Whenever I leave for a road trip, I have to pack everything. Over the years I’ve gotten better at streamlining things to make sure I’m not bringing too much…everything must have a purpose.
But at the end of the day I really only need TWO things to go on a road trip and broadcast games.
- Clothes that I’m hopefully wearing
- My phone
When it all boils down, so long as I’m wearing clothes and I have my phone I can record, broadcast, handle social media and anything else I may want to do. This post focuses on the top three apps I’ve used to record and edit audio on the road, using nothing but my phone.
Top Three Recording Apps for Android
- Audio Recorder (Play Store Link)
This is my current go to for audio recording due to its simplistic design and ease of use. The app opens right up onto the record screen and a big red button is there for recording. All the relevent options are displayed on the main screen such as mode (stereo/mono) and quality. You can pause or stop a recording and it automatically saves it for you with the time and date it was done at.
Over in the recording tab, you can playback, trim, apply filters and send the file all inside the app…making it a one-program suite of tools.
- Smart Voice Recorder (Play Store Link)
With more options comes more responsibility. Smart Voice Recorder is another nice, neat package that comes with the added feature of a vU meter when you’re recording. This will help ensure that you’re not getting too much background noise or that your primary subject isn’t coming in too hot.
The downside with this one is that there is no edit function, meaning that you’ll need a separate app for that feature. However you can still send via a host of options, rename and all the basic things you might need to do.
- Easy Voice Recorder (Play Store Link)
The app says “Easy Voice Recorder is a fun, simple and easy to use audio & voice recorder”. Can’t really argue with that. The app hits all the high notes with its waveform generator, basic editing functions, filters and more. It also has a paid version with some more features like different recording modes.
It’s good, but as is so often the case with ‘freemium’ software, the free version is free for a reason and the goal is to get you to buy the paid version…in this case for $4.99.
So there are three options for recording audio and interviews through your phone. Are there any I missed? What about iPhone? What have you used in the past?