SoundTap Streaming Audio Recorder is intended to capture any sound that is processed by your computer’s sound card. Therefore, it is a way to record various types of streaming audio broadcasts, VoIP calls and voice conferences. The tool supports exporting as MP3 or WAV, which may be enough for most users considering that these are supported by practically all media players. In this respect, it is a good thing that you can customize output by choosing your preferred codec, bitrate and quality.
The tool has a simple-to-use interface; so much so, that an inexperienced user can start recording just by pushing the Start Recording button. Also, you can set the program to use not only your sound card but also a microphone as source. Moreover, it is possible listen to whatever you are recording or let the application work silently. The resulting files are automatically saved to a preset folder or any other you choose; and luckily, there is the Find and Play feature, which allows you to search for specific recordings by date, time, format and length and preview them. Luckily, you can also share your files on various on-the-cloud sites. The main limitation of this product is the impossibility to record audio protected by DRM.
In a nutshell, SoundTap Streaming Audio Recorder is a good choice to record audio when this cannot be done in any other way. The program is shareware and contains links to other products by the same developer. Finally, since it has a too specific purpose, perhaps you want to purchase a more general application instead.
- Easy to use
- Supports the two most popular audio formats
- Find-and-play feature
- Cloud sharing
- Dual recording from card and microphone
- Impossible to record audio protected by DRM
- A too specific purpose