VCRs have been taking care of video recordings for decades, allowing you to capture a TV show to watch it later. But what if you want to do the same with audio? No matter what type of audio you’d like to listen to later, you would need a dedicated audio recording unit, maybe a tape recorder they’ve been making for years, right? Not really! Today, you can use your computer to record audio and play it back later at any time. All you need is a microphone and a small software utility. Let’s clear out the microphone issue first. If you’re serious about the quality of your recording, you’ll need a studio microphone no question. But if you just need to capture a lecturer’s voice or someone’s presentation at a conference, a built-in laptop mic will do fine for the purpose. You already have it in your laptop, so why bother with tape recorders at all?\nThe other thing you need for the recording to commence is a sound recording program for your computer. Windows has a built-in tool called Sound Recorder. Just run it once to see if you are comfortable with the Spartan interface and severe limitations to the length and size of recording. Windows Sound Recorder is a great tool to check your mic settings, and nothing else. Fortunately, you are no longer limited to Microsoft products when it comes to audio recording. Pistonsoft MP3 Audio Recorder available at www.pistonsoft.com is a perfect example of how easily your computer can be turned into a powerful sound recording studio with minimum commitment.\nPistonsoft MP3 Audio Recorder enables you to record high-quality or low-bitrate audio directly into MP3 or OGG-compressed sound files. In fact, you can record to about any audio format you’ve ever heard of, but these two are the most popular today. Unlike similar tools, Pistonsoft MP3 Audio Recorder does not save the recorded audio into temporary files on your hard disk in order to compress them later. Instead, it goes as far as compressing the recorded audio on-the-fly, and writes compressed sound directly into the specified format. Supporting MP3, WMA, WAV, and OGG and formats natively, Pistonsoft MP3 Audio Recorder can record anything from high-bitrate, CD-quality music to low-bitrate audio streams that are perfect for the Internet.\nBack to that radio show that you wished to record, Pistonsoft MP3 Audio Recorder is the perfect one for that purpose. Turning your PC into a VCR of a kind, Pistonsoft MP3 Audio Recorder can be programmed to capture your favorite show at certain time even easier than a typical VCR. With an abundance of options and features, Pistonsoft MP3 Audio Recorder is able to produce cleanest sound that takes almost no space on your hard disk, ready to be downloaded into your portable MP3 player and listened to on the go.\nDo you still hold on to the collection of vinyl or tape records? You can digitize them easily for convenient access and unique portability, playing your old records on the computer, in a car, or in a portable MP3 player. Give your old recordings a new life with Pistonsoft MP3 Audio Recorder! The product produces the highest quality sound automatically. With the help of LPF filter and parametric equalizer, Pistonsoft MP3 Audio Recorder produces records of highest quality and clear, vibrant sound free of humming or clicking noises.\nVisiting a conference or attending lectures with parallel sections? Don’t miss a single speech with Pistonsoft MP3 Audio Recorder! Just leave your laptop in a conference room with Pistonsoft MP3 Audio Recorder scheduled to start recording when the lecture begins, or better yet, let it sense the voice and start recording automatically! The advanced Voice Activation feature detects when somebody is talking, and activates the recording while automatically pausing to get rid of silence.\nPlease visit http:\/\/www.pistonsoft.com and download Pistonsoft MP3 Audio Recorder for free.