How to audio record on Windows

Whether you’re recording a podcast, an interview, a message to a friend, or notes to yourself, audio recording is very easy to do on Windows. There are various third-party apps you can use, but Windows 11 also comes with an app called Voice Recorder preinstalled.

You can use that to record yourself easily — no download required. You can also use the app for some basic features, including trimming and exporting the tracks.

Here’s how to use Voice Recorder to record whatever audio you need to.

The Sound Recorder app on Windows 11 is a bit more sophisticated. It brings a bunch of new features, including the ability to switch microphones from the homescreen and change playback speed.