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Creating Soundtracks for Slideshows

OK, new technical sort of question. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to create a soundtrack for a slide show that would allow me to splice together various bits of songs so that I could better control what will be heard as each slide or series of slides appears on the screen? Eventually I want to take the sounds I have been recording onthe streets of Santo Domingo and combine that with music and spoken words to create a more complete soundtrack, but presently all I am looking to do is create a series of melodic themes. I have all the music in my iTunes library, and I had thought that GarageBand would allow me to splice everything together, but I guess not. Anyone know of any program or means of doing this? Wolf, I remember you had a beautiful soundtrack for your show of train stations, how did you do that?

The slide show is formatted in Powerpoint, which is easiest to work with when you are combining slides and textual materials, and it is easily transferred to a PC (which is what is hooked up to the projector we will be using). Unfortunately Powerpoint is not so good when it comes to adding sound, very clumsy and limited in fact. So I was just going to make a CD and run it separately.

Any suggestions?

by Jon Anderson at 2004-11-12 11:43:13 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) | Bookmark | | Report spam→

I was trying to sort out the same problem, when the earlier versions of Iphoto would only run a single Itunes track as audio backround. I never found an MP3 splicing program, but Iphoto 4 now allows you to select a playlist instead of a single song. let me know if you find a solution.

by teru kuwayama | 16 Nov 2004 12:11 | | Report spam→
there is a software witch you can downlaod for free from the apple webpage. I think it’s called sound studio, it was a while ago since I used it.
But it is very easy to use and it lets you to mix songs to together as you wish.
Best M

by [unverified member] | 16 Nov 2004 13:11 | | Report spam→
I have yet to use it, but the program Audacity seems to be a good solution….and it’s free!

Here’s a link to the download:
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Here’s a story/review of the software:
http://transom.org/tools/editing_mixing/200404.audacity.html

by [former member] | 16 Nov 2004 15:11 | | Report spam→

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