Apogee MetaRecorder 4+

Apogee Electronics Corp

Designed for iPad

    • 3.3 • 6 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Apogee MetaRecorder is an extremely flexible two-channel audio recording app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with features to support a wide variety of unique and powerful workflows. Armed with multiple iOS devices and Apogee and Sennheiser hardware, you can capture superb audio in the field for interviews, conferences, audio for video and film, mobile broadcast, weddings, recitals, plus countless other applications.

Because it’s Apogee, audio is of the highest quality - recorded at a resolution up to 24-bit, 96kHz in WAV. or CAF format. Connect an Apogee audio interface or Sennheiser ClipMic digital or MKE 2 digital lavalier mic for a professional quality input signal, and adjust hardware input gain and DSP (Sennheiser only) from MetaRecorder.

MetaRecorder features compatibility with Timecode Systems UltraSync BLUE module as an in-app purchase. When enabled, MetaRecorder receives timecode via Bluetooth and embeds it into the audio file metadata. This greatly simplifies synchronization of audio and video files in Final Cut Pro (or other NLE). With a growing number of audio and video devices offering BLUE compatibility, it's never been easier to synchronize your productions.

The Master-Satellite Link feature makes it possible to link one Master iPhone via Wi-Fi to up to 3 Satellite iPhones (also iPad/iPod Touch). Once the link is established, every action you perform on the Master is duplicated on the Satellites - create and name Scenes, initiate recording and playback, set input levels, choose Takes, add Markers, Keywords and Favorites, and share Scenes and Takes. It’s even possible to monitor Satellites’ audio - recording and playback - from the Master. This offers the best of a wireless system - convenience and flexibility - with the reliability of standalone internal recording - each Satellite records its own audio.

Master-Satellite Link opens a world of applications for audio-for-video, mobile broadcast, and even recitals, weddings and other public events.

MetaRecorder transforms your Final Cut Pro workflow as well. Apply metadata tags like Keywords, Favorites, Markers and more to your audio files while recording in the field, then share the recorded audio and Final Cut Pro XML files directly from MetaRecorder. When imported into Final Cut Pro on a Mac, the captured metadata greatly simplifies the process of organizing and parsing your media, substantially accelerating your post-production workflow.

With the free version of MetaRecorder, it’s possible to record up to 60 seconds of audio on up to 4 linked iPhones. The Full Version in-app purchase allows unlimited recording on a single device, while the Full Version with Multi-Device Support allows unlimited recording on up to 4 devices.

**For a limited time, connecting an Apogee or Sennheiser iOS audio interface unlocks the Full Version (single device) in-app purchase; the Multi-Device Support in-app purchase may be made later at a discounted price.**

Compatible devices:
- Sennheiser ClipMic digital
- Sennheiser MKE 2 digital
- Apogee JAM, JAM 96, JAM+
- Apogee MiC, MiC+, HypeMiC
- Apogee ONE for iPad & Mac
- Apogee Duet for iPad & Mac
- Apogee Quartet for iPad & Mac

- Mono or Stereo audio recording, WAV. or CAF format, up to 96kHz 24-bit resolution
- Intuitive multi-Take recording and selection
- Compatible with Timecode Systems BLUE wireless sync module
- Master-Satellite Link creates a network of standalone recorders, commanded from a single Master iPhone
- Integration with Apogee audio interfaces and Sennheiser ClipMic digital, MKE 2 digital, HandMic and MK 4 digital
- Metadata capture and export to Final Cut Pro XML format
- Share via Dropbox, AirDrop, Email,, zip, Message and iTune File Sharing (over a wired connection)
- Control essential features with Apple Watch

For more detailed information, consult the complete User Guide included with the app (Settings > Help) or see our website at the address below.

What’s New

Version 2.2.1

- All Apogee products including Symphony Desktop now unlock Metarecorder on iPhone/iPad/iPad Pro
- Fixed Link feature broken in iOS 14
- general bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Dalee451 ,

Great app, but some much needed features

Don't get me wrong, I love this app, and I've said so in my reviews for previous versions. The Link feature is a step in the right direction. However, I've been experiencing problems with the Dropbox sync feature. Every time I want to backup my recordings I have to disconnect Dropbox then reconnect it in order for the files to begin uploading. Also, I really think this app is in desperate need of some basic editing features. It would be so good if we cut split, trim and fade the audio, simple features which are available in most software. If those things were both sorted out in the near future then I would have nothing to complain about at all. AND I WOULD BE HAPPY TO PAY A LITTLE EXTRA FOR THOSE FEATURES AS WELL.

miker71 ,

Competent and reliable audio recorder

This app doesn’t seem to get updated much; perhaps it doesn’t need to be, it’s very solid. I’ve used it for mobile field recording and voiceover work and it’s not let me down yet. Appreciate the iPadOS interface making use of the larger screen.

If you are looking for a simple and solid two track BWF/CAF recorder this is a decent and reliable choice.

Loses a star because it doesn’t offer recording in MP3 or AAC (I know I know!), I have to use another app for that which doesn’t have an interface as good as MetaRecorder :(

Spiny Norm ,

Simply brilliant

I have used this app with so many high school students using the first apogee mic, then the mic 96 kHz and now with four hype mics. So easy to set up and use, my students have never lost a file or had bad audio results over many years of using apogee products. A teacher’s dream app and products. Thank you Apogee for helping my students sound amazing.

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