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How to Record Screen and Audio at The Same Time Mac

Jane Zhou Updated on Jul 16, 2021|   min read

Record Mac screen with audio

Quick Method for Recording Mac's Screen with Audio:

Step 1. Launch RecExperts for Mac.

Step 2. Select the recording area and the audio source.

Step 3. Once the setting is done, click the Rec button to begin your recording.

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If you want to record screen and audio at the same time on Mac, you may find it's difficult to complete this task as Mac doesn't allow users to record internal audio on Mac for security reasons. To satisfy your needs, this article is dedicated to how to screen and audio record on Mac simultaneously. While here, we will show you easy and quick ways to get the work done. Now let's dive into it!

How to Screen and Audio Record on Mac via Quicktime Player

QuickTime Player, a cross-platform media tool designed for macOS, allows you to record the screen with Mac's built-in microphones simultaneously, but it doesn't support recording system sound. So 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 the video and audio on Mac:

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

Step 2. 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".

Set output device

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.

record screen on Mac with audio

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.

How to Screen and Audio Record on Mac Simultaneously with EaseUS RecExperts

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 Mac screen and audio recorder, which is called EaseUS RecExperts for Mac.

This is a lightweight but full-featured screen recorder that enables you to capture your full screen or record part of screen with audio 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.

Features:

  • 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 on the recordings, even in the free version

Now download this versatile Mac screen capture software to screen record with audio on Mac in high quality.

How to Record Screen with internal 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

Bonus Tip: How to Screen Record on Mac

If you only want to record screen on your Mac computer, you can get the work done in an easy and quick way. The software mentioned above also can enable you to capture your Mac screen, and here we'd like to take QuickTime Player as an example:

  • Open QuickTime Player on your Mac
  • Click "File" > "New Screen Recording"
  • Hit the "Record" button to begin your recording

Is it easy to capture a Mac screen? But it only offers some basic recording functions, if you want to create a recording task or capture your webcam with screen at the same time, other third-party like EaseUS screen recorder may be your best choice.

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Conclusion

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 system or internal audio on Mac, you can try EaseUS RecExperts for Mac. It can help you record screen with system sound and microphone audio simultaneously. So download it and have a try!

FAQs About Record Screen with Audio on Mac 

If you have some other questions about recording 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 recorders for Mac.

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

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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 all-in-one audio and screen recorder like EaseUS RecExperts.

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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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