How to Record Audio Playing on Mac Computer

It’s just Apple and the way they are. Their computers don’t allow you to record the computer audio with any of the built-in apps. I’m pretty sure you have found yourself in a such situation. Your computer is playing an audio and you want to record it but the app you are using doesn’t allow you to do that.

While you can go and purchase one of the commercial Mac apps but you may not want to spend your money in a software that does a single thing. Most of the programs that will allow you to record audio playing on Mac computer can be pretty expensive. This is a big problem for all those people who want a cheap way to record computer audio on Mac.

You may want to record the audio play on your computer for various reasons such as screen recording, making podcasts and so on. Let’s admit it, we all want a good software to allow us to record our screen and even the audio only. While I was searching about such a good app I come across Movavi Screen Capture Studio for Mac.movavi-screen-capture-studio

It’s not for free, but it doesn’t cost too much and from my point of view it’s a good investment. They offer a 7 days trial for you to test the software and then decide to buy it or not. It allows you to record your computer screen, computer audio and it also comes with a built-in video editor.

With Movavi screen capture studio you can even make your own audio book. If you don’t know, an audio book is kind of a video. A picture in background and the narrator talking. So let’s see how we can make an audio book with this app.

How to record an Audio book with Movavi Screen Capture Studio

It’s up to you if you want to make it like a video with an image on background, or simply record the sound. Personally I prefer with an image in background so I will show you how to do that.

The first thing you should do is to choose the image you want to use. Then open the screen capture studio. Under the control panel click on the Select button. Draw the recording frame over the image that you want to use as the cover page of your audio book. There is also an option when you can choose to make the image full screen.

Make adjustment to the mic and the sound level button. Leave at somewhere in the middle because you don’t want it to be a soft recording neither to loud. This may not be a bid deal because you can always make changes on the video editor later. It’s included when you purchase the app.

The video editor allows you to modify the recordings later. Cut parts, merge other soundtracks in the beginning or the end of the recording and much more. The app will always show the size of the file before saving so you can get an idea on whether your computer has enough hard disk space to store it. Save it and you’re done. If you decide to give it a try we would love to hear your thoughts. Feel free to write on the comment section below.

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