Make an audio recording

This guide is for students making an audio recording for an assessment.

You will need

A computer with a microphone, or a smartphone with an audio recording app.

Desktop / Laptop computers


Windows 10 comes pre-installed with an app called Voice Recorder.

How to use Voice Recorder in Windows 10

Windows 7 and 8 come with a similar app called Sound Recorder.

How to use Sound Recorder in Windows 7 and 8


You can create a simple audio recording on a Mac with QuickTime Player.

How to use QuickTime Player

More advanced audio recording is available with GarageBand. This comes pre-installed with most Macs, iPads and iPhones.

How to use GarageBand



Some Android phones come with an audio recording app. If you don’t have one, you can download an audio recording app from the Google Play Store.

Android audio recorder apps on Google Play


Use the Voice Memos app that comes pre-installed on all iPhones.

How to use the Voice Memos app