MP3 Sound Recorder
Want to preserve your cherished cassette, video, or LP recordings on CD? Want to listen to the songs on your old cassettes and records on your shiny new MP3 player?
Then we’ve got the software you need.
PolderbitS Software offers: The Sound Recorder and Editor
Preserve your treasured recordings with this easy-to-use audio recording and editing software.
Convert cassette tape, video, and vinyl LP recordings into mp3 and wav digital music files with the PolderbitS Sound Recorder and Editor. Once PolderbitS digitizes your recordings, you can burn the tracks onto CD using your CD burner and CD burner software, or save the music to listen on your MP3 player or play from your PC.
A recent survey among the 8000 registered users of the Sound Recorder and Editor has shown that 95% of them rate the software as Good or Excellent.
Click on What users say to read more feed-back. PolderbitS Sound Recorder and Editor can be used for all your digital audio editing and recording tasks ? convert your files from mp3 to wav, or convert wav files back to mp3. You can even edit your existing mp3 or wav files by splitting recordings into multiple tracks. This straightforward software has all of the important features you need and a simple, clean interface that’s not cluttered up with unnecessary bells and whistles.
Build 64 of version 2.0 is now released. Click on What's new? for more information.
Experience the true power of this program without restrictions like maximum recording lengths or other limitations. Download the fully-functional free 2 week trial today!
Discover how easy it is to use the PolderbitS Sound Recorder and Editor - download the free two week trial today. Full functionality is provided during the evaluation period. You are not restricted by maximum recording lengths or other limitations. Experience the true power of this program for yourself and download a copy today.
If you already use and registered a previous version or build, upgrade it for free! Simply download version 2.0 build 64 here and install it to replace your current installation.
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A Dutch language version is available from the Nederlandse pagina's.
If you like the program you can buy a license for only 19.95 US$. For more information see: Purchase.
On this page you can find the answer to the most frequently asked questions about the Sound Recorder and Editor. Click on the question in the list below, to jump directly to the answer:
Can I record an Internet broadcast through RealAudio? I cannot open or save MP3 files. Why is this? My recordings contain pops, skips or other distortions, while the original sounds fine. What is wrong? I have no sound output, except from your program. Why is this? Can I filter clicks and noise from a recording? Can I paste and merge pieces of sound in the Editor? Why is the disk full so quickly? Why is the amount of available disk space not decreasing after I recorded something? How can I minimize the window?
Q: Can I record an Internet broadcast through RealAudio? A: Yes. You can record from virtually any sound source that is audible through the computer speakers, including Internet broadcasts with RealAudio for example. Just make sure to follow these steps: First start play-back of the Internet broadcast in the player you are using, like RealPlayer. Wait for RealPlayer to start play-back. First it will download a couple of seconds of sound, before it starts play-back. Then start the Sound Recorder and select the appropriate sound source. The names of the sound sources differ from one system to another, but the sound source for recording RealAudio play-back, is usually named Wave, Stereo Mix, What You Hear, or something in similar wording. The Sound Recorder will automatically select the appropriate recording quality if needed. Start recording in the Sound Recorder. Optionally you can restart play-back in RealPlayer, to record the whole sound clip from the beginning. Note that on certain computers you cannot change the recording quality to anything other than that of the sound quality of the Internet broadcast. Also on certain computers you will get an error message in RealPlayer, about not being able to access the sound card, if you started the Sound Recorder before starting play-back in the RealAudio player. In that case the selected recording quality in the Sound Recorder window does not match that of the Internet broadcast and then RealPlayer cannot access the sound card for play-back. Just follow the steps explained above, to resolve this conflict.
Q: I cannot open or save MP3 files. Why is this? A: If you also want to open and save MP3 files, one or more MP3 codecs must be available on your system. Please note that MP3 and MP3 codecs are not required for making standard audio CD’s. For more information on MP3 codecs, please see MP3 codecs.
