Multimedia tasks are easily performed on a computer nowadays, such as recording of audio or video. Most laptops are even fitted with microphones, and Windows comes with a simple tool to capture audio. In case you need more options and quality control, you can surely rely on MP3 Sound Recorder to get the job done.

The setup process is over before you realize, but it's best to make sure that your computer is fitted with .NET Framework for the application to work. Additionally, you might want to check whether or not your recording device is connected and functional. However, you can also record speaker audio, but some system tweaks need to be made to switch to stereo mix.

The visual design is pretty intuitive, even though all elements are wrapped around a classic window frame and layout. A few sections make it easy to identify recording tools, and quality options, as well as output destination and playback controls for recorder files. You can view process info in the status bar.

With the device in order, initiating the recording session only requires the press of a button. However, you can also take your time and configure quality options before the start. As such, you're able to choose bits per sample, which can either be 12 or 24, sample rate, number of channels, as well as OGG quality specified as a numerical value.

The output field is mandatory. A save dialog shows up to choose a path for the new file, a name, as well as a format which can be MP3, OGG, FLAC, and WAV. Once the recording ends a save dialog shows up again for confirmation of the location and file format. You have the option to start playback to check recording quality and status.

Bottom line is that audio recording can be used in various domains of activity, and is possible even without a connected microphone. MP3 Sound Recorder is a reliable application when it comes to straightforward sound capture, with a decent variety of supported output formats, and different quality settings.