How to Record Audio

Introduction

Free Audio Editor allows you to record BBC News from Internet radio stations, sound snippets from your favorite DVD movie, audio from a game… any sound that you can hear, you can record it. Simply click the record button and any sound will be saved to harddisk as a file for later listening or processing.

Step 1. Activate Audio Recorder

Launch Free Audio Editor. Click “Home – New Record” to select recorder sample rate & channel and click “OK” to activate audio recorder window.

Activate Audio Recorder

 

Step 2. Select Recording Source

Choose a proper sound card and select the sound source in your system. The names of the sound source to record streaming audios maybe different in various operating systems, usually named as Stereo Mix, Phone Line, Aux Volume, Video Volume, Mic Volume, Line In, CD Audio and so on.
Tips: If you do not choose the correct sound source, no audio signal would be detected or recorded even if you can hear it.

Select Recording Source

 

Step 3. Specify Recording Settings

Start to play the audio file you want to record and you can see wave variations in the wave pattern. Drag slider to adjust the recording volume. Set a specific time by clicking “Timer Record” to automatically start recording. You also have the power to record without silence.
Tips: If the volume is too low, you can see only very small variations in the wave pattern. If the sound is being clipped off because the volume is too high, move the volume setting down until most of the volume range is displayed without clipping.

Specify Recording Settings

 

Step 4. Start Recording

After everything is set, click the red round record button to start recording. To stop recording, click “Pause”. Then, click “Keep” to input the recording to the waveform window of audio editor.

 

Step 5. Save the Recording

Now, the recording is displayed in the waveform window, you can edit it or add audio effects to meet your demands. You can just go back to the “Home” tab and click the “Save” button to save the changes to the original file or click “Save File As” to Start Recording with a different file name and/or location. After that you can select the output folder and format as well as adjust the output quality. Now, enjoy the recorded file on your music player!

Save the Recording