To record audio on a PC, use the Windows built-in voice-recording software called Sound Recorder; access it through the Start menu. To use this feature, the computer that'll be used for recording must have a sound card, or an audio card and speakers installed; otherwise, there's no way to facilitate the use of audio components. The audio can be played back using a media player program, such as Windows Media Player.
To start with, have a microphone or some other audio input device available; otherwise, there's no mechanism to capture the voice so it can be recorded. Once this is obtained, perform the following steps to open the Sound Recorder tool and begin recording audio.
- Locate Sound Recorder Click the Start button, and then type Sound Recorder in the search box. From the list of results, select Sound Recorder. If a version of Windows is being used that precedes Windows 7, then after clicking Start, click All Programs, and then point to Accessories and select Entertainment, then Sound Recorder.
- Start recording Click Start Recording to begin the recording session.
- End the recording session When satisfied with what's been recorded, click Stop Recording to end the session.
- Save the session To save the audio file, click the File Name box, assign the session a name, and then click Save.