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Top 6 Streaming Audio Recorders for Mac and Windows

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By Justin SabrinaUpdated on March 07, 2022

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Summary
If you like to listen to streaming music or audio, you may be wondering if it is possible to get a copy of it or record it for offline playback. Here, we are summarizing the top 6 best streaming audio recorders to help you enjoy streaming music for free on Mac and Windows.

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We always like to relax and entertain ourselves in life by listening to music. However, a common phenomenon is that many streaming music services currently allow users to access music streams online. In other words, you can enjoy streaming music from websites or radio stations only if you have an internet connection. Of course, there is another possibility. Every streaming service follows a principle that users can join the paid plan, which supports downloading unlimited music to play without WiFi and the Internet. Maybe you can try to record online audio (Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, etc.) and output to MP3. In the case, you can listen to your favorite music at any time. Here we list 6 best streaming audio recorders that you can use to record streaming music, radios, in-game sound, music in videos, and any other sound play on Mac and Windows with high quality.

1# UkeySoft Apple Music Converter – Apple Music Streaming Recorder

As the best streaming music recorder for Apple Music, UkeySoft Apple Music Converter aims to record audio from Apple Music streaming service. It supports removing DRM from Apple Music tracks, iTunes M4P music and iTunes Audible Audio book and converting your M4P audio files into regular MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV files so you can then listen to your purchased music on Android tablets, iPod nano/shuffle, MP3 player, PSP, car system player, Windows Media Player, Chromebook, etc. In addition, it also has an amazing feature that it can render captured audio at almost the same quality as the original stream and save all ID3 tags and all metadata. By the way, the converter runs at 16X faster speed, which is faster than any other Apple Music audio recorder.

View Also: How to Download Apple Music Songs to MP3

UkeySoft Apple Music Converter interface

Pros:

  • Download Apple Music songs, playlist without a subscription.
  • Remove DRM from Apple Music, iTunes M4P songs, Audible audiobooks.
  • Convert Apple Music files to MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV.
  • Convert at 16X faster speed with lossless quality.
  • Retain all ID3 tags such as Artwork, Metadata (artist, album, year, track number, genre).
  • Support batch conversion.

Cons:

  • Only used to record Apple Music songs, playlist and albums.
  • Not free.

2# UkeySoft Spotify Music Converter – Spotify Streaming Audio Recorder

A brilliant DRM removal app for Spotify - UkeySoft Spotify Music Converter is designed to download and convert all Spotify music songs, playlists, albums, and artists to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B losslessly, offering you a great experience to enjoy Spotify music offline on any player and device. This smart app supports to convert Spotify Music files in batch at up to 5X faster speed. After conversion, you can get 100% original quality audio files with ID tags preserved, including Artwork and Metadata (title, artist, album, year, track number and genre).

View Also: How to Convert Spotify Songs to MP3

spotify music downloader interface

Pros:

  • Convert Spotify Song/Radio/Podcast to plain MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC.
  • Record songs at 5X faster speed with 100% lossless quality.
  • Keep ID3 tags after conversion.
  • Burn Spotify music to CD easily or share Spotify music via email.
  • Listen to Spotify songs without Spotify app installed.

Cons:

  • It's not free.
  • Only support recording Spotify songs, playlist and albums.

3# Screen & Audio Recorder – Capture & Record Any Streaming Audio

Screen & Audio Recorder is the professional video and audio recording software, which can capture online streaming audio, games, podcast, webinars, lectures, presentations, Skype calls, online conference, webcam videos, songs, etc. with high-quality image and sound quality. So it is a good idea to record and extract MP3 audio files from Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, Amazon Music, SoundCloud, etc.

View Also: How to Record Music from Pandora to MP3

record pandora music to mp3

Pros:

  • Easy record online audios from Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, Amazon Music, SoundCloud, etc.
  • Support multiple formats: MP3, AAC, MAV, FLAC, M4A and M4B.
  • Get high quality streaming music for offline listening.
  • Capture any sound on your computer from system audio or microphone.
  • Record online videos from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, DailyMotion, TED, etc. in full screen or customized screen size.

Cons:

  • Not free.
  • With Windows version only.

4# Apowersoft - Free Online Streaming Audio Recorder

The Streaming Audio Recorder allows you to record streaming audio from music sites, video platforms, radio stations or capture sound from audio chats effortlessly and provides various kinds of output formats such as MP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, etc. for playing on any music players and portable devices (Windows Media Player, QuickTime, iTunes, Tablets, Chromebook, Android smartphones, iPhone, Windows Phone, etc.) smoothly. Also, it saves all ID3 tags information like title, artist, album, genre and release year for your output music file.

Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder

Pros:

  • Record streaming music from music sites, Internet stations and video platforms.
  • Supports multiple output formats.
  • Keep the ID3 tags for the saved songs.
  • Edit songs after capturing.
  • Burn online music streaming to your CDs for sharing or listening.

Cons:

  • Sometimes the recording sound is low.
  • Don't support batch conversion.
  • Restrict users to have 128KB recordings.
  • The output audio quality could be lossy.

5# Audacity (Mac & Windows) - Free Streaming Audio Recorder

Audacity is a free, open source, cross-platform digital audio editor for recording and editing sounds. It aims to rip and record any sound playing on computer sound card and microphone to MP3, WAV, AAC, etc. And you can use it to make your own recordings, remove noise, cut voice clips, apply special effects and so on. In addition, Audacity can capture multiple streaming audio at the same time, saving you a lot of time. This full-featured recorder and editor is available for a variety of operating systems such as Windows, Mac, Linux and more.

Audacity

Pros:

  • It's completely free.
  • It is a full-featured streaming audio recording and editing software.
  • Suitable for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other operating systems.
  • Edit the recorded audio quality with multiple effects.
  • Support multi-track recording.

Cons:

  • Audacity does not support importing or exporting WMA, AAC, ACS, etc.
  • The output track is not ideal after adding effects.
  • The interface is a bit complicated.
  • Plugins are required to implement more features.

#6 Aktiv MP3 Recorder (Windows)

The Aktiv MP3 Recorder is a great tool for recording music from a variety of sources, such as CDs, DVDs, tapes, TVs, Internet radio stations, video games and other sound files played on your computer and then exporting them to MP3, WAV, OGG, WMA, VOX, AU and AIFF formats, without using the Lame encoder third-party plug-in. Before conversion, you can easily select the bit rate, sample size, number of channels, recording frequency and volume. Its most prominent feature is that it comes with a recording scheduler that lets you record streaming audio at specific times as needed.

Aktiv MP3 Recorder

Pros:

  • Free streaming recorder.
  • Support for a variety of popular output formats.
  • Advanced recording scheduler.

Cons:

  • The interface is very busy and you are easily confused.
  • A bit out of date.
  • Available for Windows only.
  • The installer contains some additional software.

Conclusion:

No matter which streaming audio capture you choose from the top 6 best paid and free streaming recorders, you can listen to music from any streaming website online. If you prefer free software and don't want to download additional software on your computer, Audacity seems to be a wise choice. If you only like streaming music from Spotify, you can choose the exclusive UkeySoft Spotify Music Converter specifically for recording and downloading Spotify songs and playlists. If you are concerned about the listening experience and recording efficiency, we recommend that you use UkeySoft Apple Music Converter to convert Apple music songs and playlists at 16x speed without loss of quality, and support you to play converted songs offline on any device.

In general, it depends on your own special requirements. So which one is your final decision? Let us know in the comments.

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