If you’re an online gamer then I’m certain you have a little knowledge on the discord messaging platform. However, countlessly, most users of the discord platform have queried search engines and other individuals on how to record discord audio. If you fall into this category, you would never need to ask anyone how to record discord audio after going through this guide. Discord is a social app designed to help gamers communicate with each other in real-time. While gaming on their devices, users can log into the Discord app and join an existing group chat with one or more other gamers so they can talk while they play.
A user can also create his group to add friends. On Discord, you can easily block users and avoid content you don’t want to see. Like any other social network, Discord can be chancy or safe. It all depends on the user as it allows any user to create both public and private groups. If you’re already acquainted with the platform or just wish to know how to record Discord audio then this guide would suffice.
However, if you’re new to the app but love what you’ve read or heard about it, you can install Discord on your PC. Simply head to discord.gg to download the app. Don’t worry about your PC getting slow as the Discord app is very lightweight. However, if you believe it might slow down your PC gaming experience and want to use Discord on your iPhone or Android device, you can simply download it from the App Store or the Google Play Store. Additionally, you can use Discord online without installation. Just go to discord.gg to open it in your browser. After getting on the platform, you’ll still need to know how to record Discord Audio. The good news is, this article was made just for you. Cheers.
How to Record Discord Audio
We know that the normal discord app doesn’t allow users to record conversations. However, this guide would walk you through on how to record Discord Audio. Before you begin the recording process, it is necessary to note that, in several locations around the world, it is illegal to record other people without their consent. Please ensure that you have the permission of all everyone involved in the conversation before you use any of the steps in this guide. Additionally, You’ll also need to make sure that you’ve configured your microphone settings in Discord to allow you to chat with others. If you don’t, you won’t be able to speak on your Discord server (or be able to record yourself chatting with other users).
How to Record Discord Audio Using the Craig Chat Bot
If you created the Discord server, you can invite the Craig chatbot to the conversation. This is a Discord chatbot on your server, readily waiting to be invited into voice chat rooms to record on-going conversations using a few text commands. Also, Craig would never record without a visible label to indicate it is recording the conversation. One of the coolest thing about using Craig is that it does not only record your conversation with others. It also records each user on a separate audio track, making it much easier to edit or cut specific speakers out if you wish to. To use Craig, ensure you own the Discord server and do the following;
- To record using Craig, you’ll need to invite the bot to your server. Visit “https://craig.chat/home” and click on “Invite Craig To Your Discord Server” link to begin.
- After clicking on it, you’ll be directed to the Discord server authorization page. As you’re required to give Craig permission to join your server before it joins.
- To authorize Craig to join the conversation, select your server from the “Add Bot To” list and click on the “Authorize” button to allow the bot to join.
- Once the join process is successful, you would see the join message for “Craig” in your server. At this point, there is no further configuration required and you can start using Craig to begin recording your audio channels.
- To start the recording, enter an audio channel and type “:Craig:, join” to begin.
- Craig would immediately enter the channel and start recording. During the recording process, he bot’s username would change to indicate its recording. You’ll also hear an audio alert from the bot saying “now recording” to confirm the process has started.
- After you’re done recording the channel and wish to stop Craig from recording type “:Craig:, leave”. This command forces Craig to leave the channel you’re currently in and stop it from recording that channel as recordings in other channels would continue.
- If you wish to stop Craig from recording all channels at once, type “:Craig:, stop” to force Craig to end all recordings. You can also use it as an alternative to the leave command to when trying to end a Craig recording and you’re only recording in a single channel.
Note: once you start recording with Craig, you’ll get a private message from the Craig bot, giving you links to download or delete your conversations. Also, Craig would record for up to six hours at a time. If you want to check the status of a recording, you can download a copy of the audio, up to the point you download the file.
A full list of Craig commands is available at the Craig website, which you can quickly access by typing the “:Craig:, help” in a Discord channel where Craig is active. This will bring up a quick link to the website, where you can find out more about how the bot works.
Using OBS to Record Discord Audio
If you aren’t the Discord server owner or moderator, you can’t use the method above. So if you want to record the channel, the only option left is to record Discord audio on your PC using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS). OBS is an open-sourced software that is often used by gamers to stream games and other content. The software is freely available for use on Windows, Linux, and Mac. OBS also allows you to record your desktop audio and display, as well as your microphone. You can use this same feature to record the audio from a Discord channel (alongside your microphone input), allowing you to save the conversation. To record Discord audio in OBS follow the steps below;
- in the OBS software, click on the plus icon (+) in the “Sources” area of the OBS window. From the dropdown menu, choose “Audio Output Capture” and select your desktop audio output for recording.
- In the “Create/Select Source” window, choose a name for your desktop audio source and then click on “OK” to confirm.
- At this point, you’ll need to select the output device from the “Properties” menu. The output device could be your speakers or headphones. Select the appropriate device from the “Device” drop-down menu and then click on “OK” to confirm.
- If you only have a single output device, the “Default” option would be just fine to use.
- You can verify if your audio is being captured correctly by playing audio on your PC. Below the “Audio Mixer” section in OBS, the audio sliders for “Audio Output Capture” should tilt to indicate the audio is being picked up and you’re ready for recording.
- You can use the blue slider underneath to adjust the recording volume if you need to.
- By default, “Mic/Aux” would be listed under the “Audio Mixer” section. This will ensure that your speech is recorded alongside any other chat participant.
- If the option isn’t available, click the plus icon (+) in the “Sources” area and select “Audio Input Capture” to add your microphone input to the recording. If you’d rather stop your microphone from being recorded, select the speaker icon next to the “Mic/Aux” or “Audio Input Capture” slider.
- Once you’re done with the setup and ready to begin recording, click on the “Start Recording” button under the “Controls” section in the bottom-right area of the OBS window.
- By default, OBS would record the audio as a blank video file in the MKV file format (unless you’re recording your desktop as an additional capture stream). Each recording will be saved with a file name that shows the time and date of the recording.
- To view the recorded files, select File > Show Recordings from the OBS menu.
If you want to change the recording file format, click on “Settings”, scroll and select “Output” and select an alternative to MKV from the “Recording Format” drop-down menu.
Note: OBS would save the recording as video files. you can easily convert these videos to MP3 using VLC, Any Video Converter, etc. removing the component and giving you an audio-only file that you can export and use elsewhere.