You need to record your voice in many cases like important conference calls, your own covers of popular songs, and your voice letters for your parents. There is a built-in voicerecorder names Windows Sound Recorder for PC users and there is a media player names QuickTime with voice recording feature for Macbook users. Let's look at the quick guide and see how to record your voice on Windows and Macbook.

Part 1: How to Record Your Voice on Windows with Windows Sound Recorder

Windows Sound Recorder is a system-provided voicerecorder with a simple design. It is just made for voice recording. It is an audio recording program included in most versions of the Microsoft Windows metafamily of operating system. On Windows 10 (the tenth major release in the Windows NT family), it is replaced by Voice Recorder. Both of the Windows built-in recorders are easy for you to learn how to record your voice.

1. How to Record Your Voice on Windows 7 and Before

Step 1. Open Windows Sound Recorder

To Windows 8 or below operation system versions, you can find Windows Sound Recorder in "Start - All programs -System tool - Windows accessories " or you can click "Win+R" and search "soundrecorder" in the search bar.

Open Windows Sound Recorder

If you have a better external microphone for recording, you can right click on the sound icon and open "Recording devices" to change your input device.

microphone settings

Step 2. Start recording

You just need to click the record button to start recording and stop by another click. It will automatically record sound from the default microphone in your laptop.

Start recording

Step 3. Save recording

After you lick on the record button again, a new window will pop-up ask you to type the file name and the location where the recording will be saved. By default, the recorded sounds will be saved as a Windows Media Audio (WMA) file. If you close the Window or choose cancel, you can resume recording till you finish again.

Save recording

2. How to Record Your Voice on Windows 8 and After

Step 1. Find Windows Sound Recorder

For Windows 8/8.1/10, Windows Sound Recorder is called Voice Recorder, you can find it in Start menu. You can also search "recorder" in Windows the search bar.

find windows sound recorder

Step 2. Start recording

Start recording by clicking the blue button.

Start recording

Step 3. Save recording

You can pause the recording process and continue again by clicking the "Pause recording" button. Add markers to the track and click the middle blue button to stop recording.

save recording

Step 4. Play recording

Go to the recording file and playback the audio, you can click the pencil icon to rename the file.

Play recording

Step 5. Edit recording

Go to the recording file and playback the audio, you can click the pencil icon to rename the file.

Edit recording

Step 6. Share recording

Go to the recording file and playback the audio, you can click the pencil icon to rename the file.

Share recording

Part 2: How to Record Your Voice on a Mac with QuickTime Player

If your Mac is running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (2009) or later, the built-in QuickTime Player is much more powerful than its Windows version. It is not only a media player but also a voicerecorder and a screen recorder. Recording voice audio is just an easy job. Follow us and check how to record your voice on a Mac.

Step 1. Open QuickTime Player

Run QuickTime Player, chick "File - New Audio Recording" and open the audio recording panel.

open quicktime player

Step 2. Start to record your voice on Mac

Click on the down arrow beside the record button, choose the sound input and quality for your recordings. If you connected an external microphone, select the device you need to record your voice from. Choose a higher quality to get the best audio as you can. Then hit the record button to start recording your voice.

Start to record your voice

Step 3. Save recording

Click "Stop" button once you finish the audio recording. Then you can preview the untitled recorded audio and click "file - save" to rename and save the file to the local folder. It will be saved as an M4A file.

Save recording

Part 3: How to Record Your Voice on Mac and Windows - Leawo Music Recorder

Built-in voicerecorders in Window and Mac systems are convenient and require no configuration. But they are not perfect enough or lack of some important features. Windows Sound Recorder cannot choose the quality for the audio file. QuickTime Player lacks modify function. What can we do to those situations? A great alternative would be the best option. Let's see how Leawo Music Recorder works as the best alternative to those 2 voicerecorders. We will take the Windows version as the example for the operation on Mac is similar to that of the Windows.


Leawo Music Recorder 

☉ Record any sound from computer stream audio and built-in input audio.

☉ Record music from 1000+ music sites like YouTube, Facebook, Veoh, VEVO, etc.

☉ Schedule music recording via the internal recording task scheduler.

☉ Automatically/manually add and complete music tags like artist, album, cover, genre, etc.

☉ Save recorded musicfiles into either WAV or MP3 format for wide uses.

Download and install this Music Recorder software onto your computer and then follow the below steps to learn how to record your voice on computer.


Look at the interface, Leawo Music Recorder looks like a clean and pretty media player with an easy guide in the middle part. Before you start recording, do some needful settings by clicking the microphone button in the lower-left corner.

Step 1: Set the output directory

Go to "General", and choose an output folder for the audio files.

output settings

Step 2: Choose audio source

Go to "Audio Source" and choose the "Record Audio Input" as your built-in microphone or other external input audio streams. If you want to record from computer sound card, you just need to select "Record Computer Audio".


Step 3: Set output format

Go to "Format", select the output format as MP3 or WAV as you need. Bit Rate and Sample Rate can be adjusted to different frequencies. Then click "OK" to save and close the settings. For Mac version, you can output as M4V files too.

output settings

Step 4: Start recording voice

Start recording by clicking on the record button. Your voice will be recorded by Leawo Music Recorder completely on just one click.

start recording

Step 5: Save recording

Click the button again to finish recording process, the audio file will be saved on your PC. Right click on the newly-created track and open the download folder.

save recording

Step 6: Customize recorded audios

You can go to the media panel of Leawo Music Recorder for more features, choose the "newly recordings" to find your latest works. Right click and select "Edit Music Tags", then you can insert an album picture for your audios. More details can be added to the audio such as artist name and record year etc.

Edit music tags

There are more things on Leawo Music Recorder you can do. The scheduler indicates the time to start the recording and the duration. There are more options to make the recording process customizable like filter by the length of recording and split the audio files.

more features

If you're using a Mac computer, you could turn to Leawo Music Recorder for Mac, which could do exactly the same thing as that of the Windows version, and be compatible with Mac OS 10.6 and later.

Video Demo of How to Use Leawo Music Recorder


Compared with these 3 different voicerecorders, Windows Sound Recorder is quite simple to use but you need to set the recording device in another place. QuickTime has more options but only can save the audio as M4A. Both two built-in recorders have limited features like format to save as or music tag editing. Leawo Music Recorder is a voicerecorder designed for most of the computer users. it is much more functional than Windows Sound Recorder and QuickTime player. It creates high-quality audio files with album pictures and information details. Now you know how to record your voice with the best tool. Download and use Leawo Music Voicerecorder without hesitation and have a greater and more powerful recording experience.