When you are searching for a reliable and free audio recording software for Mac to do some recording thins, you might find out that there are many options in the Internet, most of which are not user-friendly or even cause an effect on your computer operation. Fortunately, there are also some awesome options for you. But, which is the best options currently available? Do we need to try every free audio recorder for Mac in the Internet and find the most appropriate one for Mac? Of course not!Read this article, you will find the best audio recording software for Mac.

Part 1: Top Five Free Audio Recorder Software for Mac

In the Internet, there are many free audio recorders for Mac. Here, we are going to introduce five top audio recording freeware for Mac.

1. GarageBand

GarageBand, which can be downloaded from the iLife in the Mac, is a fully equipped music creation studio, with which, original music can be composed and produced. Installed with this free audio recording software for Mac, you will gain a versatile multi-track audio recording studio. Besides, GarageBand is like a music library including large collection of music and sound effects loops, saving the trouble of searching other sound contents in the Internet that requires security in copyright. Apart from its function of producing music, its function as audio recorder for Mac freeware is also a great utility; here is an image to illustrate its running on your Mac:


2. Audacity

Audacity is open-source free audio recording software for Mac, and if you are not a professional musician or composer, you will be satisfied with it. The most advantage of this free Mac audio recorder, unlike other so-called free audio recording software, is that Audacity is not only “free for limited time” or “free with some specific functions locked”; all the functions of the Audacity are completely free of charge. As a free audio recorder for Mac, Audacity is capable of recording audio at any time through a microphone or mixer. Besides, it can also record at sample rates up to 192,000 Hz as long as it is subjected to an appropriate hardware and host selection.


3. Ardour

Although designed for Linux, Ardour is also available for Mac OS. This free Mac audio recorder is designed with three major functions: free recording, free editing and free mixing. As for free audio recording, Ardour is a good tool to record talented performers on instruments. And the recording from Ardour can be saved non-destructively or destructively in dozens of file formats. Besides, it can also import a video and use Ardour to extract its track.


4. Traverso

With an innovative and user-friendly interface using both the keyboard and the mouse, Traverso is free audio recording software for Mac with an open-source cross-platform. Aiming at both professional and amateurish users, Traverso can be commanded by users without experience. Besides, it is also capable of recording the live music produced by musician. Because of its open source, various add-ons and plug-ins are able to be easily added and all edits can be replayed in instantly.


5. iMusic

iMusic is also audio recording freeware for Mac. It has a music library in which you can search for music you like and download them from more than 3000 music sites. The most outstanding of this Mac audio recording freeware is that it can record audios non-destructively. Here is an image to show how it is running on the Mac.


Part 2: The Best Audio Recorder for Mac – Leawo Music Recorder for Mac

The last audio recording software for Mac I’d like to introduce is Leawo Music Recorder for Mac. It provides a professional approach for users to record all sources of audios. Apart from all the audio recording software for Mac mentioned above, the top-ranking one is definitely Leawo Music Recorder. The following unique functions will prove it.

Firstly, if you use Leawo Music Recorder to do some recording things, no audio will be escaped. In other words, this fabulous Mac audio recorder is capable of recording online audio, audio form microphone and other built-in input audio stream as well as audio being played on local computer. All the audio can be recorded by Leawo Music Recorder and saved as MP3 or WAV format. For people who wants to download music from YouTube freely, Leawo Music Recorder can be the best choice.

Secondly, this audio recording software is equipped with a built-in Task Scheduler, with which, users are able to conveniently recording audio or music by setting a start time and duration. This fabulous function is very user-friendly. It saves users the trouble of waiting for its recording. If you want to record something, just set the start time and duration and then you can just go about other tasks.

Thirdly, the music files you recorded from all kinds of sources can be applied to iTunes in one click. Thus, even if you cannot find some music in the iTunes due to the copyright, you can still record them with Leawo Music recorder from the Internet and then import them to the iTunes. In addition, you can also edit the recorded audio with this Mac audio recorder.


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.

Part 3: How to Record with Leawo Music Recorder for Mac

So how do we use this awesome audio recording software for Mac? There are six steps.

1. Choose output directory

Launch the Leawo Music Recorder and then click the microphone icon

Choose output directory

After clicking the microphone icon, we are in the “Audio Source Preferences” panel, then click the “General” icon to choose output directory.

choose output directory

2. Set audio source

One the same panel, click the “Audio Source” tab to set the audio source you want to record from. There are two choose available: Record Audio Input (Built-in Microphone, Built-in Input, Greatdy System Audio) and Record Computer Audio (Computer audio stream and online music).. Choose the one you need.

Set audio source

3. Set start time and duration

On the same panel, click the “Scheduler” icon, and then tape on the “Task Scheduler” to set a start time and duration.

Set start time and duration

4. Select output format of your recordings

One the same panel, click the “Format” icon to choose recording format.

Select output format of your recordings

There are three formats available: mp3, m4a and wav audio. Choose the one you need.

Choose the one you need

5. Start recording on Mac

After preparing the audio you need to record, click the red button to start recording and then click the recording button to stop recording.

Start recording on Mac

6、Manage your recordings

When the recordings are finished, you can see them in the “Library” interface. All the recordings are displayed with tags such as Name, Time and Date Added. First, choose a record, and then right click it and you can enter the editing interface. Finally, you can edit it as your wish.

Manage your recordings