How to Use AceThinker Music Recorder

This guide will show you how to record audio from your computer, microphone, or both with ease. With a few clicks, you can easily record the sound as an MP3.

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Music Recorder offers a practical way to record sound directly from the computer or microphone. It comes packed with additional functions, including converting, searching, managing, and downloading audio files. The following is the ultimate Music Recorder guide:

Part 1. Install AceThinker Music Recorder

Start by downloading AceThinker Music Recorder by clicking the Download button below. Follow the instructions to install the software. Launch the program by double clicking the shortcut icon.

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Here is a video guide showing you how to use AceThinker Music Recorder. Watch the video and follow along.


Part 2. Settings

You can change Music Recorder’s settings as soon as you launch it by clicking the Settings icon, opening up the settings options, including General Settings, Recording Settings, and Download Settings.

1. General Settings

Use General Settings to customize keyboard shortcuts, check for program updates, and more.

2. Record Settings

There are several options under Record Settings:

  • Choose the Audio Source: You can record audio directly from the system’s sound (the computer), from a microphone, or from both at the same time. Choosing System Sound records the audio from your computer while choosing Microphone allows you to record your voice or vocals through your microphone. Choosing both records both the audio from your computer and microphone simultaneously.
  • Identify ID3 Tags: This setting allows you to quickly get all the information on a song, including the name of the song, artist, genre, and album cover art.
  • Set Output Format and Save Folder: You have the option of recording in a range of formats, including MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG, WMA, WAV, and so on. You also have the option of choosing the output directory (where the recorded file will be saved) if you are not happy with the default choice.
  • Advanced Settings for Recording: There are additional recording settings that you can use to make it easier to control the recording process. For example, you can choose to automatically skip silences in the recording and set a time for the program to split the recording into different files automatically.

3. Download Settings

Download Settings allows you to change the save location of downloaded songs and adjust the maximum number of simultaneous downloads.

Part 3. Record Sound

Music Recorder allows you to record sounds from your computer. All you have to do is play the song and press the big red Record button to get started. End the recording by pressing the button again, and the finished file will show up in the interface. Information about the music is automatically added to tracks as they record, which can be set in Recording Settings. Open up your library to see all of your recorded files. Right-click a file to open up a list of options, including the following:

  • Play: Listen to the file through the built-in music player.
  • Edit: Edit your song by cutting, copying, inserting, or mixing sound files, and save your edited file in a different format, location, or quality.
  • Convert: Convert a selection of files into different formats at the same time, and merging several audio files into a single file.
  • Add to iTunes: Convert and transfer the files directly to your iTunes library
  • Identify: Detailed information about your chosen song, including the name of the song, artist, album, and more.
  • Rename: Rename a file after recording it.
  • Remove: Remove the chosen file from the chosen list.
  • Delete: Delete a file from the computer.
  • Open Folder: Open the folder the file is saved in on your computer.
  • Select All: Choose every file in your Recordings List.

Part 4. Search and Download Music

1. Search Music

Open the Search interface and enter your keywords. Click Search and find the music you are after. You can then play or download the songs directly through the interface. Bulk download by ticking the songs you want and choosing Add to Download. Open the Download interface to see how your downloads are progressing.

2. Convert Video to MP3

You can extract audio from videos online, including videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Myspace, and more. Click Video to MP3 in the Tools menu to open up a new interface. Copy the video’s URL, paste it into the box, and click Add to Download. Right-click the download and click Pause to pause the download. Resume the download by right-clicking the file and choosing Start.

Resume Download Audio

After the download has completed, right-click the finished file to add it to a playlist, remove it, delete it, and more.

Use Online Audio Recorder

Find the file on your hard drive by clicking Open Folder.

Part 5. Radio

Open up the Radio interface to find a list of genres listed. Choose the one you are interested in to see a list of radio stations in that genre. Choose a station and click Play to listen to it. You can record from the station as it plays and add it to My Favorites to make it easier to find next time. Additionally, you can find a specific radio station by searching for it through the Search tab. Type the keywords into the search bar, choose a country and language, and click Search to get started.

Part 6. Schedule Audio Recording

In addition to manually recording audio, you can set a schedule for automatic audio recording.

  • Choose Schedule Task from the Tools menu
  • Give the task a name and input the time and duration of recording
  • Click Create and the task should appear in the list
  • Click OK to complete the task creation process

Information on automated task is found on the bottom of the interface. The audio recorder will begin automatically recording audio at the designated time.

Part 7. Audio Edit

Open the audio editor by opening the Tools menu and choosing Audio Editor.

1. Open the file

Click the Upload icon to open a local folder and choose an audio file, which will then be shown as a waveform

2. Edit

Choose a part of the audio to begin editing.

  • Click and hold on the beginning of the section you want to edit
  • Drag the mouse to the end of the editing region and let go of the mouse button
  • Your chosen piece of audio should be highlighted

Edit Audio

The bottom of the interface also displays the length of the selected audio.

Trim Audio

Cut: Choosing Cut removes the chosen part of the audio but saves a copy of it to the clipboard, letting you can paste it elsewhere. This tool is great for moving pieces of audio around.

Copy: Copying creates copies of the audio that can be pasted wherever you want without deleting the original section it in the process. This choice is great when duplicating a piece of music or inserting it into another piece of audio.

3. Export The Audio

Click on the Export button—button —to export audio.

Export Audio

  • Choose an output format from the list of formats
  • Use the Output option to change the output folder
  • Choose whether to export a selection of audio from the file or the whole file
  • Change the audio quality if desired
  • Change the ID3 tag information if desired
  • Click OK to save the edited file to your computer

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the support team should you encounter any issues when using this tool.

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