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Old November 18th, 2009, 03:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a meeting coming up at work next week that I think is in my best interests to record. Going through the Market I saw that some of the audio recorders are buggy, especially with the Droid. Can anyone recommend a stable, decent audio recorder that I can use?

Also, before anyone asks, I am from a state where only one party needs to consent to recording, so there are no legal issues here. To be honest, I plan on asking everyone there if they mind if I record it anyway. Should any of them say no, I still won't have any problems recording it.

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I would like to know as well... All the recording apps I've seen record in 3gp (which is a PIA to convert and edit). I need something that records in wav or mp3 (or something more common). Or a program to recode 3gp files.
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I've been using the generically titled "Voice Recorder" with few problems. Love how you can "save & send" when you stop recording. Unfortunately, it is a 3gp file which won't play natively in any e-mail or browsers that I'm aware of. So sending quick notes to a friend via voice isn't really that easy with this app.

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I've also tried using Voice Recorder and it seems to work well. You might want to see if you can find a program that will convert 3gp to mp3, though.
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I can convert it on my desktop easy enough. What I can not do however is use Voice Recorder to record a brief or not so brief message to my wife then "Save & Send" to her at work as her "locked down" laptop has no easy way to play the resultant file.

I do use it for voice notes for myself, even longer things for myself. I just don't use it to e-mail to others voice messages.

We need a Droid based file convertor that can then send the file for us as an MP3 file.

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I use to have note2self for my winmo phone prior to the Droid. It was slick little app that would record and save or email in either .wav or .ogg. I contacted the developer and asked about an android version and they say they are working on it. Not a big help now but something to look out for and/or make a request with the developer, more requests, more likely to get done.
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Yeah, there isn't much point in sending someone a 3gp file. I wish we had a tool to convert to something else. Too bad there isn't an Android version of the Lame MP3 encoder.
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I would suggest you look at Notes EVerywhere. This is a kick-a$$ app in many ways, and voice notes is one of the options. Lets you organize your notes well, add written text to a voice note, lots more. and you can email file as well. Promising a copy to people in the meeting will overcome their concerns about being recorded. Emailing it to them as soon as meeting ends will impress them.

Some features may require the Pro version, which is $4.44 (3 Euros) and well worth it !!

Make sure your phone mic will pick up all the voices too, or you may need a conference phone add-on (I saw a bluetooth one that was way cool).
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Did you mean Note Everything? I just tried it and it looks pretty cool, but it also uses 3gp for audio. Until people have 3gp players, that's not much use.
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When I send from voice recorder it opens and plays in real player, I haven't tried any other players however.
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Boy what a crappy post I did.

Yes, Note Everything. I fought for three days to get Pro version downloaded from AM, just installed it this morning. I had not yet tried the "mail audio" function when I posted, and now that I have tested it I see that we have YAS. Yet Another Standard. 3gp looks to be here forever, and it is up to the PC software people to support this new codec. As noted, the new Realplayer does so. Not sure about Apple or Microsoft yet, but they clearly will have to do so quickly.

Whatever you do, be sure to test it. I noticed playback audio levels on the PC were way below what they were on my phone.

NEPro is still the way to go IMHO. If anyone wants a copy, they MIGHT have to download free Realplayer SP.
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On my PC, the default player for 3gp files is Quicktime. Interesting, but since that's an Apple product, perhaps these files play natively for Mac users. What I need is something that might play in-line in a mail or web browser without launching an external application.

I researched earlier today without success. It's claimed 3gp is a codec used for "3G Cell Phones" (although 2G and 4G phones also use it). What I don't understand however is how it is better or differs from MP3 or why MP3 just isn't used as it is the web standard, heck, even oog files (or is it ogg) would be better, imho.

