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iRig Recorder for Android

By IK Multimedia US, LLC $3.99 Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 10, 2013

If you want to ditch your personal recording device, you can use your smartphone to replace it. iRig Recorder is an app specifically designed to capture the full power of your smartphone's microphone to record audio. Its layout is smooth, but the features and recording quality leave a lot to be desired.

The app doesn't put any limit on your recording and even lets you know how much data you have left. That makes it easy to know when you should cap your recording for space concerns. The app's menu also tells you how much battery life your gadget has left and other info. If only the app's performance was as good as its interface. First, iRig Recorder won't prevent your phone from sleeping. If your phone does go to sleep mid-recording, the app freezes your recording. That means you have to constantly tap the app to get it to keep recording. The app doesn't isolate sound well, so most of your recordings will come out sounding like a garbled mess. Since the only editing feature available is trimming, you can't make your recording sound any better. There's no widget to record without opening the app either. This app is free but it's not the complete version. The complete version costs $4.99 and offers some additional features, effects, and upgrades.

Since the app looks like it's geared to semi-professional recording, the poor quality is disappointing. iRig Recorder is heavy on style but not a home run when it comes to substance. If your phone packs a high-quality microphone, you might be able to make great recordings with this app. Just make sure you're prepared to constantly babysit the app so it doesn't ruin your recording.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1.1

- Fixed various issues on long recordings- Resolved a problem when renaming a recording- Addresses an issue related to GPS localization- Resolved an issue when switching to other apps- General reliability improvements


Release May 2, 2013
Date Added May 2, 2013
Version 1.1.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android, Android 2.3.3 - Android 2.3.7
Additional Requirements Compatible with 2.3.3 and above.


Total Downloads 209
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

IRIG RECORDER SPECIAL SALE! 50% OFF FOR LIMITED TIME!MAKE GREAT RECORDINGS ANYWHERE ON ANDROIDiRig Recorder is a powerful and flexible audio recording app for your Android device, which is convenient and easy to use. You can have a professional recording tool at your fingertips, anytime and anywhere, along with intuitive and practical editing functions and various export options to fit your audio needs wherever your mobile life takes you.iRig Recorder comes with full recording features, which includes waveform editing, 8 powerful and easy-to-use effects and complete file-transfer and export functions.iRig Recorder is the perfect companion to iRig MIC or iRig MIC Cast. Take iRig Recorder anywhere, along with either IK mic, to capture podcasts, interviews, concerts or any kind of sound at home or in the field. If you already own a pro mic, you can use it with iRig Recorder by connecting it to your mobile device with iRig PRE, our mobile mic preamp.iRig Recorder's intuitive editing tools let you cut, crop or loop your audio. The powerful effects processors optimize tone for speech or music, clean up background noise, brighten your voice for clarity, smooth it in harsh or overly bright recordings, or change the speed of your tracks without affecting pitch.The effects are so easy to use that anyone even without specific music or audio knowledge can produce quality audio material in seconds with iRig Recorder.iRig Recorder organizes your recordings by date and time and tags them with a geo location for easy and reliable file management. Recordings can be easily shared by e-mail and FTP, over Bluetooth, through USB cables, to internal storage, or via apps installed on the device. Files can be exported as CD-Quality WAV files, or as compressed .ogg files that range from 64 to 192 kbps.Record your world with iRig Recorder!iRig Recorder features: Convenient, easy-to-use mobile recording and editing app: just launch the app and press record! The perfect companion to iRig MIC and iRig MIC Cast for your podcasts, interviews, concerts and field recordings Record into iRig Recorder with your own mic, connected to your mobile device through our iRig PRE preamp. One-touch recording Intuitive, non-destructive editing tools to cut, crop and loop your recordings Pitch- and time-based effects let you change the speed of your recordings without affecting pitch, to adapt your audio content to other media such as video Organizes your recordings by creation date and tags with geo location Export files as compressed .ogg or uncompressed .wav Recording time is only limited by the storage space on your Android device 8 intelligent effects automatically optimize your recordings no audio knowledge required!1. Optimize Volume: automatically adjusts for optimal volume2. Optimize Tone: automatically adjusts for optimal equalization3. Cleanup: automatically cleans up background noise4. Brighten Voice: automatically increases clarity of speech and vocals5. Smooth Voice: automatically smooths harsh or overly bright vocals6. Speed Up: speeds up the recording without changing the pitch7. Slow Down: slows down the recording without changing the pitch8. Change Pitch: raises or lowers the pitch of the recording without changing durationFor more information:www.ikmultimedia.com/irigrecorderandroid/www.ikmultimedia.com/irigmicwww.ikmultimedia.com/irigmiccastwww.ikmultimedia.com/irigpreRecent changes:- Fixed various issues on long recordings- Resolved a problem when renaming a recording- Addresses an issue related to GPS localization- Resolved an issue when switching to other apps- General reliability improvementsContent rating: Low Maturity