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Searching For Audio Recording/Playback Software For My Radio Scanner

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trunktracking

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I would like to learn what software everyone is using to record scanner transmissions, to quickly replay the address of a dispatch that is missed because of background noise or multiple scanners all talking at once.

My goal is to find a simple piece of software that would allow me 'quick playback' of recent transmissions, similar to the feature found on the Uniden Home Patrol 1.

Thanks In Advance,

WX4ADX
 

rbm

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I've used ScanRec Pro for years.
It's a good program.
There's a free version available: Scanner Recorder Home Page

Also, I have an online feed here on RR.
I monitor that so I can keep the feed quality up.

That online feed has a 20-30 second delay which is like 'instant playback' on EVERYTHING.

Rich
 
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I use VoxtoFile, its simple, older and I use it for just what you said. A majority of guys here use more up to date programs but I find them more time consuming and harder to set up. I have the Vox folder on my desktop so once I hit the close (stop rec) button; I have access to the file immediately. I just open and play. Vox time stamps and will play back too. I just don’t do this because I’m already recording with it again.

Audacity is another program used. I was never able to get it to work for what I needed. It’s a very good program and I still use it to edit all my audio files.
 

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Has anyone had any success with the basic Scanner Recorder software? I can't seem to find the option to point it to my soundcard. I can hear my scanner just fine through my computer speaker.

I want to park a spare radio on a single channel for research, and I just need something really easy. I lost my RecAll registration, unfortunately...best regards..Mike
 
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I've been using Windows Media encoder set up to record to a file.

I would also recommend getting a copy of Adobe Audition 3.0 this software has an amazing array of tools for audio editing, restoration and noise removal.
 

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Mike:
On XP, had to go to the Audio control > Recording properties and change recording input from Mic in to Line in..This on an older Dell laptop with built in ESS Maestro sound hardware.
 

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Are you guys using Windows 7? I am having trouble with my computer recording stuff. I have a sound card built into my motherboard. Are you guys using a separate sound card to record?
 
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