Pistonsoft MP3 Audio Recorder is a simple-to-use yet powerful and feature-rich sound recording application. It is capable of capturing the sound from various sources, such as the one played through a connected microphone or such as online audio streams. The recorded sound can be saved to common audio files such as MP3, WAV or OGG. For each of these formats, individual parameters like the bit rate or the sample rate can be easily set up.
Its interface is not only simple, straightforward and intuitive, but also highly-customizable. There are plenty of skins provided by default. Display colors and various indicators can also be configured to your liking.
I also like its scheduling functions. With the help of these options, you can set the program to automatically record your favorite online radio shows at the scheduled time. A really interesting built-in Voice Activation System feature is also available, as well as silence detection that helps with the automatic splitting of the recordings into standalone audio files.
In an end note, Pistonsoft MP3 Audio Recorder is a nice alternative when you need a simple and effective tool to capture sounds from various sources.