Browsing the internet days ago, looking for a Free Software and Open Source App that would allow me to record a simple audio to make a small podcast I have come across a useful, small and simple application called Audio recorder.
Certainly many will be able to argue, nothing better for Linux in that area than Audacity. Since Audacity is not only free and open, it also serves to record and edit recorded audios (sounds). And it's ideal for recording live audio, converting tapes and discs, editing sound files, changing the speed or pitch of a recording, and much more. But, I was looking for something less complicated and lighter, and that gives it Audio recorder.
About Audacity, and other applications related to multimedia field, specifically with the sound edition we will not go in depth, since for that, we recommend visiting and reading our previous related post next:
However, we will only cite the alternatives to Audacity mentioned there for practical purposes:
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Audio Recorder: Open Source Multimedia App
What is Audio Recorder?
In simple and practical words we can describe Audio recorder on the table:
"A fabulous program for recording audio (sounds) on a computer. This tool allows the user to record audio from devices such as microphones, webcams, sound cards, as well as from applications such as multimedia players or Internet browsers, among others.".
Audio recorder currently has 2 official websites in LaunchPad. He First of all which contains the most modern executables, from the version for Ubuntu 20.04 (Focus) until available for Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid). And the second which contains the executables available for previous versions, that is, from Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid) but also Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick).
In them, the installation method is available via the addition of the PPA repositoryHowever, it is possible that in many GNU / Linux Distros the package is found and it can be installed with a simple command via console package manager o software center for a graphical installation.
In my personal case, since, I use MX Linux 19.2 (specifically a redistributable own respin called Miracles) with the simple command below, I was able to install it without major complications:
«sudo apt install audio-recorder»
As you can see in the image immediately above and below, the Graphical User Interface (GUI) de Audio recorder and Configuration Section it is quite simple and straightforward. However, among the features and functions of this small and simple multimedia application we can mention the following:
- A top bar where there is the button to start and stop the recording of the audio to be processed with its status indicators.
- A central section with a programmable Timer via text to achieve effects such as: Start, stop, pause the recording at a given moment or after a certain period of time.
- A lower section for the Audio Configuration where you can tell the application which will be the audio source (HW / SW) and which will be the destination format in which it will be recorded.
- One bottom button Additional Configuration that allows us to access more parameters for better management of the application. And whose options can be seen below in the immediate lower image.
As you can appreciate Audio recorder It is not for professional use or that requires high quality sound editing as Audacity, but for simple and functional jobs like a small podcast it can be very helpful.
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