Apogee Announces MetaRecorder App For Apple Watch and iPhone

Apogee_metarecorder_Apple-watch_iPhoneDigital audio recording company Apogee Electronics has introduced MetaRecorder, a two-channel audio recording App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch that, Apogee says, will “revolutionize mobile audio production” for video.

Apogee’s MetaRecorder is the first audio recording app for iPhone to offer intuitive multi-take recording, tagging and file organization for any field recording scenario. Designed as a working companion to Sennheiser’s digital clip-on microphones (powered by Apogee), MetaRecorder features 24 bit/96kHz recording quality, plus software control of input level and recording presets.

Essential features of MetaRecorder on iPhone can also be controlled from the Apple Watch: start and stop recording, “favorite” a take, add markers, or set your microphone input level.
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TASCAM Intros TM-80 Condenser Microphone For Home Studios

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TASCAM has introduced the TM-80 condenser microphone – a new mic that they say is designed and priced for home studios.

The condenser mic features an 18mm aluminum diaphragm with a cardioid pickup pattern that they sounds great on anything from vocals to acoustic instruments.  Continue reading

Sonarworks Reference 3 Lets You Mix & Master On Headphones

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Sonarworks has announced that is has more than doubled the number of headphones supported by its Reference 3 Headphone Calibration system, which they say is accurate enough to let you mix and master on headphones.

Sonarworks has added calibration profiles for the most popular studio headphones from Sennheiser, AKG, Beyerdynamic, Audio-Technica and other brands. Continue reading

iZotope and Berklee Online Debut Audio Production Webinars

Berklee_Online_iZotope_RX4_intro_videoAudio technology company iZotope has partnered with Berklee Online, the online continuing education arm of Berklee College of Music, creating a series of webinars for students preparing for a career in audio production.

The videos cover topics such as commercial composition and audio repair for post production, sharing “inspiring solutions for common music production activities.”

Berklee Assistant Professor and online instructor, Loudon Stearns, and  iZotope Product Specialist, Brandon Carroll, have co-presented two webinars, now available online for free:

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Caroline & Focusrite Want To Give You A Record Deal

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Focusrite has teamed up with Caroline Music International, a division of Universal Music Group, to offer one YouTube performer the possibility of a recording contract.

All you need to do to enter is record and upload a YouTube video of yourself singing and performing an original song on an instrument, and submit it through the competition page. There’s no fee to enter.  Continue reading