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Audio iRig Recorder app brings high quality sound recording to the Android platform

When it comes to high quality audio recording, Android has lagged miles behind the apps and accessories available on Apple’s iOS, but that looks set to start changing with the release of IK Multimedia’s new iRig Recorder for Android app.

Scheduled for release at the end of the month, the free/paid app offers sophisticated audio recording and editing abilities and lets users hook up their Android devices to compatible IK accessories like the iRig MIC, iRig MIC Cast and iRig PRE, as well as other compatible input devices.

Audio files can be stored by date and have geolocation information added, with onboard tools letting users trim and crop recordings via the waveform editor.

Other in-app purchase tools let users perform functions like automatically adjusting and normalising volume levels, removing background noise, and speeding up or slowing down recordings.

Although the software looks impressive, the app really comes into its own when it’s used with hardware accessories like the €29.99 iRig MIC Cast  (pictured below) or iRig’s 3.5mm-to-XLR conversion dongle ( €29.99), allowing a high quality microphone to be plugged in.

Files can be exported  in the compressed OGG format, from 192 to 64 kbps, or saved as full-resolution, 16-bit, 44.1 kHz WAV files.

Here’s the stand out features of the app:

Free, paid and in-app purchases

The free iRig Recorder app offers basic recording and volume optimising tools, with the waveform editor and additional effects processors available via in-app purchases.

The paid iRig Recorder ($4.99/€3.99)comes with the waveform editor and the volume optimizer, with the complete effects bundle (see list below) offered as an in-app purchase of $4.99/€3.99.

We’re really looking forward to trying out this new app and, in particular, seeing what kind of audio quality we can get out of Android devices using some of the add-on hardware. Expect a review soon!

Available Automatic Audio Processors:

[Audio iRig Recorder for Android]