How to Record System Audio and Microphone at the Same Time

Is there a feasible solution to record system sound and microphone simultaneously? Of course yes! In this article, we will show you how to record system audio and microphone at the same time on your various devices. As for PC and Mac users, EaseUS RecExperts undoubtedly is the best choice!

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Melissa Lee

Updated on Apr 11, 2024

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"How can I get the system audio from computer and microphone sound simultaneously?"

Many people are looking for a solution to this problem. Sometimes you can record either desktop audio or microphone voice, but you can't record both. That may make you feel inconvenient, especially when you want to record a voice-over or lecture on a computer or mobile phone.

This post endeavors to offer you a satisfactory answer: 7 ways to record system audio and microphone at the same time will be covered.

Methods Effectiveness System Difficulty
Android Built-in Tool High -  Record phone audio easily Android
EaseUS RecExperts High - Advanced but easy-to-use recording functions Windows
Bandicam Medium - Simple but lack powerful features Windows ⭐⭐
Audacity High - A little complicated for beginners Windows ⭐⭐⭐
EaseUS RecExperts for Mac High - Record audio within a few clicks macOS
QuickTime Medium - Need to use with Soundflower macOS ⭐⭐
iOS Built-in Tool High - Record phone audio easily iOS

How to Record System Audio and Microphone at the Same Time Android 

To record system audio and microphone simultaneously on Android, we recommend you use the built-in screen recording function. It allows you to record the screen of your smartphone without time limits. Besides, recording audio and microphone can also be achieved with this tool.

🔎How to Record Internal Audio and Mic in Android with:

Step 1. Swipe down the function tab on the top of your screen and find a tile labeled "Screen recorder" sitting on the second page.

Step 2. Long-press it to go to the "setting" tab and select "System audio and microphone sound" as the sound settings.

record system and microphone at the same time in Android

Step 3. Tap the "Start recording" button to record audio and mic at the same time.

How to Record System Audio and Microphone at the Same Time Windows 10 

Here, we offer you three voice recorder Windows 10 to record both audio and microphone on Windows 10, and they are EaseUS RecExperts, Bandicam, and Audacity. You will learn step-by-step tutorials for using these two programs.

Method 1. EaseUS RecExperts for Windows

This is a powerful screen and audio recorder, enabling users to record webcam, audio, and screen simultaneously. And you can choose to record system sound, microphone sound, or both of them. 

Since this Windows screen recorder supports many file formats, you can select any audio format it supports as the recording's target format. For instance, you can choose from WAV, MP3, AAC, and so on. In addition, if you need to trim the recording to remove some unnecessary parts of the audio, you can use a built-in editing tool directly. 

🔥Features:

If you want to record system audio and microphone at the same time on Windows for free, download this software and try it. There are more helpful functions that we mentioned above. 

🔎How to Record PC Sound and Microphone Simultaneously:

Before recording, make sure your microphone has been plugged into your computer successfully.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts and choose "Audio" (looks like a speaker) from the left side of the interface. Select the sound source by clicking on the speaker sign (the system sound) or the mic sign (the microphone). Or, you can record them both at the same time.

Record Audio

Step 2. Hit "REC" button to start recording audio. To finish it, you just click on the red square icon to stop the recording.

Pause or Stop Recording

Step 3. After that, the recording list window will pop up automatically. You can listen to or edit the recording with built-in tools.

Recording List Window

Method 2. Bandicam

Bandicam is an easy-to-use multi-track audio editor and recorder. It can be applied to Windows Vista, 7/8/10. You can use it to record the microphone as well as computer sound on Windows computers easily.

record computer audio and mic with Bandicam

🔎How to Record Both Microphone and System Sound on Windows 10:

Step 1. Download and open Bandicam.

Step 2. Navigate to "Video" > "Settings." And a new window pops out.

Step 3. On the "Sound" tab of "Primary Sound Device," choose "Speakers" as "Default Output Device" and choose the microphone below.

Step 4. When the settings are done, go back to the main interface and click "REC" on the top-right corner to start recording.

Method 3. Audacity

Audacity is an open-source audio editing and recording tool that is free to use. It can be used as a powerful cross-platform audio recording tool on nearly all mainstream computer operating systems, like Windows, macOS, or Linux. 

You can use it to record the sound you hear from the speaker, i.e., the audio playing on your PC, while also capturing the voice from the microphone. You can use either an internal microphone or an external microphone. You can choose the device according to your demands.

Then, we will show you how to record the microphone and record desktop audio with Audacity.

