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The Recording Setup App is a cross-platform application aimed at audio engineers that helps in the planning, setup and archiving of recording sessions.

The Recording Setup App is designed to replace the pen and paper method of the preproduction stage, and instead allow users to virtually drag and drop images of microphones over instruments, automatically creating a table for each instrument with its respective microphones.

The tables and microphone placements, along with accompanying notes and the list of microphones, can then be exported and used as a reference to set up the recording session.

The application also provides a consistent archiving system across all the recording sessions with a well-organized folder that contains all the exported files which can later be accessed for referential purposes.


  • Build your virtual microphone locker from images of microphones and use them in the app.
  • Drag and drop microphones over instruments and automatically create a table for each instrument with its respective microphones.
  • Export images of your setup.
  • Input your microphones' specifications and access them all at a glance.
  • Automatically create a list of the selected microphones and export it as a text file.
  • Use the notepad to take accompanying notes and join them to the session's log.
  • Reproduce the labelling of your physical recording setup for quicker, error-free patching.
  • Customize almost anything to suit the actual configuration of any session.
  • Get a visual indication of when phantom power is required.
  • Save your progress or template and access it on any device when you need it.
  • Two audio engineering calculations tools are included: a delay time calculator and a milliseconds-to-samples converter.

The story behind the app

Being a freelance recording and mixing engineer myself, this all started as a simple idea: I used to create a photomontage of the microphones I planned to use over the instruments I had to record for the next session. That way I had a good-looking and self-explanatory picture on my phone that I could use as a reference – instead of my usual scribbles and loose sheets.

My passion for audio engineering combined with my growing interest for programming led over time to a more ambitious project: building the virtual pocketknife of audio engineers.

The first version of The Recording Setup App has now been released, but many new features are already in the works to eventually offer a complete set of tools aimed at every stage of the music production process.


Version and release date

Version 1.0 released in September 2020.

Editions and pricing

The application is available in two editions:

  • The Full Edition is a one-time purchase that includes all the future app updates and new features. It is available for $49.99 (49.99€).
  • The Lite Edition is a free, fully functional version with limited functionality. It includes four microphones to get up and running right away.
  • Refer to the comparison table to check the differences between the two editions.

Platform availability, system requirements & app store listings

The app is available for computers, phones, and tablets on the four following platforms:

  • Windows (Windows 10)
    Microsoft Store listing: Full | Lite
  • macOS (OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and later)
    Mac App Store listing: Full | Lite
  • iOS (iOS 11.0 and later)
    App Store listing: Full | Lite
  • Android (Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and later)
    Google Play listing: Full | Lite



The works of authorship, including but not limited to, all design, text, logos, images, and videos, are owned, except as otherwise stated, by THE RECORDING SETUP APP.

Copyright © 2020 The Recording Setup App. All rights reserved.

The microphones featured in the promotional materials are the sole property of their respective trademark owners as listed below:

  • AKG – © Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    C12 VR, C414 XLII, C451 B, D112
  • Beyerdynamic – © beyerdynamic GmbH & Co. KG
    M 160
  • Coles Electroacoustics – © Coles Electroacoustics Ltd
  • Electro-Voice – © Bosch Security Systems
  • Neumann – © Georg Neumann GmbH
    U 47 fet, U 67, U 87
  • Rode – © RØDE Microphones
  • Royer Labs – © Royer Labs
  • Sennheiser – © Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG
    e 906, MD 421 II, MD 441 U
  • Shure – © Shure Incorporated
    Beta 52A, SM7B, SM57, SM58
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