When we speak to WAV format, it usually refers to the uncompressed WAV format with many kinds of merits. WAV format could offer the highest quality, and editing WAV format is in fact relatively easy. Despite its merits, it also brings some problems to solve. For example, it would require a lot of disk space. Sometimes you just want to save recorded audio in WAV format for playback on Android device freely. Therefore, you just find some programs over the Internet and try them one by one. Sadly, these solutions do not yield good results. Here we would like to two solutions for your reference.

Part 1: How to Record WAV Audio with Windows Sound Recorder

Firstly, you could record audio in WMA with Windows' own Sound Recorder and then convert WMA audio files to WAV format with Leawo Video Converter.

You may need a bit more background before the steps on how to record a WAV file with Windows Sound Recorder.
Sound Recorder is an audio recording program included in the majority of the Microsoft Windows versions. Generally speaking, Sound Recorder can record audio from a microphone, headset and many more. The chief distinguishing feature of Sound Recorder is that it allows recording and saving the recorded audios in WMA format file.

How to turn Windows Sound Recorder to a WAV recorder to record audio in WAV format? Before recording, you may need to open Sound Recorder on Windows. The below steps would show you in detail how to record WAV audio with Windows Sound Recorder.

Step 1. Launch Windows Sound Recorder

For Windows 7 and previous versions, click "Start" icon in the bottom left corner of your computer > All Programs > Accessories where you could view the recorder and choose it. For Windows 8 and later versions, you could directly make good use of the search functionality of windows system, just open the "Start" icon at the bottom left corner, go to all Apps interface, and then search "sound recorder" in the searching bar. You would then see all apps. Select the "Sound Recorder".


Step 2: Start recording

When you come into the interface of the recorder, you may just click the "Start Recording" button when you need to record voice. Click the "Stop Recording" button if you stop the recording process, and there's the pop-up window where you could choose the output folder.

record audio with sound recorder

Step 3: Save recordings in WMA

You could input the name for the recording in the text box. Care must be taken not to change the suffix name and then choose to save. Sometimes if you need the specified audio format, you could choose the output media file and then click the "save" button.

Save recording in wma

Since Windows Sound Recorder only records audios and then saves in WMA format, you need to convert Sound Recorder recorded WMA audio files to WAV format with the help of Leawo Video Converter. Leawo Video Converter is such kind of the powerful WAV voice recorder to convert WMA audio files and other video files, DVD and online videos to WAV format with its easy-to-use interface. The program is mainly featured by the practical video editing function to customize your own specified video/audio files. Here we would like to explain each step carefully and in the right order. At first, you may free download and launch Leawo Video Converter Ultimate.


Video Converter 

☉ Convert video and audio between all formats.

☉ Trim, Crop, Effect, Watermark to edit video.

☉ Support 2D to 3D conversion.

☉ Add external subtitle and select audio channel.

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How to Convert WMA to WAV with Leawo Video Converter

Download and install this WMA to WAV converter on your computer and then launch it to get prepared to convert WMA audio to WAV format.

Step 1: Add WMA audio files

Open" Leawo Prof. Media " software, and click "Convert" tab or "Video Converter" to enter the Convert function module. Click "Add Video" button and choose recorded WMA audios for adding. You could also directly drag and drop source YouTube videos into the "Convert" panel.


Step 2: Select WAV as Output Format

Enter the "Profile" panel by going to drop-down box before the big green "Convert" button and taping on Change. Then select WAV from "Format > Common Audio" group as the target output format.

Select  Output Format

Step 4: Convert WMA to WAV

After setting WAV as output format, click the big green "Convert" button and select a proper saving location in the "Save to" box, then click white "Convert" at the bottom to start convert WMA audios to WAV format.

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By now, you have finished all the steps of recording WAV audios with Windows Sound Recorder. It will be a little bit trouble since it requires 2 apps. If you simply want to get a WAV audio directly, you could refer to the next solution.

Part 2: How to Record WAV Audio with Leawo Music Recorder

You could use Leawo Music Recorder to directly record audio and save the output files in WAV format with the highest quality and fastest speed. Leawo Music Recorder could be one worthy assistant for users to record any sound from any source like online websites, and save the output file WAV or MP3 format easily. Firstly, just free download and open Leawo Music Recorder by clicking the icon on your desktop.

Step 1: Select audio source as you need

Here we would not only use words to describe the results of interface functions, but also use visual elements to show users what the yielding results will be. Just click the "Audio Source" button like the picture displayed. Certainly, there are two modes for your selection: one is the "Record Computer Audio" selection and the other is "Record Audio Input." The program could be very flexible and able to change your option as needed.


Step 2: Set output format and directory

Users often face the conundrum of whether to make their voice recording more customizable. The WAV voice recorder with its user-friendly interface could offer a range of customizable functions from which each user can pick and choose. For example, these customizing functions are specific to you if you want to set the output directory under the "General" tab, select "WAV Audio" as output profile. You could then proceed directly to the next step on how to record a WAV file.


Step 3: Start recording WAV audios

Substantial work is often required to click the "Start" button as showed in illustration below in order to start recording audios. Just wait quietly for several minutes and the results would be shown in the library.


Step 4: Manually edit tags if necessary

The editing function available from Leawo Music Recorder is quite flexible. The software could fill the requirement of manual editing tags like album and title easily, so that recordigns could be easily recognized. All you need to do is right click recorded audio and then select "Edit Music Tags" option to edit tags like Title, Artist, Album, Year, Genre, etc.


With this all-in-one Leawo Music Recorder, the problem of recording audios and saving them as WAV files could be solved once for all. You could accomplish the task at one stroke. It's pretty low cost to pay on Leawo Music Recorder for recording WAV audios in one click, isn't it? If you want to record to record WAV file on Mac, then Leawo Music Recorder for Mac could be your ideal option.

Part 3: Video demo on How to use Leawo Music Recorder