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Use your PC to record audio

Almost every smart device comes with a voice recorder application pre-installed, ready for the user to use, and Windows 10 is no exception. There are a countless number of reasons that you may want to use the voice recorder app, to send a voice message to someone, to record audio for an online lesson, or to record the sound of your own lovely singing voice to listen to later. Today I will guide you through using the Voice Recorder.

Start Voice Recorder

To start up Voice Recorder, left-click the icon and type ‘voice’, you will then see Voice Recorder, left-click that and you will see this window (see Figure 1.1 below).

Voice Recorder
Figure 1.1; Opening Voice Recorder (you will need a compatible microphone to use this application)

Next, you will need to connect a compatible microphone to your computer/laptop, in this case, I will use my earphones microphone. Insert your microphone cable into the microphone port (it’s the same as a headphone port, but it has a microphone symbol next to it), and then your screen should change.

Mic In
Figure 1.2; Microphone connected, symbol has now become blue

Now, the fun part, left-click the blue microphone in the centre of the window and feel free to speak into the microphone. You will see the outer circles expand in size as you get louder, and shrink as you get quieter. To stop the recording, left-click the blue stop button in the centre of the window, to pause the recording left-click the || symbol at the bottom, to resume the recording left-click the symbol, and finally, to flag certain parts of the recording left-click the symbol. (See Figure 1.3 below).

Microphone recording audio
Figure 1.3; Microphone recording audio, on-screen controls ready to use


After recording

Once you have finished recording your audio, you are given a variety of settings and controls (See Figure 2.1 below).

Recorded Audio Controls
Figure 2.1; Audio control panel

From here, you can trim, share, delete, send feedback, replay, and re-flag your audio. All of your sound recordings will be saved in Local Disk (C:) > Users > Your username > Documents > Sound recordings and here you will find the source files of all of your recordings, which can be saved to a USB and taken with you elsewhere.

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