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Need recommendations on voice recording program

Q: Need recommendations on voice recording program

I need a voice recording program that meets the following requirements:
I want 16-bit voice recording
It must be capable of voice-activated recording.
It must be configurable so that if the computer is rebooted, it will open and run the voice recording program and start recording without user attendance.
I have one here called SoundForge; but, I can't configure it to start recording without user participation if the computer reboots. At least, if there is a way, I can't see it.

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A: Need recommendations on voice recording program

Sound Forge might be able to do it with a script. I would go over to this website Sound Forge forum and see what they have to say: http://www.sonymediasoftware.com/forums

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I'd like to use software to record voice into .wav (other file formats would be just as fine). Would love to hear the recommendations others have before choosing something.

[email protected]
 

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I'm looking at getting a voice recording system that will "tape" a conversation but that I can actually download to my system.
Any Ideas or costs?
Thanks in adavance,
Art
 

A:Voice Recording. How?

I would look for a MP3 recorder. Take a look here,
http://google4-cnet.com.com/4566-6490_9-0.html?filter=500891_5414639_

I do not know anything about the companies in the link, it is just to show what you should be searching for.

SeeYa
 

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I am looking to record a friend of mine reading. The quality must be good and I would also like to be able to overlay it perhaps over background mood music. Anybody know if this can be done without expending a huge fortune?

A:Recording Voice to CD?

What's your budget?

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Is there anyone that has create a voice recording program before. I would like to create a voice recording program that records phone call and add to an existing applications. I have tried googling and haven't found much help. I'm a poor programmer when it comes to C/C++ and that's all the sample program that I can find via google. It would be great if someone can give me tips using visual basic, php or javascript.
 

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Good Afternoon Gals and Guys
 
I would like a recomendation on a voice recording program for the computer can anyone recommend one
 
Thanks John

A:voice recording

Try Audacity which is a free open source recorder and editor, you can get it here -
 
http://audacityteam.org/
 
I use it as an audio editor, for which it is excellent. I was always vaguely aware it could record but I have never tried using it for that !  I got into Audacity because my previous audio editor was no longer available when I had to rebuild my 'C' drive one time.
 
For recording I use Magix Audio Cleaning Lab - a commercial product - because I have an ongoing project, slowly ongoing, to convert my LP collection to CDs and it is quite powerful at removing the clicks and rumble that LPs are prone to.
 
I must try recording with Audacity !
 
Chris Cosgrove
 
You could also look at the solutions suggested in this topic -
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/363817/best-way-to-record-audio-off-the-internet/

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ok umm i have a dazzle HD i know how to work it but i need a voice recording software can anyone tell me a good voice reconding program

A:recording voice

Audacity

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Glad to make everyone's aquaintance.
Help.  I need to find out how to record audio (voice) onto my Dell Inspiron 8600, preferably in MP3 or WAV format.  What is the simplest/bare bones way I can do this.?  My users manual makes no mention of a built in microphone, does that mean there is none?  Also, I heard that I need something called Windows Recorder, which apparently I don't have, according to a file search.  I didn't find it on Microsoft's Downloads page either.
What to do?  Can anybody set me straight?  I am still running XP, Servicepack 2.

A:Voice recording - how?

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/app_soundrecorder.mspx?mfr=true

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Hi there, I would like to find out if my notebook has a voice recorder application. I need to record this asap. Please help.

A:Voice recording

Need the specific model. All Windows versions since Windows 98 have at least a basic sound recorder application but the question is whether you have a microphone. If you have a webcam you have a microphone but regardless you almost certainly have a microphone jack to use an external mic.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzW3K9CbKI4 If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it. 

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hello, I just purchased a usb, mic and headphones, and was going to try and see how it worked. I went to sound recorder, and it says i do not have enough memory. I know that is not true on this laptop, I have 3 Gb ram, and have no other programs open at the time, but still will not record, what do I need to change?
 

A:no voice recording?

If you are running Windows 2000 or XP, the problem may be that you have too much memory ...

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/284893
 

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I am using Windows XP operating system. Whenver i try to record my own voice with the help of microphone, all I get is blank recording. I have tried different microphones but still it is not working well. I dont hear any voice if i try to record with the help of sound recorder. In addition to this, I am unable to do voice chat on messengers. I am facing a very difficult situation. Hope i get help from you.

A:Voice Recording

Hi,

Welcome to TSF!!

