[3 Solutions] How to Record Screen with Internal Audio on Mac

Jenefey Aaron Jenefey Aaron
Sep 28, 2021 (Updated: Oct 31, 2022)Filed to: Record Audio

Here you can get 3 easy ways to record system audio on Mac. If you want to know the best situation to use each tool quickly, here are some suggestions you can refer to.

  • AnyRec Screen Recorder: Easy audio recording software for all Mac users.
  • QuickTime Player: Install BlackHole or SoundFlower before recording system audio on Mac.
  • Audacity: A free audio recorder with old-fashioned interface. Also, need to install SoundFlower first.
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Record Internal Audio on Mac

In 2024, Mac still lacks default internal audio recording software. If you want to record system sound on Mac, use third-party programs or install add-ons. Don’t worry about that. Now you can use the following 4 methods to seamlessly record program audio, gameplay audio, notification sound, Internet audio, etc.

1. AnyRec Screen Recorder: Record All Sound on Mac Flexibly

If you want to record both screen video and audio on Mac with high quality, AnyRec Screen Recorder is your wise choice. It provides audio recorder, video recorder, window recorder, and more that can suit different recording scenarios. Its advanced editing tools are also suitable for quick editing before saving.

Pros

Record internal sound on Mac with/without screen video losslessly.

Save your audio recording to MP3, M4A, WMA, CAF, FLAC, OGG, or OPUS.

Cons

Need to upgrade to access advanced video/audio editing tools.

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AnyRec Screen Recorder

Record Mac screen with the internal or external audio tracks from system and microphone.

Provide the noise cancellation and voice enhancement to make clean audio.

Adjust the volume separately and the output video parameters to keep high quality.

Clip, and edit the recordings easily according to your need.

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Step 1.Free download AnyRec Screen Recorder and launch it on your Mac. Click the "Audio Recorder" button.

Open AnyRec Screen Recorder for Mac

Step 2.Enable the toggle button before "System Sound". Later, click the "REC" button to start recording internal sound on Mac.

Record System Sound

Step 3.Once stop, you can preview or trim the audio recording. At last, click the "Save" button to export it.

Save Audio Recording
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2. QuickTime Player: Install BlackHole or SoundFlower Before Audio Recording

QuickTime Player can be your free choice for Mac recording. But if it is the first time you record audio in QuickTime Player, you must first download and install BlackHole (or SoundFlower). Otherwise, QuickTime cannot detect the audio source.

Pros

Default Mac screen recorder that works on all MacBook Air and Pro.

Trim the audio recording file to delete unwanted clips.

Cons

Need to install BlackHole or SoundFlower for internal audio recording with QuickTime.

Step ”1″.”Free

Install BlackHole

Step 2.Click the "+" button on the lower left corner. Then click "Create Multi Output Device". Go to this newly created tab. Select "Built-in Output" and "BlackHole 2ch".

Multi Output Device

Step 3.From the top Apple dropdown, click "System Settings" (Or System Preferences). Go to the "Sound" tab. In the "Output" tab, click "BlackHole 2ch".

Step 4.Open QuickTime Player. Click "New Audio Recording" from the top "File" dropdown list. Then, unfold the down-arrow icon. Select "BlackHole 2ch". Now, you can click the "Record" button to record internal audio on Mac with QuickTime Player.

BlackHole 2ch QuickTime Player

3. Audacity: Need SoundFlower to Record System Audio on Mac

Audacity is also a free audio recorder for Mac, Windows, and Linux users. To record Mac computer audio with Audacity, you need to install Soundflower add-on. What’s more, its complicated interface is not friendly to beginners. You need to spend some time getting used to it.

Pros

Record, edit, and play audio on Mac with basic features.

Trim a recorded audio within Audacity.

Cons

Soundflower is required for Mac internal audio recording with Audacity.

Record audio only. Lack of screen video recording function.

Step 1.First, you should download and install Soundflower on your Mac, then click the "Audio HDMI Setup" button to change the audio settings. Click the "Internal Audio Rec" button in the left pane and click the "Built-in Output" and "Soundflower" buttons.

Soundflower Output Settings

Step 2.Go to the System Preferences and click the "Sound" button. In the Output option, click the "Multi-Output Device" button as the output sound to record your Mac screen with the internal audio.

Sound Preferences

Step 3.Open Audacity. Click the "Record" button to start recording system sound on Mac. After recording, you can edit and save audio in MP3 format.

Record Mac Audio with Audacity

FAQs of Recording Screen with the Internal Audio on Mac

Conclusion

Though QuickTime Player and Audacity are free for Mac audio recording, you need to install SoundFlower/BlackHole and change the built-in audio output first. If you want to record Mac sound from all sources easily, you can free download AnyRec Screen Recorder to get a great experience. It can be your intelligent Mac screen video and audio recorder in all acenarios.

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