Black Cat Updates Audiocorder; Adds Midnight-Plus Recording

Black Cat Systems announced late Thursday the version 4.3.2 release of Audiorecorder, its volume operated (VOX) audio recorder software.

Version 4.3.2 adds the ability to for schedules recordings to span midnight -- a much-requested feature.

Audiocorderallows a user to set the volume that the sound must reach to begin recording and the volume at which it should end recording. It also allows a user 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).

Audiocorder may also be programmed with a recording schedule, specifying when it should start and stop recording, much like a VCR. In addition, you can performed a timed recording, specifying how long the recording period should last. It may also be used as a normal manually operated recorder.

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. Files may also be recorded in WAVE format, as well as automatically converted to mp3 format using iTunes.

Three versions of Audiocorder are available: one for MacOSX/Carbon, one for other PowerPC systems, and one for older 68k systems.

Audiocorder is priced at US$19.99, and can be downloaded directly from the companies Web site.