Kat MP3 Recorder 4.7.0

The Kat mp3 recorder is easy to use and enables you to record sound and voice right on your desktop.

  • Category:

    Audio Recorders

  • Version:

    4.7.0

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    5.8 (28)

KAT MP3 Recorder is a Windows application that records audio streams to MP3.

PC users seeking a program that will record any sound that they can hear on their computer to MP3 and other formats should consider KAT MP3 Recorder. This is a versatile sound engine that is packed into a polished application with a well-organized user interface. KAT MP3 Recorder is freeware, and you can create your MP3 files with no costs, royalty considerations or other obligations.

You can use KAT MP3 Recorder to rip MP3 files from an audio CD, but that is just about the most basic way that you can use this program. What is impressive about this suite is that you can record from practically any source to which your PC has access. The program even enumerates these various physical and virtual devices. Even if you are not entirely sure which device is a hosting the audio stream you want, you can usually find it with just a few seconds of trial and error.

That developer GoodKatShare named the program KAT MP3 Recorder undersells what this program does to a degree. Sure, it gets to the point, but people considering the program may not realize that is not limited to MP3. It can record into a lossless format like WAV and also supports other compressed audio formats like AIFF, AU, OGG, VOX and WMA.

About the worst thing we can say about KAT MP3 Recorder—and we are nitpicking a bit here—is that the user interface is garish. This was originally created when Winamp skins were still cool and has not aged well at all. Although it looks like a skin, you cannot reskin it—at least not easily.

Still, if you can look past the colors and styling, the UI is well-organized and informative. Everything you need is right there. You will never have to dig, and you can set up some rather complex recording sessions with just a few button presses. There are certainly more sophisticated recording suites out there, but if you want a free option, then KAT MP3 Record is worth a look.

Pros

  • Versatile sound engine
  • Records from virtually any source
  • Supports much more than just MP3

Cons

  • UI aesthetics

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