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[Free] How to Record Microphone on Windows/Mac/Online

Jane Zhou Updated on Jul 14, 2021| min read

Have you ever thought about recording your voice from the microphone and saving it? Many people want to record the microphone for various reasons. Some need to record their comment for a video, some want to keep a voice memo. All in all, there are many scenarios that people need to record the microphone. In order to help you record your microphone, we give you a tutorial in this passage. Moreover, we introduce some effective audio recorders for you to choose from. Read this tutorial and choose a tool to record the microphone easily.

Part 1. Record Microphone Online

There are some effective audio recorders that can help you record microphone sound. Take a look at them and choose one tool to use.

Tool 1. Online Voice Recorder

Online Voice Recorder is a convenient and simple online tool that can be used right in your browser. It allows you to record your voice using a microphone and save it as an MP3 file. Online Voice Recorder is completely free. It automatically detects silent fragments at the beginning and the end of your recording to delete them for your convenience. After the recording is completed, you can crop it to the section you actually need. Follow the steps below to record your microphone.

online audio recorder

Step 1. Click the red record button. It looks like a microphone.

Step 2. You can click the red stop button to stop recording, or you may click the pause button to pause the current recording.

Step 3. After you finish recording, you may play it to see if it meets your satisfaction.

Step 4. If you are satisfied with the recording, you can click "Save" to save it to your computer.

Tool 2. SpeakPipe

SpeakPipe voice recorder allows you to create an audio recording directly from a browser by using your microphone. The recording is produced locally on your computer, and you can record as many times as you need. After recording, you can save your recordings on the SpeakPipe server, or you can send it via email or use it on the web. It works on iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Android devices. Note that you can record for at most five minutes each time.


Step 1. Visit the official website of SpeakPipe. Make sure that your microphone is connected to your computer.

Step 2. Click "Start recording" to record your microphone.

Step 3. During recording, you can click "Stop" to cease the process. Or you can click "Reset" to start a new recording. After recording, you can save it to your computer.

Tool 3. Virtual Speech

Virtual Speech records your voice. After recording, you can listen back to it or download it to your computer. The voice from the microphone will be downloaded as an OGG file. Moreover, your audio recording on our website is secure. Everything you record is accessible to only you-nothing is stored on its servers. After the recording is complete, you can download it and use it in any way you want. Follow the steps below, and you can record the microphone successfully.


Step 1. Connect a microphone to your device and visit the official website of Virtual Speech.

Step 2. Click "Start Recording" to record your voice from the microphone.

Step 3. When the recorder is recording the microphone for you, you can click "Stop Recording" at any time you want.

Step 4. After stopping recording, you can click "Download as .ogg" to save the file as an OGG format. Or, you can start another recording by clicking "New Recording".

Tool 4. Rev Online Voice Recorder

This tool is 100% free to use. You can record your audio with simple steps and download it as an MP3 file at no cost. It does not collect your recordings or upload anything to its servers. Anything you record is accessible to you and you only. This tool is completely secure and encrypted. The operation is quite simple. You just need to follow the steps below.

rev recorder

Step 1. Click the "Record" button to record audio.

Step 2. Speak into your device's microphone and make sure the animation shows that the audio is being recorded.

Step 3. Click "Pause" whenever you wish to stop the audio.

Step 4. Click "Preview" to playback your audio with a waveform, where you can listen to your entire recording.

Part 2. Record Microphone on Windows

When it comes to recording microphones on Windows, you must take a look at EaseUS RecExperts. This screen recorder can record not only the screen, but audio (system sound and microphone sound), webcam, and gameplay.

To help you get a better audio file, this software enables you to adjust some settings before recording. You can go to Settings to make an adjustment to the bitrate and sample rate. Besides, as you can see, you also can set your desired audio output format here, including MP3, OGG, FLAC, etc. Once the setting is done, you only need to select the audio source and hit the "REC" button, then that it!

Note: To capture the microphone successfully, make sure that the microphone is successfully connected to your computer.

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

Part 3. Record Microphone on Mac

If you need to record some simple sound or audio on a Mac, you can do so easily using a bundled app that comes with Mac OS X – QuickTime Player without having to download any third-party utilities. With this software, you can record your microphone and save the recorded file as M4A. The operation is quite simple. You may follow the tutorial below.

record microphone audio with Quicktime

Step 1. Open QuickTime Player, you may find it in the "Applications" folder.

Step 2. Pull down the "File" menu and choose "New Audio Recording".

Step 3. Click the red "Record" button to start recording audio from the default microphone source.

Step 4. When finished, hit the same button to stop recording sound.

Step 5. Go to the "File" menu, choose "Save", name the file, and choose the folder you want to keep the recorded file.


As you can see from the essay, there are many programs that can record the microphone for you. No matter you are using a Windows device or a Mac, you can always find one compatible microphone recorder. Not to mention the free online recorders. However, for Windows users, we recommend you to download EaseUS RecExperts because it is full-featured yet lightweight at the same time. Moreover, it is easy to use. If you are a Windows user, you may download it from the button below.

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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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