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How to Record Screen and Audio at The Same Time on Mac

Jane Zhou Updated on Oct 15, 2021| min read

If you want to record screen and audio at the same time on Mac, you may find it's challenging to complete this task as Mac doesn't allow users to record internal audio on Mac for security reasons. This article is dedicated to how to screen record with audio on Mac, including the system sound, voiceover, or both simultaneously to satisfy your needs. Now let's dive into it!

3 Tool of Mac Screen Recording with Audio:

Comparison         EaseUS RecExperts    QuickTime              OBS Studio
Compatibility

Window/macOS

macOS

Windows/macOS/Linux

Screen Recording Customize screen size Full screen Record screen flexibly
Audio Recording

System sound & Microphone

Only Microphone

System Sound & Microphone

Output format More than 10 formats MP4 More than 6 formats
Difficult level Easy Easy Difficult

How to Screen Record Mac with Internal Audio via EaseUS RecExperts

EaseUS RecExperts is an outstanding screen and audio recorder on the market. Speaking of capturing screen with sound on your Mac, you don't need to download any other plugins as this software will complete the task in no time. With its help, you can freely choose the audio source from the system or microphones with simple clicks. 

Apart from that, it lets you select the recordings area according to your needs as well. For example, you can capture your entire screen or record part of screen in high resolution. It is also worth mentioning that the built-in video and audio trimming tool will help you edit the recordings without downloading any other apps, and you can also view them with a default media player.

Features:

  • Screen record with sound on Mac
  • Record Webex meeting, Zoom meeting, or a Webinar
  • Support more than 10 output formats
  • The snapshot function is available
  • Customize the recording area flexibly

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

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

Step 1. Download and launch EaseUS RecExperts on your Mac. To capture the whole screen, click on the "Full Screen" button from the main interface. If you want to customize the recording area, choose the "Region" button. 

main interface mac

Step 2. To record the screen with audio, hit the Sound icon from the bottom left side of the toolbar. The audio resources can be your external sound or system audio. Based on your needs, enable the target option. 

system sound

Step 3. Before capturing, you can change the output format of the recorded video by clicking "Settings" from the main interface. Then, scroll down the menu of Output format for Video. Choose the output type as you like. 

mac change output format

Step 4. Once done, click the REC button to begin recording. It captures anything displayed on your Mac screen. When you are done, click the Stop button. Then you can watch the recorded video from "Recordings". 

screen record on mac

How to Screen and Audio Record on Mac using Quicktime Player

If you don't want to download any third-party software, QuickTime Player is an excellent option for Mac screen recording with audio. Designed for macOS, this cross-platform media tool allows you to simultaneously record the screen with Mac's built-in microphones, but it doesn't support recording system sound. 

Note: If you want to screen record on Mac with internal sound instead of a microphone, 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.

Use QuickTime to Record Screen with 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 Record on Macbook with Sound using OBS Studio

If you want to find an open source screen recorder to capture Mac screen with audio, take a look at OBS Studio. Because it is open-source, this software is completely free and cross-platform.

This freeware makes it possible to capture screen and live stream to any social platform easily. Working with it, you are able to record screen and audio, or add a webcam overlay while capturing screen. In addition, OBS makes it possible to record multiple screens, which means you can record one, two, three, or even more monitors at the same with its help.

Here is how to Screen Record with Sound on Mac:

Step 1. Download and load up OBS Studio on your Mac. 

Step 2. Click "Settings" in the Control box at the main interface lower right, then adjust the audio and video settings for your recording. 

Adjust settings

Step 3. Click the plus icon > "Display Capture" in the Sources box, and next create a new display. Once done, click on the "OK" option.

Create display window

Step 4. When all settings are done, you can begin the screen and audio recording by clicking the "Start Recording" button on the lower right.

Start recording

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 easily and quickly. 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 essential 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 Recording 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 unwilling 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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