Thanks to the easy-to-use audio recording software, we can record any sound play on computers as we like. And there are many free audio recorders like Audacity, Ardour, etc. that can meet our basic recording requirements. But here in this post, we are not going to discuss the freeware as they always come with limits in recording functions. If you are just seeking for a powerful streaming audio recorder to capture music online at low price, the following tutorial will give you some hints.
Best Audio Recorder to Record Streaming Music Losslessly
When capturing audio, the biggest consideration you may worry about would probably be the audio quality, right? Generally speaking, unlike the direct downloading, recording audios is more likely to cause quality loss during the process. Besides, if your computer makes a noise while recording a music track, then the interference will also be captured into the track too. But don’t worry. The streaming audio capture we are going to share here has perfectly solved the above concerns. The program is called TunesKit Audio Capture for Mac/Windows. Unlike most other audio recorders that adopt traditional recording technology, this top leading streaming audio recording software can not only grab any streaming audio online with almost lossless quality, but also automatically capture all tracks individually, meaning you can capture multiple streaming music tracks simultaneously play on different programs and all the recordings will divide into independent tracks without mixing together. Besides, with this handy streaming audio recorder, you can record and save the audio from Internet to your computer and other devices in MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, and other commonly used formats.
TunesKit Audio Capture is fully compatible with the latest Windows and macOS. You can download the free trial version and follow the step-by-step tutorial as below to begin capturing online audio on your computer in seconds.
Steps to Record Streaming Music with TunesKit Streaming Audio Capture
Step 1. After launching TunesKit Audio Capture, you’ll notice a list of programs displayed in the beginning window. If the program that you want to record audio from is not listed there, simply click the “+” button to add more. Then move to the bottom and click the first “format” icon with which you can configure the capture parameters like output format, bit rate, codec, etc. Currently TunesKit Audio Capture for Mac and Windows fully support MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B as output formats. Select anyone you like and move on.
Step 2. Now select any program from the list and begin to play the streaming music as you like. You can choose Spotify or iTunes or web browsers for recording streaming audio. You are allowed to capture several tracks at the same time to save the efforts.
Step 3. Next to each recording, you’ll find the “edit” icon which will let you trim the recorded tracks flexibly. You can also edit the ID3 tags of the music with this feature.
Step 4. To stop the capture, simply quit the program where you play the music. Then you’ll find the Cancel button changes to Save. Click it and all your recordings will be saved instantly. Before that, you can also click “Merge all into one file” option if you want to mix all the tracks into a large file. After that, you can find all recorded tracks, including the streaming songs as well as computer noises saved individually in the history window of TunesKit Audio Capture. You can click and play each track to preview the audio quality and delete those unwanted ones freely.