A couple of weeks ago I bought Sonoma Wireworks’ FourTrack iPhone app. At the time I thought “Hmm, that’s handy, but not quite handy enough. Where’s the metronome? Where’s the ability to bounce tracks?” Well it seems like Sonoma must have downloaded the Read Peter’s Thoughts app, because they’ve just released v2.0, which includes these features and more. Read all about it here, but here’s an excerpt.
The FourTrack iPhone multitrack audio recorder has been updated to v2.0 with highly anticipated song tools including bounce, duplicate and a metronome with real drum recordings.
FourTrack is the only iPhone multitrack recorder available with calibrated faders and meters, panning, latency compensation, metronome with live drum recordings, bounce, and wifi-sync directly into a companion desktop application (RiffWorks). Everything from the multi-touch fader, to the spinnable pan wheel was designed with the iPhone in mind.
FourTrack 2.0 New Song Tools:
Bounce – Mix your song to track 1 and 2 of a new song. This makes room for two more tracks while preserving the originals for syncing to desktop recording software.
Duplicate – Make a backup of your song and continue working on it in a different file.
Metronome – Maintain a consistent tempo by recording along with real drums (not MIDI) using FourTrack’s built-in metronome. Select a tempo by entering a number or by tapping. Choose from seven sounds including three beats by celebrity drummer Jason McGerr on his signature Ludwig kit recorded in his Seattle based studio, Two Sticks Audio. Other sounds (Block A, Block B, High Hat, and Pop) are samples of live drums and percussion courtesy of Discrete Drums, the original multitrack drum library. Time signatures include 3/4, 4/4, 6/8 and X/4 (which are unaccented beats that can be used to play 5, 7, 9 and other odd meters).