Digital Recording for Courts and Hearings

Designed for Court Clerks, Hearing Officers and Judges

Court Recorder 9 records audio and video of legal proceedings, combining advanced digital recording technology with ease of use.

Whether recording courts, recording hearings, or any other formal administrative setting, Court Recorder 9 ensures the information is captured accurately and reliably.

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Easy to Use

Court Recorder 9 enables a court clerk, hearing officer, or judge to perform many of the important functions of a court reporter, ensuring an accurate record of events for later review and for appeals. No technical expertise is required.

For courts that employ digital court reporters or voice reporters, the software provides efficient support for the reporter to capture the audio and perform readbacks.

Convenient Case Review

The recording files are stored on the court network, CD, or disk drives. These archived recordings can then be accessed by judges and hearing officers at their convenience for review. Notes entered while recording can be used to jump to specific points details of each case, speeding up the review process.

Proven Reliability

Court Recorder 9 offers proven reliability. In government use for over fifteen years with tens of thousands of cases recorded.

Reliability starts with simple controls that ensure proper operation when recording. The positive feedback provided on the computer screen makes it clear when the system is recording properly, and there is an option to monitor audio quality while recording.

SoniClear also provides greater reliability in terms of hardware. Since the courtroom or hearing room computer is already being maintained by IT staff, the software recording process can be depended on every day. There are no delicate recording devices required (such as CD recorders). And with recordings stored directly on the computer, any problems associated with handling recording media are eliminated.

SoniClear provides ongoing development and dedicated technical support to keep reliability high for years of regular usage. To keep the software running at top performance, periodic software updates are released, ensuring long-term compatibility with Windows computers. SoniClear also works with court IT staff or IT consultants to provide tools for handling any hardware issues that might arise. For example, Court Recorder 9 includes an extra Backup Software License. If any problems occur with a computer, a backup computer can be preconfigured to run the software while the system is being repaired. This allows for near zero downtime without the reliance of external contractors.



Digital Audio Clarity

Court Recorder 9 digitally records to the computer disk drive using industry-standard MP3 or WAV audio files. Multichannel recording supports up to 12 independent microphone channels.



Improve Transcription Accuracy

The included Transcriber Live software provides full control of playback while transcribing. Notes entered during the session are displayed in sync with playback. Notes can also be exported to give to transcription services. VoiceBoost digital signal processing enhances the sound to ensure maximum clarity and intelligibility.



One Click File Backup and Archiving

While recording, the automatic backup option saves to an external disk drive or a network folder. Transcriptionists can access this backup in real time to get a head start on cases.

The LAN Archive feature makes recordings available for judges and hearing officers via the internal network, allowing for quick review.

Recording files can also be copied to CD or flash drives for providing to parties involved in the case.


Upgrading to Court Recorder 9 is Easy and Intuitive.


Court Recorder 9 runs on any Windows 7 or Windows 10 computer. To get started, install the software, plug in a computer microphone and start recording. Court Recorder 9 can also be purchased as a turnkey system, with the software installed and running on the computer.