Dolby On: Record Audio & Video

Last modified
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Description of App

Dolby On is the only free recording app for audio and video with AMAZING Dolby sound. With one tap, record songs and videos with advanced audio processing technology so that you can sound your best wherever you are, and when it matters most -- in the moment.


Effortlessly record live sound and videos with a suite of automatic studio effects. When you’re ready, share your creations with your fans on your favorite social channels, send to collaborators via text message or email, upload directly to SoundCloud, export lossless audio, or even livestream right to Facebook; all with spectacular sound in a simple audio recorder

Creativity doesn’t happen on a schedule. With Dolby On, you won’t need to choose between recording quickly or with quality ever again.


• Capture ideas and demo recordings for yourself or to share with your collaborators. Record your voice memos and music memos with amazing sound in a simple recording app!
• Document rehearsals or the gig for your archive with audio and video recordings.
• Grab great sounds and inspirations in the field to sample in your next music creation. Select lossless audio for even better sound quality.
• Record high quality shareable audio video content for your fans.


We’ve used five decades worth of innovative sensory science to give you one powerful audio video app that automatically gives your music recordings or videos incredible sound — you won’t believe you recorded it using just your phone. Advanced Dolby audio processing takes care of the sound quality, so you can focus on the fun part: playing music.


• Clears up the sound with noise reduction, de-essing, and a fade in/out: record music and voice.
• Shapes the sound with Dolby’s unique dynamic EQ and stereo widening for tone and space.
• Boosts fullness with compression and pro limiting designed for live sound to achieve ideal loudness.
• Optimizes the sound for popular music platforms, Facebook live streaming, and other social media.
• Record and export in lossless audio.


• Customize your audio and video recording with audio effects and audio editor.
• Six custom-designed, unique sound styles to apply to your music recording — like photography filters for audio, Styles are professionally designed sound presets based on analyzing thousands of songs.
• Fine-tuned treble and bass control to bring out the highs and lows, or to minimize them. You have a free music studio in your pocket!
• Use the free audio editor to trim the recording to edit out slow starts and stops.
• Animated cover art so that you can share your audio tracks directly to social media or SoundCloud.
• Use your favorite external mic with our recording app to color your sound even more.


• Share voice or music recordings to fans directly to Soundcloud, Instagram, and Facebook.
• Livestream to Facebook with amazing sound quality.
• Send ideas, demo’s, rehearsal and show recordings directly to your band and collaborators via text message or email.
• Export your recordings and videos for additional editing: take your ideas into your favorite audio editor (DAW) or video editor.

Dolby On is with you to capture, nurture, and realize your music creativity: with incredible sound quality, anytime, and anywhere.



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support


iOS Version


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Accessibility Comments

totally accessible! As of version 1.1.0, Dolby On is now enabled with the VoiceOver accessibility feature to improve usability for the visually impaired.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

The sound quality is simple enough to edit, you can even share the recorded sound with your friends via email, text message, etc. You can even LiveStream right from within the app.

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2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Bobcat 10 months 1 week ago



Submitted by KE7ZUM on Monday, October 7, 2019

Can this thing use both mics on the ios device at least for audio? I'm guessing not as I don't think that part of the API is open.

Take care

Submitted by tunmi13 on Monday, October 7, 2019

My iPhone 6S has a mic on the bottom left next to the headphone jack, then one next to the earpiece, then one on the back next to the camera.
I'm guessing the back one is used for video and the bottom left one for audio, but I can't be sure.

Submitted by tunmi13 on Monday, October 7, 2019

They were right, the quality is great! I'll definitely start recording podcasts with this thing.

Submitted by Gerardo on Monday, October 7, 2019

I’m teribly disappointed! It’s not available here in Mexico! What needs to happen for it to become available not only here, but in the rest of Latin America?I was really looking forward to giving it a go! Since I colavorate on several blindness podcast online.

Submitted by Unregistered User (not verified) on Monday, October 7, 2019

The sound is amazing

If this app is not available in your country, you can consider creating another Apple ID for the United States. The last time I checked, you're not limited to your location. All you have to do is fill out the application for another Apple ID using information from a public place in America. As long as you're not buying anything from the App Store directly, and you only want to download free applications, this can totally work for you. If you can get your hands on iTunes gift cards for America, you could use that as a payment method in the future. The only thing is that you would have to switch accounts, but that shouldn't really be much of an issue. also, I realize that when creating new accounts, sometimes it's better if you go to the iTunes Store on your mobile device rather than the App Store directly, because the non-payment method doesn't always show up when using the App Store method.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Monday, October 7, 2019

I don't get it. The iphone mics suck, but most recording apps preach high quality. Not with a mic that has a cut off of around maybe 4 or 5 k. Yuck. Plus I don't think this or any other app takes advantage of the 2 mics for stereo recording which is a shame. Maybe one day.

