Regular readers here will be very familiar with indie developer Igor Vasiliev and his excellent range of iOS music apps. These include Master Record, Audio Mastering, Master FX and AltiSpace, all of which I have reviewed previously here on the blog. They are all excellent tool and offer brilliant value for money.
Having exchanged email with Igor in the last couple of days, he was keen to say that there are some new things coming (including a new version of Master Record with a bunch of new features). There is also an minor update to the excellent AltiSpace (UK£4.99) convolution reverb with a few tweaks that is already in the App Store queue (yay! – it has arrived just as I was typing this).
Master Record (currently UK£3.99) allows you to add different styles of analog warmth to your iOS-based recording and can be great for helping to smooth out the overall sound. Master FX (currently UK£7.99) provides a brilliant all-in-one multi-effects app and, as it has both Audiobus and IAA support, it is easy to use in conjunction with your favourite DAW app. Audio Mastering (currently UK£8.99) is Igor’s very popular mastering app and provides a very effective suite of processing options in an easy-to-use format to help you give your final mix a little more impact. AltiSpace is, for my money at least, simply the best stand-alone reverb app we currently have under iOS and, while as a convolution reverb, it might chew through a few more CPU cycles than an algorithmic reverb, for the most important tracks in your mix (lead vocals?), the results are well worth it.
All of this suite of apps are now iOS8 ready. All fours apps therefore have up-to-date Audiobus support including the State Saving features and all also provide support for IAA if you have a suitable DAW host to run them within. If you have not yet tried any of these then you are most certainly missing out… this is top quality iOS music technology at pocket money pricing and are some of the best examples on the App Store that you don’t always get what you pay for…. In the case of these particular iOS music apps, you get way more than the price has any right to deliver. Top notch stuff….