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

This page was last updated Oct 12 2021

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

Mac: macOS 10.13 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 would be necessary for this purpose. Unfortunately the only way to record multi-channel using SpeechRecorder now is to use an Apple Mac computer running macOS and and a multi-channel capable external audio interface.

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

Installation packages:

Version 6.5.3
Windows 8.1-10, x64 (64-bit only, ARM processors not supported)

macOS 10.13 - 11

Please read the installation instructions for unsigned applications on macOS 10.13 and later

On Apple Silicon M1 processors Rosetta 2 is required to run SpeechRecorder.

Ubuntu Linux

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.


The source and binary Maven packages are now available in our Maven repository.

Archived old source packages

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