Submitted by jcdjmac (not verified) on Monday, October 7, 2019

Hi all,
thanks for your comments on this app. Glad you found it useful. here are some of the answers to the questions.
First, it works with the bottom mic on the iPhone as of right now. In order to experience the dolby sound, one must wear headphones, or earphones, to experience the dolby sound.
next, to the previous poster, I'm sorry to here that it's not available in your country, but maybe like what the other user said you can creat a new Apple ID for the US, then you can download the app. All in all, they, meaning the developers will continue to update the app with further accessibility fixes and enhancements. however, they are willing to take feature suggestions. you can do it from within the app, and it will open up the native mail app. or you can send them an email to:
they always take your feedback and pass it onto the development team for future updates.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Monday, October 7, 2019

Okay not available in Sweden either. This sucks because the app seems really great, but not great enough for me to actually create an US Apple ID just to get the app.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

By the way, this is not true stereo. If you remember where thigns were, it is kind of a sudo stereo, not my cup of tea, but maybe one day this might use both mics if apple would allow that.

Submitted by Jason on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

This app really records well. The sound quality is excelent and works with VO. I do have a question. My recordings pick up VO when I stop recording. How do I pause VO but yet get my iPhone to stop recording? I've had an iPhone since 2016 but have never tried to record audio with it. I've used my Victor Reader or my Olympus.

Submitted by jcdjmac (not verified) on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Hi Jason,
Glad you enjoyed it. here's my reply to your question. if you turn off speech, and have sounds turned on, make sure you stay on the stop recording button and don't move focus away from it. you can also wear earphones to avoid VoiceOver from bleeding into the recording. also, their's a switch to go from video to audio. it'll say switch to video, or audio, what ever comes first. hope that answered your question.

Submitted by tunmi13 on Wednesday, October 9, 2019

What I do is record VO then later import into Hokusai and trim it.

Submitted by Victor Tsaran on Monday, December 2, 2019

It’s great for turning mono recordings into something much better sounding! Of course, until Apple relaxes the use of stereo mics, this is the best the app can do!
Needless to say, huge thanks to the team for making the app accessible!

Submitted by Rammland on Monday, December 9, 2019

I got excited about this app and decided to try and use it myself. Then I discovered that it’s not available in the UK! I wish this had been mentioned on the AppleVis site then I could’ve saved some time.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Saturday, April 4, 2020

I don't know if it is because of the headphones or the app but it records VO.

Submitted by Macky on Sunday, April 5, 2020

This app is fantastic. Regarding avoiding getting VoiceOver on your recordings, flick to the record button, mute VoiceOver with a three finger double tap, double tap with one finger to start the recording as the VO cursor is on record, then when you are finished you can use the two finger double tap to stop the recording. Sorted. Delighted this app is now available in the UK. Thanks to the developers for their work on accessibility, it's perfect.

Submitted by Trenton Matthews on Sunday, April 5, 2020

IOS Release Notes

Apr 2, 2020Version 1.5
Now bringing you more ways to reach your audience:

Stream to Twitch on iPhone
-Gigs canceled? Take the show live by streaming directly from Dolby On to your Twitch account. We’re psyched to bring you this feature while so many artists are in need of easy-to-use livestreaming technologies. We’ll continue to develop and improve livestreaming opportunities in later releases.
Improved iPad support -We've optimized Dolby On for iPad, giving you more ways to bring amazing sounding recording into your workflow.
No noise is good noise - Some folks complained of a swishing noise on the last release so we had our audio engineers investigate and *poof* problem solved. Feel free to crank it up!

PlayStore URL/Release Notes…

March 26, 2020

Welcome to the party! Dolby On has graduated from Early Access to a full public version in India and the U.S. We’ve gone global - now available worldwide as Early Access. Also new: Post directly to Facebook & Instagram; with just one tap you can share with your adoring fans, followers, and fellow musicians. Export in Lossless (.wav). Export high-quality .wav files to make sure every nuance is heard. We’ve added the Google TalkBack feature to help visually impaired users interact with the app.

Submitted by Bobcat on Monday, September 21, 2020

I already love this app. I've only used it for a few minutes and I just love the way it improves my voice. It's also so easy to use. One of the best blind friendly apps I've ever used.
Just a note about tools::;You can change sound by using different features under tools. To adjust the value of a tool select the tool you want then activate it. switching focussed to the tool doesn't activate it so you need to double tap with voiceover once to select it then double tap again to open the intensity screen.I happen to be using a $20 pair of Panasonic earbuds with remote and Mike. It does an awfully good job boosting the level of The microphone.

Submitted by Mathus on Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Does someone manage to stream public to Facebook? Even if my setting is public, it only streams to me only and I have to change the privacy settings afterwards to public in Facebook for the live post.
Great app!!

Submitted by Kostas Theodoropoulos on Wednesday, September 23, 2020

I have a iPhone xr. Is it possible to record stereo?