You can record your voice on your MacBook Pro using GarageBand.
The ability to make a quick voice recording on your computer can be a handy tool for a small business owner. Whether you want to make a few voice notes or make an audio instructional recording, you can use the GarageBand application on your MacBook Pro to record. While the application offers many complicated features designed for musicians, you can use its "Voice" feature to record your voice and export the recording as an audio file.
Open the GarageBand App on your MacBook Pro. Open a new file and click on the "Voice" option in the window displaying your recording options.
Type a title for your recording in the "Save As" field. Select the location on your computer where you want to store the recording file using the drop-down menu labeled "Where." Click the "Create" button to open the recording window.
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Click on the "Male Basic" option in the left sidebar if you are male. Click on the "Female Basic" option in the left sidebar if you are female.
Click on the button marked with a red "Record" symbol at the bottom of the window to start recording. Click the button marked with the "Play" symbol to stop recording. You can click on the "Record" button again to resume recording if desired and click the "Play" button again to stop.
Click on the "Share" option in the program menu at the top of the screen and select "Export Song to Disk" to save it as a widely compatible file on your computer. Select the "Compress" option for a smaller file size if desired and select either "AAC Encoder" or "MP3 Encoder." Use the drop-down menu below to select either "Low Quality, " "Medium Quality, " "High Quality" or "Highest Quality." The higher the quality is, the larger the file will be and the longer it will take to export. Click the "Export" button.
Type in a name for the exported voice file and select the location you wish to export it to when prompted. Wait for your file to export and your recorded voice file to appear in the folder you specified.
- Use the "Input source" drop-down menu in the bottom right pane of the recording menu to select your microphone if you have more than one microphone in use with the computer.