FourTrack Multitrack Audio Recorder
FourTrack is a songwriting and practice tool for singers, song writers, guitar players, piano players, and other musicians. Capture musical ideas anywhere. Plug in a microphone, arm a track, record, repeat. FourTrack works with the iPhone built-in microphone, headset mic, or an iPod touch with a third-party mic and headphones. WiFi sync allows you to download your FourTrack recordings to any desktop computer with a browser. Then load your tracks into any DAW to continue working on your songs.
Special introductory price: $9.99
Track Count – 4
Track Length – unlimited
Recording Quality – 16 bit, 44.1 kHz
Calibrated Meters – accurately monitor record and playback levels
Recording Clip Lights – ensure input levels do not cause distortion
Calibrated Faders – accurately adjust playback level of each track
Pan Control – move tracks from left to right
Time Line – seek to anywhere in your song instantly
Shuttle Wheel – accurately move within your song
Slide-to-Record – prevents over-writing your tracks
Latency Compensation – accurate to within 1ms
Compressor-Limiter – automatically fattens sound of the output mix
Song List – unlimited song count
WiFi Sync – copy recordings to your computer
Sonoma Wire Works, makers of RiffWorks Standard and RiffWorks T4 free guitar recording software
Retronyms, makers of the top selling Recorder iPhone app
What is a four-track?
Stereo tape recorders record two tracks at a time on a cassette. A four-track recorder allows you to record one track at a time while listening to the other 3 tracks. This allows you to record a guitar part, then add a vocal part, then add a harmony, and so on. The Beatles recorded several albums using only four tracks. Four-track cassette recorders were the first affordable multi-track recorders for home musicians. Multitrack recording software, like GarageBand and Pro Tools, allow you to record many tracks, but the principle is the same. FourTrack (the iPhone app) gives you the simplicity of the original cassette four-track and is more affordable. Plus it’s always in your pocket, so you can record your musical ideas at the moment of inspiration.
WARNING: iPhone OS 2.2 has broken the iPod touch and FourTrack. It will be fixed in the next major OS update.