RE:How to record radio broadcast on computer?
(Date Posted:12/14/2011 09:40)
Do you have a "Line In" on your sound card? If so, that would be better, being the "Mic" input uses a pre-amp and the sound level from your Receiver would be too loud. If you are using the Auxiliary Outputs on your Receiver, you could use a cable that has 2 RCA connections on the one end and the other end with the mini-plug and connect it to your computer/sound card inputs.
Also, I would play aroud with the volume control panel because it has options to adjust the Record level and you could do a test file to see what level you would need it at so it isn't distorted. I do this all the time when I copy my Vinyl Records to the computer so I can listen to them without having to turn the record over and can also pick and choose which songs I want either WinAmp or Window Media Player or even i-Tunes to play.
I'm posting some screen shots of the Volume Control Panel and then there is more typing below.
You can usually get to this image very easilly by double-clicking on the speaker icon on your task bar, if you just click it once, it only opens the volume control slider and it won't bring this up.
When you get this image, click on "Otions"
When you get this image, click on "Recording"
When you get this image, make sure that "Line In" is selected and you can leave these panels open while testing the levels of your sample recordings to get it at the right level. The level on the "Playback" image, only changes the volume of what you hear but not what is actually being recorded. That is why you have to make sure that "Line In" is selected and you adjust the slider to get the right level.
I hope this is helpful to you. You may have a different Volume Control Panel than myself depending on what version of Windows you are using. This is from Windows-XP SP3 *[Edited to add images and instructions] (Message edited by Christmas Always On 12/14/2011 09:48)
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