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Free Sound Recorder


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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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5 stars

"A very good product, try it"

January 04, 2016  |  By MajMorris

2016-01-04 00:38:31  |  By MajMorris

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.6.2


Really easy to use even for beginner like me does what you want!


Nothing, its a great program!


It's easy to use and lots of fun.

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1 stars

"Stay away!!!"

January 01, 2016  |  By BenSud

2016-01-01 03:41:20  |  By BenSud

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.6.2


None, it didn't work for me.


It installs other unknown crap on your computer, and changes browser settings!


For recording streaming audio, instead I bought "i-sound", made a b y s s m e d i a . c o m. A demo is available to try it first, and for me it worked instantly, the correct settings were automatically set! All I had to do was hit "record"!

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5 stars

"Practical software, and I like it!"

December 02, 2015  |  By BeebeMaye

2015-12-02 17:55:25  |  By BeebeMaye

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.6.2


Great Capabilities. An almost magical program to record, adjust, change and correct audio files. Support for the program is strong.


There are some flaws, but I think it's a fine piece of work.

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1 stars

"Don't download - Full of spyware"

December 01, 2015  |  By brainyguy9999

2015-12-01 08:37:33  |  By brainyguy9999

 |  Version: Free Sound Recorder 10.6.2


Didn't use it.


Antivirus went nuts trying to install due to virus/spyware. Do not download.


Do not download or install. Full of spyware.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 10.6.2
Version 10.6.2 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
Publisher CoolRecordEdit
Publisher web site
Release Date November 05, 2015
Date Added November 08, 2015
Version 10.6.2
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
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Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.9MB
File Name FreeSoundRecorder-CNET.exe
Total Downloads 2,652,274
Downloads Last Week 4,255
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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