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Chapter 8. Pictures, Sounds, and Movies > Making WAVs with Sound Recorder

8.4. Making WAVs with Sound Recorder

Windows XP comes with a generous assortment of sound files that you can use as error beeps, as described in Chapter 9. But no error beep is as delightful as one that you've made yourself—of your two-year-old saying, "Nope!" for example, or your own voice saying, "Dang it!"

Using Sound Recorder (Figure 8-15) requires a sound card, speakers, and a microphone. If your PC is appropriately equipped, you can use this little program to record various snippets of your life, which can serve a number of purposes, including error beeps.


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