Dear Forum Members
I have, what is hopefully, a simple problem but because I am completely new to Audacity and I am not actually sure where or how to start.
First of all, my equipment:
WinXP Pro SP3 O/S
2 x 640GB WD HD
Gigabyte Motherboard with Realtek sound card
ReTell 157 (Telephone Recording Connector) http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_6/275-6938554-2605344?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=retell+157&sprefix=Retell%2Caps%2C196
Now, before I downloaded Audacity I tried out my setup with "Windows Sound Recorder (WSR)"as the control software, an accessory applet that came with WinXP. However, as WSR has no controls when I played back my test recording all I could hear was my own voice.
Please note, I do not want to do anything complicated, like make or edit music, I just want to record and save some of my telephone calls, this will come in useful when having disputes with ISPs, retailers and/or cold callers.
Anyway, when I installed Audacity I noticed that it automatically recognised my sound card, input and output, and has enough features and controls that would not be out of place on a plane’s flight deck.
Therefore, what I would like is someone to post some simple “Jack & Jill like” instructions on how to record and save my telephone phone calls (possibly as .wav or .mp3) and then play back those calls via my PC. From there, if necessary, I would burn the saved “calls” to CD or DVD.
My simple motivation is that whatever business I transact via my PC can be documented and as my phone and PC are side by side I should be able to record my verbal communications as part of my documentation process.