Regular readers here will be familiar with Igor Vasiliev’s effects processors for iOS. Hot on the heels of the update to his Audio Mastering app comes the v.1.1 update for MasterRecord. You can read the original review of MasterRecord here but the app – which allows you to add a little bit of analog-style tape emulation to your digital recordings – has had some new features added in this update in addition to some minor bug fixes.
The most obvious additions are two additional tape flutter modes giving detune options, an additional Dynamics option and a Vinyl noise emulation in the Noise Type section. There is also a new option to normalise the track level when dubbing and a choice of 44.1kHz or 48kHz sample rates when recording (hardware permitting of course).
MasterRecord is an excellent tool to have at your disposal and, while it’s processing might not be as dramatic as some other effect-type apps, that’s exactly what’s intended; a subtle – but highly flexible – dose of analog-style warmth in an very easy-to-use format. And whether it’s for use with existing files or to process live recording via Audiobus on its way into your DAW, the results are very good indeed. The update adds some useful new features and is well worth checking out.