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Recording Tutorial

1 Recording from microphone

Most sound cards provide the ability to receive sound input from a microphone through the sound card microphone port. This is useful for recording voice or sounds to your computer.

  1. Check Your Hardware: If your microphone has never worked, or it stopped working, first check the physical connection of the microphone. Verify that it is firmly plugged into the microphone port instead of the headphone or speaker port. If you are not sure which port is correct, you can check the sound card to see if it is marked (sometimes with a picture of a microphone), you can use a process of elimination, check the documentation that came with your hardware, or contact the hardware manufacturer.
  2. Run i-Sound MP3 Recorder.
  3. Open "Settings->Mixer" window to select the recording source. Select the microphone device, adjust the recording volume for the highest possible performance.
  4. Click "Record" button, and then speak into the microphone. If the microphone is plugged into the correct jack, the wave patterns on the display should move up and down. If it does not move, sound is not making it through your microphone. The recording is the destination sound file you selected.

2 Recording streaming audio from Internet

  1. Open i-Sound MP3 Recorder.
  2. Open "Settings->Mixer" window to select the recording properties in the dialog box. Select the "Stereo Mix" device or the equivalent, adjust the recording volume for the highest possible performance.
  3. Now start the playback the streaming audio from Internet and click the "Record" button in i-Sound MP3 Recorder. Adjust the volume setting by observing a wave pattern display of the audio as it is playing.
  4. When you want to stop recording, just click "Stop" button, and the destination sound file is there.

3 Converting protected WMA, AAC, M4P files to MP3(non-protected)

The only one way available for converting protected multimedia files to non protected MP3 format - you can rerecord this files with our i-Sound WMA MP3 Recorder.

  1. Open i-Sound MP3 Recorder.
  2. Open "Settings->Mixer" window to select the recording properties in the dialog box. Select the "Stereo Mix" device or the equivalent, adjust the recording volume for the highest possible performance.
  3. Now start the playback of protected file in Media Player and click the "Record" button in i-Sound MP3 Recorder. Adjust the volume setting by observing a wave pattern display of the audio as it is playing.
  4. When you want to stop recording, just click "Stop" button, and the destination sound file is there.

4 Recording Skype conversations (both side)

  1. Open i-Sound MP3 Recorder.
  2. Open "Settings->Mixer" window to select the recording properties in the dialog box. Select the "Stereo Mix" device or the equivalent, adjust the recording volume for the highest possible performance.
  3. Now you ready for recording conversations and can click the "Record" button in i-Sound MP3 Recorder. Adjust the volume setting by observing a wave pattern display of the audio as it is playing.
  4. You can activate VOX mode to skip silent pauses via Settings->VOX window.
  5. When you want to stop recording, just click "Stop" button, and the destination sound file is there.

5 Recording from turntable, cassette deck, portable player

  1. Connect "Line Out" jack of your audio device to "Line In" jack of your sound card.
  2. Open i-Sound MP3 Recorder.
  3. Open "Settings->Mixer" window to select the recording properties in the dialog box. Select the "Stereo Mix" or "Line In" device or the equivalent, adjust the recording volume for the highest possible performance.
  4. Now start the playback at turntable, e.t.c. and can click the "Record" button in i-Sound MP3 Recorder. Adjust the volume setting by observing a wave pattern display of the audio as it is playing.
  5. When you want to stop recording, just click "Stop" button, and the destination sound file is there.