I have a headset with a microphone on it. Is this enough hardware for me? What kind of software do I need to record my own voice. I'm doing a little game experiment and I thought of doing something like this for a long time now. I just want some basic tools, nothing super fancy.
I have Goldwave tools already...
Heaven's gonna burn your eyes
15th April 2005
Unless you have the full version of Goldwave, get Audacity, it's free, open-source, and easy to use.
Audacity is what I use. It exports recordings to WAV and OGG Vorbis, and if you get the LAME encoder, you can export to MP3 as well. You can record multiple channels, mono or stereo, and you can export to any format in mono or stereo as well. The controls are user-friendly, too.
So I can use goldwave for the recording I want to do?
Do you think, in general, it might be easy to do something like this?
I've never used Goldwave, but it's easy as hell with Audacity.
Just select "Microphone" from the drop-down menu of recording sources, hit the record button, and speak. When it's done, you can edit out parts, add blank spaces, effects, or whatever you want. Then just click "Export to" whatever you want. WAV, OGG, MP3...
Those instructions you just gave me, are those for Goldwave or Audacity?
I think I have an older copy of Audacity somewheres....
You can get the current version at http://audacity.sourceforge.net.
Using Audacity and the LAME encoder I accomplished exactly what I wanted to. I was very surprised how easy it was. Thank you very, very much.