Your phone is already a professional video recording device. Most flagship phones come with extremely advanced camera systems that can shoot at remarkable resolutions, with high frame-rates, and great dynamic range. That makes your phone incredibly handy if you’re a photographer or videographer… but if you’re a musician or podcaster, the phone still has its fair share of limitations. Smartphone microphones are, for the most part, pretty good, but you’ll never see a CEO talk about how impressive a phone’s microphone is during a launch event. For the most part, smartphones come with standard microphones and speakers and supporting algorithms to allow them to do a pretty good job, but there’s still work to be done to make the smartphone a professional ‘audio recording device’… and everything the smartphone lacks in the sound-hardware department, the AudioWow more than makes up for.
Designed as a portable little square that you can carry around with your phone, the AudioWow is an external sound-card that turns your phone into a professional studio for everything audio. Whether it’s recording music, podcasts, phone calls, interviews, or even transcribing recordings, the AudioWow is a device no larger than an AirPods event, that helps bring a professional edge to your recording requirements. The AudioWow brings studio-grade recording, monitoring, and editing chops to your smartphone, working wirelessly to turn your mobile phone into a mobile studio.
The AudioWow works using both hardware and software to upgrade your recording game. On the hardware front, it packs an external audio card that runs the digital signal processing and a 6mm studio-grade condenser microphone that trumps the one you’ve got built into your smartphone. The secret sauce for the AudioWow, however, lies in the app, which has more pro-features than I could possibly count. Not only does the AudioWow app let you record podcasts and interviews, it also lets you record calls. The studio-grade microphone makes a palpable difference to your audio recording, allowing you to cut background noise, add reverb and other effects, and even manage equalizer levels to get the audio you desire. This ability makes the AudioWow perfect for musicians too, turning your phone into a karaoke machine that records the music playing on your phone along with your own voice, layered on top. You can edit everything in AudioWow’s interface, adjusting levels and pitch, cutting background noise, tweaking frequencies, and even turning down the vocals on existing audio tracks to turn them into karaoke-ready tracks! This means your favorite Spotify playlist can easily be turned into karaoke-ready instrumentals with a simple click, allowing you to layer your own vocals onto songs! For people looking to use the AudioWow to produce podcasts, record interviews, or even monologues, the app comes with a speech-transcribe feature that turns voice into subtitles that you can easily use to produce well-synced videos for social as well as professional media. If your phone’s camera is good enough to replace professional videography gear, the AudioWow instantly gives you professional sound-recording gear to match too!
The pocket-sized recording and production studio comes in three variants, a wired variant that requires being connected to your phone via a USB-C or Lightning cable, a wireless variant that works with stunningly low latency over Bluetooth, and a variant built exclusively for live-streaming, allowing you to process audio in real-time as you broadcast online. The devices all come in the same compact format, and can easily be clipped to your lapel to work as dedicated microphones. A control catch on the AudioWow lets you start, pause, resume, and stop recordings, and you can even pair two AudioWow devices to the same smartphone to create a dual-mic setup that’s perfect for interviews, podcasts, or duets! Weighing a mere 15 grams (that’s the equivalent of 3 nickels), the AudioWow puts the power of an entire studio in the palm of your hand. At full capacity, it runs for a good 6 hours, giving you enough time to record even a lengthy podcast episode… with hardware and software that easily rivals bulky and expensive pro-recording setups and programs.