Total Recorder Professional Edition
Perform recording, converting, editing of sound. Capture Streaming Audio.

Features | How to obtain | Trial Version | System Requirements | Updating & Upgrading | Support

The Professional Edition provides many powerful functions for the recording, converting, editing, and processing of sound. If you want to have video capture features as well, download the new VideoPro Edition. With this edition, you can record from any combination of video and audio sources. To compare different editions of Total Recorder, proceed to the Feature Comparison page.

Note. The Total Recorder Add-ons greatly extend the functionality of Total Recorder. For more information refer to the Add-ons page.

Total Recorder Professional Edition Main Features:

  • Record directly in any supported sound format. PCM, MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, APE and any format provided by a system codec are supported. Under Windows 7 and above, AAC Audio within MOV (for playback only), MPEG-4, and 3GP containers is also supported. In addition Professional Edition provides support for a number of high-quality stereo formats (PCM - up to 192kHz 24bit and float, FLAC - up to 192kHz 24bit, WMA Lossless - up to 96kHz 24bit, and formats provided by the Windows Media Audio Professional codec). For more information, see the Selecting an Optimal Recording Format Tutorial.
  • Record streaming audio or local audio files reproduced by other programs, such as Windows Media Player, iTunes, etc., without using special lines of your sound board and without a loss of quality due to redundant conversions from digital to analog to digital. People using screen readers may set the program not to record their output. Additional options are available. For more information on audio recording, refer to the Recording an Internet Broadcast Tutorial and the Recording an Output of Another Software on a Computer with a Screen Reader Tutorial.
  • Record any sound passing through any line of your sound card with the ability to listen to audio being captured. For example, you can record sound being played back by an external program, or sound from a microphone, an external LP, cassette, CD/DVD player, AM/FM/Satellite radio, etc. For more information, see the Recording from an External Device tutorial.
  • Use Total Recorder as a VoIP recorder to record both parties of a VoIP (Voice over IP) calls or an Internet-telephony conversation when using programs like Skype, Google Talk, Yahoo voice, MSN, etc. For more information, see the Recording VoIP Calls and Internet-telephony Conversations Tutorial.
  • Background record (i.e. capture streaming audio) an Internet-broadcast in MP3, WMA and Ogg Vorbis formats. This feature allows you to do the following:
        Capure streaming audio (an Internet broadcast) in their original format without decoding and re-encoding.
        Record without using an external player.
        Extract track information from a stream.
    You can also slow down or speed up the playback of an Internet broadcast.
  • Convert files to any supported format (including on the fly converting while recording). For more information, see the Sound Format Conversion Tutorial.
  • Edit sound files using a built-in sound editor. This built-in sound editor allows you to cut, trim, and join your recordings. Editing can be performed using a visual representation of the sound or using clipboard operations. All editing functions are performed without decompressing/recompressing to preserve sound quality and save time.
  • Use the time shift feature to listen to the recorded sound while a recording is being made. While listening, you can move anywhere within the recorded part of the sound stream and start playback. recording
  • Split recordings on separate clips. You can indicate that the sound being recorded will be split on separate clips during the recording. File tags can be created automatically.
  • Split recordings on separate files. You can indicate that the sound being recorded will be split into separate files during recording based on different conditions (size, duration, low sound level, etc.). Splitting an existing recording can also be done. For more information, see the Splitting and Tagging Files Tutorial.
  • Use Cue-sheet files. Total Recorder lets you create cue-points, which can be used for splitting a file afterwards. These cue-points can be created manually, for example to make a bookmark in a sound file. Or they can be created automatically during a recording session (based on pause reduction, changes of the clip information in an external player, etc.) or while capturing streaming audio and information about a track changes.
  • Create and edit file tags. Total Recorder can work with file tags for any of the supported media formats. Tags can also include artwork and the recording's start time with the ability to display this timestamp.
  • Play a media file at a slower or faster speed than normal while optionally preserving the original tone.
  • Schedule playbacks or recordings using Total Recorder's powerful built-in scheduler. For example, you can schedule a recording and use a stop condition such as an absolute time, a duration, the absence of a sound signal, and so on. The scheduler includes many other options. For more information, see Using the Scheduler Tutorial.
  • Normalize recordings to adjust the level of sound. Normalization of MP3 files is performed without re-encoding or any loss of quality.
  • Perform general operations on playlists, such as merge multiple files in a playlist, rename files from a playlist using tag information, save a playlist, etc.
  • Favorites are supported by Total Recorder. Favorites provide a faster and more convenient way to open a file, playlist, or URL. You can organize your Favorites list, use predefined sample links, and export and import Favorites.
  • Put your computer in standby or hibernate mode when an automatic job completes.
  • Perform batch processing. You can use batch processing to convert, normalize, split, rename, tag, change speed, apply add-ons, or perform other operations on multiple files. For more information, see the Batch Processing Tutorial.
  • Save an audio file with a different speed than the speed with which it was recorded. This can be useful, for example, when you have recorded a news transmission and you want to listen to the recording at a faster speed.

These are only some of the features of Total Recorder Professional Edition. For more information, refer to the program's Help or the PDF-documentation.

How to obtain Total Recorder

Generally, the steps you should take to buy Total Recorder are as follows:

  • Download and install a no-cost evaluation copy of the program to make sure it addresses your requirements and runs properly on your PC.
  • Try the product. We have prepared a FAQ-page and a number of tutorials to help you achieve your goals faster. Free and fast technical support is provided even with the no-cost evaluation version of our products.
  • You must purchase a registration from us. Please refer to the purchase page on our web site for the various payment options.
  • We will send you an email with a registration code.
  • You plug the registration code into the evaluation version and you will then have a fully functioning version of the program.

Trial Version

You can download tr86pe.exe and run it to install the no-cost evaluation version of Total Recorder Professional Edition. The evaluation copy is a fully functional version of the program with the exception that an audible noise will be inserted about every 60 seconds throughout each recording you make, and you cannot process more than three files during batch processing. For unlimited use of Total Recorder, you must purchase a Total Recorder license.

Updating & Upgrading

Total Recorder Professional Edition Version 8.6 is available free of charge to purchasers of previous versions of the Professional Edition. To update your version of Total Recorder, please download the latest version of Total Recorder and install it on the top of the existing install. If you install Total Recorder version 8.6 over version 6.x, 7.x or 8.x, all of the Total Recorder settings and registration information are preserved.

For a limited time only, licensed users of Total Recorder Professional Edition can upgrade to the VideoPro Edition for an upgrade fee of $18.00 US. Registered users of the Professional Edition should use this link to purchase the VideoPro Edition at this price.

When you upgrade, the installation of the VideoPro Edition will remove the Professional Edition from your PC. If you evaluate the VideoPro Edition and decide not to purchase it, you must re-install the Professional Edition and specify your Professional Edition registration key. Your registration key for the Professional Edition cannot be used for the VideoPro Edition.

Technical Support

Free and fast technical support is provided even with the no-cost evaluation version of our products. If you encounter a problem that is not listed in either the Total Recorder Help (Troubleshooting section) or in the FAQ, e-mail us at If you have any suggestions regarding our programs, please do not hesitate to contact us.

System Requirements

Total Recorder Professional Edition requires: a sound card and a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows XP (SP2 or later), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. If you want to use Total Recorder with an older operating system, please follow this link.