How to Record Audio:
Best Tips

From in-depth walkthroughs to quick tutorials, we’re willing to bet that you’ve watched a video featuring a voice-over at some point in your life. Though subtitles remain as crucial as ever, there’s something to be said about the convenience of having a voice recorder to help you explain a concept to your audience, demonstrate a new digital tool, and anything else you can dream of that takes place on a computer. Still, if you’re relatively new to video making or simply don’t consider yourself tech-savvy, you might be wondering how to record audio in the first place using a smart device. 


Well, you’ve come to the right place. As the creators behind Voicemod, one of the best voice changers online, we know a thing or two about the subject. So, stick around as we share our expertise and help you make better videos than ever before. 

How to Record Audio on a PC 

You can record a video with audio on PC just as quickly as on Mac. In fact, Windows 10 has a feature explicitly crafted for it! As a bonus, your final recording will automatically be saved as an MP4 file, meaning you can easily upload it wherever you need in just a few minutes.

Getting started is simple — follow these steps:


  • Under Settings, head to the “Game Bar” section underneath “Gaming.”
  • Find the switch that says: “Record game clips, screenshots, and broadcast using Game Bar.” Turn it on.

To start recording, press the “Win” and “G” buttons to open the Game Bar and click “Start Recording.” Now you can make a video using your audio recorder!

How to Record Audio on a Mac


If you are a Mac user, these steps couldn’t be more straightforward to record audio with your device. Simply follow these easy instructions to get started making videos using your Mac’s built-in voice recorder


  1. Open the Quicktime app and select the option to start a new screen recording.
  2. Click the screen once to begin recording its entirety, or click-and-drag to select the area you want to be recorded.
  3. Ensure your voice is being recorded by double-checking your Sound Output settings in Quicktime. If the proper source is selected, you’re all set to hit “record.”

How to Record Discord Audio 

Next, let’s move on to one of the most popular uses for voice recorders: Discord. Whether you’re using the application to chat with friends overseas or easily communicate during a gaming session, Discord is arguably one of the best resources available today for connecting with others online. Furthermore, its comprehensive video-sharing abilities make it a major draw for anyone with a passion for sharing audio clips, screenshots, gameplay, and more.


As such, you might be wondering how you can record audio from Discord. From planning a live stream on YouTube with a fun voice changer to having a few clips saved for future reference, learning this trick will allow you to experiment with any kind of video you can think of.

Now, here’s the good news: Using Voicemod, recording audio from Discord couldn’t possibly be easier. Our team has spent hours ensuring the process is as smooth as can be, so you can spend less time clicking random buttons and more time talking with your friends and having fun — the way you were meant to!

If you want to learn
how to record audio on Discord, follow this straightforward guide.


First, to use Voicemod Voice changer in Discord, follow these steps:


  • Ensure Voicemod is set up properly on your device and configured to your microphone source.
  • Open the Discord app and head over to “User Settings.” Next, look for the “Voice & Video” section and click on it.
  • Confirm the Microphone (labeled Voicemod Virtual Audio Device, or WDM) is set as your input device. Your headphone or speakers should be set as the output device.

And to record your audio with your new voice changed on Discord, you can use tools like Audacity or OBS.

3 Popular Free Audio Recorders 

Now, it wouldn’t be fair for us to ignore some other excellent options anyone can use to make videos. If you don’t find yourself needing to use an audio recorder very often, consider some of the following options.


  1. GarageBand
    Created by Apple, GarageBand does more than look pretty: It’s also one of the most functional voice recorders out there. Though you’ll be restricted to a few basic features, it’s worth using if you just need to record a small slice of audio.
  2. Audacity
    Crafted primarily for beginners, Audacity is another solid choice if you need a simple audio recorder and don’t mind something that still looks like it was made in the early 2000s.
  3. Hya-Wave
    Learning how to record audio doesn’t get much simpler than Hya-Wave. Simply type the name into your favorite browser, click on the website, and get started with your audio recordings.

3 Tips for Recording Audio 

So, you’ve installed your copy of Voicemod, understand how to record audio on your device, and can’t wait to start using your new voice recorder. But, before you get started, take some time to ensure you’re following these tips to get the best recording possible.


  1. Control Your Mic Distance 
    If you’re speaking loudly, keep your microphone at a further distance. For quieter parts, bring it closer to keep your voice at a consistent volume.
  2. Manage Pops
    Microphones are sensitive to the “pops” our mouths make when pronouncing Ps and Bs. Manage these volume bursts by adjusting your distance and angle to decrease their intensity.
  3. Avoid Breathing into the Mic 
    Breaths sound extra clear when picked up by a microphone. Try turning away each time you take a breath to avoid distracting from your voice.

Now that you know how to record audio, you can begin a new recording while taking advantage of all the fun features Voicemod has to offer. Download Voicemod and check the video below to set it up in just a few minutes!


Windows 10/11 (64-bit)

How to use Voicemod with other games & apps

We have prepared some tutorials to help you configure Voicemod with your favorite programs.