This is interesting and works for PC/Mac as well so if needing a portable audio interface for a low price (99$) this could be good. It comes with preamp built in for microphone and guitar and as it has three input it can be used for recordings of several sources at the same time or just as a small mixer.
To read more go here:
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Record, practice, and play live anywhere with compatible Mac, Windows, iOS and Android devices using popular audio recording, amps and effects software! Charge your iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPhone 5, iPad, and other compatible iOS devices while you listen to music, play or record your guitar.
StudioJack Mini ($149 US) is a compact, multi-platform, device-powered, 24-bit audio interface with studio-quality sound. Includes a mono Hi-Z ¼ inch input for guitar or bass, stereo mic/line ¼ inch input for vocals or keyboards, two analog input level knobs with LED metering, a stereo ¼ inch output for headphones, plug-in power for electret microphones, and all the cables you need to plug into your compatible Mac, PC, iOS and Android system. The successor to GuitarJack Model 2, StudioJack Mini is a much improved version of the critically acclaimed GuitarJack line. For even more features, check out GuitarJack Stage ($299 US).
Charge an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (or reduce power consumption for compatible Android devices) while you play!
Google Play info:
Earth's sounds tell an amazing story. Each soundscape recording is a snapshot of a unique place and time. Record the Earth is a global citizen science initiative to record all of the sounds around the World. Join the mission and record the sounds around you then upload them to the Global Soundscapes Archive at the Purdue University Center for Global Soundscapes. Create a profile at www.recordtheearth.org where you can listen and explore all the sounds from around the world.Citizen Science Research Participation
Record the Earth is an application for global ecological data collection. You are collecting information about the health and wellbeing of the planet through sound and helping researchers understand human's connection to soundscapes. What are sounds that you love, what are sounds that you hate. Which sounds could indicate a the arrival of a new season. Your mission is to go out and record the sounds around the earth, describe and tag them. Then sign up online to rate, share, sort, and explore the data being collected from around the world and save your favorites sounds to your own soundscape playlist.
The default recording format is AAC-3 min maximum. While AAC recordings on certain devices playback perfectly on our website, they failed to play on the device due to differences in manufacturer specifications for this reason there is a secondary WAV-1 min recording profile. Future updates will allow changing between profiles, currently Samsung devices will default to WAV-1min format.
For more information visit:
The Center for Global Soundscapes
Interesting... Even though there seems to be some bugginess.
The ten year old in me like that there is very easy to play spy with secret recording by changing the interface.
Google Play info:
Handy and functional voice recorder for the smartphones and Android Wear watches!
Record your conversations, lectures, meetings and anything you want with very simple and intuitive interface. The app is designed both for watches and smartphones.Features:
· The all-new Material design;
· Sound quality customisation (choice of the optimal modes);
· Dropbox & Google drive
· Echo suppression and noise filtering, silence skipping;
· Work in the background (when the display is off);
· Autostart when you start;
· Invisible Recording (replaces an icon in the notification bar, so nobody can see that the recording is launched)
· Synchronise the watch (if any);
· Manage audio recordings (share, delete, rename)
Important! A moto 360 has a bug. At the time when a watch activated an opportunity to say "ok google" mic stops working in other applications, despite the fact that the recording is already underway. If you turn off the display, go to the Settings menu, or open any other application (it is important that there were no available "ok google") sound recording is restored. For normal operation, you should keep the app open.
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This application positively noted in publications following editions:
28 Best New Android Wear Apps And Watch Faces From 7/22/14 - 8/1/14
The best apps for Android Wear
The 10 best Android Wear apps for the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live
Five Best 'Android Wear' Apps
App of the day: Wear Audio Recorder for Android
11 of the Best Android Wear Apps
A interesting combination of what seems to be a high quality microphone in combination with an application for measurements and so get a better result. Would love to try the microphone and the app for recording of acoustic guitar for example.
Here is what is said on the website:
We’ve developed an intelligent microphone to give musicians, video creators and live talent even more mobility and flexibility when it comes to being heard with our iQEnhancer microphone specially designed for iOS and Android based smartphones and tablets. Offering richer, deeper sound quality than a common microphone, the iQEnhancer turns anyone into a professional audio engineer.
The iQEnhancer features a studio-quality condenser capsule that musicians, vocalists, home producers, podcasters, broadcasters, and voice-over artists can use to create highly professional content almost anywhere. A small but powerful microphone, the iQEnhancer minimizes background noise and isolates main sound sources for recording with clarity and conciseness.
