Music is very popular nowadays. When you listen to music or audio, you may want to copy or record or edit it, so you can play it at any time in the future. There are quite many audio recorder for you to choose. If you are a Mac user and you are into music and entertainment duplication quite a lot, and you are thinking of listening, creating, recording and copying audio with a Mac without any charge, apparently, the best method to record audio on Mac is to own an audio recorder. With the quicker development of software market, many software companies have developed various audio recorders for Mac, which are quite useful. However, which are the 5 best audio recorders for Mac? How to define a good audio recorder on Mac? Everyone holds different opinions, and there is no absolute answer to this question. On the basis of my own experience, I would like to list and introduce you 5 best audio recorders for Mac in the following paragraphs.

Part 1: 5 Best Audio Recorders for Mac

This part will show you 5 best audio recorders for Mac. They are respectively Leawo Music Recorder, Audacity, Audio Hijack, Macsome Audio Recorder, and Streaming Audio Recorder. And with these audio recorders for Mac, you will be able to record audio from the main streaming music service to create audio files in various audio formats.

No.1: Leawo Music Recorder

Leawo Music Recorder is a quite famous audio recorder for Mac, which is wonderful and is very user-friendly. Users can easily use the Leawo Music Recorder software to record music on Mac, which enables you to record any music or audio from all kinds of music sources free of charge, such as BBC Radio, Pandora, iHeart and so on. Leawo Music Recorder software also offers you functions to enjoy better music recordings on Mac. For example, you can save in the audio formats of MP3 or WAV, and the music quality is lossless. This user-friendly audio recorders for Mac provides me with quite a marvelous fun with music. You will fall in love with this best audio recorder for Mac once you begin to use it.


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.

No.2: Audacity

Figure 2: Audacity
Audacity is really a good audio recorder on Mac, because it is free of charge, and whose source is open to users. Audacity is the top 2 best audio recorder for Mac, for this software program can edit, record, and mix audio. This audio recorder on Mac is very useful with various extensive features, and you can use it at your disposal.


No.3: Audio Hijack

Audio-Hijack is the top 3 best audio recorder for Mac, which makes it possible for you to record any audio from various sources and offers you functions to process the audio for what you like. This audio recorder on Mac, with quite amazing options, allows you to record and converse your audio, whose interface is really user-friendly and rather straightforward for you to operate. No matter how much experience you have, you can operate this audio recorder for Mac without any difficulty.


No.4: Macsome Audio Recorder

Macsome Audio Recorder is an awesome audio recorder on Mac, which makes it accessible for you to record audio on Mac from various applications, such as Skype, DVD Player, and other sources. This Mac audio recorder provides you with the service of customizing recording settings, which can increase the quality of audio from all kinds of applications. The time to record audio on Mac can be set, and the audio recording is able to be saved into AAC or MP3 files, which is really a sophisticated Mac audio recorder.


No.5: Streaming Audio Recorder

Streaming Audio Recorder is one powerful audio recorder on Mac, which is qualified with many extensive capabilities of conversing and editing audio for Mac. You can use this software to record audio from a variety of sources. Moreover, you can use it to edit tags as you like and it works quite smoothly on Mac.

Streaming Audio Recorder

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

Leawo Music Recorder for Mac is equipped with the best functions to record audio without any difficulty. The recording files can be saved with WAV or MP3 format, which allows you to obtain music free of charge. The recorded audio will not loss quality and it enables you to edit music tags as you like. Here, the operating steps to use Leawo Music Recorder for Mac are listed in below.

Step 1: Choose the source of audio

First of all, you need to download and install Leawo Music Recorder for Mac. After that, you need to launch the software. In the main interface, you will see two choices, and No.1 is “Choose the audio source by clicking”, and then you need to click this one to enter the “Audio Source Preferences” panel, and then you select the “Audio Source” function to choose “Record Built-in Audio” (Built-in Microphone, Built-in Input, Greatdy System Audio) or “Record Computer Audio” (Computer audio stream and online music) as you like. And you need to click the “OK” button to confirm your operation.

choose audio source

Step 2. Select the output format and output path of the recorded audio

After that, you need to get back to the main interface, and also click No.1 “Choose the audio source by clicking”, and then click “Format” to enter into the “Format Preferences” panel. Then you need to choose the Output Format from the drop-down menu, such as MP3 or WAV and W4A. Then you need to set the audio code, bit rate and sample rate by using the “Audio Setting” function.

select output format

And then click “General” to get into the “General Preferences” panel to set the output path of the recorded file and choose the language you would like to use.

set output path

Step 3. Record audio

After the above two steps, you need to click back to the main interface and click the red square “Start” button to begin the recording process. You’d better click the red “Start” button first and then play your source audio.

record audio

Step 4. Edit tags of recorded audio

You need to get back to the main interface and select “Library” on the left menu and then click “All Recordings”, and right click the recorded audio file to enter into the “Music Tags Edit” panel to change or add the tags manually to your preference, such as the title, artist, album, year and genre. And finally click “OK” to finish your operation.

edit music tags