Q: My recordings contain pops, skips or other distortions, while the original sounds fine. What is wrong? A: If your computer is sufficiently equipped (see System requirements), this could be caused by a defect in the sound card hardware, but most likely it is caused by a problem in the software driver of your sound card. The Sound Recorder is totally depending on the quality of the sound card hardware and software driver, for the digitizing process. Here are some recommendations and things to check, in order of likeliness that they cause the problem: Check if there is an update available for the software driver of your sound card. Most manufacturers of sound cards have an Internet site where free updates can be downloaded. Make sure that no other tasks are active on your computer, while you are recording. The activity of other tasks, could have a negative impact on the response time of other processes like the recording process, causing short skips and pops. Do not forget about the tasks sitting in the "system tray" of Windows. That is where the clock is displayed, at the bottom right hand of the screen. Usually this is where programs like virus scanners are active. Also, if you have a continuous Internet connection (through cable or (A)DSL for example), it is best to disconnect it while you are recording. Check the hard disk light on your computer. While recording, it should blink just shortly every 2 or 3 seconds. If the light blinks constantly and if you constantly hear hard disk activity while you are recording, then the speed of your hard disk could be the problem. What might help then, is to de-fragment your hard disk. This can be done with the hard disk de-fragmentation tool that comes with Windows and it can be found in the Start menu under Programs / Accessories / System tools / Defragmentation.
Q: I have no sound output, except from your program. Why is this? A: The Sound Recorder and Editor both automatically make sure that the volume is set correctly when it starts, but other programs most times don't do this automatically. If you don't hear any sound when the Recorder or Editor is not running, then you can manually control the sound channels on your system with the Windows volume controls. To show the Windows volume controls, double click on the little yellow speaker icon in the task bar of Windows (near the clock) and make sure that the volume slider for the Wave channel is not set too low or even muted.
Q: Can I filter clicks and noise from a recording? A: No. The primary goal with the Sound Recorder and Editor, is to keep it easy-to-use. Click and noise filters are never easy-to-use, at least not when you expect good results. If you want to filter out clicks and noise from a recording anyway, you will have to use another tool.
Q: Can I paste and merge pieces of sound in the Editor? A: No. The primary purpose of the Sound Recorder and Editor, is to digitize and prepare existing recordings on vinyl or tape, before you record them as separate tracks on audio CD's. Pasting and merging pieces of sound, is used to create new sound effects and this is not what the Editor is designed for.
Q: Why is the disk full so quickly? A: Sound files are very large files. Specially sound files that are suitable for making an audio CD take a lot of disk space, because they contain the information for two-channel (stereo) sound with a frequency of 44.1 kHz. For each second of digital sound, you need approximately 172 Kb of free disk space. That is approximately 10 megabyte for each minute. Please note that the actual amount of required disk space depends on the selected recording quality. As soon as you have recorded the sound files on an audio CD, you can of course remove the files from disk again.
Q: Why is the amount of available disk space not decreasing after I recorded something? A: A new recording is always stored on the hard disk as a temporary file. While recording, the amount of available disk space on the disk that is used to store the temporary file will decrease. This is indicated in the Sound Recorder window, as the time that the new recording can last before the disk will be full. After recording, when you save the new recording to another disk with the Sound Editor, the used space will be released on the disk that was used to store the temporary recording file and this space will then be reused for the next recording.
Q: How can I minimize the window? A: You can minimize the window, by choosing Minimize in the system menu of the window. To show the system menu, click on the icon on the left in the title bar. The Sound Recorder and Editor has a help button in the title bar of the window. With this help button you can click on the controls in the window to see a short description of the control. In Microsoft Windows it is unfortunately not possible to show both a help button and a minimize button.
On this page you can see what users from all over the world have to say about the Sound Recorder & Editor and about PolderbitS Software.
In October/November 2002 we have organized a survey among 2500 of the 8000 registered users of the Sound Recorder and Editor in 80 countries. Over 500 out of the 2500 users we've contacted have participated and the result shows that 95% of them rate the software as Good or Excellent.
This confirms what many people have told us in E-mails they sent. Very poor: (0%) Poor: (0.3%) Average: (4.9%) Good: (44.9%) Excellent: (49.8%)
Below you will find an overview of the many comments we have received over time:
"I just wanted to tell you that the polderbits program is a perfect piece of software and that I very much enjoy to work with it. Thanks."
C. van der Meulen, The Netherlands
"What an amazing program for the price. For the record, I'm a Grammy Award winning recording producer with tons of pro-gear. I use PolderbitS for numerous home applications (and occasionally for pro ones as well!)."
