Max Recorder Quick Start Guide
This guide shows how to use the YouTube Wizard to record YouTube
music videos and also how to
use the main Max Recorder panel to record songs from Spotify, Pandora
and all other media players.
1. Install Max Recorder
Max Recorder can be installed on any Windows
10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 or Windows Vista PC:
2. Start Max Recorder
To start Max Recorder, double-click the Max Recorder desktop icon:
Or, select it from your Windows Start menu:
Start → Programs → Max Recorder → Max Recorder
The Max Recorder main program panel as
shown below will then start and is ready to begin recording.
3. Using the YouTube Wizard
Click the YouTube Wizard button at the
bottom of the Max Recorder page to open the Wizard as shown below.
Artist Selection - click in the Search
field at the top and enter a band name, in this case The Beatles was entered. Note that
a powerful Auto Complete feature makes it easy to quickly find the 10,000 most popular bands but over
250,000 of the most popular artists worldwide are available for selection.
After you select an artist their songs are displayed in order of popularity with the most popular song
at the top.
Song Selection - After you select a band, click on each song you wish to record or just
click the Select button to select all the songs.
Now click the Start button to begin the
Playback and Recording process.
During recording if you hear a song you don't want to record, just click the Next
button to skip to the next song
As each song is recorded it is shown in the Recorded
Track List in the main Max Recorder panel.
Saving your Recordings - click either the
Save button in the Wizard panel or the Save To button in the main Max Recorder
Then follow the instructions to quickly save all your recordings either as MP3 files or
directly into iTunes.
4. Recording from Spotify, Pandora and all other music services and players
You can record songs from Spotify, Pandora and all
other media players and browsers and any other PC audio by using the main Max Recorder
panel shown above.
If the YouTube Wizard panel is open, close it by clicking on the X in its upper right
Then to begin recording, simply start audio playback with any desired media player, browser, or video
player. Max Recorder will automatically begin recording the audio, as indicated by both the moving
meter bars and the elapsed time display that shows the length of the current recording.
When that track has completed, Max Recorder will
automatically recognize the end of that track even if another track begins playing. As shown below Max
Recorder then stores the completed track in the Recorded Tracks list and begins
recording the next track that begins playing. Note that the stored track uses a temporary name based on
the current time and date.
5. Rename recorded tracks
You can now provide the correct track info for a recorded
track by clicking on it to highlight it and then clicking the Rename button. As shown
below a dialog appears where you can enter the Track Title, Artist Name, and additional track info.
6. Save recorded tracks
When you have a track you want to keep permanently,
highlight that track and click the Save To button. As shown below a
dialog will appear that will allow you to save that track either directly to an MP3 file or to save it
directly into iTunes so you can easily load it on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. The Save dialog
also lets you enter the desired track information.
When saving to iTunes, the track will automatically appear
in your Recently Added playlist in iTunes, making it easy to find your new
Max Recorder recordings.
7. Play recorded tracks
You can play recorded tracks by highlighting them and then
clicking on the Play button at the bottom of Max Recorder (shown below), or by just
double-clicking on them. Keep in mind that playing a track in Max Recorder will temporarily disable
recording so its best to wait until you are done recording before playing your tracks.
8. More features
As we've mentioned, Max Recorder automatically segments
tracks into individual recordings that you can then selectively listen to and save permanently. There is
also an option in Max Recorder to hide short recordings so they don't appear in the Recorded
list. Short recordings typically appear between track recordings, and by clicking on
the Hide Short Files
check box you can keep these recordings from being displayed
in the list, making it easier to find the recordings that you wish to keep permanently.
are additional options and methods that can be used with Max Recorder. For full information on these
please refer to the additional guides available on the Support