The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 9.7
Free Sound Recorder is a neat, simple and handy application that enables you to capture and record any sound passing through the audio card of your computer. It can be used to record the voice of a connected microphone, the audio streams from external devices, or the sounds played by any application from your computer, including the broadcast of online radio stations or voice conversations from chat clients.
A nice thing about this neat utility is the fact that it can save the recorded audio to the most popular sound file formats: MP3, WMA, WAV or OGG. It also lets you configure advanced parameters of the output files, such as their bit rates or sample rates. Some basic audio editing functions are also available, letting you enhance and modify the recorded tracks.
Free Sound Recorder is very simple-to-use thanks to its intuitive interface. Even beginners can use this handy application without any problem. Furthermore, it provides support for scheduling the recording tasks to be performed automatically, at future predefined times, without user intervention.
Long story short, Free Sound Recorder is a good choice if you’re looking for a simple, lightweight and free audio recording tool. Its additional features such as the editing possibilities and the fact that it’s free make it a really attractive tool.