FIRe 2 Turns iPhone, iPod touch Into A Field Recorder

May 30th, 2011 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcasting, Podcasting Software

Audiofile Engineering has updated its field recording iOS app, FIRe, to version 2.

FIRe is designed to turn an iPhone or iPod touch into a professional-level portable audio recorder.

Here’s what’s new in FIRe 2:

  • Advanced editing suite with SmartEdits, Bezier fades, change gain, normalize, looping playback, regions and more
  • Improved Transport screen with faster and smoother drawing and larger waveform view
  • EQ and Dynamics effects by Audiofile Engineering
  • iTunes file transfer
  • Enhanced input processing powered by iZotope™
  • Record in background
  • DropBox integration
  • Regions

Other features include:

  • Record in mono and stereo, 16-bit, 48 kHz
  • Live waveform view including rectified view
  • Live overview for easy navigation
  • Scroll waveform with touch
  • Navigate waveform via double-tap with configurable behavior
  • Moveable Playback Head
  • Tap Playback Head handle to add markers
  • Editable Markers and Regions
  • Preference to add markers at time intervals
  • Overdub mode with playthrough
  • Beautiful and accurate VU Input Meters
  • VU meters change to output in playback
  • Configurable time units display
  • Tag Recordings, Markers and Regions with location data
  • Pause gracefully when interrupted by phone call
  • Countdown with gorgeous graphics
  • Record for/until/over threshold… settings
  • 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
  • Searchable recordings list
  • Sorting options for the Recordings List
  • Ability to lock recordings
  • File export via iTunes File Sharing, FTP and browser access
  • SoundCloud ( and DropBox ( integration
  • Choice of export file formats: WAVE, AIFF, CAF, AAC, Apple Lossless, AAC, Podcast, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC

Hardware Requirements:

  • iPhone 3GS & iPhone 4
  • 3rd & 4th generation iPod touch

FIRe 2 is available now in the App Store for $5.99.


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One Response to “FIRe 2 Turns iPhone, iPod touch Into A Field Recorder”

  1. Kerrie Mosely says:

    I registered my 3gs phone on 11th of april evening.After a long discussion ATT employee gave me case# and asked me to wait till 19th april.To day i just inserted tmobile sim and tried.Intially it says activation required.When connect to itune it displays a message’Congrautulation !your phone is unlocked.immediately Tmobile signal started..I was so happy…..thanks to ATT and other in the Forum.

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