Discord Recording: How to Record Discord Audio with Easy Steps[OBS]

Last Updated on October 16, 2020 by Robert Jackson


Know as the heaven for game players and some other communities, Discord is an excellent social platform for people to gather and chat.

In a Discord server, you can make calls with members, send/receive voice messages in your communities, and listen to some posted songs which are some great memories that some people will record for later review.

Due to the shortage of in-app audio recording capacity, people need to use audio recording software to record audio from Discord. Here in this post, I will introduce 2 very simple ways for you to record Discord audio.

1. How to record audio from Discord with Aiseesoft Screen Recorder

There is astonishingly a massive amount of audio recording software in cyberspace that you can use to record Discord audio. Here, I will tell you about one of the leading recorders, the Aiseesoft Screen Recorder.

This is a pretty awesome recorder that allows users to not only record audio on Windows/Mac computers but also record the screen. Once installed, you can use to all-in-one program for video record and audio capture as you want without finding another video recorder.

Now, let’s take a closer look at what it can contribute to you.

  1. Great recording performance: Supports lossless audio/video record;
  2. Low CPU Usage: Never causes lags to your PC;
  3. Hardware Acceleration: Improves output quality;
  4. Quick-response hotkey: Starts to record real quick;
  5. Simplicity: Offers an easy-to-use interface;
  6. Flexibility: Provides multiple adjustable configurations.
  7. Etc..

Namely, with the program, you can have a powerful ensemble of audio/video recorder and editor that is very flexible and easy to use.

Now, let’s see how to record Discord audio with it.

Step 1 Download Aiseesoft Screen Recorder on your PC

Win Download
Mac Download
Win Download
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Step 2 Start the audio record

Launch the software and choose Audio Recorder on its interface.

On the Audio Recorder window, keep the System Sound option on and you may turn on the Microphone option when you plan to record your voice in a Discord call.

Turn On System Sound

To initiate an audio record, click the REC button or press Ctrl + Alt + S on the keyboard. Aiseesoft Screen Record will begin to capture the sound from the target source after a 3-second countdown.

Now, you can leave the app aside and open Discord. Get into a server, then make the call or play the music.

During the recording, if there is anything on your conversation that you don’t want to record, you can click Pause on a pop-out toolbar to stop recording temporarily and click again to resume.

Audio Recorder Panel Stop

Step 3 Save the audio file

Once completed, click Stop or press Ctrl + Alt + S to end the recording.

Audio Recorder will open a new window for you to preview and trim the file, click Save to choose a destination to keep the file safe and sound.

Save Audio File

2. How to record audio from Discord with OBS

Short for Open Broadcaster Software, OBS is most Youtube and Twitch streamers’ first choice to record and stream games, tutorials, and other content.

As an open-source program, it’s completely free to use on Mac, Windows, and Linux machines. With OBS, you can record your Discord audio in high-quality.

Now, let’s learn to use OBS to capture your Discord audio.

Step 1 Install OBS on your machine

Visit the OBS official website and download the software on your computer.

Step 2 Start recording

Launch OBS, go to Audio Mixer.

If you don’t want to record your voice, mute Audio Input Capture so that OBS will not capture sound coming from the default microphone device.

Mute Audio Input Mixer

To begin recording, click Start Recording on OBS’s Controls section.

On your Discord, start making your voice call. During the recording, you’ll know your Discord is being recording by the volume changes on Audio Mixer.

Audio Mixer Volume Stop Recording

Step 3 Stp recording

Click Stop Recording, OBS will directly save the file to the default folder.

Go to File on the toolbar, select Show Recordings. OBS will open the default folder where you can preview the file.

OBS File Show Recording

Tip: By default, OBS will create a black-screen MKV format video file with Discord sound. It doesn’t support to create audio files like MP3.

OBS Recording File

Cautions: Complaints about OBS not recording Discord audio have tickled out from the Discord community. If you happen to encounter the same issue, you can check out the post below to it.


In short:

To record Discord audio is absolutely easy when you try the methods above. You can try Aiseesoft Screen Recorder or OBS and start your audio record right away. Hopefully, you can record your Discord audio perfectly.