How To Screen Record With Mac With Sound

Mac Screen Recording


Screen recording has become an essential tool for content creators, educators, and businesses. It allows you to capture your screen activity and create tutorials, presentations, or demos. However, not all screen recording software can capture audio from your Mac. In this article, we will show you how to screen record with sound on a Mac.

What You Need

Before we dive into the steps, you need to make sure that you have the following:

  • A Mac computer running on macOS Mojave or later
  • QuickTime Player, which is pre-installed on your Mac
  • A microphone if you want to record audio via an external source

QuickTime Player

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Open QuickTime Player by searching for it in Spotlight or going to Finder > Applications > QuickTime Player.

Open QuickTime Player

Step 2: Click on File in the menu bar and select New Screen Recording.

New Screen Recording

Step 3: A screen recording window will appear. Click on the arrow next to the record button to select your recording options.

Select Recording Options

Step 4: If you want to record audio from your Mac, select the Built-in Microphone or the external microphone if you have one. You can also choose to record the screen with or without the mouse clicks.

Select Audio and Mouse Clicks

Step 5: Click on the red record button to start the screen recording. You can drag to select the area of the screen you want to record or click anywhere to record the entire screen.

Click on Record

Step 6: When you finish recording, click on the Stop button in the menu bar or press Command + Control + Escape on your keyboard.

Stop Recording

Step 7: The screen recording will automatically open in a new window. You can preview it, trim it, or save it to your Mac.

Preview or Trim Recording

Tips and Tricks

  • If you want to record audio from an external source, make sure it is connected to your Mac before starting the screen recording.
  • You can use keyboard shortcuts to start and stop the screen recording. Press Command + Shift + 5 to open the screen recording options and select the record button.
  • If you want to record a video conference or webinar, make sure to ask for permission from the participants.


Screen recording with sound on a Mac is easy and straightforward. With QuickTime Player, you can capture your screen activity and create engaging tutorials, demos, or presentations. Whether you are a content creator or a business owner, screen recording can help you communicate your message more effectively. Now that you know how to screen record with sound on a Mac, go ahead and start creating!

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