Why Record to an Android Device? Part 1 – Cost

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As I have started writing articles about using Android devices for recording high-quality audio from XLR and USB microphones, the most common question that I have encountered is: “Why?!”

From comments like, “I don’t see the point” to “This is idiotic!”, many people don’t understand why anyone would turn to an Android device when it comes to recording high quality audio.

In this series of articles I will outline several simple reasons that people are recording to their Android devices and why it may even make sense for you.

Reason #1 – Cost

People are looking for cheap solutions for recording better audio! Continue reading

Recording to the Nexus 7 with an External Microphone

IMG_20130404_171721“How can I record to my Nexus 7 with an external microphone?” This question has been posed across the internet as Nexus 7 users search for ways to get high quality audio into their Android tablets. Fortunately, it is possible! There area actually multiple ways. Let’s take a look at the possibilities! Continue reading

Record to Any Android App with an XLR Microphone

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Want to record to an Android app with something a little better than your phone’s built in microphone? Do you want to use an XLR microphone that rejects more background noise and focuses on the sounds that you want recorded?


Unfortunately, most Android devices don’t come with an XLR jack for you to plug in your professional XLR microphone. Most Android devices do, however, have a TRRS jack.
TRRS is a 4-contact version of the common 3.5mm stereo headphone jack. The extra contact allows a microphone input to be included. Do you want to use an XLR microphone that rejects more background noise and focuses on the sounds that you want recorded?

One of the simplest ways to record to any Android app using an XLR microphone is to use an XLR to TRRS adapter. Continue reading

Record from a USB Microphone or Audio Interface with your Android Phone or Tablet

Snowball_iPad2Many Android users have felt left out as iOS users hook up and record from their fancy Blue Microphones into their iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. No longer! With the “USB Audio Recorder PRO” app by eXtream Software Development, Android devices can now record via USB microphones and audio interfaces plugged into the microUSB charging port.

I decided to try it for myself(and for you). Continue reading