How to record an mp3 voice over?

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Is it possible to do it with a webcam mic or with Skype? If not what is the cheapest and easiest way to do it please?
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  • Profile picture of the author rlhurst
    The cheapest would be to use sound recorder already in Windows. Here's a link how to use it.... LINK

    If you want it in MP3 format, you'll need to convert the wave file. There are many free conversion programs you can download for that.

    I just Googled Skype Recording and this came up high (not affiliated!!)....... Link
    It says you can save in MP3 format too
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Wise
    Thanks for that advice. I noticed that the sound recorder in Windows is only 60 secs long I need almost 3 mins. Any other way to do it? Is it possible to use Jing but without the video?
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    • Profile picture of the author mounds
      I think Audacity would work well for this. Free program.

      As for the mic... if you're planning on doing this fairly often, I would pick up a good microphone. I have a Blue Yeti Microphone and it's wonderful!
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      • Profile picture of the author xxdksxx
        Originally Posted by mounds View Post

        I think Audacity would work well for this. Free program.

        As for the mic... if you're planning on doing this fairly often, I would pick up a good microphone. I have a Blue Yeti Microphone and it's wonderful!
        I use Audacity for Youtube videos almost daily and it works like a dream. For free you cant get much better.
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      • Profile picture of the author williamrs
        Audacity would be a good free alternative (software).

        The microphone shouldn't be a big issue either. I was having hard times finding a good one here in my town, so I bought one from Skype store and it's working very well.

        If you need video (maybe slides) use Camtasia or CamStudio instead of Audacity.


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    • Profile picture of the author rlhurst
      Originally Posted by Steve Wise View Post

      Thanks for that advice. I noticed that the sound recorder in Windows is only 60 secs long I need almost 3 mins. Any other way to do it?
      Try this
      You could Google and come up with plenty of possibilities. Or just hire me
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  • Profile picture of the author rlhurst
    Originally Posted by Steve Wise View Post

    Is it possible to do it with a webcam mic or with Skype? If not what is the cheapest and easiest way to do it please?
    Yes, Audacity is cheap..... it's FREE. There is a learning curve there, so it's not the "easiest" solution. However, I'd encourage you to take the time to learn it. Then, once you do, you'll never have to learn it again. And, you'll be able to record your audio in a moments notice, and not rely on others for that. Now GO........ LEARN!!
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  • Profile picture of the author nickv
    Originally Posted by Steve Wise View Post

    Is it possible to do it with a webcam mic or with Skype? If not what is the cheapest and easiest way to do it please?

    if you have a Mac, get Audacity
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    • Profile picture of the author rlhurst
      Originally Posted by nickv View Post

      if you have a Mac, get Audacity
      Works on PC too
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    • Profile picture of the author gorufus
      Originally Posted by nickv View Post

      if you have a Mac, get Audacity
      If you have a mac, you have garage band. I would use that because they have a podcast setting that you can record podcast and add video...
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  • Profile picture of the author mozlost
    I love Audacity too, I have also been playing with camtasia for screen casts, it is really nice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Salter
    Without Doubt. Audacity.

    Its a great free program and the learning curve is very little if you want to do just basic recording of audio. You can then output to mp3 with ease.
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    • Profile picture of the author nashvillegurl
      I love Mixcraft. They have a fully functioning free trial for 16 (14 = 2 extra) days. But if you want to export to MP3, you have to do it during the 16 days or pay for it. It also has a new video feature so you can sync your audio with video, but I haven't used that yet. You can continue to use indefinitely, just can't export after the trial period. Hint: You can save the 2 extra days for whenever you like!
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