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I think technically, mp3 is a licensed format. It isn't free, legally, so any MP3 encoders technically need to pay for their license. That's my guess as to why these apps don't use mp3 to begin with.
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I think technically, mp3 is a licensed format. It isn't free, legally, so any MP3 encoders technically need to pay for their license. That's my guess as to why these apps don't use mp3 to begin with.
True, and .ogg is the FOSS format so I'm surprised that is not being used.
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There is an app called 'Rehearsal Assistant' and its free. It will record to a .wav file and save it to your SD card. Think it also has an option to send via email. You have to change the setting to record uncompressed.
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There is an app called 'Rehearsal Assistant' and its free. It will record to a .wav file and save it to your SD card. Think it also has an option to send via email. You have to change the setting to record uncompressed.
This is the same one that I have. I used it, but on playback my voice sounded a lot higher than it really is. Not squirrel-level, but definitely not accurate. I asked my wife to listen to it to see if it actually sounds like me (you sound different to yourself than you do to others), and she told me that it was a lot higher than what I actually sound like.

Is that because it was compressed, or what? (I played it back on the actual phone).
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So far, the best recording quality for music that I have found is Rehearsal Assistant with uncompressed (to .wav). To test I played some music from my PC and recorded that on the droid. Then I transferred the .wav file to that same PC and played it. The recording didn't sound exactly the same as the original (mainly due to limitation of Droid mic.) but it was OK.

With the same test, I found that the .3gp (compressed) format that Rehearsal Assistant and all the other recording apps used sounded much worse when played back on the PC. I tested several of the recorders from the market. They all performed similar. The .3gp format/encoder might be ok for recording speech (e.g. a lecture), but not for music and probably not for singing.

With Rehearsal assistant I recorded (uncompressed to .wav) my voice teacher plinking out the melody to a song on the piano. Playing that back on the computer it sounded pretty close to the original. Maybe not perfect, but seems good enough to practice to.

I suppose a decent external full-range mic for the Droid (if there is such a mic out there) would improve the audio quality.
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the feature of Note Everything that i really like is that you can make a shortcut to a new voice memo on your desktop. you just click the shortcut and it automatically starts recording. this is great for when i'm in the car or something like that and want to make a quick "note to self."
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Hi-my girlfriend and I are trying to narrow down between the DROID and I-PHONE.

It comes down to recording her singing classes . She needs to record her piano accompaniast in class . She needs to record songs of variable length and her class (up to half hour). Is there anyway one can record this class CLEARLY -- we are just speaking AUDIO -- not worried about video .
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mrdickens- You ABSOLUTELY should get an iphone. I just bought a droid, deciding to stick with Verizon and not have calls dropped all over the place, than switch to ATT. I take guitar lessons and my teacher always records part of our lesson and emails it to me. Her I-record app on her Iphone is CRYSTAL clear. So I tried to record myself on the droid and it is laughable how terrible it sounds- kind of like I am talking through a tin can from far away. I downloaded at least 5 recording apps as well and they all sound the same. It was so bad that I called verizon and they told me to check with a local verizon store to see if it was just my phone...it wasn't. The people at the store suggested that I use a recording program on my computer. Kind of beside the point, and a big bummer. If anyone knows of a way to make my recording sound better- PLEASE LET ME KNOW! Thanks.
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Attach to the post is a test recording I did with HiFi MP3 and OGG Audio Recorder (320k compressed mp3). The megaupload has the same type of recording with Rehearsal Assistant (uncompressed).

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I'm not a big audiophile, but I prefer the HiFi recorder. The droid is basically sitting 1.5 -2 feet away from the guitar.
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Hi-my girlfriend and I are trying to narrow down between the DROID and I-PHONE.

It comes down to recording her singing classes . She needs to record her piano accompaniast in class . She needs to record songs of variable length and her class (up to half hour). Is there anyway one can record this class CLEARLY -- we are just speaking AUDIO -- not worried about video .
Why don't you just pony up a few dollars and get a proper digital recorder? It seems silly to buy a phone to record a singing class.

As for the OP, I use Voice Recorder as well and have had no problems with it.
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I will also endorse Rehearsal Assistant. The uncompressed wav recording is just awesome. It's clear enough that I've used it in a pinch for voice over in my Youtube videos and I wouldn't do that if it wasn't pristine. Also the app is very quick and responsive; virtually no delay in beginning the recording and the playback is simple and fast. It's really made to be an efficient and useful tool. One of my personal recommendations was implemented by the developer (labels applied to file names), who is very responsive.

