Introduction: Recording Help

Have you ever found a sound on the internet that you really want to save to your computer? Did the website let you save the file? If you did find a sound and you want to save it you will probably build this instuctable.

Step 1: What You Need

you need the folowing:
tape
two sets of earbuds
about 5 minutes

Step 2: Open Sound Recorder

Yo can go to the site below and download other recording software. Just copy and paste

http://www.nch.com.au/software/soundrec.html?gclid=CIfctqXJ5JgCFQLixgodDxj5Mw

Go to start then to all programs then to accessories then to entertainment then to sound recorder.
Plug one set of earbuds into the MICROPHONE port on your computer. Press the record button and talk into the earbuds. Only one will work as a mic. Mark this one with a sharpie. Do the same thing to the other set.

Step 3: Build the Recorder

Tape the mic of one set to the speaker of the OTHER set. Then tape the other two earbuds together.
Now you should have a mic to a speaker and another mic to another speaker.

Step 4: How to Use Them

Find a sound on the internet that you want that cant normally be saved. Plug in either plug into the mic port and either plug into the headphone port. It does NOT matter witch plug goes into witch port.
Open sound recorder and start a recording and play the sound on the internet. Stop the recording at the end of the sound. Save the file and put some use to it.

Comments

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rizdek made it! (author)2010-12-29

If anyone has software that will create sound files from video clips (e.g. VideoStudio) you can do this.
To get good sound recordings, I had to resort to recording my voice while I video taped. Then I separated the sound from the video clip... easy with VideoStudio. I have also tried recording with audacity, but the sound level is very low. Maybe it's just my mics.

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lemonie made it! (author)2009-02-14

Why not just make a cable that links line-out to the (mono) mic socket? How do you get around Sound Recorder's 60 second default clip-length? L

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mikedoth made it! (author)mikedoth2009-02-14

You could use a male-to-male cable and connect the out to microphone ports but then you wouldn't be able to hear the output. The software method I mentioned below you can.

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TOCO made it! (author)TOCO2009-02-17

Hey mikedoth I tried that once and the computer produced a very high pitch noise. I have created several other versions but they all fail.

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mikedoth made it! (author)mikedoth2009-02-17

Then I would suggest going with the software method (Audacity).
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Method for doing so...
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq?s=recording&i=streaming

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chipbeats82 made it! (author)chipbeats822009-12-04

EXACTLY.  waveout mix is much easier (no hardware) and produces exact replica of original sound. 

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3366carlos made it! (author)3366carlos2009-10-14

Thanks.  It works, it kicks booty!  Save me from making a cable.

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lemonie made it! (author)lemonie2009-02-14

Doesn't this output to the PC speakers anyway?
Years ago, I'd see people placing audio cassette players next to each other, one recording and the other playing, with a preliminary "shhhhsh!"

L

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TOCO made it! (author)TOCO2009-02-17

Hey lemonie I tried that once and the computer produced a very high pitch noise. I have created several other versions but they all fail.

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lemonie made it! (author)lemonie2009-02-17

The mic socket is mono, and maybe needs less volume. But that aside, how do you get around Sound Recorder's 60 second default clip-length? L

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chosenone3 made it! (author)2009-02-15

there some free software to record things from internet :D Did i mentioned free ? :D

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TOCO made it! (author)TOCO2009-02-17

What is it called? Please reply

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mikedoth made it! (author)2009-02-14

I tried this once but it's the long way and you loose quality. Install Audacity and have it record from the audio out driver to a file. You can adjust the quality right then and there. This would be good if you wanted to record from something you couldn't find a way to hook up to the pc (i.e. a record player).

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