Tape It - Songwriting 4+

Record & organize song ideas

Tape It Music GmbH

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.6 • 128 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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THE professional songwriting app that helps musicians record, organize & share song ideas. We are frustrated musicians that always wanted a straightforward app that gets how we artists work— so we created Tape It. And thousands of professional musicians love it!

Never lose song memos, never spend time with songwriting headaches again; Focus on what really matters for your music, record many ideas, don’t think too much and unmess your songwriting!


■ Group recordings into mixtapes:
Your next song idea, your next EP, a compilation of synthesizer ideas; regain control and built your own structure, so you always know where to find which ideas!

■ Collaborate in your mixtapes:
Why would you send memos in emails and messages back and forth when you can do it all in-app? Work with your bandmates, your producer and your manager like you always wanted to.

■ Add photos to your recordings:
Ever noted down vocals or chords on a random piece of paper or lost your synthesizer settings because you didn’t capture them? Guess what!

■ Airdrop files into your DAW:
An incredibly powerful way to easily turn your ideas into production or enhance your songs with field recordings!

■ Sync between devices & never lose anything with Tape It’s EU-encrypted cloud:
You wouldn’t believe the number of times users told us how it saved them from losing thousands of their ideas! It also saves iCloud space.

■ Add notes to your recordings:
Add additional information like chords, BPM, lyrics or just random ideas!

■ Listen to recordings as you would listen to Spotify:
Unlike most apps, Tape It is a fully functional audio player. Listen in your car on your commute, or use your workout time to review yesterday’s ideas!

■ Add markers while and after recording:
Perfect for jam sessions to mark specific parts and song transitions, for music lessons and for longer recordings!

■ Listen to long recordings more easily:
Tiny playback bars on tiny phone screens are a tiny bit annoying. Tape It breaks down long recordings into multiple lines like a paragraph of text to make skimming through a whole session completely natural. Add markers to that and you will never go back!

■ Detect instruments automatically and see smart waveforms:
Now you can see what a recording contains before you even listen to it! And the added photos and notes make it even more easy.

■ Mark favorite recordings:
Listen to your best ideas all in one place instead of scrolling and scrolling.

& more!

For the price of a coffee, you can maximize your iPhone's recording capabilities to seriously up your songwriting game.

■ Record in stereo:
Enjoy vastly superior audio quality by combining several of your iPhone's built-in microphones! Ideal for high-quality instrument & vocal recording, field recording, sampling and even interviews and podcasting.

■ Start recording straight from your iPhone lock screen:
Why do photographers get a dedicated camera button and musicians don’t?! Capture sudden ideas as fast and simply as possible.

■ Record in lossless quality:
Get the best mobile recording quality possible for field recordings and more!

■ Attach audio interfaces and external microphones
If you want to take mobile recording to the next level, this is perfect for you!

■ Non-destructive trimming:
Cut out the irrelevant bits! Wanna go back? Restore any trimmed audio whenever you want.

■ Support independent developers that care about songwriters:
We constantly work on new features, we never put any ads on anything, we have no investors who could tell us to put profit before your needs. Monetizing is the only way we can keep doing that!


Tape It is 100% accessible for blind people. We know how much music means for you.

Contact us at support@tape.it for questions!

Upcoming features: https://tape.it/roadmap
Privacy policy: https://tape.it/privacy
Terms of use: https://tape.it/eula

What’s New

Version 3.9.7

We made it easier to find and suggest upcoming features.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

Agarikon ,

Handy app for recording ideas

Excellent app for recording quick ideas. So far it’s been more reliable than music memos was. I haven’t found any apps better for the purpose of quickly recording a sketch, especially now that you can use it with an external mic. They’ve also improved the app quite a bit since I first downloaded.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your review! I’m glad you like it. We’ll continue to improve it while keeping the simplicity :).

candlesayshi ,

Wonderful and simple

It’s a wonderful app, and makes me feel much less weird about Music Memos being discontinued. Good, simple and easy to use. The things that pop out though is that the instrument detection seems iffy. I’m taking notes with an acoustic guitar and it hasn’t understood that’s what I’m playing. Which makes me think that I’d much rather just set it myself if I could. Also, the things that jump out are that I wish I could trim recordings, and also it’d be nice to be able to organize clips into groups so if you had a number of different ideas for one project you could have a group to just hear/see all those, for instance. Other than that I think it’s quite nice so far.

Developer Response ,

Hi candlesayshi,

Thank you so much for your honest review. We're working on improving the instrument detection, but you'll soon also be able to set the instrument yourself. Trimming is quite high on our list, too, and I think you'll be excited to hear that we are already working on groups and will bring out an update, soon. It's great to hear that those are the features that you are looking for, too.


burrito2882 ,

Good app but needs a few added features

I’ve seen in the previous review the developers are working on adding a trim feature, grouping or folders, and better instrument detection. This is currently a pretty basic recording app but after the new updates it could be a five star app. I do like that you can easily add markers to your recordings. Ideally I would love to be able to take a long recording and break it into multiple shorter separate clips. Sometimes I want to record an entire session and then divide it into parts.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review - it's always good to hear it, even if you repeat things others may have already written. It gives us a good idea of what to focus on. Grouping/folders will come very soon (we call our folders Mixtapes, and they're more like playlists, so you can have your recording in more than one Mixtape). Trim feature is also on our roadmap, and should land relatively soon. Breaking a long recording into separate recordings has been on our list almost since day one, but we're still a bit unsure how to implement it. Should these break-outs retain a link to their original recording, or are they displayed like any other recording? It also gets really important once we add better sharing; we know that people often only want to share a section of a recording, not the entire one. All this to say that breaking up long recordings into shorter ones will come, but we're still a bit unsure about its design, so it will take a little while.


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