Can you tell us the make and model of the microphones that you have tried. Also can you tell us the programs that you haved tried to record yourself with?

Cheers!

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Hi Everyone,

How can I record my voice so I can play it back? I tried using the sound recorder of windows but there is limit: I could only record for a certain amount of time.

Please advice me. Thank you

A:Voice Recording in XP

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/?lang=en

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My wife wants to make CD recordings of her own voice. I have a Dell dimension computer that has a microphone input socket on the back, but I have no idea what, if anything, is connected to it inside. I also have no clue at all what software we'd need. We do have a CD burner (but not a DVD burner).

Can someone please suggest what I should shop for?

Thanks.
 

A:Recording my voice on CD

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I am a twenty year veteran of the radio insdustry but amazingly I've never gotten up to speed on recording sample "news or airchecks" on a computer. I want to find out how to do that, mainly with the voice first. (I pretty much know how to edit other audio).

I have a headset and mic and audio card. of course...but do I just use the Sound Recorder program that comes with Windows or is there a better program that is integrated with using a PC headset and mic?
 

A:Recording Voice on a PC

Audacity, and excellent free audio editor, and a microphone is all you need.
 

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Hi all

Can someone tell me what the best free version recording software i can get??

I want one that can have the option to edit and change around
 

A:Voice Recording

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
 

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Hi all, I'm not sure where I should post this but I need HELP.

I am making a Video Slideshow for someone using Pinnacle Studio Plus and she wants to read a poem that she wrote. Well she is going to be here in a few hours and I have been playing around seeing how it works. IT DON'T work very well!!! When I play it back you cannot hear what I say unless I shout into the microphone. I have tried 2 different microphones and it still sounds the same.

If any one can help me I will be so grateful.

Thanks,
Stacy
 

A:Voice-Over Recording Problem

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Hello

I'm trying to get my skype going, but I can't get my mic working. I know I have the capacity on this computer, since it works whenever I use the Dell webcam center. I've plugged the headset into the mic jack, but skype can't detect my voice. When I check out the properties in the options for "volume control", in the Realtek audio input settings, everything but Recording (Line Volume, Front Mic, Mic Volume, and Stereo Mix) is greyed out.

So I opened up the settings for sounds and audio devices in the control panel, and tagain I notice that on the "audio" tab in the sound recording section, the "advanced" button is greyed out. Same with on the "Voice" tab, in the "Voice Recording" section, the "advanced" button is greyed out.

As a last resort, I pushed the "Test Hardware" button, and the "Sound Hardware Test Wizard" came up. I proceeded to the "Microphone Test", but not only does the computer not detect my voice, but yet AGAIN I notice that the "Playback" volume control is entirely greyed out.

What's going on here? Please help.

A:No voice recording/playback

Hello? Is there anybody out there??

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I am trying to record a voice over for a video. Che checking my voice recording through control panels - the microphone is working well but when I actually do recordings - they come through at very low volume.

A:voice recording problem

I'm not totally sure on this, but perhaps you've somehow turned down the volume of your recording in the video or media player. Make sure all your volume control programs are at max and your speakers are almost all the way down. Play a recording on loop and slowly turn the speakers up. If it's still quiet I'm not sure what to do. Maybe there's a lot of noise in the mic and something's filtering it out, along with most of your voice.

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i have a desktop with an integrated sound card on the board, im using xp professional as well, the problem is when im using a recording program e.g. sound recorder, audacity, dell webcam center, the sound is different from what i sung, usually the pitch is lower and getting out of tune. ive tried to use different mic (for my desktop monitor has a built in mic)but i still got the same trouble. and i also having this error in soud recorder "Not enough memory to complete this operation . Quit one or more program to increase available memory, and try again". Ive tried to close everything and still doesnt work. Ihave a 4GB memory and a quadcore processor. i hope that somebody can help me with this,..Thanks a lot guys!
 

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hi, i want to be able to record my voice etc onto my computer using a microphone, i was told to use an app called stepvoice? and then transfer it using yousendit.com?; here is what i want to do in a thread from a music site suggesting i use these apps etc > ((But... if you know the tune but don't know the words, you could use something like http://stepvoice.com/ to record the melody and then upload the audio clip via http://www.yousendit.com/
Go to http://www.yousendit.com
Send the mp3 to your own email address.
You'll receive an email with a link.
Post the link into your message.))

the question i ask is stepvoice the best type of app for what i want to do or are there others that people recomend, same goes for www.yousendit.com, i thought i'd ask because people on here have more of an understnding for what i want to try and do. and also can someone post instructions of how and what i exactly have to do from first plugging the microphone into the computer to posting the finished product on the forum i desire and evreything in between, i'm quite new to this and it seems quite a daunting task so i wondored if anybody on here may be able to guide me through what i have to do?.

speed101//
 

A:recording and uploading a voice?

