Simple things that get the job done are often a better choice than powerful tools that may be complicated to use.
This could have been what the developer of MooO VoiceRecorder had in mind during the development of the sound recorder for the Windows operating system.
The program is basically a one-click type of program that offers a couple of extra configuration options to customize the experience.
The voice recorder needs to be installed before it can be used. You should pay attention to the installation dialog as third party software may be installed otherwise (it is automatically selected).
When you start the sound recorder for the first time you see the following basic but fully functional interface.
You can click on the Start Recording button immediately if the default settings look okay to you. It is suggested to go through the settings once to make sure they are fine.
The following settings are provided
- Folder: Select the directory where the voice recordings are saved to.
- File Name: Pick a generic name and a file extension for the recording. Supported audio file formats are mp3 and wav.
- Misc: Options to cut silence and to overwrite previous recordings.
- Sound Source: Only voice, only PC sound or both. Boost option.
Instructions are displayed if the voice and PC sound recording option is selected. Changes to the system's sound configuration need to be made if you want to record those sounds on the PC.
The real beauty of MooO VoiceRecorder besides its simplicity is the ability to record all kinds of system sounds. You can use it to record your own voice, a Skype voice chat, an Internet radio stream, video playing on the Internet and everything else that makes a noise.
As long as it runs on the system and is audible, it is recordable by the application.
Advanced users may prefer an advanced sound recorder and editor like Audacity, which gives them more control over the recording and editing features on top of that which this program lacks.
MooO VoiceRecorder is on the other hand the perfect solution for quick recordings that need no editing or filtering.
It can also be used just for the recording if you are using an audio editor for the editing part. Since most support mp3 and wav, it should not be an issue at all splitting the work this way.
Interested users can download the program from the developer website. The software is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Windows operating system. An alternative is the previously reviewed Mp3 Voice Recorder which offers a similar functionality.