Ideally musicians would prefer recording inside of a recording studio with more professional grade equipment and software, where one of the benefits of a studio is that usually it is better insulated in terms of sound. However according to a report from TechCrunch, Dolby is working on a mobile recording app codenamed “234” that will make recording on the go easier.
Now there are plenty of mobile recording apps already available, and most phones do come with a basic voice recorder app. However one of the differences between such apps and Dolby’s app is that Dolby’s app will be smart enough to measure background noise and nullify it during the recording process.
What this means is that if you’re recording in a less than ideal location where there might be the sound of your fan, air-conditioner, or traffic, in theory Dolby’s app should be able to pick up on those sounds to cancel them out, like you would in noise-cancelling headphones. Users will also be able to enhance their recordings with various audio effects.
Dolby has refused to comment on TechCrunch’s report, but the publication does point at certain evidence like a website where users can sign up to beta test it (it has since been deactivated). It sounds like an interesting app but how well it can actually perform remains to be seen.