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Hi.

I will like to record my voice. What software can I use?

I just installed Net2phone on my computer, and I called a place but they didn't hear me when I spoke. So I'll like to hear what I sound like.

Anyways, please suggest some software.

Thanx in advance.
 

A:(Solved) recording my voice

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Hi! Can anybody suggest me how can i record the voice chats that i do on yahoo or msn messenger???
 

A:Recording of voice chat

Have you tried Windows built in sound recorder? I think that will work.
 

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I have a Windows XP computer. When i first got it i had no problems recording sounds with my microphone. I would just plug it in the front pink microphone hole. THere is alost a mic plug in the back, plus an input plug. Just recently i hadn't been able to record anything. I plug into the front plug and yell in the mic. Then when i blast the playback what i recorded i can barely hear myself. I've done a bunch with the input volume and playback nothing works. I've tried pluggin my mic in the back mic plug, when i saw something i can hear myself through the speakers, then when i try and record, the same thing happens when i have to blast the speakers to barely hear myself. I really hope someone can help. thanks

A:Voice Recording Problem

In the settings check to make sure in the recording section the mic is unmuted, sometimes you can playback the mike thru the speakers but you can't actually record it...

Second of all this might sound a little stupid but you might have a mute button on the mic.. is that off...

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Hi Folks,

I'm trying to convert a voice recording to music notation. (Lead sheets)
The problem is, I'd like to record .wav or .midi ....but, I HAVE NO IDEA
how to start the process in XP. I can test the microphone, it tells me
it's working. I can also hear some sound from the speakers. But how
the heck do I just record, creating a file ? And where would that file
hang out ?

I have software that will allegedly record it, but is there a way to
record, and name, and tell it where to go in XP ?

Thanks, I'm a total newbie in this.

-bonzie
 

A:Clueless about recording voice.

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Where do I find the recording (mic) icon to activate when I want to record a voice?

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- Interruption occurs when recording the sound.-Registration device problem* Voice does not record when recording. There are inconsistencies.Briefly: When recording audio in the computer microphone feature, there are breaks.Your computer microphone is also broken when you record audio.Thank you for your help.

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Hello,

I am new to the group and to attempting to use SoundStage to record live audio (live meeting setting). I don't see anything in the Help or Index that says a microphone can be used. Do the program permit this? Or is it only MS MediaPlayer has this ability. I'd like to record more than 60 seconds at a time.

Any info is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
rdhsjh

A:Recording voice audio

I use a program called Audacity for that kind of thing. It's very easy to use, can save in MP3, wav and OGG formats, and it's free. Also, the length of the recording isn't limited from the start like sound recorder is.

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When I am watching streaming video or making a voice recording, the computer seems to randomly pause for a fraction of a second in intervals ranging from 3 to 15 seconds. This leads to a choppy presentation in which parts of a word are cropped or the video momentarily pauses. I also experience a random pauses or response when I am scrolling or typing. These events occur even when no other apps are running (according to Win Task Manager). Rebooting the computer does not solve the problem.

Got any ideas on how to correct this issue? Or what the cause is?

Thanks ,

John

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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4027 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 150M, 256 Mb
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Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC, Version A0, $$C0A215MR
Antivirus: Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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I have a an enhanced 486 with Windows '95, a sound card, microphone, and a 56k modem.

Using an internet service provider, is it possible to e-mail approximately 25 seconds, (reading from a script) as well as 10 to 15 seconds (from a cassette recording)?

If it was possible, would the sound that is received sound "telephone-tinny" (like the voice heard on a telephone) or would it sound more lifelike - as though I was in the same room as the person that was listening to my voice?

I realize that sound takes up a lot of space.

I have never tried this before yet I believe it might be possible. If anyone can answer o my questions, I would be grateful. I must confess that I am still new to computers and I am not familiar with all of the terms that are used.

If you wish to respond to my e-mail address, it is: [email protected]

Thank you.

