How do I record sounds from the One onto a computer using Audacity?

Hardware Requirements

Before you get started, please make sure you have the following hardware items.

NOTE: We show the SoundBlaster Play!3 USB Audio Adapter in the instructions below. We no longer recommend the SoundBlaster Play!3 due to recent changes in the Windows audio drivers that have resulted in unreliable operation of this specific device.

However, the instructions apply to any of the recommended USB Audio Adapters.

STEP 1: Insert the USB audio adapter into the USB port on your computer.

STEP 2: Insert the male-to-male audio plug into the Microphone jack on the USB audio adapter.

NOTE: The Microphone jack on the USB audio adapter appears as shown below.

STEP 3: Insert the other end of the male-to-male audio plug all the way into the recessed jack on the Thinklabs One.

STEP 4: Insert the Thinklabs ear buds plug into headphone jack on the USB audio adapter.

NOTE: The headphone jack on the USB audio adapter appears as shown below.

STEP 5: Press any of the four control buttons for two seconds to power on the device. When the LEDs come on, release the button.

STEP 5: Adjust the volume on the Thinklabs One to a level of two.

For more information on volume, see How do I adjust the volume on the Thinklabs One?

STEP 6: Select the second Bell filter on the Thinklabs One.

For more information on settings filters, see How do I change filters on the Thinklabs One?

STEP 7: Launch Audacity on your computer and click Edit > Preferences.

NOTE: If you need to download Audacity, click here.

STEP 8: When the Preferences window appears, click Devices

STEP 9: In the Recording section, click the Device drop-down and select Microphone (Sound Blaster Play!).

When you are done, click OK.

STEP 10: When you are ready to begin recording, click the Record button.

STEP 11: When you are done recording, click Stop.

STEP 12: When you finish recording, save the recording as a .wav file.

NOTE: Matlab can import these files for analysis, and Audacity can export these files as MP3, WAV, or OGG recordings. For more information, refer to the Audacity documentation.

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