How to Record Audio on Windows 11 with Built-In/Third-Party Tool

Windows 11 has many features, like Game Bar Recorder that support audio recording. However, it doesn't support editing the recordings directly. Luckily, you have other options. This post will tell you how to record internal audio on Windows 11 and record your voice simultaneously. And you will know a tool that helps you trim the recordings easily. Keep reading to know more.

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Melissa Lee Updated on Mar 01, 2023| min read


The latest generation of Microsoft Windows operating system, Windows 11, has several advanced features compared with the previous generations. Some of its new features include widgets, better virtual desktop support, speedy multitasking, etc. Recording audio on PC for different online activities is something you may need, whether you are a gamer, freelancer, YouTuber, or digital worker. But how to record audio on Windows 11? Does this new OS provide users with any default options?

There are two ways to record audio on Windows 11, and you can use both the built-in tool and a third-party Windows 11 voice recorder to do that. This post will guide you to capture audio on Windows 11 step by step. Follow those tutorials to save the sounds you like.

How to Record Internal Audio on Windows 11 with Game Bar 

Windows 11 allows users to record audio with the Xbox Game Bar application. This built-in program lets you record a gameplay on PC and other digital activities on your Windows PC, including your voice note or different computer sounds.

Game Bar makes it easier for you to take control of your gaming activities while recording them. It has user-friendly features, and you can adjust the audio settings per your preferences. Moreover, it enables you to socialize with people with the same interest. All you need to do is join the Xbox community.

How to Record Internal Audio on Windows 11 with Game Bar:

  • Step 1. To enable Game Bar, press Windows + G. Click "Capture" from the game bar preset.

click capture in windows 11 gamebar

  • Step 2. If you want to include your verbal narration/voice note, click the "Mic" button in the "Capture" group. Or you can press Windows + Alt + M to turn the mic on and off.

click mic on windows 11

  • Step 3. Click the "Start Recording" icon in the "Capture" pane. Or press Windows + Alt + R to start/stop recording. The Xbox Game Bar will be minimized, and a "Capture Status" will show on the right edge of your PC screen. 

start recording in windows 11

  • Step 4. Click the "Recording" button or press Windows + Alt + R to stop recording. 

click recording in windows 11 gamebar

But this software also has a shortcoming. As it's designed to capture the gameplay, Game Bar doesn't support capturing only the audio. Although it has a versatile recording tool that enables you to capture internal audio and your own voice simultaneously, you have to record those sounds along with recording the screen.

For those who want to record a ringtone or record a song at home and use it as background music, Game Bar is relatively complex to use. You have to find a video editor that supports extracting audio from videos, such as EaseUS Video Editor, or you need to find a recorder with a more advanced audio recording tool, like EaseUS RecExperts.

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How to Record Audio on Windows 11 with EaseUS RecExperts 

Besides the disadvantage mentioned above, Xbox Game Bar sometimes may even affect the PC speed. You can get yourself a powerful third-party Mac and Windows screen recorder, EaseUS RecExperts, to avoid these issues. This way, you will never have to slow down your computer or get faulty recordings.

It is an ideal application for screen recording. It is lightweight, easy to use, and works fast. With this app, you will forget about problematic bugs your PC can face. When it comes to audio recording, this software allows recording microphone and internal audio at the same time. Then, you can export those recordings in any audio format you like. In addition to that, the bitrate and sampling rate of the audio are all configurable.

As an all-in-one recorder, it also works well to capture the screen or record the webcam. And the built-in trimmer enables you to edit audio or video recordings with ease. For instance, you can edit a Zoom recording with simple clicks.

Key Features:

  • Lightweight free audio recorder for Windows 11/10
  • The best voice recorder Windows 11 users can't miss
  • Record a specific area or full screen
  • Support more than 10 audio/video formats
  • Add opening titles and closing credits
  • Schedule recording to start and stop automatically

This recorder doesn't require registration. Download it for free and capture the audio effortlessly.

Method of Recording Audio on Windows 11 PC:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts on your computer, and click "Audio" (looks like a speaker) on the left side of the main interface.

Record Audio

Step 2. To record the internal audio, you need to select the "System sound" option on the next window. You can adjust the volume by clicking on "System sound" > "Advanced options".

Go to Advanced Settings

Step 3. Next, click on the red "REC" button to begin your recording. While recording, you can pause or stop the recording by clicking on the according buttons.

Pause or Stop Recording

Step 4. Once done, you can find the recordings in the pop-up recording list window.

Recording List Window

FAQs about Record Audio on Windows 11

Check the frequently asked questions related to this topic below.

1. Can you record audio on Windows 11?

Yes, you can use the built-in Game Bar app to record audio on Windows 11. Note that this app can slow down the speed.

2. What happened to Voice Recorder on Windows 11?

Microsoft is preparing an all-new design for the Voice Recorder app on Windows 11, which will now be called Sound Recorder.

3. Is win11 better than 10?

Windows 11 offers a more snappy experience where apps load faster. Windows 10 is fast, and Windows 11 is a bit faster.


Recording audio in Windows 11 is not an issue. You can do it with the built-in Game Bar app, which enables you to record screens with voiceovers or other sounds. But this app can affect your Windows in negative ways, like slowing down the speed. And you have to find a video editor to extract audio from the video.

However, EaseUS RecExperts is an intuitive screen recorder with easy-to-use tools that will help you record audio on Windows 11 without any hassle. It is not only lightweight but also quick in working. It enables you to record audio and edit it. Download and have a try.

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author Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee

Melissa is a sophisticated editor for EaseUS in tech blog writing. She is proficient in writing articles related to multimedia tools including screen recording, video editing, and PDF file conversion. Also, she's starting to write blogs about data security, including articles about data recovery, disk partitioning, data backup, etc.

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