MP3 Recorder Studio is able to record directly to MP3, as its name suggests. This feature saves your disk space (because no large WAV files are created) and your time (as you don’t need to convert WAV to MP3 later). However, if you want to record WAV, the program can be easily set to this format.

Record to MP3

This option is used by default.

To set quality of output files, click “Change” near the current format description:

Click Change to set output quality for recorded audio

A small window will appear, offering you a possibility to switch to WAV and to set format options. If you have used WAV previously, you may need to switch back to MP3.

Select parameters from the drop down menus

Here you can set mode (Stereo or Mono), frequency (also known as sample rate), and bitrate. “Bits” refers only to WAV, so it is not available. The scope of bitrates and frequencies will satisfy even most demanding users: it encloses all possible for MP3 variants. Select preferred mode, frequency, and bitrate from drop down menus. Click “OK” to close the window and start using new settings.

Record to WAV

Click “Change” near the current format description on the main window:

Click Change to set output quality for recorded audio

A small window will appear. Switch “Output format” option to WAV:

Pick out preferred settings from drop down menus

All other parameters can be set by selecting appropriate values from drop down menus. “Bitrate” option is not applicable to WAV, so it is grayed out. Other parameters, including mode (stereo or mono), frequency, and “bits” are common to WAV and can be used in their usual intervals.

Click “OK” button to confirm your changes and start using new settings.

If you use MP3 Recorder Studio to convert protected audio into usual MP3, you should make sure that sound from your microphone doesn’t go to speakers. In this case you will avoid unwanted sounds and get the same quality as by original file.

It is possible to control recorded sound using built-in player. You can also set MP3 Recorder to skip silence, or to start new file after a given amount of time.