How can I record audio on my laptop?

Sheldon Swartz October 22, 2012
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My new Sony Vaio computer running Windows 7 64-bit does not have any audio input except microphone. When I record anything from within my own computer, or from a Website, it’s distorted and in mono. Is there a fix for this? Thanks!!

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  1. Vishal Mishra
    October 23, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    you can use audacity, it's really great and if you want some more options look here:-http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/6-awesome-alternatives-to-audacity-for-recording-and-editing-audio/

  2. Sai Kelly
    October 22, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Have you tried an M AUDIO or equivalent Audio / Midi interface?

    http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/ProToolsMPMobilePre.html

    I had one that was firewire and USB which worked a treat when i had no input jack.

  3. Shel
    October 22, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Seems as if nobody read my question properly, so I dug around and found the solution that worked, although it cost me $18.

    Total Recorder (I don't sell it) enables my computer to record like "stereo mix" whether from online audio sources (such as Youtube) or from within my own PC (use Adobe Audition).

    Simple install, simple to use, and it works. I found it via someone else's tip somewhere.

    totalrecorder.com

    BTW, Stereo Mix IS part of Windows 7. Depends on the PC manufacturer. My PC is by Sony, which also is a music-producing Powerhouse. Thus the sound card does NOT have anything but a microphone in and speaker out, to discourage people from recording audio from online sources. Sony's tech support confirmed that with me, directly.

  4. Siddhant Chaurasia
    October 22, 2012 at 11:06 am

    you can use audacity

    • Ahmed Khalil
      October 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      what is audacity is it software ?? it is not clear for me

      • Siddhant Chaurasia
        October 23, 2012 at 12:33 am

        audacity is software to record and edit audio for free. It is available for windows, mac and linux. Go ahead and download it from here

        http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

  5. Boni Oloff
    October 22, 2012 at 10:33 am

    No, you need to buy a more advanced tools. If you are serious you need to provide a sound system that will record sound in a better quality. My friend use a sound system to make tutorials, so the sound will not be so bad.

    • Ahmed Khalil
      October 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      how to use this devise

      USB 2.0 Virtual 7.1 Channel Audio Sound Card Adapter USA Ship

    • Ahmed Khalil
      October 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      Thanks for the shared article

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