The sound recorder allows you to record your speaker's output, and thus sources like YouTube or similar.
Do one of the following to open up the recording panel:
The recording panel will be displayed:Start recording by clicking on . The record button becomes red: The peak meter is filled with a colored bar to indicate the current loudness of the recording. Click on to finish recording. Soundpad will encode the recording and add it to your sound list. Click on to open the recorder preferences.
You can choose M4A or WAV (MP3, FLAC or other formats may join this list in the future, but for now it's only the two).
Specify where your recordings shall be added in the sound list. You can choose between Beginning and End.
This option is highly recommended, because the sound output on your speakers or headphones is amplified. The digital audio representation in the audio processing can be much lower than the perceived output. Recordings can be very quiet if this option is disabled.
The default value is 89 dB. This value equals -23 LU, which is the suggested standard by the EBU 128 audio normalization recommendation. Higher values than 99 dB are not recommended, because they're very close to the limit and will lead to clipping and noticeable distortion.
When enabled, beginning and ending silence is removed from new recordings.
This is a protection setting to avoid recording indefinitely. You can remove it by setting it to 0. The default value is 300 (5 minutes).
Long recordings are buffered on the hard drive in the %TEMP%-directory. The buffered data is uncompressed and requires a lot of disk space. If the maximum recording time is disabled, and you don't finish a recording yourself, then Soundpad will continue to record until the disk runs out of space.
You can define special hotkeys to start and stop recording. This is helpful if you want to record a sound while running exclusive fullscreen games or applications.
Learn more: Special Hotkeys
The notification sound can be changed or disabled at File ▶ Preferences ▶ Notifications ▶ Recorder.