You may know how it is easy for you to download streaming music online, but do you know that you can record audio from computer? How about recording your own song? Thanks to the development of the recording technology nowadays, you can get high-quality recorded music files. Therefore, this post will introduce how to record audio from your computer, and you could follow the instruction in this guidance to make it easily.

Part 1: How to Record Audio from Windows Computer with Stereo Mix?

To settle how to record audio from Windows computer, you can resort to Stereo Mix to finish this task perfectly. Stereo Mix is a special recording option that is offered by your sound drivers on your computer. Stereo mixing allows you to accurately record what is output to the speakers without any analog/digital conversion. This feature is very convenient for recording audio from a website. Now let’s begin to have a look at how to use Stereo Mix to record your computer audio simply.

  • Step 1: Navigate down to the system tray of your computer and find the audio icon to right-click on it. Then you need to choose “Recording Devices” to enter into the settings panel.
  • Step 2: Right-click on the blank space in the sound panel and see if both “View Disabled Devices” and “View Disconnected Devices” options are checked. If not, you need to tap on them to check.
  • Step 3: After you see the option of “Stereo Mix” displaying in the panel, you can right-click on it to hit on “Enable” button to turn it on, and then you will see a little green dot beside the option.
  • Step 4: Hit on “Apply” button and then tap on “OK” to confirm and save your settings.
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  • Step 5: Finally, you can fire up a recording tool on your computer and choose “Stereo Mix” instead of your microphone before you begin a recording. For instance, you can find this option from the drop-down menu in Audacity.
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    If you can not find the “Stereo Mix” option with the steps shown above, it is likely that your Windows drivers do not support it. You can try to download and install the older Windows XP/Vista drivers to get around this issue. Remember to create a system restore point before you change your drivers to avoid data losing.

Part 2: How to Record Audio from Mac Computer with BlackHole?

Since MacOS does not provide a native way for users to get the internal/system audio, a third party solution like BlackHole is required. BlackHole is a modern, open source virtual audio driver for MacOS. It is developed by Devin Roth / Existential Audio, and is commonly used to record internal audio from Mac computer. It is regarded as the compensation to native audio recorder on Mac. Follow the detailed steps below to record audio from Mac with BlackHole.

Step 1: First you need to install the plugin BlackHole on your Mac computer.

Step 2: There are two settings options for you to use to record your internal computer audio: Auto setting and Manual setting.