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Audacity is a free, open source software package for recording and editing sounds.
Supported operating systems:Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and more.
Also has plugin and effect support.
Fraps is a multifunctional tool mainly used for game benchmarking and video capture.
Shows how many Frames Per Second (FPS) you are getting in a corner of your screen. Save the statistics out to disk and use them for your own reviews and applications.
Video and screenshot capture.
Take screenshots with the press of a key.There’s no need to paste into a paint program every time you want a new shot. Your screen captures are automatically named and timestamped. Fraps can capture audio and video up to 2560×1600 with custom frame rates from 1 to 120 frames per second.