Part 1. How to Record Sound on Windows 10 for Free
Windows Voice Recorder
Although there are many apps can recorder audio online, the best one to record your own sound or songs from microphone on Windows 10 is the Windows Voice Recorder. It is an all in one tool which can record, edit and share audio easily.
What is more, it comes with Windows 10 by default, so you don't need to install it but go ahead to use it directly. Else if you have other versions of Windows systems like 8/7/Vista, you can click the go to the Microsoft Store to search Windows Voice Recorder and click "Get" button.
Step 1. Click "Start" button and search "Voice Recorder" and click it to open.
Step 2. Make sure your microphone is connected correctly.
Step 3. Now you can click "Record" button and you can start singing on the Microphone.
Step 4. During recording, you can click the "Flag" button to add a marketer. It won't interrupt the recording or click “Pause" to stop the recording without terminating the session.
Step 5. If your song is recorded completely, you can click "Stop" button to save the track.
Step 6. Now you can play the audio file. And you can trim, rename and share it just by clicking the related buttons.
Note: Please make sure you have enabled the option "Allow apps to access your microphone".
Windows Voice Recorder is great for recording voice from Microphone but not from your speakers. This means the songs which are playing on your computer won't be recorded. Don't worry, in this case, you can try a free powerful tool called Audacity which can record audio from both your microphone and speakers on Windows by using the Windows Audio Session API (WASAPI).
It is a free and open-source digital audio recording software and editor which is available on Windows/Mac/Linux.
Step 1. Download and install Audacity from its official website.
Step 2. Open Audacity, choose the recording host "Windows WASPI" and then choose an appropriate loopback device such as speakers or headphones.
Step 3. Now you can play any music from your computer and click the "Record" button.
Step 4. When the recording is done, you can click the "Stop" button.
Step 5. You can now do some editing to the recorded file such as trimming out the unwanted files.
Step 6. Finally you can click "File" > "Export" >"Export as MP3" to save the song as MP3. You can also choose to export to other formats such as WAV, OGG.