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Best iPhone Audio Apps (May 2014)

A list of my favorite audio recording and sharing apps for the iPhone (as of May 2014)

iTalk Recorder

iTalk Recorder is a full-featured recording app with a streamlined and intuitive user interface. Press the big red button to record; press it again to stop. You can append to existing recordings, choose from three levels of recording quality (11.025, 22.05, or 44.10 kHz sample rates), and manage your recordings, all with just a fingertip.

You can email recordings straight from iTalk. iTalk also supports direct file sharing through iTunes.

Whether you're recording minutes of a meeting, a lecture, or the sounds of birds singing in a meadow far from any electrical outlets, iTalk Recorder puts the sound quality you need in the palm of your hand.

Features
• High-quality handheld recording
• Easy, convenient user interface and controls
• Email your recordings directly from iTalk
• Supports iTunes File Sharing
• Auto-noise cancellation (on iPhone 4)
• Built-in search function to locate recordings by title
• User-selectable Good, Better, Best sound quality (11.025, 22.05, or 44.10 kHz sample rates)

NOTE FOR iOS 7 Users: When launching this app for the first time (either as a new purchase or following your device's OS upgrade), please tap OK when iTalk requests permission to access your device's microphone. If you're experiencing blank recordings, please ensure Microphone access is enabled. In the app, go to Settings>Privacy>Microphone and enable iTalk.

Recordium Pro - Voice Recorder, Record Memos & Note Taking

Top 10 in more than 53 countries!
Featured by Apple, TheNextWeb, The Guardian, LifeHacker, The Telegraph, MakeUseOf, iMore, AppAdvice and more!

Recordium is a powerful yet elegant recording app designed for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Recordium lets you highlight the track while playing or recording audio, helping you focus on the most important parts of your recordings.
Attachments such as notes, tags, and pictures can be easily added to any part of the recording. This enables searching among your recordings, allowing you quick access to the most important and highlighted parts of your tracks.
Recordium's intuitive user interface, smooth playback, and multiple options for customizing the size and quality of the recordings using various compression algorithms are among the features that make this app an essential tool for everybody, especially students, journalists and musicians.

Recordium, See what you hear!
 

Recordium Special Features:

Highlight the Audio
◦ Highlight important parts of the track while recording or during playback
◦ Edit the highlighted parts on the touchable waveform easily

Annotations
◦ Tag recordings with as many tags as you desire
◦ Add multiple notes to various parts of the track
◦ Attach pictures to any part of the track (from the camera or device gallery)
◦ Preview your annotations through a single tap
◦ Move annotations through the track easily
◦ Edit or delete annotations’ contents with a single tap

Editing Tools
◦ Trim/cut any unnecessary parts of your recordings
◦ Snip any part of a track and create a new file
◦ Delete any part, even from the middle of a track

High Quality Recording
◦ 3 adjustable sampling rates (8, 22, 44.1 kHz) to manage the size and quality of the recording
◦ 4 different recording formats : WAV, CAF, AIFF, MP4
◦ Special MP4 Compression format : (e.g. record 1 hour in less than 30MB)

Powerful Recording
◦ Record and playback in the background
◦ Pause while recording
◦ Interruption protection enables you to continue recording after answering a phone call
◦ Auto-Save ensures that you never lose any recording
◦ Record all you need with no time limit on recording
◦ Enhanced recording volume to better capture voices from far distances
◦ Auto-Pause decreases file sizes by skipping conversation gaps
 
Powerful File Sharing
◦ Upload your recordings to Dropbox, Google Drive, Evernote and other cloud apps
◦ Email your recordings directly from Recordium
◦ Transfer your recordings to your computer using Wi-Fi Sync
◦ iTunes file sharing

File Management
◦ Search by titles, tags and notes
◦ Quickly play recordings from the files’ list
◦ Useful file & folder management system
◦ Change file and folder names during recording or playback
◦ Add, delete, move, and rename your recording files
◦ Have a detailed view of your recordings' information including size, duration and date

Import Multiple Formats
◦  Import audio formats including: MP3, MP4, WAV, AIFF, and CAF

Playback
◦ Highly sensitive waveform
◦ Zoom in and out and navigate visually with the touchable waveform
◦ Variable playback speed with optional pitch correction
◦ 5-second forwarding or rewinding

Wish List
Vote on the features you want to see in the next Recordium update. The top-ranked features will be included in future updates. 
We always love to hear from our users.

bossjock studio

Podcast from iOS, no PC needed.

"A podcasting powerhouse"
- TUAW

"BossJock is certainly one of the best in its category (for me, the Best!). One Killer App!!!"
- Apps4iDevices.com 4/4 Guitars "Killer App"

"...if you podcast on the go, you should adore this app."
- AppSafari 4.5/5 Stars

"My Best in Show"
- Dave Jackson, School of PodCasting .com

"Makes the show an actual performance, not an edit job."
- Sean Duregger (@geekCouch)

Podcasters, Voiceover Artists, DJs, this is your app. Life without fan noise is good! bossjock studio makes it easy to create and publish rich audio productions on your iPhone and iPad.

bossjock is not an audio editor or multitrack recorder. Visit our homepage at bossjockstudio.com to see the app in action.

bossjock studio production happens in real time. Grab some good headphones. Load up your soundboard. Fine tune your show notes. Hit record, trigger the mic and go. Recordings are podcast ready, no need for post production.

