I am looking at making some voice clips for teaching languages. I am using Audacity, but am not sure what settings to use. Many people recommend 44,100Hz for regular music recordings. Is this also the same for voice? Or does voice need a smaller sample rate? I will be recording as mono instead of stereo.
When saving as MP3 I have quality options: Insane, Extreme, Standard, and Medium. It is currently set to Standard. Would voice clips be okay on Medium or would Standard have a more clear sound?
I am trying to keep sound files as small as possible with the least amount of "noticeable" distortion.