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Ferrite Recording Studio

Wooji Juice, developer of Mitosynth and Grain Science, has released Ferrite Recording Studio! This slick looking multi-track audio editor packs a lot of goodies! The app is free to check out, but requires a $10 IAP to remove recording/editing restrictions, or a $20 IAP to unlock everything including the editing and effects tools. The app is Universal, so IAPs will crossover between the stuff you record on your iPhone and edit on your iPad.

Ferrite Recording Studio iTunes Description:

Ferrite combines the ease-of-use of a “voice memo” audio recorder, with a versatile multi-track editing studio — and powerful additional tools like effects & automation available when you need them.

With time-saving features and a UI designed to get out of your way, this is the app you need for podcasting, radio journalism, or other professional voice production like lectures, speeches, and voiceovers.

Streamlined Recording

Open Ferrite and with just one tap you’re recording. No fuss, and it won't break a sweat even with hours-long sessions. Just make sure your device has enough free space!

Recording an interview and you want to highlight a few quotes? Have to take out some inappropriate language? Or just fluffed a sentence and need to fix it? Bookmark moments during your recording and they’ll be flagged up during edits, so you can jump right to them.

Monitor levels with live recording meters, or listen through headphones. Tag your audio to find it quickly later. And of course you can import audio from your Music Library, iCloud, and other services such as Dropbox.

Please note: the free version has limited duration for recording & editing projects. Upgrade, and you can edit projects up to 24 hours long!

Editing is a Snip

Ferrite features full multi-track editing, from quick cuts, up to producing a complete podcast or broadcast package. Zoom out to see hours at a glance, or zoom in all the way down to individual samples.

Advanced Editing Features

Need more? Ferrite also includes:

  • Automatic ducking: set tracks to “duck under” others (e.g. ducking music behind voice-overs)
  • Strip Silence: Carves away all the silent sections from a recording, making it easy to edit the remaining audio

With a single In-App Purchase, you can unlock these additional tools:

  • Add professional effects to your tracks such as Noise Gate and Dynamic Range Compression, for projects that sound clean and engaging
  • Automate volume, panning and effects settings so they vary over time, both on individual tracks and the final mix
  • Adjust automated settings during playback to record your changes into the timeline
  • If you need the most precise control, you can create or fine-tune automation curves directly

Bonus Features in iOS 9

  • Find your recordings and projects direct from your Home Screen, with Spotlight support
  • iPad Split View and Slide Over support: Use Ferrite side-by-side with other apps. Recording a narration? Open another app with your script and place Ferrite down the side of the screen. Or open the User Guide in Safari on one side while you learn Ferrite on the other.

Buy Ferrite Recording Studio on iTunes: Freemium ($20 Unlock IAP)


Before I gush all over this one, I want to point out that it isn't technically a music app. This is an audio editing app. There's no MIDI, there's no Audiobus/IAA, but there is preliminary support for Audio Unit Extensions(AUX). As a mobile audio editing platform, Ferrite is incredibly feature rich. I love the highly touchable interface!

This even ships with support for BitTorrent Sync! BitTorrent Sync lets you roll-your-own Dropbox, automatically syncing and backing up your data across multiple devices you own... instead of servers overseen by Condoleeza Rice. I would love to see more apps support this, since samples and recordings are exactly the sort of thing you'd want synced across all of your computers and mobile devices. And it's free, so you don't have to pay out the ass to Dropbox or its clones.

Embedded here is a playlist showing off the features in Ferrite!

Reader Comments 5

Thank for sharing about BitTorrent Sync Tim. Never heard of it before, but looks awesome. Ferrite looks cool too but I don't think I have a use for it.

November 05, 2015  | person_outline Steve

I've been using it here for about a year now to manage media and samples across all of my computers, and backed up remotely to an old web server that isn't used anymore. It's so handy to have everything I own automatically synced up! And no monthly fees...

The iOS app has gotten pretty decent too.

So, does this have support for changing BPM or time signature mid-track?

November 06, 2015  | person_outline Sleeper Service

It looks and works fantastic, very nicely implemented. The ducking functionality is particularly great :) The one feature that would make me switch irrevocably from Auria to Ferrite for all my podcast recording needs would be multi channel Core Audio Compliant device support. Spoke to the dev team, currently it only supports stereo. Fingers crossed they'll support this in a future update. Aside from that, this is a really well thought-out app for spoken-word podcast recording.

November 06, 2015  | person_outline Liam

@SleeperService No, it doesn't appear to be that type of app. There's no metronome/time signature functionality, so wouldn't work too easily with any beat-based music (by which I mean anything from punk to techno to industrial gabba to krautrock, etc...). Seems geared towards spoken word conversations. Possibly usable for ambient creations, but there's definitely easier solutions out there for music recordings.

November 06, 2015  | person_outline Liam
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