Resonate Recorder

Free Online Voice Recorder

Record a podcast on your computer or smartphone with our free online audio recorder. 

How It Works

1. Record

Click the red button and record unlimited audio. Recording time will appear as soon as you hit record.

2. Grant Access

The Recorder will ask for access to your microphone — grant access to begin recording.

3. Download

Stop the recording and you will be prompted to download your high-quality WAV file. 

4. Make a Podcast

Edit your tracks or upload them to Resonate for professional mixing and mastering to share it as a podcast.

Ditch Low Quality Recordings.

Remote recordings like Zoom compress your audio and sound cheaper. The Resonate Recorder is a free online recorder for bypassing Zoom and downloading a free, uncompressed WAV recording. No signup required. 

Zoom Example

An example RAW recording from  Zoom. The signal path for this audio was a Shure SM7B > Cloudlifter > Focusrite 2i2 Interface > Zoom.

✨ Resonate Recorder Example

An example RAW recording from the Resonate Recorder. The signal path for this audio was a Shure SM7B > Cloudlifter > Focusrite 2i2 Interface > Resonate Recorder. 

Why Use the Recorder?

Start a Podcast for Free

Start your podcast by recording directly from your laptop or iPhone today. Record your audio for free on the Recorder, download your files and edit, and start a 14-day free trial of Resonate Hosting to distribute your content on Apple, Spotify, and more. 

How to Record a Podcast - Best Practices for Recording

Back Up Your Voice Recordings

If you don’t have 2 copies of something digital, you don’t have it at all. Record with peace of mind by running the Recorder in the background during remote recordings and interviews. Ask your guests to do the same. 

Enhance Your Zoom Recordings

Get rid of glitches and lower-quality sound from Zoom calls. Just start recording on the Resonate Recorder during your Zoom call, and ask your guest to do the same, then combine the 2 files in post-production. 


Record a Voice Note to Capture Creativity

Don’t let inspiration about your podcast go to waste. Open the Recorder and capture a demo of that podcast intro idea, the topic for season 2, or your new strategy for inviting a guest to the show. 

USB Microphone

Best Practices for Recording

✅ Use an External Mic

Connect a USB microphone or headphones to record. Even a simple pair of Apple Earpods can make a big difference in the quality of your recording. 

✅ Record on Google Chrome

Use the latest version of Google Chrome on computers for best results. This software was built to be optimized for the Chrome environment.  

✅  Find a Quiet Recording Space

Move to a smaller room, preferably one with large soft objects — a bed, couch, or rugs. Turn off your HVAC system. Avoid holding the device if recording on mobile.

✅  Apply Proper Mic Technique

If using an external mic, position your mouth 2-4 inches from the mic. Learn about mic designs to ensure you are talking into the right place. It sounds basic but this is critical. 

✅  Record a Test Before Starting

Record a brief clip of your audio, and listen back to review the quality. Make sure you don’t hear any loud background noise, and that your voice sounds clear.

✅  Take a Deep Breath 

Take a minute to compose yourself and breathe before hitting record. Slowing down before you press record helps minimize mistakes and create a calm environment for listeners. 


  • On Google Chrome (Desktop), click the mic icon in the top right corner > click Manage > and select your mic from the dropdown menu.
  • On Safari (Desktop), your microphone defaults to your Mac’s system preferences. Navigate to System Preferences > Sound > Input > Select your microphone of choice > Refresh this page. The right mic input will now be recorded.

The Resonate Recorder is 100% free to use. After you record, you will be prompted to download your high-quality WAV file recording. No signup required. 

Your privacy matters to us. We do not store any recordings. All audio is recorded in your browser and directly downloaded onto your computer. You can record with peace of mind knowing that your data is secure. 


We collect some non-personal analytics to track the performance of this tool for our internal marketing efforts, such as number of times a user starts recording, number of times a user downloads recording files, etc. This data is secure and does not give us access to any of your recorded audio.


Read our full Privacy Policy here. 

Record unlimited audio. Your computer storage and batter power are the only limitations. Just make sure that your computer or smartphone is fully charged and has plenty of free storage space. Recordings are created in your browser and downloaded to your local storage after you press 'stop.'

Ready to record your podcast?