Enhanced Control and Flexibility with the HTML5 APP
Leveraging our HTML5 APP on your smartphone or mobile device lets you further design sounds based on your needs. For example, you can change microphone height or move the microphone while in use to capture data in real time. This data not only helps you fine tune your sound, it can help you better target your results.
By drawing a rough frequency response curve in the APP, you can automatically calculate results through easy-to-understand instructions. This helps manage your ideas about how to aim your sound to achieve goals in a quickly manner with efficient results.
Post Effect Unit Processing: Further Expanding High-Definition Sound
Enhance your recording sounds by leveraging the Neo MasterTool, a unique plug-in featuring multi-band, multi process mastering system within one plugin. With NeoMasterTool you have all the weapons you need for enhancing the sound.
As such, the Neo MasterTool can:
Augment Your Creative Ambitions
The iQEnhancer intelligent microphone is a truly remarkable recording device for your smartphones. Offering crystal clear recording sound and a plethora of individual sound management control, you can get our travel microphone today by clicking ‘Add to Cart’ now.
Our microphones are going fast so get yours today and start creating unforgettable videos and voiceovers with gorgeous, high-definition sound. Get the iQEnhancer today and see what a big difference it can make in your personal and professional presentation life.
When it comes to collaborations there starts to be some options and this is a "new" one.
It seems like a nice and cloud based application that can be used for recording ideas or to make some more serious recordings to work on with other musicians as one of the main ideas is to easily communicate with other musicians. Unlimited storage for tracks sounds pretty good and it comes with a mixer.
Here is a article of it by Performermag:
Google Play info:
BandLab is the cloud platform where musicians and fans create music, collaborate and engage with each other across the globe.You can capture all your musical ideas seamlessly and develop them with others anytime, anywhere. Your creative workflow has never been more efficient and productive.
With BandLab, creativity has no limits!
• Capture, store and recall your song ideas wherever you are, wherever you go.
• No more misplaced post-its or lost voice memos. You’ll never lose an idea again.
• Synchronised to all your devices through the cloud.
DEVELOP YOUR IDEAS
• Develop your ideas into songs - alone or with musicians from anywhere in the world.
• Collaborate on multi-track projects without worrying about the tools with our built-in Mix Editor.
• Follow your creative process wherever it takes you with our visual version control system.
SHARE AND ENGAGE
• Invite other music creators and lovers on your creative journey.
• Share unreleased versions and work in progress for feedback.
• Pull back the curtain and forge a deeper more meaningful connection with your fans.
• Embedded links in Chat! The most convenient way to share Songs and other musicians profiles with your friends and bandmates. Also, it is a great way to start conversation with others ;)
• Small but very important UX update. Song Tree View now shows if a new version of your song is synchronized with the cloud.
It is supposed to coast 49.99$ but is now 16.95$ on Amazon.
There is 25 review on Amazon that are mostly good and for the price it seems like a nice buy to get better recordings in comparison to the built in microphone.
To have a some kind of audio interface is more or less a must if you are going to do any recordings and find that having a audio interface that can be connected to many different operating systems attractive. The small one is 149$ and the bigger more guitar oriented GuitarJack Stage is 299$. Both of them so far only confirmed to work on the later Samsung Devices...
But I must remind you that there is a lot of Audio interfaces that works with Audio Evolution Mobile and think that there is a lot of them working on n-Track Studio as well and not being limited to Samsung or the later Android versions.
I use a basic m-Audio audio interface perfectly with Android 4.3 and Audio Evolution.
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Seems to be a good investment for anyone doing broadcasts.
Just need to say that do not get iRIG recorder though as the last time I used it I got four poop up ads and this in the paid version! Which is great when you start to record an interview or similar!
Maybe Wavepad instead. Pretty flexible with a lot of interesting options for manipulating audio. And best of all no pop up ads...
Official release notes:
iRig Mic Lav — Broadcast audio goes mobile!
The lavalier mic that delivers pro quality audio, plus the ability to monitor and use 2 mics to record on 1 mobile device
Love to do web, film, television or other broadcasting types of recording? With iRig Mic Lav you can capture broadcast quality audio anywhere, any time and on any mobile device. iRig Mic Lav is an ultra-affordable, chainable mobile lavalier microphone for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android. It features an omnidirectional condenser capsule for crystal clear audio, on-board headphone monitoring output for monitoring live stream or recording levels, secure mounting clip, generous cable length and durable roadworthy design.
