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Mike Harrison
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:39 am    Post subject: Recording audio on smart phones Reply with quote

Question: Are all smart phones today, no matter the manufacturer, capable of recording audio using a built-in mic; and is it easy to copy/move the audio files to a desktop computer and/or email them to others?

This would not be for recording VO jobs or even auditions, but only for reference.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure all smartphones are capable of recording audio, although the capabilities for using an aftermarket mic may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer (and iPhone to Android).

I find the Dropbox app to be quite handy in sharing audio (and other) files among devices. Of course, you should also be able to email something you recorded on your phone, directly from your phone, without having to move it to your desktop.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Lee.

Based on your reply, I've amended my question to include something I failed to ask about.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike... Both Apple and Android app stores carry a number of smartphone recording solutions, from ultra simple to multi track. Many reporters, documentary producers, and podcasters use their smartphones for field recording. It ain't studio quality, but most current phones can give you serviceable audio using the speakerphone function. Audio files can be easily shared with cloud services like Dropbox, iCloud, and Google Drive.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find the quality of the iPhone mic to be pretty OK for what it is, although I personally use the built-in mic just for toying around Smile

If you have a USB class-compliant audio interface and the right software (check Twistedwave on iOS, for example), you can record with the same quality as in a PC.
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