2020 Best Free Spotify Recorder for Windows

Updated by Adam Gorden on Nov 21, 2019 10:02 AM.

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To download Spotify songs offline, you are required to subscribe to Spotify Premium plan by paying $9.99 monthly. Even so, you cannot put the downloaded Spotify track on common MP3 players, as Spotify uses DRM protection.

To download and save Spotify music on any device, a dedicated Spotify recorder is highly needed. Thankfully, there are many free Spotify music recorders that can do the job well. Here we collected the top 3 best free Spotify recorder for Windows of 2020 and their alternatives to record Spotify to MP3 free.

Top 1. Audacity
Top 2. Free Sound Recorder
Top 3. Spotify Web Recorder

Top 1. Audacity

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Audacity is a free and open-source audio recording software that can record music from Spotify and other popular sources. As the no.1 Spotify recorder free tool, it's able to record and export Spotify music to MP3, WAV and other formats so that you can listen to Spotify songs on any device anytime.

To record music from Spotify, you only need to change the audio input to being from the monitor and then it will begin to record Spotify as expected. Besides, its built-in audio editor lets you edit and cut Spotify recordings as you wish. Apart from recording music from Spotify, it can also capture any other sound via microphone on PC.


1. Very easy to use for beginners;
2. Support editing recorded Spotify songs.


1. Require to install plugin to save Spotify as MP3;
2. Recording may cause quality loss of the Spotify music.

# Alternative to Audacity for Recording Spotify Music

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To record Spotify on Windows with no loss of quality, there are some alternatives you can try, for instance, the paid Spotify recorders. Among them, TunesKit Spotify Music Downloader is a great choice. It's not so much a Spotify music recorder as a Spotify downloader. It's able to record Spotify music by directly downloading the songs and playlists from Spotify to MP3, AAC or other formats, no matter whether you are using free or premium accounts of Spotify. The best thing of this app is that, unlike the free Spotify recorder, it won't damage the original music quality at all.

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Top 2. Free Sound Recorder

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As suggested by its name, Free Sound Recorder is a free audio recording tool that can be used to record Spotify and other types of sound, including streaming music, computer sound, and more for free. It allows you to create a schedule to record from the selected Spotify songs and playlists with a desired duration. In only three steps, you can record Spotify to MP3, WAV, WMA, or OGG format with high quality and fast speed. Further more, this Spotify audio recorder supports cutting, cropping, deleting the recorded Spotify tracks with a lot of special effects.


1. Easy to operate;
2. Support recording any sound directly from sound card.


1. Cannot preserve ID3 tags, nor support batch recording;
2. Won't recognize individual songs automatically.

# Alternative to Free Sound Recorder

tuneskit audio capture windows

If you are looking for a smarter Spotify music recorder, you should give a try to TunesKit Audio Capture, the most powerful music recording tool that can record music from Spotify to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC without losing any quality. Besides, it supports multi-track recording, meaning it's able to recognize and divide Spotify songs individually. With this smart audio recorder, you can not only record Spotify music losslessly with ID3 tags retained, but also split and mix recordings as you like.

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Top 3. Spotify Web Recorder

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As another free, open source Spotify music recorder, Spotify Web Recorder is able to record music from Spotify web player to local MP3 files on Windows. It contains and integrated browser so that you can record Spotify songs easily without any problem. This free Spotify recording software can also remove ads from Spotify as it will detect and skip Spotify ads during the recording process. Currently it's fully compatible with both new and old Spotify web player.


1. Record songs from Spotify web player;
2. Skip ads on Spotify while recording.


1. Recording music always degrades the quality.

The End: Which Spotify Recorder is Better

All those above-mentioned free Spotify recorders have their own merits and demerits. To be specific, for beginners, Audacity and Free Sound Recorder are both nice apps that can record music from Spotify and other sources with no technical skills required. But if you prefer to record songs from Spotify web player, then Spotify Web Recorder developed by CodePlex should be the best option. Otherwise, the paid Spotify recording tools like TunesKit Spotify Music Downloader and TunesKit Audio Capture are highly recommended for better output quality and smarter recording.


is an experienced writer of TunesKit who is obsessed about tech, movie and software.

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