How to Record Audio on Windows 10

Posted by Nick Orin on Jan 26, 2022 18:30 PM
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Have you ever had such an experience? When you are watching a movie or show on your Windows computer, the incidental music for the film or show at a certain moment resonates with you and you want to record that segment, but you don't know how to record audio on your computer. When you watch some music videos, you just want to save the music instead of the video, but you can't find the link to download the music.

When you encounter the above situations or others, you may wonder how to record on Windows 10 with audio. Luckily, we have found several ways for you to record audio on Windows 10, and the most recommended way is to use TunesKit Audio Capture. Now let's see.

Part 1: How to Record Audio on Windows 10 with TunesKit Audio Capture
Part 2: How to Record Audio on Windows 10 with Stereo Mix
Part 3: Other Recommendations for Recording Audio on Windows 10
Part 4: Conclusion
Part 5: FAQs about Recording Audio on Windows 10

Part 1: How to Record Audio on Windows 10 with TunesKit Audio Capture

TunesKit Audio Capture is a powerful sound recording software that allows you to record any audio on your Windows 10 computer, including system audio, streaming music, live stream, game sound, background music, incidental music of the film, or TV show, etc. And it can save the recording in different formats, such as MP3, M4A, AAC, and so on.

Unlike other audio capture software, TunesKit Audio Capture not only can be used in Windows 10 but also works in macOS. It will analyze your audio data before you start recording it, so the recording speed is faster and the quality is better than other audio recorders. The most distinctive point is that TunesKit Audio Capture has an ID3 tags function. Not only does it allow you to analyze your recorded file information while recording, but it also allows you to edit and add content to the audio after recording.

tuneskit audio capture

Features of TunesKit Audio Recorder

  • Record audio on Mac and Windows PC losslessly
  • Have all kinds of output audio formats to choose
  • With a smart built-in ID3 tags editor for Windows 10
  • Support multi-track recording, audio cutting and merging
  • Capture streaming music like Spotify, Youtube, etc. on Windows 10
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How to Record Audio on Windows 10


Now read the tutorial on how to record audio on windows 10 with TunesKit Audio Capture.

Step 1: Download and launch TunesKit Audio Capture on your windows 10 computer. When you open it, you can see an interface that lets you choose a recording channel. You can add recording channels by clicking the "+" button, such as adding media players like iTunes, Quick Time, VLC Media Player, and so on.

tuneskit audio capture interface

Step 2: Click the Format button to preset the output setting. In this scene, you can select the output format of your audio recording, adjust the sample rate and bit rate, then set the output quality of your audio. Then click OK.

tuneskit audio capture setting platform

Step 3: Choose the recording channel, and it will be automatically opened. And TunesKit Audio Capture will appear a recording interface and wait to capture. Now, you can play the target video. Once you play it, TunesKit Audio Capture will begin recording internal audio on Windows 10 immediately. When the music ends, it doesn’t need you to click STOP or do anything, the audio recording will be automatically saved in the setting folder.

record audio on windows 10

Step 4: The recorded audio will appear in the capture list, you can see the length of the audio, preview the audio, rename it, or trim it. In the trim platform, you can cut the audio as you like, and edit the ID3 tags. Then click OK.

cut audio on windows 10

Step 5: When you have recorded multiple audio, want to put them into one file, you need to click STOP, then click MERGE ALL INTO ONE FILE, and click SAVE. Then the new audio will be saved in the history file. You can check it in the history file.

view audio recordings on windows

Pros:

• With bulit-in ID3 tag editor
• Losslessly and fast capture
• Multi-audio tracks audio can be played without affecting the recording

Cons:

• Unable to adjust the speed of recording

Part 2: How to Record Audio on Windows 10 with Stereo Mix

If you just want to record on Windows 10 with audio, do not need to trim or edit the recording, and do not want to download any audio recorder, then you can choose internal audio recorder.

It is a very simple and convenient operation to use the built-in program of the computer to record audio files on Windows 10. It does not require you to download and install any additional audio recording software. You only need to have a computer with a Windows 10 system and two programs called STEREO MIX and VOICE RECORDER. After reading the tutorial on how to record on Windows 10 with the audio below, you can record the audio you want. The operation process is as follows:

How to Record on Windows 10 with Audio

Step 1: Click the WIN button and open the setting interface.

audio capture setting interface

Step 2: In the setting scene, click SYSTEM, then click VIOCE. And enter SOUND CONTROL PANEL.

sound control pannel

Step 3: In the sound control center, click RECORDING firstly, click STEREO MIX, and enable it. Then click the SET DEFAULT button and OK.

record audio files on windows

Step 4: After enabling the STEREO MIX, close the window and open the built-in program VOICE RECORDER. Now you can record the internal audio on Windows 10.

record internal audio on windows

Step 5: When you finish, click STOP and the audio will be captured in the history file.

Pros:

• Simple and fast
• No need to download other audio recorder

Cons:

• Unable to a preset output format
• Can't capture the audio automatically
• Without ID3 tags function

Part 3: Other Recommendations for Recording Audio on Windows 10

In addition to the above-mentioned methods of recording audio on Windows 10, we also found some software recommendations that can also achieve recording audio from Windows computer.

1. Audacity

Audacity is a free audio recorder on Windows 10. Actually, it can run in Windows 10, macOS, and Linux. It has a variety of useful functions that allow you to customize your audio recordings. For example, it has a visual audio track, which can make your audio modification more detailed and precise; it supports a variety of effect plug-ins, and you can even add plug-ins written by yourself.

audacity interface

Pros:

• Ability to add audio effects to audio recordings
• Visualize the audio track

Cons:

• Complex interface
• Hard for novice
• Can't record the audio automatically

2. Free Sound Recorder

Free sound recorder can capture any sound on Windows 10 for free. Although it is free software, it has a full range of functions. For instance, it can record streaming audio, broadcast, microphone, CD/DVD, all kinds of external and internal audios. It supports the recording schedule function, which can start and end the recording at a predetermined time. And you can also add some effects to make your recording more personal.

free sound recorder interface

Pros:

• Clean interface to record audio files
• Can set a recording schedule

Cons:

• Beginners may be confused by the use of the Edit interface
• Editing platform function layout is complex
• Recorded audio can be saved directly, but edited audio requires the purchase of software to save

Part 4: Conclusion

Now you have already learned several methods on how to record audio on Windows 10. All of these ways can record internal audio on Windows 10 easily. You can select the method that works best for you. And we still recommend TunesKit Audio Capture to you, which is an easy and smart audio recorder on Windows 10. If you have any questions, please leave your comments.

Part 5: FAQs about Recording Audio on Windows 10

Q1: What should I do if I want to record audio files on Windows 10?

You can download TunesKit Audio Capture. This audio recording software can be used in Windows 10. For more detailed steps, please refer to Part 1.

Q2: What can I do if I found the audio has no sound?

Before you start recording, make sure your system sound is enabled instead of disabled. If it is disabled, then your recording will not be able to record any sound.

Q3: Which is the best way to record audio on Windows 10?

After our comparative analysis, we found that TunesKit Audio Capture is the best choice to record audio on Windows 10. Because it can record audio losslessly. During recording, you can play other sounds without affecting the audio recording. And, it has ID3 tags editor, you can add information to your recording.

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