Ferrite is the award-winning app you need for creating podcasts, radio journalism, or other professional voice production work — lectures, speeches, voiceovers and more.
It combines the ease-of-use of a “voice memo” audio recorder, with a versatile multi-track editing studio. Powerful tools like effects and automation are available when you need them. With its time-saving features and a UI designed to get out of your way, people around the world are switching to Ferrite.
— Streamlined Recording —
Open Ferrite and with just one tap you’re recording. No fuss, and it won't break a sweat even with hours-long sessions. Just make sure your device has enough free space!
Recording an interview and you want to highlight a few quotes? Have to take out some inappropriate language? Or just fluffed a sentence and need to fix it? Bookmark moments during your recording and they’ll be flagged up during edits, so you can jump right to them.
Monitor levels with live recording meters, or listen through headphones. Tag your audio to find it quickly later. And of course you can import audio from your Music Library, iCloud, and other services such as Dropbox.
Please note: the free version has limited duration for recording & editing projects. Upgrade to Pro and you can edit projects up to 24 hours long!
— Editing is a Snip —
Ferrite features full multi-track editing, from quick cuts, to producing a complete podcast or broadcast package. Zoom out to see hours at a glance, or zoom in all the way down to individual samples.
Take a single clip, or a bunch, and arrange them in an editing project: move, crop, slice, fade in and out, or crossfade between clips just by overlapping them. You have full control over each track’s volume and panning, and can Mute or Solo as needed.
And best of all, you needn’t fear trying out changes: Ferrite has great Undo/Redo — even if you quit the app and come back a month later, you can still undo all the way back to the moment you created your project!
— Advanced Features —
Need more? Ferrite also includes:
• Automatic ducking: set tracks to “duck under” others (e.g. ducking music behind voiceovers).
• Strip Silence: Carves away all the silent sections from a recording, making it easy to edit the remaining audio.
• (iPad only) Split View and Slide Over support: Use Ferrite side-by-side with other apps. Recording a narration? Open another app with your script and place Ferrite down the side of the screen. Or open the User Guide in Safari on one side while you learn Ferrite on the other.
With a single In-App Purchase, you can unlock many additional tools, including:
• Record up to 8 channels at once (with iOS 13 and compatible audio interface)
• Prepare your audio for production with Noise Reduction and Auto Levelling.
• Add professional effects to your tracks such as EQ, Noise Gate and Dynamic Range Compression, for projects that sound clean and engaging.
• Automate volume, panning and effects settings so they vary over time, both on individual tracks and the final mix.
• Tighten Audio can automatically take out awkward pauses and gaps.
• Producing a podcast or series? Create a template to get each new episode off to a flying start.
• Found the perfect settings for an effect or tool? Save them as a Preset for re-use in other projects.
• Audio Unit Extensions: if you have other apps installed that provide effects as Audio Unit Extensions, they’ll show up in Ferrite, where you can add them to tracks or projects.
Note: Split View and Slide Over require a recent iPad. Please see our support pages for more details on compatibility. Maximum number of tracks available depends on the speed of your device.
• User experience improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Features are good, UI.... needs some love
The features here are solid. Everything works and seems to work pretty well. Nice job!
On first use, though, the UI is kind of ... not really a train wreck, but maybe more than a fender-bender.
After recording you get these little rectangles (without even having curved corners or shadow or translucency or anything) for each recording, which feel a bit Androidy, and thus, somewhat gross.
When you delete a recording, you get a weird non-standard “alert” pop-up. This one has heavily rounded corner, a weird off-red color that’s not used anywhere else in the app. It animates onto the screen linearly and again, feels very much NOT at home on iOS.
After these initial impressions, I assumed it must be a cross-platform app — but according the website, it’s not. On top of that, I know the app is fairly well-regarded in the community.
Probably no developer reads 3-star reviews, but I really think you could improve the initial impressions of the app by addressing some of then UI inconsistency and weirdness.
Developer Response ,
Hello! Thanks for your feedback — this review, and every other one, does get read!
When it comes to visual design, it's always a matter of taste, and you can't please everyone, but rest assured Ferrite was designed for iOS from the outset, and every decision was carefully considered.
I don't have the space in this box to go through every detail, but just to pick one thing by way of example, the shade of red in the alert when you go to delete a file was deliberately chosen to be unusual, so that it stands out, drawing your attention to the fact that you're about to delete something. It's used in a few places in the app, but always for actions that are potentially "destructive". Hope that sheds some light on the design process, and thanks again for your feedback.
I was really enjoying using the pro version of this app until I discovered there is no way to export edited files in anything other than 16 bits. The internal format is 32 bit but there is no way to access it. Had I known this, I would never had purchased it. I can no longer use all of its great features knowing I cannot export my work in a professional audio format. This is unacceptable. Despite all its great editing features, Ferrite is simply not a professional editing app. Please add 32 or 24 bit export of edited files in a future update.
Reply: I edit audio (all kinds) professionally and I thought I had found the perfect audio companion to my iPad Pro. I would like to be able to edit in Ferrite and master the finished edited project in my mastering suite, but your refusal to implement high quality export of edited audio makes that impossible. I also find it preposterous that you would not implement a function that would, in effect, make your product perfect. It is so close. Why not go that extra little bit and make the internal format of edited audio exportable? Your refusal to do so is truly baffling.
Developer Response ,
Hello! If you have 24- or 32-bit audio stored in Ferrite, you can export it using the "Original File" option, which will export it in its original 24-/32-bit format. Those higher bit depths can be important during editing, because they can provide "room" to do certain kinds of editing without loss of quality — that's why Ferrite does support 24- and 32-bit source audio, and uses 32-bits for its audio engine, to maintain the highest quality during editing. But when you export a finished podcast, radio programme, audiobook, lecture etc, it's output as a 16-bit file, which is the industry standard for those types of production. You mentioned you're wanting to use Ferrite for music editing? If folks find it useful for that, that's great, but it's not what the app's designed for — as it says above, Ferrite is designed for podcasting, radio journalism and other spoken-word audio. It sounds like your needs would be better met by one of the many excellent music-focused editing apps that can be found in the App Store. All the best with your music production!
Best audio editing app I've seen in a while.
This is the best audio editing app I have found out there on the App Store. It is also one of the very few audio editing apps that work with voiceover. What I think would be cool though, is that when you are recording a new track, you can listen to your audio from another project. This way, I could have background music going, and when I can hear that his song is about to end, I could finish up what I am saying and finish the recording at the appropriate time, rather than the Recorder track being too short or too long. I also like how you can just the time more precisely and zoom in and out, I was able to make music loops from songs that I created with my windows PC
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- Requires iOS 13.6 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.6 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.6 or later.
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