Voice record via computer to CD ??

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  1. Peaches4U

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    I know of a couple free programs that will record any sounds going through your sound card and record it to mp3. You can then burn the mp3s to cd.

    If that sounds like what your looking for then two popular free programs which can do this are Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ and AudioGrabber http://www.audiograbber.com-us.net/

    I like AudioGrabber myself because it will record direct to mp3 where Audacity will have to convert to mp3 and that can take a while if you have long recording times. Also AudioGrabber has a nice timer feature (start/stop times) that I believe Audacity still lacks. :cool:
     
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    Hm well it all depends on how high of quality etc. you really need... Some friends and I use the "record" feature in teamspeak (which is free) to catch good quotes etc as we talk. TS records them to a .wav file which I assume would be easy enough to burn to CD.
     
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    Hi - thanks for your quick responses. For now what I am looking at is to burn my voice with perhaps music background for someone celebrating his 100th birthday living in Australia. We can't make it to the celebrations personally but were requested to do something on a CD which will be played at the occasion.

    Audacity also sounds much like what I can use - is it quick & simple?

    Wavepad was recommended and I think it may fill the bill as it is very simple to use. http://www.nch.com.au/wavepad/ Give it a look see and give me your opinions.

    Thanks :-*
     
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    here are some Audacity tutorials. i think it will be simple if you find the right tutorial, otherwise it could be abit complicated.

    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/tutorials
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/manual-1.2/tutorials.html

    i was going to say download this Systm episode about podcasting, i thought they gave some tips about setting up Audacity, i still think it is the episode i was thinking of, but it seems they talk about alot of other things too. plus, i think it's a torrent so you'd need a torrent client to download it.
    http://revision3.com/systm/podcasting/
     
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    Thank folks for your response and help. I did the recording, added the music, converted the wav files to MP3's, burned them to a CD; tested it on our stereo system and bingo - it all works. I can't believe I actually managed it. I also learned how to create labels for CD's - off to the store tomorrow to purchase the proper paper needed. Wooohooo!! I am still in shock I picked up on doing the task so quickly - figured I would be struggling for a couple of days. :p
     
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