Voice Over Guy

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ChaseLanders777, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2013
    I want to record my voice using the built-in system.

    Please tell me step by step how to do this.
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    • Go to Finder
    • press CMD+SHIFT+A
    • go to QuickTime Player
    • select it and open it
    • once open go to the Menu Bar
    • click FILE
    • then click NEW AUDIO RECORDING
    the input should already be set to the internal microphone​

    • now click the round button with the red dot in it to record your voice
    • click that button again (now it has a black square in it) to stop the recording once you finished what you wanted to record
    • then go to FILE and click SAVE AS and save it where you want

    Sadly QT Player is not smart enough to save it as a .wav or .aif or .mp3 or any other audio file format, but saves it as QuickTime movie (.mov), thus you can use iTunes to convert it to a proper format.

    To do that
    • open the .mov in iTunes (add it to the library)
    • go to iTunes Preferences (CMD+,)
    • then go to the GENERAL section in there
    • then click IMPORT SETTINGS at the bottom
    • under IMPORT USING select the appropriate format
    (WAV and AIFF encoder are lossless and take about 8 MB for one minute of audio,
    AAC and MP3 encoder are compressed formats, thus you can have, with the right settings, a file, that takes 1 MB per minute of audio​

    • close the Preferences window via CMD+W
    • select the mov file in your library
    • right click on it
    • click "Create ... version"
    • right click on the new file
    • select "Show in Finder"
    Boom, there is your file.

    Does that suffice?

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  3. macrumors 68030

    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland

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