Audio File Recorders

Audacity
Audacity
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(1,066 votes)
Open source

Amongst a large number of audio editing tools available, Audacity stands out for various reasons. Firstly, it is an open source development, and therefore, it is completely free. Secondly, it offers you tools and features usually available in professional editors only. And last but not least, it comes in an intuitive interface that is also accessible for persons with a visual disability.

Max Recorder
Max Recorder
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(38 votes)
Shareware

Max Recorder is a simple, neat and straightforward application that enables you to record your favorite music from various sources. This tool is basically a sound recorder that can capture the audio stream from various sources connected to your audio card, such as a microphone, but also from the playback of videos or online broadcasts.

Recordpad Sound Recorder
Recordpad Sound Recorder
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(33 votes)
Shareware

This program lets you record voice, sound, music, or any other audio using your microphone and save them as MP3, WAV, AIFF, or FLAC audio files. You can specify whether or not to use variable bitrate, customize the constant birate, stereo mode, etc. Direct recording of audio stream coming out of your speakers is also possible.

Free Sound Recorder
Free Sound Recorder
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(89 votes)
Freeware

Free Sound Recorder can record the sounds from any sources connected to your computer. In other words, it lets you capture and record any sound that passes through your audio card, may it be from a connected microphone or other external sources, or even from the streams of online radio stations, played on your computer using any suitable application.

SoundTap Streaming Audio Recorder
SoundTap Streaming Audio Recorder
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(38 votes)
Shareware

SoundTap Streaming Audio Recorder can capture and save any audio playing through your computer as MP3 or WAV file. It can be helpful in recording online songs, Internet radio, Skype calls, and audio conferences. This program also works as an audio converter; uncommon music formats can be converted to MP3 or WAV.

Streaming Audio Recorder
Streaming Audio Recorder
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(15 votes)
Shareware

Streaming Audio Recorder is a program that allows you to record streaming audio from music sites, video platforms, radio stations or capture sound from audio chats effortlessly. It provides lots of output audio formats including MP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, etc. for playing on any music players and portable devices smoothly.

Screencast-O-Matic
Screencast-O-Matic
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(24 votes)
Freeware

Screencast-O-Matic software provides one-click screen capture recording on Windows. Main features: - max record time - free hosting - record screen and webcam - publish to YouTube HD - publish to MP4, AVI, FLV movie Screencast-O-Matic is used by teachers, students and tech supporters.

AVS Audio Recorder
AVS Audio Recorder
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(30 votes)
Freeware

AVS Audio Recorder is a recording tool that lets you capture sound from a variety of sources. It can be used to record audio from the line-in, microphone, audio CD, and also to save podcasts and online streaming, Skype calls, and just about any sound that comes from the sound card.

Audio Record Wizard
Audio Record Wizard
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(13 votes)
Shareware

Audio Record Wizard can record computer sounds, human voice or a combination of them using built-in or external microphones or an audio device. The tool has a straightforward interface, a helpful tutorial, some basic editing features and lets you set the recording parameters.

ACID Pro
ACID Pro
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(57 votes)
Total Recorder (Standard Edition)
Total Recorder (Standard Edition)
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(14 votes)
Shareware

Total Recorder Standard Edition is a simple program for recording, converting, and processing digital audio. It has support for compressed and uncompressed RIFF-WAV, MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, APE formats. It can also work with file tags for any of the supported media formats. Tags can also include artwork and the recording's start time.

Tunatic
Tunatic
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(31 votes)
Freeware

Tunatic is a song identification system for Windows computers. The premise behind this application is pretty simple: let Tunatic hear what music is playing and it will tell you what the song is. It happened to me many a time that I just couldn't figure out the name of a song and I needed to ask around. Tunatic does a good job of identifying the song for me.

Replay Music
Replay Music
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(16 votes)
Shareware

Replay Music is intended to record online audio and video, mostly when the clips cannot be downloaded in any other way. The program has a very straightforward interface, so you will not have any difficulty to use it. There are even two modes in which you can use the utility, which are called Large and Small.

Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder
Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder
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(13 votes)
Shareware

You can grab and save any audio stream coming through your system’s sound card easily using Wondershare Streaming Audio Recorder. This net tool comes with a range of extra utilities that make it stand out from most of its competitors, such as its ringtone builder, the ability to identify and tag music tracks automatically, or its recording scheduler.

MP3MyMP3
MP3MyMP3
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(8 votes)
Freeware

It is a simple and handy application that lets you record the sound from various sources, such as a connected microphone or any stream played through the audio card of your computer. Therefore it can be used for a lot of purposes, such as recording the broadcast of online radio shows, capturing Skype calls and other phone conversations, converting the music from vinyl media to digital files, etc.

MP3 Skype Recorder
MP3 Skype Recorder
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(17 votes)
Freeware

MP3 Skype Recorder is a free program which automatically records all your Skype conversations (including conferences). It stores your conversations locally in files using compact and very popular MP3 format. The tool can record P2P Skype calls and SkypeOut calls as well as calls to Skype Online number.

G-Recorder
G-Recorder
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(8 votes)
Shareware

G-Recorder is a friendly and simple program that can be used in order to record video calls. It was specifically developed for one of the most popular chatting programs, Skype. This application allows you to capture and save the full length of audio/audio and video calls recording, that you conduct through Skype.

Qtrax
Qtrax
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(8 votes)
Freeware

It is the world's first free and legal peer-to-peer (P2P) digital music site. Music lovers can discover new music and legally download full-length, high-quality versions of their favorite songs while compensating both the artists and the record labels through non-intrusive and relevant advertising.

Freecorder Toolbar
Freecorder Toolbar
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(60 votes)

Freecorder Toolbar is a revolutionary new browser-based audio recording program, combining state of the art recording technology, ease-of-use, and some great browser enhancements. And best of all, it's 100% FREE! Why not download it right now?!

Radiotracker
Radiotracker
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(34 votes)
Shareware

Audials Radiotracker uses its one-of-a-kind technology to fulfill all your music requests completely automatically and legally. Only Audials Radiotracker can monitor thousands of radio stations simultaneously to get your desired music. Conveniently Choose Your Music from a Broad Selection of Hits, Albums and Samplers Just choose a title, artist, album, genre or radio station and hit start.

Super Mp3 Recorder Professional
Super Mp3 Recorder Professional
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(14 votes)

Super Mp3 Recorder Professional, the powerful recorder, editor and player, makes a complete recording studio of your computer.

Skype Recorder
Skype Recorder
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(16 votes)
Shareware

SKYPE Recorder is a powerful program that enables you to record and replay any Skype call. The program is designed to work with Skype, AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo Messenger, and Net2Phone. The audio content can be recorded from any source, including microphone, line-in, or speakers.

MP3 Recorder Studio
MP3 Recorder Studio
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MP3 Recorder Studio is an application intended to record audio from your computer. The tool has an intuitive interface that could have been designed to be more attractive. The recorder allows selecting a single sound source, such as the built-in microphone; however, it can record from various sources at the same time. Then, as output, you can use WAV or MP3.

Audio Recorder for Free
Audio Recorder for Free
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(12 votes)
Freeware

Its name says it all - this tool allows you to record any sound passing through your sound card, whether it comes from an online video, Internet radio station, media player, your microphone or any external source like a connected stereo. You can select the recording audio quality and set hotkeys to start and stop the recording in the blink of an eye.

Express Dictate
Express Dictate
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(6 votes)
Shareware

Express Dictate is much more than just a voice-recording tool for your dictations. This is a full-featured utility that will help you to record, store, manage, send, document, and distribute your recordings to typists or other colleagues. It includes encryption techniques to ensure that your most sensitive recordings remain confidential and available only to those recipients they were meant to.