iRig Recorder coming to Android at the end of January

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IK Multimedia has announced that they are bringing the iRig Recorder app to Android. iRig Recorder is a great and ultra-portable way to record audio on the go, and editing and export options make for a powerful piece of software. Combined with their hardware -- 3.5mm compatible microphones and  a 3.5mm to XLR conversion dongle -- you can get darn near professional quality recordings saved right to your Android device. This is great news for musicians and anyone doing field work that requires high quality recording.

Accessory companies have been notoriously slow to embrace Android. We get it -- it's hard to justify all the work when you're making money hand over fist from iOS devices. But the numbers are too big to ignore forever, and it's great to see companies that want to support the most popular computing platform in the world. Look for the iRig app in Google Play at the end of the month, priced at $4.99 for the full version. The press release is after the break.

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IK Multimedia Announces iRig Recorder for Android

Easy-to-use audio recording app features built-in editing and processing, and multiple export options

January 8, 2013 – IK Multimedia – the leader in mobile music creation apps and accessories – is proud to announce iRig® Recorder for the Android operating system. iRig Recorder is a powerful audio recording and editing app that turns a mobile Android device into a professional field recorder, and makes it easy to capture interviews, classes, rehearsals, music performances, lectures,  and more, with outstanding quality. When used with the IK range of mobile microphones and accessories for Android including iRig MIC, iRig MIC Cast and iRig PRE, iRig Recorder provides a complete, ultra-portable solution, to any recording needs on the go for the popular Android platform.

In the Field

iRig Recorder is a simple to use audio recording app that can start recording immediately when it is launched making it the perfect “on the spot” field recorder. Users simply launch the app and hit the record button, or can also configure the app to start recording audio immediately upon launch.  The app automatically groups recordings by date, tags them with geographic location information, and saves the original file as a backup.  Recording time is limited only by the available memory on the device. iRig Recorder can be used with the built-in device microphone, or for superior sound quality can be used with IK’s iRig MIC handheld microphone, iRig MIC Cast compact device microphone, or iRig PRE professional studio XLR microphone preamp, all designed for capturing broadcast quality audio on the go.

Editor’s Choice

Recording is only part of the story with iRig Recorder. It also provides a precise waveform editor, which allows for selecting, cutting, and cropping of the audio content. Automatic onboard audio processing options can optimize recording levels and tone, remove background noise and increase the overall audio quality so that anybody can produce professional quality audio with no formal training.

The app can also speed up or slow down a recording without changing the timbre. With its onboard processing and editing features, it’s possible to produce podcasts or other types of programming, all without leaving the app.

Export Options

Finished recordings can be easily shared by e-mail and FTP, over Bluetooth, through USB cables, from an SD card, or via apps installed on the device. Files can be exported as CD-quality WAV files, or as compressed .ogg files, ranging from 64 to 192 kbps.

A free version of iRig Recorder is also available, which provides the same recording, level-optimization and export features as the full version, and users can add the editing and additional processing via in-app purchase.

IK Multimedia is the leader in mobile music creation accessories and offers several external miking options for the Android platform that allow for the capture of higher quality recordings than can be obtained with a device’s built-in mic. iRig MIC is a quality handheld mic designed for both close- and distance-recording applications. iRig MIC Cast is an ultra-compact, high-quality personal mic that attaches to the mobile device. iRig PRE is a mobile mic preamp that allows for the use of professional XLR microphones with. It even has phantom power for condenser mics. All of IK’s microphone products allow for real-time monitoring of the recordings thanks to their included stereo output connector for headphones or speakers.

Pricing and Availability

iRig Recorder will be available at the end of January on the Google Play Store, and is priced at $4.99.

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Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

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  • Been waiting for AmpliTube from them for a while now. Only thing I miss from iOS. Hope this means they get working on porting it soon.
  • This is fantastic news!
  • nice. field interviews n direct mpc recording.... yeah.
  • Before I get my hopes up too much, will this work with an unrooted Nexus 7, given that the 3.5mm jack doesn't have a mic circuit?
  • Uh... I can get a darn near professional sounding recording using the mic on the phone.
  • cant
  • oh
  • I hope that's just a bad photoshop and they're not actually using that UI.
  • It's about time! I have an iRig from when I had an iPad (although my friend has been taking care of it for the past year or so since he has an iPhone). Let's hope it works just the same on the hardware front! This type of stuff (iRig, Garageband) is really the only thing I miss about iOS. Can't think of anything else at all really.
  • The ONE thing I miss from iOS is the audio production capability. This is exciting but I'm still waiting for FL Studio. Is it the money that kept these apps from Android because I thought it was the latency issues.
  • Does everything HAVE to have an "I" in its name now?
  • iYes
  • Are the mic's mono only? I'm surprised there's only one XLR input...field recorders like the H4N have two XLR inputs...
  • Unfortunately, the trend for manufacturers to exclude SD memory will restrict widespread adoption.....
  • Yep. They never had any iSuccess with an iPlatform that doesn't include removable storage. Oh, wait ...
  • BOOM! Roasted! Good point.
  • on-screen back buttons and nobody cares.... Seriously?
  • Will the iRig guitar input be supported?
  • We're approaching the end of Feb and no word... iRig please update your website with ETA.