Simple setup and clear-cut environment
The installation process does not pose any issues, as it does not come with any offers from third-party products and it does not take long to complete.
Providing users with an intuitive interface, this audio recording utility features a limited number of options, which makes it really easy to use, even if you are a beginner. However, you should know it is not very easy on the eyes.
A few parameters one can tweak
Although it does not bundle many configuration possibilities, by using Echo you can choose the buffer size, depth and sound frequency, while the input volume can be adjusted using a scrolling bar.
The input and output buffers can be manually enabled or disabled. Furthermore, the latter feature can be set to use a custom frequency.
Start a recording and save them as WAVs
A new recording is started with minimum effort by pressing the “Start” button, while in order to create personalized recordings, you only need to connect a headset and a microphone to the PC.
The output format for recordings can be set to WAV audio, in a user-defined location, and the recording session can be put on hold at any point by simply clicking the “Stop” button.
Calibrate threshold and a few setbacks
Additional customization is available in the “Options” menu. Here, you can set the output folder, perform threshold calibration or write a new threshold, enable the stereo audio or change the working language for the entire utility.
One important drawback of the application is that it does not support any other input device besides microphones. Also, it does not feature a player, so in order to play the recorded sounds, you need to find an external solution.
The recording process requires little resources, making the system available for other tasks. The response time is good and our tests did not reveal any errors or hangs.
All things considered, Echo can be a handy solution for sound recording, but it is obvious that it needs major improvements to meet user requirements.
Reviewed by Mihaela Citea on July 24th, 2014
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Application descriptionEcho is a small and easy to use audio recording utility. In order to record your voice, you just need a headset and a ...