Using n-track at work

Is this legal?


I have registered the 24bit version for home use. How do I stand if I wish to use this at work?

I understand that it can be used on multiple PC’s for one user, but does anyone know if it causes problems because it’s a place of business.

Quick background:

Supervising on a help desk it’s necessary to record agents calls every now and then. Everyone else uses ancient cassette recorders that don’t work very well, then they spend ages forwarding and rewinding to find where the conversation starts. For my own ease I would rather record on the PC, and I found out about windows sound recorder’s 60 second limit today.

Believe me, if I think for a second I can get work to pay for a 16bit registration then I will make sure it happens. It’s not likely though.

And this way, I get to have n-track on my PC to play with when I am bored. :)

All advice much appreciated. I do realise this is a vulgar use of our favorite recording software!



It should be legal (not too sure), but I would look at something like audacity for single (phone line) recording sessions.


Quote (Wihan Stemmet @ May 29 2006,11:04)
It should be legal (not too sure), but I would look at something like audacity for single (phone line) recording sessions.


Maybe that's my solution.

I will take a look.

If it's free and simple enough for me to show to other people to use, then maybe I can drag them into 2006 and we can ditch the tapes.

Quote (Razorback @ May 29 2006,11:08)
... then maybe I can drag them into 2006 and we can ditch the tapes.


Always a good thing !

Good luck


Wrong topic. :O :cool:

E-mail Flavio and ask. He is the sole decider.


n-Track Studio is shareware. This means:
1. All copyrights to n-Track Studio are exclusively owned by the author - Flavio Antonioli.
2. Anyone may use this software during a test period of 40 days. Following this test period of 40 days or less, if you wish to continue to use n-Track Studio, you must register.
3. Once registered, the user is granted a non-exclusive license to use n-Track Studio on one computer, for any legal purpose, at a time. The registered n-Track Studio software may not be rented or leased, but may be permanently transferred, if the person receiving it agrees to terms of this license. If the software is an update, the transfer must include the update and all previous versions.

4. The n-Track Studio unregistered shareware version, may be freely distributed, provided the distribution package is not modified. No person or company may charge a fee for the distribution of n-Track Studio without written permission from the copyright holder.
5. n-Track Studio is distributed “as is”. No warranty of any kind is expressed or implied. You use at your own risk. The author will not be liable for data loss, damages, loss of profits or any other kind of loss while using or misusing this software.

All rights not expressly granted here are reserved by Flavio Antonioli.
6. Installing and using n-Track Studio signifies acceptance of these terms and conditions of the license.

7. If you do not agree with the terms of this license you must remove n-Track Studio files from your storage devices and cease to use the product.

Thank you for using n-Track Studio,
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There it is…what ever it means. :)

Most licenses these days let you install to your main desktop and your laptop (or other computer, like your work machine). Not all. This wasn’t an issue years ago, but since there are so many laptops and multiple machine owners out there I’ve seen licenses include text that says it’s OK to install on multiple machines as long as they are used by just the original licensee and not used at the same time. I’ve also seen license that explicitly say that is prohibited (must uninstall the other copy before installing on another machine) or include copy protection-registering schemes that prevent it.

I agree with Bubba. Ask Flavio.


I don’t know about the legal situation where you are, but it is illegal in the UK to record a conversation without all parties being aware of it. Hence the usual “Calls may be recorded for training purposes” rider you often hear.


Thanks for the advice people.

For the poster above, you are quite right and we are covered on that. There is not an announcement for each caller, but it’s government business and those calling us are bound by their own contracts. Besides, that’s the companies worry and not mine… and they are not great by my opinion but are pretty #### huge. If the managers really are asking us to record conversations without checking their details then they deserve all they get. :)

Anyway, I will mail Flavio as you guys have suggested. Probably should have to begin with I guess, but then we all know he is busy and I don’t like to bother him. Guess he will let me know one way or the other though.

Will still check audacity, as it seems a terrible abuse of n-track to record low quality single wav files with it.

Hope you guys didn’t mind me clogging the forum with this too much.

Take care all of you. :)

I’d say that using your license for a limited trial at the office would be OK (just to see if it would do what you need it to do), but if you’re going to actually distribute it to the others and incorporate it in to the business, you’d be duty-bound to buy the appropriate license. Given the remarkably affordable price of N-Track, your office really ought to spring for its own copy.

That said, Audacity would probably be a lot simpler to set up and run for non-recording-junkies…

I also supervise in a call center - I manage the team that records agent calls for monitoring purposes, and I record calls too.

We’re using AdmireSoft’s Super MP3 Recorder Pro, with a Radio Shack adapter out of a phone patched into the mic jack of a PC.

I also use nTrack and Audacity at home, and I can tell you that the AdmireSoft program has some nice features that neither of those will give you, and it leaves a fairly small footprint.

nTrack is too big and has waaaay more stuff than you’ll ever need.
Audacity is smaller, but doesn’t have all the functions that Super MP3 Pro does - such as
* scheduled recording (starts and stops at a specific date and time)
* write direct to MP3
* choose default filename format (I use the default setting, which includes the exact date and time the recording began, very useful for organizing MP3’s of agent calls)

And no, I DON’T work for AdmireSoft :p