Recordoid is prettier and also has the wav recording, but I only like it for the looks. It takes too many steps to do things in it that you can do in RA in one step.
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I've recently moved from Nokia Smartphones, and have used Ultimate Voice Recorder by Fingertip Access for years,It was awesome and gave you a choice of 3GP / WAV... but I installed it on my Desire and it didn't seem to record any calls...

I looked at Rehearsal Assistant but there was no mention of automatically recording calls...

Has anyone found any new software for our needs?
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Phone call recording is not yet supported by Android (you can only record sound that comes to the mic, you can not directly record the incoming call channel).
If you are looking for a more powerful audio recorder, try Livo Recorder Pro on the Android Market. It supports multiple recording formats, (WAV, AMR, etc), pause-and-resume for both recording and playback, a nice desktop widget, email options (including auto-emailing recordings when they complete), and other features. See Mobile


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There seems to be Voice Recorder (the app) and "voice recorder" that is in the core install of Android. I've used voice recorder the app several times. However, I've had several issues with it stopping recording or not saving my recording correctly, which usually happens during a long recording. For example, after a long record with the widget they provide, I press stop and then nothing happens. It isn't save anywhere. Other times it works fine. The App has everything I am looking for, except for reliability right now.

I may have to try the inherent voice recorder on my Droid and see if that is any more reliable. Still searching for a reliable recorder.
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mrdickens- You ABSOLUTELY should get an iphone. I just bought a droid, deciding to stick with Verizon and not have calls dropped all over the place, than switch to ATT. I take guitar lessons and my teacher always records part of our lesson and emails it to me. Her I-record app on her Iphone is CRYSTAL clear. So I tried to record myself on the droid and it is laughable how terrible it sounds- kind of like I am talking through a tin can from far away. I downloaded at least 5 recording apps as well and they all sound the same. It was so bad that I called verizon and they told me to check with a local verizon store to see if it was just my phone...it wasn't. The people at the store suggested that I use a recording program on my computer. Kind of beside the point, and a big bummer. If anyone knows of a way to make my recording sound better- PLEASE LET ME KNOW! Thanks.
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Iphone on android forum, advice to take a phone because of the voice recorder even though it will "drop calls all over the place", using a phone for hi quality audio recording...

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Hello Guys,

I found this thread so I felt like doing a little self-promotion for my audio recording application. I have so far been working quite a lot on it, and I think you may like it.

It's called TapeMachine, you can search for it on the market. The homepage is at http://tapemachine.samalyse.com.

It has a rather unique look, which some users qualify of "pro audio type", with a large and rather accurate waveform, which can be zoomed and scratched.

TapeMachine does record directly from the hardware into WAV, AIFF, and FLAC formats. According to your phone hardware, the quality can get quite surprisingly good. I actually have got a lot of enthusiastic feedback from musicians, from guitarists to rappers, classical performers, and some users talking about "Crystal clear sound"

Also, it features a (software) input gain which can be very useful to record low sound source or if your mic isn't very sensitive. An auto-gain feature is also provided, which tracks the input signal and automatically adapts the input gain.

I see that you've been discussing a lot about compressed formats in this thread. TapeMachine does record directly into FLAC, which is especially suited for high performance. OGG Vorbis is being worked on. For MP3, I'm very reluctant because this format is patented, but I'll see what happens.

If you try TapeMachine and have a feature request or found a bug, please do not hesitate to comment here or to write directly to me by using the developer email on the market page.

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@Oliver

That sounds good, but you've not mentioned anything about recording phone calls...

A lot of people are desperate for this feature, and it's something I've missed on a daily basis since my Nokia E71...

If it's a feature you can add to this software, you'll catch a wider market than just sound recording (no offence with the 'just' lol)

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Rich - look up at post #25: Best Voice Recorder App for Droid?
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Thanks for the tip - I had seen that when it was posted, and understand that there's no built in app or method of doing it as with most other phones, but there must be a way with 3rd party software... surely? Seems bizarre...
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If the OS doesn't allow access to the incoming phone call audio stream, then I doubt that it'll be easy to use software as a workaround.

That being said, I cannot say it is impossible, so I said it was not gonna be easy.

Might look into this sooner or later - would be a good way to jump into Android programming.
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@Rick

I have only done minimal testing of phone call recording, but it does appear to work.

