How to record guitar on android phone

How to record guitar on android phone

Recording guitar is a challenging task on any platform, but it becomes doubly difficult when you’re using an Android phone. It’s not that Android phones have a bad sound output or anything, it’s just that Android phones have emulated audio hardware instead of a SOUNDPROOF INPUT JACK like other platforms. You see, it’s quite simple — if you can’t record or play a specific instrument on Android, you can’t record or play that instrument. As such, getting good quality recordings from Android isn’t as easy as it is from iOS or Windows. There are some third party apps that you can use to record and play guitar on Android, but we’ll discuss all of them in this article. So if you’re looking on how to record guitar on android phone and get quality guitar recordings on the go, keep reading.

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What you need to record guitar on Android

There are two things you need to record guitar on Android — a good third party app and your phone. While it may be possible to get around this, you really don’t want to do so.

**What you need:**

1) A good third-party app for recording guitar

2) An Android phone

 Install Audio Recorder Pro

To rip off the guitar and record it on your Android phone without any fuss, you’ll need a quality app that can be used for both recording and playing. One of the best apps for this purpose is Audio Recorder Pro. This app has a robust interface that’s simple enough to use even for beginners. The app will let you record, edit, mix and produce high-quality audio with minimal effort. But what really makes it worth the money is that it also supports Guitar Kit — an all in one guitar solution for Android, which we’ll discuss next.

Record using Blue Mic

There are a plethora of apps on Android that can help you record guitar. One of them is Blue Mic, and it’s one of the free ones. The app has a simple interface with only a few buttons, so it won’t take long for you to get used to it. You can use Blue Mic for recording and playing back audio, as well as for downloading and uploading files through your phone or tablet. Another thing that makes this app perfect for guitar recordings is the fact that it can work with Bluetooth devices like guitars and microphones.

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Record using Audacity

If you’re looking for a free and simple way to record guitar on Android, we recommend downloading Audacity. Audacity is a free recording software that you can download from the Google Play Store. It’s been around for years and it’s one of the most popular options to record guitar on Android.

The downside to using the app is that you need an external microphone in order to get good quality recordings (you can use your headphones if they have a mic input). Plus, it doesn’t come with any effects like reverb or echo which makes it difficult when recording music. The interface may also be difficult for some users who are used to other interfaces like Garage Band.

 Record using AndroidStudio

AndroidStudio is a software development kit (SDK) and Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that enables you to create Android apps. However, it also allows you to record guitar on your Android device using a third party plugin. It’s available for free download and has an open source licence for the end product. All you have to do is:

-Download AndroidStudio from the Google PlayStore

-Install all of the necessary plugins from the plugin manager

-Open the project which contains the .guitar file that you wish to record on your phone

-Select “Debug” from the menu bar

-In your device, select “Android” as your target and then select “Local machine” under “Device or Emulator” in Android Studio for your connection type

 Install GuitarTricks app

One of the best apps for recording guitar on Android is GuitarTricks. The great thing about GuitarTricks is that it’s a complete app for recording, editing, and playing guitar; you can even find tabs for different songs in this app. It also comes with a metronome feature as well as recording from your microphone or your device’s inbuilt mic. It also has a tuner and plenty of different chords.

Record using Echoboy (Must-Try)

Echoboy is a guitar emulator. It is not an amp simulator. The app uses algorithms to emulate the sound of guitar on your phone’s speaker and headphones, which means it doesn’t require you to connect any extra hardware. All you need to do is download the app on your Android device and start playing.

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The app comes with two modes: Guitar Mode and Bass Mode. This means that Echoboy can be used as both a bass and guitar emulator, making it one of the most versatile apps in this list. You can either play with your fingers or use the plectrum (plectrum mode), but you will get better recordings if you use a plectrum for optimum sound quality.

Record using FingerBrake

FingerBrake is a third party app that lets you record audio in Android. It’s one of the most popular apps for recording guitar on Android and it offers a lot of features like speed change, bitrate, quality, and more. Recording using FingerBrake is easy as well. All you have to do is make sure that your sound input jack has been plugged in. You can then open up FingerBrake, go to “Recording”, and choose your settings for recording. After you’ve done that all you have to do is hit the “Record” button and start playing guitar! That’s all there is to it.

Record using FXB Pedals

FXB Pedals is the first app on this list and one of the most well-known. It’s an audio interface with a built-in preamp for guitar, bass or other instruments. The best part about FXB Pedals is that it has a built-in metronome which will come in handy if you need to stay on time while playing. It also has a tuner, so you can make sure you’re always in tune.

The FXB Pedals app is available for both Android and iOS devices and supports both wired and wireless connections on the input side. You can connect your guitar through a standard ¼ inch jack or through Bluetooth to your device. Finally, it records at 24bits/96kHz quality which is a lot better than what most phones can do without third party apps installed.

So if you want to record music with just your phone, FXB Pedals is the app for you!

How to record guitar on android phone FAQS

What is the best way to record my guitar sounds?

Firstly you need to download the app that has the features you require. For example, if you want to record vocal along with your guitar then both should ideally be recorded at the same time in the same space — this means recording both using the mic in your phone and using a separate device like USB mic or even microphone stands. You can start by downloading free apps like GuitarTuna, AudioShare, or Audacity and test them out. If they suit your needs then great; otherwise you will need to explore other options or find out how much it would cost for professional software.

Why isn’t Google Play Music sufficient for recording my guitar?

This is most likely because of the default settings on your Android device, which is to use the internal speakers as the output. You can change this in your phone’s Settings > Sound & notification > Other sounds & notifications > App notifications > Notifications by app. Make sure “Ringtone” and “System” are set to “Off”.

Can I record guitar using an external microphone with my Android device?

Yes. But you will need to install an external microphone that has analog inputs as well as digital ones such as tge Audio-Technica AT2020 or the Blue Snowball iCE Condenser Microphone to do so. You will also need an adapter for your mic, such as a TRRS Adapter or TRRS Cable for iOS devices and Windows PC respectively, since these devices have a 3.5mm input jack but not a 2.5mm one like Android devices do.

Conclusion

Depending upon your budget, there are plenty of ways to record guitar on Android. The method you choose will depend on the type of sound you are looking for, the amount of time you have, the type of interface you have, and the type of app you have installed on your device. You may also want to try out different apps to see which one works best for you.

What you need to record guitar on Android

Install Audio Recorder Pro

Record using Blue Mic

Record using Audacity

Record using AndroidStudio

Install GuitarTricks app

Record using Echoboy (Must-Try)