Record audio in QuickTime Player on Mac
You can make an audio-only recording with QuickTime Player.
In the QuickTime Player app on your Mac, choose File > New Audio Recording.
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.
44100 Hz AAC audio
44100 Hz, uncompressed Linear PCM 24-bit AIFF-C audio
Adjust the volume control to hear the audio you’re recording.
Click the Record button to start recording; click the Stop button when you’re done (or use the Touch Bar).
To pause recording, Option-click the Record button ; click it again to resume recording.
Choose File > Save to save and name the recording.