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Monday, November 24, 2014

iTrack Pocket

Posted by Mikers On September - 30 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

From the masterminds at Focusrite comes this natty little gadget designed to take the hassle out of video recording yourself performing live, and getting decent sound in the process!

 

9999-16068-2iTrack Pocket is a portable, high quality stereo microphone and guitar input that lets you create and share exceptional videos using your iPhone.

Designed for singer-songwriters who want their YouTube videos to sound as great as they look, it lets you easily apply mastering effects and share directly to YouTube with outstanding quality your subscribers will love.

Key Features

Built for YouTube Performers

Simply connect your iPhone, choose some effects, press record and edit in seconds. Your finished performance will be automatically mastered and uploaded to YouTube with outstanding quality.

Instant HD Recording

Look and sound amazing on YouTube, by recording your performance in HD video with high quality stereo audio.

Designed for Singer-Songwriters

The stereo microphone captures clear, detailed recordings of your performance: vocals, guitar, piano or any other instrument.

Great Guitar Sound

The dedicated guitar input and included amp simulation makes it easy to record amazing sounding guitar at the touch of a button.

Take It Anywhere

Fits in your pocket, powered by your iPhone and designed to sound great in any situation, so you can use it wherever you take your phone.

Officially for iPhone

Approved by Apple, so you can connect to any lightning compatible iPhone with the Lightning cable included. Officially supports iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S.

Grab more details here – http://global.focusrite.com/ios-audio-interfaces/itrack-pocket#key-features

 

iRig Mic Field

Posted by Mikers On September - 30 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Audio-video stereo field microphone for Lightning-compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices

iRig Mic Field audio recording

Make mobile audio and video recordings on the go with
Hollywood-style stereo sound

Now anyone can make high-quality stereo recordings while on the move: Introducing iRig Mic Field, the pocket-sized digital stereo microphone for Apple’s range of Lightning-compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.

Designed to be used for both video and audio recordings, it features a patent-pending rotatable enclosure that you can easily position for the best stereo image in both landscape and portrait orientations. Now you can capture pristine sound no matter whether you’re recording a rehearsal or a concert, capturing audio for videography, acquiring audio for a music project, recording instruments while on the move, saving a lecture or speech or creating your next viral video hit — iRig Mic Field lets you create accurate and faithful field recordings in any imaginable context.

iRig Mic Field’s combines high-quality components and unparalleled portability with a unique form factor. iRig Mic Field packs a 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter, a 44.1/48 kHz sampling rate, a 115 dB maximum SPL rating and a low-noise/high-definition pre-amp into an enclosure that’s small enough to slip easily into your pocket. Now you can get that Hollywood-style stereo sound anytime and anywhere, and you can get it in a mic that’s half the price of comparable microphones that cost and weigh twice as much and lack the flexibility of audio and video support.

And with iRig Mic Field you’ll be able to record right out of the box thanks to its powerful included iRig Recorder Free app (version 2 is coming soon). It’s the easy way to record, edit and process stereo audio while in the field. And as if that wasn’t enough, iRig Mic Field is compatible with all Core iOS Audio and Video apps including GarageBand, Voice Memo, Camera and iMovie as well as all your favorite social media video apps and services.


Features:

  • Digital stereo field-recording mic that connects to iOS devices via the Lightning port
  • Lightweight and pocketable design
  • Rotates 90° for optimal audio/video positioning and locks in place with comfortable to use controls
  • Great for music recording, video shoots or any field recording application
  • Integrated headphone output for immediate real-time audio monitoring
  • Gain control and multicolor LED indicator for easy and accurate level adjustion
  • 2 high-quality cardioid electret condenser capsules
  • 24-bit, 44.1 – 48 kHz A/D conversion
  • Elegant design with black finish

Narrator Video Edition

Posted by Mikers On September - 23 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (7)Narrator is the simple way for journalists, DJ’s, public speakers and business men to record, splice and piece together narrations, voiceovers or dictated notes. Compositions can be exported as audio or spliced together with existing video footage.

Key Features

Record and Playback up to 8 tracks of audio (16 with In-App).
Import .MP4 or .MOV videos from file or your Camera Roll.
Import audio backing tracks from your iPod music library.
Built in audio editor for creating cuts, fades, or applying effects.
Trim and Cross Fade facilities.
Built in 16 channel mixer with volume, pan and 3 Band EQ per channel.
Real time effects such as reverb, chorus, and delay are available.
Audio Ducking of music and video soundtracks.
Ability to manually control volume, pan and effects in real time.
Create both time or music based projects.
Project Overview feature.
Multiple Takes.

Share files to DropBox, Soundcloud, Email and other applications.
Support AudioBus and Inter-App Audio.
Supports the Pasteboard for copying audio between applications.
Extensive list of additional effects available for In-App purchase.
Supports FTP, WebDAV and iTunes File Sharing.

