Recordia lets you record audio directly from the menu bar or with a global keyboard shortcut.
This can be useful for recording voice memos, song ideas, meetings, lectures, interviews, phone calls, voice-overs, and more.
- Record compressed or lossless audio
- Customizable keyboard shortcuts to start/stop and pause/resume recording
- Change input device
- Unlimited recording duration
- Input monitoring
- Set default output directory
- Optionally show the recording in Finder when done
- Easily copy and share the previous recording
- Launch at login preference
- Choose between multiple menu bar icons
- Record system audio (See FAQ below)
- Shortcuts support
Technical details: It records at 48 kHz to either M4A (AAC, 256 kbps, compressed) or WAV (PCM, 16-bit, uncompressed). The recording is stereo if the input device supports it, otherwise mono.
‣ How can I record system audio?
Click “Record System Audio” in Recordia and follow the instructions.
Apps in the App Store are not able to record system audio, so it requires downloading a separate (free) driver.
‣ How can I preview the recording when done?
First, ensure the “Show recording in Finder after saving” preference is enabled. When the recording is shown in Finder, press the Space key to preview it.
‣ How can I trim the recording when done?
Preview the recording as described above and then click the trim button.
‣ How can I sync recordings to iCloud?
Choose “iCloud Drive” as the output directory.
‣ Why 48 kHz and not 44.1 kHz?
48 kHz is the standard for audio in today's video production. It's also the internal production standard for many audio production companies. 44.1 kHz was popularized by music CDs.
Click the “Send Feedback” button in the app or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Added a customizable global keyboard shortcut to toggle input monitoring.
Ratings and Reviews
Accessible and simple!
This is absolutely accessible and simple! works 100% with VoiceOver, and I have access to recording, pausing/resuming, etc. Please continue to enhance it's accessibility with VoiceOver in future updates.
A truly great way to record on my Mac
Author was quick to answer my concerns and questions. This should be a popular app.
I was worried about the black hole sound plug in but after the developers contacted me I realized I was mistakenly associating the name with malware. This is a good safe app. Thanks
Developer Response ,
Apps in the App Store are not able to record system audio. The only way to do it is using an audio driver like BlackHole. BlackHole is the best and most popular choice for this and trusted by thousands of users and many large projects. I think you're confusing this audio driver with a known virus by the same name (yes, the name is unfortunate). I would urge you to do some more research on this topic. The BlackHole audio driver has been positively reviewed by many large Mac news outlets: https://www.cultofmac.com/681197/blackhole-mac-virtual-audio-driver/
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