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Update on 12 August 2014: In the comments, Riverlandsmj alerted me to another, simpler way to record your computer’s sound result while playing it through normal loudspeakers still. I added this method below and revamped the article. That is a tricky question I’ve bumped against multiple times. What if I wish to record my computer’s sound output?

I can use the mike to record what’s appearing out of the speakers…but there’s naturally going to be a large loss of quality, because the sound has to go through both my bad audio speakers and my bad microphone. It might be much better to to have software on my computer directly record what’s coming out of my computer. In the event that you execute a little searching, you’ll find a lot of people stating, “Oh, just use Audacity and choose ‘Stereo Mix’ or something of the sort as the mike! ” Sorry…but not all computers support that – including mine!

You will probably also find various programs that guarantee to record sound output…but you need to, like, pay for. Which perhaps is fine if you would like to be documenting audio output a lot, but not for me personally, who only needs to in some time once. There is a free solution. In fact, there are THREE! I’m going showing you the three methods I’ve come across, in order of how good I believe they are. First, you may use Audacity, which is simple fairly, works in every situations, and lets you still output your computer’s appear through your normal speakers/headphones/whatever it is.

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Secondly, you may use VB-Audio Virtual Cable (catchy name, I understand), which works dependably also, but is more difficult to use and can’t keep playing your sound normally if you don’t install extra programs. Finally, there’s SoundLeech, which is simple to use and enables you to still output your sound normally, but doesn’t work in every situations. This lovely open-source audio editing and documenting program runs on Home windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and 8, and it is also available for other platforms, although process for documenting audio result differs on different os’s probably.

A feature was recently added that lets you choose a sound result device as an insight device – so for instance, you can choose your audio speakers as your mike. Let’s see how this works. You may need to tell Windows again that you truly, honestly, do want to run the installer, but eventually you should reach the language selection dialog.

Now just follow the dialogs to set up Audacity. When you’re done, open it up if you haven’t already. Look at the higher still left corner Now, at the club right within the controls for halting, pausing, etc. Do you observe that first drop-down box, the one that says right now “MME”?

Click on it and choose “Windows WASAPI”. Now move to the third drop-down package, the main one with a little microphone next to it. Choose the sound result device that you want to record sound from – probably your audio speakers. Start recording by clicking on the big, round red button. Don’t be concerned if nothing at all much happens initially. Now start playing whatever you want to record through the audio output device you selected (again, probably your audio speakers), check back, and there you decide to go! Audacity is recording your sound result as you’re hearing it even.

You can also always utilize Audacity’s “Amplify” effect once you’re done saving to change the amount. Both Riverlandsmj and I experienced some nagging issues with the sound dropping out sometimes while documenting this way, especially at the start of saving, which seems to be because Audacity has a different default sampling rate than our sound cards.

To fix this, Riverlandsmj suggests changing the sampling rate on your audio speakers to the same level as Audacity’s, such as this. Go to the functional system holder in underneath right corner of your screen, and find the volume control. Right-click onto it and choose “Playback devices”. Choose the speaker involved, and then choose “Properties” below.

…and in the first drop-down box, pick “24 little bit, 44100 Hz (Studio Quality)”. Click “OK” below, and hopefully this will repair the problem! Quality and seeing what the “Default Sample Rate” is. You’ll be able to change your loudspeakers’ rate to be the same, as I demonstrated above. Okay, to VB-Cable!