Step-By-Step Instructions: Record MiniDisc to Computer MiniDisc → Computer: Available from station 7 How to Capture Footage from the MiniDisc → Computer 1. Turn on the AudiSource stereo preamplifier. 2. Connect your (minidisc) audio player: a. At the computer station, locate the loose 1/8” stereo phono plug at the end of the audio cable connected to the ʻauxʼ input in the back of the AudioSource stereo preamplifier. Plug it into the headphone jack on your player. b. Make sure the button marked ʻAuxʼ is selected. If it isnʼt, push it. c. Turn the volume on the minidisc player all the way up. 3. Turn the volume on the preamplifier to somewhere in the middle range. 4. Test the volume: Put on the headphones and press play, you should hear your audio through the headphones. **If you are not hearing anything, or it is not at the desired volume, there are several different volume controls to check and adjust. a. Make sure the headphone preamplifier volume is somewhere in the middle range. b. Click on the speaker icon in the lower right hand corner of the screen, in the control bar, and make sure the master volume is pretty high up and that none of the other bars are turned down either. c. Make sure the minidisc player (or cassette player) is turned up. 5. Open Sound Forge (more detailed guides concerning specifically Sound Forge are available; these instructions will take you through only the basic steps of recording). 6. Press the button in the upper left hand corner of the window, so the ʻrecordʼ window opens up. The default recording attributes are 44,100 Hz, 16-bit, stereo—these settings are best for most applications. Go ahead and set the device to ʻSB Audigy 4 Audio [C8C0].ʼ 7. Check the recording volume: play back a length of your audio and observe the sound bars at the right of the ʻrecordʼ window. The loudest part of your audio should register at the highest recording level possible without clipping, or overload, occurring. (The sound bars should never rise out of the green range, clipping is designated by yellow then red.) Adjust your recording volume with the preamplifier volume control—this is the only volume control that will effect recording volume (besides your audio device, which should just be left at maximum output), though others might effect your listening volume. **If you begin playback on your audio device, and the sound bars in the ʻrecordʼ window are not registering anything, but you can hear your audio through the headphones just fine, the computer might be set to the wrong recording source: a. Open Creative MediaSource Player from the programs menu, under ʻMedia Players.ʼ b. Click on ʻPlayʼ > ʻRecording Sourceʼ > ʻLine-In 3.ʼ 8. Record your audio. Step-By-Step Instructions: Record MiniDisc to Computer MiniDisc → Computer: Available from station 7 a. Begin playback on your audio device, just before the part you wish to record. b. Immediately press in the ʻrecordʼ window to begin recording. c. Press when done recording. d. Stop playback on you audio device. e. Close the recording window, so a window opens with your newly recorded sound clip. 9. You may edit this wave file as you see fit. 10. When you save your file, go ahead and save it in standard WAV audio format to retain best quality while editing. If you need it in a different format, convert it later when you are finished editing.