How do I record sound from the Thinklabs One onto a computer using the Windows Voice Recorder?

Voice Recorder is a free Windows application available with the default operating system. When used in conjunction with the One, the Voice Recorder is preferred in secure IT environments that restrict end-user downloads of Audacity or other supported external applications. Follow the steps below to record sound onto the One using Windows Voice Recorder.

STEP 1: Connect the Thinklabs One to your computer via USB. For more information, see Connecting the One to a computer.

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 2: In the Windows search bar, type Voice Recorder. and then select Voice Recorder App.

STEP 3: In the Voice Recorder window, click the ellipsis button (...) and then select Microphone settings.

STEP 3: When the Settings window appears, type Sound in the search bar and then select Sound settings.

STEP 4: When the Sound settings appear as shown below, scroll to the Input section and select the supported audio input device (SoundBlaster Play! 3 or Audio-Technica ATR2x-USB Adapter (ATR Series)).

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 6: Adjust the volume on the Thinklabs One to a level of three.

STEP 7: Click Record (blue microphone icon) to begin recording sounds from the stethoscope.

NOTE: Ensure that you hold the stethoscope still against the patient's skin while recording.

STEP 8: Click Stop to pause recording.

Click Play, Trim, or Rename to edit the recording using the menu icons (shown below), or click Share to send to the file to a specified recipient. Finally, the Open File Location option launches Windows Explorer to the folder in which the recording file is stored.

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