Newbie: Recording from spotify; my voice is recording


I am running Windows 10 Home and have just installed Audacity 3.0.4 today.

I have Spotify Premium, and am trying to record a Spotify track onto Audacity (so that I can then edit it, and save it to CD).

I haven’t found a way to record the track direct from Spotify through my computer to Audacity, without also recording any background noise in the room (me singing along).

I have looked online at a youtube video on how to do this, and also in the online help/manual and searched on this forum, but I can’t find what I’m doing wrong.

Can anyone help me, please?

For your [u]Recording Device[/u] choose [u]WASAPI (loopback)[/u] from your regular soundcard (or wherever the sound is coming out).

Don’t choose the microphone built-into your laptop. :wink:

Try these settings.

Not everybody has Stereo Mix and some of those setting variations will record Everything On The Computer including your built-in microphone. This isn’t that easy.

This is the manual entry. See if there’s anything in there.

There is an odd caution about this. The settings for successful internet recording hate overdubbing. So if you like the idea of singing harmony to yourself or over a backing, drum, or rhythm track, you can totally do that in Audacity but you will need to change those YouTube settings.


Try different combinations in the DEVICE TOOLBAR until you find the right one.

If no joy, right click the speaker icon in the system tray, select OPEN SOUND SETTINGS.

The SOUND window will open.

Scroll down to INPUT and select STEREO MIX or your manufacturers equivalent