How to Install Audio Recorder in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy

This quick tutorial is going to show you how to install Audio Recorder in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander & Linux Mint 16 Petra via Getdeb repository.

As you may know, audio-recorder allows you to record your favourite music and audio to a file. It can record audio from your system’s soundcard, microphones, browsers, webcams & more. Put simply; if it plays out of your loudspeakers you can record it.

It has an advanced timer that can:

  • Start, stop or pause recording at a given clock time.
  • Start, stop or pause after a time period.
  • Stop when the recorded file size exceeds a limit.
  • Start recording on voice or sound (user can set the audio threshold).
  • Stop or pause recording on “silence” (user can set the audio threshold and delay).

The recording can be atomatically controlled by MPRIS2-compatible media players. It can also record all your Skype calls without any user interaction; It supports several audio (output) formats such as OGG audio, Flac, MP3 and WAV. It even allows you to select the recording device (microphone, webcam, audio card, etc.) which you practically CANNOT DO with GNOME’s official recorder. It’s so pathetic!

Install Audio Recorder:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run 2 commands to install getdeb repository:


sudo dpkg -i getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb

Then you can use Synaptic Package Manager to install the audio-recorder. Or run commands below instead:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install -y audio-recorder