Accessible App To Record Audio in Stereo

iOS and iPadOS

Later iPhone models like XS, XR, 11, SE 2020 now supports stereo audio recording on iOS14 without an external microphone.
Is there an accessible app that can record audio in stereo using the built-in internal microphones?
You can record video from Camera and extract audio, but I'd like to find a solution that can do the job without any extra steps.



Submitted by Alan on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Ferrite records in stereo, it's not free, toudh.

Submitted by burak on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

It does this. Make sure you select iPhone builtin stereo mic from format selection.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

I did that but for me it doesn't apepar to work. In fact It says "stereo m4a. Is that what I want?

Submitted by Trenton Matthews on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Other apps that do stereo audio recording include:

1. Just Press Record
2. Alon Dictaphone
3. Dollby On (Though I hear from some it's "for now" not true stereo.)
NB. I did ask if iOS 14 audio stereo recording will be coming to their app soon via email.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Just press record I heard is not working, plus when you hit record you lose speach completely. Not ool!

Submitted by Piotr Machacz on Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Trenton provided a good list. Just Press Record is nice if you want something really simple. I personally switched to Alon Dictaphone, which costs the same as JPR but offers tons of additional configuration, and can be configured to sync to something other than iCloud if you wish. In the context of the stereo recording discussion, it not only lets you do this but also configure what mic pattern you wish to use - portrait, or landscape left/right) which can be really handy since some phones do better than others while using different pickup patterns.

Submitted by JC on Thursday, December 17, 2020

Hi guys,

Not yet in the current version, but the next update to Audio Memos Pro will have stereo recording support. I've been in contact with the developer and the last email I received said that soon they will release an update that will allow you to record stereo audio.