MultitrackStudio for iPad 4+

Audio / MIDI recording studio

Giel Bremmers

    • 4.3 • 26 Ratings
    • $29.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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MultitrackStudio turns your iPad into a digital multitrack music recording studio. You can record, edit and mix audio and MIDI tracks. Both "one man band" recording, adding tracks one at a time, and live multitrack recording are supported.

Both audio and MIDI tracks can be edited. MIDI editing features include pianoroll, drum, score and pattern editors. Tempo and time signature can change throughout the song.

MultitrackStudio for iPad comes with many high quality audio effects including a guitar amp simulator. MIDI instruments include GM-compatible MultitrackStudio Instruments, SoundFont Player and Matrix Sampler. External (hardware) synths can be used as well.

AUv3 audio effects, instruments and MIDI effects are supported, so 3rd party apps can integrate into MultitrackStudio.

The straightforward user-interface has been designed with tape-based recording in mind. It's easy to use yet powerful.

Key features:

• Up to 16 audio/MIDI tracks, audio tracks can be mono or stereo.
• Editors: audio, pianoroll, drum, score, MIDI patterns, MIDI controllers, tempo/time signature and song.
• One effect return section.
• One master section.
• Three effect slots per mixer section (two for MIDI tracks).
• Audio Effects: Automated Fader, Chorus, Compressor, DeEsser, Echo, EQ, Flanger, Guitar Amp, Master Limiter, Noise Gate, Phaser, Reverb, Rotor, Saturator, Stereo Imager, Tremolo, Tuner and Vibrato.
• MIDI instruments: MultitrackStudio Instruments (General MIDI compatible), SoundFont Player, Matrix Sampler, up to four Virtual MIDI Apps and one CoreMIDI output device.
• MIDI Effects: Arpeggiator, Poly Modulator and Velocity Curve.
• Supports Audio Unit effects and instruments and MIDI effects (the latter require iOS 12).
• Supports Inter-App Audio effects and instruments.
• Supports Audiobus (acts as output in Audiobus app).
• Supports MPE, MIDI 2.0 and MIDI-CI (MIDI 2.0 requires iPadOS 14, MIDI-CI requires iPadOS 17).
• MIDI sources: onscreen keyboard (keyboard, fourths, guitar, bass, violin, matrix, chords and drum layouts) and one CoreMIDI input device. Supports Bluetooth LE MIDI.
• Supports Bluetooth audio output.
• Audio sample rate: 44.1 or 48 kHz.
• Imports .wav, .aif, .mp3, .mid, .midi2 and various other audio file types.
• Exports .wav and .mid files.
• Import/export audio/MIDI via Document Picker, Copy/paste, iTunes File Sharing, AudioShare or email.
• Imports/exports .zip file containing all files needed to open song, compatible with MultitrackStudio for Windows/macOS.
• Lyrics/chords prompter and editor.
• Also works with mouse/trackpad/keyboard (requires iPadOS 13.4).

The Pro Extension (available as in-app purchase) adds these features:

• Up to 64 tracks.
• Up to 3 extra Effect Slots. (*)
• Up to 3 extra Effect Returns. (*)
• Up to 8 Groups. (*)
• Multichannel audio playback. (*)
• Mixer and effect automation.
• Audio pitch shifting in track editors.
• Time stretching in track editors.
• Tempo editor can process audio tracks.
• Stretch and Stretch Accelerando in tempo editor.
• Multi MIDI Editor (edit multiple tracks in a single editor)..
• Convolutor effect with Vintage Reverbs.
• Load custom speaker IR in Guitar Amp.
• Sidechain input on Compressor and AU effects that support it.
• Dynamics effect, supports sidechaining.
• Multiband Compressor effect.
• Auto Wah effect.
• Phase Inverter effect.
• Transposer effect.
• Vocal Tuner effect.
• Sample rate conversion in Export Mix dialog.
• Create new song using current as template.
• Remote Control for transport ("MIDI Learn")

(*) Limited by iPad screen size. There's just one additional space on iPad smaller iPads. 10.5" iPads have two spaces, 12.9" iPads have three spaces.
An Effect Slot, an Effect Return and the Output Selector (for groups and multichannel playback) take one space each.

