Hey, so i was wondering if anyone knows of a program that will take the audio in from the mic but only start recording (saving the file to the computer) when sound is present, like the VOR feature on a lot of digital recorders. Thanks.

Hey thanks peppeop,

I didn't know Audacity could do that.

Ya :)
There is no release time though, so it can start to record at the set level, but it also stops when it goes below - it would have been nice having a release time too...

Remember, there will be a slight but obvious delay between the time the software notices that the sound level is sufficient to turn on the record function and the recording actually starts. Usually this will only be a syllable or two, but you will lose that syllable.

Hey, so i was wondering if anyone knows of a program that will take the audio in from the mic but only start recording (saving the file to the computer) when sound is present, like the VOR feature on a lot of digital recorders. Thanks.

Try Freecorder 4

Hey, so i was wondering if anyone knows of a program that will take the audio in from the mic but only start recording (saving the file to the computer) when sound is present, like the VOR feature on a lot of digital recorders. Thanks.

Google gives these answers:

http://www.soundrecorder.net/

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Other-AUDIO-Tools/All-Sound-Recorder-XP.shtml

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Audio-Editors-Recorders/Aktiv-MP3-Recorder.shtml

This is what I use. davee.com/scanrec

Scanner Recorder (Scanrec) is a free audio recorder that is primarily designed to record speech. It has a VOX control that allows the user to save disk space when no sound is present in the signal.

Digital Performer has this feature, but I would definitely look at the less expensive options first. Glad you asked, because now I'm getting great ideas for other programs, as well! :-)