Spire: Music Recorder & Studio 4+

Record songs, make music

iZotope, Inc.

    • 4.8 • 15.1K Ratings
    • Free



High-quality vocals with your iPhone or iPad

Spire for iOS combines award-winning iZotope audio processing with multi-track recording to make importing a beat, layering vocals, collaborating with your producer, and sharing songs easier than ever. When your iPhone is your mobile vocal booth with automatic Soundcheck, recording high-quality vocals is possible anywhere.

• Import a beat and write lyrics

Get started by importing your beat. Easily write and develop your lyrics directly in the Spire app and have them front-and-center while you record.

• Automatically set your levels and tone

When you run Soundcheck in Spire before you record, it will identify voice or an instrument, set your levels, and sculpt your tone. Vocals stand out in the mix through automatically adding compression, saturation, and EQ—powered by tech from the Vocal Assistant in iZotope's Nectar plug-in.

• Layer vocals and mix your tracks

Building a song with Spire is fast and intuitive. Easily capture lead vocals, overdubs, ad-libs, and more by just hitting record. You can edit out unwanted parts from any track with the trim tool. To mix, drag track icons up or down to adjust volume and left or right to pan.

• Collaborate with artists and producers

Text or email a Spire project to anyone from the Spire app and they can preview your song, export mixdowns, download individual tracks to edit in a DAW, or open in Spire to add tracks of their own.

• Share with your fans

If you’ve finished a song in Spire that you’re ready to show the world, you can publish your songs to SoundCloud, Instagram, and more directly from the app. Add artwork or a video to your project to make it your own before posting for your fans.



Enable Spire Pro and get full access to exclusive features and content that help you get pro-quality, release-ready vocals!

• Tune your vocals

Automatically tune your vocals from natural to robotic, and treat your tracks like the pros do with Tune, a new, exclusive mix effect for Spire Pro. Add this creative effect from the Mix view to shape your vocals, featuring tech from iZotope Nectar’s Pitch module.

• Pro Vocal Effects

Curated vocal effects powered by technology from iZotope Nectar. Includes the most popular effects in modern music, like vocal tuning, reverb, EQ, and more–all on your phone. Record with effects on or add them after, you can always change them.

• Inspire Me

Inspire your creativity with randomized vocal effects that combine static EQ, plate reverb, iZotope Trash distortion, echo, chorus, and more. You can even share your favorite effects with other artists to inspire more music.

• Personalized Soundcheck

When you upgrade to Spire Pro, Soundcheck evolves to become your personal vocal recording engineer. By listening to your voice and environment, it applies personalized processing to make sure your voice sounds clear and polished, no matter where you record. Whether it’s with the Spire app or Spire Studio paired with an iPhone, singers and rappers can now create pro-quality vocals over their beats in seconds.

Learn more about Spire Pro at izotope.com/spirepro


The Spire app for iOS is also the controller app for Spire Studio hardware:

Pair the app to Spire Studio hardware to create an integrated recording experience you can take on-the-go and unlock hardware exclusive effects for vocals and instruments as well as Enhance, a mastering tool powered by award-winning tech from iZotope Ozone.

What’s New

Version 2.64.0

• Spire Pro is now a free upgrade giving you access to pro mic clarity in Soundcheck, creative vocal effects, vocal tuning, and the random effects generator Inspire Me
• Spire Pro beats, automatic noise reduction, and link sharing have been removed. You can still share .spire project files, individual tracks, and mixdowns through Airdrop, file sharing apps, and more. You can also still import your own beats and tracks.
• Various bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15.1K Ratings

15.1K Ratings

Steef S ,

Magic demo machine!

As a songwriter, I’ve always wanted a quick and easy way to demo a new song. Most of the time, I’ve just used my iPad to capture it. And if I had the time— I’d fire up Garage Band. If I really wanted to share to a wider audience, I’d work through it on my Protools setup. But now, Spire helps me make a quick and easy demo in my living room that sounds darned close to a studio version. The more I use it, the better I get and the better I sound. It does feel like a magic little box. The mic check dials in the levels, the effects sound nice and clean and above all it takes me minutes— not hours! My biggest wish would be to improve the ability to punch in to fix a guitar clam. It’s close to impossible so I usually try to get a complete and acceptable take before moving on to vocals. Punching in a vocal isn’t hard because there’s usually a dead space that I can come in on. I hope iZotope is still working on this little gem because it would be great to be able to at least add an easy dissolve to smooth a punch in. But hey, I actually couldn’t be happier with this thing.

Developer Response ,

Hey! Thanks a ton for the review! We couldn't be happier to know that Spire is a magic demo machine for your musical experience. Your suggestion about punching in with guitars has been forwarded along to the rest of the team and we are always working on improving the app (and the Spire Studio). Send us an email at support@izotope.com if you have any other thoughts or questions -- thanks again!

BlackDonaldTrump ,

Really Unreal Recorder - Spire is Fire

This is absolutely hands-down one of the best apps I’ve ever used on my phone it’s incredibly powerful for an iPhone app or anything really. The app itself and Spire have made an unreal amount of progress over the past few months, it seems like every time I open it they’ve added some new tweak, improvement or update and it continues to get better. I’ve been pro since the beginning and well worth the subscription price and more... really good developer team.

Couple super nit-picky wishes / ideas:

-in same way you can import a base sound I wish you could import just like a short (ten second) clip into a channel... like for example a producer tag or a sound effect.

-I like the the ‘inspire me’ effects; but I wish you could either (a) delete and/or hide the ones you don’t want or (b) favorite the ones you do so you can find them more easily, they are very cool but so many to sort through that I forget the name or want to compare fewer against each other to find the best one.

- Canyou not do the effects and inspire me together on the same track? Seems like right now if I add one it removes the other effect (which is fine just curious)

Thanks you guys for all that you do, fantastic job and always improving! Rating 10 / 10.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review! Lots of great features coming up so stay tuned!

elijah4444 ,

Terrible execution

It is so surprising to me that this has been out for so long and they still haven't improved basic obvious things. Like, for example, who could think that it's a good idea to have the Spire completely disconnect every time you change apps? And then when it reconnects, it opens a new project instead of going back to the one you were on? And how you can't change effects after recording, or change the volume of certain sections? And how the "crop" function is extremely tedious and limited in its usage? I know the goal is for this program to be super simple, but there's no reason not to also include extra tools that you can use (or not use). If iPhone Garageband could easily connect to the Spire as an interface, I would always use that app instead and would never open this one again. I'm surprised that iZotope, a great company, hasn't improved this app. Also, I hate that they want you to pay for Spire premium. I already paid a ton of money for the Spire, don't ask me to then pay a monthly fee to have your frustrating app be slightly less frustrating. Ridiculous.

Developer Response ,

We appreciate you taking the time to deliver this feedback about your experience with the app and Spire Studio recorder. If you have further feedback or concerns you'd like to have addressed, please don't hesitate to reach out to our customer care team at: support@izotope.com

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