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Your Complete Tutorial to Record Music from YouTube

- "How do I take audio from a YouTube video?"

It is the frequently asked question you can find in many forums. YouTube has been the leading video and audio sharing platform for years. Everyone can upload his or her video to YouTube. However, nobody can get the official download link. I mean YouTube does not offer the feature of music video downloading.

Record Music From Youtube

Then is it possible to download audio from YouTube? The answer is "Yes". You can choose a YouTube downloaderto extract MP3 songs, you can also record music from a streaming YouTube video. If you choose the latter one, then you just come to the right place. This article introduces how to record music from YouTube to computer or smart phone step by step. Now, let’s read together to figure out the easiest way to record MP3 from YouTube.

Part 1: How to Record MP3 Music from YouTube with Screen Recorder on Windows/Mac PC

Apeaksoft Screen Recorderallows users to record both music videos and audio tracks. For instance, if you want to record songs from YouTube videos only, you can choose whether to capture system sound and microphone voice together or selectively. What’s more, it is also possible to save your recorded YouTube song to MP3, WMA, AAC and M4A for easy playback.

Screen Recorder

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Record any screen video and audio on all Windows and Mac computers.

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Adjust the output audio settings, audio format and other audio preferences.

Simple, clean and easy-to-use interface.

Steps to Record Music from YouTube on Your Computer

Step 1 Launch the Audio Recorder

Free download and install Apeaksoft Screen Recorder on your computer. Then launch the YouTube audio recorder software after installation. Choose "Audio Recorder" if you want to record music from YouTube video only. Of course, it is also possible to record YouTube music video, just select "Video Recorder" instead.

Screen Recorder Main Interface

Step 2 Set the input audio source

Turn on "System Audio" to the green state. If you want to record your voice together, then you can turn on "Microphone" too. Moreover, you can adjust the volume bar freely below. The default output audio format is MP3. If you want to export the song in other formats, you can head to "More settings".

Record Audio

Step 3 Record MP3 music from YouTube

After all preparations, you can click the "REC" button. Open a YouTube video and start to record MP3 from YouTube. The recording process will start after a 3-second countdown. Well, you can pause, restart and stop audio recording freely. When the process finishes, click "Save" and then choose "Next" to get the recorded YouTube song.

After that, you could open the music recordings on your computer directly for playback, or add the YouTube audio into iTunesfor playing or syncing with your iPhone or iPod.

Pre Listen Audio

Part 2: How to Record Music from YouTube on iPhone

Method 1. Record YouTube Music on iPhone with Voice Memo

To download a song from YouTube to iPhone, you can try Freemake and other YouTube music downloader apps. But if you want to record music from YouTube to iPhone, then the built-in Voice Memos app can be your smart choice.

Step 1 Navigate iPhone home screen and click the "Voice Memos" app.

Step 2 Start the YouTube video on computer. And click the red "REC" button on your iPhone to start recording.

Step 3 Record YouTube audio on iPhone using the microphone at the bottom.

Step 4 Press "Stop" when you want to stop YouTube audio recording.

Step 5 Choose "Done" option besides to export the audio recording file.

Record Youtube Music on iPphone

Method 2. Record YouTube Music on iPhone with Built-in iOS recording feature

If your iPhone is running with iOS 11 or higher version, you can also record YouTube music video on iPhone through the built-in screen recording feature. The export recording file can be found in "Photos" app.

Step 1 Open "Settings" app on your iPhone or iPad, and then head to "Control Center".

Step 2 Choose the green add icon next to "Screen Recording" under "Customize Controls".

Step 3 Swipe up from the bottom to get "Control Center". For iPhone X, please swipe from the top right corner to the middle of the screen.

Step 4 Click the Record button. After the 3-second countdown, the recording will start.

Step 5 Open a YouTube music video on your Apple mobile phone.

Step 6 While recording with this feature, the recording feature will become a red button on the top left corner of your screen. When you want to stop, just click it and the recorded video and music will be saved in Photos.

Record Youtube on iPhone

Then you could easily play the music recordings or add music to video on your iPhonedirectly.

Part 3: How to Record Audio from YouTube on Android

You can see many YouTube downloader apps, but it is not easy to find a good YouTube audio recorder app for Android. Well, Hi-Q MP3 Voice Recorder is a good choice that allows you to record audio from YouTube Android quickly.

Step 1 Download the audio recorder for free from Google Play.

Step 2 Open one YouTube video on your computer or other digital devices.

Step 3 Click the red “Rec” icon to record your YouTube music.

Step 4 Choose the “Stop” icon when the process finishes.

Step 5 Set the export format as “MP3” or others.

Step 6 Share or transfer your recorded song if necessary.

Record Audio on Android

Part 4: Comparisons of These Recorders

Just as above mentioned, you can record songs from YouTube to different devices. If there are no restrictions of operating systems, which one offers the best and most audio recording features? In another word, it is time to figure out the best YouTube audio recorder based on main features only.

 Record system soundRecord microphone voiceSelectable output audio formatsAdjustable output audio formatsSet a timer to auto-stop recordingUser rate
Apeaksoft Screen Recorder4.8/5
Voice MemosXXXX4.4/5
Hi-Q MP3 Voice RecorderX4.5/5

Part 5: FAQs of Recording MP3 Music from YouTube

1. Is it legal to record music from YouTube?

It is legal to record music from YouTube, as long as it’s for your personal projects.

2. How do I convert YouTube videos to MP3?

Apeaksoft Video Converter Ultimate is a professional YouTube to MP3 converter that provides the best solution to get the MP3 form YouTube video file on Windows and Mac. Just download and install the software on your computer. Launch it and add your YouTube videos files to it, and then select MP3 format as your desired output format. In the end, click the Convert button to start converting.

3. How do I record MP3 from YouTube online?

First, go to YouTube to browse the video from which you want to capture the audio track. Then visit and click the Start Recording button to enter the recording window. Then, select the audio source and click the REC button to start recording MP3 audio from YouTube.

4. How do I download YouTube video to MP4 or MP3 for iPhone and Android?

For Android users, you can use TubeMate, a good YouTube downloader to download YouTube videos, as well as play videos or music. For iPhone users, you can choose iDownloader which is a comprehensive YouTube downloader. It supports downloading multiple videos simultaneously at fast speed.

All in all, you can record music from YouTube on Mac, Windows, iPhone and Android from above solutions. It’s OK if you want to record other streaming audio tracks. But if you want to record YouTube video in high resolution, then definitely Apeaksoft Screen Recorder should be your first choice. Just free download it to have a try right now.

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