Easiest Way to Record Audio on MacOS

Recording Sound in MacOS with QuickTime Player

Social media is all about content and this content is now moving to videos. If you also want to create video content, you need to know how to record good videos and edit it properly. If you doing it for casual videos, then the mobile phone works well. If you want to go with professional quality videos, you need to buy either buy a good video camera or at least go with a good microphone that records noise free audio. Most of the good microphones are the external mic. If you are using an external mic, you need to know how to record audio without many efforts.

Before knowing this way, you need to have a good microphone. You can check these affordable microphones.

There can be many more costly mics. It depends on your usage. Blue Yeti USB Microphone is notable.

Quicktime recording is the easiest way to record audio in your phone. So, you do not need to download and install any typical audio recording app. QuickTime is already available in MacOS. So why to go with complicated way until you expert in audio editing things.

Recording Sound in MacOS with QuickTime Player

Follow these steps to record sound in MacOS with QuickTime Player.

  • Open QuickTime Player. It is located in the /Applications/ folder.
  • The pull down the File menu and chose New Audio Recording.
    Recording Sound in MacOS with QuickTime Player
  • Click the red (o) Record button to start recording audio with default microphone.
  • Hit the same button to stop recording.
  • You can play to listen. If you are satisfied with the recording, you can go to “File” menu and choose “Save”. Enter the name to save.

It records audio in the M4a file. This the high quality compressed audio format with variable bitrate using the AAC code. It works in most of the devices. So, you do not need to worry about the audio format compatibility.

The sound quality depends on the quality of microphone attached to your system. Built-in microphone of Macbook also records good quality audio. You can even use the iPhone’s earphones to record nice audio clips.

Final Words

This was the quickest way to record audio in MacOS. If you want more features, you can go with god audio recording apps available for MacOS. Audacity, Apowersoft Audio Recorder, and Piezo are most notable.

If you have anything to ask, you can always comment below and ask.

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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.

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