Recording sound in Windows is very easy when you have the right software for the job. If you want no-nonsense audio recording experience then you can depend on AnyMP4 Audio Recorder which is able to record sound in Windows and save it as MP3, AAC, M4A and WMA format. It can record sound from multiple sources including the microphone, or the sound mixer in Windows.
It launches with a very simple and modern user interface from where you can select an audio source and then click on big REC button to start recording the sound. The recordings are saved in the user profile folder but that can be changed from the AnyMP4 Audio Recorder settings.
The user interface is very simple itself, but if you want it even simpler then you can switch it to the mini-mode. In the mini-mode, it just shows the audio source (system sound mixer and microphone) and the recording button. This is even simpler to use than the large user interface.
In the settings of AnyMP4 Audio Recorder, you can change the hotkeys for starting the recording and stopping the recording. There are hotkeys for pausing or resuming the recording as well. You can change the output folder where the recorded sound files are saved. There are four audio formats you can choose from WMA, MP3, M4A and AAC. The output quality can also be selected from lowest, low, middle to high, highest or lossless.
The program comes with a task scheduler of its own which can be used to automatically start recording at a pre-specified date and time. The program can be set to stop recording after a time duration or when file size exceeds a specific size. It can also auto-shutown your PC when the recording is finished.
You can download AnyMP4 Audio Recorder from https://www.anymp4.com/audio-recorder/.