RecordPad sound Recorder

October 5, 2016
RecordPad Sound Recorder

RecordPad Sound Recorder is from NCH Software, a leader in business audio technology. The voice recording software, RecordPad is part of a much larger range of digital audio applications designed for a multitude of software and hardware platforms like Windows PC, Mac OS, Linux, Pocket PC, Smartphone, Apple iPhone, etc.

RecordPad is a standalone recording tool, supporting audio feed from various channels, but to fully utilize its capabilities for voice recording, NCH Software has developed WavePad Sound Editor Master's Edition for audio editing, Switch Sound Format Converter Plus Edition for file conversion and Express Burn Plus Edition for optical media burning. These products are also available as special bundle packages.

Standout Features

  • RecordPad can automatically send recordings via email or upload to an FTP server
  • MPEG Layer-3 encoding offers content of variable bit rates (from 8 to 320kbps) with optional crc error checking and joint stereo modes
  • Wave encoding at sample rates between 6000 and 196000Hz in PCM or many other codecs and bits.
  • RecordPad operations can be automated and integrated to run from other programs with powerful command line options

Audio Feed/Input Source

RecordPad supports audio feed/input from all sources by using the application default settings and the “Loop Cable” method.


RecordPad does not support rescheduling of a recording session. But voice-activated recording with a duration timer is available. This is very useful for automated voice recording, based on voice activation is required and recording storage space is limited.

Analog and digital ripping is supported, but with very limited functionality, as RecordPad is a standalone recording application. Plug-ins are required to perform edit, convert and burn functions. However, RecordPad does support AIFF, WAV and MP3 for saving a recording session.

Supported Formats

Recording session can be saved to AIFF, WAV and MP3 formats.

Ease of Use

RecordPad is very easy to use. The graphic user interface is well laid out for easy use as well as an aesthetic appeal.

Help and Support

Besides bundled help files, NCH Software's website features email support, FAQs, a forum and update support.

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