Free Sound Recorder

Free Sound Recorder

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 695 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    2,422,149
  • Date Added:
    August 13, 2014
  • File Size:
    11.02MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3,735
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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The Sound Recorder that comes with Windows will capture the audio stream and save it as a WAV you can edit or convert later on. But there's room for improvement, and there are more than a few choices, when it comes to recording digital audio with your PC. It's possible to spend staggering amounts of money on pro audio suites that really don't handle most users' needs any better than Free Sound Recorder by CoolRecordEdit. Like the Windows tool, it records whatever your sound card is processing, but Free Sound Recorder adds scheduling, more output formats, hot keys, and some unique extras. Several premium upgrade levels are available if you need still more.

Free Sound Recorder's interface resembles a media player, and in fact it is one, at least in part. A set of media player controls beneath the Files List addresses one of the most serious shortcomings of many versions of the Windows tool: the inability to play back recordings. The recording controls, two-channel level display, and counter also give Free Sound Recorder that "music" look. Clicking Options opened a tabbed dialog box that let us choose to save files as MP3s, WMAs, WAVs, or Ogg files. There's a useful option to create file names based on the date and time; it's selected by default. Hot key and Schedule settings are fairly standard, but the Automatic Gain Control certainly isn't. This feature can limit the High Level, Low Level, and Attack Time of recordings when the source is too loud, too soft, or too dynamic, producing a more even sound. The Voice Active System let us set the threshold for reading sound levels as silence to accommodate clean high-quality audio or noisy recordings. It's not as complicated as it sounds, as we found when we clicked links labeled "What Is This?" that open the program's clear, comprehensive Help file on the appropriate pages. The Files List and Mixer panels can be minimized.

We've made digital recordings of many LPs as well as live audio and other sources, and Free Sound Recorder is a definite upgrade in quality, capability, and convenience over the built-in Windows tool.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

    out of 8 votes

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    • 4 star 0
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  • All Versions

    3.2

    out of 695 votes

    • 5 star 278
    • 4 star 84
    • 3 star 57
    • 2 star 34
    • 1 star 242
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  • 5 stars

    "should provide more software like this"

    October 12, 2014   |   By IamsPiech

    Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.0.3

    Pros

    really a fantastic and easy recoder app. hope you guys can provide more software like this one

    Cons

    i'v been using it for weeks yet nothing to complain about

    Summary

    thanks for making it free and hope i can find more multimedia tools like this

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  • 5 stars

    "What a surprise to have this recorder"

    October 09, 2014   |   By ReserWarmington

    Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.0.3

    Pros

    It is not a tricky audio recorder. Some settings like schedule and vgs provided.

    Cons

    Haven't found any, maybe later

    Summary

    I love the scheduling feature, making radio recording easier to control.

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  • 5 stars

    "Nice and easy program"

    October 07, 2014   |   By YehEskew

    Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.0.3

    Pros

    Easy to use and can record stereo mix

    Cons

    Nothing found yet

    Summary

    Tried this free sound recorder last night and works much more brainlessly than my old one.

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  • 1 stars

    "Malware-ville"

    October 07, 2014   |   By StarKlammer

    Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.0.3

    Pros

    Didn't try it....

    Cons

    Had to unbox trice a lot of evi-ware.
    It updated itself, and had to unbox again!

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    Summary

    If you don't like hidden boxes of unwanteds...Run away!

    Updated on Oct 7, 2014

    sorry for the double review. I thought posting was instant, and something broke..

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  • 5 stars

    "Very good recording tool."

    September 25, 2014   |   By LanzaMany

    Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.0.3

    Pros

    Free.
    Simple to use ?Effective.
    Easy install, easy update, easy to adjust options?

    Cons

    No cons, quite happy with it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Runs smooth, efficiently"

    September 23, 2014   |   By GinnMary

    Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.0.3

    Pros

    This program works well with my PC, and is definately worth downloading

    Cons

    Nothing. just download and use it.

    Summary

    Ally suitable, provided me with a lot of help, a lot of problems to solve.

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  • 5 stars

    ":) very easy to use and its free"

    September 15, 2014   |   By KaroRaad

    Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.0.3

    Pros

    It's just great. Super easy to operate and understand.

    Cons

    I think this is nice software and I have no issues with it.

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  • 1 stars

    "Filled with Malware!!"

    September 15, 2014   |   By agent1188

    Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.0.3

    Pros

    I did get it to work.

    Cons

    Not worth it-too much Malware

    Summary

    It does work. It's original version is nothing fancy but it was clean. I had to install it again once I got a new computer. I went through the customized install to avoid all the "extras" they wanted to put on my computer and STILL after scanning, malware was detected. Thanks, but no thanks.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 10.0.3
    Version 10.0.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher CoolRecordEdit
    Publisher web site http://coolrecordedit.com
    Release Date August 04, 2014
    Date Added August 13, 2014
    Version 10.0.3
    Category
    Category MP3 & Audio Software
    Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 11.02MB
    File Name FreeSoundRecorder_CNET.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 2,422,149
    Downloads Last Week 3,735
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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