|Most sound cards provide the ability to receive sound input from microphone, headphone and speaker ports. This is useful for recording voice or sounds to your computer.
1. Connect your microphone's cable to your sound card's Mic In port at the back. If you are not sure which port is correct, you can check the sound card to see if it is marked (sometimes with a picture of a microphone), you can use a process of elimination, check the documentation that came with your hardware, or contact the hardware manufacturer.
2. Launch All Sound Recorder Vista ( version). Click 'Browse' button to select or create a destination sound file (.Mp3 or .Wav). You can also use the default file shown below the Browse button. Your recording is automatically saved as this file.
3. Click Change Sound Source button to call up its dialog to set recording devices. Select Microphone and make sure the volume slider is at least half way right. You might see other devices, such as CD-Player or Synthesizer (MIDI), etc in the recording panel, uncheck all non-essential devices, this cuts down background noise.
4. Click Record button and speak into the microphone, you should see a wave pattern display of the audio in recording which indicates its volume. To adjust the volume for the highest possible performance, just move the Microphone's volume slider to and fro.
You can pause the process of recording by clicking the Pause button any time you want and then resume it by clicking the Resume button. When recording is complete, click Stop button. The recording is the destination sound file you selected.
Note: If your microphone has never worked, or it stopped working, first check the physical connection of the microphone. Verify that it is firmly plugged into the microphone port instead of the headphone or speaker port.
5. For standard version user, to listen to your recording, click Play button for playback;
6. For version user, you can click Play&Edit button to call up Sound Editor dialog where you can play back and edit audio files as you desire by cutting, copying, pasting, trimming segments and employing various DSP effects. The editing result can be saved as .Mp3, .Wav, .Wma, .Ogg, .Vqf files.