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MP3 Recorder Studio Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — MP3 Recorder Studio

Easy and affordable audio recorder!
$24.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 257 (55%) 212 (45%) 97 comments

MP3 Recorder Studio was available as a giveaway on December 11, 2007!

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$19.99
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Do you need to record an internet call? A conference or radio show? Want to capture every sound on your computer while skipping silence and saving disk space? MP3 Recorder Studio may be just what you are looking for. It records sound directly into MP3 without creating temporary WAV files, it is able to detect and skip silence, to split output files according to your settings. Due to these functions it can monitor sound activities automatically even for very long periods of time.

MP3 Recorder Studio is a small and user friendly application that allows you to record every sound on your computer. You can choose to record audio from only one source (for example, from microphone), or just to record all sounds that you hear. The program offers simple intuitive interface that requires no special knowledge. It can record sound directly to MP3, which saves disk space and allows you to do two steps in one.

However, if you need your sound as WAV, MP3 Recorder Studio supports this function as well. Both MP3 and WAV quality is fully configurable, it is possible to set frequency, bitrate, mode (stereo or mono).

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/XP/Vista; Sound Card

Publisher:

Maniac Tools

Homepage:

http://www.maniactools.com/soft/mp3-recorder/

File Size:

2.22 MB

Price:

$24.95

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#81 Free recorder is one easy nice piece of software........ Thanks your the man....

Reply   |   Comment by MB  –  8 years ago
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(scratch the word "didn't" from #92)

OK, I spent a little time reading through the application's help files and I see some of my questions from #91 were answered:
Item #2 - I am accustomed to right clicking on files and selecting "Delete". This application doesn't provide the right click menu (as far as I can tell). But you can select a file from the list of recordings within the application and hit the delete key on your keyboard.
Item #4 - I had Skype configured to automatically adjust my sound settings and Skype kept switching my recording source from "Stereo Mixer" to "Microphone". Once I turned that Skype feature off, I could adjust the mic volume from XP's Playback Volume Control and presto! I was able to record Skype calls. (I already used MP3 Recorder to check and record my mobile phone's voicemail)
Maybe I just haven't figured out how this app does it yet, but I'd like to have a way to easily rename individual files while the application keeps on recording.

Reply   |   Comment by allthumbz  –  8 years ago
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this is a really good program, and its really really easy to use. ty

Reply   |   Comment by bob :)  –  8 years ago
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Thank you! :)

Reply   |   Comment by Skye-hook  –  8 years ago
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I just noticed that every time I reopen MP3 Recorder Studio, I have to reselect my splitting options to "Split by silence". Weird that it won't remember my selection!? (Just a minor annoyance, totally acceptable for a "free" app!)

Reply   |   Comment by allthumbz  –  8 years ago
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Also very important - I usually have a lot running on my system and MP3 Recorder Studio didn't was very kind to my CPU and memory.

Reply   |   Comment by allthumbz  –  8 years ago
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1 - I didn't have any problem getting it to record songs as they played from a Web site and split the media files by silence.

2 - It doesn't look like I can delete the recordings I don't want from within the application. I have to close the app, and manually delete the files from within the directory I saved them to.

3 - Changing the bit rate was simple.

4 - Skype requires me to set the "Recording Control" to "Microphone" (using XP Media Center Edition SP2) and MP3 Recorder picks up my voice fine. The problem is, in order to hear the person I'm talking to, MP3 Recorder requires the "Recording Control" be set to "Stereo Mixer". If anyone knows how to record Skype, I'd like to know.

5 - I use Audacity for a lot of my audio file processing, too. But I'm keeping MP3 Recorder Studio.

Reading the comments on this site has strongly impressed me with how difficult it is to produce software that will run equally well on computer systems that are configured so many different ways.

