I'm having kids record sounds using their PCs (a few have Macs as well) for use in the games they create. The built-in windows 7 sound recorder is surprisingly poor, didn't older versions of windows include a sound recorder that could at least play back the sound you recorded or tell you how long it was?
I tried Audacity, but that is pretty confusing for kids. They record a sound, don't like it, then want to record again and it merges those 2 sounds instead... It's also a little confusing trying to simply specify when the sound starts and ends.
Is there some tool game developers use to easily create sound effects from a mic?