With the Sound Recorder you can also record live performances. There are a couple of options here:
1. Connect a microphone to the Mic input of the computer or laptop and record the live performance directly from the Mic or Microphone sound source. Please be advised that on many computers the microphone input is mono and not stereo, so if you connect a stereo microphone (or two separate microphones with an adapter plug), the recording will only be in mono. If you see two separate volume sliders in the Sound Recorder window when you select the Mic or Microphone sound source, then you can record in stereo.
2. Connect the Line-Out output on an external sound system or PA to the Line-In or Aux input on the computer and record from the Line-In, Aux or Auxiliary sound source. This is of course most appropriate with complex performances where some sort of sound system is already in place, like in theaters or concert halls.
3. Record the live performance with other traditional equipment, like a cassette-, tape- or minidisk-recorder. Later these recordings can be transferred to your computer by connecting a cassette-, tape- or minidisk-player to the Line-In or Aux input on the computer and record from the Line-In, Aux or Auxiliary sound source. See Connecting cassette, tape or record-players as well.