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On Thu, 04 Aug 2005 10:19:43 -0400, caeruleancentaur  
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> Now I'm eager to do something
> similar with mine.  I don't know how yet, but someday....

It's remarkably easy.

The chances are you already have all the computer hardware you need. You  
can pick up an acceptably good microphone for less than $10 from Staples,  
Circuit City, Best Buy, or one of the others, or spend a few more dollars  
at Radio Shack or a musicians store and get something that's going to give  
you a clearer recording. It plugs into the little hole marked with a  
picture of a microphone.

Then, get Audacity from http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ and LAME from  
http://lame.sourceforge.net/ and you're good to go. The controls in  
Audacity are as simple as a tape recorder or CD player, though there are  
plenty of other options lurking in the menus if and when you decide to  
tinker.




Paul