Welcome to MultiTrack 5!
This update includes a huge number of features:
AUv3 support for effects/instruments/generators with 2 window sizes, and presets support.
MP3 export using Lame, with command line in Settings.app
FFT with 7 coefficient Blackman Harris window in Parametric EQ screen, with decade lines.
Complete UI overhaul, with better visibility, highlighting buttons, and dynamic resizing.
Support for zooming tracks vertically. Track Header controls are resized and centered on the fly. VU Meters add segements and resize dynamically.
Support for Slide Over / Split View on iPad (iOS 11 or better)
Drag and drop from other apps / Files app. Drop multiple audio files directly onto tracks! With Snap Helpers while dragging. Regions/Tracks will be created if necessary, multiple dropped audio files line up vertically.
Support for portrait mode on iPhone with up to 15 tracks visible simultaneously on iPhone in portrait, 22 on iPad, 24 on iPad Pro.
Support for Emojis on track, song, audio, region, and folder names, in color.
Reworked Song Menu, with folders, new icons for zips and audio files, animations, MultiTrack projects are now (.mtdaw) packages.
Ability to drag audio/projects/folders and drop onto other folders, or hover over the folder to traverse into that folder, or hover over the Back button to traverse up the hierarchy, with animations.
Ability to preview audio files from the song menu (opens shared browser with play/import buttons)
WiFi web server reworked to look more like the song menu with better resizing. Ability to traverse folders from web interface.
Added 'Springiness' to track scrolling, this solves the bug of not being able to adjust the start handle of a region at zero. Now, edit the region as normal, use one finger to pull the window right and another finger to access the region start handle.
Added AU/IAA effects icons to tracks, these are untappable and indicate the current effects on the track. They mimic the AU/IAA effects panel and rearrange when effects are rearranged, with animations. This makes it easy to see the status of all your plugins at once, with loading indicators and error overlays.
AU/IAA effects panel now has 'No-Clip' unity gain control with VU Meter. If a plugin is clipping, turn this control down. The signal will be automatically boosted by the inverse amount after the plugin return.
'Follow' menu option added, now the automatic following of the playhead can be disabled. Follow is now slightly more aggressive and will follow even when looping.
Better CPU usage when nothing is happening onscreen.
Display of Beats/Time/Samples is now an optimized smearing number renderer (with glow).
Song Menu remembers all song / audio / folder icon positions, and watches the current directory for changes in case a file is dropped from iTunes File Sharing, WiFi server or Drag&Drop.
Localization for Japanese added.
Fixed song menu subicons for delete(X), zip, and rename box on 3x devices.
Removed Bluetooth Low Energy, all bluetooth must now use A2DP due to poor sound quality.
Set 'showsCloudItems' to NO in Music browser, music must be downloaded using the Music app before import.
Fixed touch offset when dragging items and hovering over the Back button in song menu for devices with safety margins.
Fixed placement of Input selector and AU/IAA effects panel and resized accordingly when rotating device.
Fixed dynamic bubble placement for knob helpers.
Fixed listbox content staying open when resized, content must close when resizing.
Ratings and Reviews
Top Shelf! Again I Say! TOP SHELF!
I STILL reach for this app! It’s uncomplicated, EZ to use quickly gets me to the task at hand. I’ve NEVER had issues with this app and am stunned at the continued support/maintenance of this app! While updates are few and far between... when the update rolls in it’s MAJOR and well done!! AND amazingly FREE updates! That’s a huge win cuz I HATE SUBSCRIPTION services! Thank you Harmonic Dog YOU ARE AWESOME!!!!
Another great update! Now with looping until you "got it right" option! New device support too!
This is one my favorite apps! Even tho I have more "complicated" more expensive DAWs for iPad, this is the one I always goto! There's just enough bells and whistles to get a very good multitrack recording (depending on your device) and if you include it in the audio chain of AudioBus you're pretty much good to go until "mastering" The devs keep supporting this app which I'm very grateful!! This is app is Top Shelf!
Thanks Harmonic Dog for your continued support of such a great user friendly app!
This app was a game changer for me as an evolving musician!!! Even Considering that I am basically computer illiterate, I would say this app is very user friendly. This app has helped me grow as I experience the recording process from the perspective of each instrument in a band.. Easy to start recording and learn tons of tricks as you go. Very useful tool for writing and recording original music. Only complaint I have had in the years I have enjoyed this app is that the latest update (5?) messed up the sound on All previous recordings. Everything sounds like it’s in a tin can now. I have not yet tried to record new material since update.. so no opinion as of now.
This is less a review and more of a “Thank You”
This app has enough reviews to tell you that it is awesome - so instead this is to say *Thank You To The Devs* for creating and updating this app for so long.
As for the reasoning for the five stars:
I’d had this app since the first version and for each iOS device I’ve owned as an alternative or main DAW (whenever things needed more out-of-the-box creativity or when things needed to be paired down to basics). Read the other reviews and conclude for yourself if you need it but I think you won’t regret having it in your toolbox, especially if you just have a iPhone.
- Hamilton Feltman
- 20.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Japanese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2019 Harmonicdog
- In-App Purchases
- Add 8 Stereo Tracks $5.99
- Add 16 Stereo Tracks $7.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.