How to Record Spotify to MP3 with Spotify Music Downloader

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jul 26, 2022 6:00 PM.
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Spotify Music, one of the world's most popular streaming music services, gives all users easy access to an unlimited number of songs to enjoy online. It also offers offline downloads for premium subscribers who pay a monthly fee of $9.99. However, these users can only download Spotify music on 3 devices within the Spotify app, but once their subscriptions expire, the downloaded Spotify songs will be deleted.

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To break the limit and download Spotify music offline without premium, a smart Spotify recorder that can capture and download Spotify music for offline listening is highly needed. Therefore, in this post, we are going to introduce 4 effective methods to record Spotify to MP3 with high quality on your computer.

Part 1. How to Record Spotify to MP3 with Spotify Recorder
Part 2. How to Record Music from Spotify with Audacity
Part 3. How to Record Songs on Spotify with Spotify Recorder Free Online
Part 4. How to Convert Spotify to MP3 Losslessly via Spotify to MP3 Converter
Part 5. Comparsion with 4 Spotify Recorders & Downloaders
Part 6. Conclusion & Suggestion

Part 1. How to Record Spotify to MP3 with Spotify Recorder

To record from Spotify to MP3, the most common way is to use some reliable Spotify recording software. If you are looking for a Spotify recorder that supports multi-track recording with high quality, then TunesKit Audio Capture could be your best assistance.

It's fully compatible with Mac and Windows systems and can capture Spotify audio tracks in MP3 and other formats, such as WAV, FLAC, W4A, W4B, and AAC with original quality and ID3 tags preserved. It's the most versatile Spotify music downloader that supports recording, editing, cutting, and merging Spotify records in a flexible way. In addition to a Spotify to MP3 recorder, it also records any audio from a computer sound card including streaming music, like Pandora, Apple Music, and Deezer, as well as game sound, voice calls, and more.

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Key Features of TunesKit Spotify Recorder

  • Capture Spotify audios, songs, and playlists in high quality
  • Save audio from Spotify to MP3, AAC, M4A, WAV, FLAC, M4B
  • Support multi-track audio recording for Spotify
  • Record music from Tidal, Deezer Pandora and any other streaming audio on computer
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How to Record Music from Spotify to MP3

Step 1Download and Launch TunesKit Spotify Recorder

Firstly, you should download and install the free trial version of TunesKit Audio Capture on your Mac or PC. You'll see the main interface with several program icons after launching. You can add the Spotify app or other programs by clicking the + button. Since Spotify can be accessed via web browser as well as the desktop app, you should make sure the browsers or Spotify software was already added to the list before starting recording.

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Step 2Preset Spotify to MP3 Recording

Simply click the Format icon where you can set the output format to record Spotify to MP3. And you can also configure other options like codec, channel, sample rate, and bit rate.

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Step 3Begin to Play and Record Spotify Music to MP3

Click the target browser or Spotify app from the starting window of TunesKit Audio Capture. Then go to your Spotify account and find a Spotify music you want to record. Start playing the target one and the recordings will be started automatically in the main window of TunesKit Audio Capture.

You can also play and record multiple Spotify songs simultaneously. The recorder will detect the tracks and divide them into independent songs intelligently.

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Step 4Customize Spotify MP3 Records

When you finish, click on the Stop button. Then you can click the Edit icon behind each track. There you can customize the recorded Spotify MP3 songs by removing the unwanted parts. And you can also edit the ID3 tags including title, artist, album, year, etc.

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Step 5Save Audio from Spotify

To stop the recording, simply quit the browser or Spotify desktop app. Click the Save button and you'll be directed to the History list to check downloaded Spotify MP3 tracks. Here you can click and play each audio track to preview the quality and delete those unwanted ones. You can also tap the Search icon to where the downloaded Spotify songs are saved.

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Part 2. How to Record Music from Spotify with Audacity

As a free and open-source audio recorder, Audacity can be used to record music from Spotify and other sounds on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Its supportive output formats include MP3, WAV, AIFF, AU, FLAC, and more. To know how to capture Spotify audio with Audacity, follow these steps, which give an example for recording Spotify with Audacity on Windows.

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How to Capture Spotify Audio with Audacity

Step 1: Launch Audacity on your computer. Go to choose the Edit button from the toolbar and then arrive at the Preferences page. Select the Host choice in the Audio Host box.

Step 2: Go to the References page and then the Recording section. Toggle the Software playthrough of input switch off.

