Those who have used old-fashioned cassette recorders often feel that it was easier to capture audio using these basic devices than with a modern desktop computer.
Power Voice Recorder is a fairly straightforward application that aims to simplify the process and make it possible for anyone, even complete novices, to capture voice recordings in a few easy steps.
The application’s UI is more or less self-explanatory, as all of the main functions can be controlled with a series of buttons arranged around the waveform panel. The latter is a graphical representation of the recorded content, and you can even zoom in on certain sections.
Additionally, it is possible to change the color scheme used to display the waveform, either by selecting one of the available presets or by defining the colors manually. Nevertheless, on the whole, the application does appear to be somewhat outdated.
Once you have selected the desired input device, you can click the Record button and begin talking. The volume of the captured audio is displayed in real-time, and you can view a waveform representation after clicking the Stop button.
If you make any mistakes, you can start re-recording from any position, and it is even possible to load a saved MP3 or WAV file and complete the capture at a later date.
However, you cannot cut certain sections from the audio file, so you will need to rely on another program if you wish to remove part of the recording without losing everything that comes after it.
First-time users should be pleased to learn that a comprehensive video tutorial is provided, and it is certainly a good idea to watch it before attempting to create any recordings to ensure you know how to make the most of the application’s functions.
All in all, Power Voice Recorder is a straightforward, reliable utility that enables you to capture voice recordings without complicating matters unnecessarily. It is very easy to use, but it would benefit from a modernized interface, and a cutting tool would come in very handy.