^ What's the point?
^ Quick tutorial
^ Notes for ASIO support
^ Notes for MP4/AAC
^ Free VST DSP plugins included

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Professional Audio Recorder

Professional Audio Recorder is an audio recorder with support of WASAPI and ASIO modes.
Record audio directly to MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Opus, Flac or WAV format.
Multi-channel recording is fully supported, also recording multiple inputs to a single multi-channel audio file.
Input channels support an equalizer and VST DSP effects.
Equalizer and VST DSPs have a preset system to store and recall settings.

Professional Audio Recorder is a shareware software. Unregistered version is a fully functional 25 day trial version. If you like this software please register.

Quick tutorial

Basic steps for using Professional Audio Recorder
  • Select an output device and channel if you wish to listen to the audio
  • Adjust the sample rate if needed and select an input channel
  • Activate the input channel with the little switch
  • Set a recording file name and encoding options
  • Click on the record button
  • Click stop to stop the recording
If there are pops/clicks in the audio when using WASAPI, adjust the buffer size to as large as 500 ms in settings.
Event-driven buffering is only available with non-loopback devices and improves smaller buffer size compatibility.
Exclusive mode helps too but other applications cannot use the audio device while Professional Audio Recorder uses it.
Restart the app. after adjusting settings for the new parameters to have effect (or re-select a device/channel).
Using ASIO is recommended if it is available. To set ASIO parameters right-mouse-button click on the ASIO device and select "ASIO Control Panel...". Restart the app. after adjusting settings for the new ASIO parameters to have effect.

Notes for ASIO support

Some audio devices don't come with an official ASIO driver, ASIO4ALL driver can be used instead, it's an universal ASIO driver that adds ASIO support for most audio devices.
Only enable audio devices in ASIO4ALL's control panel that you explicitly wish to use. Professional Audio Recorder initializes all ASIO devices' channels on enable, you won't be able to enable (or hear silence) the ASIO device in Professional Audio Recorder if it is already initialized by ASIO4ALL.
Note that after reconfiguring ASIO4ALL in its control panel it is needed to restart Professional Audio Recorder for the new devices and changes to show up.

Notes for MP4/AAC

Because of licensing issues MP4 recording is not enabled by default. Download 'faac.exe' and copy into the app.'s 'Encoders' folder (eg. 'C:\Program Files\Professional Audio Recorder\Encoders\'). Start Professional Audio Recorder and MP4 recording option will be available.

Free VST DSP plugins included

These free VST DSP plugins included can be used freely with or without Professional Audio Recorder. You can use them freely in your favourite DAW or audio application too.
  • Blue Cat's Chorus

    From a light ensemble to a deep destructive modulation effect, Blue Cat's Chorus can just do anything, for free!
    The Chorus effect was originally designed to simulate several voices, just as if several persons were playing together the same notes, but with a variable delay between them. This is one of the typical effects that you can get with Blue Cat's Chorus.
    But this plug- in also enables you to drastically change the original sound and create deep pitch modulation or crazy 'bubbling' effects.
    With the additional "Spread" control on the stereo version, the famous stereo widening and head spinning chorus effects are a few clicks away.

  • Voxengo Marvel GEQ

    Marvel GEQ is a linear-phase 16-band graphic equalizer plug-in with multi-channel operation support (supporting up to 8 input/output channels, audio host application dependent) for professional music production applications. Marvel GEQ offers extensive internal channel routing capabilities, and supports mid/side channel processing.
    Marvel GEQ allows audio engineers and musicians to apply quick EQ shape adjustments, both to audio tracks and full mixes. The linear-phase filtering offered by Marvel GEQ is suitable for equalization tasks where high quality and excellent sonic character are a must.

  • Voxengo OldSkoolVerb

    Free Reverb plugin that implements a kind of “classic” stereo reverb algorithm which is technically simple yet optimal. Provides a wide palette of reverb sounds, ranging from plate to hall.

  • TAL-Flanger

    TAL-Flanger is a easy to tweak stereo flanger effect with its own special sound and some asymmetric analog like components in the feedback corner. Useful for a wide range of flanger effects from subtle to extreme.

  • TAL-Bitcrusher

    TAL-Bitcrusher is a common bitcrusher with some useful additions. There is a low- and highshelf EQ and a noise cross modulator included. It's maybe useful on drums, especially hats and for distorted leads.

  • VST Broadcast - © Jeroen Breebaart - 32 bit only

    Broadcast is a multi-band dynamics processor. It is combined with a sub-band stereo width processing.