Audio recording (Audacity)
Audio recording can be highly beneficial in an educational setting. It is the process of digitally capturing content given in a lecture or other group environments. Listed below are links on recording discussions, how to edit and distribute audio files.
You can choose to record into a sound-editing program directly, record during a discussion on a smart phone (using a lapel microphone) or by using a mp3 recorder.
We recommend using Audacity to capture and edit your sound files. Audacity is a free open-source sound-editing program. You can download Audacity from the SourceForge website.
Resources and Links
These external links will guide you from the beginning of your project, to completion.
- Audacity 2.0.3 Manual
- A list of Audacity Tutorials
- Getting Started in Audacity - The quick help guide
- Managing Audacity Projects
- Opening, Listening, Editing and Saving Audio
- Connecting a microphone to your computer
- Importing Audio
- Audacity settings for Recording
- Recording with Audacity
- Playing and Recording
- Cut, Copy and Paste Audio
- Saving your file
- Audacity FAQ
Exporting as MP3 file: Due to patent restrictions, if you have version lower than Audacity 1.3.3 you may have difficulties exporting to Mp3 via Audacity without the LAME add-on.