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Q: Voice recording to CD ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Voice recording to CD
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: usm5-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 12 Aug 2004 05:05 PDT
Expires: 11 Sep 2004 05:05 PDT
Question ID: 386867
I do a pre-recorded radio programme for which I supply the radio
station with audio cassettes. They would like CD recordings and I
would also like to archive them onto a website. What equipment is
available which will record directly on to CD and also provide me with
the ease and flexibility that audio cassettes have in being able to
record over, pause.....etc...?

Request for Question Clarification by till-ga on 12 Aug 2004 05:40 PDT
Is the direct recording to a CD (without generating a file first) the
important feature you need ?
If you are ready to record to a file first I have a solution for you.
Does the necessary software have to be freeware ?


Clarification of Question by usm5-ga on 12 Aug 2004 10:02 PDT
I am ready to record to a file first provided I have the facility to
record over, pause etc... as I do not have a written script and have
to often change things...The software need not be freeware....
Subject: Re: Voice recording to CD
Answered By: till-ga on 12 Aug 2004 14:03 PDT
You will need the following equipment:

1. a microphone

I use a rather cheap Aiwa CM-P22 One/Two-Point Stereo Microphone that
has excellent results. Itīs a versatile microphone I use for live
recordings of music on concerts (using a mini-disc recorder) as well
as my voice recordings (direct to soundcard of pc).
The price in $ 29  e.g. at:
(Iīm not sure if this link will work as it contains a session id, if
not please go to and select microphones, this link will work.)

2. a cd burner and CD-RW media.
As the market is really full of offers I canīt recommend a specific
brand. My sony dvd/cd burner does a very good job for about two years
now. All modern burners can burn CD-RW media. You have to use RW media
to be able to delete files from the CD, but if you edit the
audio-files first (before burnung them to CD) you will not have to use
LG electronics supplies cd burners of good quality at low prices.

3. software
I use CoolEdit Pro, but this version is not available any longer as
the original product firm syntrillium software has been bought by
Adobe. The price for Adobe Audition (which is the new name for cool
edit) went up to about $ 300 - not really a good bargain in my

A rather cheap solution (you can test the program before buying it) is:

"Audio Recorder Pro 1.65         

Audio Recorder Pro is an useful real-time audio recording software
that lets you record any sounds
from your sound card and save the recording directly into MP3, OGG or
WAV files. It's fast and easy to use!
Audio Recorder Pro is a perfect utility to record your own voice,
music or any other sound by working directly with your sound card. It
supports the input/source from a microphone, streaming audio from the
Internet, external input devices (e.g. CDs, LP, music cassettes, phone
line etc.) as well as other applications like Winamp, Media Player,
etc. It produces high quality recordings with its built-in advanced
audio record engine.
* Allows you to record audio and sound into MP3, OGG or WAV format directly. 
* Allows you to pre-define audio recording qualities to help quickly
set and manage recording parameters.
* Allows you to start and stop recording automatically with built-in timer. 
* Support silence detection (Voice Activation) during audio recording. 
* Built-in advanced audio record engine to produce high quality recording. 
* Allows you to preset/preview your audio recording device before starting record. 
If you're looking for an application to help you for audio recording,
you won't be disappointed by
Audio Recorder Pro!  "
The automtaic recording function could be userful for you.

from and available ( $ 24,95) at:

This software might be allright for your puposes - you donīt need
things like multitrack-recording other software features.

You will need another software for burning your recorded files to
CD-RW. Nero Burning ROM is one of the best solutions I know and itīs
available at very low prices at
Offers are usually around $ 10, e.g. this one:

Last part of your question:
Presentation on your homepage:
Depending on the features of your webhosting you can:
- offer the files as mp3-files or windows media format (wma) for downloads
- offer streaming real audio files or streaming wma files (which I
look upon as a professional solution, but the hosting is more

I hope this help to solve your problem. Please post a clarification
request if anything should still be unclear.


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Clarification of Answer by till-ga on 13 Aug 2004 01:27 PDT
Sorry for a typo in my answer:

"the original product firm " should read
"the original product from"


Request for Answer Clarification by usm5-ga on 16 Aug 2004 03:12 PDT
I tried AUdi recorder pro - The sound quality is great and I can
record quite easily but do not seem to be able to go back and record
over 'mistakes' - I have to restart the whole recording. Any

Clarification of Answer by till-ga on 17 Aug 2004 07:16 PDT
Maybe another program with adanved recording features will get closer
to what you are looking for:

"An especially useful SoniClear technique for dictations is to record
in sections. Each time you record and then stop, you have the option
to listen to the section just recorded and erase just that portion.
Divide the dictation into natural groups of information. Record a
section by clicking the Record button, saying the dictation for that
section and then clicking Stop. Listen back to that section by typing
the "x" keyboard shortcut ("Rewind to Beginning of Take") and then the
"p" keyboard shortcut (or click Play). If the recording is
satisfactory, continue with the next section by clicking Record. If
the recording is not correct, click the Undo button. This will remove
just the last recorded section from the file. You can then re-record
that section."

Sound like this could be a better (but more expensive) solution for
your special recording requirements.
So let me recommend Recorder Pro:
( )
Again you can evaluate the program before buying it.

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