Audio recording is the process of capturing data or translating information to a recording format stored on some storage medium, or can be used to refer to stored data itself.

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Skype: How to record a podcast?

I am doing a podcast with some friends. We are planning to do this by getting onto a Skype conference call and discussing our topic. Is there a way to record this Skype conference conversation into a ...
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How to record sounds directly from my soundcard?

I want to record a sound that comes from a program in my computer, directly from my soundcard, not using crappy microphone to record it! I was able to do this easily on WinXP by choosing "what u ...
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How do you record a Skype conversation on Windows?

Is there an app or plugin for Skype to record a conversation? Or can you use an audio application like Sonar or Sony Vegas Studio to do this?
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Recording Skype conference calls on OSX?

I am looking for an open-source way to generate an audio record of Skype conference calls under OSX 10.5 or higher.
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How to record a mp3/m3u stream using VLC?

How do I capture/record directly from a MP3/M3U stream of a radio station, using VLC player, setting up VLC via its graphical user interface (GUI)? I prefer the Windows version of VLC but ...
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Does the sound card matter when using a USB mic? [closed]

I have a PC laptop and it records bad when I use analog input mic. If I buy a USB mic like Blue Yeti, does this kind of microphones skip sound card, since the data is digital? Thus I may expect ...
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How can I record system sounds (apps) in Audacity?

Or another similar program? All I want to do is record the sounds coming from say firefox, or any other app, for use as samples in music. I need to do this in both windows and linux (ubuntu 9.10). ...
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Any program can record your singing or humming, and then create the musical notes of what you sing?

I am looking for a program that can record a melody, that is record the humming of my voice and then convert said melody into the musical note version (akin to the sheets of music a pianoist uses).
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What can I do to enhance MacBook Pro internal mic sound quality in iMovie?

After using MacBook for two years, I bought 17'' MacBook Pro. I'm pretty happy with it, performance and all, but I also was going to record some music videos for YouTube. I play guitar and sing. ...
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Convert a cassette tape recording to digital format

Has anyone been successful with transferring audio cassette tape recordings to a digital format? I would like to preserve old cassette tape recordings of my grandparents to some digital format: MP3, ...
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How can I remove noise from an audio recording?

I used to record important technical meetings and demos using Camtasia Studio, using a Mic to capture the speaker voice. Sometimes we invite attendees by asking them to call us in the meeting, and ...
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Recording speaker output on MacBook with OS X Snow Leopard

Does anyone know a way of recording speaker output on a MacBook with OS X Snow Leopard? I have written a program that generates music, and just want to record its output. I do not have a feedback ...
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Recording Audio from WMP Stream

I'm sitting here listening to a radio show that is being broadcast live over an internet stream, but I would like to keep bits and pieces for later-enjoyment. Is there a way I can easily record ...
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Audacity: Assign left channel to both channels in mp3 file

I'm using Audacity 1.3.12-beta on Mac OS X 10.6.7. In a band we recorded a couple of songs - in mono - and I converted them to mp3 files right away. And of course, I deleted the recordings immediately ...
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In an audio recording of a lecture, can I reduce the volume of my typing while preserving the volume of the lecture?

I'm playing around with using OneNote 2013 to record some of my lectures. I really like the feature that links the time I wrote each paragraph in my notes with the time in the recording. However, the ...
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firewire emulation for virtual machines

As is well known by people that have the joy of having a FireWire professional audio interface, virtual machines (VirtualBox, VmWare, etc.) cannot access FireWire devices. I'm wondering if there are ...
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Good software for recording podcasts on the Mac (OSX)

I'm looking for a piece of simple software that'll allow me to easily : Record Audio Perform basic editing (cut out a section, increase the volume) Save to MP3. People talk about Audacity, but I ...
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Audio recording background noise

For a long time time I've been trying to get rid of the background noise that appears in every audio recording I make with my computer. Tried different microphones, different sound setting, drivers. ...
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Converting hundreds of tapes to MP3

I know that devices exist which can convert cassette tapes into MP3s via USB. I have hundreds of tapes which I'd like to convert. Are there any devices which can do this in a batch style - i.e. put ...
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Generate sine wave with ffmpeg

I would like to generate an audio file with a sinus wave with ffmpeg. I know there is a sine filter but that's as far as it goes. I tried ffmpeg -filter "sine=48:1:5" -c:a pcms16le test to create ...
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How to record sound 24/7

I want to record sound on a Windows 7 computer for an extended period of time. The computer is on 24/7. In a perfect world I am looking for a program that can record sound from a particular ...
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“Stereo Mix” produces very distorted, near to unrecognizable output

I'm on Windows 8 RTM x64, using the designated Realtek Drivers. Sample: http://puu.sh/1HVew/a12007f54a01896920b954c792fe991b (Yes, this was once music) This is not just random noise, the output is ...
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Is there some dead simple way to record all audio (input+output) on Windows 7?

I need a very simple app that my non-technical colleagues can use for recording calls made via a VOIP program on their PC. There are many programs that allow recording audio input and/or output - but ...
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What is the Xubuntu sound recorder application?

What sound recorder is provided by Xubuntu 11.10 or is lightweight and would be a good candidate for the XFCE desktop?
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Multiple audio channels out from skype

In a group video calling, is it possible to make Skype (or a 3rd party app) split the audio from each caller, so that I can record each caller in it's own track/channel?
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Why can't I record my microphone when audio is playing through my speakers?