Sean
 

A:Can you e-mail your voice along with a few second of a cassete recording?

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As an aspiring musician ( hah! ), I 've been recording my own music. I'm looking for advice/suggestions on the best way to record my music to my PC. I'm currently mixing down my master tapes using the RCA inputs from my ATI TV-tuner card, kind of editing a video without the picture. I'm looking for a better setup. I have a SB Live card and I am thinking of buying the SB Platinum because it has the inputs for musical intruments and RCA inputs right on the front panel. Is it basically the same card I have now, except it has the front panel access? Are there any good setups ( software/hardware ) that are relatively inexpensive for music recording? I've had success in mixing my master tapes down to my hard drive and then burning them to CD's. I'm just looking for a better system or setup. Any help, suggestions or advice is greatly appreciated.
 

A:Music Recording (Guitars, voice, etc)

I use cool edit its a pretty cool program along with a small home stereo nothing special just one that has an aux hook that up to your puter and your computer mic I'm assuming you have one will pick up all your sound then just record in cool edit while your playing and it will lay it down for you now there will be a little background noise but with cool edits noise reduction you can easily take it out. you can also add effects, reverb, distortion, echo, and lots more....anyway that's just one way to do it or should I say probably the cheapest (but with descent sound quality) way that I can think of unless you got a big hole in your pocket I have heard that it can get pretty expensive but maybe there are some other musicians on the board that have other options.

Another aspiring musician GOOD LUCK!
 

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Hello folks,
i want to make some recordings for some video tutorial and i am using Camstudio and in most cases the voice recording is not that audible and even i tried in some other video recording softwares and even their i had the same results.

So i checked and double checked and i noticed that the Voice Recording Control is not raised to its full limit , please see the snapshots for more understanding, its in snap #4 the thing where we are supposed to raise is locked and i can't access it. See that raiser: that needs to be full, its like its locked.

Can someone tell me what to do, i want that volume to be raised fully:



 

A:Voice recording Control is Locked in XP

bumper
 

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Long years ago I used a program called "switch" from NCH Software to shrink voice recording files drastically without significant loss of clarity.  My recollection is the original MP3 recordings (from a Sony pocket voice recorder) ran about 10 MB per minute, and the converted files about 10 minutes per MB, in other words a 100-fold reduction in file size without noticeable loss of quality (and yes, I know you couldn't do this with nature or music recordings, but the human voice in conversation has limited bandwidth).
 
That was a good many years ago and now, needing to do the same thing again, I have forgotten how I did it.  Does anyone have words of wisdom here?  I suppose it's a matter of playing with the bit rate?  and/or converting to some other format such as WMA?

A:How to compress MP3 voice recording files?

Maybe I'm missing something, but if Switch can do what you need, why not use it?Incidentally, around 10MB per minute is CD standard, not MP3. Even so, 100-fold reduction in file size without noticeable loss of quality would be quite an achievement.

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Hello,

Yesterday my headset microphone went dead, and the strangest thing happened, now instead of recording my voice it is recording everything on the output, i mean everything, game sounds, music, if i'm on vetrilo it records what other ppl say and plays it.

Can anyone help me here?

Using Vista, and have the latest realtek HD drivers.

Oh and headset is working fine on a diferent computer.

A:Microphone recording output instead of voice

Hi Aegiss and welcome to Vista Forums

Did you install the drivers after you lost your mic or before? Open Realtek Audio Manager and check your port assignments.

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I have made a digital recording of a meeting at work with everyones permission but it has not come out as clear as I expected, would anybody be able to help me either to clean it up so that it is not so fuzzy or point me in the direction of some free software that may be of help.

Many Thanks

Lockeyp
 

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I have an Acer computer with Windows 10 OS. I have made some voice recordings that I want to burn onto a blank CD. I downloaded a file converter and converted them into an mp4 format. When I have clicked on the burn to CD button the computer tells me that they are finished being burned, however when I take the CD out of the tray and play it on a CD player, it is blank and the player says "No disk inserted" so it doesn't even recognize the burned CD. How do I successfully get my recording to burn onto a blank CD so I can play it and hear it?
 

A:How to burn a CD from a voice recording file

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I have to do a lots of professional voice-recording. I am looking for good microphone with impressive recording. Motherboard support like 5:1 channel or 3:1 channel is also a issue when selecting a microphone or doen't matter. In my system MSI KT4 Ulta motherboard is installed.

