Musician's Recorder app for android

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Malcolm Kavalsky
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Musician's Recorder app for android

Postby Malcolm Kavalsky » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:21 am

I have written an app targeted specifically for practicing musicians. In my experience, the generic camera app, or voice recorder app leaves much to be desired. So I developed this for my own use, and have decided to share it. Here is the main screenshot:

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As you can see, it shows all your recordings which you can then sort by date, piece, size and rating.
Just one touch to start recording, the big green button.
Also, it includes a comprehensive piece manager, accessed from the menu at the top right.

Using the Android built in camera or audio recorder (looks like this):
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After recording, you can add notes, and rate the recording using the following screen:
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Please note that it is only available for Android 5.0 and up. This is because I am using the built in media recorders, and the previous versions in my experience are too buggy (at least on the devices I have tested).

I have uploaded the first alpha version to the Google Play Store , and would welcome any feedback, especially since I can only test it on a limited amount of devices, please let me know of any issues you have.

Here is the link to download it

Cheers!
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Re: Musician's Recorder app for android

Postby Azalais » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:44 am

I haven't had a chance to test it yet, but was wondering if there are options to save the app to the SD card or the files Dropbox (I'm running low on space! :oops: )

Also, what file format(s) can be recorded/saved? (.mp3, .wav. other?)

Thank you for the app. It looks very useful.
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Re: Musician's Recorder app for android

Postby Malcolm Kavalsky » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:44 pm

The recordings are saved to the external storage SD card. Though some phones don't let you insert your own micro-SD cards, so they fake one as part of your regular storage.

I use the built-in audio recorder (and camera application for video) with their default setting, these output mp4 for video and m4a for audio.
Also, after recording, I display the full filename so you can copy it using the phone's file manager anywhere you like.

BTW, I just released JustPracticePro (which includes recording as well, though with less features than this app).
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Re: Musician's Recorder app for android

Postby Azalais » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:26 am

Thanks for the info.
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