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4 Best Ways to Record Discord Calls [Complete Guide]

author Owen Brandon
date Tuesday, July 5, 2022

As a voice and text chat app, Discord helps gamers talk to each other in real time with high quality and low latency. It is also a go-to place for users to study together and hold business calls. But you can't record Discord calls as there is no recording option available. To help you solve the problem, we have picked out the 4 best reliable tools to record audio and video calls on Discord.

All of them are safe and simple. Also, they can perfectly apply for private calls as well as voice channels on Discord.

Before you read further, you need to be told that it is impolite and illegal to record conversations without permission. So, remember to ask for permissions before you are going to record Discord calls.

Record Discord Calls with FonePaw Screen Recorder

The first method is to turn to third-party tools such as FonePaw Screen Recorder. It is a professional voice & video recording program that runs on Windows and Mac. It can help you record not only audio but also video calls on Discord.

As for audio recording, it enables you to record both system and microphone sound, which means both your sound and others in the chatting group can be recorded. Also, there are multiple output audio/video formats and qualities for you to choose from. For example, you can save your Discord audio files as MP3, M4A, AAC, and the videos as MP4, MOV, AVI, etc.

By the way, you can also set a timer on the FonePaw recorder to automatically start and end recording your Discord calls so that you don't have to worry about forgetting the voice recording.

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How to Record Discord Audio with FonePaw

Click the button to download FonePaw Screen Recorder and launch the app on your computer. And then you can either follow the quick video guide or the text tutorial to do the recording.

STEP 1. Open the FonePaw recorder and click Audio Recorder.

Choose Audio Recorder

STEP 2. Enable System Sound and Microphone as you need, and adjust their volume. You can also do the Sound Check before recording.

Sound Check

STEP 3. Before you begin the Audio chat, hit REC to record.

Start Recording

STEP 4. When your audio call finishes, hit the red square button to end the recording. You can preview the recorded audio, cut the unwanted part and click Save to keep it.

Preview Audio Recording

How to Record Discord Video with FonePaw

STEP 1. Download FonePaw Screen Recorder. Open it and click Video Recorder.

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STEP 2. Customize your settings. Select the Discord window as the screen area for recording. Before recording, you can choose whether to turn on the webcam/system sound/microphone or not.

Video Recorder

You can also go to preferences to set up the output format, save location, video quality, whether to include mouse action in your recording and more.

Preferences Settings

STEP 3. Click the REC button to start recording, and then join a video call.

STEP 4. Similarly, end the recording with the red button, and you can preview and use the Clip feature on the recorder to cut the unneeded parts.

Preview Video Discord

Record Discord Calls with FonePaw Screen Recorder

Craig is a voice channel recording bot for Discord with multi-track recording. That means that when Craig records Discord calls, you can get a separate audio file for each speaker. After you finish recording, you can level, cut, and edit each audio file independently. This useful feature is great for podcasts.

How to Record Discord Audio with Craig Bot

STEP 1. Launch the Discord app and log in to your account.

STEP 2. Go to the official web of Craig and click the Invite Craig to your Discord server.

Craig Main Page

STEP 3. In the new window, you need to select Your server and click on the Authorize button.

Select Discord Server

STEP 4. Now the Craig bot is on your server. You can exit the page and go to your Discord app.

STEP 5. To start your recording, type in the command craig:, join to invite the bot. The Craig bot will join in the conversation and start recording.

Craig Begin Recording

STEP 6. To end the recording simply type craig:, leave. This will stop Craig from recording and the bot will leave the voice channel.

STEP 7. After finishing the recording, Craig will send download links to you for downloading the audio files.

Use Audacity to Record Discord Calls

Audacity is a free and open-source audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. It allows users to record sound and edit sound clips.

If you want to simply record Discord audios, then Audacity can be a good choice. But if you intend to record videos, you may need to use other apps for Audacity does not support this functionality. Besides, the complicated user interface with plenty of confusing icons and buttons makes this app a little daunting for the first-time user.

How to Record Discord Audio with Audacity

STEP 1. Download Audacity and launch the app.

STEP 2. Given that most of you would like to record everyone's sound in the Discord call. You have to select Windows WASAPI as Audio Host, Recording Device with loopback (commonly the speaker), 2 (Stereo) Recording Channels, and Player Device accordingly on the toolbar.

tips Notes:
  • If you just want to record your own voice, you should set MME as Audio Host, and then choose the input and output device you want to use.

Record System Audio Audacity

STEP 3. When you get prepared for a Discord call, click the red circular button to start recording.

Start Recording Audacity

STEP 4. To end the audio recording, hit the black square button on the toolbar.

End Recording Audacity

STEP 5. Click File on the top menu bar, and select Export to choose a format and location to save your audio file.

Export File Audacity

Use OBS to Record Discord Calls

The last available tool for recording Discord audios and videos is OBS (Open Broadcast Studio). OBS is a free open-source software suite that is widely used for recording and live streaming. Besides real-time video and audio mixing and capturing, OBS also allows you to stream gameplay directly to Twitch, YouTube, or other services, with filters and an intuitive audio mixer making your video better performance. It's greatly applicable for recording calls on Discord.

How to Record Discord Audio with OBS

STEP 1. Download OBS, and launch it.

STEP 2. Click “+” under “Sources”. It's near the bottom-left corner of OBS. From the appearing list of sources, select Audio Output Capture.

Audio Output Capture

STEP 3. Name the audio source you just added, and then click OK.

Name Audio Source

STEP 4. Open the drop-down menu and choose the device you are going to record, usually the speaker, tick Use Device Timestamps, and then click “OK”. Now the program can capture your desktop audio, you can test it before you are going to record.

Properties Audio Output Capture

STEP 5. Click Start Recording under Controls on the right side.

Start Recording OBS


Above are the 4 best methods to record Discord calls. All of them are viable ways to do the recording. Compared to Audacity and OBS, FonePaw Screen Recorder and Craig are much easier to use. Although Craig can keep separate audio files, it can only record discord audio. By contrast, FonePaw Screen Recorder is versatile. With a simple interface, FonePaw Screen Recorder can record Discord audio and video. Meanwhile, you can record Discord more smoothly and produce higher quality audio and video. For those who want to record the Discord calls simply and easily, FonePaw Screen Recorder will be a good choice.

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