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Dolby is developing a music production app capable of measuring background noise before you begin recording and then eliminating it, according to TechCrunch.

App users can purchase audio effect packs to enhance their sound with multiple EQ settings. Artists can share their recordings with third-party apps like SoundCloud or Dolby's audio social network.

Dolby hopes the app -- codenamed '234' and formerly tested under the name Dolby Live -- will draw musicians and artists away from SoundCloud. The company has been testing 234 since June.

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"How can music recorded on a phone sound so good? Dolby 234 automatically cleans up the sound, gives it tone and space, and finds the ideal loudness. It's like having your own producer in your phone," Dolby advertised on its website.

Dolby 234 offers artists quick sound recordings, optional noise canceling, and free sound editing tools like trimming, loudness boost, and bass and treble controls, according to TechCrunch.

Users can try out the "Essentials" EQ presets pack on a 7-day free trial. TechCrunch reported that the pack was still in beta and the cost is unknown.

When you're ready to export your recording, tap "Tracks" to share a clip.

Unfortunately, the link to try out the app has been removed.

Until now, Dolby has only integrated its tech into other devices. 234 is the company's first attempt at a smartphone app.

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Takeaways

  1. Dolby is developing 234, a music production app capable of measuring background noise before you start a recording and then canceling it.
  2. Artists can make a quick sound recording with free sound editing tools like trimming, loudness boost, and bass and treble controls. When they're ready, they can share it to Dolby or SoundCloud.

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Shelby is an Associate Writer for CNET's Download.com. She served as Editor in Chief for the Louisville Cardinal newspaper at the University of Louisville. She interned as Creative Non-Fiction Editor for Miracle Monocle literary magazine. Her work appears in Glass Mountain Magazine, Bookends Review, Soundings East, and on Louisville.com. Her cat, Puck, is the best cat ever.