$5.99 App Turns iPhone Into Pro Audio Field RecorderApr 24th, 2009 | By Elisabeth Lewin | Category: iPhone, iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcasting Software
Audiofile Engineering has released a new application that turns the iPhone and iPod Touch into a professional field recorder.
Called FiRe [iTunes App Store link], short for Field Recorder, the application boasts some serious capabilities for its $5.99 price.
According to Audiofile Engineering, FiRe is the first iPhone (iPod Touch) application to display an accurate audio waveform in real time, and the first to support markers, broadcast WAVE metadata, and the instant downloading of files in multiple file formats.
It is also the first recording application of its kind to offer native Sound Cloud integration. Users can upload audio files directly to the web and “share” them “with the tap of a button.”
Details below. If you’ve tried FiRe, leave a comment with your thoughts!
- Record in mono and stereo
- Live waveform view
- Scroll waveform with touch
- Navigate waveform via double-tap with configurable behavior
- Moveable Playback Head
- Tap Playback Head handle to add markers
- Editable Markers list
- Preference to add markers at time intervals
- Overdub mode
- Beautiful and accurate VU Input Meters
- VU meters change to output in playback
- Configurable time units display
- Tag Recordings with location data
- Pause gracefully when interrupted by phone call
- Countdown with gorgeous graphics
- “Record for…” settings
- “Record until…” settings
- “Record over threshold…” settings
- Quality settings: Low (11.025 kHz), Medium (22.050 kHz) and High (44.1 kHz)
- Preference to automatically move to end and/or add marker when recording starts
- Preference to limit recordings to 2GB
- Screen rotates 180 degrees for better control of the iPhone’s internal mic
- Broadcast WAVE metadata
- Preference for amount of info displayed in Recordings List
- Ability to lock recordings
- File export via local web server and FTP
- Choice of export file formats via web server and FTP: WAVE, AIFF, CAF (Core Audio Format)
- SoundCloud integration
FiRe also supports stereo recording with external microphones such as:
The FiRe application retails for $5.99 and is available through the iTunes App Store.