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General
What is Audio Recorder ?
How to order Audio Recorder Pro or Audio Recorder Platinum ?
Is there any limitation of recording length if I registered the product?
Usage
  Feature comparison of Audio Recorder versions
How to use Audio Recorder ?
How to convert / save cassette to CD, vinyl records to CD?
How to save my recording to CD?
  How to record VoIP calls (eg. Skype) or instant messaging audio (eg. Messenger)?
  How to set up the recording sources on Windows Vista and Windows 7?
How to set appropriate recording volume?  How does recording level indicator (VU meter) work?
  How to set up multiple 'Auto. Record' schedulers?
How to record from Phone Line?
How to use Audio Recorder Pro to record stream audio from Internet or from other applications like Winamp, Media Player, etc?
The "Start Record" button is disabled so I can not start recording audio. Why?
How to split the original recording to the separate sections or songs? How to cut off the unwanted portion from the recording?
  Just installed Audio Recorder Platinum, and none of my other audio programs are playing correctly.
  Audio Recorder Platinum doesn't record my voice while recording VoIP conversations in EZ ALL-Record Mode.
  Audio Recorder Platinum doesn't record any audio in EZ ALL-Record Mode.

 


What is Audio Recorder ?

Audio Recorder (Pro and Platinum version) is a useful audio recoding tools and it can help you to record sound to MP3, OGG or WAV files easily and quickly.

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How to order Audio Recorder Pro or Audio Recorder Platinum ?

Please click here to order Audio Recorder versions.

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Is there any limitation of recording length if I registered the product?

No, you can record as long as you want with registered copy, of course, provided you have enough free disk space.

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Feature comparison of Audio Recorder versions

Audio Recorder has two versions: Audio Recorder Pro and Audio Recorder Platinum. Audio Recorder Platinum is the advanced version of Audio Recorder Pro and provides more powerful features besides the features in Audio Recorder Pro.

The major difference of the two versions is that Audio Recorder Platinum provides a special record mode - EZ ALL-Record Mode, and all audio is recorded through its virtual audio driver directly in real time, without a quality loss. Furthermore, it can record and mix the Microphone input in the meantime, and be able to record VoIP calls on softphones (eg. Skype) or instant messaging audio (eg. Messenger).

Feature Overview Pro version Platinum version
Auto. Record Scheduler
Voice Activation Recording
Record Preview & Monitor
Record Mode    
   - Normal Record Mode
   - EZ ALL-Record Mode -
Record VoIP calls -
Advanced Record    
  - Real-time filters (Low/High pass, Notch)  
  - Automatic Gain Control (AGC)  
Mute Audio Output while Recording -
Multiple Soundcard Support* -

Note:
*: With Multiple Soundcard support (includes USB sound card) feature, you can record through one sound card and monitor the recording another sound card.

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How to use Audio Recorder ?

For Audio Recorder Pro:
Audio Recorder Pro is a powerful tool to help you to record music and sound to MP3, OGG and WAV files and designed to record any sound from your sound card. It is fast and very easy to use:

For Audio Recoder Platinum:
Audio Recorder Platinum is the advanced version of Audio Recorder Pro and provides more powerful features besides the features in Audio Recorder Pro:

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How to convert / save cassette to CD, vinyl records to CD?

You need a cable to connect the output of your cassette / vinyl records player to the audio input of PC. Please refer the steps below:

1. To connect the player to PC, please first check whether there is any audio output port on your player, for example, such as Line-Out, Audio-Out or Headphone/Speaker Output, etc. Then, connect it to the audio input on your PC (normally, the audio input is usually a 1/8" mini-jack on the back panel, labeled Line-In or Aux). 

2. Start Audio Recorder Pro (or Audio Recorder Platinum) and select the appropriate recording source from the list. The names of the sound sources differ from one system to another, it is usually named as Wave, Stereo Mix, or something in similar wording. 

3. To verify the connection and recording source selected, please play a cassette / vinyl record first. If the correct source is selected, the record level indicator should be synchronized with your voice (please adjust right-side volume control to appropriate level), otherwise please try other connection port or recording source.

4. Click 'Start Record' button to start recording. Click 'Stop' button (you can pause recording by click 'Pause' button) at any time to stop the recording, and you should have a audio file (e.g. MP3, WAV) recorded on your hard disk.

5. Now, you can use any 3rd party CD burn software to burn the audio file to a CD, for example, Windows Media Player has a build-in cd burn feature and is able to burn the record audio file to CD (Windows Media Player is provided by Microsoft, and it is free).

For Audio Recorder Platinum, you can use EZ ALL-Record Mode to record as well, especially when you sound card doesn't provide a recording source as required above. Please click here to learn more about EZ ALL-Record.

IMPORTANT:
If your player doesn't have audio output connectors other than for headphones or speakers, please make sure to set the volume control on the device at zero first before you connect the headphones or speaker output to the computer. 

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How to save my recording to CD?

