There are some occasions when you have to record voice on computer. For example, record a commentary for your video tutorial, or record an online interview on your PC. But how to do that? Well, follow this guide and you will quickly learn how to record voice on computer, whether or not you have a microphone.


Before we start, you should make sure there is at least one audio input device. It can be an internal microphone within your laptop, an external microphone, a headset, or even an earphone. A professional external microphone is the best device for recording voice on computer with high quality. Besides the device, audio recorder software is a must-have. Keep reading and you will know how to record voice on computer with good audio recorder software.

VideoSolo Screen Recorder – Grab Voice in High Quality on Windows and Mac

You may have heard about what is so-called "professional recorder" such as OBS, but after trying some of them, it usually turns out to be a little disappointing for being difficult to use or whatever. But VideoSolo Screen Recorder, as a top-notch recorder in the market, won't let you down if you have a try. Although by its name, you will spontaneously regard it exceptionally as a screen recorder, it is actually a multifunctional recorder, including the feature of recording audio through microphone and system sound card. You can easily check both of them or one of them with one-click.

In the following minutes, I will guide you through how to record voice on computer with VideoSolo Screen Recorder.


Step 1. Connect the Microphone and Launch the Recorder

If you have an external microphone, plug it into the specific jack on your computer, and make sure the microphone has been activated in your computer.


After downloading VideoSolo Screen Recorder from the above button, you should install it by making several clicks according to instruction. Launch it, after is are set and it appears like this.

Main Interface of VideoSolo Screen Recorder

Step 2. Open "Audio Recorder" and Toggle on Microphone

On its main interface, press "Audio Recorder". You should first toggle on the microphone and move the sliders below to adjust the sound volume. If you want to record system sound from output devices while recording microphone, you can toggle on the first button so that your computer can capture sound sources at the same time.

Audio Recorder to Adjust Sound

Step 3. Preset Audio Settings like Quality and Output

Prior to starting recording voice, you are supposed to make your audio configurations by clicking on "More settings" besides the gear-shaped icon. Slide down to the output field where you can choose which audio format (WMA, MP3, M4A, and AAC.) and quality (from "Lowest" to "Lossless") to your desire. Save your settings by pressing "OK".

Output Audio Settings

Step 4. Initiate Audio Recording and Save It

Once fully prepared, go ahead with "REC" and start recording your voice with microphone. When you complete your speech, just press the Stop icon to end recording. Then save it to a specific computer location after preview. Now, you can enjoy your recorded audio file easily on the location where you have placed it.

Recording Voice on Computer

Windows Built-in Voice Recorder – Record Microphone Sound Quickly

But for some people, standalone applications are not so convenient as a built-in program on Windows. In this case, you'd better try this Voice Recorder which is bundled with Windows 10. It is convenient and useful at hand. But please note that it can't record the sound coming from your PC, it can only record your voice that coming from the microphone.


1. It is very easy to locate it from Windows 10. Just type "Voice Recorder" in the search box on the bottom left corner.

Open Voice Recorder on Windows 10

2. It appears a big microphone icon for you to start recording. Go ahead with a click on it and you can start speaking through microphone.

Start Recording Icon of Voice Recorder

3. Under the middle Stop button, there are two small ones. The left is to control pause and resume if you want to have a break during recording, while the right flag-like icon is responsible for adding labels to your recording content so as to help you mark some important places.

Pause, Resume and Add Marks During Recording Audio

4. Click the Stop icon in the center of the screen if you have completed. It is automatically saved on the recording list with its birth date and time under it.


It is very quick to record your voice with microphone on Windows with this method. Yet, it is a pity that these recorded files are not as high-quality as those made by professional audio recorders.


QuickTime – A Simple Way to Record Your Voice on Mac

Like Voice Recorder, QuickTime is also a built-in program but it is in Mac. Every Mac holder can try it very conveniently. It is a multimedia technology handling not only audio but also video, animation, music and more. With it, you can quickly record your voice through microphone on Mac.


1. To use it, open the application folder on Mac and search its full name. Click its icon to activate it.

2. Go to "File" > "New Audio Recording" on its intuitive interface.

QuickTime Open New Audio Recording

3. Then, it appears like this. Drop down the down arrow beside the recording button on the center. You can make your selections on sound input (microphone) and quality settings. Drag the slider to adjust the volume on the bottom.

QuickTime Tick Microphone and Quality

4. After all is ready, press the red Record button to initiate recording. And finally, click the same button to end recording.

5. Click "File" > "Save" to save it to your hard drive.


To record voice on a laptop with microphone, you actually have many choices. But do choose the most convenient and efficient one. If you care more about voice quality, VideoSolo Screen Recorder can be your priority.