Recording Audio via DXKeeper Capture window

If you have a soundcard whose input is connected to your transceiver's audio output, you can use the Capture window to initiate and terminate the recording of an audio file in .wav format at 6K bytes per second.

The Capture window provides an Audio button between its Clear and Log buttons:

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/CaptureAudio.jpg

The icon present on this button indicates the current state of audio recording, and the action that will be taken when the button is next clicked:

Audio button icon

current state

action when clicked

action when CTRL-clicked

action when Shift-clicked

action when Alt-clicked

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioDisabled.jpg

Disabled

display the DXKeeper Audio Recording Configuration window

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioReady.jpg

Ready

start recording, new state: Recording

display the DXKeeper Audio Recording Configuration window

start recording, new state: Recording

start recording, new state: Recording

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioRecording.jpg

Recording

stop and save audio to file, new state: Recorded

stop and save audio to file, new state: Recorded

stop and save audio to file, new state: Ready

stop and discard audio, new state: Ready

http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioRecorded.jpg

Recorded

start playing the last recorded audio file

stop playback

new state: Ready

discard recorded audio file, new state: Ready

In the Recording or Recorded states,

To play the audio in a logged QSO's audio file item, either click in the item (in the Details panel on the Main window's Log QSOs tab), or right-click the QSO's entry in the Log Page Display and select the Play Audio command at the bottom.

Setup

  1. Display the DXKeeper Audio Recording Configuration window by CTRL-clicking the http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioDisabled.jpg or http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioReady.jpg button, or by clicking the Audio Recording Config button at the bottom of the Configuration window's General tab

  2. In the DXKeeper Audio Recording Configuration window

    1. check the Enable box to enable the Capture window's Audio button

    2. use the Soundcard selector to select the sound card connected to your transceiver's audio output

With Audio Recording enabled, you can also display the DXKeeper Audio Recording Configuration window by depressing the CTRL key while clicking the Capture window's http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioReady.jpg button.

Typical Usage Scenario

To record a DX station's response in case you'll need it for future reference,

  1. when the DX station responds to your call, start recording by clicking the http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioReady.jpg button

  2. at the end of the DX station's transmission, stop recording by clicking the http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioRecording.jpg button

  3. then,
    • to immediately discard the recorded audio, depress the Alt key while clicking the http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioRecorded.jpg button

    • to play the recorded audio, click the http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioRecorded.jpg button

    • to save the recorded audio without including the audio filename in the logged QSO's audio file item, depress the Shift key while clicking the http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioRecorded.jpg button; to save the recorded audio and include the audio filename in the logged QSO's audio file item, depress the Shift key while clicking the Log button

Additional Options

If the Automatically start and stop recording option is enabled in the DXKeeper Audio Recording Configuration window, DXKeeper will automatically record each QSO's audio and include the audio filename with the logged QSO:

If the Automatically delete QSO Audio file option is enabled in the DXKeeper Audio Recording Configuration window, deleting a QSO that specifies an audio file will delete that audio file.

To display the DXKeeper Audio Recording Configuration window, depress the CTRL key while clicking the Capture window's http://www.dxlabsuite.com/Wiki/Graphics/DXKeeper/AudioReady.jpg button, or click the Audio Recording Config button at the bottom of the Configuration window's General tab.

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RecordAudio (last edited 2018-07-05 00:46:46 by AA6YQ)