Audio Recorder Pro (or Audio Recorder Platinum) can help you to record your audio to an audio file (e.g. MP3, WAV) on your hard disk. Then, please use any 3rd party CD burn software to burn the audio file you recorded to a CD, for example, Windows Media Player has a build-in cd burn feature and is able to burn the record audio file to CD (Windows Media Player is provided by Microsoft, and it is free).

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How to record VoIP calls (eg. Skype) or instant messaging audio (eg. Messenger)?

You can easily record VoIP calls or instant messaging audio by using EZ ALL-Record Mode provided by Audio Recorder Platinum.

1. Close the applications for recording (eg. Skype, Messenger).
2. Launch Audio Recorder Platinum, switch to EZ ALL-Record Mode (click the tab 'EZ ALL-Record', or click the 'Device' Button and select 'Record through EZ ALL-Record').
3. Click the button with microphone icon to record both side audio of a conversion (you can adjust its volume on the right side of the button).
4. Start the applications for recording (eg. Skype, Messenger).
5. Now you are ready to record your conversion - click 'Start Record', make a call.

Please kindly note that you may have to restart the applications (eg. Skype, Messenger) after you quit EZ ALL-Record Mode. Please click here to learn more details.

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How to set up the recording sources on Windows Vista and Windows 7?
Some of recording sources (for example Microphone, Stereo Mix, etc.) might be disabled by default on Windows Vista and Windows 7. To view or enable them for recording, please follow the steps below (Some devices will be blocked and can NOT be used for recording while the recording devices window is running. Please remember to CLOSE the recording devices window once done):

1. Click the speaker button (just on the right of the device list box), select 'Open Windows Recording Devices'. You can view all current enabled recording sources in the recording devices window.

    


2.
Right-click the blank area in the list, select 'Show Disabled Devices'' from the pop-up menu. All recording sources (both enabled and disabled) are shown in the list as below.

     
3.
To enable or disable one recording source, just right-click the item and select the action ('Enable' or 'Disable') from the pop-up menu. You can click the speaker button (right near the device list box), select 'Refresh Recording Device List' to update the changes to the device list in Audio Recorder.

  

3. To view or modify the default format of a recording source, just right-click the item and select 'Properties...' from the pop-up menu and select 'Advanced' tab to view or modify current settings. If you want to record in Stereo, you should select a format with the attribute of '2 channel'.

  

4. Click 'OK' to exit recording devices window once done. Now click the speaker button (right near the device list box), select 'Refresh Recording Device List' to update the device list.

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How to set appropriate recording volume? How does recording level indicator (VU meter) work?

Recording level indicator (VU meter) can help you to set recording volume appropriately. 



Recording level indicator ranges between 0 and 100 (from green to red). Higher value means higher recording volume. Recording with too low volume (e.g. less than 30) may cause it hard to hear, and recording with high volume may cause some distortion.  To get the highest possible performance of recording, the recommended range is between 60 and 90. 

You can adjust the recording volume to the appropriate level as mentioned above before or while recording, by the volume control on Record panel.

If still having too weak or strong signal by adjusting this volume control, you may need to launch windows volume control to adjust the master volume as well (to launch windows volume control, please double-click on the speaker icon in your taskbar tray at the lower right hand corner of the screen), normally the master volume is the very left one.

If still having too weak or strong signal even by adjusting the master volume, you should check the signal level of the input source and adjust its volume if could.

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How to set up multiple 'Auto. Record' schedulers?

Though you can set up only one 'Auto. Record' scheduler in a recorder, there are two ways below for you to use more than one 'Auto Record' scheduler:

1. Launch multiple recorders directly and set 'Auto Record' scheduler in each recorder separately.
It is quite simple. However, since all recorders share the same configuration, sometimes it may inconvenient if you'd like to use and keep different settings of recording.

2. Launch the recorder under different names and set 'Auto Record' scheduler in each recorder separately.
Go to the folder you installed the recorder, copy and change the file name of the recorder (RcrdMate.exe) to other file name(s), for example RcrdMate-1.exe, RcrdMate-2.exe, ... etc. Now you can launch them at one time and
set 'Auto Record' scheduler in each recorder separately. Since all recorders have their own configuration, it is easy for you to set and keep different settings of recording for each recorder.

IMPORTANT:
Please note that ONLY one recording device/source can be used for recording at one time, which means:
- if you change the recording device/source in any of recorders, it will
take effects to all other recorders immediately.
- you can NOT set the 'Auto. Record' schedulers which use different recording device/source but having recording time overlapped.

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How to record from Phone Line?

You need a cable to connect the output of your phone and the audio input of PC. Please refer the steps below to record telephone conversations:

1. To connect phone to PC, please first check whether there is any audio output port on your phone, for example, such as Line-Out, Audio-Out or Headphone/Speaker Output, etc. If not found, you may need to buy a cable for this purpose (Radio Shack makes an inexpensive telephone Recorder Control, Catalog Number 43-1237. This cable hooks in series with your telephone and has an audio output connector that hooks up to the Microphone Jack on your computer). Then, connect it to the audio input of your PC (normally, the audio input on PC is usually a 1/8" mini-jack on the back panel, labeled Line-In or Aux). 

