How to record sound from computer without any microphone?

EVER tried to record sound from a computer? If you tried it using a mic, chances are that it didn’t work out good. Microphones pick up background noises which can ruin the quality of the recording. With a very silent environment and a very good mic, you could record sound from your computer with decent quality. Unfortunately, that’s not the best option out there. You can directly record audio from your computer with the best quality and with no distortions at all. Interestingly, this method requires no extra setups and software. It’s completely free! 

Also Read: Use your iPhone as a high-quality mic for PC

Steps to record sound from computer without a mic

  1. record sound from computer without any microphone using the stereo mix feature. To enable stereo mix, first go to control panel and choose sound from the hardware&sound option.Open Control Panel and navigate to “Hardware and Sounds”. Then click on “Sound”. The sound dialog box will now appear.
  2. To record audio from computer without mic, right click and enable stereo mix from the sound dialog box.Now switch to the recordings tab. Right click on stereo mix option and click enable. Disable any other mics if any. If you don’t see the stereo mix option, read the FAQ given at the end of this post.
  3. Adjust the stereo mix level to record high quality distortion free sound from computer.Now right click on stereo mix and choose properties. Switch to the “levels” tab and set the stereo mix level to 50. This will help record sounds without any distortions.
  4. Click Ok to close the properties panel and again click ok to close the sound dialog box.
  5. Now open up your sound recorder. There is an app called “Voice Recorder” in windows 10 or you can download other from the windows store.
  6. Finally, use any voice recorder software to record sound from computer with stereo mix turned on.Play the sound with maximum volume and hit record. Disable stereo mix once the recording is over. Re-enable the disabled mics(if any).


I don't have the stereo mix option
Try any of the following steps.

  • If you cannot find the “Stereo Mix” icon on the “Recording” tab, right-click on an empty space within the box and click “Show Disabled Devices.” Right-click “Stereo Mix” and click “Enable” to turn the function on.
  • Update your audio drivers.
  • If you see an option called Mono Mix or Wave Out Mix instead of Stereo Mix,don’t worry because they all have the same functions
Can I use this trick to record music from streaming sites?
This trick will work for throughout windows regardless of what you do. But we don’t recommend ripping music from streaming sites.
I can hear distortions in my audio recording. How can I fix it?
Lower the stereo mix level in such a way that you get maximum sound with minimum or no distortions at all. You may record a few sample recordings to find out the best mic level. The ideal value is 50.
Can I use my system while the sound recording takes place?
Yes, but it’s not recommended since click sounds, alert sounds, etc. will get recorded as it happens.
I recorded the sound but I can't hear anything
Make sure to turn the system volume to maximum before attempting to record sound from computer.

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Shan Eapen Koshy

Shan Eapen Koshy is a web developer, technical blogger and a YouTuber. He has created several web applications and has written many app scripts.

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