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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:21 PM
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Can anyone recommend a (free or cheap) program for recording audio? Besides Audacity?
I have an instructor here who would like to record and podcast her lectures. We want to pilot the process without committing to a big new tech investment right now.
Tried Audacity for recording but it gets unwieldy or unsettling for the teacher during long recordings to wind up with all those little production files.
She just wants to be able to record, edit out the big chunks of dead air later, and export as mp3.
*I* just want something idiot-proof because I don't want to hang around and "engineer" the recording.
Any ideas?
Thanks.

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Gore1FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 05:40 PM
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1. Perhaps windows media encoder?
that captures the screen as well.
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ChromeFoundry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:08 PM
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2. take a look at PodProducer...
http://www.podproducer.net /

looks really easy to use, based on screenshots.
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:14 PM
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3. I've been using Total Recorder for so long now
that I don't even know of any others.

http://www.highcriteria.com/
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travelingtypist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 05:33 AM
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4. I use Total Recorder as well.
I record live conference calls as MP3s that I play in Express Scribe to
transcribe them.

A great audio editing program is Wavepad. It's not free, but for me it's
idiot-proof. I couldn't work without it.
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Seldona Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 10:43 PM
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6. Another Total Recorder user here.
It came preconfigured on my dad's old machine, along with just about every other recorder. (He did internet pod casting and web casting)
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-22-09 09:57 AM
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5. Thanks, all. I'll look into some of the suggestions. nt
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