Recording a meeting, or an interview online or on your hard disk? When recording online it often feels like black magic (pun intended) to getting the audio levels right. Unlike on proposer hardware recorders, there are rarely reliable meters that can assure you that your signals are clean and adjusted well so that your signal to noise ratio is optimal. On this site you can find a beautiful old fashioned standalone analogue VU Meter for monitoring recording levels, that can be installed straight on your desktop. On the same site you will also find other useful audio tools such as a resizable PPM style meter, capable of monitoring playback as well as recording levels; a tool to test for errors in MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and WavPack files; and a simple audio capture tool with timed recording and file splitting features, supporting direct encoding to Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WMA & WAV formats.
Free for Windows on http://www.vuplayer.com/