Sound Recorder App

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by onoble, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. onoble macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2007

    I am student, I like to record my classes ans usually use Word to do this but it always crashes and is unreliable.

    Is there any good, simple app to record sound using the mac book pro mic that would be good for this purpose. I dont need anythign with all kinds of funcitns and options, just a simple sound recorder, that doesnt use too miuch RAM so I can run word and internet at same time.

  2. nanvinnie macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2007
    i recommend "audacity" it's a free program that works as a sound recorder/editor
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    I think Quicktime wil record audio. I know Quicktime Pro will. Also Macs come with Garage band where you can set levels with little UV meters and in the terminal all you have to do is "cat" the audio device to a file and Bingo, dumb-simple and light weight recorder.

    I'd go with a high quality external directional mic and garage Band. Getting a good mic makes a huge difference
  4. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007

    Why on earth would you pay for something your Mac does right out of the box?

    Edit: Oh... I'm not sure how much RAM this will take up though...

    It seems like using GarageBand, Word, and a web browser all at once should easily be doable.
  5. BlakTornado Guest


    Apr 24, 2007
    Washington, OH
    I second Audacity. It's free and can record audio. Pretty simple interface, and not too hard to figure out.
  6. onoble thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2007
    tnaks everyone, I dwnld audacity but ti wont export to Mp3, any info on how to do that?
  7. nanvinnie macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2007
  8. ryanrul macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2008
    "Audio Recorder" is your best bet.

    It's a freeware mp3 recorder that's ridiculously simple to use and only takes up 500k. No bells or whistles. Just a nice compact interface that lets you stop and start recordings.
  9. onoble thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2007
  10. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000


    Oct 15, 2007

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