Record MP3 Through Mic

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by BicyclePunk, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. BicyclePunk macrumors regular

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    Does Garage Band...or any other app...especially free ones...have the ability to record into the MP3 format through a microphone on the Mac? Thanks for any info!
     
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    Yes. Using a combination of GarageBand and iTunes, you can record from your line input or built-in mic and end up with an MP3.

    There is also a free open-source program called Audacity that can perform the same function with a couple less steps.

    Lee Tom
     
  3. bostonwhaler1 macrumors member

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    Garage Band will let you export to iTunes in AIFF format (File -> Export to iTunes) and then from iTunes you can convert it to an MP3 or AAC or WAV, etc. Just go to the Preferences in iTunes then select Importing the choose MP3 encoder. Now that you have it selected, "Convert Selection to MP3" will be available in the Advanced menu.
     
  4. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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