If you are an aspiring singer, or musician and looking forward to record your songs but don’t have the budget to hit the studio yet, don’t worry! All you need to do is just get yourself a decent hardware suitable to your purpose and a sound-recording software. While there are a number of audio recording/editing software available on the market today Audio Recorder for FREE 2011 12.3.1 stands out for its excellent set of well thought out options. As the name itself suggests, it is absolutely free and is available for download on its homepage.
Upon launch, Audio Recorder for FREE 2011 opens with a gray hued interface. There are two sets of controls- one located at the centre, while the other at the bottom. The controls at the center are for recording purposes, e.g. - beginning and ending a recording session, controlling the recording-volume and selecting the source from a list of three available options- 1. Stereo mix, 2. Line in and 3. mic in. The controls at the bottom, on the other hand, enables you to choose the playback properties. This inclusion of the “stereo mix” in the “source” options enables you to record audio from other programs/applications like winamp, real player, and even online audio streamings from the Internet. The option, “mic in” allows you to record the output from a compatible microphone, while the option “line in” enables you to record sounds from an external source, e.g- cassette player, phone line etc. It uses an advanced audio recording engine, thus giving you a very high quality recordings. The recorded audio can be saved in three formats - MP3, WMA and WAV.
To conclude, if you are looking for an audio recorder that gives you a very high-end result in terms of performance, Audio Recorder for FREE 2011 is the way to go for. It receives a score of four and half stars for its excellent performance, while still being free.