RØDE Microphones presents RØDE Rec LE, an introductory version of its professional audio recording app, RØDE Rec.

RØDE Rec LE gives you the opportunity to trial the core elements of RØDE Rec free of charge, with the ability to upgrade at any time to access the complete professional feature set of the full app.

New in 2.8:
• Dedicated iPad interface – view the waveform, editing and a suite of controls on the one screen
• Improved interface


• High resolution 24-bit, 44.1kHz stereo/mono recording (up to 96kHz when paired with the RØDE iXY microphone)
• Live input monitoring
• Output in multiple formats including WAV, AIFF, and CAF
• Direct publish to SoundCloud
• Upload via FTP

Upgrade to the full version of RØDE Rec to access all the features, including:

• Output in extended formats including MP3, AAC, Apple Lossless, FLAC and more
• EQ and dynamics: Compression, high/low-pass filter, and frequency cut/boost
• Preset recording profiles for a range of common situations (lecture, concert, interview and more)
• Real-time waveform and one-touch markers
• Non linear cut/copy/paste/crop
• Waveform looping
• Normalise volume and change gain levels
• Direct publish to Dropbox
• Extended SoundCloud Functionality

What’s New

Version 2.9.43

This update of RØDE Rec LE fixes a wide range of issues and bugs, including improved performance, stability and compatibility with iOS 9 and the iPhone 6s and 6 Plus.

Ratings and Reviews

1.6 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Bumble Bee Brazziere ,

A lot of issues

First and foremost digital artifacts often times. Also you have to remind yourself to keep the recording under a certain length or else you’re forced to upload them as mp3 vs. 24 bit AIFF files. When it works it’s great.

catsblackapples ,

Developers are shameless

I would give 0 stars if I could. I have written angry e-mails to Rode multiple times about the disgusting app they offer, but they don't care. Why would a support person care about anything their employer is doing? They just want to make money and go home.

So do I, by the way, but thats extremely difficult when you record audio and can't actually extract the files. You can't share files through any traditional manner. No messages, no Airdrop. If you want to e-mail a file, you'd better hope its a short file. (< 1 minute) Want to use File Sharing? Then you need to use this archaic web interface that hasn't been updated since 2008 (like the app itself)

By the way, none of these problems will be fixed in the pro version. They offer more broken ways to share files, and more broken features for you to become upset with. It is my genuine belief that some executive let his 15 y/o nephew program the app for free.

I have a 7 minute sound file paramount to my continued employment trapped inside the Rode Rec app. Too large to e-mail, and the soundcloud / file sharing features don't work. I've e-mailed Rode, I've messaged them on Twitter, and have heard nothing back, because of course I haven't. There is nothing I could do, except not have recorded the file in such an embarrassingly terrible piece of software. RIP, I guess.

Don't make the mistake I made. Do business with Rode's competitors like Samson or Yeti.

HalfGlassFull ,

No updates forever - UI badly needs an overhaul

I’d like to give this 5* and probably would have when I first bought it. However it’s been a “few years” since then and there have been no significant upgrades in capability or in UI.
From my use: it’s torturous to get a recording set up - yes, I know about presets - the sharing of the asset is looking as old as AOL and most times, frankly, it doesn’t work.
However, when the planets are aligned correctly, this app really works very well. Close to excellent. But time moves on and I’m finding I’m using the audio capabilities of FilmicPro more than I am of Rode Rec.


18.1 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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