RecForge II Pro - Audio Record

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About this app

RecForge II is an Android dictaphone and editor to record, convert, play, edit, and share your recordings in most popular audio codecs

Main features :
• Highly customizable recorder (codec, samplerate, bitrate, mono / stereo)
• Use external microphone (RODE, iRig, ...)
• Disable AGC (Automatic Gain Control)
• Manual gain adjustment
• Skip silences
• Schedule recording
• extract sound stream from videos
• Music speed changer : Adjust tempo, pitch, playing rate
• Loop on playing selection

Recording :
• Recorder for sound, voice, note, dictation, rehearsal, meeting, lecture, music learning, EVP, studio recording, ... in mp3, m4a, ogg, wma, opus, flac and wav codec
• Real-time monitoring (live audio spectrum analyzer)
• Use front, rear or external microphone (TRRS adapter, RODE SC6, iRig Mic, iRig Cast, iRig Pre or RODE smartLav)
• Skip silences
• Disable AGC (Automatic Gain Control) for better quality
• Schedule a date to start the recorder
• Record in background
• Control the recorder from the notification bar

Playing :
• Loop for memorization, actor lines, bible memory, recitations, ...
• Visualize stereo audio signal (audio spectrum analyzer)
• Music speed changer : Time stretching with playing rate, pitch and tempo adjustment (to practice an instrument or transcribe lecture, ...)

Editing :
• Convert your dictation to mp3, m4a, ogg, wma, opus, flac and wav with all possible settings : samplerate, bitrate, mono / stereo, ...
• Extract sound stream from video
• Edit your recordings (cut or crop to keep only interesting parts – concatenate or merge to make basic arrangements) for ringtones, commentary, ...
• Tag your recording and edit metadata
• Change music speed (tempo, pitch and rate) and save as a new file

Others :
• Play, record, pause / resume, loop, convert, edit, concatenate, merge, time strecth, adjust pitch, tempo and playing rate
• Send your dictation to cloud storage services or share your recordings with your friends by mail, SoundCloud, WhatsApp ...
• Manage and organize your files with folders (rename, delete, copy, move)
• Sort recordings by date, name and size
• Save sounds to android media library
• 4 widgets (one click recorder)
• Material design UI

Supported audio formats :
• samplerate from 8 to 48kHz
• encoding codec : mp3, m4a, ogg, wma, opus, flac, speex and wav
• decoding codec : mp3, ogg, wav, wma, flac, opus, speex, m4a, m2a, mp2, aac, m4v, mp4, mka, mkv, ac3, eac3, amr, 3gp, 3g2, avi, mov, asf, ogv, .wmv, .flv, .f4v, .webm
• bitrate from 32 to 320 kbps
• mono / mono x2 / stereo (cf FAQ)
• 16bits


You can find more details about settings (external microphone, AGC, manual gain, loop, skip silences, stereo, ...) in the FAQ :

If the app force closes after an install or upgrade, check that a Cleaner or a task killer is not running or create an exception for RecForge (you can also check this site :

If there are any problems, please contact us and we will troubleshoot the problem together

★★★★★ We would be very grateful if you could spend some time to rate RecForge on Google Play


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Permission details :
• Storage : Save recordings to your external storage
• Microphone : Record sound from your (external) microphone
Updated on
Aug 8, 2019

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
This app may collect these data types
Audio, App activity, and App info and performance
Data isn’t encrypted
Data can’t be deleted
932 reviews
A Google user
January 29, 2019
This used to be a great app -- lots of features and control with an intuitive interface. But it seems the developer has net kept up with Android OS updates and (in contrast to the past) has become unresponsive to feedback. Some things that no longer work: writing to a "public" area on an external SD card (the developer had a fix that worked on Android 5-7 but is broken on Android 9 (Pie), though many other apps, including recording apps, have been able to implement this successfully; and "disable AGC" (a setting that is important for high-quality music recording) results in disabling stereo recording. Also the "disable AGC" option has never been available for "back microphone" and "default" Source options; I've written to the developer about this (and writing to SD card) but gotten no response.
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May 12, 2019
Hi, Thank you for this long feedback. I worked on the external SDCard problem, but for many reasons, there is no easy solution (using the Android file management break a lot of features with ffmpeg). For the stereo problem with AGC disabled, I have to look at it again. It works well with my testing devices (Oneplus 6T, S5, ...) regards,
A Google user
September 10, 2019
I am extremely happy with RecForge II PRO. It turns my phone into a high quality digital audio recorder -- the kind of recorder that usually costs hundreds of dollars. The app produces recordings that have excellent sound quality and the app is easy to use. The app can record in the background while other apps are active. It can make extremely long recordings. The app has MANY other great features including waveform display, preview mode, timers, markers, audio-editing, skip silences, etc.
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Brad Walker
November 25, 2020
Works well but I can't get the widget to work for quick recording. I use the app to record wildlife and I want to be able to record quickly without opening the app, but the widgets just make blank recordings where nothing happens. I'm not sure what settings I'm supposed to have enabled, but the app records fine if I open it up and do it manually. I'm using a Google Pixel 3.
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What's new

- Update libs to more recent versions : ffmpeg, libOpus, fdk-aac, libiconv and soundtouch
- NDK r20 build
- Crash reporting for NDK
- Bug fix