Quote: Originally Posted by muiacir
ok...thank you mitchell65...which format do you recommend?
Use a lossless format such as WAV unless you have disk space problems and must restrict file size. Or unless your playback device will not play back lossless files such as WAV (unlikely).
WAV files are about 10 times the size of a high quality mp3. If you are not recording hours of sound, the required disk space should not be an issue.
In reality, you are not likely to be able to tell the difference between a lossless file and a high quality mp3 (192k bit rate or higher) if you are using Audacity correctly.
You have to configure Audacity in its preferences menu.
Make sure the meters are not bouncing up against the 0 mark and overloading. This will cause distortion.