Free Sound Recorder
Pick a Sound Card and Start Your Home
Digital recording becomes more and more popular now. By encoding
analog sound into digital format, we can now process sound digitally,
adding effects, mixing, and so on, plus edit to literally dozens
of "generations" without any loss of quality. At this
point, all you need is money, because even entry-level standalone
digital equipment generally costs at least US$ 1000 to get started.
One way to beat this problem is to take the computer you obviously
already have and by adding some boards and software to it, turn
it into a digital multitrack recorder. This presupposes that you
have a pretty good computer already; I would recommend a 166 MHz
Pentium with 64 MB of RAM and 4 GB of free hard disk space as a
minimum, but plenty of people have gotten by with less.
For the best results, what you want is to get a high-quality
digital sound card made for this purpose.
What features do I need in an audio card? 3 things that need
to be considered:
1. How many simultaneous inputs do I need?
2. Do I want to record with microphones? (If
so I am going to need mic pre amps)
3. How much
am I willing to spend?
Choosing the features is important to decide which is governed
by if you will use a mixer, pre amps or one of the other types of
Which cards sound the best for recording audio? There are 3 areas
which effect audio quality in just the audio-card:
1. Converters used in the card;
Analog circuitry before and after the ad and da converters this
includes built in pre amps;
3. If the sound-card
The main thing which effects quality is the converters used in
the card, next is if it resamples because the card is rate locked
and lastly the analog design of the card also will affect the cards
quality. The converters that most professional card use that sound
good are made by AKM.
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Download Free Sound Recorder
Free Sound Recorder is a perfect audio recorder to record
your own voice, music or any other sound by working directly
with your sound card. It supports the record
input/source from a microphone, streaming audio (live
internet broadcasts or sound of online television), external
input devices (e.g. CDs, LP, music cassettes, phone line, portable
players etc.) as well as other applications like Winamp,
Media Player, etc. With built-in advanced audio record engine,
the recorder produces high quality recordings.