Michael Fine, Pennsylvania USA
A todos los que tengan dudas sobre el Sound Recorder y Editor, les dir? "Qu?es un Software muy útil y fácil de utilizar a pesar de las Opciones en Inglés, pues gracias a las nuevas tecnologías y la inteligencia del hombre, podemos disfrutar de una, muy buena música, ya qu?a través del Editor, todos mis L.P.antiguos los he podido REMASTERIZAR y conseguir una calidad de sonido excepcional." Jos?L. de L.Martos, Granada - Espa?a
Nota del redactor: T?puedes escribirnos en Espa?ol, pero te contestaremos en Inglés. Puedes usar: http://www.terra.es/educacion/traductor para poder traducir. Editor's note: You can write to us in Spanish, but we will answer in English. You can use http://www.terra.es/educacion/traductor to help translate.
"It was my good fortune to have received PolderbitS Sound Recorder and Editor in December, 1999. I was totally satisfied with it in those early days. I have received upgrades as they have become available...each one adding to the ease and usability of the program. With my most recent upgrade and the ability to edit MP3 recordings I am thrilled at the potential that is in my hands. The addition of being able to edit noises and scratches from any part of the recording has put the final touches to an already terrific program. I have now recorded over 500 CDs and I have made extensive use of PolderbitS in these recordings. I recommend the program to anyone who has a great love for music of any genre. The price is so reasonable that I cannot help but commend the product to any of my friends. My congratulations to PolderbitS." Al Griffin, Kentucky USA
"I am so impressed with this software! It is the best ever. I am using it mainly to record internet streaming of Radio Caroline and I am thrilled to bits with the results. Your software is so easy to use and so versatile. Thank you VERY much. You have made a world of difference to me. Best wishes and keep up the good work." Val Johnson, UK
"Your service and your software is excellent - zu gut Deutsch 'vorbildlich'." Heinz Strünker, Germany
Anmerkung des Herausgebers: Sie k?nnen auf Deutsch zu uns schreiben, aber wir antworten auf Englisch. Sie k?nnen http://babelfish.altavista.com/tr verwenden, um zu übersetzen. Editor's note: You can write to us in German, but we will answer in English. You can use http://babelfish.altavista.com/tr to help translate.
"I just want to say that PolderbitS is the best program for recording to the hard drive that I've ever used. It works better and simpler than boxed software I purchased in the store for twice the amount. Your support is outstanding, as well. I am grateful for the MP3 support in version 2.0. I highly recommend PolderbitS!" Calvin Sullivan, Washington USA
"This program is great! I am an amateur DJ and finding a good piece of software to record a mix and split it into tracks was very difficult. Now i have polderbits i can mark the start of the next track wherever i like, and the wave display makes it even easier." Paul Sweed, UK
"Thank you very much for your fine new version of the PolderbitS Sound recording and Editing program. I downloaded it very easily and was installed and working finely from the very beginning. I am very happy with the new program and I will hope to get advantage of the new improvements, although I only record Classical music, where there are not many alternatives, since the music is to be left alone in most cases to get a good CD. Thanks again." Hernando Murcia, Colombia
"This software is among the most useful and most-used of any I have. It is simple, quick-loading and effective. Congratulations." Bennie Gunn, New Zealand
"I have tried several other recording software packages, including the one which came with my soundcard, and they are not as good as yours. Yours is simple, but it does exactly what I need done." Charles Stoyer, Colorado USA
"Great programme for this price a gem without a doubt. Done the old tapes to CD, now I need to find a lone of a vinyl player so I can record my LP'S and 45's that have been stuck in the attic for over 20 yrs." John McGowan, Scotland UK
"I have tried numerous recording programs and not a one can TOP Polderbits. Great program, thanks guys." SusanR, New Jersey USA
"Just got my activation key for Sound Recorder and Editor - thanks! I'd just like to say what a great piece of software this is, and at what a very fair price. I'm rescuing my vinyl collection to CD before my last record deck/stylus wears out, and so far I've done about 20 albums with no problems. I also tried <undisclosed>, but your software was easier to use and gave equally good results." Paul Stephens, UK
"I am absolutely thrilled with your program! It was everything I needed to record my father's old cassettes to cds. Loved the timer function, and the splitting of the tracks - makes recording of cds a lot easier. Thank you very much!" David Glick, Arizona USA
"I really want to thank you for your fast action and concern. I have now been transferring over old records to CD and man what a sound! I guess it is due to the sound card but your little device is really pretty nifty. It is really easy to use, it gets right down to business. Each time i use i think that it is one of the most dependable softwares on my computer. I am one happy camper." Jon Janoff, Sweden
