React Native extension for recording audio

Usage no npm install needed!

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  import reactNativeAudioLouder from '';


Record and play back audio in your iOS or Android React Native apps.


This repository adds the loudspeaker as default speaker for iOS, and adds a callback function to prepareRecordingAtPath method


Install the npm package and link it to your project:

npm install react-native-audio-louder
react-native link react-native-audio-louder

On Android you need to add a permission to AndroidManifest.xml:

<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO" />

Running the Sample App

In the AudioExample directory:

npm install
react-native run-ios
react-native run-android


This library supports recording, basic playback and progress reporting.

NOTE: Progress reporting is iOS only for now.

To record in AAC format, at 22050 KHz in low quality mono:

import {AudioRecorder, AudioUtils} from 'react-native-audio-louder';
let audioPath = AudioUtils.DocumentDirectoryPath + '/test.aac';

AudioRecorder.prepareRecordingAtPath(audioPath, {
  SampleRate: 22050,
  Channels: 1,
  AudioQuality: "Low",
  AudioEncoding: "aac"

Cross-platform options

SampleRate: int
Channels: int
AudioQuality: string
AudioEncoding: string

Encodings supported on iOS: lpcm, ima4, aac, MAC3, MAC6, ulaw, alaw, mp1, mp2, alac Encodings supported on Android: aac, aac_eld, amr_nb, amr_wb, he_aac, vorbis

iOS-only fields

The MeteringEnabled boolean to enable audio metering.

Android-only fields

AudioEncodingBitRate: int OutputFormat: string, mpeg_4, aac_adts, amr_nb, amr_wb, three_gpp, webm

See the example for more options, including playback and callbacks. For more audio play features, check out React Native Sound

MP3 recording is not supported since the underlying platforms do not support it.

Thanks to Brent Vatne, Johannes Lumpe, Kureev Alexey, Matthew Hartman and Rakan Nimer for their assistance.

Progress tracking code borrowed from