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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ All in One by Greg Perry

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Chapter 18. Recording Simple Audio

In This Chapter:

  • Understand how recorded digital audio can be helpful
  • Learn about Sound Recorder’s format and file quality
  • Get sound to your computer
  • See which microphone works best
  • Make a test recording
  • Review helpful recording tips

Windows Vista includes a small application called Sound Recorder that enables you to make recordings and save them as digital audio files on your disk. The program doesn’t have lots of bells and whistles, but it’s stable and provides a reliable way to record sound that you can use for narration, note taking, and recording other sounds and events that you want to save digitally.

To record audio with Sound Recorder, all you need is a source for the sound. That might be a direct ...

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