How to record sound on Windows 10 PC?

Windows 10 is the latest Windows OS with a lot of useful built-in tools and programs. Voice Recorder app is just one of them. You can use it to record lectures, conversations, and other sounds you like. For example, you can play karaoke game on Windows computer, sing your favorite songs and record, practice a speeches by recording yourself speaking, etc.

How to record sound using Voice Recorder on Windows 10 PC?

Run Voice Recorder app (formerly known as Sound Recorder) in Windows 10, you will get a screen like below.

record sound using voice recorder windows 10
Hit the big Record button from the left bottom corner, you will enter the voice recording mode and get the sound recording window as below. You can then talk to the microphone, or speak normally and use the built-in microphone to pick up your voice or any other sound. Click on the pause button to pause recording, hit on it again to resume recording. When you finished recording, click the Stop button. We highly recommend you test the voice recording at first. If your recordings have no sound, you can refer to this can’t record sound on Windows 10 PC troubleshooting.

recording sound using voice recorder app for windows 10

Once you recorded sound using voice recorder app for Windows 10, you can go to the main software screen to edit the voice recordings, such as add markers to identify key moments, share, trim, rename, or delete your recordings. Right click on the voice recording, you can then open the folder where all your audio recording files are saved as m4a file format on your Windows 10 computer.

Record internal audios or sound in Windows 10

Some third party audio recorder can not only help you record sound from microphone on PC, but also record computer system sound or sound from internal sound card. In fact, you can simply install some virtual cable or sound card software on our PC, then use the Voice Recorder or any other audio recorders you prefer to record playback audios on computer. You can follow these steps to record internal sound in Windows 10 for free. If you are not comfortable with the tweaks to Windows OS settings, try a more professional audio recorder which can get the job done in simplified process. Check out this tutorial to record streaming music on PC.

Audio recording alternatives

Audacity is a popular audio editor and recorder. It provides us a free way to record audios on PC. Check out these steps to record sound as WMV or MP3 files in Windows 10.

Recording screen in Windows 10

If you want to record screen videos as well, do not miss out this tutorial to record screen in Windows 10 using the inbuilt screen recording utility, no third party software required.


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