Still thinking the iPad, and tablet computers in general, is just a toy?
A new app, being introduced at the 2012 NAMM Show, may challenge that perception.
Wave Machine Labs has announced Auria – a 48 track digital audio workstation designed exclusively for the iPad. According to the developers, Auria has been ‘built from the ground up to be used in professional studio and live tracking applications. Auria includes the necessary tools for recording, mixing, and editing any project.’
- Up to 48 tracks of simultaneous playback
- Record up to 24 tracks at once
- VST plugin support
- AAF Import and Export
- Fully featured multitrack editor
- Includes plugins from PSPaudioware, Fabfilter, and more
Here’s a sneak preview of Auria in action:
Auria introduces innovative features such as AAF import/export for moving sessions between popular DAWs (like Pro Tools and Nuendo), 64-bit double precision architecture, and up to 24 tracks of simultaneous recording using compatible USB audio interfaces.
WaveMachine Labs has teamed with PSPaudioware to offer a powerful vintage-inspired channel strip on every channel, plus a mastering processor on the master and subgroup channels.
Auria also features a first among mobile apps – VST plugin support; Auria includes several bundled plugins (convolution reverb, stereo chorus and delay, classicVerb and a pitch processor). Plug-ins by PSPAudioware, Overloud Audio Tools, Fabfilter and more will be available through in-app purchase.
WaveMachine Labs is leading an effort to develop the VST standard on iOS, allowing manufacturers to easily port their existing plugins to the iPad.
Auria is expected to be available in Q1 2012. Details at the AuriaApp site.
Note: Auria supports VSTs that have been packaged for iOS and delivered via their in-app purchase process. While this could open Auria up to many popular VSTs, it is not the same as having a VST or AU standard for the iPad that any app could leverage.