However, this is only pseudo phone call recording. You need to turn the speaker on during the phone call, and then TapeMachine will record both your voice and what comes out of the speaker. It's a workaround, but it does seem to work, although it may cause echo and poor quality.

To my knowledge, it is not currently technically feasible to provide in/out call recording without using the speaker. There's an Android issue about this:
Issue 2117 - android - Enhancement: Call Recorder - Project Hosting on Google Code

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I use Digital Audio Recorder for Android. It is simple, easy to use, and recordings are stored in different categories.

Search for for it on the android market

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I have HIFICorder lite and the quiaility is awesome. lite only lets you do 20sec or so but that's all I needed to make my custom ringtones.
Saves to mp3 (also OGG and wav I think).
44100Hz is at max setting down to 8000..

full version is 9.99 but I guess if it's work related it would be worth it and maybe even a deduction.
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What app will send sound via text?

I like recording a sound byte while driving my car, or talk instead of typing and send that via text.

I've downloaded voice recorder, 3, droidrecord, rehearsal assistant, and tapatalk; none seem to send text messages. Some can email via gmail (or bluetooth; however the h), but not text.

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I realize that the point of this forum was for live audio/meeting recording, but several people asked about recording phone calls. I'd suggest getting a Google Voice account and using that as your main number. One of the nicer features, aside from single number reach, is that you can hit one button and record live phone calls and have them saved to your account. Just my $.02.
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Hello Guys,

I found this thread so I felt like doing a little self-promotion for my audio recording application. I have so far been working quite a lot on it, and I think you may like it.

It's called TapeMachine, you can search for it on the market. The homepage is at TapeMachine - Visual Audio/Voice Recorder for Android.

It has a rather unique look, which some users qualify of "pro audio type", with a large and rather accurate waveform, which can be zoomed and scratched.

TapeMachine does record directly from the hardware into WAV, AIFF, and FLAC formats. According to your phone hardware, the quality can get quite surprisingly good. I actually have got a lot of enthusiastic feedback from musicians, from guitarists to rappers, classical performers, and some users talking about "Crystal clear sound"

Also, it features a (software) input gain which can be very useful to record low sound source or if your mic isn't very sensitive. An auto-gain feature is also provided, which tracks the input signal and automatically adapts the input gain.

I see that you've been discussing a lot about compressed formats in this thread. TapeMachine does record directly into FLAC, which is especially suited for high performance. OGG Vorbis is being worked on. For MP3, I'm very reluctant because this format is patented, but I'll see what happens.

If you try TapeMachine and have a feature request or found a bug, please do not hesitate to comment here or to write directly to me by using the developer email on the market page.

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VERY impressive! I think you've got exactly what I've been looking for (and frustrated in not finding, until now!). I'm testing the free version and it's looking (and sounding) great so far. Nice work!

This may be a dumb question but what are the advantages of recording in the formats other than WAV and when might you opt to use them?
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I have only done minimal testing of phone call recording, but it does appear to work.

However, this is only pseudo phone call recording. You need to turn the speaker on during the phone call, and then TapeMachine will record both your voice and what comes out of the speaker. It's a workaround, but it does seem to work, although it may cause echo and poor quality.

To my knowledge, it is not currently technically feasible to provide in/out call recording without using the speaker. There's an Android issue about this:
Issue 2117 - android - Enhancement: Call Recorder - Project Hosting on Google Code

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I just tested this on a call. Only, I had my bluetooth so it could only hear me talk (which is what you'd expect). The only problem was that, when I played it back, I sounded like Alvin and the Chipmunks!
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It's called TapeMachine, you can search for it on the market. The homepage is at TapeMachine - Visual Audio/Voice Recorder for Android.
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VERY impressive! I think you've got exactly what I've been looking for (and frustrated in not finding, until now!). I'm testing the free version and it's looking (and sounding) great so far. Nice work!
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This may be a dumb question but what are the advantages of recording in the formats other than WAV and when might you opt to use them?
Other formats such as FLAC (and soon OGG) allow to reduce file size, to increase recording storage space, but also for sending by mail. AIFF doesn't save any space though, it is similar to WAV, but may be more familiar to some audio professionals.

