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Author Topic: MP3 creator for CW  (Read 4555 times)
K4IDK
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« on: October 28, 2012, 10:07:18 AM »

I'm looking for some software that will allow me to type something and save it as an MP3 file. 

Anyone have any suggestions?  I've done a google search and come up with nothing that was quite what I was looking for.
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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012, 10:50:18 AM »

I'm looking for some software that will allow me to type something and save it as an MP3 file. 

Anyone have any suggestions?  I've done a google search and come up with nothing that was quite what I was looking for.

Hi,
Try Goggling the terms "Morse Code MP3".  The first entry looks to be a decent converter...
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K4IDK
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 07:29:04 PM »

That one worked, but apparently I'd have to buy a program that costs $29.99 to save the file. 

Any ideas for a free program?
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 08:32:27 PM »

That one worked, but apparently I'd have to buy a program that costs $29.99 to save the file. 

Any ideas for a free program?

Yes...  if you have a rig connected to your computer, use any MP3 recorder, and record the sidetones...  Failing that, if it is a small job send me the text and I can generate them for you...

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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2012, 11:26:48 AM »

That one worked, but apparently I'd have to buy a program that costs $29.99 to save the file. 

Any ideas for a free program?

Yes...  if you have a rig connected to your computer, use any MP3 recorder, and record the sidetones...  Failing that, if it is a small job send me the text and I can generate them for you...

73's,
Dave


Dave, I just tried that with 3 different MP3 recorders and I can't find a way when using them to allow my radio to be the source.  It's connected on COM3 and works fine with things like HRD and Winmor. 

Any particular MP3 recorder that you can recommend? 
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N4IAG
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2012, 02:28:23 PM »

You should be able to hook up the audio from your radio to the line-in of your sound card and use that as your source.

Steve
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« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2012, 06:20:16 AM »

That one worked, but apparently I'd have to buy a program that costs $29.99 to save the file. 

Any ideas for a free program?

Yes...  if you have a rig connected to your computer, use any MP3 recorder, and record the sidetones...  Failing that, if it is a small job send me the text and I can generate them for you...

73's,
Dave


Dave, I just tried that with 3 different MP3 recorders and I can't find a way when using them to allow my radio to be the source.  It's connected on COM3 and works fine with things like HRD and Winmor. 

Any particular MP3 recorder that you can recommend? 

Steve pretty well covered what I was going to say...
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012, 05:27:13 AM »

I'm looking for some software that will allow me to type something and save it as an MP3 file. 

Anyone have any suggestions?  I've done a google search and come up with nothing that was quite what I was looking for.

Have you had any luck getting your CW recorded as MP3?
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012, 10:56:41 PM »

Hi,

Try this link...

http://www.morseresource.com/morse/makemorse.php
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K4KRW
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2012, 03:31:51 AM »

Just Learn Morse Code http://www.justlearnmorsecode.com makes nice CW audio files.  Unfortunately it only makes .wav files.  But, you can find utilities to convert them.  But, the quality is very good.  I have been making CW training audio for myself and also been converting book chapters to cw for additional practice using this and have been very happy with the  results.

I can't recommend an audio file conversion app.  I bought an expensive software package years ago that does it so I haven't had to look.  But, I'm sure there are plenty of free utilities out there.

Apparently Windows Media Player can do this.

Richard - K4KRW
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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2012, 09:25:44 AM »

I'm looking for some software that will allow me to type something and save it as an MP3 file. 

http://lcwo.net/text2cw - Free and online, MP3 files can be downloaded or embedded into a website

For longer texts: http://fkurz.net/ham/ebook2cw.html

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Fabian DJ1YFK
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2012, 12:01:28 PM »

I agree with DJ1FYK. I have used ebook2cw (appears to be an earlier version of text2cw) to create mp3 files out of books from the Gutenberg Project. Go to Gutenberg's website (all books there are in the public domain), download one or more books in text format, and then use text2cw to convert the book to mp3 files at the speed you choose. Note that the combined sizes of the mp3 files will be much larger than the text you started with.

I converted some Tom Swift books that I read when I was a kid. Get to "read" the stories again and practice cw all at the same time.

Bill, AK5K
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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2012, 12:14:16 PM »

Slight error on my part:

ebook2cw is a command line program that will take an input text file and produces mp3 file, whereas

text2cw is a web-based program where you type in whatever text you wish to be converted to mp3 files.

Now, hopefully I didn't add more confusion.

And sorry for mixing up your call, Fabian. After all Fabian, DJ1YFK, is the author of these programs. And thanks, I've enjoyed using your program.

Bill, AK5K
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2012, 02:01:37 PM »

If you ever want to rip analogue audio to MP3 or another digital format, and this includes vinyl disk, cassette tape, or a CW sidetone oscillator connected to a sound card... http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Extremely capable audio editor and unrestricted open source freeware, too. Install the optional codecs and it will convert formats. It's also possible to record streaming audio from the web. I have this computer sound card wired through the Tape In and Tape Out jacks of an old school stereo receiver so I can record off the web, turntable, radio or cassette deck by the press of a button or click of the mouse.
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WB2EOD
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« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2012, 08:14:27 PM »

Google Text to Morse.  This should give you a few leads.  There are a few that make you pay but some will simply allow you to type in text and download an MP3 file containing the morse code.  Some even allow you to control speed and tone frequency. 
I did this and made a ringtone of my own call sign. 

Hope this helps
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Roy
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