Intro 1.1. Recording a sound

To record a speech sound into Praat, you need a computer with a microphone.

To record from the microphone, perform the following steps:

1. Choose Record mono Sound... from the New menu in the Object window. A SoundRecorder window will appear on your screen.
2. In the SoundRecorder window, choose the appropriate input device, e.g. choose Internal microphone.
3. Use the Record and Stop buttons to record a few seconds of your speech.
4. Use the Play button to hear what you have recorded.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you are satisfied with your recording.
6. Click the Save to list button. Your recording will now appear in the Object window, where it will be called "Sound sound".
7. You can now close the SoundRecorder window.
8. When you saved your sound to the Object window, some buttons appeared in that window. These buttons show you what you can do with the sound. Try the Play and View & Edit buttons.

For more information on recording, see the SoundRecorder manual page.

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