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Easy Hi-Q Recorder, Version 2.5
By Roemer Software

For Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP, 98SE, ME, 2000

Easy Hi-Q Recorder is designed to be easy enough for any beginner to use, yet is loaded with powerful, high-quality features that will satisfy advanced and professional user's recording needs.

Easy Hi-Q Recorder will record any sound. Sounds are recorded directly to disk without using temporary files. The audio can be recorded to MP3, (CBR or VBR), WMA 9, (Windows Media Audio 9), WAV or OGG Vorbis. Each format has a wide variety of settings so that you can set your preferences for quality and file size. Easy Hi-Q Recorder records any audio that passes through your sound card.

Depending on the format chosen, the quality of the audio can be adjusted anywhere from
above CD, pro-quality stereo to low rate mono. All settings produce excellent sound quality even at the low settings which are suitable for streaming or saving disk space.

Some examples of what Easy Hi-Q Recorder can record are: any type of audio such as
streaming Internet radio, audio or video sounds from Windows Media Player, RealOne Player, Winamp, QuickTime or any other media player, games, etc. Record the sound from any Internet broadcast, audio or video, whether it's news, sports, music, talk radio or any format. Anything that can be heard from your speakers can be recorded.

You can record
live sound with a microphone. If you take a laptop with you, you can even use it to record meetings, classes, seminars or any event that's important to you.

If you're a musician, you can record your Midi, Synthesizer or Live compositions. Also create loops to add to your compositions made with Synthesizer software.

You can also convert any other type of media to any of the four digital formats by plugging any external device into your Line In jack. Convert records, tapes, CD's, radio, DAT, Mini-Disc, video tape sounds, T.V. sounds, video games, telephone or from any other external device.

You can record and save music that is ready to transfer to your Apple iPod, Rio, iRiver, Sony or any other portable MP3 music player! WMA, OGG and WAV are also supported in many portable players.

Version History:

Version 2.5 adds these new features:
Better compatibility and help for Windows 7 and Vista regarding sound setup.

Version 2.4

Runs on Windows 7 and Vista.

Adds "Hotkeys" or "Shortcut Keys" functionality to the main interface.

To use the Hotkeys , first make sure the recorder has focus , (which means: "is the currently selected and active program."). If a different program or Window has focus, the recorder's Hotkeys won't function.

Hold down the "Alt" Key plus the following letter keys to control these functions:

Version 2.2 adds these new features:
The ability to run on Microsoft Windows Vista.
A fix for 64 bit systems.
Updated Help file that explains more frequently asked questions, (FAQ's).

Version 2.0 is a major update that adds many powerful new features:

Added 48000 Hz, Professional Quality recording for WAV.
Added 48000 Hz, Professional Quality recording for WMA and VBR and many more WMA format selections.
More interface enhancements: easier dragging, remembers last position.
Keep on top feature.
Improved recording files and installer with better compression.
Auto-start with system startup, for scheduled recordings or power failures.
Timer fixes; some users occasionally experienced trouble with certain timer settings.
Corrected free disk space readout; sometimes showed the free space of the wrong drive.

Version 1.5 is a major update that adds many powerful new features:

A sound or voice activation feature that can automatically create new files for each new song or sound detected.
Automatic silence removal, that can remove streaming "buffering" pauses or monitor a room.
An Auto-Set record volume feature and record volume level preview.
An automatic file splitting feature that lets you create files that will fit on CD's or other media.
Support for multiple sound cards.
And, much easier to use built-in input source selection and recording volume controls.

Easy Hi-Q Recorder can also be used as a real-time, universal
audio file converter. Any type of audio or video sound file can be converted to MP3, WMA 9, OGG or WAV, regardless of the input file format. The audio files are not converted directly but can be recorded as they are played in real-time.

Easy Hi-Q Recorder also includes an audio
player that will play your recordings or open and play a large number of additional audio and video file types, (audio only). You can play sound from: MP3, WMA, WAV, OGG, AIF, AU, RAW, VOX, MPEG, MPPlus, AVI files and more.

Easy Hi-Q Recorder is designed to be very
easy to use. The interface features pop-up ToolTips, that can be turned on or off, that help guide you with each function. A pause function is included so that you can skip any unwanted portions of what you're recording. There's a timer to set your recording length or you can choose unlimited. There's also a built-in VCR-like timer so you'll never miss one of your favorite broadcasts again. You can set it to record once, daily or weekly.

You can select the
Minimize to System Tray function, which saves space on your Taskbar, and leave the recorder running and ready to record or play in the background.

There is a switchable, keep on top feature that keeps the recorder on top of all other Windows. There is also a selectable start recorder at system startup feature that comes in handy if you have scheduled recordings set or if there is a power failure. The recorder will also remember it's last position.

There are many indicators that show information that you need: recorded file size, available free space left on your hard drive, a play and record sound level meter, play and record time indicators, type and quality of recording, disk space that will be used for each type, automatic schedule settings, filenames and more.

File naming is
automatic. You never need to worry about any files being over-written. Easy Hi-Q Recorder will either automatically add the date and time to the filename or add a unique number to each name. All of your settings and directories used are automatically saved for your convenience.

Easy Hi-Q Recorder utilizes the cutting-edge technology of the L.A.M.E. Encoder, v.3.93 for MP3 recording. The latest high-quality Windows Media Audio 9 codecs are also included for WMA recording.

Copyright 2012, Roemer Software, Rick Roemer