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Just today I downloaded a voice recorder app based on the icon and wasn't disappointed in the least!
If you're curious, it was called Audio Recorder and is made by Sony Mobile. That's really nice of them to allow all Android phones to use their app.
Google doesn't have one, but Sony does, and it might as well be built-in to Android. It has no ads, no bells and whistles, it just works.
Yes, you most certainly can hook up external 3.5mm microphones, you just need a recording app that will let you choose between available microphones. This app from Sony might do the job if it lets you choose microphone.
Edit: A reviewer says he uses a Blue microphone with this app, in case the first one doesn't work.
My tip is an app - Audio recorder (Android).
Never miss a thought a melody or a snippet. It's a dead simple app and free. Must have for catching an idea as it blazes past you. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.androidapp.audiorecorder
I used this app to test recording in stereo and mono on my z3 when the primary mic broke: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.androidapp.audiorecorder
You can also go into test mode (dial *#*#2486#*#*) and go to the audio menu to test each mic individually. It just shows the dBa level..
But you could probably test how you hold it and having things covered up, and see if things are acceptable.
Another thing with the z3, is that only one mic is really used for calls. The secondary channel almost never gets used unless you deliberately record in stereo. The third mic is for noise cancelation but really doesn't cancel much from what I've seen.
Looks decent to me as a starting point. Do you have a Google Docs version that is readable/shareable?
Also consider using dictaphone or app. I use sony app that I find brilliant: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.androidapp.audiorecorder
Just place it within equal distance from you and your gramps. It is easier to go back to a recording than typing frantically whilst asking questions
> It's not hard to claim he simply edited the recording or stopped recording before the assault happened, in the case that a false claim were to be made.
Not a lawyer, so I'd be happy if someone illuminated me on this, but my understanding is that evidence is only withheld when law enforcement is breaking rules.
So here's how I think it goes. He is completely cordial and at the same time surreptitious steering conversation in such a way that she could say something that she would later lie about. It's important that she doesn't realize what's going on. Example: "How come you didn't pass the grade? Did you prepare enough? Do you think I could do anything better next semester for other students?" If she gives the impression that everything was fine then she will be later caught if she claims he was for some reason antagonistic towards her. He records everything. She complains. Investigators examine her. She isn't careful and lies about one aspect of her interactions with him. At this point examiners have only hearsay on the main allegation from both of them, but she discredits herself by lying on tape about some other stuff.
And if I were him I'd tape myself 24/7 - that isn't that hard, I've recorded hours of stuff with this app from Sony of things I might possibly need later (usually not for legal reasons, normally it's when I visit my doctor to capture any advice in detail). Works on other manufacturers' phones too.
I've used this app from Sony on a Samsung device in the past. Quality was acceptable enough to record a room session for practice purposes
I have been using Sony's Audio Recorder for quite some time now. It's pretty basic with a couple of options for the quality of the microphone.
Does it record audio when you shoot video with the stock camera app?
Can you record audio with a voice recording app?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.androidapp.audiorecorder
Can you play music with play music / spotify etc. over the speaker, bluetooth or 3.5mm headphones?
Does any of the above work when you boot to safe mode?
Just to clear possible confusion, nothing on Android can mimic that stuff, I meant there's alternative apps and services that you can use. Apple keeps everything locked up on iOS and OSx, except for Apple Music, which isn't out yet. But there's still good alternatives.
For iMessage, you can use Hangouts, WhatsApp, or whatever other social messenger aops you may use. For SMS only apps look at Google Messenger, Textra, and QKSMS. I message doesn't have a huge competitior because only Apple can get away with using carrier numbers for stuff like that without pissing off carriers.
For Notes, you can use Google Keep, Evernote, OneNote, or some local notes apps that you can find by just searching for notes.
For Voice Memos, your phone may have came with one, but you can probably use Sony's Audio Recorder, it looks like some people may have had some issues with the latest update, but you'll likely be fine.
For music, you can use Poweramp, GoneMad, or Shuffle for local files, use Google Play Music, or Spotify as a service, or just wait till Apple Music comes to Android.
I have used this free app made by Sony for years. It works great on my Pixel 3 and other phones. Give it a try.
After you install it, set it to record in stereo and at the highest quality.
I'm pretty sure you'll be happy with the results.... but if not... well.. there are other free audio recording apps in the Play Store. :)
Audio Recorder in Play Store
There are many apps on the app store that record your voice, but be careful because recording someone without their knowledge is illegal in some places.
