Many programs will record sound. These include: SoundEdit 16, Peak, Deck II, Director, Premiere...
SoundEdit 16 and Peak are primarily audio programs so they are a good choice if you are just recording audio. (as opposed to video = images + audio)
It is often best to record at a higher sample rate and resolution than you plan to use in the end so that high quality is retained. Usually this means 44 kHz - 16 bit. As with images, you should not recompress a compressed sound.
Using SoundEdit 16
SoundEdit 16 is a digital sound recording and editing tool. It gives you
a range of techniques for editing any recorded sound, allowing you to
record, shift pitch, change tempo, filter, texture, combine and layer
sounds, based on digital samples of the sound.
The program uses a tape recorder metaphor with play, record, stop and
pause buttons as well as a recording level meter.
- open a new file
- check the sample rate/resolution in the Sound Format menu
- check the input device in the Recording Options menu
- you should be able to see the recording level meter move when the
sound is playing (Make sure the meter is on by clicking on it. If it is on you will see a short green bar.)
- click on record
Valid for Fall/Winter 2003-2004
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