Features:

  • Record your voice while triggering intros/outros, bumpers and background music all on-the-fly.

  • Dynamics processing (Compression/Limiting) is automatically applied to the mic and mix for loud, level audio.

  • Full VoiceOver compatibility for visually impaired producers.

  • Up to 16 Carts on the iPhone 5 and 35 Carts on the iPad duck and fade behind the mic for dynamic sound and smooth transitions.

  • Load carts with audio from your Music Library, Dropbox, Wifi, or AudioPaste from other music apps.

  • Advanced Cart editing lets you fine tune playback in and out points on a per cart basis as well as Cart color and behaviors including looping, fades, auto-rewind and ducking.

  • Audiobus lets you receive live audio from other Audiobus-compatible apps as a Cart or Mic source or use bossjock studio to feed other Audiobus-compatible recording apps. See http://audiob.us for more information.

  • Encodes to all your favorite formats – Mp3, m4a, Wav, Aiff with image and description metadata.

  • Exports to FTP for Podcasters, Email for Audioboo via BooMail, Dropbox, Soundcloud, Wifi, iTunes Share, and AudioCopy to other apps.

  • Works with external mics like the Apogee Mic, IK Multimedia iRig Mic Cast and Blue Mikey (audio tests on bossjockstudio.com).

the bossjocks:
In honor of the "Boss Jocks" who ruled the airwaves in the 60's - bossjock studio is crafted by Libsyn co-founder Dave Mansueto and Ed Filowat, creator of the kilojam audio engine.

Recordings made with bossjock speak for themselves! Listen to it in action on http://bossjockstudio.com

follow us on facebook.com/bossjockapp
and twitter @bossjockapp

Audioboo

Welcome to the new Audioboo - the app that helps you share your voice with the world.
• Record up to 10 minutes for free
• Post your clips easily to the web, Twitter, Facebook and more
• Send audio DMs to friends
• Listen to great content from the BBC, Fox, The Guardian, Universal Music, Premier League, Channel 4, KiddNation, and hundreds more partners from around the world
• Download and store your favourite clips and playlists to play offline

WANT MORE?
Log in to http://audioboo.fm for even more features, like auto-posting to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more, recording time upgrades, and commenting.

NEED A HAND?
Tweet us at @AudiobooSupport or visit http://support.audioboo.fm.

SCHOOLS USERS:
Visit http://audioboo.fm/about/education for details of our new ABE Education programme.

Spreaker Radio and podcast recorder

Create and share LIVE audio broadcasts on the go from your mobile device!

With Spreaker, let your inner radio host shine through by recording your own podcasts. Become a sports commentator or report on live events, then share all the latest news with your friends on any major social network. Now users with iOS versions 5.0 and up can access the new DJ console to mix voice, music and effects, and feel like a pro over the airwaves.

Plus, submit your own show for inclusion in iHeartRadio Talk's official Library, and become the next hit podcaster. You’ll be placed alongside stars like Elvis Duran and Ryan Seacrest.

Talk, discuss, chat, and more!

What can you do with Spreaker for iPhone?

• Mix and broadcast your voice with sound effects
• Broadcast live concerts
• Share quick audio updates on social networks
• Live sports commentary
• Citizen Journalism
• Audio guides
and more...

==== Features ====

• Broadcast high quality live audio directly through your social networks with one click
• Mix and broadcast your voice with sound effects
• Access over 100,000 podcasts and live channels
• Search and find podcasters near you
• Connect with car audio systems using bluetooth
• Share your podcast on Soundcloud to reach an even bigger audience
• Manage and modify your podcasts and profile
• Keep updated on podcasts and users you follow
• and much much more...

If you have any kind of issues, please contact the team at
support@spreaker.com or join us at our forum at
http://getsatisfaction.com/spreaker

SoundCloud - Music & Audio Discovery

Discover the best new music & audio with the official SoundCloud app. Hear what's new and next from the world's largest community of musicians, bands, producers and audio creators of all types.

SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform, with over ten hours of music & audio posted every minute. Hear new music, comedy, news, podcasts and and more. With the SoundCloud app for iPhone and iPad, play it all anytime, anywhere.

Key features:

  • Search and discover new music & audio
  • Discover and follow diverse music & audio creators
  • Play playlists, or create your own and share them with your followers (iPhone only for now)
  • Hear a stream of new tracks wherever you are; streaming audio playback over WiFi or cellular data connection
  • Record audio with one touch and easily share it to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Tumblr

Get started with SoundCloud: it's easier and simpler than ever to discover and share music & audio you love:

  • Join the community: connect on SoundCloud with friends and music & audio creators you already follow on Facebook
  • Choose your favorite genres to launch your SoundCloud stream full of music & audio you want to hear
  • Get personalized content suggestions to help you discover new music & audio creators you'll love