Have you ever wanted to record your sound to make ringtone or record what you need to do to remind yourself? What if you want to record what you did today as audio diary? Under such circumstances, what will you do? How to record voice from microphone? I believe after you read this guide, you will find answer to record voice from microphone.

Part 1: How to Record Voice from Microphone on PC with Windows Sound Recorder

Windows Sound Recorder is pre-installed in every Windows computer. In other words, you don’t need to download and install it again. When you need to record voice from microphone, you can simply get this microphone voice recorder at hand. For Windows 8.1 or earlier, it is named Sound Recorder. However, for Windows 10 or later, it is renamed Voice Recorder. Voice Recorder enjoys more functions than Sound Recorder with more modern interface. Here we would like to introduce how to record voice from microphone with Windows Sound Recorder on Windows 8.1 or earlier version.

1. On Windows 7 or earlier, go to Start > All programs > Accessories > Sound Recorder and double click Sound Recorder, then you open this microphone voice recording software. Or click "Winkey+ R" and enter the software name to the pop-up box, then Sound Recorder will be activated.


2. Plug your microphone to your computer. Then activate the recording button to start to record voice microphone. You can speak anything or sing a song via microphone. When it is OK, click the recording button again to stop.


3. After clicking the recording button, a pop-up box will allow you to choose destination folder. Usually, your recording is saved in WMA by default.


Part 2: How to Record Voice from Microphone on Mac with QuickTime Player

Similar to Windows Sound Recorder, QuickTime Player is also pre-installed on Mac. This microphone voice recorder allows you to play, edit and share audio files on Mac. You can also record from a wide range of sound sources like built-in microphone, external microphone and online audio. Its interface is super clear and modern which enables you to quickly learn how to use it. How to record voice from microphone with this microphone voice recording software? Let’s learn how.

1. Launch QuickTime Player, then choose File > New Audio Recording.


2. Click the inverted triangle icon to choose audio source. Here you can choose "Built-in Microphone: Internal microphone" as the audio source, you can also tick "High" or "Maximum" to set sound quality.


3. Click the recording button to start to record voice microphone. You can simply say what you want to say via microphone. In the bottom, you can drag volume slider to change volume.


4. After you finish recording voice microphone, head to File > Export to export save the recording to the target output directory and choose output format.


Part 3: How to Record Voice from Microphone with Leawo Music Recorder

Leawo Music Recorder for Mac provides a comprehensive solution to record voice from microphone that is able to record audio from internal audio source and external audio source. No matter you want to record audio from local disk or from online music site and radios like YouTube, Instagram, Dailymotion and so on, this microphone voice recorder can easily actualize it. The microphone voice recording software has free trial version. If you are satisfied at it, you can purchase it to enjoy its service for one year or a lifetime. This microphone voice recorder also allows you to enhance sound quality by setting bit rate and sample rate. It can also automatically download music tags like title, genre, year, album name, etc. It is applicable on Windows and Mac.


Leawo Music Recorder 

☉ Record any sound from computer and microphone audio.
☉ Record music from 1000+ music sites: YouTube, Facebook, etc.
☉ Schedule music recording via the recording task scheduler.
☉ Automatically/manually add music tags: artist, album, etc.
☉ Save recordings to either WAV/MP3/W4A format.

Download and install this Leawo Music Recorder on your computer. Now the following tutorial will lead you how to record voice from microphone on Windows and Mac.

Section 1. How to record voice from microphone with Leawo Music Recorder on Mac

It should be noted that Leawo Music Recorder for Mac runs on Mac OS 10.6 and later.

Step 1: Set audio source

set audio source

Click the little microphone icon to choose "Audio Source". Since we need to record voice microphone, choose "Record Built-in Audio".

Step 2. Select output format

set output format

Navigate to Leawo Music Recorder > Preferences > Format to change the output format. WAV, M4A or MP3 are available here.

Step 3. Choose output directory

Set the output directory

On the "Preferences" panel, go to Preferences > General to choose the target output directory.

Step 4. Start to record voice microphone

start to record

Back to main interface to click the red button to start recording voice from microphone. When you finish recording, you can tap on the button again.

Step 5. Edit music tags manually

edit mp3 audio tags

Go to "Library > All Recordings" to right click the recording and select "Edit Music Tags" option to add and edit music tags like title, artist, album, etc.

Section 2. How to record voice from microphone with Leawo Music Recorder

It should be noted that Leawo Music Recorder works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

Step 1: Set output format

Click the drop-down icon at top right at bottom left to invoke "Settings". Under "Format", you can select MP3 or WAV as the output format. If you want high sound quality, you can increase the bit rate and sample rate.

Step 2: Set audio source

On the same panel, go to "Audio Source", "Record Computer Audio" and "Record Audio Input" are available. Choose "Record Audio Input" to record voice microphone.


Step 3: Set output directory

Then head to "General" to select the target output directory by pressing the yellow folder icon.

output settings

Step 4. Start to record voice from microphone

In the main interface, click the read recording button to get ready for recording. You can speak via microphone and the microphone voice recorder will record what you say.

Record and download

Step 5. Manually edit recording tags if needed

The embedded music tag in this microphone voice recorder is able to automatically download music tags. If needed, you could also right click the recording to select "Edit" to edit music tags like title, song, artist, etc. on the recording panel.


Video Demo of How to Use Leawo Music Recorder