How to Record Audio on Your Mac?

Record It allows you to record audio on Mac. You can record system sound, microphone sound and any other audio devices' sound.

Please note that to record audio, there needs a plugin Soundflower which is a free extension that enables you to capture system sounds on your Mac. It acts as a virtual audio input device and sends the sound from music, videos, and system alerts that you would normally hear through your speakers to the input channel so that it may be recorded by screen capturing software.

Click Here to download Soundflower. If you install failed, please click here to solve this issue.

Record It offers two sound setting options to record sound. One option is auto setting, and the other is manual setting.

For auto setting, there are different recording situations:

- If you only need to record internal computer audio, please refer to the following instructions:

1. After successful installation of Soundflower, you just need to open Record It;

2. Click Screen on the homepage and choose the area you need to capture;

3.Then in Audio Sources option, tick System Sound under Audio Sources(Auto), then Record It will do the rest for you automatically;

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4. At last you can click Recording Button to start recording.

- If you need to record internal microphone sound, Please refer to:

1. After successful installation of Soundflower and open Record It;

2. Click Screen on the homepage and choose the area you need to capture;

3.Then in Audio Sources option, tick Microphone under Audio Sources(Auto), then Record It will do the rest for you automatically;

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4. At last you can click Recording Button to start recording.

Note: if you just need to your own sound, you need to turn off your internal computer audio apps, otherwise there will has system sound in your video.

- If you need to record your internal computer audio and your own sound, please refer to:

1. After successful installation of Soundflower and open Record It;

2. Click Screen on the homepage and choose the area you need to capture;

3.Then in Audio Sources option, tick System Sound & Microphone under Audio Sources(Auto), then Record It will do the rest for you automatically;

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4. At last you can click Recording Button to start recording.

- While if you need to record external microphone sound or bluetooth headset sound, you can do as:

1. After successful installation of Soundflower and open Record It;

2. Click Screen on the homepage and choose the area you need to capture;

3.Then in Audio Sources option, tick Microphone under Audio Sources(Auto), then Record It will do the rest for you automatically;

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4. At last you can click Recording Button to start recording.

For manual settings, there are also the same recording needs as that in auto setting.

(Note: this option also needs the successful installation of Soundflower)

- Only need to record internal computer audio, please refer to the following instructions:

1. Go System Preferences -> Sound.

2. Click the Input -> Internal Microphone.

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3. Clike the Output -> Multi-output Device.

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4. Open Record It, select an area, then choose Soundflower(64ch) in audio sources.

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- If you need to record own sound, please refer to:

1. Go System Preferences -> Sound.

2. Click the Input -> Internal Microphone.

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3. Click the Output -> Internal Speakers.

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4. Open Record It, select an area, then choose Built-in Microphone in audio sources.

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- If you need to record your internal computer audio and your own sound, please refer to:

1. Go System Preferences -> Sound.

2. Click the Input -> Internal Microphone.

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3. Click the Output -> Multi-output Device.

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4. Open Record It, select an area, then choose Aggregate Device in audio sources.

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There we recommend that you use external microphone rather than Internal Microphone.

- Record externalmicrophone sound

1. Go System Preferences -> Sound.

2. Click the Input -> External Microphone.

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3. Click the Output -> Headphones.

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4. Open Record It, select an area, then choose External Microphone in audio sources.

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- Record bluetooth headset sound

1. Go System Preferences -> Sound.

2. Click the Input -> Bluetooth Headset.

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3. Click the Output -> Multi-output Device.

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4. Open Record It, select an area, then choose Aggregate Device in audio sources.

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In Aggregate Device, you need to tick your bluetooth headset, and do not select Soundflower(64ch).

Learn More about how to create Multi-output Device and Aggregate Device