How To Install Audio Recorder In Ubuntu 18.04 – A Best Audio Recorder Application For Linux

Audio Recorder is an open-source application used to record audio in the Ubuntu Linux Operating system, and this application is useful in most cases. From this, we can record your voice, It can also use this application when calling Skype. This application is lightweight and user-friendly, and it supports audio formats such as MP3, OGG, WAV, FLAC, etc. This application. Similar is Traverso DAW audio recording software. In this article, we are going to learn How To Install Audio Recorder In Ubuntu 18.04 – A Best Audio Recorder Application For Linux.

How To Install Audio Recorder Application In Ubuntu 18.04 - Best Audio Recorder Application For Linux

How To Install Audio Recorder Application In Ubuntu 18.04 – Best Audio Recorder Application For Linux

Follow the below steps to install Audio Recorder in Ubuntu 18.04 – The Best Audio Recorder Application For Linux:

Before starting the installation of the Audio Recorder application we have to install the official PPA repository for that as it’s not a part of the default repository of Ubuntu 18.04. To install the PPA repository in Ubuntu, open the terminal and run the following command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:audio-recorder/ppa
[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
This is a new package archive for Audio-recorder.
It has packages for Ubuntu 15.x, 16.x, 17.x, 18.x and Linux Mint 18.x and 19.x.
This PPA belongs to the team.

0) Remove the OLD, PRIVATE PPA that belonged to the developer. Run:
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:osmoma/audio-recorder

1) Add new PPA.
Then update your package list and Install the latest version of audio-recorder. Run:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:audio-recorder/ppa
sudo apt-get -y update
sudo apt-get install --reinstall audio-recorder

Older packages for Ubuntu 14.10, 14.04 and earlier, see
This includes audio-recorder for Linux-Mint 13, 17 and 17.x.

Source code:

You are welcome !

More info:
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

Ign:1 stable InRelease
Ign:2 bionic InRelease
Hit:3 bionic InRelease
Get:4 stable Release [943 B]
Get:5 bionic-security InRelease [83.2 kB]

Now update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 18.04, run the ‘sudo apt-get update’ command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign:1 stable InRelease
Hit:2 bionic InRelease
Ign:3 bionic InRelease
Get:4 stable Release [943 B]
Get:5 stable Release.gpg [819 B]
Hit:6 bionic InRelease
Hit:7 bionic InRelease
Hit:8 bionic InRelease
Get:9 bionic-security InRelease [83.2 kB]
Hit:10 bionic InRelease

Now we are ready to install the Audio Recorder Package.  So let’s run the command ‘sudo apt-get install audio-recorder in the terminal.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get install audio-recorder
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
liblilv-0-0 libserd-0-0 libsord-0-0 libsratom-0-0
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 50 not upgraded.
Need to get 208 kB of archives.
After this operation, 722 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 bionic/main amd64 audio-recorder amd64 2.1.3~bionic [208 kB]
Fetched 208 kB in 5s (42.8 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package audio-recorder.
(Reading database ... 187542 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../audio-recorder_2.1.3~bionic_amd64.deb ...

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Audio Recorder package. To confirm the same reference the below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -l audio-recorder
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
ii audio-recorder 2.1.3~bionic amd64 Audio recorder for GNOME and Unit

To open this application, enter ‘audio-recorder‘ in the terminal. Refer to the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ audio-recorder

Now you can see the Audio Recorder Application is open.


Audio Recorder Application

We have opened the Audio Recorder Application with the above command, You can also open the Audio Recorder application graphically using Search your Ubuntu Desktop Application box. Refer the snapshot below.


Audio Recorder Application

Also Read – How to Install Traverso DAW Audio Recording Software in Ubuntu 18.04 – A Best Audio Recording and Editing Suite For Ubuntu

How To Uninstall Audio Recorder Application In Ubuntu 18.04?

For any reason, if you don’t like Audio Recorder and want to uninstall the application from your system using the following commands.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -r audio-recorder
(Reading database ... 187606 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing audio-recorder (2.1.3~bionic) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2ubuntu0.1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 (2.56.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How To Install Audio Recorder In Ubuntu 18.04 – A Best Audio Recorder Application For Linux. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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  1. drakekoefoed says:

    I installed it but if it is recording i have no idea where.

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