Total Recorder Alternatives for Mac

    Total Recorder is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is Audacity, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Total Recorder and 11 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Total Recorder are Ocenaudio (Free), Audio Hijack (Freemium), Loopback (Paid) and Acoustica (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 28, 2021

    1. Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert tapes and records, edit sound files, change the speed or pitch of a recording and much more.


      After being bought by Muse Group in April 2021, Audacity has changed its privacy policy and may collect "Data necessary for law enforcement, litigation and authorities’ requests (if any)". It's now considered as a spyware by many.

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      Audacity vs Total Recorder opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Audacity is still a legitimate alternative to Total Recorder, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Total Recorder is a small in background recording tool with functions specific for that task. Audacity is an audio editor.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

      cannot schedule recordings
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

      Danilo_Venom Audacity can be used to record computer audio, including radio, streaming audio or audio calls
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

    2. Ocenaudio is a cross-platform, easy to use, fast and functional audio editor. It is the ideal software for people who need to edit and analyze audio files without complications. ocenaudio also has powerful features that will please more advanced users.
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    3. Record any audio, with Audio Hijack! Save audio from applications like iTunes, Skype or Safari, or from hardware devices like microphones and mixers.
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    4. Create virtual audio devices to take the sound from applications and audio input devices, then send it to audio processing applications. Loopback is a software solution that provides the power of a high-end studio mixing board.
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    5. Acoustica is a comprehensive audio editor for recording, editing, mixing and mastering.
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    6. Backtrack lets you record all those conversations, calls, and brainstorming sessions that you forgot to click the record button for.
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    7. AudioDirector offers you the freedom to edit and mix the soundtrack of your video, the sound effects and even the voices. Restoration tools are used to correct the sound defects.
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    8. Record, edit, and produce your audio with Sound Studio, an easy-to-use Mac app for recording and editing digital audio on your computer.
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    9. Sneedacity (named after Sneed's Feed and Seed from The Simpsons episode, "E-I-E-I-D'oh") is a free (libre), open source, and privacy-respecting audio recording and editing suite forked from Audacity.
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    10. Sound Siphon is a software package that makes your Mac’s audio output available as an audio input device. It enables you to send audio from one application to another where it can be processed, streamed, or recorded.
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