SpeechRecorder is a platform independent audio recording software customized to the requirements of speech recordings. Its distinguishing features are:

This page was last updated August 01 2018

SpeechRecorder was developed at the Bavarian Archive for Speech Signals (BAS) of the Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing at Ludwig-Maximlians-Universität München.

This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.

Contact: Christoph Draxler, Klaus Jänsch


Speechrecorder screen


PC: Windows XP - Windows 10 or Ubuntu

Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 or later

Audio hardware: microphone and headphone or speakers

Important Note

We decided to remove the audio interface adapter with multi-channel support for Windows because we do not want to renew a license agreement that is necessary for this purpose. The only way to record multi-channel using SpeechRecorder now is to use an Apple Mac OS X computer and its CoreAudio interface.

We are sorry if this causes inconvenience in your recording projects!

Installation packages:

Version 3.28.0
Windows 7-10, x64 (64-bit), Java 8 runtime included, recommended for high resolution displays and video prompts

Mac OS X 10.9.x - 10.13.x, Java 8 runtime included

Please read the installation instructions for unsigned applications on Mac OS X 10.9 and later

Ubuntu Linux (new: support for 18.04 LTS!)

Installation instructions



Manual: PDF or HTML

Release notes

Known bugs and problems:

Release Notes

Planned features:


Older versions and other downloads

List of available versions and downloads.


Source packages to build Speechrecorder

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