Originally Posted by Abu Ghurabah
If it is something just for like non profit stuff, i.e. something in your house that you do, not an expensive thing.
Then I'd recomend, now, Im not that great at this technical stuff, but before Islam I used to use it for things, get something like Cool Edit Pro, I got Cool Edit Pro 2, you can get a mic from Argos for about 14 quid, and get something which can store the recording, mp3, which has a mic socket. Then you can try get like the foam type of thing which will go round the mic, should stop the pop sounds when recording and ask the lecturer to speak into the mic or place the mic not too far from him.
The better the quality of the recording, the less editing and silencing you have to do at home on the pc. So its upto you, for example, I record from a tape players speakers into my mic, put the speakers real loud, so that then I can reduce the background noise to the point that if I reduce it to none, the recording will sound ok, cos it was loud to begin with.
P.S. I even recorded a recitation from youtube on my handsfree mic, and then put it onto pc, reduced the background noise and now it is pretty clear.