Free Windows sound recorder needed
Here’s a question for you software experts out there. Do you know of a free, simple, no-frills sound recorder application that can record audio from any sound card?
Windows Sound Recorder has the simplicity I need, but it can only record from the default recording device. If I want to record from the radio I have to change the default input device to whatever sound card is attached to that radio. This usually results in hours of head-scratching later on after I forget to switch the default sound card back.
Audacity is the sound recorder application most people recommend. It is free, and it can record from any sound card, but the user interface is so complicated I can’t figure out how to use it.
So I have decided to ask you, my readers. I imagine this is something that many hams have tried to do. What do you use?
I like and use Audacity.
I’m a huge Audacity fan as well, but what you may be looking for is something like this:
There aren’t a lot of choices out there and from what I’ve read, this seems to be the best of the bunch….
Just checking out sourceforge I found a program developed by a Russian. It says that there’s a multilingual interface so it just might suit your needs:
Audacity. VAC is okay, but more specialized and not free. Either will work.
Audacity is nice as it’s an editor too and pretty flexible.
I use ScanRec. Designed to be used with scanners but also works great with ham radios, it comes with a built in VOX feature which is great if you want to record your local repeaters (Newsline). Just run an audio cable from the headphone jack on your radio to the mic input on your computer and your good to go. Easy to install and use. Best of all it’s free.
Download it here http://www.davee.com/scanrec/