How to record live spoken word to mp3 in OSX?
January 8, 2004 9:54 PM   Subscribe

Not to deplete the well, but... I have upgraded to OSX and everything is sunshine and roses save the lack of one application, something OSX native for recording live spoken word as an .mp3 or in a format which can be converted to .mp3 by importing to iTunes. Any suggestions?
posted by Dreama to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
 
Audio Hijack
posted by mecran01 at 10:04 PM on January 8, 2004


If you find yourself in need of OS X software, you'll definitely want to search VersionTracker.

It sounds like what you need is Audio Recorder. If you need some editing features too, the aforementioned Audacity is also available for OS X.
posted by jjg at 10:07 PM on January 8, 2004


Try WireTap. I haven't used it in the way you describe, but it looks like it'll do what you need.
posted by jalexei at 4:49 AM on January 9, 2004


"audio recorder" is freeware, unlike audio hijack. Cool! Now I can't wait to make some "this american life" cds.
posted by mecran01 at 6:45 AM on January 9, 2004


Oh, I misunderstood the original post. "Audio Hijack" is for converting streaming audio to mp3. Sorry about that.
posted by mecran01 at 6:52 AM on January 9, 2004


Audio Recorder it is. It's a fair equivalent to the great OS9 software that I had been using (Coaster 1.9) so long as I use a high sample rate and a secondary mic instead of the built-in. Can't ask for much more from freeware.

Thanks, all!
posted by Dreama at 2:15 PM on January 9, 2004


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