"I have used your wave recorder, to digitize my old vinyl and it works perfectly." Pierre Gendron, Québec Canada
"I am blind and use screen reading software. The fact that your program lets me operate the programs main functions from the keyboard makes it usable for me. Also, the fact that the buttons are accessed with the tab key also helps a lot. The context help is equally helpful. This is a very cool program!" Gary Crow, Ohio USA
"I am very pleased with the program, it does everything that I need, and does not need a great brain to operate it. Regards and Thanks." Ted Stone, Victoria Australia
"I work with polderbits since one year. It's very easy to recording songs from LP's for example in WAV-format on your PC for a CD-production!" Uli Grünew?lder, Germany
"You guys have something great here and more than that it is a real value. I tried 4 programs and could not get a file from my cassette to my hard drive that I could play back. Not so with your application, first time, first try, and I got an example of what I wanted so that I could transfer my collection to cd. You guys are great, the help file really is and the interface is easy to understand. Good work!!!!!" Richard Gideon, Washington USA
"Thank you for your program which let me to make my intention possible." Alexander Lee, Hong Kong
"I'm currently using your software to convert over 500 old family history cassette tapes and talk tapes as well as some old LP records to CD. Your program has been I N V A L U A B L E as the front-end to capture the in-coming audio. I've tried/used numerous software packages and your recorder works better & faster than ANY I've used. I love it because it's SO simple to use, captures with better clarity and works right everytime. I'm very pleased!!! I recommend it to everyone!" Kris Colt, Idaho USA
"The quality of the program and the service puts the vast majority of the 'big-boys' to shame. Many of my colleagues who, like me wanted to transfer their vinyl and tape collections to CD for personal use, have purchased copies." Keith Bingham, UK
"I would like to congratulate you on making such a useful and functional program, which is also very good value for money." Ciaran Reilly, Ireland
"It's always great to discover good products and services, like those you provide. Thank you very much for the renewed remembrances connected to my good old LPs you are helping me restore." Igor Sindyakov, Ukraine
"I have been using your product for over 10 months now and I want you to know I am completely satisfied with it. I use it for many purposes and it has always performed flawlessly. One of the main reasons for choosing your product was the user interface and ease of operation. Thank you. Great product! (and great price)." Joe McFarland, Colorado USA
"I would like to thank you for keeping us all in the loop regarding the software. That is unbelievable service!!!" Steven Van Dyke, Michigan USA
"I have experienced using your PolderbitS sound recorder, and I'm very satisfied with performances it provides. In my opinion only very few programs are so simple to use but so helpful when you need to record an audio signal, and I think a copy of a PolderbitS sound recorder should be a part of each personal computer." Darko Pecuvcic, Croatia
"I really like this program. You did a great job with it." DM, Pennsylvania USA
"I want to tell you that your program is excellent to edit my wav recordings, in fact I downloaded other bigger programs but they don't do as much as yours. Thank you for inventing programs so practical and easy to handle." M.F.G., Mexico
"Thanks so much for this simple recording program. What it does is just what I want and it doesn't require an expensive, large program. I've used it a lot -- THANKS!" Lindsey Mast, Oregon USA
"I found Sound Recorder and Editor very simple, friendly and usefull software." M W, Poland
"Very pleased with my Poldebits Software. Lean, functional and efficient, it delivers output of very acceptable quality. Now, I can record anything playing through my PC, from the radio, the Internet, my walkman, my sound system or TV. I can organise, edit and playback everything I record. Has added much to my enjoyment." Gerald F Pillay, Singapore
"Thank you very much for your friendly, competent help and quick responses to resolve my problem." Steve Schulz, Maryland USA
"Good Luck with your Program. I think it's great." Joe Rados, Victoria Australia
"You have created a most excellent program with no bloated codes that will hopefully run more efficiently than those 'big' programs. Great job!" Mark Dumas, New York USA
"Recordings made time ago from a radio program I conducted in audio cassettes, are converted wonderfully to wav with excellent quality." Moises Gornstein, Argentina
"I have recommended the Sound Recorder to many people here at home and on the internet. You have a good product that is easy to use and that is well supported." John, USA
"Many thanks for your very swift reply - Especially on a Sunday!" Dave Crabtree, U.K.
