Pennies On The Dollar - Buying Audio Software Smart. Part IWritten by David D. Deprice
All Sound Recorder XP - $23 http://www.deprice.com/allsoundrecorderxp.htm
All Sound Recorder XP automatically detects recording formats your sound card supports and then sets application's parameters for best possible performance.
With Sound Recorder feature, you can record life sound from any source like microphone, line-in device(such as cassette tape, radio ) or any other audio player program (like winamp, realplayer, realone player - rm file, windows media player, Quicktime and other applications),WebPages, Internet telephony conversation, and save it to mp3,wav,wma formats on fly.
Sound Editor feature makes this program more powerful and more easy to use. It can edit audio files as you wish by cutting, copying, pasting, trimming segments and employing various DSP effects.
When you create a new recording project, you may set recording properties like output formats (MP3,WMA,OGG,WAV), recording time length, normalizing value, output file name and full path, and more.
"Preliminary Steps To Self-Confidence"Written by John Q. Miller
The first step in developing your self-confidence is to conduct an intelligent self-examination.
Poor self-confidence is a like a disease, to be diagnosed as carefully as any other sickness. Poor self-confidence arises largely from allowing your mind to habitually dwell upon negative thoughts of doubt, failure, and inefficiency. This negative power can become so great, that it affects almost every aspect of your life.
However, when you have a firm, decisive, and positive disposition, it is curious to see how space clears around you, and leaves you room and freedom.
Confidence begets confidence! A strong self-confidence will often safeguard your interests and give you an abiding sense of security. It makes you feel equal to almost any undertaking, however difficult, leading you to think and believe that, "They can conquer who believe they can."
Indecision is a frequent cause of poor self-confidence. Many people hesitate to take a step one way or other lest they do wrong thing, and this spirit of irresolution and hesitation often leads them into very mistakes they would avoid. "He who hesitates is lost," while he or she who develops self-confidence grows great and puts on "the dauntless spirit of resolution." The world generally accepts you at you own valuation. If you give an impression that you aren't confident, you mat be imposed upon and taken advantage of at almost every turn.