What did I learn today: How to select background music

I am creating some videos. I needed background music. There are lots of free as well as paid libraries out there. I wanted to hear how the music blends into my voice narration – before downloading / purchasing the music.

Any audio editing tool can be used for mixing two audio files.
In this case, it does not work for me. Because the audio file is physically not available yet.

Here is the solution I found. Windows Volume Mixer. Right click on the speaker icon and choose Volume Mixer. Mute all sounds except the Voice Narration recording software – SoundForge in this case and the browser where you are previewing the music samples – Chrome in this case. Play the voice narration, adjust the sound levels and you can hear the mixed version immediately. Simple, elegant and useful.

Select background music in Windows Volume Mixer

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