Free Sound Recorder

Free Sound Recorder

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 710 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.5.1
  • Total Downloads:
    2,541,175
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 01, 2015
  • Price:
    Free

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

    3.7

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 0
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  • All Versions

    3.2

    out of 710 votes

    • 5 star 285
    • 4 star 85
    • 3 star 57
    • 2 star 34
    • 1 star 249
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5 stars

"Maravilhoso."

June 06, 2015  |  By zedeavila

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.5.1

Pros

Muito bom mesmo. Recomendo.

Cons

Sem nada contra.

Summary

Muito fácil de instalar e de operar. Simples e objetivo. Sem virus.

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5 stars

"Very User friendly"

April 08, 2015  |  By neolithicfgnf

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.5.1

Pros

easy to use

Cons

Did not find one!

Summary

This is an easy to use,fast piece of software that installs easily.

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1 stars

"Sets off AVG virus scanner"

April 08, 2015  |  By spielmanjr

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.5.1

Pros

Unknown.....................

Cons

Sets off virus scanner

Summary

"Adware skodna.generic_c.vx"
"Found MalSign.OpenCandy.139"
"Potentially unwanted application"

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5 stars

"One of the oldest sound recorder on CNET"

March 19, 2015  |  By PuenteCamargo

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.5.1

Pros

I've been a user of it for a really long time. The Free Sound Recorder now has a much nicer look than the old one back in a few years. The part I like most is that it directly save the MP3 files without conversion.

Cons

Used to have a few problems but it's just getting better.

Summary

A sound recorder worth using.

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1 stars

"Virus infected...AVG found 2 viruses DON'T RISK IT!!!!"

March 16, 2015  |  By marandex

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.5.1

Pros

It downloads and installs easy.

Cons

Virus infected...AVG found 2 viruses within 5 minutes. One of the viruses is on the TOP TEN Virus List in the world.

They say its FREE but it isn't as you try to save the file and it requires a payment for this function. IT'S A WASTE OF TIME!!

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5 stars

"No temp trash after recording"

March 03, 2015  |  By DammCantwell

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.5.1

Pros

After recording, I don't need to worry that if there is any temp trash or not.

Cons

Satisfying utility.

Summary

Even the recording is finished, I still get a chance to make some adjustments to get the desired recorded music.

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5 stars

"No temp trash after recording"

February 10, 2015  |  By WaldnerMah

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.0.4

Pros

After recording, I don't need to worry that if there is any temp trash or not.

Cons

Satisfying utility.

Summary

Even the recording is finished, I still get a chance to make some adjustments to get the desired recorded music.

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5 stars

"Choose format for recorded sound"

February 07, 2015  |  By BlackerLawes

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.0.4

Pros

I can choose the format for the recorded sounds so that I can play them on anyone of my device.

Cons

It works fine for me.

Summary

It's an excellent recorder for me, not only so easy to handle, but also there is no limit to the source sound, any kind of sound is ok.

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1 stars

"In regards to the download"

February 06, 2015  |  By 1woodmonger

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.0.4

Pros

I have downloaded it a long time ago, I loved the program .

Cons

loaded with pop ups and viruses .

Summary

Try downloading directly from CoolRecordEdit, or buy the program.

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4 stars

"Pretty much what I wanted"

December 28, 2014  |  By Stephen Malinowski

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.0.4

Pros

Simple, flexible

Cons

If you don't want it to auto-name your files, you must select a file name BEFORE recording (which might prevent you from catching something you were trying to record quickly).

Summary

I was looking for a super-simple audio recorder that didn't have the level and sample rate limitations of the Sound Recorder that ships with Windows 7. This fills the bill.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 10.5.1
Version 10.5.1 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher CoolRecordEdit
Publisher web site http://coolrecordedit.com
Release Date February 28, 2015
Date Added March 01, 2015
Version 10.5.1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.78MB
File Name FreeSoundRecorder_CNET.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,541,175
Downloads Last Week 3,261
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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