From Black Cat Systems:
Audiocorder is a program which allows your Mac to act as a sophisticated audio recorder. In one mode, it operates as a volume operated (VOX) audio recorder. This allows you to set the volume that the sound must reach to begin recording, and the volume at which it should end recording. It also allows you to set the trigger length for the start and stop values, which helps you to eliminate recording short bursts of sound or ending the recording process during a short pause (such as in normal speach). Audiocorder may also be programed with a recording schedule, specifying when it should start and stop recording, much like a VCR. It may also be used as a normal manually operated recorder. In addition, it can play AIFF sound files, including those created with other sound programs. Each sound file is stored in AIFF format, a Macintosh standard sound format. The audio is sampled at 11, 22 or 44 kHz, with a sample size of 8 or 16 bits, either monophonic or stereo. The name of each file contains the date and time (down to seconds) the recording began. Audiocorder is used in a wide variety of applications, including digitizing LPs and tapes, recording animals and other natural sounds, and automated recording of radio transmissions.
What's new in this version:
Various updates and bug fixes for Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. It actually records telephone calls by using the modem to play audio through the system speakers then records via the system microphone input. Mute your speaker audio and you mute recording. You obviously pick up any other sounds through your mic as well. This app is rubbish for anything else, there are any number of other free recorders.
...interface, all around bad This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. I've wasted about 45 minutes trying to get this to record phone conversations via my modem. THe documentation said it would not work with all models of mac, but on mine, the "modem" button was active, indicating that it should work. When I clicked the modem button, my phone line because to play through my speakers (even when playthrough was turned off) and the level meters showed that audio was coming through. When I recorded, though, all I got was blank files, except for their "Thanks for using audiocorder" clip. I've wasted about 45 minutes trying to get this to work. The manual doesn't have any troubleshooting info and the support in the site is virtually nonexistent.
Waste of my time. I hate that.
Intertface is butt-ugly, as well, and way to many vague controls for an audio recorder. It looks and works like a Mac app from 1985. Plus everything is in one single menu! Ridiculous.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. I use Audiocorder to capture from four different input sources and it always works fine. It captures both analog and digital input sources. It is quick and easy to use when you need to capture audio in a hurry. It could offer a couple of more output options, but for the money it does a great job of saving audio to a file that can be used with any audio editor. Audiocorder has gotten much better over time and I hope the author continues his work on it.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. i've used many recording apps, and found audiocorder the most stable one, also for the price it's great, it's simple and i never had trouble with, it's like apple software, always works!! try using microsoft apps. and then you will appriciate this one, also the itunes recording part is what i love, i was using wiretap but it would crash always. Thanks. Rich.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. I have tried a number of recording applications in OS X. This one has performed best for me. The others either crashed or they would insert little pops and skips from time to time. I have used this for at least six months on about a weekly basis. This has reliably recorded sessions several hours long. The timing feature for recording at a scheduled time works very reliably. I can set it up to record a radio program in advance and it works every time.
I suspect it does not save to MP3 or AAC format as those require license fees of the authors. It is not to hard to write an AppleScript to watch the output folder and when the file is complete have iTunes convert it to MP3 or AAC.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. Oh boy, another lameass app where the programmer spent far more time than necessary on a flashy UI while ignoring basic testing.
First thing I did when I tried this was to record from my USB mic using 11kHz. By the UI, and by common sense, I believe this should do what is necessary to convert the microphone's data stream into an 11kHz sample stream. But the app seems to think this means I want to claim that the mic samples at 11kHz. This is just stupid, stupid, stupid.
Look guys, writing a decent audio record app is not hard. What one wants is
- VOX (that works usefully, not some lame version that triggers every few seconds)
- AGC (same comments as above)
- record direct to MP3 (or AAC)
- no BS settings (like the above sample-rate setting) that are simply unconnected with reality. If the app wants to know the sampling rate, query the damn mic --- don't waste the user's time.
How about authors spend time on the above useful features instead of ugly looking graphics?