Android : Stereo recorder for Samsung Note 2

I have been searching for a tool that can record in stereo on the Note 2 from Samsung. This seems to be a rare feature giving developers some difficulties to efficiently implement. Especially because the Note 2 uses two separate microphones for stereo recordings.

The Samsung Note 2 (and maybe also the S3, I’m not sure) has two microphones, one on the front and another on the back. If you record video, the source of the sound is comming from both these microphones, so giving you stereo sound. But most (if not all) of sound recording apps will allow you to select one of them, both not both. Even though they advertise to be able to record in stereo, they will not allow you to bind the front mic to the right channel and the back mic to the left.

Until I found Easy Voice Recorder. ( pro version ).


By using the “Sound input source” in the settings and selecting Camcorder microphone, the app will actually record in stereo using both microphones of your phone. The pro version gives you some extra features, worthwhile. You can choose bitrate and filetype, though mp3 is not supported — it uses AAC for compressed files.

Please post any comments or questions in the comment section below.

4 thoughts on “Android : Stereo recorder for Samsung Note 2

  1. Brian B

    Nope. I have a T-Mobile Note 2 and this app, along with all others, only records mono no matter what settings you select . I am using Android 4.1.2.

    1. walter Post author

      Check if “stereo” is selected at settings, then recording : (And make sure the Microphone you use is Camcorder).

      PS: At first I also thought it was never working, until I recorded a YouTube video. To my surprise it was stereo, so I then knew it was possible.

  2. inablackout

    I am looking for a way to decrease mic level input for the camcorder on my note 2. Any ideas as to how this can be done or where to look for an app?

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