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How to Record Audio from PC in 4 Easy Methods

Vanessa Chiang Updated on Jul 07, 2021| min read

"How can I record audio from my computer?"

Many people ask this kind of question recently. But, generally speaking, recording audio on PC is very simple. If you want to solve this problem, you can find your desired solution on this page. Here we will share with you 4 easy-to-use audio recorder for Windows, and provide step-by-step tutorials to assist you in completing the task. 

How to Record Audio on PC with Voice Recorder

Video Recorder is a pre-installed tool on Windows 10 PC, which means you can capture sound on your PC directly. However, this audio capture software only supports recording your own voice. If you want to grab the internal sound or do screen recording activities, you can try other tools below. 

That steps of recording audio on PC using Voice Recorder:

Step 1. Open the Windows, and search the Voice Recorder, click it and open this tool. The microphone is enabled by default.

If it's not turned on, you can tab search button to search "Setting" > "Microphone privacy settings" > "Voice Recorder" to turn it on.

Video recorder microphone setting

Step 2. Click the "Record" button on the left of the main screen, or use the shortcut key "Ctrl + R" to start recording audio.

Step 3. when you finish recording, you just click the "Stop" button and then click the "Rename" to edit the audio name, in the end, to save on your computer. And you also can share your audio recording file for Mail.

How to Capture Sound from PC with EaseUS RecExperts

EaseUS RecExperts is a versatile screen and audio recorder. It allows capturing both microphone and system sound on your Windows computer, or record the sound separately.

Apart from a voice capture program, it also can satisfy your screen recording needs. This Windows screen capture lets you grab your screen, webcam, gameplay, and even conference meetings flexibly. Once done, it offers lots of editing tools for you to modify your recordings. Now try it to explore more stunning features!

How to do audio recording from PC:

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

mainscreen of EaseUS RecExperts

Step 2. You can select the sound source by clicking on the bottom left button. It supports recording system sound, microphone voice, and both of them. The settings in "Options" helps you to adjust the volume.

choose system sound as output

Step 3. Click on the "REC" button to start recording. When you want to finish recording, click on the red square icon to stop it.   

edit audio files

Step 4. An audio player will pop up automatically, and you can view the recorded audio or trim it with a built-in tool.  

preview and cut
When you finish recording audio, if you want to advance edit your audio file, I suggest you another powerful software - EaseUS Video Editor. This software can help you merge the audio parts into one and delete the parts you don't need. And you also can add background music to your audio recording file.

How to Record Sound from your PC with Audacity

You must familiar with Audacity, right? It's an open-source audio recorder and editor. This audio capture software makes it easy to record live audio through a microphone or mixer or digitize recordings from other media. When the recording finishes, you can effortlessly edit your file by cutting, copying, trimming, or deleting, or you also can apply special audio effects to it.

Most importantly, it provides lots of output formats so that you can export your recordings in your desired format at once.

Detailed tutorial on capturing music with Audacity:

Step 1. Download and open Audacity on your PC, then select the audio devices.

Record audio on PC with Audacity

Step 2. When you are ready, you can click the red recording button to start the process. Here you will see the recording process on the screen.

Step 3. You can capture the sound for as long as you want. Once done, click on the stop button to end your recording.

How to Record Audio on a PC Using Icecream Recorder

Icecream Screen Recorder is another audio recorder for PC. You can easily handle it even you have little experience with recording.

It supports recording video and audio, gameplay, webcam, and taking screenshots, and all your recording needs can get done with this software. But, the free version only allows you to record the screen in 5 minutes, and your recorded videos will contain a default watermark. If you want to get more services and remove the default watermark, you need to pay for it. 

Step by step to capture sound from computer:

Step 1. Open this software and click the "Capture audio" button to select which bitrate you need, such as High bitrate, Medium bitrate, and Low bitrate.

icecream screen select audio bitrate

Step 2. Click the "Rec" to start recording audio. Before you record, you can adjust the volume of the audio volume microphone on the left of the main screen.

Step 3. When you finish the operation, click stop to end the recording, and then you can rename the file and click "OK" to apply and save it on your computer.


To sum up, we are talking about the four best ways to record audio from a PC on this page. Although the tool - Video Recorder in Windows is very convenient to use, the other three software also have their advantages.

For these three third-part audio capture tools, considering the price, functions, and practicability, here we still recommend EaseUS RecExperts. This software not only supports plenty of recording functions but also supports editing your recording files. For this all-in-one recording software, you cannot miss it!

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author Vanessa Chiang

Vanessa Chiang

With the interest in English writing and computer technology, Vanessa chose to be an editor in EaseUS. She is professional in video and audio topics, including video & audio editing, converting, and recording. Vanessa will keep writing to help people solve problems.

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