Auria update – v.1.142 brings new ripple edit mode

Download from iTunes App Storeauria logo v2If you are looking for the most powerful audio-only iOS DAW app currently available, then you don’t really need to look much further than WaveMachineLabs Auria. I produced an in-depth review of the app when it was originally released back in July 2012 and, while the app has received a number of updates since then bringing new features such as Audiobus and IAA support or making new IAP plug-ins available, much of what’s described in that review still stands; if you don’t know the app, then give it a read.

Since day one, Auria has been a clear demonstration that an iPad can be a serious audio multitrack recording platform. Pair it with a quality audio interface and a few microphones and it will not be the iPad or iOS that is the real limitation to what you can achieve; that is more likely to be down to you, your musicians and the musical ideas.

However, having captured your recording, WaveMachine Labs are obviously keen for you to be able to craft it in as efficient a way as possible. The latest update – which brings Auria to v.1.142 – adds one significant new feature but, from an editing/arranging workflow perspective, it is a very useful one; ripple editing. This feature – which you can toggle on/off via the Edit menu – means that when you edit a track – perhaps by selecting an audio region and moving it along the timeline – all other elements on the track will also be moved along with it. Very usefully, this includes any automation data associated with the track.

If you are prone to the occasional ‘oh, wouldn’t it be nice to have an extra repeat of the chorus there’ sort of moment, ripple editing is a big deal and makes it much easier to make the space required to slot in new content to an existing arrangement.

Auria now features a ripple editing mode.

Auria now features a ripple editing mode.

In addition to this new feature, it also looks like a few bug fixes have been applied. A number of these address issues associated with IAA-based apps and, again, from a workflow perspective, these will be most welcome.

For multitrack recording, Auria – and the ‘lite’ version Auria LE – are still top of the iOS tree. It is packed with features and, while you can’t do MIDI recording, as an audio-only platform, Auria is hugely impressive. Like Audiobus (and now Audiobus 2), Auria was something of a landmark release when it first appeared. The additions since then have improved it even further. Here’s hoping WaveMachine Labs can keep it moving forwards.

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    1. Hard to believe the potential this has. For me the most difficult thing is trying to navigate through it, which comes with the territory-iPad surface is not huge, so demands a little fiddling about patience…

      Those Fab Filter Plugins that were on sale: WOW! Worth getting Auria just to have those as Audio Processors!

      Cheers…

      • Hi Chris… in terms of the depth of features, Auria and the various IAPs is some distance ahead of the other recording apps on iOS isn’t it….? Just wish they would take the plunge with MIDI :-) best wishes, John

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