If you have successfully installed SoundTap then you are ready to make your first recording.

Your First Recording

Follow these steps to make your first SoundTap recording:


Alternatively, you can start SoundTap recording before playing any audio sources. SoundTap will continue to listen for audio sources, but will not actually commence recording until an audio source is started.

Viewing Your Recordings

To view recordings click on the button labeled Find and Play. SoundTap will display a window which you can use to browse your file system for recorded files. It will also allow you to play, edit, rename and burn your recordings. For more information please see the help section on Find and Play.

Recording a VOIP conversation

SoundTap is perfect for recording VOIP conversations - such as those conducted with programs like Express Talk or Skype. Because SoundTap can record an audio stream with perfect digital reproduction, your recording will be exactly as you heard it.

In order to record a VOIP conversation you must check the Also record from microphone check box. This will ensure that you record the caller and the callee.

Note that SoundTap cannot record from the microphone unless it is also recording an audio stream.

Running SoundTap from the System Tray

By selecting SoundTap-->Close to tray from the SoundTap menu you are able to leave SoundTap open and recording in the background.

The SoundTap icon will appear in the system tray while SoundTap is running in the background without cluttering up your taskbar. You can right click this icon to reopen SoundTap.

Running SoundTap from the command line

You can run SoundTap from the command line with several options. This is useful if you plan to use the windows scheduler facility to record. Available options are: