5 high quality sound recording apps for Android


If you need to record some sound with your smartphone – be it voice memos, ambiance, calls, lectures, some music you wrote, or any other scenario that involves sound recording – there are plenty of Android apps in existence to help you with the ordeal. Here, we've rounded up five of the highest rated sound recording apps in the Play store. All of them have been updated recently (or relatively recently) and feature intuitive interfaces along with the most important features you may (or not) ask for. Check them out and choose your favorite. Happy recording!

Sony Audio Recorder

The official Sony Audio Recorder application makes it easy to record and playback audio on your smartphone or tablet. It features an intuitive recording interface with easy access to record, pause, audio editing, recording settings, and other functionality. It's a clean and straightforward app that delivers quality sound recordings without any tacked-on bells and whistles.

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MDroid Sound Recorder

MDroid Sound Recorder is a handy tool for recording meetings, music, talks, classes, voice notes, and anything else via your smartphone. It supports 3GP, WAV, and MP4 recording formats, background recording with the display off, save/pause/resume/cancel controls, sample rate conversion, management of existing recordings, sharing, and selecting microphones for recording (front or back/rear).

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Parrot is a free voice recorder app that lets you quickly record, play and share voice recordings. It has a simple and attractive user interface that makes it usable as a dictaphone to capture voices, audio, phone conversations, and anything else you like. The app also features a Pro version, which allows users to record phone calls, schedule recordings for specific times, and upload them to Google Drive or Dropbox. It also has no time or functionality limits, along with over a hundred different setting combinations to get the most out of your recordings and playback.

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Dictaphone is an easy to use free app that lets you record, organize and store audio files. It boasts automatic silence detection to help you skip silence intervals, reducing the size of audio recordings. It also features sharing to popular social services, along with automatic Dropbox or Google Drive synchronization that ensures your files get uploaded to the cloud seamlessly.

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Shadrin Voice Recorder

Shadrin is a simple voice recorder that also supports external microphones, such as headset and USB mics via USB-OTG connection on devices running Android 5.0 and later. The recordings you made can be shared with friends or uploaded to your Google Drive and Dropbox accounts via the share function. This is literally all the app has to offer, and for some of you, this will be quite enough.

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