Multimedia Development Laboratory (Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences)


Audio Digitizing

Step 1:

Click M-audio icon at the bottom right of the desktop

Activiate M-audio from desktop

At this M-audio ProFile Screen, load the preset profile.
Go to File -> Load Recent Settings ->

Choose SoundForge_26062008 if you are using SoundForge
Choose Adobe Audition_26062008 if you are using Adobe Audition


M-audio load profile

For this case, choose SoundForge_26062008 if you are using SoundForge. Close the screen to exit.


Step 2:

Go to Start -> All programs -> Sony -> Sound Forge 9.0 -> Sound Forge 9.0

Choose Sound Forge



Click on the file icon to create a New File.

New file

Then click on the record icon to make a new recording

New Record


Step 3:

Record Screen


When you are ready to record, click on the record button record button and speak into the microphone or press play button of cassette/mini disc/DAT recorder. This button will turn into a stop button square button.
Click on the square button when you wish to stop recording.

Perform some editing to your sound files if needed.
Save your file(s) to the location allocated to you. (e.g. V:\New recording\Sound.wav)

A word about audio formats:
The WAV files type is an uncompressed aduio format which offers maximum quality at the expense of larger file size.
Users who wish to preserve maxiumum audio quality and who do not mind the size may wish to select this file type.

The MP3 format is the option for users who wish to keep the file size small (eg. For transferring acrodd the internet) yet want the best possible quality. Notet that because this is a compressed audio format, its quality may be slightly inferior to the WAV format.
But as most of its compression is done by removing portions which are inaduible to the human ears, this may meet your requirements.