Total Recorder Standard Edition
Audio recording software that includes a VoIP recorder and streaming audio recorder.

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

Total Recorder Standard Edition provides basic functionality for recording, converting, and processing digital audio. For more advanced audio features, take a look at our Total Recorder Professional Edition. If you are also interested in capturing video, you should download the new Total Recorder VideoPro Edition. You can compare the different editions of Total Recorder using the Feature Comparison page.

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

Total Recorder Standard Edition Main Features:

  • Support for compressed and uncompressed RIFF-WAV, MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, APE formats. Additionally, under Windows 7 and above, AAC Audio within MOV (for playback only), MPEG-4, and 3GP containers is supported.

  • 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 VoIP (Voice over IP) calls or Internet-telephony conversations when using programs like Skype, Google Talk, Yahoo voice, MSN, etc. Both parties can be recorded in a VoIP conversation. For more information, see the Recording VoIP Calls and Internet-telephony Conversations Tutorial.
  • Record any sound passing through any line of your sound card. 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 the Recording Wizard to help you customize Total Recorder settings based on the sound you are going to record.
  • Record directly in any supported sound format. PCM, MP3, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, APE and any format provided by a system codec are supported. For more information, see the Selecting an Optimal Recording Format Tutorial.
  • Convert files between any of the supported audio formats. For more information, see the Sound Format Conversion Tutorial.
  • 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.
  • Normalize audio recordings to adjust the level of sound. Normalization of MP3 files is performed without re-encoding or any loss of quality.
  • Schedule playbacks or recordings using Total Recorder's powerful built-in scheduler. For more information, see Using the Scheduler Tutorial.
  • Export/import configuration settings and scheduled jobs is useful if you need to reinstall your system, move Total Recorder from one computer to another, or as a backup.
  • Perform general operations on playlists, such as add files to a playlist, rename files from a playlist using tag information, save a playlist, etc. Statistics, including the total duration and the total size for selected files in a playlist, can be displayed.

These are only some of the features of Total Recorder Standard 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 tr86se.exe and run it to install the no-cost evaluation version of Total Recorder Standard 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. For unlimited audio recording without the insertion of an audible noise, you must purchase a Total Recorder license.

Updating & Upgrading

Total Recorder Standard Edition Version 8.6 is available free of charge to purchasers of previous versions of the Standard 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 Standard Edition can upgrade to the Professional Edition or VideoPro Edition for an upgrade fee of $18.00 or $36.00 US respectively. Registered users of the Standard Edition should use this link to purchase the Professional Edition, at the upgrade price. Users of the Standard Edition should use this link purchase the VideoPro Edition, at the upgrade price.

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

If you are interested in audio recording, Total Recorder is worth a try!