What’s New

Version 5.0

• MultitrackStudio Instruments 2.0. Almost all instruments sound better, with a special mention to the acoustic pianos. Acoustic pianos, Harpsichord and Harp have a Width knob and better stereo sound. Acoustic pianos support Sostenuto pedal, Soft pedal is now continuous rather than on/off. New Upright Piano. Honky Tonk Piano now really is honky tonk. Drum Kit is panned stereo and has a Width knob. Drum Kit, Timpani and Synth Drum can be panned using per-note pan controllers.
• The MultitrackStudio Instruments support some articulations for Overdrive Guitar / Distortion Guitar (Normal, Muted, Harmonic), Electric Bass (finger) (Normal, Slap), and Violin/Viola/Cello/Contrabass (Bowed, Pizzicato).
• You can define articulation selection keys in the Keyboard Mapper, so you can easily play articulations live.
• 'Make monophonic' option in Keyboard Mapper.
• MultitrackStudio now tries to avoid losing the MIDI 2.0 note attribute in AU MIDI effect plugins which don't support MIDI 2.0. The note attribute is used for articulations.
• Higher math accuracy in many audio effects.
• Rotor effect: improved speed up/down timing.
• Guitar Amp effect uses higher oversampling rate (8x).
• Velocity Curve (MIDI Effect): Curve knob now works the other way round. The range has been extended from 0.5..2 to 0.33..3.
• MIDI editors handle per-note controllers smarter when adding new notes, so the new note fits in better.
• Drum note names appear in controller editor for per-note controllers.
• You can now type MIDI note numbers (0..127) in text boxes that accept notes (like C#5 etc).
• Fixed: transport buttons work again after hiding the keyboard in the Lyrics/Chords editor.
• Fixed: EQ: the spectrum value displayed for the current mouse position wasn't correct for 'No Bands'.
• Several other fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

BDC1989 ,

Better than most

I own about 6 iOS DAWS. This app has several advantages but some shortcomings. The UI is somewhat quirky in that it is not all that intuitive. Takes a while to get the hang of it. The biggest advantage, for me , over similar apps is the piano roll editor. Moving and editing midi notes is extremely easy and well designed. However, there are two features I’d like to see added. It would be helpful if, when adjusting note velocity, one could hear the sound change similar to what GarageBand offers. Also, I’d like to be able to import a midi file and be able to change the key of the song.

Developer Response ,

The Pro Extension IAP includes a Multi MIDI Editor which would let you transpose all MIDI tracks in one go. Without that you have to transpose the tracks one at a time (first do "select all", then tap the EDIT button and use the Transpose setting).

Dav in NC, USA ,

The perfect iPad DAW for me.

Amazingly functional and stable DAW that is the perfect tool for any serious recording projects on the iPad. So many powerful features. I've bought all the major iPad DAWs, and they all have their strengths, but this one is the one I love to use. It fits me perfect. It does it's job very well without interrupting my creative workflow with buggy behavior - the way a DAW should be. I like the simple GUI which is not only well thought out, but so quick to use once you get the hang of it (and easy to learn I must add). I only wish I had bought this DAW first, it would have save me time, money, and frustration. I'm so impressed and happy with this app I bought the pro extension, even though I didn't need it, just to support the dedicated developer. I also appreciate that this app can run on my older iPad (iOS 10). I am recommending MTS to my recording buddies as the best iPad DAW to get.

maela49 ,

Great App

This is amazing for someone who could not work with any other app. I play the piano and violin and record both,then send the finished piece to AudioShare. I record piano on midi then violin on audio. I listen and practice until they sound good enough for me and my friends who like to hear me play.
I have played violin since I was a child and definitely play violin better then piano,but my piano makes nice background for my solo playing. I no longer play professionally but enjoy hearing myself for the first time in my very long life. Thank you so much Giel Bremers. Eleanore

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