Reply   |   Comment by allthumbz  –  8 years ago
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Personally, I much prefer Dexster to Audacity, but it ain't free, so the software hippies would never approve. That said, this little program was obviously never intended to compete with either one of them, and it seems good for what it is. Though I don't do much eavesdropping, so I think I'll stick with what I have. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Glorp The Inevitable  –  8 years ago
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#82 regarding the distortion:

I had to set the recording level in the software to 7-10% believe it or not. Don't know why but that is working for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Ballpeen  –  8 years ago
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Many thanks to #50 response as to how to record internet radio! I couldn't get it to work until I read your post!

Reply   |   Comment by Jude  –  8 years ago
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Hi Folks,

Worked fine on a Paltalk music room. Volume wasn't as high though, dunno if there is a way to handle that (the drop was significant).

Anyway, nice GAOTD. Simple to use, functional. Will probably take in Audacity too. This was fine.

Shalom,
Steven Avery

Reply   |   Comment by Steven Avery  –  8 years ago
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I have the same problem in not getting the "What you hear" option. I have enabled more devices and selected the "wave out" option but have not had a chance to test it yet.

Reply   |   Comment by Richard  –  8 years ago
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Downloaded, activated, installed just fine. Played around and recorded many things, went to many sites and recorded different sounds, music, whatever, all worked fine, streaming radio, whatever, all worked fine. Nice simple little program for quickly grabbing sounds, music, voice, whatever. Running on vista with Soundblaster Audigy card.
Thanks much for this nice little jem!

Reply   |   Comment by Just nobody  –  8 years ago
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Great Software.. Just the one i'm looking for, enables me to record radio streamings.. Thanks GOTD! Keep it Up!

Reply   |   Comment by zenyc  –  8 years ago
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I strong recommend Audacity (it's free and it's open source), and it's absolutely amazing - especially since its feature laden and is very light on cpu resources.

Reply   |   Comment by Globi Chat  –  8 years ago
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I am having the same problem as in message #20. I have XP and the control panel pops up. When I tried to record from my windows media player the sound was distorted.

Reply   |   Comment by Angelia  –  8 years ago
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I also like this "Freecorder Toolbar" which does an *EXCELLENT* job of saving streaming audio into separate files when it detects the silence between songs:
http://applian.com/freecorder3/index.php
"No spyware, adware"

and review of it: http://radio.about.com/od/softwareplayerstolisten/gr/blFrecordTool.htm

some other cool audio recording links: http://radio.about.com/od/softwareplayerstolisten/Software_Players_and_Tuners_for_Listening_to_Online_Internet_Radio.htm

Reply   |   Comment by Ballpeen  –  8 years ago
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THANKS TO #50 for the answer to my question(#45)!

Following those 3 screenshots in your links, in sequence, did the trick for me! Now my RECORDING Volume control shows "Stereo Mixer".

To recap #50's screenshots:
Open the Volume control in XP, select OPTIONS then PROPERTIES on the menu. Select RECORDING, and within Recording check off STEREO MIXER(go ahead and select them all-why does windows hide them in the 1st place???). Now STEREO MIXER should be among the Volume controls & check it.

Now I am able to record.

Reply   |   Comment by Ballpeen  –  8 years ago
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I also had to attempt multiple activations and open & close the program before it was changed from trial to activated.

I like that you can change the Sample rate and Bitrate all the way to 48000 Hz and 320 kbps respectively. Also, detection of silence has variable length before automatically splitting the tracks.

Overall, this could be a good program.

Thanks GotD

Reply   |   Comment by Zanesmurf  –  8 years ago
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IT DOES WORK WITH SKYPE...

Once you set up the sound settings it will work. I had to check "Stereo Mix" in mine, and for example in this program under the "Splitting and Recording Options", it says "Current device: Stereo Mix"

Reply   |   Comment by cc  –  8 years ago
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works perf - can record from microphone or directly from soundcard - can record streaming radio etc anything that comes thorugh your soundcard can be recorded

Reply   |   Comment by aw  –  8 years ago
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I have been wanting a program like this so thank you GOOTD; but, I have it activated and I didn't get a registration name or number. Should there be one?
Maria

Reply   |   Comment by Maria  –  8 years ago
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Thanks for the download - under 30 seconds to complete and no problems with Windows XP. This program looks very useful and the 'help' topics have good information for new-to-use people. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Kim  –  8 years ago
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on vista home premium despite using the select recording source button the program was unable to comunicate with the vista applet and detect a different input source was selected, regardless if the program was executed as an administrator or not.

