n-Track Studio updated – n-Track Software’s multi-platform DAW/sequencer gets some tweaks

Download from iTunes App Storen-track-studio-logoAs regular readers here will be aware, my own use for iOS music technology is focused more on music composition and/or music recording than live performance. All of which makes it perhaps surprising that I had not, until recently, reviewed n-Track Studio DAW/sequencer (now something I’ve put right) for the Music App Blog.

n-Track actually exists on the desktop (Windows and OSX), iOS and Android. This multi-platform approach might well make it very appealing to some potential users as it means projects can perhaps be started on a mobile device before being easily shifted across to the desktop version for completion. This is, of course, something you can do with a number of other iOS DAW/sequencers (Cubasis to Cubase, for example) but, with n-Track, there is the promise that that cross-platform transition is petty much seamless.

n-Track Studio 8 Pro – a well-featured DAW/sequencer for iOS that also happens to be universal and available for Windows, OSX and Android.

The whole n-Track line has recently been through a bit of a re-vamp which is what prompted me to finally do the review. Under iOS, the app is universal, requires iOS8.0 or later (and iOS9.0 or later for some features) and a c. 105MB download. Feel free to checkout the review for the full details but, in summary, n-Track Studio 8 Pro is a well-featured and, once you are over the initial familiarisation issue, easy-to-use recording platform for iOS. There are perhaps a few areas in which there is still scope for development and/or improvement but this is a very respectable platform if one of the more high-profile DAW/sequencers has not already claimed your allegiance.

n-Track includes a very neat MIDI piano-roll editor.

Anyway, a further update – v.1.1.1 – to the app has now appeared on the App Store. This brings a series of minor bug fixes (always welcome) but also two new features. First, you can now import and export projects from iCloud Drive. If you do work on both the mobile and desktop version of the software, this would be a useful additional means of moving projects around. Second, a new feature has been added that allows you to clone an existing channel and its various settings. This is obviously a very useful workflow enhancement as this is often a task that’s required if you want to spread a specific instrument over more than one track to make it easier to manage small settings changes between (for example) song sections.

Price-wise, unless you pick up Cubasis or Auria Pro while on sale, n-Track Studio 8 Pro is somewhat less expensive than the ‘big two’ and not too far removed in price from the other obvious competition. Whatever the merits of these various iOS DAWs, that you can buy a virtual recording platform for the price of an evening meal and a drink in a half-decent pizza restaurant is pretty impressive by anyone’s standards.

n-Track Studio Multitrack Recorder 8

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    1. Major GarageBand update release now

      • Hi Leslie…. yep, looks like some interesting stuff added….. :-) very best wishes, John

        • Only Garageband ios update leaves my ipad 4 out of the chance of using the Alchemy synth. As if it is some cpu monster. I hate this policy

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