I once used this one to help me record a conversation: Audio Recorder
I have used this with great success:
But any audio recording app should work as long as it can record in at least 16bit mono 44kHz.
Edit: oh, and I tried the audio recording app from Sony and it's working perfect:
>Redmi Note 4
I have used Sony's Audio Recorder for years. No frills. Can also record in "High-Fidelity", which I think is 320kps mp3.
Hei uite pe scurt niste raspunsuri:
asta folosim pe telefon: Audio Recorder. Mai nou insa de 2-3 episoade tragem direct in camera, pentru ca cu noua camera avem posibilitatea asta acum (Panasonic Lumix GH4R)
daca folosim un adaptor ca sa tragem 2 lavaliere intr-un singur telefon nu, nu putem regla separat. trebuie sa tragi fie in 2 telefoane, fie intr-un recorder profesional (gen zoom). Din pacate insa lavalierele noastre sunt speciale pentru smartphone si nu functioneaza in Zoom.
nu folosim mixer, ideea e sa fim cat mai flexibili si sa caram cat mai putin cu noi
toata editarea se face in Adobe Premiere si un pic Audition pentru sunet daca e cazu. De obicei nu e
in Audition uneori folosim un noise reduction. Pe canalele de voce e setat un compresor simplu ca sa echilibram un pic vocea si sa fim siguri ca volumul e mereu unde trebuie de la un episod la altu
conteaza foarte mult unde tragi. Cel mai bine de departe se aude in camerele izolate (nu atat de zgomotele de afara, cat camerele cu izolatie anti-ecou.
This is what I've been using for a while. It is simple and works pretty well. I have a Samsung S5 (I think)... I'm not super happy with the phone overall, but the mic seems good.
The app by Sony is good. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.androidapp.audiorecorder
It might be better to use the default video app and tell users up upload to eroshare, unless you know a dirty friendly site for audio only.
I didn't realise. Apps still show up in your library if you have them installed. This is the Play Store link, but it will only work if you're signed in and if you have already installed the app previously. It sucks that they've discontinued it.
I use Sony's Audio Recorder. It's great, it lets you change the quality and it has stereo and mono recording. The only thing missing is the transcript feature. I'll post the link, give it a try.
I haven't used any specific ones myself. You can watch videos and find some on the internet for cheap shotgun mics.
I have used an old moto g4 plus for recording. I use this app for audio.
It uses in the inbuilt microphone but it can still record decent quality audio.
Check out our app: Amazing MP3 Recorder
It has no ads, and the basic audio recorder and field recorder features are free - including WAV/OGG.
MP3 and the 12-voice voice changer (and some parts of the call recorder) are paid.
It has a number of features which are useful for voice memo - it was originally designed as a voice memo app - ability to control recording a number of ways:
- proximity sensor meaning you can just bring app to your ear and it will record etc.
- using headset button
- using Power button (this one is experimental but allows you to trigger recording even with screen off)
App has been tested recording for 100+ hours - a 34+ hour recording on a single battery charge.
Linkme: Amazing MP3 Recorder
The app does not satisy your requirement to save to external SD card. If you want that I only know of one app - Audio Recorder by Sony:
The other apps which promise saving to external SD card in practice usually save to an app-specific folder on external SD card - which is deleted if you uninstall the app. So check out if the saving to ext SD card feature survives an uninstall of the app, before you start using the app.
It makes sense for android to automatically record from whatever the active source is. when I have a headset plugged in, it records from the headset mic or that's what I assumed lol. I use this one https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.androidapp.audiorecorder
I use Sony's Audio Recorder combined for recording and I back up my storage via Autosync Google Drive. In my opinion they are both fantastic apps and it's a match made in heaven!
I believe that S4 already has an audio recorder called sound recorder/voice recorder. If not, this is the one I use.
I've been using the Sony Audio Recorder for a while for recording on my phone and I find it works very well, and is pretty organised. It lacks a widget, though.
I haven't used it, but Easy Audio Recorder has a desktop widget, and it has a silence skip option in the pro version.
...is without a doubt the best I've found. Free, no obnoxious permission, no ads, adheres to the Material design guidelines and has all the features I could wish for (including lossless recording).
This is what I do as well. Honestly, it doesn't sound half bad either. Obviously nothing like a cab mic'd with an SM57, but gets the job done handily.
For Android, I use this app by Sony. No ads or any crap, just a straight up simple audio recorder with a nice UI. Specifically, a huge Start/Stop button that works great for hitting with your toes when you're done. That is, if your phone doesn't already have one. Stock Android doesn't include one for some reason.
