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

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Hardware Requirements

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

NOTE: Thinklabs One also supports the Audio-Technica ATR2x-USB Adapter (ATR Series)

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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