User Guide On Record Speaker Output On macOS


Do you want to record speaker output on macOS? If yes, then you are in the right place. Recording video or audio on macOS is extremely simple. There are some tools that are available for both. Also, there are tons of third-party apps too such as OpenBroadcasterStudio and Audacity that you can use. Also said not all apps can also record speaker output. It is far away from the scope of a normal or advanced recording app to do so as you want to modify how audio is routed. What you want is just a virtual audio driver. The easiest and the simplest one that you can use is called BlackHole. It can also re-route audio to an app that you use to record speaker output. Come let’s check how it works.

Record speaker output

Install and download BlackHole. You can install it as a package and when the installation is finished, simply open System Preferences.

Head over to the Sound preference and you will then view a tab for both Input and Output devices. On each tab, simply choose the BlackHole device. However, it sends audio that is being played to Blackhole. You can hear the audio by the input device that is again BlackHole. Between these two virtual output or input devices, there will be no noise and one will also be able to hear to the other. Then quit or close System Preferences.

Head over to the app that can record audio. Then use QuickTime as it’s already on your system but for a good audio app, I suggest using Audacity. Simply create a new audio recording but modify the input device to BlackHole. All recording apps enable you to select an audio io (input or output) device.

Tap record. Once tap the sound is routed to the speaker will be recorded. You can’t hear any sound as the built-in speakers can’t receiving any. If you want to listen sound from the built-in speakers as well, or might you have a Bluetooth speaker you want to hear the sound from, just create a cluster of the audio devices.

Creating a cluster audio device is quite difficult. But the app is already present on your Mac so you don’t have to install or download anything. Also, the aggregate (cluster) device still provides you the best audio quality. But for the safe, you must do a test recording to view if it picks up any static or noise. If it does, simply limit yourself after using BlackHole.

After this trick, simply record all sound from the speakers. It includes the sound from apps and system sounds. For example, the sounds are played after taking a screenshot.

Once done recording speaker output. Just remember you modify the audio io devices back.


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