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Windows 7: Need a sound recording program suggestion

29 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
Need a sound recording program suggestion

Okay, so I use Recordpad version 4.18 for some recording work I do with my cousin, we chose the program because it writes the sound file as it's recording (We tried Audacity before which doesn't do that, it was a pain to work with), and it also has a setting that stops the current recording and makes a new one after a set time (2 hours in our case).

Now the only problem is there's about a 1.8 second delay between the recording stopping and the new one starting up, so if we're saying something at that point it'll get partially cut off. I don't know if this is because of recordpad or because of the computer, so I thought I'd ask.

Do any versions of recordpad have a more acceptable delay between recordings, or no delay. Or would anyone be able to recommend me a sound recorder that has the same feature with a better delay?

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29 Jun 2014   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

I don't use that software (I have a recording studio using Sonar X3) but I would suspect the delay is the time between the program finalizing the first recording and initializing for the next recording period.

From what I see of the program it is probably the best for your situation, since you don't like Audacity. Other recording studio programs, such as my Sonar or any other will work the same as Audacity.
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29 Jun 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

I did suspect it might not be possible to get rid of the delay... I suppose I could just increase the time to 3 hours, or however high it will go without exceeding 4gb since we record in .wav and just make sure we're not in the middle of a sentence when the switch happens.

The only reason we didn't like audacity is because we record long sessions, and when we started off using that program the damn thing would near crash after stopping the recording and saving it, plus computer hiccups can happen at any time, and if it did when using audacity... that's hours of audio gone.
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29 Jun 2014   #4

Windows 10 Pro

Sometimes the delay of writing the audio can be due to the slow HDD, having a ssd would definitely have no delay at all.
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