4 out of 5
PROS: Feature rich, yet simple UI. Easy to use. Great audio quality.
CONS: I could benefit from having a main page where you can find all main functions on one plate, so you don’t have to look for it. oh, wait that’s why we do reviews…
VERDICT: Simple interface that is easy to understand, yet powerful with a lot of goodies under the hood. This is one of those programs that keeps on surprising you.
PRICE: $39.95 (personal license) / $79.95 (commercial license)
VERSION REVIEWED: 3.3.1
Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder
Looking for that great program that delivers what it promise on the cover isn’t easy. Most of the time, programmers promise one thing and deliver something else, or you find that the program you just got hold of is lacking that particular functionality you are looking for.
Every once on a while I stumble across a program that not only deliver what I’d expect but actually more. This is one of those moments. Read more after the Jump.
Lots of functionality
The Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder (phew, that’s a mouthful) sounds like a program that is designed to do just the one thing. Record Audio. You would think.
It is. But it’s also more. A whole lot more. Not only can you play music on your streaming service of choice and record whatever is playing. The program also detect song information and can split the recordings into multiple files when it detects that a new track is playing. But that’s not all.
Streaming Music and Radio
Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder (ASAR from now on) also comes with its own search feature allowing you to search for a certain song or audio track. It has a built-in Radio Search allowing you to find your favorite Radio Station based on genre, location or station name. So now you can stream music and record it in one big swoop… But, wait, there’s more…
Edit the tracks
Ok, so you’ve done your recording. Now what? Well If you failed to check the option to let ASAR automatically split your recording into tracks, or ASAR couldn’t detect the tracks (as it would have trouble doing recording from a commercial radio station). What do you do? Simply Right Click the recording from the available list, and choose Edit.
That’s right ASAR comes with its own audio edit feature allowing you to edit the recording, join multiple files, extract portions of the recording and then convert it to whichever format you choose.
Try it for yourself
It’s not often I get impressed with a tiny program such as this one. But this time I did. If you are on the lookout for a great, easy to use and powerful audio recording tool. Then look no further. But don’t just take my word for it.