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How to Record Audio on macOS Sierra

Zoey Wesson
BY Zoey Wesson   
LAST UPDATED: Nov. 22, 2016
Apple's new Mac operation system - macOS Sierra is available now on most modern MacBooks and iMacs. As Apple's most intelligent, convenient and accessible desktop operating system, this latest version of Mac operating system is supported on the Mac mini, iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro. In this article, we'll share simple tips on how to use your macOS Sierra for multimedia creation, let's say, recording audio on your Mac.

Method 1Record Audio on Mac with Streaming Audio Recorder

Streaming Audio Recorder can record audio from Mac and microphone in high quality. You can use it to record audio played on streaming services like Pandora, Spotify, Deezer, BBC, etc. Besides, you are able to capture voice call or message from Skype, Yahoo Messenger and Viber. And it allows you to edit and manage recording effortlessly.

Streaming Audio Recorder – Professional macOS Sierra Audio Recorder

Streaming Audio Recorder lets you record, convert, edit and manage audio on Mac with ease. Download the free trial version to have a try.

Step 1. Launch Streaming Audio Recorder on macOS Sierra

Download, install and launch the software on Mac. Go to "Record" section when the main interface shows up.

Install Streaming Audio Recorder

Step 2. Select audio source to record

Go to "Audio Source" from the main interface and then select the audio source you like: System sound, Microphone and Both System Sound and Microphone.

Select Microphone

Step 3. Start recording sound from Mac

Now click on the Red button to start recording streaming audio or microphone. When you finish recording, click on the Red button again to stop capturing.

Start Recording Sound from PC

Tips: Once the recording is done, this program will automatically identify the music file's ID3 tag. Or you can manually edit the ID3 tag for your recordings. You are able to edit the title, artist, album, year, genre, cover, etc.

ID3 Tag Editor

Method 2Capture Sound on macOS Sierra with QuickTime Player

Step 1. Launch "QuickTime Player" from your Applications folder.

Step 2. Open the "File" menu and select "New Audio Recording".

New Audio Recording

Step 3. You will see a very simple user interface with sound recording controls.

New Audio Recording

Note: You may click on the Down Arrow next to the record button to select your sound input (microphone) and sound Quality settings. Microphone volume is adjustable with the slider under the record button.

Now you can choose the method you like to starting recording audio on macOS Sierra. Meanwhile, if you have any questions, ask in the comments below and we'll answer as best as we can!


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