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Recording Speeches into Audio format

James Dekker
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What equipment / software applications are needed to record a speech given by someone and turn it into MP3 / WAV format?
Arvind Mahendra
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your digital voice recorder will normally support the format you want it stored in. alternatively, just get a software(i'm sure there must be many freeware) that can convert it to your desired format.

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Peter Johnson

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I use Audacity (free, open-source) and Adobe Audition ($$$). With Audacity, you will also need LAME to do the MP3 conversion.

If I were to record a lecture or presentation I would probably just use my Sansa MP3 player to do the recording and then edit/convert the file with Audacity or Audition. But if you have your laptop with you anyway, you could record directly to it. If your laptop doesn't have a built-in mic or if the built-in mic is not suitable you might need an external mic.

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