Recording audio on your Chromebook is very convenient. You can record an audio message for a friend and send it later. You can record your million dollar idea before it disappears into the ether. There are countless other reasons why you may want to record audio on your Chromebook.
But how? What's the best way to record audio on your Chromebook?
Well, don't be surprised anymore. Here are the best ways to record audio on your Chromebook.
Vocaroo is a simple but practical voice recording option for your Chromebook. Go to the Vocaroo website, press the record button and start speaking.
Press the record button again to stop recording. From there you can download the file, share the URL for the recording, create a QR code for the recording or click the Delete button.
Reverb Record is another handy online recording option that you can use with your Chromebook. The Reverb Record interface follows a system similar to Vocaroo. You go to the site, press the record button and start talking. When you are finished, press the Record button again to complete the process. After recording, there are options to share or embed your recording.
When you create a Record Reverb account, you can manage your existing recordings.
There is also the option to use the Reverb Record extension for Google Chrome, which allows you to add an audio recording option to your browser. After installation, Reverb Record is available at the push of a button in the Chrome extension bar next to the address bar.
Download: Reverb Record for Google Chrome (Free)
3. Record command via Crosh
Did you know that the Chrome OS Developer Shell (known as Crosh) has an audio record command?
You can only use Crosh commands after you have activated developer mode. If you don't know how to access developer mode, read how to put your Chromebook into developer mode
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. However, keep in mind that activating developer mode has several advantages and disadvantages
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Check this before committing.
If you can use developer mode, you can use the Record to Crosh command.
Press CTRL + ATL + T. to open Crosh, the Chrome OS Developer Shell. Use the following command to record audio:
Sound recording (seconds)
Replace the (seconds) with the number of seconds you want to activate your microphone. The output audio file is saved in files. You can play the audio file with Sound game (File location) or select the file manually.
Record is far from the only Crosh command. Check out our list of the best Chromebook Terminal commands
18 Crosh Terminal commands all Chromebook users should know
to help you get started.
Beautiful Audio Editor is more advanced than the previous audio recording options. Although the project hasn't received an update since 2016, you can still use it to record multi-track audio from your Chromebook for free.
Beautiful Audio Editor has some limitations. The app is "experimental" and "can crash", especially if your project is longer than 45 minutes or requires more than 300 MB of memory. Still, it's a fast and easy-to-use audio tool with filters, dynamic compression, track management, audio mastering, and more.
Download: Nice audio editor for Google Chrome (free)
Anchor is a popular podcasting platform that lets you record audio from your Chromebook browser. You can use Anchor to record your audio and then publish it on multiple platforms, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and other podcast platforms.
Using Anchor to record audio on your Chromebook is easy. First you need an anchor account. Go to after signing up Create your podcast> recordingand select your microphone. The default "anchor" should recognize your Chromebook’s built-in microphone. When you're done, press the Record button.
After recording, you can download the file for later use or upload it to the podcast platforms.
Anchor record with friends 2.0
That said, Anchor updated the Record With Friends tool at the start of the COVID 19 pandemic, which allows you to create a podcast with a variety of devices. Only one person needs an anchor account (the host). The host sends a link to other participants and everyone can start podcasting.
Record With Friends 2.0 is a very fast way to record remote group audio on your Chromebook.
Mic Note is a cloud-based audio recording and recording tool for Chrome OS. Mic Note lets you sync your recordings and notes between devices. So you never lose your job and always have it on hand.
The Mic Note Web App is easy to use. Above are audio recording options that you can use to record your device microphone. Under the audio recording options is a notepad with formatting options.
Mic Note also includes some handy additional features. If you're recording your Chromebook audio to take notes, you can try the Mic Note Transcription Tool. Alternatively, you can cut audio and written notes together or add images or PDFs.
The Mic Note version allows you to record 10 minutes of audio per note, although you can create an unlimited number of notes. If you need more audio recording time, Mic Note Pro allows four hours of audio recording per note for a one-time payment of $ 14.99. Pro also enables the insertion of up to 100 images per note and additional audio recording functions (cropping, deleting, extracting and more).
You can upgrade to Mic Note Pro in the Mic Note web application.
Download: Mic Note for Google Chrome (free)
The last option is not just an audio recording tool. You can also record your Chromebook desktop with Screencastify. The combination makes Screencastify perfect for creating short Chromebook videos with an audio overlay.
The mix adds built-in drawing tools, the option to record a single tab or your entire desktop, and a choice of microphone and camera inputs. In short, it's a great audio (and video) recording tool for Chromebooks.
The free version of Screencastify allows you to create five-minute videos with audio. You can upgrade to Screencastify Unlimited for $ 49 per person per year to unlock unlimited recordings, additional recording features, and additional video and audio export options.
Download: Screencastify for Google Chrome (free)
What is your favorite Chromebook audio recording tool?
There are plenty of options for Chromebook audio recording, most of which are free. Depending on your needs, a combination of tools may be best for your audio recordings.
If you have an advanced audio production in mind, check out the best online audio editors for Chromebook users
The 5 best free online audio editors on the web
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