How to Record Sound on Windows 10 [No Download Way Included]

New update: Windows 11 has been released on October 5, 2021, and it seems there’s no special upgrade on it’s internal function of screen recording. Even when you search “screen recorder windows 11”, the very first result is one from Microsoft, it’s just another third-party app with a “nice” name from birth.

It is always asked how to record sound on Windows 10. No matter in the past, we are trying to record some music, lecture or podcast, or the communications of the meetings and online chatting dialog nowadays on our Windows computer.

How to record sound on windows 10

Before we dive into this topic, we need to have a clear understanding that the sound sources of the computer comes from two ways-the internal computer system sound and the external microphone sound. Thus, it is suggested that you can choose either one of them or even both according to your need. There is a built-in sound record on Windows 10 and many other third party sound recording software (Both free and paid ones) to make it happen. However, each one of them may have some pros and cons. Here follow our guide on how to record sound on Windows 10 with 3 ways in details to figure them out.

The Perfect Way-Record Any Internal or External Sound on Windows 10 with DemoCreator

To put it in the first place, we would like to recommend a third party sound recorder which can record any of the system sound and microphone sound on the Windows 10 easily. Unlike the built-in voice recorder which will fail to record the system sound. DemoCreator can not only record the sound but also comes with an editor which allows you to make a post production of the recording file. Here is how to record sound on Windows 10 with DemoCreator.

1. Download and install

2. Turn off the screen of the recording and focus on the sound recording. You can also decide to turn on or off any of the system sound and the microphone sound as the picture shows below.

Record Sound with DemoCreator

3. Start the recording and end it at the anytime you want

4.If you want to edit the recording sound, you may use the editor to make any of the requirements you want. More importantly, the system sound and microphone sound have been put onto two tracks which allows you to edit them individually.

Edit the Recording File with DemoCreator

As you can see, DemoCreat is built for recording any of the multi-media sources including the image and sound. You can record the screen with internal and external sound on your computer. You can have more details from our guide on how to capture screen video on Windows 10. But if you just need to record any of sound, you can still get it in a flexible way. At the same time, if you are not satisfied with the recording and want to make some adjustment, DemeCreator would be the perfect choice for you.

The Free Way-Record the Sound with Audacity on Windows 10

There is lots of free sound recorders for Windows 10 on the internet. But Audacity, as a free and open-source audio recorder, is highly recommended. Just like the DemeCreator, it can also edit the recording file. However, Audacity is really hard to operate for non-tech guys as you need to figure out the right sound drive, filled up with terminology. At the same time, its interface is really unfriendly which will consume you lots of time before you figure out how to use it. Anyway, you can sill follow below steps to make the sound recording.

1.Install Audacity on Windows 10 computer and open it

Record Sound with Audacity

2.Set for audio recording including the audio host, recording device, recording channels, etc

3.Click the red button to start and stop the recording by hitting the Stop button.

The Built-in Way-Record the Sound with Built-in Voice Recorder

Record Sound with Voice Recorder

Built in the Windows 10 computer, you can search for the Voice Recorder in the search bar to access to this app. Make sure that your microphone is connected to the computer and turn on the access in the settings of the microphone. Then you won’t have an issue with the recording.

Record Sound with Voice Recorder

OK, click the play button to start the recording. After you finish the recording, hit the pause button again. When you are play back with the recording, you can trim the file with its trimming function by hitting the Trim bottom.


So this is the three different ways on how to record sound on Windows 10 computer. You may see that DemoCreator would be the easiest way to record and edit the recording, especially for non-tech guys. But if you are a geek with computer and prefer a free one, Audacity is definitely your choice. Well, the built-in voice record is also suitable for those who has not much requirements for the post production with the recordings.

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