Audio Mastering For iPad Now Available

Audio Mastering – described as ‘the first fully functional audio mastering application for iPad’ – is now available.

Audio Mastering lets you process sound, convert audio formats, change sample rate, convert bit depth, cut part of track for preview and make fade-in and fade-out.

Here are the details:

Audio processing features:

  • Linear phase 10-bands graphic Equalizer based on phase shifting.
  • Three bands Stereo Imaging with common Stereo Width level.
  • Harmonic Saturator with three sets of harmonics.
  • Loudness Maximizer with adjustable response speed and ceiling.
  • Sample rate converter from 96, 88.2, 48 to 44.1 kHz.
  • Bit depth converter supported 16, 24, 32 bits.
  • Dithering with noise shaping.
  • Supports .wav, .aif, .mp3 audio file formats.

Application features:

  • Predefined preset hotkeys, ability to create own presets.
  • All processing settings are stored for each file.
  • Processing group of selected files.
  • Exchange files thru internal Web service.
  • Compatible with AudioCopy / AudioPaste.
  • Supports iTunes file share.

Note: iPad 2 and higher is recommended. This application can be run with iPad 1, but there is possibility of dropping the signal out when playback, especially at frequencies above 44.1 kHz. Offline processing can be done with any iPads quite well.

Audio Mastering is available in the App Store for US $9.99.

19 thoughts on “Audio Mastering For iPad Now Available

  1. Seems to me to lack a whole lot. A compressor to mention one. Guess I can do just as well mastering in Auria.

  2. I suppose if you have small hands, that could work, but in my experience, a mixing board needs some THROW to it. You tend to end up playing it like an instrument in many fine-control ways. Smaller isn’t always better when it robs you of part of the feel factor. IMO, by definition, being a mixing desk is not a proper job for any pad. Some things don’t benefit from being miniaturized. I can see pads as being great for several things, but not as a mixer or synth control surface. I’d use Sunrizer with an outboard controller, but playing a keyboard on a screen is almost creepy to me, heh… 😀

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  3. ehhhmmm compressor anyone ??

    i dont know, for me mastering is all about outboard, i rather hook the ipad to our duality at work and use at least the ssl buscompressor instead of an app.

    mixing is different, but mastering on an ipad … i dont know ^^

  4. It’s probably ok if audio drop outs occure at or above 44kHz being that as humans we only hear 20Hz-20kHz…

  5. This is absolutely ridiculous. Mastering houses put a ton of money into there set up. There is no way an ipad app can replace that at all. Just because the sudden rise of the loudness war and having iZotope Ozone doesn’t mean you suddenly know how to master.

    1. Yes, I know mixing from mastering and I stand by the feeling that a pad is too small a work space for either. I really considered that view and decided it was reasonable. Just because a thing is colorful and portable doesn’t necessarily mean that its ergonomics are going to benefit from that. A hybrid approach seems to allow you meaningful flex room. I love my Mac, but I also love my Mackie, which brings my hardware into the mix.

      Here’s a vote for taking mastering soberly. Its NOT something you can buy as a plug. There’s no instant Alan-Parsons-In-A-Box. Only an experienced engineer can hear the right spots that need subtle massaging. Its almost a black art and should be respected as a serious pro component if you want that final sheen. We can do a lot with the current crop of doo-dads, but when you retain an engineer, you’re paying for his EARS. It can make the difference between a final piece that works versus one that really shines.

  6. This app is pretty good ….. It sacrifices some control for ease of use: it’s limiter only has 3 speeds for attack…. However the eq bands are nicely blended so as to avoid artifacts when boosting specific bands by a lot. Was hard for me to hear what the harmonic saturator or stereo widener was doing … But that could have been my source material.

  7. I hate to side with the old guard on this one, but I can’t help but think this app is probably completely useless. Mr Fungo put it perfectly: mastering IS almost like a black art. I may eventually move my entire recording set up over to iOS, but I can NEVER foresee a day when I won’t need John Golden to do my mastering (love you, John;)

  8. Lots of people in here talking about the futility of mastering on an ipad..

    Here’s the thing… People have already made great tracks on an ipad, glorious sounding tracks, and that was just using simple EQ and compressors in Auria etc.. This app does that and some other stuff (the maximizer is basically the compressor) pretty well.. But not as well as a dedicated multi million dollar sound lab, so why would anyone want this app, right? When everyone seems to have access to these pro studios…

    Anyways, Seeing as I have none of these hookups I bought Final Touch, and it improves any piece of music you’ve ever written on ios and most other songs you haven’t mastered. If noodling for five minutes to improve your sound many fold seems like it would be worth the price of the app, buy it. Stop listening to elitists. If you make music for fun and want it to “sound good”, some form of mastering is great. This is one of those that just sound good and ties stuff together.

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