I read the reviews of Altec Lansing 502, 602 but doubt they are good for voice recording or not. Please reply ASAP.

Please only mention those companies that available in India.
 

A:Good microphone for voice recording

If you have a mic boost function in the advanced properties of your mixer, you don't need to use a PC mic. I'd recommend going to a music store and looking for a Shure SM58 or SM57 pro studio microphone. I use a Shure SM58 on mine. You'll have to use a plug adaptor.

The motherboard support for 5.1 only matters if you have one of those boards that can't accept a microphone or line in when useing 5.1 configuration for sound.
 

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I have tv usb 2.0 as default voice recording device but integrated microphone or external microphones aren't working. Any suggestion welcome.
 

A:Solved: tv usb 2.0 voice recording not working

I switched with another device: realtek and that one is working properly. Everything 's fine, I can use skype for first time. Thanks for help.
 

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When i recording anything from the microsphone then the hissing sound is coming up. Anyone tell me what can be the reason of that. No electricity line or product out there.

Or tell me how to remove the hissing sound from the voice in Sound Forge. I tried Normalize it and reduce the voice little bit around 80% but little hissing sound is there.

And tell me there is any software that converts male voice into the female voice.
 

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I have an idea I'd like to implement and would like any input that would make it easier for me. To explain: I am a 24/7 Caregiver of an 86 year old, blind and bedbound woman, with some dementia. Things go so much more smoothly when she drinks plenty of water, or else she has terrible episodes of hullucinations. This is especially true this time of the year, and it's not fun!! I have a water bucket strapped on her bed which is connected to a dummy plastic cup by a plastic tube which makes it 100% spillproof since there is no water unless she sucks. This system works great, but the problem is that she doesn't remember it is there, so needs constant reminders. After three years, however, I am going crazy monitoring this by constant visits to her room. Anyway, with that intro, what I am trying to do is to make a CD that I can pop in which has intervals of 15, 20, or 30 minutes of silence punctuated by reassuring and instructive messages where I can remind her to drink her water or that I am in next room if she needs me, or that she is safe and I love her. It seems to me there must be some program that can help me do this rather than literally having a recorder go for 15, 20, 30 with no sound. I'd really appreciate any suggestions to help me accomplish my mission. I thank you all in advance, as I am so impressed by the kindness of people helping people on this site. It's so much easier coming here rather than spending hours searching out solutions on the ... Read more

A:Recommendations for Recording Intervals of Silence

Ambiflex, do you have a cd burner which can set recording intervals for the time that you want? Also, since this is something that would continue to play over a long period of time, you would have to set your cd player to the "repeat" setting.
 

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I'm looking for a way to connect the voice from my NEC NEAX 2000 IPS phone to Audacity to record customer calls for quality control purposes. Right now I received a device that I must use in conjunction with the speaker feature, I'd like to have a set up where I can go direct from the phone to a line in on the pc.
 

A:Solved: Digital Voice Signal Recording

You can get adapters from many sources.

Here's a schematic of an adapter I made from Radio Shack parts ~ $10
The RS transformer is much smaller than the one in the pic.
The potentiometer is not necessary.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/70
http://www.epanorama.net/documents/telecom/telerecord.html
 

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I have a WS-802 Olympus voice recorder and it has a setting for recording for either 128 kbps and 256 kbps. I want the best, clearest, most understandable voice recording I can get.

For voices only, will 256 kbps make any difference at all over 128?

I've researched this on-line; but, all I find deals with music.
 

A:Solved: Voice recording 128kbps vs 256kbps?

For voice recording you can use a much lower bitrate than music and still have it sound fine. You can tell with a music track that's there's slightly lower quality with 128 kbps compared with 256 if you play it on a high quality stereo system. But I'd doubt if you could tell any difference with a voice recording.

The only difference is file size. A 5 min. track at 128 kbps is about 4.6 MB and at 256 it's about 9.2 MB. So, if file size isn't a concern, go with 256.
 

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So, I want to record a stream with a microphone. I wanna know how can I improve voice quality considering it's a live record, meaning there's no after-edit.

I've been using Audacity for my Youtube videos, but I don't think this program can be used to live editing.

Please help.

A:Improving voice quality (live recording)

There is fairly little you can do software-wise to improve the sound quality of your input "on the fly", especially if all you're using is a headset or a standalone cheap mic. Studio mics are more suitable for higher quality audio without any need for additional post processing, but even then you can't expect much if you're using nothing but intergrated audio in your PC.