Chainable — Double the flexibility
What truly sets iRig Mic Lav apart is the ability to use two of them with one device to record two audio sources simultaneously, no additional hardware needed. The iRig Mic Lav features an 1/8" TRRS output that can be toggled to an input for monitoring or used to connect a second iRig Mic Lav. Users can simply set the toggle switch to “input,” and then plug a second iRig Mic Lav in to record with two microphones.
Capturing great audio in the field requires more than just superior microphone technology. To get the best sound, you have to be able to monitor your source as its being recorded. Not all lavalier microphones come with on-board monitoring, but iRig Mic Lav does. In fact, among major brands, it's the first mobile lavalier microphone to offer this feature. It comes with a combo 1/8" TRRS port that can be used to output audio to your favorite pair of headphones. Just set the toggle switch next to the port to "monitor" and plug in your headphones, and you'll be on your way to recording effortlessly amazing audio. To monitor a dual iRig Mic Lav setup, you just need to set the switch on the second iRig Mic Lav’s jack to “monitor,” and then plug in your headphones.
One thing about doing fieldwork is that you never know what device you'll have on you at any given time. This could be a problem if a microphone is specifically made for one type of device. Fortunately, with the iRig Mic Lav that issue is a thing of the past. It features an analog 1/8" TRRS jack that captures the same high-quality audio, whether it's plugged into an iPhone, iPad or Android device.
Pricing and availability
The iRig Mic Lav is available now at the IK online store, or music and electronics retailers worldwide for the low price of $/€49.99 (excluding taxes). The iRig Mic Lav 2 Pack, a bundle that comes with two iRig Mic Lavs, is available for preorder for just $/€79.99 and will ship early November.
Hey what about that image of the selfie stick and sunny enthusiasm!
Posting this as I like things that interacts with devices in new ways. But it is a little bit hard to see the real use of something like this as we should be able to use our ears...
Anyway if the microphone is of good quality maybe it is worth the money and th evisual feedback is of more use than can be imagined.
Here is the official information:
Sound Magic has released iDynamic intelligent microphone, a microphone specially designed for smart phones (using iOS or Android) and iPad. It is an App-enhanced microphone which uses an App on smart phones/iPad to control, to adjust and to gain better sound through the microphone.
Armed with HTML5 and Web Audio technology, iDynamic provides a HTML5 App on smart phones and iPad. By using this App, users will see how the sound will change when they lower or higher the height of the microphone, or move microphone around with the singer. All data will be shown on the screen when the microphone is moved to a specific position. This data is useful for reference when users seek their target sound.
iDynamic also includes a VST/AudioUnit plugin,Neo DynaMaster. The Embodied Neo DynaMaster Plugin will help you to enhance the dynamic of your recording, thus sound more professional. Neo DynaMaster is a multi-purpose stereo dual dynamics processor that performs simultaneous compression and expansion allowing more complex dynamics response curves than common compressors and provides huge scope to engineer your final sound.
iDynamic Intelligent Microphone has an MSRP of $169.
This seems like an interesting option if looking to spend a little bit of money on a microphone.
It works for Android and other platforms. It is about 200 Dollares...
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Watch how you can use n-Track Studio for Android with the new Marshall London phone to record two tracks at the same time.
One of the peculiarities of the Marshall London is that it has two separate audio jacks, that allow plugging in two mics.
In this video we used the standard headset that comes with the phone to record the harmonica, while we used a simple splitter cable to connect the acoustic-electric guitar output to the phone audio input and a set of standard (no mic) headphones as well, so that both players could hear what they've been playing.
On all platforms in which it runs (Windows, Mac, Android and iOS) n-Track Studio always allows to record from as many audio inputs as the audio hardware allows. On Android n-Track supports using external USB audio devices, but with the Marshall London there's no need for external devices to record two simultaneous tracks.
More info on the Marshall London phone here:
More info on n-Track at:
The Songtree application is still in Beta but you can sign up here and start to use it already
They also have a page dedicated to some of the collaborations. Do think that this can be a major outlet for people that play real instruments as is heard on some of the tracks that are highlighted. It can also become a excellent way to find musicians or to take basic recordings of your own to let them grow into full songs and lead into unexpected places.
Was a little bit dismissive when reading about Songtree at first but having heard some of the high lights and seeing it for more of a outlet for real instrumentation and not electronic meanderings that go nowhere, I now see the possibilities.
Now just need to send some acoustic guitar tracks into the Songtree eco system and see what happens!
To hear the highlights and grok the full impact that is the idea of Songtree go here:
This is already funded and still have some early offers left.
It seems like a very nice thing to have if you record a lot.
