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It has to be sound source ignorant(youtube, online radio, skype calls, etc). Everything that comes out of "my speakers" must be saved in any decent quality sound format.

How can I do that?

P.S. It is Ubuntu system.

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not sure about Ubuntu, on Windows you should choose in the recording audio settings the input mixing channel instead of microhpne.

It should be the same approach, hope that helps

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up vote 0 down vote accepted

I came across a pretty simple solution:

chmod u+x pa-clone
./pa-clone output.wav

Which looks like

# Copyright 2008-2009, Kees Cook <>
# Records the PulseAudio monitor channel.
if [ -z "$WAV" ]; then
    echo "Usage: $0 OUTPUT.WAV" >&2
    exit 1
rm -f "$WAV"

# Get sink monitor:
MONITOR=$(pactl list | grep -A2 '^Source #' | \
    grep 'Name: .*\.monitor$' | awk '{print $NF}' | tail -n1)

# Record it raw, and convert to a wav
echo "Recording to $WAV ..."
echo "Ctrl-C or Close this window to stop"
parec -d "$MONITOR" | sox -t raw -r 44100 -sLb 16 -c 2 - "$WAV"


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