How to record your desktop or laptop audio on a Windows or Mac computer

Do you want to record the radio channel music playing on your computer or want to save the Spotify playlist playing on your PC? In this article, we review a tool that can record any audio playing on your computer and save it as an audio file.

For most of us average Joe's out there, recording audio that plays on your computer is a difficult task. After all, how to record that favorite music that is playing on your online radio or how to save the song playing on YouTube or Vimeo. Or probably you have a professional need and want to record the audio of your businesses meet or any online class to be able to play it later. With the right tool at your disposal, audio recording on your Mac or Windows laptop can be just a click of a button.

Whether it is music or any educational webinar, listening to that at your own pleasure without the dependency of the internet is much better. Below I talk about a tool - Leawo Music Recorder, a professional audio recording software that can record audio from both your Mic or from the one playing on your computer audio.
Leawo Music Recorder - home


  1. Record from any online radio you enjoy on your computer BBC Radio, 8 Tracks, RDIO, iTunes Radio, iHeartRadio, AoL Radio, etc.
  2. Record music and any audio stream from online streaming services like Spotify, Gaana, YouTube, Vimeo, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Pandora, etc.
  3. Record any audio playing on your local computer audio
  4. Record audio from webinars or online sessions.
  5. Record your own audio when using a Mic on your computer.
  6. Support for 3 different languages - English, Japanese, and German
  7. A scheduler with which you can automatically set a time to start recording.
  8. A tool for recording music would have been incomplete without the ability of automatic addition of audio metadata like Title, Artist, Album, Year, Genre and Cover. You can, of course, edit them manually too.

Review of Leawo Music Recorder

This Music Recorder is available for both Mac and Windows computer. I am, however, using it on my Windows laptop.
Live Recording from Spotify with Leawo Music Recorder
You really don't need any help getting started with Leawo Music Recorder. All you need to do is press the big red record button when you want to start recording any song playing on any other application. The recording will start immediately and you have to be careful about pressing the stop recording button when the song is over. The only problem here is probably that you can't crop the audio after the recording is done to remove the unwanted portion. With that, it would have been a complete one-stop-shop for music recording.

The scheduler button is present in the lower section of the tool. What is opens is a window that is your Setting menu for this application. You can use the Scheduler to schedule the start time for recording and the duration for which you want to record the song. The General section lets you set the output directory where your recorded audio file will be stored. You can use the Format section to change the output file format from the default MP3 to WAV. You can also customize the bit rate and the sample rate.
Recording scheduler
Another useful section is the Control section which can help you record only the right audio. For example, it automatically splits the audio if there is a silence in the audio track for more than a preset time.
Controls for recording
There are 2 tabs in the tool. Once you have complete recording the audio, you can switch to the Media tab to see your recorded songs. This section is your complete media player. Give a right-click and you will get further options to change the tags that have been stored for the audio or add the recorded song to a playlist. You can create new playlists to organize your recordings.
Recorded metadata

Wrap up

There are no second thoughts in my mind to suggest this tool as the first choice for your music recordings. And not just music, it can be a great productivity tool for both professionals and amateurs tasks. For a tool with such functionality, paying a price of $19.99/Year or $29.99/Lifetime sounds like a great deal. Except for the absence of cropping functionality, Leawo Music Recorder is a great application to have. You can find more details about Leawo Music Recorder here.

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Guest Author: Aadarsh Roy11 Jun 2020

Hey Ankit,
Great post with a great review of Leawo music recorder. Thanks for making us aware of this helpful Leawo music recorder. Using this music recorder will make it easier to record laptop audio on the Mac computer.
This music recorder is easy to operate and a great choice for music enthusiasts.

Truly helpful post and thanks for sharing.

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