Best Android audio recorder/sampler?
February 1, 2012 11:23 PM   Subscribe

I'd been using Voice Recorder to make the occasional field recording. I finally listened to them - and they sound awful. Is something better available?

I've recorded crowd noises, ambient sounds, and acoustic musicians, and it's all unintelligible watery garbage - possibly because this app records to 3gp? I realize that the hardware of my (rooted, CM7) HTC Incredible is limited, but surely it must be capable of better. Is there a program that will record to WAV/FLAC/MP3 with decent quality?
I'm pretty sure the video recorder produces better sound, but I don't really want to be "one of those people" watching a performance through an LCD - I'd just like to have audio mementos.

Don't mind paying a few bucks for quality.

(I have a Tascam Pocketstudio - it's hardly inconspicuous and I don't carry it around with me. I don't expect a phone to deliver the same quality.)
posted by unmake to Technology (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: I have Tape Machine Recorder on my HTC Legend. It is a quantum improvement over the standard recording app.
posted by jonathanbell at 12:04 AM on February 2, 2012 [2 favorites]

If you're wanting great quality recording of ambient sounds and live performances, consider purchasing an H2 recorder from Zoom. I have one and it's pretty impressive!
posted by see_change at 9:27 AM on February 2, 2012

I had exactly the same issue with Voice Recorder on my trusty (and still functioning) G1. Hertz solved the problem admirably, though you'll have to play the files through 'music'.
posted by Chairboy at 10:16 AM on February 2, 2012

Response by poster: Tape Machine is pretty much what I wanted. Simple to use yet surprisingly powerful - a pocket audio editor, with hapless looping!
posted by unmake at 7:58 PM on February 4, 2012

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