Making an MP3 Recording with Audacity

  1. Open Audacity from the desktop
  2. Be sure your microphone is properly connected and the sound settings are adjusted, then click the Record button (red circle) and start speaking
  3. You will see volume peaks as you speak – this indicates your computer is picking you your voice. Click Stop (yellow square) when finished
  4. Click the Play button (green triangle) to listen to your recording
  5. To save, go to File > Export
  6. In the drop-down file menu under the File name, choose MP3 Files
  7. Give your file a name and pay attention to your Save In location so you can find your file later, then click Save
  8. You do not have to enter anything in the Edit Metadata settings, just click OK


If your computer mentions needing a file named "lame_enc.dll" to save as MP3s:

  1. Close Audacity if it is open
  2. Go to Computer on your desktop > Software Catalog/Zenworks Adaptive Agent > Media > right-click Audacity
  3. Click "Verify"
  4. After the program runs, try opening Audacity again


If your computer is not picking up your voice, try these headset troubleshooting techniques. Otherwise, please call our Help Desk at 1-877-PALCS-TLC.


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