Duplicate, Replicate and Clone clip functions.

Narrator Video Edition (AppStore Link) Narrator Video Edition
Developer: Limelight Software
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

TapeRecord

Posted by Mikers On September - 23 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480TapeRecord is a simple and unique recording experience. An homage to the days of reel-to-reel recording, TapeRecord allows you to record or import audio clips from any source and cut, paste and reassemble them to create new and unique audio pieces.

Sing along over your favorite song or instrumental, add some beats on top your guitar session or simply record the sounds that surround you, TapeRecord can fulfil all you audio recording needs and add a lot of fun on top!

TapeRecord also allows you to share your recording creations with your friends via SoundCloud, DropBox and Facebook.

Featuring:

– Record audio on-the-go directly to your device.
– Use the built-in-microphone or an external one
– Unlimited recording time (dependent on available space on your device).
– Mix new audio on top of existing audio.
– Add time-coded text notes to your recording.
– Playback at any speed or direction (including backwards).
– Record and combine audio at different speeds.
– Microphone and Tape FXs, such as: reverb, delay, compressor, equalizer, stereo balance.
– Cut, Copy and Paste audio clips from different sources.
– Upload audio files of any standard format (through iTunes File Share).
– Import songs and audio from your device’s local iTunes library.
– Share your recordings with SoundCloud, DropBox and Facebook.
– Built-in Metronome

TapeRecord (AppStore Link) TapeRecord
Developer: Sergio Santos
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Roadcast

Posted by Mikers On September - 15 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568Turn your iPhone into a professional field recorder!


Record high quality audio files and upload them immediately. Keep track of your recordings with the Roadcast organizer.

+ Reliable recorder for radio reporters and powerful dictaphone.

+ Multiple audio formats: WAV, MP3 or AAC.

+ Various quality settings to configure the bitrate etc.

+ Supported export services: Dropbox, Soundcload, FTP, E-Mail.

+ Beautiful waveform with zoom capability.

+ Simple VU meter with gain slider.

+ Clean design: The simple user interface makes Roadcast easy and fun to use.

+ Sophisticated upload manager allows multiple uploads simultaneously. New files can be recorded even when uploads are in progress.

+ Powerful organizer to manage recordings.

+ Auto Naming: Custom file name patterns can be set for the file export.

+ Works with your iPhone’s internal and external microphones. Optimized for the USB microphones RØDE iXY, TASCAM iM2/iM2x and many more.

+ Visual warning when limited memory is available showing the remaining recording time.

+ Roadcast continues recording even when running in the background or when the screen is switched off.

Roadcast (AppStore Link) Roadcast
Developer: Mischa Hildebrand
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

MixPad Free Music Mixer

Posted by Mikers On August - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

If you’re not sure if you want to drop money on the Master’s edition of MixPad, try out this free version first!

screen480x480 (12)MixPad is a free multi-track recording and mixing software. You can access all the power of professional recording and mixing equipment through a single platform that streamlines the process and makes mixing a breeze.

Mixing Software Features:

• Mix an unlimited number of music, vocal and audio tracks
• Record single or multiple tracks simultaneously
• Load any audio file; more supported formats than any other mixer
• Add audio effects including EQ, compression, reverb and more
• Includes a royalty-free sound effect and music library with hundreds of clips to use in your productions
• Supports sample rates from 6 kHz to 96 kHz
• Export at all popular bit depths up to 32 bits floating point audio
• Mix to mp3 and several other file formats
• Save in any file type you need, from studio quality wav files to high compression formats for sharing online

 

MixPad Music Mixer Free (AppStore Link) MixPad Music Mixer Free
Developer: NCH Software
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here
MixPad Master's Edition (AppStore Link) MixPad Master's Edition
Developer: NCH Software
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

Meteor Lite Multitrack Recorder

Posted by Mikers On August - 3 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Some 3 years after it first appeared as the pioneering multitrack DAW for iPad, Meteor, has gone down the same path as Auria and now offers a ‘lite’ version with some scaled back features by default. This keeps the asking price down, and should you happen to need things like MIDI support and audio editing, you can still access these features through optional in app purchases. Read on for a refresher on what this full scale DAW offers –

screen480x480 (10)Meteor is a digital multi-track recorder DAW designed specifically for the iPad, featuring up to 32 high quality audio or MIDI tracks, complete with built in Mixer and Multi-FX Processor. 

