You can get a huge amount of music on Spotify, but how can you record this music for personal use and save it on your PC? There are many Spotify converters / Spotify recorders, so the question is which one is the best. Let us have a closer look at the best Spotify downloader tools.
The Spotify recorder Audials Music is a Windows tool with a great variety of features for recording music from Spotify and other streaming platforms in a comfortable and easy manner. The user can choose between many different formats like MP3, AAC, WAV and FLAC, for example. You can record Spotify in two ways:
First, you can play back the songs and record them simultaneously. A playlist can be recorded in up to 10x speed. If you open a second Spotify window with Audials Music, you will be able to download two playlists parallelly and thus a 20x speed can be reached.
A further method for recording from Spotify is the drag & drop feature of Audials: Drag & drop the playlists and albums from Spotify to Audials Music and you will get many songs on your PC.
You can also use Audials Music as a browser and search for specific artists, albums and songs from specific streaming services and complete your music collection. The tool automatically ads lyrics to your audio files.
+ record Spotify music in up to 20x speed
+ you can also record from Amazon Music, Tidal, Deezer and further streaming services
+ supported file formats: MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC
+ two recording methods for Spotify: 1. Playing back and recording parallelly 2. Download Spotify music by drag & drop.
+ Audials Music searches for albums, artists, and song titles
+ the tool automatically ads lyrics to your audio files
- it is necessary to create a free account
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With Replay Music, you will be able to record from almost any source you like: Replay Music can save songs form online radios, streaming services and videos. You just have to click the record button and to play back your Spotify playlist or album and the tool will record them as single files. Additionally, you will get the ID3 tags, lyrics and the album covers for each song.
However, you will have only one recording mode and high speed recording is not possible. Replay Music does not have an audio converter and a file manager, too.
+ records from almost any source
+ simple usage
+ you will get the ID3 tags, album covers and lyrics
+ supported formats: MP3, M4A, WMA and others
- only one recording mode, no high speed recording
- no converter for already recorded songs
- no file manager
The Spotify Music Converter created by Sidify is suitable for anyone who wants to save music from Spotify and YouTube. The software can be installed easily and fast and it is not necessary to create a user account. An advantage is also the very clear user interface.
+ clear user interface
+ Spotify can be recorded in 5x speed
- Spotify and YouTube are the only streaming services that can be recorded
- more expensive than Audials
Allavsoft Spotify to MP3 Converter and Downloader is also quite a good tool. The best thing is that Allavsoft can record the songs in 30x speed. The user interface is clearly designed, too, so that the user does not need a manual to work with this software. The fact that you have only one recording method is a disadvantage of the Allavsoft Spotify to MP3 Converter and Downloader.
+ Records songs, albums or playlists, also from other sources
+ the tool saves the ID3 tags
+ various audio formats are supported: WMA, MP3, and even FLAC
+ 30x recording speed
- merely one recording method
- simple, but outdated design
- no lyrics
The NoteBurner Music Converter is a tool that was designed specifically to record from Spotify. It is very practical for the user that he gets the ID3 tags for his audio files. The user interface here is also clearly designed so that you cannot make any mistakes.
However, as it has been already mentioned, you can record Spotify, but not Amazon Music or Apple Music. If you want to get full access to all features, you will have to pay more than for Audials Music.
+ records songs, albums, and playlists from Spotify in MP3, FLAC and other formats
+ 5x recording speed
+ ID3 tags are saved
+ simple user interface
- does not record further streaming services
- only one way to record Spotify music
The TunePat Spotify Converter is a practical tool for saving songs from Spotify. As the other tools, it offers you various audio formats. It is worth mentioning that the recording speed is 10x. What makes this tool unique? It is the fact that it is not necessary to install Spotify on your PC and you can access this streaming service via the TunePat Spotify Converter. However, you will need a further recorder software for other streaming services.
+ records Spotify in MP3, FLAC, and other formats
+ 10x recording speed
+ saves the ID3 tags
+ works without installing Spotify
- does not record other streaming services
Audacity is a special case as actually, it is for professional use. But with this free tool, you can record Spotify. A problem is that Audacity will seem complicated to those who did not use it previously.
+ software for editing audio files in a professional manner (cutting, adding effects)
+ universal for all recording sources
- the user interface is not suitable for beginners
- no ID3 tags
All listed products have both advantages and disadvantages. Most of them are available as a demo and a full version (except for Audacity which is free). Do you want to get all important features? Then we recommend you Audials Music 2020. Try the demo version for free or buy Audials Music without any risks with a 14 days money-back guarantee.
You already have Audials Music on your PC and you want to start recording? We have an instruction for you here:
Spotify to MP3 with Audials Music
Recording Spotify by drag & drop
If you choose the first recording mode, Audials Music will play back Spotify, record the songs from the soundcard and save them as single files. The drag & drop mode works in the same manner. But the only difference is that an invisible Spotify window is opened and the music is also played back, but the user does not hear it. From the user's point of view, it works like a download. Please read our legal information to learn more.
Music from Spotify™ is copyrighted. Any redistribution of it without the consent of the copyright owners may be a violation of the law in most countries, including the USA. Audials AG is not affiliated with Spotify™, nor the company that owns the trademark rights to Spotify™. This page is provided for compatibility purposes only, and in no case should be considered an endorsement of Audials Software products by any associated 3rd party.