For us poor people there is a Android application coming that will be for free!
It contain eight tracks and effects plus that it is supposedly working for recording outside of the Mikme microphone.
So this is the second Android application coming out from Kickstarter campaigns for free that I am looking forward to. The other one being for the Oval midi controller that can be used as a standalone virtual instrument with multitrack recording.
To the page:
This could be a nice option if thinking about investing some money on a little bit more serious microphone as it can also be used for PC/MAC.
Having said that the iK Multimedias apps for Android does come with pop up ads even for the paid versions!
The iRig recorder app that I have comes with two poop up ads every time I open it. Also manages to it in the most annoying way possible. Just when about to press record the pop up comes right in the middle of the record button! A little bit later comes the second pop up!
This is a big pity as of the recording apps that I tried I do like this one the best but alas do not use it because I hate publicity and specially when it also costs money.
Understand more or less if there is a little bit of publicity when there is a new product and it happens once. But this just turns me off buying any of their products and so they have succeeded in making me dislike iK Multimedia as a company... even have been thinking about not writing about their products anymore but that would not be fair as maybe there is people that like to pay for publicity and when it comes to the hardware it does not really matter except by buying their products it is also supporting their practices...
Have mentioned this before but now it is in Beta for Android and it seems to shape up to something fun and could be a key to develop collaborations with musicians over the world.
To get the Beta go here:
The developers of n-Track Studio is behind this and i tis in Beta for iOS users but you can sign up here to ask to become a Beta tester for Android when it arrives:
This is compatible with Android 5 devices ( with varying latency depending on device ) and with no or almost no latency on the Samsung Note 3, Note 4, Galaxy Edge, Galaxy S5 and it does look like a good thing as it is not too expensive- 39.95$.
They recommend the iRIG recorder and here I can take a moment and complain as I did on their forum but to no avail... I did buy the iRIG recorder app and it has pop up ads every time you record with it so maybe stay clear of it unless you want to be annoyed out of your mind!
Please IK multimedia stop it!
Or at least let people now before paying for the app that it will contain constant publicity!
Here is the press release:
The universal mobile guitar interface Just like its predecessor, the new iRig 2 plugs directly into the mini jack input of a mobile device. It lets musicians send an instrument signal to apps, such as IK's AmpliTube, while also providing on-board output for real-time monitoring.
iRig 2 now comes with gain control, which lets users precisely adjust the input gain of their instrument to match their mobile device.
This means that it can be customized to always provide the best sound, no matter what type of guitar, bass or line-level instrument or device is used. In other words, iRig 2 sounds just as good connecting a wailing humbucker electric guitar to an iPhone 6 as it does a jazzy archtop or mellow electric piano to a Samsung Galaxy Note 4.
iRig 2 now not only works with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac, but that it also supports the complete line of new Samsung Professional Audio devices. Using the Android version of AmpliTube, iRig 2 is fully compatible with Note 3, Note 4, Galaxy Edge, Galaxy S5 and also the forthcoming S6. Plus iRig 2 now also offers compatibility with Android 5 devices. As the most convenient way to bring a guitar signal into a mobile device, it lets musicians use the hundreds of available tuning and recording apps available, such as the forthcoming UltraTuner for Android.
Live flexibility and integration When it comes to playing live on stage or with a band,
iRig 2 provides multiple new features that offer even more flexibility and integration than before. Its new 1/4" amplifier output, in addition to its traditional 1/8" headphone output, allows iRig 2 to be plugged directly into a guitar amplifier or powered speakers without an adaptor. This helps to keep all cable connections tidy and organized.
A new FX/THRU switch allows iRig 2 to send either a wet or dry signal through the device. This means that guitarists can play live with an amplifier and use their mobile device with a tuner app, such as IK's UltraTuner, or a recording app, such as IK's iRig Recorder, to record a dry signal for further processing. iRig 2 also comes with a clip and a velcro strip so it can be firmly installed on a microphone stand, avoiding accidental disconnection.
Apps galore iRig 2 is ready to go right out of the box.
It comes with a powerful cross-platform suite of apps and software that includes free versions of AmpliTube for iOS, Mac and Android Samsung Pro Audio. Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge owners will receive AmpliTube LE for Samsung Pro Audio as a complementary download courtesy of the included Galaxy Gifts app bundle that comes with their mobile device.
And while iRig 2 is made to pair with AmpliTube, it's also compatible with many other mobile music creation apps and utilities, such as Apple's GarageBand, Samsung's Soundcamp and literally thousands of others.
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