"I just wanted to tell you just how great your program was! I have been looking for a program like this for a very long time. It does just what I need it to do. I wanted to tell you how wonderful it is working. Perfection!" Chris Miller, Illinois USA
"This software is great!!! It's perfect to transfer tapes to CDs. Yours automatically splits the tracks better and makes manual splitting a snap!" Jos?Carlos Stevenson, Brazil
"I downloaded the trial version and found it to be an excellent recording/editing utility, & a bargain to say the least. I have already used it to complete a small, but very important project to me, & had no problems at all. Thank you for providing the trial version with no limitations." MHS, Indiana USA
"Excellent software!" Paul McAfee, Connecticut USA
"This program is value-for-money. Short of (some) Wav-Editor's there's none better for wave-split, -cut & -fade and none faster to use. Will recommend. But of course: It doesn't record mp3 and the Recorder will only work with soundcard that use/support windows-mixer (like many other of these programs)." Lars Sidenius, Denmark
"I'm very happy with a small, non-bloated app that does what it says it does and does it quickly and correctly." Mike Cormany, Illinois USA
"I have enjoyed your recording - editing software with great results for several months now. I've been able, thanks to you, to save some of my old LP records." Andrés Félix, Mexico
"Thank you for providing this excellent software. I highly recommend the program to others who desire a simple to use but highly effective sound recorder." Jimmy L. Childers, Mississippi USA
"Your wave-recording software is, what I searched for a long time - all my precious vinyl can be saved now." Harald Wehmeier, Germany
"Many thanks for replying so quickly, and for producing such a quality product. For an old wrinkly like me being able to save their vinyl to a more robust media is a godsend." Paul Kerry, U.K.
"I very much appreciate your after sales service and am highly satisfied with the product as well." Poorna Shiva, India
"Love your software." John Giolas, Indiana USA
"Keep up the good work!! Thanks so much for not forcing buyers to use a credit card!" Edoardo Flescher, Italy
"Have meant to tell you that your software is a pleasure to work with and you are to be commended for producing this fine product." MR. "E" , California USA
"PolderbitS solved a major problem I was having copying reel-to-reel tapes and phonograph records to CD, and has now become one of the most important programs on my computer. PolderbitS Software and pensacolabay.com, are a winning combination!" Jack Hixon, Florida USA
"Thanks for a fine and easy to use program. Even my kids (9 and 12 years old) use it at home." Michael Kallstrom, Kentucky USA
"I spent the weekend making CDs from lots of my old records that haven't seen the light of day for several years. Thank you for a great program and also for your excellent support. I have already started recommending your program to others." David Hay, ACT Australia
"Great program, great price." Detlef Otto, The Netherlands
"Thanks for producing such an ace audio recorder and editor. So much software these days is bloated with unnecessary features but yours has just the right functions to do the job really really well. Much appreciated." Simon Bowker, U.K.
"I thank you for a great, reasonably priced product." Charles Ryberg, Oregon USA
"It's Marvelous!!!! I must confess that after my trials on the polderbits converter, Polderbits sound recorder is absolutely beautiful and marvelous. It is not only genuine but remarkably functioning to my full satisfaction. Thanks." Rafael Avraham, Israel
"I had tried a number of programs to transfer my records, cassettes, even 8-tracks to CD. Most were so complicated I couldn't even figure out how to use them. Sound Recorder and Sound Editor are easy in comparison. I use a 35 year old Sears combination turntable, cassette and 8-track player connected to my computer from the earphone jack with a $3 cord from Radio Shack. Many times I have been asked if I have a room full of expensive equipment. Your programs have made a hero of me. Many thanks." Herman Chapman, Colorado USA
"I like to thank you for your excellent software. It helps me in a very comfortable way to put my collection of old vinyl-LPs on CD. It is very fast and outstands many other (more expensive) products." Klemens Paul, Germany
"I couldn't wait to tell you what I think of your Sound Recorder and Editor. These programs have attributes that not many programs can claim: 1. They are extraordinarily simple and straightforward to use. 2. Every control does exactly what its label indicates it does. 3. They work perfectly. 4. They don't crash the computer. The reason I am so impressed is because many other programs fail to live up to their expectations. Many are difficult to use and have help files that tell you everything but what you need to know. Your program, on the other hand, is so straightforward that I didn't need to consult the help files. Using your recorder and editor I have ended up with exactly the sound files I wanted without having to spend an excessive amount of time on them. That's important because my time is valuable. I will recommend this simple masterpiece to anyone who asks." Joel Rosenthal, Pennsylvania USA Computer book editor.
