Help! Mac newbie needs to record 90 min voice mp3

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by chanwaiming3, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I am new to Mac. What is best software to use to record a 90 min. voice recording to mp3? I have used Garage Band and then export to ITunes but the recording stopped at around 34 minutes and I lost everything else.

    Are there settings that I can change?

    Also, any other software that is easier? I need one that i just plug my mic and record directly to mp3.

    thanks for your help!

    Simon
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Try Audacity, and make sure you have enough HD space... ;)
     
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    OttawaGuy

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    quicktime to capture and export .mov to mp3
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What about if I was to make short recordings? Like 2 minutes? I want to record sample phone calls. The quality can be very low. I am looking for something that is convenient and 1 step. (without having to export, convert, etc). Would you still recommend Audacity or Quicktime?

    I want an application that I can record easily to mp3 and send out the file without having to go through conversion, etc.

    Thanks for your help
     
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    iMeowbot

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    Reduce the beats per minute as low as you can go to get the longest recording time in GarageBand. Even with a voice recording it still counts away.
     
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    quigleybc

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    Doesn't get much easier that this..


    I'm not sure why more people don't recommend it..
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for advice on Audio Recorder. I downloaded a LAME but didn't seem to work. Do you have any tips or know of one that works?

    I wish you best of luck w quitting smoking. I commend you for it! It's not easy but the best thing you can do! Good luck!
     
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    chasemac

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    http://rogueamoeba.com/audiohijackpro/
     
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    quigleybc

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    #9

    I don't use LAME, Maybe I should, I have that in my iTunes Scripts...but I don't really use it...

    And thanks for the kind words about quitting, it's tough, but soo worth it.

    :)
     

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