WaveMachine Labs have announced Auria – a 48-track recording system for the iPad, giving you the ability to play 48 mono or stereo 24bit/44.1 kHz tracks simultaneously, record up to 24 of those tracks simultaneously (through any supported USB multichannel audio interface), and edit and mix with familiar tools and full parameter automation.
Auria will be available in Q1 2012 and will be priced at $49.99 USD.
Whatâ€™s more, Auriaâ€™s 64-bit Double Precision architecture ensures ample headroom for plug-in processing and mix summing, transforming your iPad into a recording and mixing system with sound quality that rivals most DAWs.
The depth is in the details. Like customizable pan laws. Like meters that are selectable between VU and RMS. Like full delay compensation for all tracks, including aux sends and subgroups. Complete with a vintage-inspired channel strip on every channel, a dedicated master channel strip, VST plug-ins engineered by renowned makers such as PSPaudioware, Overloud, Fab Filter and Drumagog, and support for Dropbox, Soundcloud, AAF, and MP3, Auria truly raises the bar for recording and mixing on the iPad.
AURIA: 48-Track Recording System for iPad:
RECORD & EDIT:
When recording, Auria lets you set input levels and choose to monitor tracks with or without effects. Punch in and out, loop record, using the minutes and seconds or samples ruler. Set Auria to snap to events, cursor position, or grid, if you like.
Bring in audio from iTunes. Or sessions from Pro Tools, Nuendo, Logic, Digital Performer or other DAWs via AAF import. Zoom in for sample-accurate editing with cut, copy and paste. The optional Drumagog plug-in even lets you fine-tune your drum tracks.
Turn your iPad portrait for 100mm long-throw faders controlling up to 48 mono or stereo tracks, each with two aux sends, and a PSP ChannelStrip with extensive eq, expansion, compression and gating controls.
In addition, you can add up to 4 plug-ins to each channel. Fix a vocal with the included MuTune processor; do some frequency tweaking with the optional FabFilter Pro Q; or get an analog sheen with the optional PSP MicroWarmer.
On top of that, there are 4 subgroups as well, each of which can also accept 4 plug-ins. With full automation for both channel controls and plug-ins, Auriaâ€™s mixing power is unsurpassed on the iPad.
Superb ambience effects come with Auria, including Convolution Reverb featuring IR samples from MoReVox, ClassicVerb, PSP StereoChorus and PSP StereoDelay.
Optional plug-ins include PSPaudioware Echo and Micro Warmer, Fabfilter Pro Q, and Overloud TH-2 and BeVerb plugins, and more. And because WaveMachine Labs is helping plugin manufacturers port their existing VST plugins to the iOS platform, more plugins will be available through In-App purchase soon.
Auria dazzles right through to final mixdown, with the included PSP MasterStrip, featuring eq, compression, and brick-wall limiting.
And because it all goes through Auriaâ€™s 64-bit Double-Precision summing engine, thereâ€™s none of that pesky digital crunchiness.
Output as an MP3 or wav file, use Audio Copy/Paste, or output directly to iTunes, Soundcloud, or Dropbox. Or export an AAF session which you can bring into Pro Tools, Nuendo, Logic, Digital Performer or other DAWs.
From the first input to the final mixdown, Auriaâ€™s stunning soundsculpting tools and pristine audio reproduction will transform your iPad into an audio wonderland you simply wonâ€™t want to do without.
iPad 2 recommended; iOS 5 required. Auria will record from the iPad mic, but a compatible USB Class 2 audio interface and Camera Connection Kit is recommended. iPad 1 is limited to 24 tracks. Some plug-ins are optional, as noted.
For more information visit auriaapp.com.