Sound Capture Free
Record stream audio. Record what your sound card plays back. MP3 real-time encoding, CD quality. Line-in support LP/MD/Tape audio backup. No time limit! New version is a freeware, supports more functions. Keywords: Sound Capture | Capture Streaming Media | Record Live Audio from PC
CNET editors’ review
Reviewed by: CNET Staff on February 26, 2009
We always appreciate completely free software, but this recording application lacks too many features to be more than a middle-of-the road offering. SoundCapture’s interface is a snap to use, if a bit strange. When you start recording, you’ll see a green display telling you it’s twelve o’clock. However, you can’t change the time or disable the clock. The color scheme also makes it tough to see some of the main window’s wording. It’s nice that SoundCapture gives you recording presets from sources such as a microphone, a CD player, and a line-in jack, but since the program lacks meters, setting the recording levels to avoid distortion is a tedious, trial-and-error process. We also missed a voice-activation feature, a full-blown scheduler, and the ability to capture audio in a format other than MP3. Still, if you don’t have habitual or demanding recording needs and are short on cash, this program may be suitable.