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Dolby On app promises to improve audio recording on your phone

Dolby On app promises improved audio recording on your phone
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More and more, phones are being used to capture video and audio in content creation. But getting high-quality results straight from a phone’s recording isn’t always easy – and that's where the free Dolby On tool comes in.

The Dolby On app – now available for Android and iOS devices, downloadable from the Play Store and App Store – is designed to record or livestream audio and video in a higher quality than what a phone's native camera app is capable of.

Sadly we aren't talking any Dolby Atmos wizardry here but rather a method to enhance and clean up recordings – which should be of some value to anyone looking to create quality content for free. 

It does this by automatically reducing background noise, optimising volume, widening the stereo effect, and applying (an adjustable) EQ. There’s also the option to customise sound with six preset styles. Users can toggle the Dolby button on/off to hear the difference these automatic adjustments make, too. You can hear a demo here.

From today, the iOS version is integrated with Twitch to allow users to livestream to the platform.

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Becky is Hi-Fi and Audio editor of What Hi-Fi?, and has been part of the team for almost eight years, with her current position preceded by roles as a staff writer and news editor. During that time she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching horror movies and hunting for gluten-free cake.