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How to Record Screen on Mac with Audio in 3 Free Ways

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How to record screen on Mac with audio is a hot question when you are one of the following situations. 

  • Record a video game tutorial with oral interpretation if you are a YouTube blogger
  • Make some lecture videos with both sound and image, such as explaining an open PPT if you are a teacher
  • Record video with audio from any Internet radio station playing in your browser, system audio or even sounds coming from an application open on your Mac
  • Record tutorials for the software you like and make oral software reviews  

This article is dedicated to the problem of how to record screen and audio at the same time on Mac and how to record internal audio on Mac. Most programs that will let you record video with system audio can be pretty expensive. While here, we will show you three free ways to record screen on Mac with audio by using QuickTime Player, Sounderflower, and Audacity.

Find out how to record screen on Windows 10/Mac/iPhone/Android 

How to Record Screen on Mac with Audio Using QuickTime Player

QuickTime Player can not only watch video and audio files, but it can record screen too. It can record whatever you have displayed in entire screens or selective regions. Besides, it's also capable of recording the audio through external speakers and built-in microphone with video together. Follow the steps below to record screen and audio on Mac with QuickTime Player.

Step 1. Open QuickTime Player from your Applications folder, then choose "File"> "New Screen Recording" from the menu bar to open the Screen Recording window.

To record videos with voice or other audio, choose a microphone. You can adjust the volume of audio during recording as you need.

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Step 2. Click the "Record" button to start recording. You can click anywhere on the screen to begin recording the entire screen. Or drag to select an area to record, then click "Start Recording" within that area.

Step 3. Click the "Stop" button in the menu bar, or press Command + Control + Esc (Escape) to stop and save the recording. When the recording completes, QuickTime Player will automatically open the recording. You can now play, edit, or share the recording.

How to Record Screen with Sound on Mac with Soundflower

QuickTime Player allows you to record voice-overs at the same time with Mac's built-in microphones. However, it can't record system sounds. In this part, we will show you exactly how you can record screen with internal audio with Soundflower, a free Mac app that allows you to route audio from one program to act as the input for another application. Using this software plus QuickTime Player, you can record screen with system audio

The workflow of recording screen with audio on Mac using this two software is: Soundflower simply routes the audio that would otherwise be output to the speakers (or headphones) to the QuickTime player. In turn, the QuickTime player uses the Soundflower channel as a microphone, so any sound sent by Soundflower is recorded with the screen.

Step 1. Download and install Sounderflower on your Mac. Now that you have installed the app on your Mac, you can start recording screen and audio.

Step 2. Open "System Preferences" > "Sound" > "Output". Now that Soundflower is installed, you'll be able to choose it instead of the built-in 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.

How to Record Internal Audio on Mac Using Audacity

The above two ways explain how to record screen and audio at the same on Mac. The following step-by-step tutorial explains how to record internal audio on Mac using Soundflower and Audacity.

Audacity allows you to record and edit audio while Soundflower helps you route sounds to any other Mac app instead of the default speakers. You can use this method to sound from any Internet radio station playing in your browser, system audio, or even sounds coming from an application open on your iMac and Macbooks.

Step 1. Download and install Audacity and Soundflower (click the download link above) on your Mac.

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

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Step 3. Now, open 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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Finally, you can record internal sound on Mac. You 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.

Another Recommend: How to Record Audio With EaseUS RecExperts

On this page, we are talking about many screen recorders on Mac, but here comes a software which is designed for Windows, it is EaseUS RecExperts. This program is a powerful screen recorder, you can use this software to record video, audio, webcam, and game. Except for these basic recording functions, this app also supports advance edited your recording files, remove background noise and boost your audio, and other more operations. Especially the audio record function, using this software not only support recording system sound, microphone sound but also supports recording both audios at the same time.

Here are the steps of recording audio using 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.

Conclusion

To record screen and audio on Mac with microphones or external speakers, you can use QuickTime Player to do it simply. While if you want to record a screen on Mac with a system or internal audio, you need both QuickTime Player and Sounderflower for help. Recording only internal sound without the screen, Sounderflower and Audacity are helpful.

Bonus Tips: How to Edit Recorded Video with a Free Video Editor

As we have said above, some of these free video recording software doesn't offer the video editing options. Even if some software has video editing capabilities, they are limited. Then, how to edit the recorded video before sharing it on the social platforms? You can turn to one of the best free video editor - EaseUS Video Editor. It is a versatile video and audio editing tool suitable for both pros and beginners with following stunning functions.

  • It enables you to trim, cut, split, rotate, crop, mix video clips, apply stylish video effects, accelerate/slow down your video speed, add subtitles to a video, and many more.
  • It offers comprehensive converting options, such as convert MP4 to GIF, convert MP4 to MP3, convert YouTube video to MP3, etc..
  • It has a great collection of video filters and overlay effects to help you enhance the look of your movies. Besides, it can remove watermarks from the video
  • It supports all types of devices. You can import media files from PC disk, camcorders, DV cameras, vidicons, webcams, cell phones, etc.

If you want to know how to use EaseUS Video Editor to edit your recording files, you can move on How to Edit Your Videos. Part four's content on this page, you will find the answer.

Related FAQs About How to Record Screen on Mac with Audio

1. How do I record my screen with audio on QuickTime player?

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

Step 2. To record videos with audio or other voice, 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. How do I record my screen with audio?

The simplest way to record your screen with audio on Mac is using QuickTime. It can record screen on Mac with audio from microphone or external speakers. But if you want to record screen with system sound, you need to use QuickTime and Soundflower together, a free Mac audio rout application.

3. Can QuickTime record screen and audio at the same time?

Yes, QuickTime Player can record screen and audio at the same time on Mac with easy operation.

Step 1. Choose "File" > "New Screen Recording".

Step 2. To change the recording settings, click the arrow next to the Record button. Then choose your camera or iOS device, microphone, and recording quality.

Step 3. Click the "Record" button to start recording.

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