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Windows Sound Recorder

Windows Sound Recorder

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  • Latest Version

    Windows Sound Recorder 11.2301.26 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Windows 10 / Windows 11

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    Microsoft Corporation / External Link

  • Filename

    Windows Sound Recorder Installer.exe

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Windows Sound Recorder is a basic audio recording application that comes pre-installed with all modern versions of the Windows operating system, including Windows 11. The app was built from the ground up not to manage advanced audio production projects, but to enable users of all ages and proficiency levels to quickly start or resume paused voice recordings with as little complexity as possible.

It is designed to record audio using either the built-in microphone (often found in all modern laptops) or an external microphone connected to the computer either via a 3.5mm audio jack or a USB connection.

Main Features

Windows Sound Recorder by Microsoft features a simplified main dashboard that enables all Windows PC users to start and stop recording with just a few clicks, and the recorded audio is automatically saved in the default location. The app requires no technical knowledge or setup, making it ideal for quick and simple audio recording tasks even on the slowest PC configurations such as older desktop and laptop models.

As for the audio editing tools, this app provides only the bare minimum of options. Users are empowered to trim and delete parts of the recording, with a built-in option to bookmark important parts of the recording.

Due to its streamlined interface and presence of only a basic set of audio editing tools, this lightweight application is best suited for users who just want a quick, easy, and reliable way of recording their voice without any hassle. Microsoft Sound Recorder app can manage recordings of audio messages, lectures, interviews, and much more.

More advanced users will not find many attractive features in this app. It lacks the ability to record from multiple sources, apply effects and filters, or export in different file formats, making it very difficult to use in any kind of complex recording project.

  • Simple and user-friendly interface
  • Records audio easily and quickly
  • Supports multiple audio formats
  • Basic editing features for trimming recordings
  • Suitable for quick and simple audio recording tasks
  • Integrated with Windows for easy access and sharing
  • No additional installation or setup required
  • Limited advanced features compared to other audio recording software
  • Limited export options for audio files
  • No built-in effects or filters for audio enhancement

Windows Sound Recorder is a useful application for basic audio recording tasks, making it very attractive for audio recordings that do not require any additional editing or processing.