FLAC is a great format, because it's lossless (OGG, MP3, .. result in quality loss), it implies very low encoding cpu usage, and it results in files which are about 50% of WAV equivalents.

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I just tested this on a call. Only, I had my bluetooth so it could only hear me talk (which is what you'd expect). The only problem was that, when I played it back, I sounded like Alvin and the Chipmunks!
I see But, quality should be ok for your own voice. Have you experimented recording with your bluetooth headset, when not doing any phone call? How does that work?
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I'm not sure there's any way to use a Bluetooth earpiece outside of a phone call. It seems to be a limitation, at least in Android 2.1 and earlier.
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Thanks, galt, I like Note Everything. One-touch is my most important need because this is for use while driving.

I found that it can record phone calls both sides.

I hear an annoying buzz while charging from USB, that's because of this Samsung Epic noisy power supply. Problem solved by recording while on battery only.

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Ben, I had the same problem with my mp3 players/phones in my car (RAV4). I had my dealer look at it, and they said it was a known issue and there was even a TSB for it. They just fixed it a few days ago, and the noise is gone. They basically replaced the jack, and added a big filter.

That said, I tried both TapeMachine and Note Everything, and while TapeMachine works extremely well, it's difficult to use when in a hurry etc. I want to record interviews etc, and Note Everything seems to be more suited for that.
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Anyone know of a recorder that can record lectures? My university classes can be quite big, and I have trouble getting the professor's voice to record on the phone. Its a 300+ person class but the prof uses a microphone. Any ideas? I understand that a phone may not be ideal for this situation and I should probably just buy a dedicated recorder, but I just thought I'd check before I do that.
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Anyone know of a recorder that can record lectures? My university classes can be quite big, and I have trouble getting the professor's voice to record on the phone. Its a 300+ person class but the prof uses a microphone. Any ideas? I understand that a phone may not be ideal for this situation and I should probably just buy a dedicated recorder, but I just thought I'd check before I do that.
Having tested them all, I would DEFINITELY recommend TapeMachine. I got it specifically for that purpose and have been VERY impressed. I suggest going into Airplane Mode on your phone because incoming calls can interrupt the recording. There's a free trial version so you can test it out and see what you think. Also, the editing features are great!
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I've been searching and searching and can't find my answer anywhere, so I figured I'd ask you guys.

Does anyone know of a recording app, that can record something and then play it back, while in a call, to the person on the other line? I know there is something on a BB that can do it, and I believe the iPhone 4G can too.

So if anyone knows of an app as such I would be extremely grateful.

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Can someone supply a link, (or barcode) for a Voice Recorder app, for my HTC Desire? I desperately need one, and am not concerned too much with the cost. Please help.
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Can someone supply a link, (or barcode) for a Voice Recorder app, for my HTC Desire? I desperately need one, and am not concerned too much with the cost. Please help.
This is, hands down, the best I've found: TapeMachine - Audio Editor and Recorder for Android
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TapeMachine looks great so far (just on a little play). Potential to make my short list of treasured apps.

Another definite option for general recordings is the app voice2do. I'm impressed with that app too. You can choose 44 khz wav in the setup. Interface is big, bright easy, recording is one touch, and when you stop recording you can choose a definable (in paid version) tag with a colour and text label, you could use 'ideas', 'work', 'car' etc. You can access a file list that makes the tags clear, and sort by tag. I can see that working for me for things like recording thoughts or similar, although I wish there was file renaming. Got a widget too.

Still playing with these apps. I may be buying both. Voice2do has a niftier interface for quick and dirty voice recordings with full quality unleashed, Tapemachine has that emphasis on audio control and quality and at first few listens, gives a better result. Gotta have a closer listen, but V2do seems to have had some audible strong clicks and crackles going on, fine for most casual stuff but not when you want to be pushing your phone to its limits as a bona fide acoustic recorder.

Oh, I should say on a Samsung Galaxy S (found this thread by a web search) so of course that may be a wildcard in there with my experience.
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I noticed that TapeMachine has the option for one touch recording as well. It's in the preferences. The default is the way it is because it allows it to listen and adjust the Auto Gain before actually recording. Nice touch.
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