I’m an iPhone fan – but Windows Mobile is an established platform and there are some interesting music apps coming out for it, too.
MeTeoR is a digital multi-track recorder designed specifically for the Pocket PC. The program features up to 12 tracks of audio, a built-in mixer and multi-effects processor.
MeTeoR is designed for creating musical compositions and is also a great tool for journalists and business people who need to splice and piece together voice notes, narration or dictation. Compositions can be exported to standard file formats for use on your desktop PC.
MeTeoR includes a fully featured sound editor allowing recordings to be trimmed or spliced together. You can apply various effects to your recordings either directly, as part of the recording process or in real time during playback. Editor features include cut, copy, paste, fade in/out. clear, reverse, gain, normalize, remove dc offset, time stretch and apply effect. Effects include digital delay, chorus, reverb, phaser, tremolo, graphic equalizer, filter factory, pitch shifter, tone boost and noise gate.
The Mixer and effects are fully automated using definable controller tracks. An integrated metronome with count-in helps you record your masterpiece, and If 12 tracks isn’t enough there is a full stereo mixdown facility.
Meteor retails for $29.95.
Minimum System Requirements
Processor: 400Mhz or better
Storage: High Speed SD or CF card (1GB x133 recommended).
Memory: Requires approx 5Mb free program momory.
Note: MeTeoR uses uncompressed WAV files in order to achieve its speed. Audio data is recorded at 44.1Kb/s (CD quality) and require large amounts of storage space. It is therefore recommended that you use a high speed SD/CF card to store recorded materials. A 1GB SD card for instance will store approximately 6 hours of recordings.
Version 1.07 introduces a new ‘Synchronize Audio Threads’ option which when enabled will help reduce the variable latency problem on most devices.
Free PC Version
Registered users of the product can download a free PC version of the software which allows you to record/play/export compositions from your desktop PC.
- 12 simultaneous CD quality tracks
- Multi-Effects Processor
- Integrated 12 channel Mixer
- Integrated Sample Editor
- Aux Send Effects
- Insert and Record Insert Effects
- Mixer and Effect Automation
- Mixdown / Bounce Facility
- Landscape Mode
- Import from WAV format
- Export to MP3 and WAV format
- Supports SD/CF Cards (recommended).
- Auto Calibration Feature
- Memory Speed Test Feature