The free Hi Q Recorder will create MP3 files without doing a conversion. It’s available at http://www.roemersoftware.com/free-sound-recorder.html. There is also a version that you can purchase for $29.95. It works pretty easy; here’s how:First, open Hi-Q and “options” and make sure your microphone is set as the input device. Then hit the red record button. Speak into your microphone and observe the timer indicator.
When you hit STOP, a file is created in the “My Recordings” folder that is placed at C:\ when you install Hi Q. Open that folder and notice the file that is created. Play the file to make sure you have recorded. At this point you RENAME the file to “01_MASO1”, as in the example. Do not use dots or other special characters in the file name. You highlight “_MASO1” and copy that part of the file name. Then when you record the next question, you go back to the “My Recordings” folder which you leave open beside the recorder on your desktop.
Right click to rename the new file that is created, type “02” and paste “_MASO1” in the window. Then go on to the next and remaining questions. Number them 01-02-03 and so on… so the numbers will align numerically in your Mp3 device or your PC folder. Keep the file name short and continuous with question number first followed by underscore.
When you have finished recording, cut and paste all questions to a new folder named as your test name; and you can begin the recording sequence for your next test. The files are ready for Windows Media Player or most any simple media playerwithout conversion. If numbered consecutively with number first they will align in your Mp3 player.
To email the files, right click the entire folder and use the “Compressed (zipped) Folder” feature to zip the contents of the file.