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    Hello everyone,

    Lately, I have been working with the iPhone X S. I favor the TW Recorder for capturing sounds. I record a lot of audio for my podcast, mostly spoken dialogue. I have a lot of variety with regard to how sounds come out. I have this idea that sounds sometimes come out a bit "stuffy" and I don't know why.

    I noticed that there is a microphone on the top of the iPhone (you can't really see it) and also on the bottom (there are several holes). I usually record in my car with windows closed and I have the iPhone on the steering column.

    Would anyone who records with the iPhone have a couple of tips/tricks for improving my sound (less stuffy?) I know I've gotten decent sound out of it sometimes, and other times not. I know it is not a high tech device for sound recording, but want to squeeze the best out of it each time I can, and I figure education is the first step.

    Thanks!
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    There are actually two microphones in the iPhone. One high quality one that's used while recording videos and one lower quality one thats used for voice calls. I know this because I can't use Whatsapp audio calls because the better microphone is broken on mine, but I can still talk on the cellular phone.

    First of all you need to use a recording app that utilises the good microphone. I use "Recorder Plus" (although I can't use it without the plug-in condenser microphone I have).

    Other than that, there's not much else you can do apart from making sure the microphone port is clean and free of dirt/debris.

    My suggestion is to buy a cheap plug-in microphone and use Recorder Plus (there's a free version I believe) if you're strapped for cash.


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    Thanks for this advice. I will check it out. What you've said makes sense. I appreciate your taking the time to post.

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