From Spoken Word to Digital Audio File

How do you get from a spoken conversation to an audio recording to a digital audio file to an archive CD?

Equipment, baby, equipment.

That’s what this part of Family Oral History Using Digital Tools is all about.

Assembling a portable audio setup is akin to “the thigh bone’s connected to the leg bone.” You need to connect this to that to that.

For spoken conversation? A microphone. To store it? A recording device. And media– whether old school cassettes to new school flash memory or a hard disk drive. Then a way to transfer to your computer. Sometimes the computer is both recorder and storage.

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