Red Dot Forever
Red Dot Forever is a simple application that records sound with the MIDI format. It can be easily handled, regardless of the user's level of experience.
The tool is wrapped in a standard interface where you can easily navigate the layout. So, all you have to do is press a button to start the recording session and save the track on the hard drive.
A timer keeps track of the current recording's length. Plus, you can preview the captured sound in a built-in audio player and, if you change your mind, you can simply record over it without triggering any other actions.
A bunch of configuration settings are available through the Options screen. For instance, you can select the MIDI input and output devices, enable the option to echo the input while recording, as well as to ignore specific MIDI events (key or channel pressure, program changes). It is also possible to configure keyboard shortcuts for Record, Play and Stop.
The straightforward software tool runs on a very low quantity of CPU and system memory, so it does not interfere with the runtime of other active processes. It has a good response time, quickly saves a file and delivers audio tracks with a good sound quality.
We have not experienced any issues throughout our evaluation; the program did not hang, crash or pop up error dialogs. Thanks to its intuitive layout and help file, Red Dot Forever's features can be figured out even by first-time users.