Black Cat Systems has updated the audio recording utility for the Macintosh, Audiocorder, to version 1.3.1. Audiocorder simplifies the process of recording sounds on your Macintosh by allowing greater control and more options in the recording process. New in version 1.3.1 is playthrough ability, allowing the user to hear what they are recording. According to Black Cat Systems:
Audiocorder is a VOX program which allows your Mac to act as an audio recorder. It allows you to set the volume that the sound must reach to begin recording, and the volume at which it should end recording. It also allows you to set the trigger length for the start and stop values, which helps you to eliminate recording short bursts of sound or ending the recording process during a short pause (such as in normal speech).
Each sound file is stored in AIFF format, a Macintosh standard sound format. The audio is sampled at 11, 22 or 44 kHz, with a sample size of 8 or 16 bits, either monophonic or stereo. The name of each file contains the date and time (down to seconds) the recording began.
Audiocorder is used in a wide variety of applications, including digitizing LPs and tapes, recording animals and other natural sounds, and automated recording of radio transmissions.
Audiocorder is available as shareware for US$20. You can find more information at the Black Cat Systems web site.