More and more people are making podcasts, adding audio to their blogs, or even making audio messages to family and friends sent by email. There is no reason to go looking for an app to do it. Windows 10 has a built-in voice recorder.
Note: If you do not have a microphone connected to your computer, this application will not be very useful.
Use Win+Q and type voice, then click Voice recorder.
If the voice recorder does not appear, you will have to download it from the Microsoft Store.
Win+Q and type Store, then click Microsoft Store to open the App.
Type Voice and press the Enter key.
Click the Windows Voice... choice.
The App will download. When it finishes you can Launch it or just close the window and continue with the Win+Q and type Voice as described above.
Click the Microphone icon to begin recording. It will use your microphone and create a file of whatever you name it, saving it as an M4A file in the Sound recordings folder in your Documents folder.
When finished, click the stop button. Use the pause button to pause and then click it again to continue recording. Clicking the flag places a marker or a bookmark within the recording.
When you click the Stop button, the file is saved and you are brought to a window showing all the saved files.
When you open the Recorder, you see all the stored recordings. Right-click on any recording and rename it, delete it, or share it. Click the Play button to listen to the recording.
The controls under the Play button allow you to trim the recording as well as the options you have by right-clicking.
This application records using the computer’s microphone. I wondered if it would record something I was listening to on the Internet. I opened a music video on YouTube and it was able to record the audio of what was playing but not with the internal microphone. The external microphone recorded what is heard through the speakers and did not produce a quality recording.
If you want to edit another audio recording, one not created in this application, just move it into the Sound recordings folder and it will be included in the available files. However, this only works with M4A formatted files. It will not edit MP3 or WMA files.
I hope you find this another useful tool…