Use Record Audio to record audio clips of any length, or when the audio does not (yet) need to be synchronized to video. To record a narration that is synchronized to an existing sequence, use narration instead.

To begin, select File -> Record -> Record Audio, or click the arrow next to the Record button on the tool bar and select Record Audio.

The Record Audio dialog will appear.

Select the audio device and input channel to capture from. Type in a file name for the recording, and click the destination folder browse button if you want to save somewhere other than the default folder.

Click the Record button to start recording. The duration of the recording and the current audio level are shown. Click the Stop button to stop recording and add the recorded file to the current project. To record additional clips, click Record again.

When you are finished recording audio clips, click Close to close the dialog.