder as ‘Source‘ your original files will be replaced.
Tip 2: Create a subfolder within ‘source’ folder that way no mistakes – that way you’ve got two sets of backup – it’s up to you but best to play safe.
Remember backup twice and backup again – better safe than sorry.
‘Function‘ – This is the choice of conversion or process you wish to perform.
‘Run‘ – Press this when you’ve made your first three choices – the batch process will then be performed.
Wavosaur is a really cool free audio editor available to download from here.
Even though it is offered for free please if you use it make a donation. Software such as this needs to be supported.
If we don’t support projects like this they will die out.
I’ve been using Wavosaur on and off for a few months – moreso recently.
My chosen editor is Audition – but that is on my main pc – it’s an expensive software.
Wavosaur is pretty simple to use – it’s a small file – and unlike other audio editors doesn’t load VSTs on startup, instead you load the vst yourself.
Wavosaur also has a really cool batch processing facility which is dead simple to use and has a few presets already set up.
Over the next few months I’ll be investigating this software more and will throw up some tutorials on how to use it.
‘Wavosaur is a free sound editor, audio editor, wav editor software for editing, processing and recording sounds, wav and mp3 files. Wavosaur has all the features to edit audio (cut, copy, paste, etc.) produce music loops, analyze, record, batch convert.
Wavosaur supports VST plugins, ASIO driver, multichannel wav files, real time effect processing.
The program has no installer and doesn’t write in the registry. Use it as a free mp3 editor, for mastering, sound design. The Wavosaur freeware audio editor works on Windows 98, Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Go to the features page for an overview of the software.’