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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 following function update and bug fix on June 2014
1. Added WAV 48kHz in recording format.
2. Added waveform display function of the recorded file.
3. Added landscape mode.
4. Added additional recording function to the recorded file.
5. Added trim function for the recorded file.
6. Added A-B repeat function.
7. Supported iQ6.
8. Fixed following bug of iQ5.
1. iQ5 is not recognized sometimes when playing the different sampling frequencies files.


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Customer Reviews

Needs work - no background recording

This app provides some elaborate recording features but lacks one: no recording when the phone screen lock feature is activated (3 mins of inactivity) recording stops. Other recording apps like Voice Record do a fairly better job using the same hardware (iq7 mic) and similar software parameters (wav, 41 kHz, 16 bit) since they smoothly record when the phone is locked. They however cannot take advantage of the mic's special recording settings 120 deg, m/s mode). This background needs to be fixed in order to turn this software into a usable product for recording. I will return the mic.

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.

Worked well for my application

I was looking for a simple recording app that I could set to start/stop on sound - took me a few tries to get the levels correct, but once I got it set, very easy and clean.

As other reviewers have commented, I would love to see other sharing options, especially like to see Dropbox added.

I would also like an easier way to view and move/delete my files, as well as see the file attribute (size, date recorded, etc)

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Music
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  • Size: 8.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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