How to Record Audio Using Audio Recorder Module

Leawo Screen Recorder provides an intuitive interface and clear guidance for both novices and experts to record audio.

Step 1: Enter Audio Recorder Module

Launch Leawo Screen Recorder on your computer. Then, click "Record Audio" button to enter the Audio Recorder module.

Step 2: Set Output Preferences

Before recording audio, you can first set the output directory, audio format, audio quality, and audio sample rate. Click the three-bar icon on the top menu bar and choose "Settings" option in the drop-down menu, a "Preferences" panel will pop up. Click "Output" tab in the left column to set output preferences.

  • Output directory: Click the three-dot icon in the end of "Location of output files" option, then browse and choose a local folder as the audio output directory.
  • Audio format: Select an audio format among MP3, AAC, M4A, WMA, OGG, DTS, OPUS, AC3, MKA, and FLAC. By default, the audio format is MP3.
  • Audio quality: Select audio quality between High, Medium and Low.
  • Sample rate: Select audio sample rate between 48000, 44100, and 32000. The higher the sample rate, the richer the audio details.

Step 3: Configure Sound Settings Before Recording

By default, the audio recording process will automatically record system sound. You can use the scrollbar to adjust volume, and the volume of the sound will be displayed in the volume bar below the scrollbar. To switch to another source of system sound, click the down-arrow icon before the System Sound icon to call out a drop-down menu with a list of available sources.

If a microphone is plugged in, you can click the "Microphone" button to enable the feature. Similarly, to switch to another microphone source, click the down-arrow icon to call out a drop-down menu with a list of available sources.

To disable system sound or microphone sound, click the button of each feature until a cross icon appears in the lower right corner.

Step 4: Start to Record Audio

The "Record" button is located in the right of the Audio Recorder window, click it to start recording. Or, you can press the hotkeys you set to start recording. By default, the hotkeys to start and stop recording are "Ctrl + Alt + S". If you’ve checked the "Show countdown before recording" option in the "Preferences" panel, the recording will begin after the countdown (from 3 to 1).

During the audio recording process, you can click the pause button to temporarily stop the process, and click the resume button to restart the stopped process. Alternatively, you can press the hotkeys you set to pause and resume the process. By default, the hotkeys to pause and resume are "Ctrl + Alt + R". To minimize the window, click the minus button in the end, or press the hotkeys you set to hide the panel. By default, the hotkeys to show and hide the flat panel are "Ctrl + Alt + H".

If you want to enable or disable "System Sound" or "Microphone" during the webcam recording process, click the settings button , and then click the icon of each feature to enable or disable the corresponding feature.

To schedule the recording process, click the clock button in the top menu bar, and select the checkbox before "Record length". Then, enter time in the boxes, or enter time by clicking the "Modify" button . Plus, you can select the checkbox before "Shut down when recording ends" to let the program automatically shut down after the screen recording process is complete.

Note: The record length should be not less than 1 second.

Step 5: Manage Recordings

After the audio recording process is complete, click the "Stop" button to stop recording. Or, you can press the hotkeys you set to stop recording. By default, the hotkeys to stop recording are "Ctrl + Alt + S". Then, in the "Record History" panel, all recordings will be listed with name, dimension (if available), duration (if available), and size. In addition, you can click the box before "History" to show all recordings, video, audio, or screen capture respectively, or search for recordings in the searching bar.

By clicking on each recording, four buttons will appear in the end. You can click the "Play" button to view the recording, click the "Rename" button to rename the recording, click the "Open folder" button to open the location of the recording, and click the "Delete" button to delete the recording.

To remove all history recording from the list, click "Remove all" button in the bottom, and then click "OK" button in the pop-up window. If you don’t want to delete local file, uncheck the box before "Delete local file".

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