DIRECTIONS ARE FOR MACINTOSH COMPUTERS SYSTEM 9 AND ABOVE ONLY.
your player (cassette, minidisk, etc.) to the sound in/microphone
jack of your computer.
Open the Sound control
panel. Select Input in
the left window. Select Built-in in the top right window.
Select Sound In
as the Input Source
(in the pull-down menu on the lower right). Check Play
sound through output device if you
want to heard what you are recording through the computer.
(Caution: if you are using speakers on the cassette or minidisk
player you will be hearing the sound from two sources --I don't
Open the SoundEdit 16 software. SoundEdit 16 will automatically
open a new file. To open the tool bars you need to record
sound, pull down the View
menu. Select Toolbars.
At the right end of the tool bar, click on the three icons
circled. You will now see Levels,
Selection and Control
4. Pull down the
File menu and select Preferences.
Click on the Document tab
and make the following selections:
type: SoundEdit 16
Sample rate: 44.100
Sample Size: 16 bit
Press the circle button on the Controls
panel (this will start the
recording), play the track you have cued up on your source machine
(cassette player, minidisk player, etc).
the black square button on the Controls
panel , after the track has ended.
Don't worry if you have extra stuff at the beginning or end, this
can be cleaned up in the editing process.
Listen to the track (using the triangular play button on the Controls
panel) to determine if it needs
any editing. Your files should be precise--a little dead air
(1 to 2 seconds) at the beginning or end is acceptable, but you
should not have any part of other dialogue or music.
To edit the track: highlight the section to be removed by clicking
at the start of the edit and dragging the cursor to the end of the
cut. Select Cut under
the Edit pull-down
Once the editing process is done, save the file as a QuickTime
Movie. To do this, select Save As
in the File pull-down
menu. When the Save As dialog box opens, choose QuickTime
Movie as the file format (one of the
choices in the file format
pull-down menu in the dialog box). Choose a title for your
If you will be digitizing many files, you should develop a naming
system before you start so you can remember the names easily when
you need to insert them in your web pages. Pick a structure
and stick to it--i.e., no caps, no spaces, sequentially numbered.