PureAudio Live Recorder is an easy to use, intuitive recorder for capturing music, recitals, church services or precious family events and offers back ground noise reduction for crystal clear recordings of voice notes, lectures and interviews. With its almost unlimited recording time, you never have to worry about cutting off the end of a lecture or recital.

For even more options check out PureAudio Pro Recorder which gives you all of these features plus unlimited bookmarking for indexing long audio files; 10-band graphic equalizer for customizing your listening experience; aggressive PureAudio for recording in noisy environments; stereo recording for making surround sound recordings; beam forming for focusing where the microphone looks and reducing noise coming from the sides.


* Fast application start-up, for capturing quick impulse recordings.
* Intuitive simple to use interface.
* Background recording and playback so you can use your other applications.
* Automatic pause and resume when your recording or playback is interrupted by something such as a phone call.
* User guide for easy instruction to all features and functions.
* Recordings can be transcribed on your PC by using speech to text applications like Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred Edition.

* Patented digital noise reduction software to remove background noise from recordings.
* Microphone sensitivity boost allows for far field recordings.
* Automatic boost reduction helps eliminate microphone clipping and recording distortion.
* Speaker volume boost to amplify weak recordings.
* Automatic speaker boost reduction to eliminate distortion when set too high.
* Microphone input level VU meters.
* Record and playback using your Bluetooth headset. Works with all versions of the iPhone, iPad 2 and newer, and iPod touch 4th generation and newer.
* Four different sampling rates to control the size and quality of the recordings.
* Three different recording formats: WAVE, CAF, AIFF

Recording & Playback Functions:
* Voice activated recordings (VOX), stop recording silence.
* Fast forward and fast reverse during playback using finger swipe gestures, or by using the audio position slider.
* Append to existing recordings.
* Single button to play all recordings.
* Pause during recording or playback.
* Easy navigation between recordings, using finger swipe gestures.

Recording Storage:
* Recording time only limited by the amount of free memory and system file size limitations.
* Organize, store and retrieve recordings using editable category folders.
* Automatic numbering helps keep recordings organized in sequence.
* Rename recordings.
* Easy to move recordings to different categories.
* View detailed information about recordings.
* View recordings by category, or view recordings in all categories at once.
* Add, delete, rename and rearrange recording categories.
* Delete all recordings.

Transfer Recordings:
* Transfer recordings to your computer using iTunes File Sharing.
* Transfer recordings to your computer using Wi-Fi Sync.
* Email your recordings - not just as a link.

What's New

Version 6.1

Minor bug fixes and UI updates.

Ratings and Reviews

Best voice/note recorder with categories/folders and iTunes file transfers


As far a good quality and "workflow" goes (I use it while walking or generally out-&-about), this app is the best of a very large and varied bunch. It is very easy to set up a catagory (and sub-catagory in my case) system, and select to add a new note, or append to an existing note, and synchronize to a Mac/PC to back up or transfer to other apps.

A big bug

Rip van wink

Although first impressions are OK, there's a big bug with not being able to navigate back to main recording screen from the list of recordings. Get that sorted and it might be closer to the Pocketdictate app.


Andrea Electronics Corporation
4.8 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2016 Andrea Electronics Corporation


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