Here's a first party app from Sony if you'd like to try it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.androidapp.audiorecorder
No ads, since it's the official Xperia app for voice recording.
> If i was to download an anti-virus, I'd get one I know.
Don't download any anti-virus apps; they all use too much battery, CPU and RAM.
> Aside from that, special recorder is an app. Is it not meant to be there?
Maybe meant by Pendo. I would use the Sony Audio Recorder, no ads.
To be honest, I would go through and disable/uninstall all the pre-installed apps and download ad-free third party apps (or atleast use a system-wide adblocker).
I use this.I quite like it, but I would live to know what others use.
Also if you have a computer and a microphone, Audacity is definitely something you should look into.
Sony also has a good voice recorder app you can download: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.androidapp.audiorecorder
If anyone wants to tape a meeting, here's what to do:
Install a sound recording app on your phone. I recommend and use the Sony Recording App (free).
Configure the app. I recommend the "Superior music (compressed)" setting, which sets quality high enough for processing later, but won't fill up your phone.
Know the law. Make sure you consult with state law in your area. In Utah, as long as you are part of a conversation, that's all the consent you need. Public meetings are fair game in most states.
Always record. Data is free. It is easier to delete a boring meeting's recording than it is to kick yourself wishing you'd recorded an awesome meeting. Files are small enough that you can record 1-3 hours with no trouble. When you attend any meeting, press the app icon and hit record before you enter the building. Then turn off the screen. Just set the phone next to you on the bench with the screen off. Nobody looks twice at someone carrying a phone with the screen off. If you need to use the phone, press the home button. The phone will continue to record with no obvious on-screen visual cues except one in the top tray.
Subtly point. Make sure you point base of the phone (microphone) toward the podium. I like to set it on the bench next to me. The more directional the sound is, the better it will be, but again, bad audio is still 1000-times more useful than no audio at all.
Store usable audio to cloud storage. Google Drive and Dropbox offer a reasonably generous amount of cloud storage for free. This allows you to share the audio with others to back you up and keeps it in a safe, difficult-to-erase place. Dropbox is particularly nice because the Sony Recorder App lets you share the file directly to Dropbox inside the app.
Ask for help. There are a number of us, myself included, who can do magic to audio you capture. We can cut it into usable pieces, clean up background noise, and get it onto YouTube. Please PM me, or post a thread asking for help.
I use the sony one good free app with no ads
I've been using the Sony Audio Recorder.
Audio Recorder is pretty good. By Sony.
Audio recorder, by Sony. I've used it for a while. It's the best I've seen.
Audio Recorder by Sony is what I usually go with for a quick guitar idea. Quick and to the point.
Audio Recorder By Sony
best I've found so far, great and no ads, clean.
I use Sony's audio recorder app, super simple to use and great looking as well
Audio Recorder by Sony.
I use the Sony audio recorder
Sony Audio Recorder. It's my default app for recording. Never had a problem with it.
Another one is Sony Audio Recorder. Simple and free.
You can download the Sony voice recorder on any phone. It's pretty good
I'm using Sony's Audio Recorder app, it works fantastic on my Nexus 5: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.androidapp.audiorecorder
Sony's audio recorder app on the Play Store is pretty good.
Sony makes a good one you can install on any android device
Sony audio recorder is life
Free and functional.
This one, from Sony:
Sony audio recorder is my favorite too.
Audio Recorder by Sony Mobile Communications
I used this app to record my university lectures, should work just as well here.
Can't go wrong with Sony's Audio Recorder
I've been using Sony's Audio Recorder and it works quite well. It's pretty simple but it does the job.
Audio Recoder by Sony is good.
I use this and it hasn't let me down.
Just installed.This app is awesome. Good audio quality recordings.
Sony Audio Recorder
I was afraid that might happen. I can't personally vouch for it, but the Sony recorder has been mentioned positively on here before. Maybe one of these two from XDA are decent?
Sony Audio Recorder! It works with non-Sony phones.
Mind sharing a sample? If you could record a sample through this app that would be great too! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.androidapp.audiorecorder
Voice app developer here.
I think the Sony Recorder saves to SD card - but you will have to click Settings - File Storage - SD card:
While the above app implements writing to external SD card correctly, a lot of audio recorder apps seem to promise writing to external SD card, but are in fact only writing to a temporary app-specific folder on the external SD card. The danger with those apps is that if you happen to uninstall your app by accident, it also deletes that temporary folder on the external SD card.