2. Start the Audio Recorder Pro (or Audio Recorder Platinum) and select the appropriate recording source from the list. The names of the sound sources differ from one system to another, it is usually named as Wave, Stereo Mix, or something in similar wording. 

3. To verify the connection and recording source selected, please make a test call. If the correct source is selected, the record level indicator should be synchronized with your voice (please adjust right-side volume control to appropriate level), otherwise please try other connection port or recording source.

4. Click 'Start Record' button to start recording.

For Audio Recorder Platinum, you can use EZ ALL-Record Mode to record from Phone Line as well, especially when you sound card doesn't provide a recording source as required above. Please click here to learn more about EZ ALL-Record.

IMPORTANT:
If your phone doesn't have audio output connectors other than for headphones or speakers, please make sure to set the volume control on the device at zero first before you connect the headphones or speaker output to the computer. 

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How to use Audio Recorder to record stream audio from Internet or from other applications like Winamp, Media Player, etc?

Audio Recorder (Pro and Platinum versions) is a powerful tool to help you to record music and sound to MP3, OGG and WAV files and designed to record any sound from your sound card. Below is the steps to record stream audio from Internet or from other applications like Winamp, Media Player:

1. Launch Audio Recorder Pro (or Audio Recorder Platinum) and select the appropriate recording source from the list. The names of the sound sources differ from one system to another, it is usually named as Wave, Stereo Mix, or something in similar wording. 

2. Start the playback of the stream audio from Internet or other applications like Winamp, 

3. To verify the connection and recording source selected, please first check 'Preview' box to enable preview feature and make a call. If the correct source is selected, the record level indicator should be synchronized with your voice (please adjust right-side volume control to appropriate level), otherwise please try other connection port or recording source.

4. Click the "Record" button. Adjust the volume appropriately according to the recording level indicator while recording.


5. Click 'Stop' button (you can pause recording by click 'Pause' button) at any time to stop the recording, and you should have a audio file (e.g. MP3, WAV) recorded on your hard disk.

For Audio Recorder Platinum, you can use EZ ALL-Record Mode to record stream audio from internet or other applications as well, especially when you sound card doesn't provide a recording source as required above. Please click here to learn more about EZ ALL-Record.

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The "Start Record" button is disabled so I can not start recording audio. Why?

The 'Start Record' button will be disabled if the record device / source you selected can not be used for recording. 

Firstly, please make sure that your sound card driver has been correctly installed and configured. Then, please try other device / source combinations from the list on the 'Record' Panel.

You can also launch windows volume control panel (double-click on the speaker icon in your taskbar tray at the lower right hand corner of the screen) for more details of your sound device and source.

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How to split the original recording to the separate sections or songs? How to cut off the unwanted portion from the recording? 

Audio Recorder (Pro and Platinum versions) is designed for recording purpose, it can work with the other program "MP3 Splitter & Joiner", which is specially designed for this purpose. You can download a free trial at our download center

If you want remove some pieces from originals, you need firstly locate the portion(s) you want to cut in MP3 Splitter, and split to many smaller pieces, then you should load the pieces you want with MP3 Joiner and merge them back to one single file.

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Just installed Audio Recorder Platinum, and none of my other audio programs are playing correctly.

Please check the current setting of the default playback device.

1. Close Audio Recorder Platinum if it is running.
2. Launch Windows Audio Devices: click Start->Control Panel, Open 'Sounds and Audio Devices', select the Audio tab.
3. Check the current setting of the default playback device, and it should be set to your sound card. If not, please set it back to your sound card.
4. Once done, close the control panel.
5. Try playing your audio programs again.

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Audio Recorder Platinum doesn't record my voice while recording VoIP conversations in EZ ALL-Record Mode.

To record your voice of a VoIP conversion, please simply click the button with microphone icon on EZ ALL-Record panel.

If still having problem, please check whether the current settings of microphone is correct: go to 'Settings' panel of the recorder, click 'Preview, Mic Setting...' to view or modify the settings (you can click 'Preview device' button to verify your settings once done).

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Audio Recorder Platinum doesn't record any audio in EZ ALL-Record Mode.

Check whether the default playback device is set correctly in EZ ALL-Record Mode:

1. Enable EZ ALL-Record Mode first.
2. Launch Windows Audio Devices: click Start->Control Panel, Open 'Sounds and Audio Devices', select the Audio tab.
3. Check the current setting of the default playback device, and it should be set to Audio Recorder Platinum's own device.

If the default device is set correctly and you are still unable to record audio, please restart the applications (for example, media player, Skype, web browser, etc.) you are using for recording. Please refer the 'Introduction of EZ ALL-Record Mode' for more details.

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