How to Record Live Music 👀[Easy Steps]

People often want to preserve live music concerts through recording. However, there is a demand to follow the correct steps for the best results. Hence, this article helps you learn how to record live music on a laptop at home and in the field. So let's dive into the details!

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Melissa Lee

Updated on Apr 19, 2024

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Recording high-quality live music performances has become a common practice, especially after the popularity of streaming platforms like YouTube. In contrast, you may need to capture live performances at home on your computer to create a personal backup for future playback.

To facilitate you, here are the efficient methods to record live music on a laptop and in the field. Continue reading to learn more!

Record Live Music on Laptop

EaseUS RecExperts is a comprehensive yet lightweight recording software for both Windows and Mac users. It makes the process of capturing a live music concert easier. It allows you to capture the microphone audio and system sound simultaneously and separately.

Besides, you can also record the streaming video or sound of any app using the internal sound function. Last but not least, it aids you in editing the recorded videos, like trimming, adjusting playback, adding intro/outro, etc.

📝What to prepare
A Compatible Windows or macOS device
Download and install EaseUS RecExperts
Adjust microphone and system settings

Haven't downloaded EaseUS RecExperts yet? Click the button below to start!

Now, open the concert screen you want to record and follow the steps below to start!

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts. Choose a recording mode from "Full Screen" or "Region". If you choose the second one, you will need to select the recording area manually.

Choose a Recording Mode

Step 2. After selecting the recording mode, you need to choose which audio to record. To record the system sound, click on the loudspeaker sign; to record the microphone sound, click on the mic sign; to record no sound, select nothing.

Record Audio

Step 3. Then, you can click the red "REC" button to start recording. If you want to pause the recording, click on the white "Pause" button; to end the recording, click on the red "Stop" button.

Pause or Stop Recording

Step 4. After recording, the recording list window will open. Here you can view, split, delete, manage your recordings easily.

Recording List Window

🤔Interested in this screen recorder? Just click the below button to download it now!

✅Here's a video tutorial to help you record live music:

  • 00: 00 - Intro
  • 01: 04 - Microphone
  • 01: 49 - Microphone Stand
  • 02: 47 - Recording Software
  • 05: 53 - Recording Instruments

Record Live Music on the Spot

Although recording live music on the spot is challenging, you can perform this action using the proper recording gear and following the correct procedure. Not like record live music from the computer screen, you will need to consider the placement of your recorder and microphone.

📝What to prepare
Taking permission from the performers and the venue
Getting the know-how of the venue and its setup
Choose the omnidirectional microphone
Get yourself a pair of stereo condenser microphones

Here are the steps to record live music on the spot:

Step 1. The first step involves visiting the live music concert venue to set up your recording gear. It's about where to set the recorder for perfect sound quality. Also, discuss it with the event staff & the band. If they have a front-of-house sound system, you can connect your recorder to it to record audio.

Step 2. Secondly, choose an excellent recorder with multiple outlets to plug in the microphones. Though a laptop can be used for this purpose, invest in hardware recorders if you have the budget.

Choose Live Music Recorder

Step 3. Next, you need to place the recorders in a high place toward the stage. You can put it on a stable platform like a stand. And if there is a sound system, keep it there for protection. Don't forget to test the sound once after placement.

Recorders Placement

Step 4. It's time to connect your omnidirectional microphone to the recorder, capturing the audio from all directions. However, you need a mic splitter to direct sound to the recorder and sound system.

Connect Microphone to Recorder

Step 5. Now, place the pair of stereo microphones near the stage to improve the output sound quality. You can use mixers to capture and combine the sound from various microphones. Also, set the audio levels to the low option for less distortion.

Place the Recorder near the Stage

Step 6. You can also use various cameras to record a better video from the stage. Lastly, you need to test it once. If everything seems fine, start the recording during the live music concert. Keep track of the recording process. That's all!

Recording Live Music FAQs

In addition to the in-depth discussion on recording live music, here are some other questions to consider:

1. What is the best way to record live music?

Recording live music on the spot is not a hassle using an efficient recorder with omnidirectional microphones. Place them over the audience on any side of the stage to yield a sound-quality output. However, EaseUS RecExperts is the best software to record live music streaming at home.

2. What do I need to record live music?

You need a sound recorder to plug in the microphones and mixing headphones to get the best results from recording a live music event. The recorder can be a handheld recording device or a laptop; however, the former is better. Plus, you can go for the stereo recorder to enhance sound quality.

3. How do you record a live music band?

To record a live music band:

Step 1. Firstly, you must know about the band and the live music.

Step 2. Secondly, choose suitable microphones depending on where they should be placed, as the correct placement is essential.

Step 3. Lastly, you need to test multiple times before recording.


You can see that recording live music on the spot isn't a problem using the right equipment. However, you can also perform sound recording tasks on your laptop with efficient software.

EaseUS RecExperts is the most recommended for high-quality output and quick processing. Download and install it from the button below!

Do share this post with others looking for a solution to record live music.


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