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Frequently Asked Questions



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What do I need to make an audio recording?
Where can I get audio software?
Install new software? Me? You must have me confused with that geeky nephew of mine! I can't install things!
So if I do this and it messes up my computer, I get to blame you, right?
So what about this Audacity now? Maybe my nephew will come over and help me.
Yes!!! I rock! I installed it all by myself! Now what?












What do I need to make an audio recording?
-a computer & microphone (either a built-in microphone, or a microphone jack and external microphone)
-some audio recording software. (You can use any audio software you like. You needn't use our suggestions below.)


Where can I get audio software?
We've used sound recording software called Audacity and think it works well. You can download itľ


Install new software? Me? You must have me confused with that geeky nephew of mine! I can't install things!
Would you mind not interrupting me please? You could install software if you really wanted to! Embrace your inner geek! Well, ok, maybe you're at work and your IS department has made it so you really can't install things. (Psssst! You're supposed to be doing this at home, not at work! No, I don't want to hear about your overly controlling spouse. It's your computer too!)


So if I do this and it messes up my computer, I get to blame you, right?
Wrong! Have you learned nothing about personal responsibility from the folks Below? We at Winterfest Online assume that you have a brain of your own and that you possess the good judgment to use it. As with all software, there is always the possiblility of problems. Several of us have used the sites or software that we've suggested and we've had no problems. Your mileage may vary. Do what you think is best.


So what about this Audacity now? Maybe my nephew will come over and help me.

Now go to Audacity and record your file.


Yes!!! I rock! I installed it all by myself! Now what?
See? Didn't I tell you you could do it?