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Can A "blank" Mp3 File Be Created?


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#1 rlprlp

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 08:50 AM

I play guitar, but have not been in a band for many years, so I simply enjoy playing alone. I enjoy playing along to my favorite songs using my Zune. However, one thing really annoys me. When I push the "play" button on my Zune, the first song on my playlist begins instantly (as it should, under normal circumstances). The reason this annoys me is because I have no chance to step away from the Zune and move to my guitar pedal board, and prepare to begin playing. I always miss the first several seconds of the first song.

This is my idea: If I could create a blank MP3 "song" that was about 20 seconds long, and place it as the first song on my Zune playlist, this would act as a "delay" feature after I press the "play" button on my Zune. I have no idea if this can even be done, but if it can, how would I go about it?

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 09:36 AM

Give Audacity a try.
You should be able to hit the Record button, and record nothing for as long as you want, then save it as an mp3.

You'll have to instal the LAME MP3 encoder, if you don't already have it.
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Posted 20 September 2008 - 10:07 AM

Do you have a Zune Docking Station? If so: Zune Wireless Remote

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 12:24 PM

Thank you for the tips. I already have Audacity. I use it to change the pitch on certain songs so I don't have to keep re-tuning my guitar. I have no reason why I didn't even think of that. I guess I just don't mess around with my computer that much anymore. I will give it a try.

Thank you as well for the wireless remote tip, too. But, unless they're giving them away for free... Well, you know what I mean. It's not worth spending money on.




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