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MacRecorder (HyperSound & SoundEdit) + Driver + Build Guide

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macrecorder.sit (1.29 MB)
MD5: 81956de90aaa18410f011392cc3ea71f
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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macrecdrv.sit (34.63 KB)
MD5: 438fa0dc197547bdd3ed019f12f5517a
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
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sound-input-device.hqx (83.31 KB)
MD5: 4ff9f791947467ad768581ce659b7291
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Mini vMac

Sound recording software for use with the MacRecorder system.

The MacRecorder device is a sound input interface for early Macintosh machines that plugged into a serial port (since early machines did not have a microphone port) created in 1985 by Michael Lamoureux.

SoundEdit, created by Steve Capps in 1986, was built to act as the software interface for the digitizer to edit very short audio samples that could fit in the compact Mac's RAM.

Quickly adopted by early versions of Director and Authorware, before Macromedia acquired the application and rebranded it with QuickTime and multimedia features as SoundEdit 16.

The first DL contains the original three 800K disk images with the software.
The second DL contains the driver for System 7 (ver 1.0.3) allowing the MacRecorder to be used system-wide by all applications.
The third DL contains the construction manual for a MacRecorder capable input device as the original Farallon MacRecorder grows hard to find. The files are in Claris MacDraw II format.


Requires HyperCard.


almightyM's picture
by almightyM - 2019, June 17 - 3:39pm

Just added the System 7 driver for the MacRecorder. Glad I found that on
Basically turns my IIci into a slow Quadra 700!
edit: also added a manual to build your own MacRecorder!

D2CA's picture
by D2CA - 2015, April 12 - 7:55am

I would! Please contact me from my website:

Thanks! Smile

macbikegeek's picture
by macbikegeek - 2015, January 30 - 3:54am

Anyone want the hardware for this software? Let me know - I have one.