[High Quality] Simple Way to Record Computer Audio

By Karen Nelson Last updated : September 21, 2020

Are you looking for a simple method to collect music on YouTube or collect chats in video games? Do you worry about missing the important material in webinar or online expert interview? Would you like to grab the music that cannot easily download for offline listening? To help you steer clear of trouble, I know a simple way: using VideoSolo Screen Recorder. With this program, you can record computer audio: system sound or microphone sound, or both.

3 Reasons You May Like VideoSolo Screen Recorder

VideoSolo Screen Recorder is capable to capture all the computer screen activities and allows you to only record sound generated by Mac/Windows computer or any outer source, or record both.

• Clear and simple software interface. No advertisements, no bundled application, won't upload your recording. It is 100% safe.

• Feature-powerful and abundant in personalized settings including task scheduling, audio output format & quality, hotkey setting, etc.

• Consummate after-sale service system and feedback system. Moreover, there's a wealth of screen recorder tutorials on the VideoSolo official website.

Record Computer Audio with No Hassles at All

First-time users need to choose the one that corresponds to your operating system. After installation, you can utilize VideoSolo Screen Recorder to record audio on computer.

# Step 1. Click "Audio Recorder" on the Main Interface

To record computer system audio, click "Audio Recorder" on the main interface when the program is launched.

Notice: It's noted that you need to install an audio driver when recording audio if your device is Mac.

Click Audio Recorder

# Step 2. Set Proper Recording Volume

Volume is an important element of pleasant audio. Before officially recording, you need to adjust appropriate system sound to record computer audio. You can play the music you want to record or whatever audio on your computer and then pull the slider to adjust the volume. If you just want to record computer sound, you'd better to turn off the microphone for better audio quality.

Set Computer Audio Volume

# Step 3. Modify Output Settings (Optional)

In the output tab, "MP3" & "High" are selected by default and you can easily modify them to WMA, M4A, AAC and lossless in Windows. In Mac version, the output formats are MP3, M4A, WMA, CAF, FLAC, OGG and OPUS.

Set Computer Audio Output

# Step 4. Click "REC" to Start a Recording

To avoid missing few seconds at the beginning of the audio, you'd better start the recording first by clicking the "REC" button then turn on the audio playing on your computer. And you can use the "Trim" feature to remove the unwant part from the recorded audio track. You can control audio recording by clicking "Pause", "Stop", "Set record length" and "Option" button.

Control Audio Recording

# Step 5. Preview and Clip Computer Audio Recording

Once stopped recording, you will enter a preview window. Here you can use the "Clip" feature to adjust the length of your audio recording file. Click "Save" if you are satisfied with it. Now you can find the computer audio recording files in the output folder.

Preview and Clip Audio Recording

Tip - How to Add ID3 Metadata If You Recorded A Song

The recorded audio doesn't has ID3 information. So if the audio you want to record is music, you need to manually add the ID3 metadata information to the audio file. Here we will use VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate to show you how to add ID3 metadata information. Or you can go to Recommended:Top 3 Easy ID3 Metadata Editor to get more choices.

  1. Download VideoSolo Video Converter Ultimate and install it on computer. Then go to "Toolbox" > "Media Metadata Editor".

Interface for Toolbox

  1. Now click the "+" button to add the recorded audio file.

Media Metadata Editor

  1. When it comes to the editing panel, you are able to add the title, artist, album, composer, genre, year, track and comments to the audio file.

Add ID3 tags

With VideoSolo Screen Recorder, you can record any audio on your computer such as online streaming music, radio, BGM in gameplay, music in anime as well as songs in Spotify/Apple Music. Now it's the time to get the trial version to have a try!