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[3 Quick Ways] How to Record Screen with Audio on Mac

Jane Zhou updated on Mar 23, 2021 to Screen Recording Utility | How-to Articles

If you want to record screen with audio on Mac, you may find it's difficult to complete this task as Mac doesn't allow users to capture system audio for security reasons. To satisfy your needs, this article is dedicated to how to record screen and audio at the same time on Mac. While here, we will show you 3 free and easy ways to record the screen on Mac with audio with or without Soundflower.

Related Article: How to Record Video on Mac with External Camera

How to Record Screen on Mac with Audio Without Soundflower

Most of you know that it's necessary to install audio capture software, like Soundflower, on your Mac to record system audio. But downloading and installing a third-party plug-in is complex. To help you solve the problem, we will share with you a competent screen and audio recorder on Mac, which is called EaseUS RecExperts for Mac.

This is a light-weight but full-featured screen recorder that enables you to capture your full screen or record part of screen in high resolution on Mac. During the recording, you can capture the system sound, the audio from a microphone, or both of them at the same time with a few simple clicks. Moreover, there is absolutely no watermark on your recordings.


  • Screen record with sound on mac
  • Record Webex meeting, Zoom meeting, or a Webinar
  • Support exporting recordings in GIF or MP4
  • Support recording iOS screen
  • No watermark

Now download EaseUS RecExperts to screen record with audio on Mac in high quality.

How to Record Screen with Audio on Mac Using EaseUS RecExperts:

Step 1. Download and launch EaseUS RecExperts on your Mac computer. Click on the "Screen" button in the Video tab.

Open EaseUS RecExperts

Step 2. Click on the "Size" option to choose the recording area. Here you can record your full screen or capture part of the screen by clicking the "Custom" button. You also can select the quality of the recorded video in advance or configure some basic options, like the shortcut and location. 

Select the recoridng area

Step 3. If you want to capture screen and audio simultaneously, you can click "Audio Sources" to select an audio source. Besides, you can adjust the volume by hitting the sound icon at the bottom.

Record screen with audio

Step 4. Once done, click the big red circle button to begin your recording. It will capture anything displayed on your Mac screen. When you are done, click the stop button to end the recording. Then you can watch the recorded video in the preview window. If you are satisfied with it, you can export it as an MP4 or GIF file flexibly.

Export the recorded video

How to Record Screen and Audio at the Same Time on Mac with Soundflower

For some people, Soundflower is a great OS X system extension that is worth using. If you have installed Soundflower and want to find a recorder that is perfectly compatible with it, there are two optional recorders, they are QuickTime Player and Audacity. In this part, we will show you the features of those two programs and how to screen record on Mac with audio.

#1. Screen Record with Sound on Mac with QuickTime Player

QuickTime Player, a cross-platform media tool designed for macOS, allows you to record the screen with Mac's built-in microphones at the same time, but it doesn't support recording system sound. So that you can resort to Soundflower, a free Mac app that allows you to route audio from one program to another application as the input. Using QuickTime Player and Soundflower simultaneously, you can easily capture screen with audio on Mac.

The following is a tutorial about how to record screen mac with sound.

Step 1. Firstly, you need to download and install Soundflower.

Step 2. You need to set your output device before recording. Open "System Preferences" > "Volume", click the Gear icon at the bottom-left corner, and select "Create a Mult-Output Device". Then choose "Built-in Output" and "Soundflower (2ch)" and click the Gear button and choose "Use This Device for Sound Output".

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Step 3. Open QuickTime Player, click "File" > "New Screen Recording". Click on the drop-down arrow on the side of the record button, and select Soundflower (2ch) as the microphone.

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Step 4. Click the "Record" button to start recording. You can play a song on iTunes, and once you stop the recording, play it back, you will hear the sound as well. When your recording is done, click the red button again to stop recording.

#2. Screen Record with Audio on Mac with Audacity

Audacity allows you to record audio on Mac while Soundflower helps you route sounds to any other Mac app instead of the default speakers. When you use the two applications at the same time, it's will be effortless to record sound from any Internet radio station playing in your browser, system audio, or even sounds coming from an app on your Macbook.

The following step-by-step tutorial explains how to record screen on Mac with sound using Soundflower and Audacity.

Step 1. Download and install Audacity and Soundflower on your Mac.

Step 2. Set Soundflower as the device for sound output: open "System Preferences" > "Sound" > "Output" > "Soundflower (2ch)". Note that once you do this, you will no longer be able to hear a sound.

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Step 3. Now, launch Audacity in Preferences. Click the "Devices" tab and select Soundflower (2ch) as the recording device under Recording. Next, click "Recording" and select "Software playthrough", then you can listen to the audio while recording inside Audacity. Click OK to save your preferences.

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Step 4. Now, you can record internal sound on Mac. You can play the audio inside any app, switch to Audacity, and hit the record button to start. If you want to restore Mac's sound settings to the original status, just choose Internal Speakers as the output device.


To Mac record screen and audio with microphones or external speakers, QuickTime Player is a nice choice. While if you want to record screen and audio Mac with a system or internal audio, you can try EaseUS RecExperts for Mac. It can help you record screen with system sound and microphone audio simultaneously. Download it and have a try!

FAQs About Record Screen with Audio on Mac 

If you have some other questions about how to record screen with audio Mac, the following 3 answers may be helpful.

1. How do I record my screen on a Mac with sound?

Step 1. Open QuickTime Player, choose "File" > "New Screen Recording".

Step 2. To record videos with audio or other voices, click the arrow next to the Record button. Then choose the microphone.

Step 3. To monitor audio while it's being recorded, use the volume slider.

Step 4. Click the "Record" button to start recording.

2. What is the best free screen recorder for Mac?

There are tons of freeware on the market to help you record screens. Here we list the top 7 free screen recorder for Mac.

  • OBS
  • QuickTime
  • Apowersoft Screen Recorder
  • Monosnap
  • VLC
  • Snagit
  • ActivePresenter


3. How do I record my screen on Mac Pro with audio?

All you need is a Mac screen and audio recorder. If you don't mind installing Soundflower, you can record screen with audio on Mac by using QuickTime Player, VLC, OBS, etc.. If you are not willing to download Soundflower, you can try some some all-in-one audio and screen recorder like EaseUS RecExperts.

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