Meteor update – 4Pockets tweak their iOS audio+MIDI recording app

It's another week when we are seeing a number of iOS DAW/sequencers getting some TLC. With Gadget getting the long-awaited audio recording feature (and OSX version) and Cubasis moving to v.2.1 with some nice new features and refinements, iOS-based recording keeps moving steadily forwards. Of course, while apps such as Auria Pro, Cubasis, Garageband and Gadget perhaps get the headlines when it comes to recording under iOS, there are a number of other contenders that are well worth considering. … [Read more...]

Meteor update – 4Pockets tweak their iOS audio+MIDI recording app

It must be 'DAW/sequencer week' this week on the Music App Blog. Yesterday I reviewed Audio Evolution Mobile Studio and reported that Gadget is soon to get the long-awaited audio recording feature (turning it into a DAW/sequencer)....  while today we see updates to both Meteor Multitrack Recorder and Auria Pro. While apps such as Auria Pro, Cubasis and Garageband (and, yes, soon Gadget) perhaps get the headlines when it comes to recording under iOS, there are a number of other contenders that … [Read more...]

Meteor update – 4Pockets bring welcome update to their iOS audio+MIDI recording app

While apps such as Auria, Cubasis and Garageband perhaps get the headlines when it comes to recording under iOS, there are a number of other contenders that are well worth considering. If you want both audio and MIDI recording within a single app, one of the other obvious choices is Meteor Multitrack Recorder by developer 4Pockets. I did a full review of v.1.5 of Meteor back in March 2013 so, if you are not familiar with the basic operation of the app, that would be worth a skim through. With … [Read more...]

Meteor update – 4Pockets bring new features to their iOS audio+MIDI recording app

While apps such as Auria, Cubasis and Garageband perhaps get the headlines when it comes to recording under iOS, there are a number of other contenders that are well worth considering. If you want both audio and MIDI recording within a single app, one of the other obvious choices is Meteor Multitrack Recorder by developer 4Pockets. I did a full review of v.1.5 of Meteor back in March 2013 so, if you are not familiar with the basic operation of the app, that would be worth a skim through. With … [Read more...]

Samson Meteor USB Mic review

Yep, this is going to be a review of the Samson Meteor USB mic, but first, let’s consider just a little bit of context as this helps identify which iOS musicians might find this mic most appealing …. My generation While it is perfectly possible for experienced music technology professionals to identify the current limitations of iOS as a music making platform, for a whole new generation of musicians, their iPhones, iPod Touch or iPad is their first close encounter with hi-tech music creation. … [Read more...]

Meteor Multitrack Recorder – updates to v.1.60

As of today - 12th June, 2013 - 4Pockets have released an update to their Meteor music app. I posted a full review of Meteor, a very capable iOS audio+MIDI recording environment, back in March and the update adds quite a few new features as well as dealing with the usual minor fixes, etc. While none of the new features might perhaps be described as ground breaking, there are a significant number of useful additions. Perhaps top of the list is support for multiple channel audio recording so, … [Read more...]

Music app review – Meteor iPad DAW by 4Pockets

As well as virtual instruments, guitar amp modelling and utility apps, the iOS platform now has lots of music apps aimed at music production. Long-standing examples include Garageband, Nanostudio and Beatmaker 2 but, in this category, two more recent contenders – Auria and Cubasis – have probably stolen the headlines with more serious iOS musicians. However, all these music apps come with different feature lists and, while all can be classed under the broad heading of music production tools (or … [Read more...]