🔎How To Record Both Computer and Voice with Audacity:

Step 1. Firstly, right-click on the microphone icon, and select the "Sounds" option. Under the "Recording" tab, you will see the recording devices you are using. Right-click the microphone and click "Properties" under the "Listen" tab, and tick the box before "Listen to this device." 

In this way, the audio from the microphone can be simultaneously recorded with the audio playing on your computer. 

set sample rate audacity

Step 2. There is a drop-down menu behind the microphone icon in the upper left corner of Audacity's main interface. Select "Stereo Mix" from the menu. 

set recording device audacity

Step 3. Click on the red button to start recording, and then you can capture both voice and computer audio at the same time. After you recorded all the contents you need, click on the "Stop" button to end the recording.

starting recording audacity

How to Record Internal Audio and Microphone Simultaneously on Mac 

As we all know, Mac computers never allow you to record system sound due to privacy concerns directly. When recording computer sound and microphones, we need to resort to two tools: QuickTime and Soundflower or use a third-party software named RecExperts for Mac.

Method 1. EaseUS RecExperts for Mac

Apart from the Windows version, RecExperts also supports running on macOS perfectly. This Mac screen recorder makes it easy to record both internal audio and microphone on your Mac without downloading or installing any other software. All you need to do is to select the audio sources and hit the Record button to begin your recording.

🔎Now let's dive into the tutorial!

Step 1. Launch this Mac screen recorder, then click the "Audio" button on the main interface.

Main interface

Step 2. Next, select the audio source by clicking "Sound" on the lower left. Here you can choose to record system sound, microphone, or both simultaneously, and even adjust the volume. Once done, click on the "OK" option.

Select audio source

Step 3. When you are ready, hit the "REC" button to start the audio recording.

Start audio recording

Step 4. Once done, you can preview the recorded music files by clicking "Recordings" on the homepage. If needed, you can trim unwanted parts by clicking the Scissor icon at the bottom.

View audio recording

Method 2. QuickTime & Soundflower

Another way to record system audio and microphone simultaneously on Mac is to use QuickTime and Soundflower. Since QuickTime can not record Mac's computer sound, we can resort to Soundflower to accomplish this task. Also, if you are wondering about how to record Zoom meeting without permission, you may download this tool and have a try.

new audio recording

🔎How to Record the Microphone and Record Internal Audio Mac:

Step 1. Download and install QuickTime and Soundflower on your Mac.

Step 2. Open macOS' built-in MIDI configuration app, Audio MIDI Setup. Click the setting icon on the left bottom and choose "Create a Multi-Output Device." Check Built-In Microphone and Soundflower (2ch).

create agregate input in soundflower

Step 3. Open QuickTime, and select the Soundflower Aggregate Input as the source device. You are now able to record your computer's audio and your microphone simultaneously.

As there is no such situation to record system sound and mic without recording screen, we will recommend 2 mobile phone tools to record screen with system audio and microphone below.

How to Record Computer Audio and Microphone on iPhone/iPad 

Like Android, iPhone also has a built-in screen recorder, enabling you to record the screen with internal sound and a microphone. And this tool is straightforward to use. You can finish this task with only a few simple clicks.

ios screen recorder

🔎How to Record Internal Audio on iPhone with Your Voice:

Step 1. Open your Settings and select "Control Center." Tap "Customize Controls." Under More Controls, tap the "+" sign next to Screen Recording.

Step 2.  Slide up to access the Control Center and long-press the concentric circle. And tap the red button "Microphone Audio on."

Step 3. Tap the button "Start recording." And you can record internal audio and microphone at the same time on your iPhone.

FAQs about How to Record System Audio and Microphone at the Same Time

Check the frequently asked questions related to this topic below.

1. How do I record both internal and external audio on my computer?

You can do it with Audacity. Just follow the steps below.

  1. 1. Launch the app and choose "Windows WASAPI" from the audio host drop-down menu and "Speakers" from the audio input drop-down menu.
  2. 2. To record external audio, open "Windows Voice Recorder" and click on the blue-and-white microphone to start recording.

2. How do I record system audio and microphone at the same time bandicam?

To record computer sound and your voice at the same time, you can launch Bandicam, go to "Video", and "Settings", and choose "Default Sound Device and Microphone" at the "Recording" settings. Then, check the "Two Sound Mixing" option.

3. Can Audacity record desktop audio and microphone at the same time?

Yes, you can record your system audio and microphone at the same time on Win 8 or 10 using Audacity.

Conclusion

To sum up, we have discussed 6 ways to record system audio and microphone at the same time on different devices, like Windows, Mac, Android, and iPhone. You can pick the one following your demand. For those who want to record computer sound and microphone audio on Windows and Mac, we still suggest EaseUS RecExperts as your best option.

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