Smartphones offer us a simple and flexible way of recording and editing broadcast-quality audio.
But there are some basic rules to making the most of the apps most smartphones are supplied with – like remembering to divert calls before starting to record and avoiding talking directly into the microphone as this will distort the sound.
Always hold the phone to the side or slightly below the chin to record voice tracks or interviews. Avoid talking directly into the microphone as it will distort the sound quality
BBC journalists are recording and editing packages for radio and TV and broadcasting live from location. This link to The College of Journalism, part of the BBC Academy, you can hear Marc Settle, the BBC’s smartphone trainer, shares his advice on how to record, edit and share great audio.