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

This page was last updated Apr 9 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 LTS (14.04,16.04)

Mac: Mac OS X 10.7 or later

Audio hardware: microphone and headphone or speakers

Installation packages:

Version 3.18.0/3.20.0
Windows Vista - Windows 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


Installation instructions


Java Web Start:

Just klick on the button below to install and start Speechrecorder. Under Windows it will install the software, a desktop icon and an entry in the start menu in a folder 'BAS' to launch Speechrecorder.

Please accept the prompts for publisher Klaus Jaensch (Speechrecorder development) and Eclipse Foundation Inc. (providing a required library).

SpeechRecorder cannot run inside the security constraints of the Java sandbox, audio recording would not be possible.

This version will automatically update to the newest stable version (without user interaction !)


Manual: PDF or HTML

Release notes


The ASIO version is only available for Windows.

Mac OS X audio adapter interface 'CoreAudio' only supports hardware audio formats (in most cases 16bit 44.1/48kHz). For instance lower sample rates like 16kHz are not supported by this interface adapter.

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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