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How to Record Voice on Mac Easily and Quickly

Jane Zhou Updated on Jul 08, 2021|   min read

Have you ever thought about recording important information with your own voice, which is much faster than typing it down? If you have thought about this, you may need a voice recorder to help you. A voice recorder can record each and every word you said in front of it, and you may listen to it later to get the information back to your mind. To show you how to record voice on Mac, we give you this tutorial. In this essay, you will learn how to record voice on Mac with the built-in or a third-party program. Besides, we give you the steps of recording voice on Windows with an effective recorder in case you need to record your voice on Windows someday.

Part 1. How to Record Voice on Mac with RecExperts for Mac

Whether you want to capture the microphone or record internal audio on Mac, EaseUS RecExperts can help you achieve your goal without any hassle. To capture the audio, you only need to click on "Audio", select the audio sources, and then hit the "REC" button to begin your recording. 

Moreover, it also an excellent screen recorder without watermark, which will leave no watermark on your recorded video files even you are using the free version. This screen capture enables you to capture any area on your Mac, and if needed, you also are able to capture your iOS devices' screen via Mac in minutes.

Key Features:

  • Record screen with audio on Mac 
  • Make GIFs or full HD videos with ease
  • No watermark on your recordings
  • Capture the system sound without downloading or installing other software

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts and choose the "Audio" option on the main interface.

Launch EaseUS RecExperts

Step 2. Click on the microphone icon to select the audio type you want to capture, such as Microphone only, System Sound only, or both at the same time.

select the audio sources

Step 3(optional). You can click on the Clock icon to create a scheduled recording and choose your audio recording duration based on your needs. Next, click "Done" and then choose the Red circle button to start your recording.

Set the recording task

Step 4. When you are going to stop recording, you can click on the circle with a red square button to complete the recording. Then you will see the recorded audio file on your Mac computer.

Export the audio recording

Part 2. Free Software to Record Voice on Mac

There are many free programs that can record your voice on your computer with more file-editing functions. We listed three effective audio recorders below.

Tool 1. Voice Memos

Mac has an inbuilt voice recorder called Voice Memos. It can record your voice with great convenience. When the recording is completed, you may listen to your voice memos on any device where you're signed in using the same Apple ID. The recorded audio file will be saved with the name of your location (if "Location-based naming" is selected in preferences) or with the name "New Recording". You can also select it to play or make edits, such as renaming or trimming. After editing, you can use the audio file as a memo, as a message to others, etc. In order to show you how to use this tool, we give you a detailed tutorial below.

voice memos

Step 1. In the Voice Memos app on your Mac, click the "Record" button (or use the "Touch Bar").

Step 2. To pause, click the "Pause" button. To continue, click "Resume".

Step 3. When you finish recording, click "Done" in the lower-right corner.

Top 2. QuickTime Player

Most Mac computers come with a built-in microphone, but if desired, you can purchase a microphone separately and achieve better quality with a high-end studio microphone. If you do have to purchase a microphone separately, you will first have to configure the mic so it can work with your Mac computer. With QuickTime, the file you save will be an MP4 file. This format can be played on a variety of devices, which include: iPad, iPhone, iTunes, Windows, and most Smartphones. Now, let's get started with some basic audio recording on your Mac.

quicktime record microphone

Step 1. Launch QuickTime and look for the "File" menu.

Step 2. Select "New audio recording". Before recording, you can change the settings for this new recording by using the arrow next to the red "Record" button.

Step 3. Change from the built-in mic to the external mic to record your voice.

Step 4. Press on the red "Record" button to start recording from your microphone. Once you are finished with your recording, press the red button again to stop.

Step 5. A new window will open, where you can save your recording by entering the file name.

Top 3. GarageBand

GarageBand is one of the easiest ways to create a great-sounding song on your Mac. You can easily shape the sound of any instrument in the Sound Library with Smart Controls. You may control GarageBand and play any software instrument wirelessly on your iPad using the Logic Remote app. After recording, you can save your audio files where you want to put them. Note that it requires macOS 10.13.6 or later.

garageband

Step 1. Find the line-in port, which is basically located on the right side of the MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, usually right next to the USB port. Take your microphone jack and plug it into the port.

Step 2. Click on the "Apple Menu" button and select "System Preferences", then click on "Sound". Then choose the line-in as your input sound device. Make sure your volume is set high enough to be recorded.

Step 3. Start your media software so you can begin recording. In GarageBand, click on "Preferences" and choose to record the microphone.

Step 4. Press the "Record" button to start a new audio recording. Once you finished recording, just press the "Record" button again or click the "Stop" button. You can edit the file recorded before you save it to your computer.

Conclusion

To sum up, you can achieve your goal of recording your voice on Mac in various ways. Inbuilt and third-party programs can all help you with this. Here we recommend you to choose EaseUS RecExperts. This software is capable of recording audio with different types of sound, and you may even save the recorded file as six file extensions. You don't have to worry that the audio file can't be played on your computer. To download this program, click the button below.

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author Jane Zhou

Jane Zhou

Jane is an experienced editor for EaseUS focused on tech blog writing. Familiar with all kinds of video editing and screen recording software on the market, she specializes in composing posts about recording and editing videos. All the topics she chooses are aimed at providing more instructive information to users.

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