NAMM: Bias’ iPro Recorder For iPhone / iPod TouchJan 19th, 2009 | By Elisabeth Lewin | Category: Audio Podcasting, Mobile Podcasting, Podcasting
This week at the Winter 2009 NAMM Show, Podcasting News has been looking at bushels of different products for creating, editing, and publishing audio and video podcasts. One of the standouts of the show, however, wasn’t a brand new device. Berkley Integrated Audio Software (BIAS)) added its iProRecorder (App Store Link) application to the zillions of apps available for the iPhone and iPod Touch late last fall.
Bias’ Cory Stuck was “blown away” by attendee response to demonstrations of the app during this year’s show. “We didn’t plan on doing a big deal about the iPro Recorder. But when people here have seen it, they get really excited by what they can do with it. It’s been the dark horse of the show for us.”
Alesis’ ProTrack recorder was using the app (on an iPod Touch) at the NAMM Show and in its promotional materials, further fueling interest in the software.*
iProRecorder, $4.99 at the App Store, uses the iPhone and iPod Touch’s Multi-Touch user interface so users can quickly record without shuttling through a lot of setup menus.
The app display includes a counter, progress indicator, available record time, and so on. Since the iPhone’s mic is at the bottom of the phone, and so that you don’t have to look at the display upside down while you point the mic at an interview subject, the app uses the iPhone built-in accelerometer to flip the screen image accordingly.
iProRecorder lets the user choose from three audio fidelity settings, letting you balance quality vs. available recording time (up to 13 hours per GB) while maintaining higher audio resolution than in compressed formats.
iProRecorder utilizes the iPhone’s location services and camera, providing support for geographic tagging and photosâ€”ideal for associating a recording subject with the exact recording location, for future reference.
Recordings can be easily emailed, transferred to a Mac or PC via Bonjour sharing, or launched directly to BIAS’ Peak Pro 6 professional audio editing applicationâ€”exclusively for the Mac.
More information about the recording software can be found at http://www.iprorecorder.com/
*A caveat: The Alesis rep, Bob, said that for some reason, the iPhone version of the iPro Recorder does not currently work with the ProTrack digital recorder, but the iPod Touch version works perfectly. Both companies are working toward making the software and iPhone and ProTrack all work together.