how to record sound in Tiger?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by BIS2, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. BIS2 macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2004
    I'm sure this is a really dumb and I'm missing something obvious BUT.....

    You used to be able to record new sound alerts, but in Tiger I can't figure out how to do it. Now, if I go to Sound in Perferences, I see no option for recording. You change what the input is, but how do I use it to record?

  2. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

    I have no idea, but if you find out, let me know cuz I would also like to be able to do that..
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Try the demo of Sound Studio.

    And if someone knows a (non-Garageband) way to do this without any 3rd party apps, I'm also interested... :)
  4. WinterMute Moderator emeritus


    Jan 19, 2003
    London, England
    Use Quicktime Player. (You'll probably need QT Pro)

    Select "New audio recording" from the file player, select your input from the Sound preferences, mic, line or whatever your interface provides.

    Record your sound.

    Export as an aiff file.

    Edit to length in whatever editor you use (you can do it in QT but it's clumsy) add whatever FX you require.

    Save as an aiff.

    Put the file in System>Library>Sounds

    Choose new sound with the Sound preferences.

  5. pulsewidth947 macrumors 65816


    Jan 25, 2005
    Theres also Audacity. Which is free, but very respectable (even supports VST plugins). You can also edit your audio with this e.g. chop out unwanted portions.
  6. BIS2 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2004
    here's another way

    I tried audacity but when I tried to record it only made whining noises, I'm not sure what I did wrong.

    I did find one roundabout way to do it - imovie. Probably not the best way but for my purposes it worked fine.
  7. Whyren macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2004
    east of the West and west of the East
    Wiretap will record any audio playing through your computer, but I'm not positive it will work for your situation. It's not a freeware app anymore, but I'm pretty sure you can still use all but the advanced features without restrictions pre-registration.
  8. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Probably not what you had in mind, but there is a command line recorder included with Xcode. The project is in /Developer/Examples/CoreAudio/Services/AudioFileTools/ With that built, afrecord x.aiff -f AIFF would do the basic thing from the console. (The sample lies about pressing any key, it wants you to press return.)

    Huh. The license on that bit of sample code is rather liberal. It might be a nice thing for someone feeling bored to wrap into a little GUI (even Applescript) and throw out there all built.
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    I don't mind using Terminal. Just one small problem: I'm pretty pressed for space on my iBook (60 GB HD and a 36.76 GB iTunes library), so actually yesterday, I got rid of the Examples and the ADC Documentation from the Developer folder, because I never used them... :eek:

    Quite a coincident... :)

    Luckily I did zip the two folders up and burn them onto a CD before deleting... :D


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