"I think that your company and product are too good for words alone. It has definitely been a good experience. Again, thanks for all your hard work and dedication." Terry Benoit, Nova Scotia Canada
"This is a great program. I have been looking for something like this for nearly a year so I could preserve some old, out of print LP records, but had no luck with the programs that came with the CD burner. The RECORDER worked first time out of the gate and I was even able to make some minor edits to eliminate the needle drop and a few scratches. Thanks." Tom Hegele, North Carolina USA
Version 2.0 build 64 of the PolderbitS Sound Recorder and Editor is now available for download.
If you already own a license for an older version or build number, you can upgrade to version 2.0 build 64 for free! Your current Access key also activates version 2.0 build 64.
If you don't have a license yet, you can evaluate version 2.0 for free for a period of two weeks, even if you have installed an older version or build before and its trial time has expired in the mean time. You can view your currently installed program version and build number, by clicking on the little blue Info button in the Sound Recorder or Sound Editor window. If the little blue Info button is not available, then you have a version older than 1.6 installed.
Version 2.0. Initial release date: December 30, 2001.
What is new in version 2.0? Upon frequent requests of users from all over the world:
MP3 support (see system requirements). Recording sound quality selection, other than Compact disc stereo. The ability to save existing recordings in sound formats and qualities other than Compact disc stereo. Cutting out fragments of sound from within the middle of a track. More control over track naming and numbering. The ability to reset a new recording. The ability to determine the location of temporary (recording) files. And more than can be mentioned here...
... because we do listen to our users in our effort to make the best possible product!
After the initial release of version 2.0, the following maintenance updates have been released:
Build 64. Release date: July 15, 2002. The following problems are fixed in build 64 of version 2.0:
Certain MP3 files that were cut out of a larger MP3 file (using mal-functioning MP3 cutting tools), could not be opened in the editor. (Mal-functioning MP3 cutting tools will cut an MP3 file in the middle of an MP3 frame, resulting in incomplete MP3 data and lost fragments of sound) On certain systems (primarily with Windows XP), you could not select the right sound sources in the Sound Recorder. Instead of the regular sound sources like Line-In or Microphone, it would only present Wave, or Hall, Statium and Pub for example.
Build 63. Release date: July 4, 2002. The following problems are fixed in build 63 of version 2.0:
MP3 files that contain interruptions in the MP3 data-stream, could not be opened in the editor at all, or only partially. The timer would not start recording at the set time, if the sound source or recording quality was changed after the timer had been set.
Build 62 was never released to the public.
Build 61. Release date: May 3, 2002. The following problem is fixed in build 61 of version 2.0:
In some circumstances, the Sound Editor would exit with a fatal application error, after saving a new recording as MP3.
Build 60. Release date: April 28, 2002. The following problems have been fixed in build 60 of version 2.0:
With some sound system configurations, error codes 18-1024 and 24-1024 would be reported. In case writing to disk fails, a more informative error message about the source of the problem will now be reported. Multi-track MP3 files could not always be opened and edited beyond the first track in the MP3 sound file. Sound source selection and volume control would sometimes not work on single-channel sound mixers, like digital microphone mixers. Saving MP3 files now has less impact on the response-time of your system.
Build 59 was never released to the public.
Build 58. Release date: February 10, 2002. The following problems have been fixed in build 58 of version 2.0:
On systems with more than one sound mixer installed, the Sound Recorder or Sound Editor could use the wrong mixer, after you checked "Don't ask again and use this mixer from now on". When recording from an Internet broadcast or other streaming sound source with a particular sound quality, the Sound Recorder will now automatically detect the required recording quality.
Build 57. Release date: January 27, 2002. The following problem has been fixed in build 57 of version 2.0:
The presence of mal-functioning MP3 codecs on your system, caused the Sound Editor to exit with a fatal error.
