Field Recorder

Field Recorder

1,000 - 5,000 downloads

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Unlock the potential of your microphones: Record music events, phone calls, interviews, meetings, band rehearsals, lectures, voice messages, dictation, eavesdropping. From high-quality stereo recording to basic wide-band quality. Instantly after recording, send e.g. your interview to your broadcasting team, your concert recording to your friends, or a dictation to your secretary.

Field Recorder is only available on Google Play!

Turn your smartphone and tablet into an HQ audio recorder!

Customers say it is the best audio recorder app that money can buy and worth every cent.


Field Recorder provides easy-to-use presets for standard tasks like dictation or concert recording. However, it is designed for professional use as it provides more than 80 options to customize it to the given device and situation. Also, external microphones are supported.

• Records and plays mono or stereo wav files

• Supports file overwrite or resume record dubbing modes

• Up to 90 seconds pre- and 4s post recording. You won't miss any important stuff even if you are too late at the start button

• Auto start, stop, and continue, depending on loudness. The control signal can be filtered independently to optimize it for voices and other audio signals

• When recording, automatic stop at 4GB maximum file size and even seamless restart of a new file is available (activate auto start with a low threshold)

• High-precision stereo audio engine with minimum-phase shelving equalizers and stereo balance correction to compensate for flaws of the microphones. Also with recording booster, configurable limiters, soft clipping, and high-quality monitoring

• Wav player with volume maximizer, silent and audible fast-forward and fast-rewind, and low-latency random access to any play position via progress bar

• Stores recordings internally or on any chosen SD card (even if you have two or more SD cards installed). Default is SD card. Optionally makes recordings visible to your favorite player

• 9200 colors available for the metallic-brushed skin. Also, you choose round or rectangular LEDs, left-hand operation, the button size, and your favorite color for the LCD display

The First 2 Hours: Getting Started

Use the Play Store 2 hours return period to test how audio recording works on your phone. Start with the presets which you select by touching "Factory". Probably, you find a preset in the cloud perfectly adapted to your smartphone!

Then try the different inputs from "In:MicA" to "In:MicE" (touch "In:MicA"). If you activate "Monitor", use headphones to avoid an acoustic feedback loop. Check without creating audio files, just by pressing the pause button, which activates the level meters. In the LCD you see a date/time string as the potential file name.

• The name of a modified preset is shown in the LCD in gray
• Play back uses the PlayLimiter and ignores the Monitor switch, so monitoring can be deactivated during recording
• Touch "time/position/free" label to show remaining recording duration
• Touch battery symbol to toggle between battery and CPU usage
• Touch "CLIP" to reset clip LEDs
• Touch meter to open its configuration menu
• The meter shows peak amplitudes or the start/stop control signal
• Active auto start overrules pressing the pause button
• The auto start/stop control signal filter with 1.5kHz is optimized for speech. 750Hz are better with high-frequency environmental noise, 3kHz reduce low-frequency influence
• Soft Clipping is active above -3dBFS
• Limiting and Soft Clipping work only if Boost is greater than 0dB
• Recording Boost above 20dB might produce hardware feedback loop (caused by weak power supply)
• Overwrite and Append modify existing recordings (warning can be switched on/off)
• Activate flight mode to reduce noise floor

We appreciate any help on localization for Japanese, Spanish, French, Italian...

Tags: low frequency recorder, aufnehmen mithören.

Recently changed in this version

4.6.1 (With Android >4.4 don't uninstall if recordings are on SDcard)
•Added Russian explanation texts
•Bug fixes

•Real-time signal view
•Diagnostics LED and 4 expert options reduce latency problems and drop-outs

•Pre-amp clip LED
•Visual EQ with variable corner frequencies
•Low-cut filter removes subsonic and DC disturbances e.g. for Nexus10
•Stereo polarity inversion/phase correction e.g. for Note1

•Write to SD card with Android 4.4

•Convert recordings to mp3/AAC/FLAC

Comments and ratings for Field Recorder
  • (53 stars)

    by spassimr stoytchev on 21/05/2014

    On my Lg8.3 works very OK. Just a big missunderstanding is in my opinion the lack of gain controll!?? What you do with so any indicators wich you can't control at all. So far the only app doing this perfect is the Tapemachine. However the creators are working on it and I'm sure they'll do it! In any case very reliable support and if you find a good presets you can have fantastic results!!!! THAN

  • (53 stars)

    by Tom Christensen on 30/04/2014

    How many recording apk's are caring about delay times? Well this one does!!! The dev is very responsive to emails :-)

  • (53 stars)

    by John Sims on 23/04/2014

    I'm currently using the Field Recorder on my Nexus 7 2nd gen tablet. I'm a noob to field recorders but I like what I see so far. One thing I'd like to see in the next version of this app would be a slate feature so you can sync in post production. Keep up the great work.

  • (53 stars)

    by Stephen Stalnaker on 23/03/2014

    Pros: Feature set, GUI, configurable settings, l.e.d. style VU meters, and on sale (which puts it at a comparable price point for its competitors). Cons: Lack of recording formats such as mp3 (most common & desired) and ogg. No "browse" feature for SD card file path selection. Developer's website is in German only, requiring translation to view. *Sound quality is still being tested.

  • (53 stars)

    by Lou Dutra on 07/03/2014

    I can't believe the improvement in the sound quality from my crappy condenser mike on my DROID phone! I use it for casual home studio recording on my guitars. Easily the best audio app I've tried.

  • (53 stars)

    by dandacameraman on 10/12/2013

    i was looking to use my 2014 galaxy note to capture audio/monitor audio for my Videos.this app lets me do just that.similar to typical field recorders.very fast meters,i am shocked that this only cost $5.some things i would add is being able to record 48khz and easier setup using external mics.other than that this app captures amazing sound and is easy to use

  • (53 stars)

    by David VanAmburg on 07/11/2013

    If you use an Android phone or tablet, the Field Recorder app from Pfitzinger Voice Design is highly worth investigating. I discovered it a few weeks ago, and it now replaces my handheld digital recorder, my old DAT, and all other audio recording apps on my phones and tablets. The most valuable and used app of the 250+ on my phone.