How to Record Music from Spotify as MP3

Posted by Adam Gorden on Dec. 26, 2017 16:13:21 PM.

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Spotify music, one of the largest online streaming music services worldwide, offers easy access for users to stream unlimited music online with one simple sign up. It also provides offline downloading service which is limited to paid subscribers only. For free users, they are only allowed to listen to ad-supported Spotify music tracks online. Although currently Spotify can be accessed from various devices, such as Mac, Windows, Playstation, iOS, Android and Windows Phone, there will always be a time when the devices lose internet connection. Thus a smart Spotify music recorder that can download Spotify songs for offline listening on any device is quite necessary. Now in this post, we are going to introduce the top 2 quick Spotify recording solutions which can let you record any music and playlist from Spotify and save the tracks as MP3s while keeping lossless quality.

Part 1. Record Spotify Music with TunesKit Audio Capture

If you are looking for a Spotify music recording tool 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 streaming Spotify music tracks in MP3 and other formats with original quality and ID3 tags preserved. It's the most versatile multi-track audio recording software that not only supports Spotify, but also records other streaming music, like Pandora, Apple Music, etc.

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Guide: How to Record Streaming Music from Spotify

Firstly, you are suggested to download and install the free trial version of TunesKit Audio Capture on your Mac or PC. Then you can follow this instruction to learn how to record and download Spotify music streams offline step by step.

Step 1Launch TunesKit Spotify Audio Capture

set output format

Open TunesKit Audio Capture, then you'll see the starting window with a list of media programs displayed. You can add more programs by clicking the "+" button. Take Spotify music as an example, since it can be accessed via web browser as well as the Spotify app, you should make sure the browsers or Spotify software was already added to the list before starting recording. Then simply click the "format" icon where you can set the output format like MP3, AAC, etc. as you like.

Step 2Start to play and record Spotify songs

tuneskit streaming audio capture

Click the target browser or Spotify app from the starting window. Then go to Spotify account and find any track you want to record. Start to play the tracks and you'll find the recordings appear in the main window of TunesKit. With Chrome or Safari browser, you can also play and record multiple Spotify songs simultaneously. The recorder will detect the tracks and divide them into independent songs intelligently.

Step 3Customize output Spotify songs

edit audio

During the recording process, you can click the "edit" icon behind each track. There you can customize the recorded songs by removing the unwanted parts. And you can also edit the tags including title, artist, album, year, etc.

Step 4Save recorded Spotify tracks

save recorded spotify music

To stop the recording, simply quit the browser or Spotify app. Then the Cancel button will change to Save automatically. Click it and you'll be directed to the folder where downloaded Spotify songs are saved. You can click and play each audio track to preview the quality and delete those unwanted ones.

Part 2. Download Spotify Songs with TunesKit Spotify Music Converter

As you should know, the downside of streaming audio recorder is that it only records the Spotify music in real time. So does TunesKit Audio Capture. That means it will take a rather long time if you have a huge music collection to record. Therefore, if you prefer a faster recorder with better output music quality, you are suggested to switch to TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, another great Spotify music recording and downloading solution exclusively developed to record Spotify songs as MP3 or other formats with lossless quality.

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Step 1Run TunesKit Spotify Music Downloader

add spotify music

Launch TunesKit Spotify Music Converter on your computer. Then it will load Spotify app automatically. Once loaded, you can browse Spotify music and drag the tracks that you want to download offline. You are allowed to drag the single track and whole playlist directly to TunesKit. Or you can copy the links of the tracks to search box within TunesKit Spotify Music Converter and click "+" button to load the files.

Step 2Adjust output preferences

set output

Now go to top right menu bar and select Preferences. Then you can set the output format of the Spotify music as MP3, AAC, or others.

Step 3Start recording and downloading Spotify music as MP3

record spotify music

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

Conclusion & Suggestion

In general, both recording solutions are able to meet your requirements to download and record Spotify songs in high quality. The biggest disadvantage of using TunesKit Audio Capture is that it records Spotify music in 1:1 real time and there would be a little loss in recorded music quality. So if you care much about the recording speed and output quality, you'd better go for TunesKit Spotify Music Converter which claims lossless output quality and 5X speedy downloading. However, if you want to record not only Spotify music, but also other streaming music like Apple Music, Pandora, etc., TunesKit Audio Capture will still be a better option for you. In order to make it more clear for you to get the differences between these two tools, we made a comparison sheet as below for your reference.

  TunesKit Audio Capture TunesKit Spotify Music Converter
Supported OS Mac & Windows Mac & Windows
Price $19.95 $39.95
Supported Input Audios Streaming music, in-game music, music in movies, live radios, broadcasts, etc. Spotify tracks, playlists, albums and artists
Supported Output Audios MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
Operation Speed Real time 5X faster
Keep & Edit ID3 Tags Yes Yes
Adjust Parameters Yes Yes
Cut, Merge Audios Yes No
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