Build 56. Release date: January 21, 2002. The following problems have been fixed in build 56 of version 2.0:
If a recording did not start with a silence, the automatic track splitter could not find any track anymore. On some computers you would get the error message "An error has occurred while reading from disk" when a new recording was saved. After saving a new recording, with another sound quality than that of the original recording, play-back in the Sound Editor sometimes ran too fast or too slow.
Build 55 was never released to the public.
Build 54. Release date: January 9, 2002. The following problems have been fixed in build 54 of version 2.0:
With some sound system configurations, the Sound Recorder would not record from the selected sound source, giving no reading on the peak level meters, as well as giving a flat line in the Sound Editor after recording. On some computers, error code 10512 ("Cannot use the codec that is required to handle the selected sound format.") was wrongfully reported. On systems with more than one sound mixer installed: After you permanently selected an incompatible sound mixer to use for play-back (by selecting "Don't ask again" in the mixer selection box), there was no way to get rid of the error message "Your sound card is not able to work with the chosen sound quality". Now the Sound Editor allows you to select a compatible mixer to use for play-back, the next time you start the Sound Editor again.
Build 53 was never released to the public.
Build 52. Initial release of version 2.0: December 30, 2001.
Version 1.6. Initial release date: October 28, 2000. What has been new in version 1.6:
Automatic and manual track separation. Separate volume control for the left and right recording channel. The ability to undo the last 100 changes in the Editor. More control with the keyboard. Better overview of a recording in the Editor. Improved recording quality on an even larger variety of computer configurations. More responsive indication in the level of the recording volume. And more than can be mentioned here...
Build 41. Release date: October 15, 2001:
The recording channel problems related to error codes 19-11 and 30-11, which were reported on some system configurations (especially in Windows XP) are now fixed.
Build 40. Release date: February 26, 2001:
Build 39 could not be installed on Windows NT.
Build 39. Release date: February 23, 2001:
The volume settings of your sound system are now restored to their initial level, if you exit the Sound Recorder. If there is more than one sound mixer installed on your system, the Sound Recorder and Editor now allows you to select the one you want to use for recording and playback. On some systems running Windows 98 or ME, the access key would not always activate the program after resuming the system from Power Save, or Standby mode.
Build 38. Release date: February 3, 2001:
Error code 20-11, reported on systems with a Crystal Audio Codec sound card, is now fixed. The recording timer is now easier to use. Now you can also set the desired recording length for manually started recordings before you start recording and not only when recording is already in progress.
Version 1.5. Release date: January 8, 2000. What has been new in version 1.5:
A recording timer now allows you to start a recording automatically at any given day and time and you can set the desired duration of a recording in progress. With some types of sound cards, the Sound source selection did not work correctly. This is now fixed.
Version 1.4. Release date: October 23, 1999. What has been new in version 1.4:
You are now asked to accept a license agreement, before you can install the program. Under rare circumstances the Sound Editor wrongly reported that your system did not respond in time. The Escape key is now disabled, so that the program does not exit without asking questions anymore. On some systems error code 105 was reported and this problem is now solved.
Version 1.3. Release date: September 13, 1999. What has been new in version 1.3:
The Sound Recorder will now function properly, even if you have the shareware program "Total Recorder" installed on your system. On some systems error codes 32 and/or 33 were reported and this problem is now solved. On some systems the Recorder would not start, saying that "The sound card cannot be accessed". This can be caused by having certain Windows sound schemes active and this problem is now solved. Recording peak level indicators are now available, even if your sound card does not support peak level indicators by itself. This allows for accurate recording volume adjustment. With one click of the mouse you can now select and set the edit points, using the context menu of the wave view window in the Editor. The infamous error code 35 is fixed.
Version 1.2. Release date: August 14, 1999. What has been new in version 1.2:
The indication of the amount of available disk space has improved for disks larger than 2 Gb. With some types of sound cards all sound was disabled after running the Recorder. This is now fixed.
Version 1.1. Release date: July 9, 1999. What has been new in version 1.1:
Improved support for more types of sound cards. The possibility to open another sound file in the Sound Editor, without having to leave the program. Color schemes other than the Windows default are now respected, such that the buttons now use your chosen background color. Improved checking on the required CD sound quality of the files you open in the Sound Editor. The opportunity to save a new recording to disk, if for some reason the Sound Editor cannot be opened after recording. An extended "Frequently asked questions" section in the on-line help system.
Version 1.0. Initial release date: May 23, 1999.