macOS High Sierra

Record audio only

You can make an audio-only recording with QuickTime Player.

Open QuickTime Player for me

  1. Choose File > New Audio Recording.

    The Audio Recording window with the Record button and the Options pop-up menu in the center of the window, and the volume control at the bottom.
  2. Click the Options pop-up menu, then choose any of the following recording options:

    • Microphone: Choose a microphone (if you have more than one available).

    • Recording quality: Choose the recording quality. Maximum-quality recordings produce uncompressed files, which can use large amounts of storage space.