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how to record what i hear from my PC

Discussion in 'Recording' started by StormXIII, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. StormXIII

    StormXIII Guest

    Hi.
    Can anyone tell me how to record what i hear from my PC? I want to record itunes radio for personal use.
    Also how do I make the edges of the song to fade out slowly and how do I pump up the volume of a song?
    Thanks a lot

    NOTE: Admin edit re: Bad Title
     
  2. StormXIII

    StormXIII Guest

    halp pl0x
     
  3. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    That's illegal, ya' know.
    You can buy the music from iTunes, or go buy the CD.
     
  4. StormXIII

    StormXIII Guest

    its not illegal if i use it for my own pleasure, which i will.
     
  5. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    I'm not going to get into an "is NOT ... is TOO" match with you, but if downloading copyrighted music is not illegal, what's all the hub-bub around peer-to-peer file sharing, bootleg downloads, etc?

    The fact that you're not going to sell the files doesn't mean the musicians don't deserve their nickel for their work.

    Since many of the folks around here are in the music biz, and by forum rules this is a law-abiding community, I don't think you'll get any help on this board.
     
  6. Space

    Space Well-Known Member

    Come on Storm, everybody knows how to do that...that is from page 12 of recording101.

    You put the microphone up to the speakers and hit record:)
     
  7. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Now now. We all have the need from time to time to capture sound from our computers. Be it the onboard software synthesizer or the crappy chatty Internet headphone/microphone combination, or the old analog cassette deck, etc..

    When using Microsoft Windows X. P., and utilizing your laptop or built-in sound card such as a Sound Blaster, etc., we're not talking anything high-end here. Windows has its own built-in mixer which, actually is 2 separate mixers. One is the monitoring and playback mixer, which is what you use to hear things with. Go to the options drop-down menu and choose " properties". You'll see other selections, choose recording. This will get you into the recording mixer. If you noticed, there were numerous check boxes that indicate what recording sources you can choose from. One is marked wave, CD, microphone and another one may be listed as " stereo mix" or, " what you hear". If stereo mix or what you hear is not selected in the check boxes check either one. This is the recording mixer control to your software, such as Audacity, Audition, Sound Forge, etc.. Start recording and adjust your recording mixer for proper levels. Please note: that a crappy blaster type card will not yield the best quality results but it will still be a recording for your references. I'm not going to get into any legal issues here since we're not talking about production of a professional product for sale. We are discussing how your computer works with Sound regardless of sound cards. Now these examples are not applicable to other type of audio interfaces, such as the M- audio and Presonus like products, which generally have their own specialty mixer section.

    You can actually have both the recording and monitor/playback mixer opened simultaneously on your desktop. You can open as many instances of the mixer as you want but all you need is the first playback/monitor mixer to be selected as the record mixer. Then select mixer again from the start menu and you will again see the playback/monitor mixer. You will now have both mixers on your desktop. One as you recording source and one as your playback monitor source. You can choose your sample rate and bit depth in your software that are compatible with your sound card. I doubt even if it sounds good while you are listening, you may find out the recording you make is substandard. This is generally the case with these types of inexpensive sound cards.

    From a legal standpoint, depending on the part of the world you reside in, there is this law referred to as " fair use". People keep going around and around about this. It goes all the way back to the early 1980s when we all got video cassette decks. It is required by law that you are notified, that what you're doing me be considered illegal but then, who hasn't taped their favorite sitcom, sporting event or movie for your personal enjoyment at a later time. If it had been that illegal, they would have never sold us our first tape recorders, cassette decks, VCRs. Big deal if you use your computer as a VCR or cassette deck. It's just another recording device. But you're not to turn around and pod cast your ill-gotten gains for others. That is where you step over the line and open yourself up to arrest and conviction. So enjoy your computer and your online programming. Keeping it to yourself is best. And so is masturbation.

    Keep your hands on the computer! Or you'll go deaf!
    Ms. Remy Ann David.......what?
     
  8. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Now now. We all have the need from time to time to capture sound from our computers. Be it the onboard software synthesizer or the crappy chatty Internet headphone/microphone combination, or the old analog cassette deck, etc..

    When using Microsoft Windows X. P., and utilizing your laptop or built-in sound card such as a Sound Blaster, etc., we're not talking anything high-end here. Windows has its own built-in mixer which, actually is 2 separate mixers. One is the monitoring and playback mixer, which is what you use to hear things with. Go to the options drop-down menu and choose " properties". You'll see other selections, choose recording. This will get you into the recording mixer. If you noticed, there were numerous check boxes that indicate what recording sources you can choose from. One is marked wave, CD, microphone and another one may be listed as " stereo mix" or, " what you hear". If stereo mix or what you hear is not selected in the check boxes check either one. This is the recording mixer control to your software, such as Audacity, Audition, Sound Forge, etc.. Start recording and adjust your recording mixer for proper levels. Please note: that a crappy blaster type card will not yield the best quality results but it will still be a recording for your references. I'm not going to get into any legal issues here since we're not talking about production of a professional product for sale. We are discussing how your computer works with Sound regardless of sound cards. Now these examples are not applicable to other type of audio interfaces, such as the M- audio and Presonus like products, which generally have their own specialty mixer section.

    You can actually have both the recording and monitor/playback mixer opened simultaneously on your desktop. You can open as many instances of the mixer as you want but all you need is the first playback/monitor mixer to be selected as the record mixer. Then select mixer again from the start menu and you will again see the playback/monitor mixer. You will now have both mixers on your desktop. One as you recording source and one as your playback monitor source. You can choose your sample rate and bit depth in your software that are compatible with your sound card. I doubt even if it sounds good while you are listening, you may find out the recording you make is substandard. This is generally the case with these types of inexpensive sound cards.

    From a legal standpoint, depending on the part of the world you reside in, there is this law referred to as " fair use". People keep going around and around about this. It goes all the way back to the early 1980s when we all got video cassette decks. It is required by law that you are notified, that what you're doing me be considered illegal but then, who hasn't taped their favorite sitcom, sporting event or movie for your personal enjoyment at a later time. If it had been that illegal, they would have never sold us our first tape recorders, cassette decks, VCRs. Big deal if you use your computer as a VCR or cassette deck. It's just another recording device. But you're not to turn around and pod cast your ill-gotten gains for others. That is where you step over the line and open yourself up to arrest and conviction. So enjoy your computer and your online programming. Keeping it to yourself is best. And so is masturbation.

    Keep your hands on the computer! Or you'll go deaf!
    Ms. Remy Ann David.......what?
     

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