The only way I could convince the program to use a different input source was to set the other device as windows default recording device and the microphone input muted. The program still shows the microphone as the programs recording source. I did not experience any of the crashes mentioned by other commentors.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 years ago
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Trouble with installation despite following instructions to the letter.

Audacity is still the recorder for me

Reply   |   Comment by John Smith  –  8 years ago
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A follow up on my earlier message about not seeing the windows as shown in help.
I submitted a questions to Maniac through their website. Their response indicates that the display in the help file is for Vista.

Here is what they say:
"please read the following sections:
http://www.maniactools.com/soft/mp3-recorder/record-sound-from-any-device-windows-xp.shtml
http://www.maniactools.com/soft/mp3-recorder/recording-sound-from-any-source.shtml

The screen shots that are shown in help appear only in Vista. You
should indeed use the usual volume control to set recording devices.

Thank you."

JK

Reply   |   Comment by JKEngineer  –  8 years ago
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It is not a well made program so I am going to stick with what I have. See you tomorrow.

Reply   |   Comment by Harlan  –  8 years ago
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Downloaded and installed. Runs ok. Looks promising. BUT: I can't select what to record from. It shows my mic as active and when I click on "Set Recording Device" I get the slider for my microphone as though I had gone through Control Panel. I DO NOT get the window that they show on their help file -- with all the different devices available.
Anyone else?
JK

Reply   |   Comment by JKEngineer  –  8 years ago
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Does audacity works with vista? thanks

Reply   |   Comment by CRIS  –  8 years ago
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How is this different from AudioGrabber --AG seems to do everything this does, and is free ?

Reply   |   Comment by Indra  –  8 years ago
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TO #33 and #60... yes..just it appears that you can only select for CD, Microphone, or Line. You have to have to select the Advance Tab on this window and add stereo mixer. That records any sound you hear through the sound card, including streaming radio.

SCREAMER RADIO is an excellent free streaming radio/recorder. Some stations even allow the program to record songs separately and they are already named. Most stations don't, so you just record a continuous file with all the songs. Thats why this offering from GAOTD is excellent for me....It separates all the songs..although you will have to go back and name them. Audacity cant do that!!!

Reply   |   Comment by slipperedlobster  –  8 years ago
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why use this when Audacity is open source, free, edits as well AND has better recording options/quality!

get it here: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Reply   |   Comment by Anon  –  8 years ago
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I wonder will it convert a downloaded podcast to MP3? Has anyone tried it? This would be useful to me.

Thanks.
Happy Dae.

Reply   |   Comment by Dae Powell  –  8 years ago
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i have opened the activate .exe and that went fine but when i open the setup .exe it ask me which file i want to use to open it i did try and use the activate with it but that didnt work what do you suggest i do

Reply   |   Comment by martin  –  8 years ago
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Program is a bit hard to get activated as others have said already. however it works ok for doing simple recordings quickly. but audacity is still the best for more complex recordings.but if your looking to record internet radio try screamer radio. It has a built-in recorder and plenty of good stations to choose from. As for this giveaway it works it's free so i can't complain too much! But i would never pay that amount for it when there are plenty of open source programs that are free and simply better. Thank's for letting me try it though. screamer radio can be found on this site for those who would like to try it and yes it's free to.

http://www.screamer-radio.com

Reply   |   Comment by beta tester # 1  –  8 years ago
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First is what I liked about MP3 Recorder Studio.
.The ability to split a large file on silence. I have tapes that i would like to separate into individual files.
.The ability to stop recording on silence. this feature alone is enough to keep it. Now i can record and play the streaming audio. The little bits are not understandable. My area cannot get any kind of high speed internet connection other than buying a satellite linking system, which I will have to do, If I can just save back the cash.