Key Features: 
•Record up to 12 tracks (upgradable to 32) of CD quality audio. 
•CoreMidi Compatible. 
•Multi-Effects Processor. 
•Integrated 32 channel Mixer with 3 Band EQ per channel. 
•Supports up to 24 Inputs and Outputs 
•Midi Editor (In-App) Edit MIDI Note and Controllers 
•Virtual Instruments. 
•Sound Cloud, DropBox, and Copy & Paste Support. 
•AudioBus Support. 
•Apple Inter App Audio (IAA). 
•Import & Export Midi Files (In-App Required). 
•MIDI Clock Sync with External Hardware. 
•Integrated Sample Editor. 
•3 Insert Effects Per Track. 
•3 Global Send Effect Busses 
•Insert Effect and Virtual Instrument Freeze facility to reduce CPU load. 
•Record Effects & Record Monitor 
•Mixer and Effect Automation 
•Metronome 
•Stereo Mixdown / Bounce Facility 
•Import samples and iPod songs. 
•Export to compressed CAF, M4A and WAV formats 
•Automatic Delay Compensation 
•In-App Purchases through the Online Shop found in the Help Menu 

Editor features include cut, copy, paste, fade in/out. clear, reverse, gain, normalize, remove DC offset, time stretch, pitch shift and basic auto tune. 

Effects include digital delay, chorus / flanger, reverb, graphic equalizer, auto tune, noise gate, tremelo, tone boost, distortion and many more. 

The Mixer and effect levels can be fully automated using definable controller tracks. 

Great tool for journalists, With The Video Import In-App you can import a video and Edit, Create and Export the Video and Soundtrack. Great for reporting on the go. 

Supports up to 32 tracks on a 4th generation iPad (or later), 24 tracks on a 2nd or 3rd generation when used in conjunction with the In-App 12-32 Track Upgrade. 

NOTE: This version of Meteor does does not include MIDI support, the WAVE Editor, or simultaneous multi-track recording which are available in the full version. You can however purchase these as In-Apps to give the same functionality of its bigger brother.

Meteor Lite Multitrack Recorder (AppStore Link) Meteor Lite Multitrack Recorder
Developer: Limelight Software
Rated: 4+
Price: $8.99 Download Here

Alesis iO Mix

Posted by Mikers On August - 3 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

iomix_leftangle_1200x750_lgTransform your iPad into an on-the-go multi-track recording studio.

 

More than just a mixer, the Alesis iO MIX is a four-channel audio interface that delivers safe and secure iPad integration. Together, your iPad and iO MIX serve up a totally integrated recording studio that can accompany you down the street—or around the world. Simply slide in your iPad, attach the 30-pin or Lightning dock connector, and lift the hinged door into position. Your iPad is now safe and secure in a road-ready package that offers unlimited access to the multi-touch screen. Load up your iPad with any compatible Core Audio app—including GarageBand—and your studio is open for business.

 

Key Features:

  • Record up to four channels at once—individually, or as a stereo mix
  • 4 mixer channels; each with pan, level, peak LED indicator, plus Hi and Lo EQ
  • The multi-touch color iPad display provides extensive control
  • 4 XLR+1/4″ combo inputs feature low-cut filters and gain controls
  • Phantom power, switchable for use with condenser microphones
  • Guitar/line level switch on Channel 1 allows direct guitar or bass recording
  • Main stereo outputs with level control; headphone output with separate level
  • Direct mode for latency-free input monitoring while recording
  • Core Audio-compliant: works with virtually any audio app in the App Store
  • Hinged door completely encloses and protects your iPad
  • Power supply also charges your iPad

Includes:

  • iO Mix
  • Power supply
  • Apple 30-pin dock connector
  • Apple Lightning dock connector
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual

For more details on pricing and availability – https://www.alesis.com/io-mix

 

Arapolarmic

Posted by Mikers On July - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

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I am totally blow away by this new app! It may not be affordable for everyone, but if you work with microphones in a professional studio/live stage environment on a daily basis, this would surely be an indespensible tool!… If you’ve purchased it, I’d love to hear your thoughts on how the app runs and what are the pros and cons…..Read on for the official blurb -

Arapolarmic is an innovative tool for the professional audio industry for monitoring the directivity of microphones and have a database with its technical characteristics (miclibrary) always with you. 

Arapolarmic makes possible for the first time the visualization of the microphone and its polar pattern, integrated within its audio environment (microphone set and sound sources) using Augmented Reality technology, providing visual reinforcement in making decisions for positioning of microphones on any set.

Arapolarmic shows the polar pattern of the microphone models that are included in the miclibrary of your device in real time. The position and orientation of the microphone is captured through the camera of your iPad, which is then overlapped over its polar pattern, allowing the user to view through the screen its orientation and position. This feature permits the user to see immediately the polar pattern of the microphone relative to the sound sources.

It is a very useful tool for teaching audio, recording studios, microphone sales, sound engineers, music producers, musicians…

The system integrates a database with a library of microphones. The data sheet of each microphone’s model is quickly available without an internet connection. The fast access to the data makes Arapolarmic a reference tool for querying the technical specifications of professional microphones.

