SHOUTcast, Software - Recording your Broadcast with Audacity

If you are thinking about recording your broadcasts to make available to your listeners later (e.g. Podcasts) you can use Audacity.

Record and edit anything that is captured either via microphone, line-in, or stereo mix effortlessly.



When both of these have been installed and setup they should look like this (as we are using Mac OS X we are using the Nicecast broadcasting software).

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Getting Started

Once Audacity is open it will look like this.

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Now go back to Nicecast and click on start broadcast and select Audio device and then select your microphone, which should be the default audio device.

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Head over to Audacity and click on the red circle and make sure it says “built in microphone or your selected input device” underneath the circle.


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One clicked Audacity will start recording.

When you have finished your live broadcast you will need to save you file as an MP3.

Go to “file” and click “export”. Select MP3 from the drop down menu for the format.

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Type in the file name and select where you would like to be saved and click “save”

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Now enter any information that you would like to be included in the metadata and click “ok”

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In order for Audacity to export as an MP3 correctly it requires a decoder. When this screen appears please press “ok” and run the install file.

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Once this has been done your newly exported recording will be ready to upload to your Cloud DJ or wherever you choose.

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