(No, your ratty earbuds aren't sufficient.)
Rules and regulations: Must have your ID, 2 hour loan, must stay in library
Audacity seems to recognize the headset more reliably if connected prior to launching Audacity.
(on Earlham lab computers, ALL PROGRAMS >> AUDACITY).
Note: Audacity is available as a free download if you'd like to try it on your laptop. Some tinkering may be required: https://www.audacityteam.org/
Make sure it is recognized by Audacity. Press Record (red circle), and you should see audio waves bouncing up and down. Flat line = not recording sound.
At the top left of screen, under Edit > Preferences
>>Devices >> Recording >> Channels >> Set to 1 (Mono) (Default is likely Stereo
>> Quality >> Default Sample format >> set to 16-bit (Default is likely 32 bit float)
Press Red Circle button to Record. Press Pause or Stop to finish. To Delete, highlight and press Delete/Backspace.
At top of screen, choose FILE >> EXPORT AUDIO.
Choose SAVE IN: Desktop
Create a FILE NAME
Choose SAVE AS TYPE: WAV signed 16-bit or AIFF signed 16-bit as format. Add metadata if interested (not required).
Once exported, you can upload file directly to the site, or email it to yourself, etc.
You'll be asked the "Recording device model and number" and "Microphone model and number." Use: Logitech ClearChat Comfort USB (Model number: A-00009) for both.
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