Posts Tagged ‘audiorecording’

Recover Audio Playback when using a Microphone

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

1X1If you’re using a program with audio recording capabilities, such as Adobe Connect or Panopto, you may have experienced being unable to play audio when you have your microphone plugged in.  A quick fix to be able to play audio when using an external mic, is to set your speakers as the default playback device.  To change this setting, right-click on the speaker icon from your taskbar on the lower right side of your screen and choose Playback devices. Next, select your speakers and click Set Default, then choose Apply to save your settings.

Playback devices

Free Audio Recording Software

Thursday, October 16th, 2008





With Audacity, free downloadable recording software that works on both Macs and PCs, you’re able to easily record audio tracks and seamlessly edit clips together. Whether you’d like to create a podcast, narrate content to post to Blackboard or convert music files, audio recording software is incredibly useful to have around. Audacity has many easy-to-use features, such as editing via cut, copy and paste, noise removal, volume fading and multi-track mixing.

If you post audio files to Blackboard, make sure they are in a compressed, high-quality format, like MP3. In order to export your audio file to MP3 from Audacity, you will need to install the free LAME MP3 encoder.

In addition to Audacity being free and cross-platform there are many helpful resources, such as tutorials and FAQ’s, available at Audacity’s website.