An audio interface is your best bet if you've got the money to invest into your videos, as they can provide you with the neccessary software tweaks such as noise gates and a wide variety of effects. Also, it's always good to have a physical pop filter on your mic, at least those can be found pretty cheap.

If money is a problem, the only thing you can do is try and tweak around your audio settings (in Windows). But in that case I'd recommend just recording your audio uncompressed (yes, you can do that in Audacity, Ocenaudio, Sound Forge etc.) and then make the neccessary post processing fixes. It's a bit of a longer process but it's most certainly the cheapest solution.

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Hi all,

I want to record voice messages for friends that are up to 5 minutes long. I have found Sound Recorder to be useful, it appears PCM 22.050kHz, 8-bit Mono suits my needs just fine.

Was wondering if there is any other software that can give me the same recording quality but do it with even smaller file sizes. (???) Also, I want this to be pretty compatible with any of my friends' computer setups, I suppose .wav is the best sound format?

Thanks ahead for any info,
-wubuscmh
 

A:'Stingiest' data format for basic voice recording

Some form of compressed audio - MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis etc - would be smaller.
 

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Hi, I would like to put together a computer with these software requirements in mind (for reason/record:

Intel P4/AMD Athlon XP at 2GHz or better, multiple cores highly recommended, 1 GB RAM or more, DVD drive, 2 GB free hard disk space, Record may use up to 20 GB cache disk space, Windows XP SP2, Vista or later

I currently have XP, and would do Windows 7 but I really don't care for Vista (please don't figure in to the total, and yes I will be getting a legal copy!). I would like to go the cheapest route, which I imagine would be building from scratch. If I can stay under 500 dollars that's be best although spending a little more for a really nice system that will be good for a few years is favorable.

I found this as a starting point, and would like to know the thoughts from the inside.

The only additional information I have is I have 2 TB's that are waiting for a home so I'm not worried about storage, and also the quieter the better, as everything helps while recording. Thank you very much in advance. - Dinvex
 

A:Recommendations building a new (budgeted) computer from scratch for recording music

You can do better with your budget. I recommend this:

AMD Athlon II X2 245 Regor 2.9GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - $57.99 + free shipping
GIGABYTE GA-MA74GM-S2 AM3\AM2+\AM2 AMD 740G mATX AMD Motherboard - $53.99 ($51.99 with M-Club discount) + variable shipping depending on location
OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit - $75.99 + $0.99 shipping
NZXT Beta EVO Chassis - CS-NT-BETA-EVO - $53.99 + free shipping
SeaSonic SS-300ET Bronze 300W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply - OEM - $39.99 + $8.57 shipping
ASUS Xonar DX PCI-E Sound Card - $79.99 ($59.99 after $20 MIR) + free shipping
Grand Total = ~$380, not considering rebates.
 

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I just purchased the above the other day.

I chat regularly to someone in America using various chat clients (yahoo, aim, msn etc).

On my ancient Sony Vaio this wasn't a problem. However on this laptop, with a vastly superior specification, the sound at their end is awful. It apparently skips and the volume fluctuates.= and generally sounds awful.

I tried sound recording on it and got the same results.

I'm using a Plantronics headset rather than the internal mic, (don't know if this makes a difference).

Not being that computer literate myself, is there a conflict between the external mic and the built in mic or can anyone shed any other light on this matter.

Any help would be vastly appreciated because I purchased this laptop simply to upgrade and carry on voice chatting

A:Toshiba Satellite C650-1CT. Sound recording/voice chat issues

Hi

In the sound settings, you will find 2 mic volumes, one the internal and external if the external mic is only plugged in, so what you do is to mute one and use the other.

Hope this helps !!

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It's a nice paradox my microphone.. i'm on a asus k52ju + win7x64

After several complains from a few friends i tried to fix the microphone recording, and here are the results:

I've heard the micro myself using the following option

and my voice is too low or barely audible, but if i it the laptop with 1 finger, or do any kind of drumming (for example typing on the keyboard) it's audible as hell.

What could be wrong with it? It does pretty much the opposite of what it should

Here are some settings that might help:



Edit: also the drivers are updated, (always have been), and increasing the microphone volume only agravates the problem

A:Microphone voice recording low, but "hits" and humming high

What microphone are you using? Brand and model?

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