Linux loopback audio-Record what you hear

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It’s easy to record the sounds you hear on Linux with Pulseaudio. This example is using Audacity.


apt install audacity pavucontrol

Record what you hear

  1. Audacity: “click to monitor” (right of microphone in main Audacity screen).
  2. start Pulseaudio advanced configuration tool
  3. Under pavucontrol Recording tab input, select “Monitor of Built-in XXX” where XXX is the playback device you wish to monitor.
pavucontrol selection of loopback audio
Selecting loopback audio from pavucontrol to record what you hear in Linux using Audacity and PulseAudio.

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