Want to record lectures and interviews on the go? The good news is, you don’t have to use a full-blown computer to do some basic or even moderate level of audio editing or create your own music. There are several different powerful apps for android to edit audio on day to day basis or on the go. To get you started, today, we’re going to look at some of the best audio editing applications you can try on Android.
Best Audio Editor for Android
1. Voice PRO
Voice PRO is one of the most popular apps that is filled with features. Using Voice PRO you can record your voice or music in 100 different formats with up to 320kbps bit rate and up to 48000 HZ sample rate. In fact, you can even encode the audio file in 8 or 16 bytes and register them in Mono or Stereo formats. Other features of the app include but not limited to backup and restore recording files from cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, etc., ability to add real-time background music to your recordings, mix and merge recordings in any format, ability to remove vocals, file conversion, support for encryption, call recording, ability to tag certain parts of the music, earphone control to micromanage background effects, etc.
Additionally, the app can also convert your voice records to text in 40 different languages. However, you can only unlock this ability via in-app purchase. If you are looking for a good app to record your voice or other stuff then Voice PRO is for you.
Price: Voice PRO is a completely paid app ($12.99). But, thanks to Google Play return policy, if you don’t like the app, you can still return it within 2 hours from the time of purchase.
Audio Evolution Mobile Studio’s user interface actually resembles a good audio editing software. Of all the apps in this list, Audio Evolution Mobile Studio has some of the best features that let you do some advanced audio editing. Using the included tools, you can do multitrack audio recording, perform basic actions like move, cut, trim, and remove tracks, MIDI sequencing, sample rate conversion, latency correction, ability to import and export files in different formats, create separate audio files from different audio tracks, etc. Best of all, the app has support for real-time background effects, virtual instruments, and each track in your audio file has its own controls to micromanage specific tracks as and when needed.
If you want to, you can even connect to USB audio interfaces and record/edit audio files from there. However, this feature requires additional in-app purchase.
Price: Just like Voice PRO, Audio Evolution Mobile Studio is a completely paid app. You can purchase the app directly from the Play Store for $6.99. The good thing is, there is a free trial available with limited functionality so that you can give the app a test drive before buying.
Unlike an audio editors that lets you manage and splice existing audio files, consider FL Studio more like a DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) i.e. they are more inclined towards creating new music from scratch
FL Studio Mobile lets you create and edit your own music using high-quality synthesizers, drum kits, sampler, and sliced-loop beats. If need be, you can customize the layout of the drum pads and virtual piano keyboard. Additionally, you can further manipulate your recording or music using a wide range of included effects like chorus, auto ducker, limiter, filters, delays, reverb, etc. Moreover, the app also lets you browse sample and presets while listening to the actual and proper previews. If you want to, you can even change the pitch of the samples and presets while previewing for better selection. Other options of the app include but not limited to the support for MIDI controller support, MIDI file import and export, adjustable options and settings on per instrument basis, support for exporting audio files in both MP3 and WAV formats, step sequencer, etc.
If you are looking to edit your existing music or to create your own, FL Studio Mobile is for you.
Price: The app is priced at a whopping $15.99. Additionally, you need to do in-app purchases if you want additional music content and synths. But if you don’t like in-app purchases, you can always download those files from the internet and manually add them as needed. Though the price looks a bit high, it is worth your every penny considering all the options, user-friendliness, and customizability.
Lexis Audio Editor’s user interface resembles slightly of Audacity due to its waveforms, sliders, upfront options panel, etc. Using Lexis Audio Editor you can record and edit audio files with just a few taps. Though Lexis Audio Editor is not as powerful as the above apps, it sure is helpful as long as your editing requirements are simple. i.e, you can cut, copy, and paste streams, normalize, reduce noise, delete or insert streams, trim, add fade in and fade out effects, change pitch and tempo, mix current audio file with another audio file, etc. For editing, apart from importing regular audio formats like WAV, mp3, FLAC, m4a, aac, and WMA, you can also import video formats like mp4, 3gp, and 3g2.
Lexis Audio Editor also has 10 band equalizer and composer to further customize your music or recordings. As I said, if your needs are simple then try Lexis Audio Editor and see if it fits your needs.
Price: Lexis Audio Editor is free with ads and restricts you from exporting audio files in mp3 format. You can remove these restrictions via in-app purchases.
Though the user interface looks a bit old and clunky, AudioDroid can record, edit, and mix audio files as you wish. The good thing about AudioDroid is that rather than hiding all the options within menus, it displays them up front while dividing its different features into multiple tabs. Just like with the above apps, AudioDroid can apply different effects, like flanger, reverb, echo, pitch shifting, etc. Using the built-in time shift tool, you can sync audio recordings with audio tracks. Moreover, the Karaoke effect allows you to make karaoke of your favorite song and can even be used to remove vocals from the songs. Apart from that, you can also use various predefined presets like hall reverb, bass and various types of pitches.
If you are looking for a free app to quickly edit your music files or record your own audio then AudioDroid does a pretty good job. Give it a try, it is free.
Price: AudioDroid is completely free and is supported by ads. If you want to remove the ads then you can purchase the pro version for around $2.99.
WavePad is very similar to AudioDroid in that it lets you do basic editing tasks like cut, copy, paste, trim, delete, silence selection, etc. Other than that, you can also add various effects like compress, normalize, amplify, noise reduction, etc. The good thing about WavePad is that it is very easy to use thanks to its simple and mostly clutter free user interface. However, the bad thing about WavePad is that it doesn’t support all Android devices. For instance, of the two Android devices I have, WavePad is only compatible with one of them. Other than that minor inconvenience, WavePad is a good little app.
Price: The base version of WavePad is free. It is limited in terms of features and contains ads. You can unlock individual features via in-app purchases or buy the full version for a $14.99.
Not every one of us is looking for an all-powerful audio editing app. More often than not, our need is as simple as cutting and trimming songs or other audio files. If this is all you need, then you don’t have to use heavy apps like the above ones, just use MP3 Cutter and Ringtone Maker. As you can tell from the name itself, you can use this app to cut or trim audio or music files. The app also provide a simple way to set those audio files as your ringtone with just a few taps.
Price: The app is completely free and contains ads.
That’s it for now. If you think I missed any of your favorite Android audio editing apps then comment below and share them with me.