Step 3: Click the Record button. Start playing the Spotify music you want to record. Click the Stop button when the recording is completed.

Part 3. How to Record Songs on Spotify with Spotify Recorder Free Online

The use of an online recorder is also a good option for those who don't want to download software to record Spotify. Here we introduce Apowersoft Online Audio Recorder, which can be considered as a convenient Spotify recorder online for recording Spotify to MP3. However, you should be aware that since it is an online tool, there is a loss of audio quality in the recording and conversion of Spotify music. If you don't mind, please check the steps below.

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How to Record from Spotify for Free with Spotify Recorder Online

Step 1: Open a browser and access Spotify web homepage. Log into your account and find out the target Spotify song that you want to reocrd.

Step 2: Now open a new tab and go to Apowersoft Online Audio Recorder homepage. You need to download a launcher if you're the first time to use this Spotify recorder.

Step 3: After that, hit the Record button and play the target the music on Spotify. When it ends, hit the Stop button. And you can find them in Show in Foloder.

Part 4. How to Convert Spotify to MP3 Losslessly via Spotify to MP3 Converter

The downside of the Spotify recorder is that it only records Spotify songs in real-time. In other words, it will take a long time if you have a huge music collection to record from Spotify.

If you prefer a faster Spotify to MP3 tool with better output music quality, you are suggested to switch to AudFree Spotify Music Converter instead, a top-rated Spotify music downloading solution exclusively developed to directly convert and save audio from Spotify to MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and M4B with no loss of quality.

And, even if you only have a free account, you can use it to download music from Spotify to MP3. It is capable of converting Spotify to MP3 or other formats at 5X speed, which is faster than the Spotify recorders. See how to record music from Spotify with AudFree Spotify Music Downloader.

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How to Rip Spotify to MP3 with Spotify to MP3 Converter

Step 1Run AudFree Spotify Music Converter

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Before installation, you should download Spotify desktop app to your computer first. Now launch AudFree Spotify Music Downloader, it will load the Spotify app automatically and log into your Spotify account.

Step 2Add Spotify Music to Convert to MP3

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Once loaded, you can browse the Spotify music library and drag the tracks or playlists that you want to download directly to AudFree Spotify Music Downloader. Or you can paste the links of the Spotify music to the search box within AudFree SpoDable and click the + button to load them.

Step 3Adjust Spotify Music Output Preferences

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Now go to the top-right menu bar and select the Preferences option. Then you can set the output format of the Spotify music as MP3, or others. You are also allowed to customize the channel, sample rate, and bit rate of the Spotify songs.

Step 4Start Downloading Music from Spotify to MP3

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When everything is set up, simply click the Convert button in the right corner. Then the program will begin to download and convert Spotify songs to MP3 at 5X faster speed. Once converted, you can find the well downloaded Spotify music in lossless MP3 format by clicking the Converted icon.

Part 5. Comparsion with 4 Spotify Recorders & Downloaders

In order to make it clearer for you to get the differences between these 4 Spotify music recorders, we made a comparison sheet as below for your reference.

  TunesKit Audio Capture Audacity Apowersoft Online Audio Recorder AudFree Spotify Music Downloader
Supported OS Mac & Windows Mac, Windows, Linux Web-based Mac & Windows
Quality High quality Common quality Common quality Lossless quality
Supported Input Audios Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer, and any other sound on computer Spotify tracks and other audios on computer Any content on Spotify Spotify tracks, playlists, albums and artists
Supported Output Audios MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B MP3, WAV, AIFF, AU, FLAC, and Ogg Vorbis MP3, WAV, AAC, OGG MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
Operation Speed 1X 1X 1X 5X faster
Keep & Edit ID3 Tags Yes No No Yes
Adjust Parameters Yes No No Yes
Cut, Merge Audios Yes Yes Yes No

Part 6. Conclusion & Suggestion

In general, all these 4 Spotify recorders are able to meet your requirements to record Spotify to MP3. The common shortcoming of Audacity and Apowersoft Online Audio Recorder is that they record Spotify music in 1:1 real-time and there would be a little quality loss in recorded music.

So if you care much about the output audio quality, you'd better go for TunesKit Audio Capture and AudFree Spotify Music Downloader. However, if you want to record not only Spotify music but also other streaming music like Apple Music, Pandora, etc., TunesKit Audio Capture still be a better option for you.

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