EaseUS RecExperts

An easy-to-use screen recording utility to record and capture everything for any occasion.

  • Capture a full or a certain area on a PC screen
  • Record audio like system sound, microphone, or both
  • Catch the gameplay and upload it to YouTube/Vimeo/Dropbox

How to Record Any Audio Coming from Computer

Jane Zhou updated on Sep 27, 2020 to Screen Recording Utility | How-to Articles

How can I record audio from my computer, the sound from my system, or some web pages? 

Most of you may be bothered by such a situation in your daily life. Is it difficult to record audio from computer? Generally speaking, it's not tough work. You can easily capture the sound coming from your computer with some reliable audio recorder. In this article, we are going to show you four best solutions that we have found. No matter you are a Windows user or a Mac user, you can find your satisfied audio recorder here. 

You can find how to record audio on Windows 10 with ease.

How to Record Audio from Computer on Windows 10

For Windows users, there are a lot of methods to capture sound from PCs, but some may take a lot of time and money. To avoid this situation, in this part, we will introduce two free and useful audio recorder on Windows 10. One is EaseUS RecExperts, and the other is Audacity.

1. EaseUS RecExperts

EaseUS RecExperts is a professional audio recorder. With a few simple steps, you can easily capture any audio coming from your computer. Besides, this software also allows you to record your voice and the system audio at the same time, and eliminate all the annoying ambient noises easily. 

Apart from recording audio, you also can record your screen flexibly, capture your webcam, or record your favorite gameplay with this simple and intuitive Windows screen recorder.

Key features about EaseUS RecExperts:

  • Capture any audio and screen for any occasion
  • Enhance video with texts, lines, arrows, images while recording
  • Support to create recording tasks automatically
  • Save the recorded files for more than 10 formats, like MP4, WMV, MOV, etc.
  • Export your recording files to popular video platforms like YouTube directly

Next, let's see how to record audio from computer with EaseUS RecExperts

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts, you can choose one of the four main functions on the main screen. Here you need to click "Record Audio".

mainscreen of EaseUS RecExperts

Step 2. In the "System sound" setting, you can select the audio type you need to record, such as System sound, Microphone, System sound and microphone, and Record without audio. And then click the "REC" button to start recording.

select audio type

Step 3. When you finish recording, you will see your audio recording file in the video list, and then select the file and right-click it that you can compress, edit, share, and rename your audio file.

edit audio files

You also can click the "Open folder" button to find this audio file on your computer.

2. Audacity 

Audacity is a free and open-source audio recorder and editor, which is developed by a group of volunteers. With a simple and basic interface, this audio recorder not only allows you to record your voice but capture the internal sound of your computer with ease. Moreover, it offers some basic audio editing tools to cut, trim, or copy your audio. For common users, Audacity is a great choice to capture your computer 's system audio.

Step by step on how to record audio from computer:

Step 1. Set your system sound and right-click the speaker icon in the systems tray. Click "Sound" > "Recording" > "Stereo Mix" > "Enable" > "OK".

Record audio from computer by Audacity

Step 2. Launch Audacity and open the dropdown menu for the Audio Host. Then select Windows WASAPI and check the recording is the default device. If it is, you are now ready to record audio.

Record audio from computer with Audacity

Step 3. Click the red dot icon in Audacity and open the software or anything else that you want to record audio. 

Step 4. Once done, click the black square icon to stop the recording. Then you can go to the File menu and choose the "Export" button to save the recorded audio file. Here you can save the audio file in the format of MP3, WAV, and OGG.

Record audio from computer on Windows 10

How to Record Audio from Computer on Mac

For Mac users, it seems a little hard to record audio from computer, as it will let you record your computer audio with any of their built-in programs. Is there any solution to solve the problem? Of course yes!

In this section, we will show you a useful way to capture the system sound from your Mac with QuickTime Player and Soundflower. This method is absolutely free. So let's take a look.

Here is how to get internal audio from your Mac computer:

Step 1. Before capture audio from your Mac, download Soundflower and install it just like any third-party software. Then go to "System Preferences" and choose "Sound Preference". In the Input and Output tab, select Soundflower (2ch).

Record audio from computer on Mac

Step 2. Open QuickTime Player. Click "File" > "New Audio Recording". When the audio recording appears, click on the dropdward-pointing triangle to the right of the Record button and choose Soundflower (2ch). In the audio area, it offers you two options-High and Maximum. You can choose one of them based on your needs. 

Record audio from Mac computer with Quicktime Player

Step 3. When you are ready to record audio from the Mac computer, just click "Record". 

In the recording process, you can hear nothing from your Mac's speaker, as the audio is routed to Soundflower rather than your Mac's speakers. If you want to hear what you are recording, open Soundflowerbed located in your Application 's folder. Click on the new menu that appears in Mac's menu bar and choose the output you like to monitor from.

Step 4. When your recording completes, just click QuickTime Player's Stop button. Close the window to set a name and save it as an audio file. 

How to Record Audio from Computer Online

Chrome Audio Capture is a chrome extension that allows you to record any audio playing on the current tab. Multiple tabs can be captured simultaneously. All the recording files will be saved either .mp3 or .wav format. Also while recording audio, you have the option to mute tabs that are currently being captured. 

Note: currently captures are limited to 20 minutes because of Chrome memory constraints.

Record audio from computer online

Steps to record audio from computer online:

Step 1. Move to the chrome web store and add this tool to chrome.

Step 2. Click the Chrome Audio Capture to open it. When you are ready to capture the audio, just click on the "Start Capture" button.

Step 3. Once the capture is stopped or the time-limited is reached, a new tab will be opened for you to save and name your audio files. Make sure to save your files before choosing the tab, otherwise, the file will be lost.

Try: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrome-audio-capture/kfokdmfpdnokpmpbjhjbcabgligoelgp/related?hl=en

Conclusion

Now you have known how to record audio from your computer, no matter the Windows or macOS operating system you use. To grab audio from your computer, you just need to pick one of the audio recording software mentioned above based on your needs.

In consideration of the functions and practicability, we highly recommend EaseUS RecExperts. Using this recording software, you can capture any audio you like and save as an audio file with many common and popular formats, also, you can remove the background noise and enhance your audio quality. What 's more, if you sometimes need to record screen with audio, you also can work with EaseUS RecExperts. For this full-featured recording software, you can't miss it.

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