What are the best audio recording apps?

Losing track of those important conversations? Looking for a high-quality recorder for those interviews? Well, you're in luck! We've got a list of the best audio-recording apps here, so check them out and see which one you like best!

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    #1Smart Recorder Classic Lite

    Smart Recorder Classic Lite

    Smart Recorder Classic Lite is an audio-recording app and has multiple features that are available to use. The app supports stereo and background recording, as well as allowing users to add tags.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Vibhore Jhadav
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "Smart Recorder Classic Lite is one of the msot useful audio recording apps I've found. I used it a lot when I was in college and recording lectures. It lets you tag your recordings for easy searing and record in the background if you need to use your phone as a calculator or to look something up."
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    #2Tape-a-Talk

    Tape-a-Talk

    Tape-a-Talk is an audio recording app which allows users to edit, cut, and share their recordings to a number of platforms. The app also lets users save recordings in different qualities.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Amy Franklin
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "Tape-a-Talk has allowed me to forego the expense of buying a traditional separate recorder, which easily can cost $70. I have been able to choose the saving location as well rather than using tiny tapes."
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    #3Dictaphone

    Dictaphone

    Dictaphone is a recorder for audio developed exclusively for iOS devices. The app lets users save their recordings in several formats, as well as boasting a no-limit length.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    José Guadalupe León
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "Dictaphone is great for recording lectures and notes. I use it to record notes to later put into my voice dictation software, and it works wonderfully due to being hands free and being able to record for hours on end."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that earliest tape recorder ever created was developed by the Volta Laboratory? Founded during the 1880s by Alexander Graham Bell, the Volta Laboratory created and patented an experimental non-electric and non-magnetic tape recorder in 1886. Although this particular prototype didn't get mass-produced and accessible for the public, it became the foundation of subsequent designs, with the modern magnetic tape recorder even adapting its structure, to some extent. After decades of improvement, tape recorders were slowly being developed commercially, most commonly used by journalists and private investigators.

Although recording back in the day required a person to carry a small yet bigger-than-pocket-sized device, further advancements in technology eventually managed to integrate sound recorders onto mobile phones, laptops, and a wide variety of devices in the form of apps. Some recording apps even came with built-in voice changers! Despite the change in platforms, though, the purpose for recorders remain similar: recording calls, interviews, conversations, and even random sounds. Additionally, some recorder apps even come with features that let you edit the recording length, pitch, and eliminate background noises. With the constant progress of everything technological, it comes without a doubt that audio recorders will continue to improve.

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    #4Smart Voice Recorder

    Smart Voice Recorder

    Smart Voice Recorder is an app that helps users record long conversations and even background sounds. The app is developed by SmartMob and can record up to 2 GB per file limit.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    David Ortiz
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "Smart Voice Recorder is an alright app if you want one function and one function only. It offers a lot of storage space so you won't have to worry about deleting or transferring files often assuming you have space on your device. The ads are annoying though and eventually you'll want more out of an audio recording app."
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    #5RecForge 2

    RecForge 2

    RecForge 2 is a powerful audio-recorder made for Android devices. The app is free and also allows users to edit their recordings, as well as play said recordings and finished products.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases.

    Christine Cole
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "RecForge 2 should be able to take care of any problems related to audio recording and even editing. For being an app this program is very powerful though still easy to use."
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    #6Easy Voice Recorder

    Easy Voice Recorder

    Easy Voice Recorder is the perfect app for journalist, students or businessman or businesswoman.  You can record your interview, your lessons or your meetings with this simple app. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Bryan Burke
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "Sometimes a voice recording app can come in handy. Easy Voice Recorder is a nice app that is easy to use. This one should be able to solve most of your recording needs without much trouble."
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    #7RecApp

    RecApp

    RecApp is an app for recording audio. The app lets you add notes and comments, share your recordings, manage all recording using folders and matching with different colors, and much more.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    David Moreno
    Written on November 11, 2017
    "As someone who has a large YouTube channel, I am always in the search for new apps to help me with my channel. A great app that I recently found was RecApp which is an app for a recording studio. I would have to say so far it’s the best recording app I have ever used. "
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    #8AmpliTube for iPad

    AmpliTube for iPad

    AmpliTube is an essential music app that lets you use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to process, play and record your guitar, bass or other instruments while on the go.

    Apps

    iOS

    $19.99- with in-app purchases

    Bobby Shaw
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "I bought this app as I thought it would be useful with my guitar playing, parts of it are, but parts of it are also frustrating as it doesn't always seem to work right. It was a little pricey, even more frustrating is a needed to spend more money for add-ons to the app for things that really should have come with it."
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    #9TwistedWave

    TwistedWave

    TwistedWave is an audio editor that lets you apply filters to your sound files, change frequencies, amplify or normalize sound level, add fade in and fade out, and more. You can use it online through their website, or on your iOS devices.

    Software

    Web, Mac, iOS, Chrome

    Free- Varies by plan

    Nicole Ferguson
    Written on December 26, 2017
    "I feel like a artist.. my kids are so much in music .. now they can make there own music and beable to put a twist on it"
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    #10VocaLive

    VocaLive

    Vocalive is the first professional vocal processor for live performance and multi-track recording on iPhone/iPad. Features a Mic Room microphone modelling for creating amazing vocal effects with reverbs, delays, and more. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $19.99- with in-app purchases

    Justin Duncan
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "This app has everything I would want out of an app like this. I've tried many other apps, and nothing came close to this one. I will never uninstall this."

Summary

Best What are the best audio recording apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Smart Recorder Classic LiteApps 7 Free
2Tape-a-Talk Apps 4 Free
3DictaphoneApps 3 Free
4Smart Voice RecorderApps 2 Free
5RecForge 2Apps 2 Free
6Easy Voice RecorderApps 2 Free
7RecAppApps 1 Free
8AmpliTube for iPadApps 0 Paid
9TwistedWaveSoftware 0 Free
10VocaLiveApps -1 Paid
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