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How to Record Sound from MIC?

Free Sound Recorder Free Sound Recorder allows you to record sound through Mic, BBC News from Internet radio stations, sound snippets from your favorite DVD movie, audio from a game and save it to a file for later listening or processing. The program works using a simple tape recorder-like interface. Simply click the record button, and any sound through your Mic will be recorded to harddisk. Of course, it can record any sound that is playing regardless of the source, so RealPlayer, iTunes, DVD Player, Windows Media Player, etc. are all supported. Download and install Free Sound Recorder and here is the instruction on how to record sound from Mic.

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Step 1. Connect Mic to the PC

Connect a Mic to the Microphone input of the PC or connect the Line-Out output on an external sound system or PA to the Line-In or Aux input on the computer.

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Step 2. Choose Sound Source and Sound Card

Launch Free Sound Recorder. Choose "Mic Volume" as the sound source and select a proper sound card in your system. The names of the sound sources to record audio maybe different in various operating systems, usually named as Stereo Mix, Phone Line, Aux Volume, Video Volume, Mic Volume, Line In, CD Audio and so on.

Choose Sound Source and Sound Card

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Step 3. Adjust Recording Settings

Click "Options" and a window will be activated. In "General Settings" area, you can specify an output format among MP3, WAV, WMA and OGG. Click "Settings" to adjust the recording quality by well-configured presets or configuration parameters. Click "Change" to select an output folder. It also has the ability to name the recorded file automatically by date and time. Other settings like AGC, VAS, Hot Key and Schedule are also available.

Adjust Recording Settings

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Step 4. Start Recording

After everything is set, just play any sound or speak over the Mic that you want to record. Then you can see wave variations in the wave pattern. You can adjust the Volume and Balance to meet your demands.

Adjust the Volume and Balance

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Click the red round record button in Free Sound Recorder or press the hotkey you just set to start recording. To stop the recording, click "Stop Recording" and the recorded sound will be directly output to the output folder & listed in the file list with detailed information like filename, location, time, duration & size. You can play the recording with the built-in player.

Start Recording

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