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3 Best Ways to Record Discord Calls [Complete Guide]

author Carrie Murray
date Thursday, December 2, 2021

As a voice and text chat app, Discord helps gamers talk to each other in real-time with high quality and low latency. Sometimes you may want to record the audio and video calls on it, and find that there’s no official way to do that. So, how to record Discord calls? Actually, it’s quite simple with the help of some reliable third-party tools. In this post, we will introduce 3 best Discord recorders to you and how to use them to record audio/video calls.


How to Record Discord Audio/Video Calls?

In the following part, we will provide you with these 3 ways to record the calls on Discord:

  • FonePaw Screen Recorder
  • Audacity
  • OBS Studio

All of them are safe and simple ways to do the recording, and can apply for the private calls as well as voice channels on Discord.

Also, here is a quick reminder before we get started: Always remember to ask for permissions before you are going to record the Discord calls.

Record Discord Calls with FonePaw Screen Recorder

FonePaw Screen Recorder 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, and 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. 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.

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

Audio Recorder

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

Also, first launch FonePaw Screen Recorder.

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STEP 1. Click Video Recorder.

Choose Video Recorder

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

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.

Audacity has many features including:

  • Record live audio, as well as audio playback.
  • Convert cassette tapes and records to MP3 or CD.
  • Change the pitch or speed of an audio recording.
  • Edit various audio file formats, like WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP2, MP3.

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 apparently 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

Here is how to use Audacity to record Discord audio:

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 Note:
  • 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 at 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 in better performance. It’s greatly applicable for recording calls on Discord.

How to Record Discord Audio with OBS

To use OBS to record Discord video and audio calls, simply follow the steps below:

STEP 1. Download OBS.

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 is able to 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 three methods to record Discord video and audio calls.

All of them are viable ways to do the recording. Compared to Audacity and OBS, FonePaw Screen Recorder has a more user-friendly interface, and can guide you how to record the desktop, system sound, microphone and the webcam more clearly. For those who want to record the Discord calls simply and easily, FonePaw Screen Recorder will be a good choice. But Audacity and OBS are both totally free and with powerful recording features, so for those who are familiar with computer software, it’s also worthy to explore the use of them.

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