I have a Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 221 device in my Compaq Presario CQ-60 211DX, and I want to record a Cyberacoustics headset through it via a standard 3.5mm jack. When I do this normally, ...
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Can you recommend a good replacement for Windows Sound Recorder?

Can anyone recommend a good, free replacement for Windows 'Sound Recorder'? Requirements: Very quick to load and run Allows saving to a compact sound format (e.g. MP3) Allows long recordings (1+ ...
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How do I make my voice recording sound more professional using GarageBand?

I recorded my voice with GarageBand but it sounds very dirty and amateur. I'm looking at a GarageBand tutorial to learn how to make the recording sound a little more professional and clean. I use ...
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how to hide sound recorder in windows 7

I want to record sound on a Windows 7 computer using software called Sound recorder. My question Is there any way to hide it even i did that : Open windows Task Manager (Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete) ...
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Audio editing on Linux

I am helping to setup a Linux machine at my school for an audio editing room. We have a soundboard with audio incoming from multiple microphones, as well as outputting to 4 speakers. I am looking for ...
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How do you enhance volume in an audio file?

My friend recorded an interview session he had via Skype?I dont know what software he used to record the audio,but the final output was a wma file.Its only later when he played the audio he realized ...
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linux arecord: capture sound card output rather than microphone input

I am trying to capture sound card output and encode it in Vorbis ogg format using the following command: arecord -f cd -t raw | oggenc - -r -o file.ogg However, the computer's microphone input is ...
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how to record mic input and pipe the output to another program

Hi everyone Im trying to follow a tutorial on generating truly random bits How To Generate Truly Random Bits This is the command from the tutorial but it does not work rec -c 1 -d /dev/dsp -r 8000 ...
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Is there a PCI card with a MIDI port?

Does anyone know of a PCI card that I could install in my desktop that would give me a MIDI port? Would it need to be a full sound card, or could it just be a dumb object? The distinction I'm making ...
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How to Record Audio in Windows 7

I need to permanently save a voice message on physical media. I purchased the cables and adapters to connect my cell phone's 2.5mm audio jack to one of my PC's 3.5mm audio jacks. Should I just use ...
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How to improve the quality of AMR audio recordings in Windows?

How to improve the quality of AMR audio recordings in Windows?
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Boost Audio Input on OS X?

I'm using my 13" Mac Book Pro's audio input functionality with an external microphone (recent vintage, bought around Thanksgiving). I've increased my input volume to the maximum in system preference, ...
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How to Record Both Mic Audio and Speakers while using headset

I'm trying to record my screen with sound at the same time, but right now, my jack stopped working (it's with the red light) and I have to use a headset so that I can have sound on my Mac. So my ...
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how to record/stream multiple audio output from a single input?

This is the command I am currently using to stream live audio under the Raspbian distro: ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 1 -i hw:1 -ar 44100 -f flv rtmp://10.255.11.53/ The functionality I am looking for is ...
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What are some specific audio / sound card / driver setups that still allow you to “record what you hear”?

The ability to record what you hear, aka recording "Stereo Mix", is something that is fading away. I thought there was nothing to it, based on how many people make YouTube videos of themselves ...
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Converting An Audio Jack from Line Out to Line In

I would like to do a multi track audio recording at home using a software like audacity. In my old PC which is no longer working [:(] I used to have a provision to convert line-out i.e. the speaker ...
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Audio Hijack for Windows

Is there a Windows equivalent for Rogue Amoeba's Mac-only Audio Hijack Pro? I need to record the audio output of a running application and apply VST effects to the audio output in realtime, but I'm ...
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Why can't I record 16khz sampling audio using my laptop?

I want to know why my laptop can't record 16khz sampling audio. The sampling rates I can have using my laptop are only limited to the higher sampling rate, e.g, 44khz, 48khz, 192khz, and so on... I ...
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Which software and tools should I use to create software presentation like this one?

I want to create a screen captured audio (microphone) - video presentation of my software. So i'm looking for best screencasting softwares out there which should allow me to edit recorded audio and ...
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How to record my voice on a Mac Mini with headphones?

I'm try to record my voice via the headphone on a Mac Mini, but it's not working. I saw on Apple's site that the Mac Mini can record voice, but it doesn't seem to be working for me. Here is a ...
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How can I create real-time audio effects on PC?

Does anyone know how I can create an echo effect in real-time while singing on PC. Lets say I want to sing to an audience over IM and I want an echo/delay effect while I sing. Is there any software ...
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How to record multitrack in Audacity?

I have an Alesis 8 channel USB 2.0 Multimix. I can connect it to the computer through an USB port, obviously. How can I use Audacity to record multiple tracks from it, and have them separate inside ...
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Line-In/Stereo Mix does not work, have correct settings and installed most recent drivers, Windows 7

I have a black macbook which I have years ago began using as a Windows computer by installing and using only Windows on the computer. I used Windows XP until now with bootcamp (mac) drivers, which ...
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sox error on white macbook 1.1 no default audio device

I want to use a white macbook which purpose is recording sound with sox. I installed sox and lame via brew but when I want to record something in terminal sox -d ada.mp3 I got the following error ...
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Headset microphone far too quiet while at max

I'm running Windows 8 Pro x64 using an official Microsoft Xbox 360 wired headset which is plugged into an Afterglow Xbox 360 controller, connected to my computer via USB. The computer recognizes that ...