App Name: Recorder
Kid Tester Ratings: ***** 4/5
Teacher/Parent Ratings: ***** 5/5
(I couldn’t get the correct icon for this app – it’s blue with an upright mic on it, but my links will take you to the correct one, don’t worry.)
Educational Value: Superior (if used as such)
Age Recommended: n/a
Skills Developed: Recording capabilities with clear sound! Ease of e-mailing.
App Tested on iPad/iPhone
Good Stuff about this app: I downloaded this Recorder app after I learned that most audio recordings sound pretty yucky if just used with the default recorder on an iPad or iPhone. I searched and searched and finally found this one. Good thing I did! This is probably THE most used app in my teaching studio.
This app is powerful. It records will really great sound. I use it to record myself playing practice “spots” or other important clips and accompaniments (me playing). I then email them to the student who needs it with the touch of one little e-mail button. Seriously, does it get easier than this? It has been incredibly beneficial to my students.
Just a side-note (away from the teaching studio), I opened this app while grandpa was telling an important story about his childhood. I captured it all and then quickly emailed it to the rest of my siblings. It is easy and sounds FABULOUS!
My Wish List: This app is really neato, but I tell you (maybe it’s just me) I really want an easier, quicker way to name these recordings. I get bothered when I have to xxxxxxx backspace a million times over their words “New Recording” after having to: 1.name it once, 2. tap “here” to change name and 3. then delete and rename. Probably because I am always in a hurry. That’s all.
My Love: I can’t believe how good a live recording sounds with this app. It really is the most convenient way to get a live recording to someone. It’s just all built in!
Summary: All-in-all, this Recorder app is one of the most sweet things to have entered my teaching studio’s life. Besides, I use it for my own practicing ALL the time. It’s really quite handy!
Purchase Recorder on iTunes for iPad here for: $2.99
Purchase Recorder on iTunes for iPhone here for: $2.99
Have you already downloaded and used this app? Leave us a comment and let us know what you thought! -Rebecca