possibly a dumb microphone question.

  bta1 21:26 18 Sep 2006

i need to record a narration and save it as an MP3 so it can be emailed.
is it a case of buying a microphone, plugging it in and speaking. Or (and i suspect it might be) is it more complicated than that.
if you do just buy a microphone and plug it in what sort should i be looking for?

Any help appreciated.
Using XP.

  De Marcus™ 21:29 18 Sep 2006

Any old microphone will do, so long as it has a 3.5mm jack Audacity should provide you with the sound recording software click here

  De Marcus™ 21:42 18 Sep 2006

As a matter of fact, the cheapest of cheap will be fine for you, such as click here click here click here or even click here :-)

At the end of the day, these narrations need to be kept down in file size, so quality isn't too much of an issue, so long as your voice is clear.

  bta1 22:08 18 Sep 2006

thank you so it is just pluggin in and getting on with it?

  De Marcus™ 22:21 18 Sep 2006

Just about, you can use XP to configure your volume/playback/recording levels with the microphone wizard.

  Stuartli 00:18 19 Sep 2006

I paid 99p for a back phone with microphone and volume control (I use it for Skype calls) - the quality is way above what was expected for the price paid at the local B and M store.

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