Recording audio on a Mac is drop dead easy. Use QuickTime or use Garageband. Add a microphone for better quality. Add any of a dozen or so professional level recording apps. They’re all good. But all require extra clicks.
One thing all those great apps will not do is record audio quickly. That’s what Recordam does. This is an inexpensive Mac audio recording utility that does mostly one thing. It records audio from whatever audio input source you select on your Mac. Forget complicated bells and whistles. Recordam is just simple to use. Just click.
Click, Record, Click, Stop
For most Mac users, the built-in Garageband will seem unintuitive and overly complex to record simple and quick audio. While recording is easier in QuickTime Player, settings can be cumbersome to use, and even Apple’s flagship media player can be obtuse about where features are and how they work. I don’t know anyone who uses QuickTime Player for audio, including neophytes.
The trend today is toward simple, elegant, easy to set up and use applications. That’s Recordam. If you can click the big red Record button then you can record audio on your Mac.
Click and select the microphone of your choice (defaults to the Built-in Microphone). Then click the Record button to begin recording. Click the button when you’re done recording.
The microphone input level is displayed as an additional thick red line around the circle. The input volume can be adjusted with the slider bar when clicking the microphone in the lower left corner.
Files are saved on your Mac and the audio is recorded in M4A audio format so it can be used in nearly any Mac audio editor. Audio files are saved as part of a Library which is accessible by clicking the menu icon in the upper right corner. That allows you to attach specific information to each audio file, and add tags for easier, faster searching.
What’s not to like? Recordam is a fast, easy, one-click method to record audio through your Mac’s audio system and microphone.
Not long ago I read about a similar Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Watch app which does much the same thing. Simple, one-click audio recording. It’s called Just Press Record, only a dollar more than Recordam, but with similar functions. That extra dollar gets you a few things, though. First, audio recordings are saved in iCloud. Just Press Record works on iPhone, Watch, and iPad, too, and plays back all recordings– thanks to iCloud– from other devices. Even better, there’s a Watch app that also works one-touch. There’s also a Watch complication so there’s always an audio recording app one touch away. Not two. Not three. Just a touch to the Watch complication and recording begins.