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How To Record Audio Files

This article shows how easily you can record audio files using an audio recording software like RecordForAll.
Published: Oct 1, 2007
Author: Sharon Housley
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How do I record an audio file?

Recording and audio file is extremely easy. First off you will need:

1. A microphone or input device.
2. A computer with a sound card.
3. Audio Recording software like RecordForAll Plug the input device into the input jack of the Start the audio recording software (in this case RecordForAll).

The RecordForAll screen is divided into three mainsections. First there is the library where you can store and organize all of your audio clips. You can import songs, sound effects or other audio files on your computer just by clicking the plus button. Clicking on the red record button will let you record directly from your microphone or from another live audio source, and these recordings will be added to your library. You can also sort your clips by title, artist or other criteria just by clicking on the column headings here. If you are having difficulty locating a particular clip, you can find it by typing a word or two in the search box above the library.

The next area is called the playlist, where you will see a list of clips in the current show. You can add clips to the playlist just by dragging them in from the library, if you want to change the order of the clips just drag them and drop them where you want them. At the bottom of the screen is the timeline, which shows a roadmap of your show. Notice how the timeline shows the same clips as the playlist but with much more detail. Each line on the timeline shows you a visual representation of how the clip sounds. You can listen to any part of your show just by clicking on the timeline and the pressing play button.

Once you are satisfied with how your show sounds you can use the export button at the top of the screen to export in MP3, WAV or WMA format.

Here is a step by step walk through with images to assist you in recording an audio file using RecordForAll.

Press the red circle to begin the recording process.

1. Next a window should appear as shown in the screen shot below.

2. Select the appropriate recording device in the drop down menu.

3. Press the record button in the lower right corner.

Blinking red text labeled "recording" indicate that you are in fact recording.

When finished recording press the "OK" button in the top right corner of the screen.

Another window will pop up asking the Title, Artist, Show and FileName, this will be stored along with the recording.

Fill in the appropriate information and press "OK" in the top right corner of the screen.

You have just created an audio recording.


About Sharon Housley

Sharon Housley manages marketing for NotePage, Inc. a company specializing in alphanumeric paging, SMS wireless messaging software solutions. She is active in the shareware community and is on the Board of Directors of the Shareware Industry Awards Foundation. Visit htt://www.notepage.net or http://www.softwaremarketingresource.com

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