Government Digital Recording


Computer software for recording government meetings, replacing cassette recorders with digital technology.

Gov Recorder 9 delivers the latest digital technology in a software package that is easy to use, affordable, and runs on any Windows computer. Gov Recorder 9 software replaces aging cassette tape recordings systems with state-of-the-art digital recording.

Important meeting information can be recorded and accessed at any time from digital sound files. Recordings can be saved on any computer, shared on a network drive or copied onto CDROM. Gov Recorder 9 also includes a webcasting option that makes it easy to post recordings on a website for informing the public.

Managing information from government meetings is a significant organizational cost. Gov Recorder 9 digital recording software utilizes the latest advanced technology to reduce those costs while improving productivity and meeting effectiveness.

Increase efficiency while improving communication within the organization and with the public.
  • Capture meetings with digital clarity
  • Easy to learn and use
  • Produce minutes faster
  • Archive to CDROM and LAN
  • Annotate recordings by agenda item
  • Improve transcription accuracy
  • Deliver information efficiently
  • Use existing computing infrastructure
  • Option to webcast to the public when needed

SoniClear digital recording provides immediate benefits for a smoother running organization, serving the public with greater ease and efficiency. All of this is accomplished while reducing costs.

Easy Transition To Digital
Moving from cassette tape to digital recording is easy and intuitive for users.

Gov Recorder 9 software is designed to be easy to learn and use. All of the essential recording and playback operations are obvious from looking at the controls. Big buttons on the screen look like the buttons on a cassette recorder. Click the Record button to record, the Stop button to stop and the Play button to play. Anyone can switch from cassette recording to using Gov Recorder 9 in just minutes.

A wide range of governmental organizations use
Gov Recorder 9 for their meetings.

Gov Recorder 9 is used in government installations worldwide. The tangible benefits, affordability, and ease of implementation make Gov Recorder 9 the #1 choice for upgrading from cassette-based systems.

"Go Digital" to make the most efficient use of staff time and resources, while saving money.

Gov Recorder 9 improves the productivity of the entire organization. The software combines clear, digital recording with automation features designed specifically to enhance meeting information management. SoniClear Gov is easy to use and builds on existing computing resources.

Produce Minutes Faster

Producing accurate meeting minutes is much faster when working from a Gov Recorder 9 digital recording. The sound quality is dramatically better than tape, ensuring recall of every detail. Timestamped notes entered while recording make it easy to locate important sections of the meeting. Jump directly into the recording for working on detailed summaries without having to search through long cassette tapes.

Reduce Transcription Costs

The need for transcription of detailed meeting minutes is eliminated in many situations. Gov Recorder 9 can be used to create action minutes, with the audio recordings accessible electronically for retrieval of details. Staff time and outsourcing costs for transcribing recordings can be redirected to more productive tasks.

Digital Information Management

The digital recordings are stored on computers in standard-format files for processing like any other electronic document. The information can be backed up on CDROM disks or on central file servers. This simplifies management of recordings, and reduces storage costs. Confidential meetings can be recorded to an encrypted disk drive for complete control over access to sensitive information.

Deliver Recordings on CD and over the Web

Replace time-consuming cassette tape duplication with digital delivery. Gov Recorder 9 automatically formats recordings for storage on CD. Recordings can also be stored on a network server, and streamed to the public from an existing website.

Leverage Existing IT Resources

Keep control over costs by using existing computer hardware and network resources. Minimal support is required from the IT staff, and there are no outsourcing costs. With the simple installation of the Gov Recorder 9 software, anyone in the organization can record digitally.

Enhance communication within the organization and with
the public using advanced digital recording technology.

Gov Recorder 9 software supports communication between staff, management, elected officials and the public. By making important information available in a timely manner, the legislative process is streamlined. In addition, the ability to keep the public informed can lead to improved community relations and more effective public involvement.

Detailed Communication

An important layer of information is contained in the verbal "gestures" that exist in human speech. A literal transcription of the spoken word does not express those nuances. Gov Recorder 9 digital recordings capture the full range of information presented at meetings.

Enhanced Legislative Process

Gov Recorder 9 makes meeting information easily accessible to all involved parties. With the ability to recall sections of a meeting directly from an archive recording, participants can quickly review presentations and discussions, hearing firsthand the details that can be lost using only handwritten notes or personal recollection.

Tools for Management

The digital recordings allow for clear and accurate recall of all staff directives, discussion points, motions and votes. When questions arise, research is quick and easy with direct access to information from archives stored on the Local Area Network or on CDROM.

Gov Recorder 9 Features
Software features designed to meet the unique requirements of government.

Gov Recorder 9 is the ideal recording solution, meeting the needs of today's fast-paced government. Digitally record, manage, and store important meetings, using Windows laptop and desktop computers. Easy to install, learn, and use, Gov Recorder 9 can scale from individual use to entire organizations using existing computers.

  • Digital Recording
  • Tape Recorder Look and Feel For Easy Learning
  • Take Notes using Agenda and Markers
  • VoiceBoost Sound Enhancment
  • Optional USB Foot Pedal
  • One Click File Backup and Archiving
  • CD Export in Standard Audio CD and MP3 Formats
  • Free Player Program Displays Notes
  • LAN Archive Management
  • Webcasting Archive Management
  • Free Web Player based on Adobe Flash
  • Compatibility with All Major Web Servers, Browsers and Computers


Gov Recorder 9 digitally records to the computer disk drive using industry-standard audio files. VoiceBoost digital signal processing enhances the sound to ensure maximum clarity and intelligibility. While recording, the user has the ability to enter timestamped notes, highlighting sections of the meeting and important events. The resulting digital audio files can be stored on the local disk drive, CDROM, and network servers.


Notes entered during the meeting can be exported for use as action minutes. Notes also make it easy to locate sections requiring detailed transcription. With the optional hardware USB Foot Pedal, the software works like a standard transcription machine for hands-free control. Holding the pedal down plays the recording, and when the pedal is up, it stops and rewinds a few seconds automatically. The built-in Virtual Foot Pedal simulates the foot pedal action using keystrokes, without the need for an actual foot pedal.

CD Storage

Quickly produce standard audio compact disks for playback in any CD player, as well as MP3 CD format.

LAN Archive

Recordings can be saved to a digital archive for access from the local area network. This makes it easy for staff to listen to sections of a meeting directly from a computer, without having to request tapes or disks, and without having to install special software.

Web Archive

The recordings can also be webcast to the public from any existing website. No additional hosting software or services are needed. Also, any Windows, Macintosh or Unix computer can be used to listen to the recordings. The ubiquitous Adobe Flash browser plugin handles playback of the recordings on the computer (98% of computers already have Flash installed).

Run Gov Recorder 9 on Any Windows Computer

Gov Recorder 9 software runs on any Windows 7 or Windows 10 computer. Install the software, plug in a computer microphone and start recording. Gov Recorder 9 can also be purchased as a ready-to-use system including the computer.

Learn More
Read more about SoniClear Gov Recorder 9 on the website, or call SoniClear to speak to a pre-sales consultant about your requirements.