n-Track Studio Multitrack Recorder Update Adds iOS 7 Compatibility & More

n-track-studio-ipadn-Track Studio – an audio and MIDI multitrack recorder for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch – has been updated with iOS 7 compatibility, programmable tempo changes and more.

Here’s what’s new in n-Track Studio 3.0.0:

Standard Features

  • Built-in metronome with programmable tempo changes
  • EQ now appears as a popup window
  • 2D frequency spectrum sonogram
  • iOS 7 compatibility

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XME Studio 2 Offers 96 Tracks, AudioBus Support

studio-2-ipadXME has released Studio 2 – the latest version of the iPad DAW.

Key features of version 2 include support for up to 96 tracks and AudioBus.

Studio 2 also supports importing audio from a wide variety of sources, including: your music library, iTunes-synced document folder, email, online radio stations and YouTube videos

Studio 2 is available now in the App Store.

Apple’s App Store Now Lets You Download ‘Last Compatible Version’ Of Apps For Older Devices

last-compatible-versionApple has quietly updated the App Store so that owners of out of production devices can download older, compatible versions of applications.

Reddit user Justinbeiberispoop notes “People with old iOS devices: You can now install the last compatible version of an app that works on your device!”

An example of the prompt that the App Store provides is shown at right.

The new option addresses a common complaint among mobile musicians: owners of older devices have not previously been able to buy software once it has been updated for new versions of the OS.

iPhone 5s Packs ‘Desktop-Class’ Power Into A Mobile Device


Apple today announced two new iPhones, the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c.

The announcements were largely what people expected Apple to introduce – a more powerful top-of-the-line iPhone and a more competitively priced iPhone.

The real news, though – and what makes today’s announcements relevant to musicians – is the state of performance on the iOS platform. The flagship iPhone 5s promises significant performance improvements – 2x the CPU performance of the previous model and an impressive 40x the original iPhone.

Apple characterizes the performance of the iPhone 5s as ‘desktop class’. There’s clearly some hyperbole there – but there’s also some truth to it, too. The new iPhone is built on a 64-bit architecture, even as popular desktop DAWs are being updated to 64-bit designs.

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AudioBus Updated For iOS 7; More Updates On The Way, But They’re Secret

audiobus-ipadThe developers of AudioBus, a tool for routing audio between applications on iOS devices, have updated it for iOS 7 – and they have more in store.

Here’s what they have to say about the update:

With iOS 7 just around the corner, we’ve just released an update to the Audiobus app that addresses some issues. We highly recommend updating now to stay compatible with our community of apps.

We’ve been working hard at Audiobus HQ on a significant Audiobus app update (among other things!). Keep your eyes peeled for these in our next update: Audiobus connection presets, multi-channel input device support, and a third thing that we’ll tell you about later on.

AudioBus is available in the App Store.

Video to Audio and Back with PixiVisor

Daniel Rowland has a new video demonstrating how to convert video to audio (and how to convert audio to video) using the iOS app, PixiVisor:

“Using a stock GIF playing in Pixivisor from an iPad and a Mac. This is converted to audio and run through effects in Ableton Live and filters on an iRig Mix, then converted back to video in Pixivisor on another iPad. Modulated by a short drum loop from the Nine Inch Nails track, ‘The Warning’.”

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