iSkysoft Audio Recorder is exactly what its name implies: a tool that enables you to record sound on your Mac. This feature-rich utility comes in handy if you wish to record songs from various music sharing websites, like Pandora, Grooveshark, Spotify, and many others. Additionally, you can use this application when you need to save the audio content from a microphone that's connected to your Mac.
The program features two main windows, one for recording audio content and another for managing the saved sound files. Both built-in tools are very simple to configure, so, you don't need much computer experience to handle iSkysoft Audio Recorder on your Mac.
Before starting any audio recording you need to configure several output settings. You can select the preferred output format (MP3 or M4A) and choose between two quality levels (256 or 320 kbps). The utility preserves the quality of the original audio and immediately exports the recordings to your local directories. What's more, it features an option to add the final audio files to your iTunes library.
You can add your own tags and cover art to the audio recordings. Unfortunately, the built-in option to search and add ID3 tags to the sound files doesn't always work.
Another thing I don't like is that the program lacks any audio editing options. For example, you cannot trim the recordings or add Fade-In or Fade-Out effects.
iSkysoft Audio Recorder is a simple, yet effective tool, that provides you with quality output files. It's worth buying it if you can get over the fact that it has several minor flaws.
- Intuitive interface
- Preserves the audio quality
- Lets you add info to the recordings (artist name, album, track name, etc.)
- Helps you burn recordings to CDs
- Comes with a built-in audio player
- Supports only 2 output formats (MP3 and M4A)
- It occasionally fails to identify the tracks
- Lacks audio editing options