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Minimalistic application which enables you to easily record audio input, configure a few parameters (e.g. buffer, frequency, volume) and save results to a WAV file

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If you are looking for just a simple audio recorder that only needs headsets and a microphone to do its job, Echo may be the software for you.

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.

Bottom line

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.

Echo was reviewed by Mihaela Citea
Last updated on July 24th, 2014
Echo - This is the main window of Echo that allows you to start a new recording easily.Echo - The Options menu of Echo will enable you to access the recordings folder, view the INI file and configure the application's sounds.Echo - From this window, you will be able to change the general options of the application.

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