The new versions, also improve recognition system computer vision system, will include new features and new microphone models, also the most requested by users Arapolarmic, expanding the library of microphones and, therefore, the tool.

Requirements of the computer vision system:
Lighting:
- It is recommended to work with indirect or diffused light. 
- The system operates under variable lighting conditions (cold, warm, strong, faint…) but a certain amount of light is necessary for the camera to detect the microphone. 
- Avoid working under backlight conditions.
- Direct light to some microphone’s body models might cause reflections that could confuse the computer vision system (CVS). 
- Conditions of fluorescent flashing light might cause less reliable tracking process (CVS). In this case, enhancing of the lighting conditions might improve the process.

Matching process
- Arapolarmic requires some user interaction in the matching process. The proper matching of the virtual and real microphones before initializing the process of automatic matching is determinant in keeping the polar pattern aligned and on the right position.  This process requires certain level of practice from the user.

The first Arapolarmic version requires working with soft movements while slowly moving away.

To best use the tool to see all 6 advised Arapolarmic tutorials available on our YouTube channel.
http://www.aratechlabs.com/arapolarmic-tutorials-using-microphone-polar-patterns/

Arate the microphones!!!

For more information on Arapolarmic, follow us on the social networks, or visit our web site at www.aratechlabs.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aratechlabs
Twitter: https://twitter.com/aratechlabs
Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/118962644@N07 
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/company/aratechlabs
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/aratechlabs
Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Aratechlabs/posts

Mic models included in the first version:

- AEA
R84, R92
- AUDIO-TECHNICA 
AE5100, AT4021, AT4033 CL, AT 4053 b, AT5040, ATM 250, ATM 650, PRO 25ax 
- AUDIX 
ADX 51, CX 212B, CX112B, D2, D4, D6, SCX25A, i5
- BEYERDYNAMIC 
M 160, M 201 TG, M 88 TG, MC 840, MC 930, TG D50d, TG D70d, TG I50d
- ELECTRO-VOICE 
N-D 468, N-D868, PL35, PL37, RE 20, RE 200, RE 320
- LEWITT 
LCT 340, LCT 640, LCT 940 , MTP 440 DM
- MOJAVE AUDIO 
MA-200, MA-300
- OKTAVA 
MK-012
- ROYER LABS 
R-121, R-121 Live, R-122, R-122 Live, R-122V
- SCHOEPS 
CMC 6 + MK4, CMC 6 + MK5
-TELEFUNKEN-ELEKTROAKUSTIK 
ELA M 251 E
- VIOLET DESIGN 
AMETHYST, THE FINGER

There are a ton of videos demoing the software on the official site. This is just the intro video

Check out the official website for more videos – http://www.aratechlabs.com/

Arapolarmic - World's first Augmented Reality microphone directivity monitoring tool and mic specs database (AppStore Link) Arapolarmic - World's first Augmented Reality microphone directivity monitoring tool and mic specs database
Developer: ARATECHLABS S.L.
Rated: 4+
Price: $119.99 Download Here

RØDE NT-USB

Posted by Mikers On July - 26 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

unnamed2014, Sydney Australia – Australian audio manufacturer RØDE is excited to announce its

newest microphone, the NT-USB — a studio-grade microphone with the convenience of a digital USB interface.

The NT-USB is fully compatible with MacOS, Windows and iPad.

While RØDE’s Podcaster USB microphone was released in 2007, its primary focus is to provide broadcast-
quality voice recording, with its end-address configuration. The NT-USB on the other hand is a highly versatile

side-address microphone that is ideal for recording musical performances in addition to spoken applications

The microphone is fully compatible with all mainstream recording applications on both Windows and Mac

OS based computers, as well as the Apple iPad using RØDE Rec, GarageBand, or any other recording app that

accepts an external microphone. Use on the Apple iPad requires a suitable USB connection adaptor, such as

The body of the NT-USB features a zero-latency stereo headphone monitoring (3.5mm) jack, which allows

users to monitor the microphone input in realtime, along with dials to adjust the monitoring level and mix

between the computer/iPad audio and the microphone input.

A premium pop-filter is included, which fits onto the base of the mic, positioning the filter the ideal distance

from the capsule to minimise plosives (hard ‘B’, ‘T’ or ‘P’ sounds that produce a harsh sound) during singing or

speech. Also provided is a high-quality stand mount with industry standard 3/8” thread, desktop tripod stand

that allows the NT-USB to sit at a comfortable height on a tabletop, and a pouch for storage of the microphone

The NT-USB is supplied with an extended 24 month warranty, which is free of charge to customers that

register their microphone on www.rodemic.com.

For more information please visit www.rodemic.com/nt-usb.

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