How to Record Voice on MacBook Pro and Air with Internal/External Mic

How to Record Voice on MacBook Pro and Air with Internal/External Mic

You can use your Mac computer as a handy audio recording device to record lectures, music and voice. Just speak close to the microphone, and make sure the background noise is not obvious, then you can record voice on Mac with pretty good quality.

This article introduces 5 different ways to record your voice on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. Just read and choose the MacBook voice recorder software you like.

How to Record Voice on Mac

How to Record Voice on Mac

Part 1: How to Record Voice on Mac with AnyMP4 Screen Recorder

To record internal and external audio on Mac, AnyMP4 Screen Recorder can be your first choice. You can record audio from your Mac computer itself, internal/external microphone and other sources. The built-in audio trimmer to help you remove unwanted audio clips. Later, you can save Mac audio recording as MP3, M4A, WMA and other formats with high quality. The lightweight and intuitive interface is friendly to all users, especially for novices.

Step 1: Launch AnyMP4 Screen Recorder after the installation. To record voice on Mac desktop, choose Audio Recorder in the main interface.

Choose Audio Recorder

Step 2: Turn on Microphone to record your voice only. If you also want to record audio from a browser or program on your Mac computer, you can turn on System Sound as well. Then volume up or down the input audio source. Click REC to start recording voice.

Start Recording Audio

Step 3: When you stop audio recording, you will be in the Preview window. Click Play to pre-listen it. You can trim or even re-record the audio recording here. At last, click Save to record voice as MP3 on Mac.

Preview Audio

Part 2: How to Record Voice on Mac with Free Online Audio Recorder

AnyMP4 Free Online Audio Recorder is an online voice recorder free to use. You can record voice and system sound on Mac as MP3 format. Once you install its launcher, you can record voice and get a real-time preview here.

Step 1: Click Launch Free Recorder and download its launcher. Then run the online voice recorder.

Download Audio Recorder launcher

Step 2: Enable Microphone to select the input audio recording source. Later, Click REC to start recording voice on Mac.

Record Online Audio

Step 3: Click Stop to end up the voice recording process. You can unfold Media Library to play, share and manage the audio recording file online.

Stop Save Online Audio Recording

Part 3: How to Record Voice on Mac with QuickTime Player

QuickTime Player is a pre-installed video and audio recorder for all Mac users. You can create a voice recording on Mac for free with QuickTime Player as well.

Step 1: Open the QuickTime Player app on Mac.

Step 2: To record your voice on Mac, choose New Audio Recording from the File drop-down list.

Step 3: Click the drop-down icon to unfold a list. Select Microphone as the input audio source. Then choose the audio recording quality.

Step 4: Adjust the volume control to set how you hear the audio you’re recording on Mac.

Step 5: Click Record to start and stop recording voice on Mac.

Step 6: Choose Save from the File list to save QuickTime recording audio.

Record Voice with Quicktime

Part 4: How to Record Voice on Mac with Voice Memos

Voice Memos is also a free voice recorder for iOS and Mac users. You can create a voice memo on your iPhone or Mac. Not only the built-in microphone, but also external mic, supported headset and more are supported for Mac audio recording. Here is the tutorial to use Voice Memos to record voice on Mac. (Want to find voice recorder for Android ?)

Step 1: Open the Voice Memos app on Mac. Click Record to record voice with Voice Memos on Mac.

Step 2: You can click Pause or Resume buttons to record your voice flexibly.

Step 3: Click Done on the lower right corner to stop voice recording on Mac.

Record Voice with Memos

Part 5: How to Record Voice on Mac with Garageband

If you are trying to make an audio instructional recording along with your voice, you can use the Garageband application. You can record voice and save it on Mac on Garageband directly. Or you can add other audio presets and effects before exporting.

Step 1: Open the Garageband app on Mac. Open a new file and then click Voice in a new window.

Step 2: Enter the file name in the Save As field. Then set the output folder. Click Create to access the Garageband voice recorder.

Step 3: Choose Male Basic or Female Basic option in the left panel.

Step 4: Click Record to record voice on MacBook with Garageband.

Record Voice with Garageband

Part 6: FAQs of Recording Voice on Mac

Is there a maximum time limit?

No. You can record voice on Mac unlimitedly. Just make sure there is enough storage space on your computer. Later, you can record voice and computer audio on Mac for hours or even longer.

Can you record voice on Mac with external mic?

Yes. Plug the external mic into your Mac computer. After it is recognized, select the plugged-in mic as the input audio source.

How to record streaming audio on Mac?

You can use the above tools to record streaming audio on Mac successfully, expect for Voice Memos app. Voice Memos is a free voice recorder for Apple Mac and iOS devices. You cannot record internal audio with Voice Memos.

Conclusion

That’s all to record voice on Mac with AnyMP4 Screen Recorder, Free Online Audio Recorder, QuickTime Player, Voice Memos and Garageband. You can record your voice through the internal or external microphone with ease. After that, you can share or save voice recordings for further usages.

author Posted by Ted Klarso to Record Audio
August 19, 2020 17:16

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