How to Record Music on Laptop in 3 Possible Ways

Recording music on a laptop can be a tricky process for some. But it's the same as using any program on PC so this article will clear any doubts and show people how to record music on Laptop. It'll introduce three of the best programs and also tell you what you need to record music on a Laptop.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Apr 22, 2024

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Many people use laptops today because of their ease of carrying and mobility. Now, a laptop is just a PC that users can take anywhere, and it doesn't have many limitations except for a few hardware changes.

A laptop does have the same mobility as a PC in the operating system, and it makes it a very easy option to record music. That's what this article will define and show a few ways about how to record music on laptop, so let's begin.



Recording Quality

Difficulty Level

EaseUS RecExperts

High - Noise reduction with AI; in-built editor and trimmer



Medium - Tons of after-effects; requires configuration for recording


Ardour Medium - No configuration is needed; no after-effects options Medium

Record Music on Laptop in High Quality (Best Overall)

Now, there are many programs that can help a user record music on a laptop with a microphone or capture internal audio. But the best kind doesn't only make things simple but also provides various means of editing and after-effects.

That's when EaseUS RecExperts shines, as it provides outstanding audio recording features with excellent capabilities. The recording capture allows one to capture audio from YouTube or any other sort of streaming audio.

The user can also mute the recording without worrying about a muted recorded file. That means the process will be in the background and won't affect any other activity the user does. Another thing RecExperts does is remove background noise and music with the help of AI-powered noise remover.

  • Microphone boost and audio enhancement.
  • Mute or remove chunks with AI to make editing easy.
  • An in-built editor and trimmer to get just the sounds you need.
  • Reduce background noise with AI while recording.

That's why it's the best option to record music on a PC or laptop, and here's how to use it:

Step 1. Run EaseUS RecExperts, and click Record audio on the left panel. Next, choose the audio source you want to record, like System sound or microphone. 

Launch EaseUS RecExperts

Step 2. Click the down-arrow icon next to System Sound or Microphone, choose the Advanced options, and tick the Microphone boost and Microphone noise reduction options. Moreover, you can also adjust the volume.

Choose noise reduction tool

Step 3. Once done, click REC to start your audio recording. 

Start Recording

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Record Music on a Laptop for Free via Audacity

Audacity is one of the top programs that people use to record audio on their computers. It has been around for years as it has been one of the paramount software for recording and editing audio. It has many great options to let users record and capture audio on their PC.

So, if one wants to record music on a Laptop from YouTube or record their own voice, here's how they'll do it with Audacity:

Step 1. Download and install Audacity on Laptop.

Step 2. Open the Audacity app on Windows.

Step 3. Tap Audio Setup and then Recording Device.

Step 4. Make sure it's set to the primary recording/audio device.

audio setup

Step 5. Tap the Record button to start recording.

record button

Step 6. Tap the stop button to stop recording.

tap stop button

Step 7. Press CTRL + Shift + I to import audio.

Step 8. Save as MP3 under Files of Type.

files of type

Now, Audacity has a ton of effects that one can use for audio recording. This means users can simply add effects from Audacity's library into the recorded clips or any other audio clip that they like. Then, the user can also use its audio wave feature to precisely edit and trim the audio.

After that, the user can simply export their recorded files in MP3 or any other audio format that they choose. This makes it one of the leading choices for laptop users to record audio on their devices.

But it's a very detailed tool that doesn't make it very easy to use. It also requires configuration before beginning, which might not be easy for most users.


  • Tons of after-effects.
  • Precise trimming and editing.
  • High-quality MP3 and other format output.


  • Not easy to use for beginners.
  • Requires configuration for recording.

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Record Music on a Laptop for Free via Ardour

Ardour is one of the leading programs used by a lot of people for recording today. It has a lot of great recording options for both microphone and internal recording. But it doesn't offer as detailed options as Audacity or EaseUS RecExperts.

But it's still a good choice to record music on a laptop for free, and here's how to use it:

Step 1. Launch Ardour on the laptop.

Step 2. Find the Record button and tap it.

record button and tap it

Step 3. Tap the Stop Recording button.

stop recording button

Step 4. Tap the Play button to listen to it.

play button

Now, Ardour offers an easy method to configure internal recording, making it a convenient option. It may not be as convenient as EaseUS RecExperts or Audacity in terms of editing. But it does have high-quality recording and MP3 output.

But the tool isn't exactly easy to use other than the recording option. And it doesn't have any after-effects options like Audacity or RecExperts.


  • Very easy to operate for recording.
  • No configuration is needed for internal audio recording.
  • High-quality MP3 output.


  • Not easy to use other than recording.
  • No after-effects options.

Final Words

Now that you have learned all three ways how to record music on laptap. They are the leading software for recording music on a laptop flawlessly and effortlessly. Now, all three software offer some of the best features and have their own advantages and disadvantages. For instance, Audacity might not be suited for new users, and Ardour may not have all the features that one needs.

That's why a program like EaseUS RecExperts is just right for users of all types. It's the best program to record music on a laptop because it has both internal and external recording options. It also has in-built enhancement and editing options.

How to Record Music on Laptop FAQs

These are some of the frequently asked questions that might help users a bit more:

1. Can you record music with just a laptop?

Recording music with just a laptop is not the issue; the issue is the equipment and programs that one uses. That's why using a high-quality microphone and equally good software to record is important, such as EaseUS RecExperts.

2. How do I record music playing on my computer?

Users can record internal music easily with the help of programs like Audacity or EaseUS RecExperts. Both programs let users record internal audio, and that allows the user to record whatever they are listening to or watching on PC.

3. What equipment do I need to record music on my laptop?

A digital audio workstation (DAW) like Audacity or EaseUS RecExperts is a necessity for recording music on a laptop. Then one also needs hardware like a microphone, and good-quality headphones are equally essential to record clear and crisp voice.

EaseUS RecExperts

One-click to capture anything on screen!

No Time Limit, No watermark

Start Recording

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