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How to record audio using Stereo Mix?

Introduction

The Stereo mix feature of your computer sound card makes it possible to record any sound coming out of speakers, in other words you can intercept any sound produced in the Operating System and save it into a file of the assigned format somewhere on your hard disk. AVS Audio Recorder will help you realize this quickly and easily especially if you stick to the steps of the guide.

Step 1: Download and install AVS Audio Recorder

Click here to download it. After the download is finished, run the AVSAudioRecorder.exe file and follow the installation wizard instructions.

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Step 2: Launch AVS Audio Recorder and set the input device

Run the AVS Audio Recorder executable using the desktop shortcut or the Programs section of the Start menu. Drop down the Input Device list and choose the Stereo Mix option.

How to record audio using Stereo Mix? Step 2

Note!Note: if the drop-down list does not contain the Stereo Mix option (the Windows Vista case mainly) and you are completely sure your sound card supports the Sound Mix feature then:
  1. Click the Start menu button and open the Control Panel.
  2. Click the Classic View link from the left side panel.
  3. Click on the Sound icon.
  4. Click the Recording tab in the appeared window.
  5. Make the right click within the Recording empty area and check the Show Disabled Devices option.
  6. The Stereo Mix device will be shown, enable it by clicking the right mouse button on its icon and checking the corresponding option.
  7. Click OK.

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Step 3: Choose an output audio format and define its properties

Now decide which audio format the recorded sound should be saved to and choose it in the Recording format section:

How to record audio using Stereo Mix? Step 3

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Step 4: Assign a directory for saving the output file

Press the Browse button:

How to record audio using Stereo Mix? Step 4

and specify a folder to store the recorded sound in:

How to record audio using Stereo Mix? Step 4

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Step 5: Start the recording

Click the Start Recording button of AVS Audio Recorder and initiate a sound in the system that is supposed to be recorded (e.g. load a stream player). To cancel the recording press the Stop Recording button:

How to record audio using Stereo Mix? Step 5

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Step 6: Check the result

To play the resulting file(s) straight away, click button of the AVS Audio Recorder built-in player:

How to record audio using Stereo Mix? Step 6

If you want to edit your recorded audio or convert it to some other format use one of the following buttons:

  • Click the Edit button to launch the AVS Audio Editor application if it is already installed on your computer or to go to our web site and download the program.
  • Click the Convert button to launch the AVS Audio Converter application if it is already installed on your computer or to go to our web site and download the program.

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