The reason most apps don't implement true writing to ext SD card - is because Google made it difficult to do so (since Kit Kat). Now if a developer wants to do that it requires a completely different API - as a result most developers don't bother. However, the temporary folder on SD card IS still writable - which is why you find many apps advertising writing to ext SD card, but actually it is that temporary folder on ext SD card.
We also make an audio recorder:
It is an updated version of this earlier app - so is very stable:
This recorder is capable of recording Hi-Res Audio (up to 32-bit/192kHz Multi-part WAV so you can make long recordings with WAV even). It has no ads. WAV and OGG are free, MP3 is paid.
It includes some features which make it useful for recording lectures - you can monitor lectures by plugging in an earphone before you click Record, and you can hear what is being recorded. Click Effects - Volume to control recording volume in real-time. It has some nice features for controlling recording (with Power button, or proximity sensor).
For file management, it has a full-featured file manager interface (you can even use 5 file manager apps from within the app). So you can organize into folders. And so copying out whole folders to your external SD card is easy.
Our app cannot write to external SD card - it uses internal storage. However, file management is easy enough that one can move files around from within the app quite easily. By default, it saves recordings into Daily Folders, which makes it easy to find your recordings for that day etc.
Click Menu - Contact for help.
Sony's audio recorder has this feature. It's available on Playstore.
I like Sony recorder, quality seems OK.
I have found that this works well: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.androidapp.audiorecorder
Audio Recorder by Sony
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I use this. It works great 😊 Audio recorder
Using a wired one. PowerDeWise.
So far, my audio recording has been without an external mic, just using the built in. I use the Audio Recorder app from Sony Mobile, and while it's a spartan interface with not a lot of controls, it's pretty solid. Other than a lack of gain, it sounds actually pretty good! I just have to amplify it a bit in my DAW. If you fast forward to the 7:00 mark in this podcast I did, you can hear what that finished product sounds like.
As for video recording, I have not done much professionally, because of the weirdness I've written about. When I get the chance to do some testing, I'll post the results. I don't think this camera has a chance of outperforming an iPhone or Galaxy, but I'm hopeful it will be better than run-of-the-mill. Fingers crossed.
If the Key2 sounds like that with just the built-in, I can't wait to test out the lavs and the shotgun.
Sony Voice Recorder
I haven't tried it but it's one of the features of Sony Audio Recorder
Thanks for the link. Just saw your post on Google Play regarding writing to external SD card. However, there is a 350 character limit there, so I am replying here, with a more detailed reply.
You can also click Help - Contact from our app to contact via e-mail.
Regarding writing to external SD card on android.
Basically since Kit Kat, android has prevented writing to external SD card. There was much criticism of it from users/developers when they did so (reducing openness). In later android versions, however, they started adding some functionality back for writing to external SD card, but they did it in a very complicated way - using a different API, and by requiring user click through an android generated screen (which was somewhat confusing). As a result many apps don't bother implementing writing to external SD card. Except for file manager apps (which have to support that), there are few apps which do so. Even when apps do implement it, the user has to click through an Android generated screen which is somewhat confusing - you basically have to choose the root folder on external SD card to allow full access - but there are other things on screen also, and it is not fully clear to a non-tech user what thing should be clicked etc.
I am aware of the Sony Audio Recorder app which has implemented the new API to allow writing to any folder on the external SD card.
We were also planning to add this support, but have not gotten around to it yet - hopefully we will do it soon.
Android does however, allow apps to write to a very specific (app-specific) folder on external SD card - that is quite easy to do, BUT it has a big disadvantage - android deletes that app-specific folder on external SD card if app is uninstalled.
For this reason we have not recommended or advertised that way of writing to ext SD card. However, many audio recorder apps which say they write to ext SD card use this risky approach - only a few highlight the risks.
Hopefully, we will get around to adding full support for ext SD card. For now you can try the Sony Audio Recorder app (link mentioned above) which does allow writing to any folder of your choice on ext SD card - after you have clicked through the UI screen that android shows.
Let me know if you have any other issues or suggestions.
This one? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.androidapp.audiorecorder
Download one , not sure why it doesn't come with one actually... try this one :
Best app made by Sony
I use this, saves as mp3 onto your phone if you need to export it and a good quality recording app
Sony Recorder. Free, no-ads and very functional.
https://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2016/11/lets-get-experimental-behind-the-adobe-max-sneaks.html - VoCo
I'm doing phone demos. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.androidapp.audiorecorder
Give sony's audio recorder a shot. Might work.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sonymobile.androidapp.audiorecorder I've been using this for ages and it is brilliant, great quality stereo audio and works with the screen off