How to record voice on Windows 10 easily with Audacity?

Easy steps to use the best free voice recording software for Windows 10

To record voice on Windows 10 the easiest way might be to use the Audacity music software for Windows‌ that can be downloaded and used for free, as a WAV file editor for Windows 10 and as a free MP3 recorder for Windows 10.

The files created with record voice on Windows 10 can then be used for example to make Powerpoint presentation with audio‌ and combine it with a Windows screen recording for example.

You can also used the built in audio recorder for Windows - but it is less complete, have limited functionalities, and won't allow you to create and edit WAV files properly.

How to record sound using Voice Recorder app on Windows 10

1- Download Audacity music software for Windows

Start by downloading the Audacity music software for Windows‌ which is available for free on their website, and is the best audio recording software for Windows available.

Take the latest version as a Windows Installer, the easiest way to download and install the program on your computer.

Then, after having downloaded and launched the automated installer, follow the steps of the installation wizard that will guide you through the process - by default, you probably don't need to do anything special and can simply keep clicking on next.

Audacity music software for Windows

2- Record voice on Windows 10 for free

Once in the Audacity music software for Windows, the first screen will offer links to get help on using the software.

However, the interface is pretty self-explanatory and the software is very easy to use.

Start recording by clicking on the very large red button, record new track. And that's all!

By simply clicking on that button, the software will start to record your voice on Windows 10.

Once you are done with the recording, simply click on the stop button, and the recording will instantly be halted.

After that, use the play button to hear back your voice recording that has just been created.

Audacity music software for Windows

By opening the edit menu, you will have access to some simply audio voice record edition options, such as delete the current recording in case you want to start a new one.

If you have selected part of the audio record visually by using a drag and drop operation, you can also use the edit menu to cut that record, very useful for example to select only the voice recording, and cut the noises before and after the audio record.

3- Export WAV file audio record

Once you are happy with the voice recording that has been created, use the option edit > export as WAV, or edit > export as MP3, as you prefer, to export your audio recording in requested format.

You will then have to select a location on your computer to save the audio file that has been recorded.

That audio file will then be used as any audio file on your computer, and can for example be used in a playlist.

Before saving the file, you will be able to enter extra meta information that will be included in the audio file record, such as artist name, track title, album title, track number, year, genre, and comments.

All these metadata tags information would for example be displayed on the screen of an MP3 player, or used to manage an audio recordings database.

Audio recordings generated with Audacity on Windows 10

Using the voice recording generated that way, you will be able to edit your WAV files and create amazing content, such as audio files for online courses!

Online courses with audio recordings and video

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