Sound Trends has introduced studio.M - a free multitrack music creation app for the iPhone and iPod touch.
Based on studio.HD, it offers 4 audio tracks, mono or stereo (upgradeable to 8) with recording, editing, an extensive loop library plus automated mixing and effects.
- MULTITRACK TO GO -studio.M gives you up to 4 tracks (stereo or mono) of playback, upgradeable to 8 tracks (via in-app studio.MX edition upgrade). Choose a drum loop, play a guitar part, add some overdubs and layer-on the textures. More cowbell!
- AUTOMATIC TEMPO MATCHING - studio.M automatically conforms audio BPM to the Projects tempo.
- BROWSE AND AUDITION LOOPS - Loop Sets logically group instrument parts (drums, bass, guitars, keys, etc.) that work well together. Audition loops at current Project tempo playing with the current arrangement.
- LOOP CONSTRUCTION KITS - over 100 loops as remixable Loop Sets spanning Trance, Hip-Hop, Breakbeat, Drum ’n’ Bass, Minimal, Progressive House, Reggaeton, Industrial, Rock, Pop, Funk and Country styles. Upgrade in-app to the studio.MX version and get access to another 130 loops.
- IN-APP LOOP STORE - Buy new loops or grab one of the free sets on the store. Loops available from major 3rd party plus smaller boutique dance producers.
- RECORD - Use Loop Record to lay down a few takes and choose your best or edit together a hybrid. Touching the track multiple times switches between Record, Play or Mute mode.
- ARRANGE YOUR SONG - A fast, touch interface makes it all easier.
- ZOOM AROUND YOUR MUSIC - Zoom in and out of your arrangement quickly. studio.M even "Auto-Zooms" the whole composition in view with a double-touch.
- EDIT FASTER - All operations intelligently snap to Bar/Beat based on Zoom level. The LOOP CONTROL BAR lets you change the region you want to loop PLUS lets you Cut/Copy/Paste whole verses/choruses. LOOP/repeat a part to play it longer. SPLIT feature lets you cut longer files into smaller pieces. CROP feature lets you make your current edit into a new, truncated, loopable file. Plus 10 levels of Undo.
- AUTOMATED MIXING WITH AND REAL TIME EFFECTS - Each track has volume control and can be assigned up to 4 effects with automation. studio.M includes, Compression, Pan, Low/Hi Pass Filter and Reverb. Buy the MX upgrade to add Delay, Flanger, Gate, Stutter, BitCrusher and Glitchy Repeater! An X-Y touch pad controls the effects and faders control volumes.
- FILE MANAGEMENT FEATURES - New recordings associated with your project can be seen in the Arrange view. Delete recordings by simply dragging them off the timeline. Mistakes? Just hit "Undo". Archive recordings, Projects, mixdowns and user-created custom loops to the computer.
- IMPORT AND ORGANIZE YOUR OWN LOOPS - Import your 44.1/16 bit WAV files via iTunes Shared Documents. Edit recordings and add them to "My Loop" sets for reuse across multiple Songs/Projects.
- EXPORT A MIX TO YOUR COMPUTER - Create a 16/44 WAV mix and save it to your Mac/PC via iTunes.
- AUDIO COPY/PASTE FROM GRUVTRON AND OTHER APPS - Record a cool synth performance in Gruvtron or other ACP-compatible apps and paste it into studio.M as an audio file.
Pricing and Availability
studio.M is available in the App Store as a free download, but add-ons are In-App Purchases.