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The HandyRecorder app allows you to record high-quality audio with your iOS device. Use it with a ZOOM iQ5 mic, which is 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 44.1kHz/16-bit linear PCM format or AAC format at a selectable compression 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.

■ Effects
-Recorded files can be processed using the included effects.
-Processed recordings can also be saved as separate files.
-Use the NORMALIZE function to optimize the volume.

■File editing
-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 iQ5 and iQ6
-By using the iQ5 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 iQ5 and iQ6 without latency
-The left and right channels of the iQ5 and iQ6 input signal can be reversed.*
*These setting are saved in the iQ5 and iQ6 itself and will be applied when using it with other apps.

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What's New in Version

・Released as the following bug fix in November 2016
1. iQ series are not recognized on iOS10.
* HandyRecorder has been changed for exclusive use with iQ series devices according to the specification change of iOS10.


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Customer Reviews

Needs to a file export update

I'm a musician and use this app with my Zoom IQ7 microphone to record demos and field recordings. There is no option for me to export any file over 25mb unless I want it to go on SoundCloud. There is no cloud upload option, and therefore my larger file sized recordings are stuck in the app, never to be edited on my computer. No one should have to download SoundCloud if they don't want to. iCloud exists, don't get this app if you plan on using any recordings over than five minutes off of your phone.


i love Zoom, have a ton of their mics. This app is quite good. Not sure why I can't select anything better than 44.1 but it's still very solid.

*The update description is a bit unclear. It seems to say unless you are using their device the app won't work? Sorry I'm not updating.

Surprising Amount of Features for Free App

Just got this app after getting the Zoom IQ6.

Note about exporting: I've seen a lot of reviews about the lack of exporting options. If the file is too big to email, use iTunes on your computer. After you connect your phone, click on "app" and select this app. It's so simple to import all the files directly to the computer.

I haven't tried all of the features/settings, so this won't be a thorough review. I will say: I tried a lot of the free audio recording apps, and none of them have had features like the effects available (for ex: EQ and reverb).

I'm impressed so far, with the mic and the app, and I'm looking forward to getting to know it better.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Music
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  • Size: 12.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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