In the Computing (Seigle 016) or Creative (Eads 007) Labs
- Open Audacity.
- Click on the red circle to begin recording. Note: Each time you record, it will create a new track below previous one. To delete a track, click the “X” in the upper left corner of the track info box.
- When you are ready to save your file, you will need to export it into a file type that can be read by a variety of audio players. We recommend choosing Export as MP3…from the File menu.
- Now choose where you want your MP3 file to save and name it.
- Now you have the option of filling in the ID3 tag info. You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to.
- Click OK to save your recording as an MP3.
At the Sound Booth in the A&S Creative Lab (Eads 007)
We recommend you bring a helper along with you when using the sound booth.
To record your voice :
Plug the microphone jack coming from the headphones in to the Mic jack on the PowerWave box.
To record from a cassette:
- Be sure microphone jack for headphones is NOT plugged into PowerWave box.
- Put your cassette in the deck and press play when you are ready to record.
- Open Audacity : From the Apple Menu, choose favorites and select Audacity
- Under the File menu, choose Preferences. Set the Recording Device to USB Audio
- Press the button with the circle on it to begin recording.
- A New track will appear with a visual readout of the recording. If the line remains flat, go back and check the following:
- PowerWave is on (blue light on top).
- Settings described above are correct.
- PowerWave switch for Line / Mic is switched to Line.
- When your project is complete, it may be exported to MP3 or .wav format.
If you are asked to install the file LAMELib, you may download it from here: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=install&item=lame-mp3