Absolute Sound Recorder: Powerful recording utility

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When you want to record your voice with more advanced options, the default Windows recording tool simply does not cut it so Absolute Sound Recorder comes in its place. The application is offered as a trial version.

Installation & Requirements

The setup process is quite simple, offering all the basic options you would expect. It is also very fast due to the small file size. The supported operating systems are Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.

Interface

The first thing you will likely notice is that the application has adopted an old school Windows look for the interface. It works quite nicely for the program as it offers a clean but easy to use interface that should make most people feel right at home. For any help you might need, you can click on the Help icon for the Help panel which contains quite a bit of information about the features.

The main window is divided into several tabs. The first two tabs, the Record Sound and Recording Controls ones, will let you choose various settings for your recording. In the first tab you will be able to set different visual types that will appear in the black background window as you are recording. In the second tab you will be able to select your recording device and set the Master volume for it.

In the Playback Volume Controls you will do just that. You will also be able to set an Equalizer but only after you have recorded or inserted a file into the application. Finally, in the File Info tab you can set tags for your file as you would for your regular music files like a Title, an Artist and more.

It is also worth noting that the Options window should be visited before the recording starts as it will let you select between three different output file formats, namely MP3, WAV and WMA. You can also set the application to stop recording after a set amount of seconds or split the recording into several output files in a time you will set. Finally, to start recording you only need to press the red recording button in the bottom of interface. It should be noted that the trial version will let you record up to 60 seconds of audio at a time and after that it will automatically stop.

Pros

-Fast installation
-Clean interface
-A decent amount of options and settings to play with

Cons

-Somewhat limited

Conclusion

If you are looking for a simple recording tool then Absolute Sound Recorder should be right up your alley. The user-friendly interface combined with the basic recording and playback tools are more than enough for the average user.