Now the don`t likes.
.This app. needs a Options panel on the interface.
.When needing to record , searching for the launch icon is extremely annoying.

conclusion; Still worth a thumbs up

The Grouser

Reply   |   Comment by George Bishop  –  8 years ago
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Im not complaining, but I do think the software developers should test thier software before submitting it onhere. I know its a simple task,bu still, why should you have install, then uninstall, and then reinstall it? Say what you will, but that is just a pain. This software is nice, i checked out audacity, and ill stick with that. This program will work for other people, Im sure. Just because i may not like it, doesnt mean its not a good program. But they should still test out the software before submitting. Even if its free.

Reply   |   Comment by hippydude  –  8 years ago
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It sounds a good audio recorder except for the streamline recording.
Can anyone suggest a free streamline recorder, if they are available? Appreciated

Reply   |   Comment by OJ  –  8 years ago
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Great very useful I think I might buy this one!

Reply   |   Comment by John H  –  8 years ago
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Hello,

My copy is not registering at all! I followed the instructions, downloaded, extracted, installed the package and activated it. Got a reply that 'Successfully Activated' too. But when the application was launched it comes up as unregistered. Tried closing the app, running the activation (which responded positively again!) but with no change!!! The program still opens as 'Unregistered'. Any ideas?

Reply   |   Comment by JagathM  –  8 years ago
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Audacity better than it.

Reply   |   Comment by Erik Eka Putra  –  8 years ago
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This is a nice recorder,here is a free mp3/wav recorder that does the same thing www.mp3mymp3.com

Reply   |   Comment by old zipplen  –  8 years ago
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I like the simple interface of this mp3studio software.


I have been using messer.exe for many years now. This software was born in 2000 and it was free for the community recording mp3 and wav format and convert to the wav to mp3 by drag drop on the screen. This software had never crashed! I use it to record radio programs where I can schedule the date and time. It has shutdown feature too for late night recordings, sometimes I record my audio books running over night!

Features:
manual / time scheduled recording + support for free mp3 encoders + on-the-fly mp3 compression + freeware

http://www.dago.pmp.com.pl/messer/index-old.html Readme.txt has more info, do read it.

Reply   |   Comment by Sphere  –  8 years ago
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Not bad.Thanks GAOTD.
O BTW, all you people that want Audacity, what are you waiting for?
Go to Audacity! Why did you come here?

Reply   |   Comment by Kokoko  –  8 years ago
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i am running vista home premium, and when trying to open the program, received a runtime error that popped up every 1/10th of a second. ended up with hundreds of 'runtime error' boxes that i couldn't close fast enough. bottom line, program is now uninstalled and not worth my time.

Reply   |   Comment by Brandon  –  8 years ago
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For anyone interested in making mp3's from the radio try Nexus Radio. It's a free program that records the songs as mp3 while you listen to them. I's sorry I don't know how to make a wokable link but you can download it from nexusradio.com or I got my copy from download.com

Reply   |   Comment by gpc111  –  8 years ago
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While agreeing that Audacity is a superior program there are occasions when you just want the sheer simplicity of hitting a single record button. This little gem fits the bill.
Thank you GOATD

Reply   |   Comment by Bettersafethansorry  –  8 years ago
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#45 Your list may be not complete. Check these screen shots, they may provide a clue:
Sound mixer
Recording devices
Stereo mix

Reply   |   Comment by emen  –  8 years ago
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What's wrong with a $24.95 price? The comments about it (regular) price had me thinking it must in the $50.00 and up range, but a price of $24.95 certainly seems reasonable if it does what it says, even if it's not dirt cheap normally in comparison to today's free download!

Reply   |   Comment by internetexplorer  –  8 years ago
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I concur with what #45 said. It's the same problem I (#33) had. #35's advice didn't help me any. Maybe the software developer should've tested this on more computers with different hardware configurations? If the program works for most, then that's all good and well, but #44 ought not call us complainers for just for placing anti-testimonies of our own experience with the software available on GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  8 years ago
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