The HandyRecorder app allows you to record high-quality audio with your iOS device. Use it with a ZOOM iQ series mic, which are designed to capture audio of the best quality with iOS devices, and record using the high-fidelity linear PCM and space-saving AAC formats. This app includes normalize and divide functions that can be used on recorded files. In addition, it has compressor, EQ and reverb effects. Moreover, you can directly upload your recordings from Handy Recorder to the SoundCloud file-sharing site, allowing you to bring your creations to the world over the Internet.
■ Stereo linear PCM and AAC recording
-You can record files using either high-quality linear PCM format or AAC format at a bit rate of 64, 128 or 160 kbps.
-The AUTO REC function can be used to start and stop recording automatically in response to the input signal level.
■ Works like a hardware recorder
-The operation screen was designed to simulate a ZOOM hardware Handy Recorder, so this app is as easy to operate as these products.
-Recorded files can be processed using the included effects.
•6 BAND EQ
•REVERB (ROOM, JAZZ CLUB, CONCERT HALL, ARENA, STADIUM)
•MASTERING (MAXIMIZE, ULTRA MAXIMIZE, CLEAR & POWER, WIDE, MONO)
-Processed recordings can also be saved as separate files.
-Use the NORMALIZE function to optimize the volume.
-In addition to deleting files, you can use the divide function to split files at the point that you want.
■Uploading to SoundCloud
-The app includes a function that allows you to upload your recordings directly to the SoundCloud audio-sharing site. You can name your recordings and make sharing settings in the Handy Recorder app.
■Optimized for the iQ series
-By using the iQ5/iQ7 in MS recording mode, you can adjust the stereo width.
-Select from three iQ5's AUTO GAIN settings (CONCERT, SOLO, MEETING) according to the application.*
-Use the DIRECT MONITOR function to monitor the input signal through the headphones jack on the iQ series without latency
-The left and right channels of the iQ series input signal can be reversed.*
*These setting are saved in the iQ series mic itself and will be applied when using it with other apps.
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Released as following bug fix.
-HandyRecorder cannot access to microphone with iOS12 or later.
Ratings and Reviews
Haven't even opened yet
And I bet the clicking others are hearing in their recordings are the result of "clipping" or recording level being set to hi... Another said they had "play with it to get the levels right... I'm really looking forward to getting back into the game of recording the live music, with permission of course / my own listening pleasure. Tape many a show with Sony d5 (later Addison Sony d7 amd Casio) and the tried and tru Nak 300s as well as some stealth... Things seem to be much smaller now a days... Went to see Ziggy other night so funny how everyone try's to record video on phones, yes some does come out well, however most I witnessed could stay still or could stay quiet. Anyway, looking forward to
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Too much like silly hardware it imitates
The Zoom HandyRecorder app attempts to re-create the interface of the popular Zoom handheld recorders (H4, etc.). While cute, that is a lousy idea - it brings over all the limitations and quirks of the hardware, too, such as not being able to name files or share them with other apps or services. The UI gives you completely different and equally bad views in portrait or landscape mode, and is filled with wasted space.
Zoom should remake this as a real iOS app that takes advantage of what pure software can do. Drop all references to the hardware and do it right. The companion iQ5 and iQ6 mics are great and deserve better.
Is this really the best option?
Difficult to believe that this is the best Zoom could do with creating a recording app, or that they put much effort into it at all. I’ve encountered so much frustration with this app that dissuaded me from continuing with recordings. File management is terrible, Soundcloud upload continuously fails, cannot send decent-length recordings over email, and the list continues. It would be awesome if this app captured date & time with the recording, and ideally GPS location for field recordings. Also would just love to be able to rename my recording. These features are not beyond the capacity of Zoom. I hope they do better in the future
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.