FourTrack works with the iPhone built-in microphone, a headset mic or an iPod touch with a third-party mic and headphones.
WiFi sync allows FourTrack recordings to be downloaded to any desktop computer with a browser. Tracks can then be loaded into any recording software (DAW) to continue working on songs.
Note that FourTrack won’t let you record four tracks to the iPhone at the same time. That would require a four-channel audio interface for the iPhone…..which would be awesome.
The iPhone continues to get more and more sophisticated applications for music and audio work. The platform is evolving so rapidly, though, that it may be early to commit to any particular app.
Let me know what you think of the FourTrack in the comments.
FourTrack retails for $9.99.
- Track Count – 4
- Track Length – unlimited
- Recording Quality – 16 bit, 44.1 kHz
- Calibrated Meters – accurately monitor record and playback levels
- Recording Clip Lights – ensure input levels do not cause distortion
- Calibrated Faders – accurately adjust playback level of each track
- Pan Control – move tracks from left to right
- Time Line – seek to anywhere in your song instantly
- Shuttle Wheel – accurately move within your song
- Slide-to-Record – prevents over-writing your tracks
- Latency Compensation – accurate to within 1ms
- Compressor-Limiter – automatically fattens sound of the output mix
- Song List – unlimited song count
- WiFi Sync – copy recordings to a desktop computer
Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch (2nd Generation). Requires iPhone 2.0 software update. iPod touch requires third party microphone (see developer website for recommendations).