A bit more info on the 8 track for the iPhone.

Description:

Rectools08pro is the first 8 channel multi track recorder for the iPhone / iPod Touch. It is comptabile with all external iPhone / iPod Touch microphones and records in 44.1kHz / 16bit top quality.

Thanks to the wave edit feature, it is also possible to edit and process your recorded data afterwards.

Features:

  • 8 channel multi track recording (note that mono track takes up 1 channel and a stereo track takes up 2 channels)
  • Wave edit function Edit & process your recorded data.
  • Equalizer Comes with a 3 band equalizer one for each channel.
  • Frequency range of 20hz ~ 20kHz and gain ±12dB.
  • Mixer; Like a real mixing console volume fader, panning pot and equalizer, mute, solo is supported for all channels also input and output channels can have their volume and panning position adjusted (note that the input channel volume is done in software)
  • Audio Pool: Lets you access all the recorded data in your project, delete and upload to your computer in the local network is also possible.
  • Metronome: Helps you to keep the beat when recording.
  • PC-SYNC: Send your recordings to a computer n the same local network as your iPhone / iPod Touch via WI-FI.
  • Compatible with 3rd party microphone: Tested and works with various 3rd party microphones.

Specs:

  • Recording format: Linear PCM (WAV) 44.1kHz / 16bit in stereo or mono.
  • Recording length: max 7 min
  • Compatibility: Tested and works with: iPodTouch(2nd) + Apple’s In-Ear headphones with remote and mic / The iPhone microphone / Alesis’s ProTrack / Logitec’s LIC-iREC01 / Tunewear’s CAPSULE Mic / Stereo Sound Recorder for iPod.

RecTools08 at the app store:
Rectools08pro Multi Track Recorder

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15 comments

  1. Too bad it does not work with 1G touch models.
    Or does it? I'm not quite ready to put down $20 to try it, even though I know I will be getting a new touch that will be compatible eventually

  2. Looks nice. I'll wait for the versions with effects etc. I would hate to buy one version to then find out that the “upgrade” is actually a new app altogether as appears to have happened with the original RecTools.

  3. Does it allow to inport wave files from the desktop computer into the Rectools app. I have songs that i would like to import and use the iphone to record and practice over.

  4. I bought it, I'm trying to figure it out. Without a help panel or manual, you're on your own. So far it's frozen on me several times. In the mixer mode, there are two hands that pop up where the arrows on each end are, when it's in wave mode. What they do, I haven't a clue. My only complaint is that the red colored background is really hard to see in low light. I will begin the search for a good mike, but already being 20 bucks into this, i hope this doesn't get to costly just to sit around and find out it really isn't efficient or doesn't work. You're probably better off using the 4 tracker from the app store until this one gets worked out. (check out the band on youtube called the 88's that recorded an entire single using just the iPhone and the 4tracker app). I'm using a first gen iPhone with updated 3.0 software. Also, I seemed to have fixed some of the lethargic-ness by rebooting my iPhone. Also don't forget to turn on your Airplane Mode when your recording.

  5. John, I know what you mean about the colour scheme. I've found that quite difficult too. I'm hoping that the app will really get moving soon and get some new features, especially audio import which would make it an awesome tool to work with.

  6. this app has redefined my concept of mobile recording. stunning. i'm using it with an alesis protrack (stereo mic / xlr inputs for iphone/ipod), iphone 3gs and a pair of “beats” headphones. love the red, night-friendly monochromatic interface and amazing drag-n-drop, responsive, workstation-like editing. looking forward to seeing the features evolve.

  7. hi this goes out to jalcide mainly but anyone can help!

    I've rectools08 and the alesis protrack.

    I can record audio in but i cannot monitor it or here the click track etc. I've tried plugging headphones into the iphone socket and the protrack socket.

    any help would be amazing!

    Thanks!

    : )

  8. hi. got rectools few days ago. not so hard to figure out how it works, really. the only problem i encounter is :

    the mix down all tracks doesn't work.

    on iphone 3GS.

    IF you want that app :
    “four track” seems much better and more simple
    and “multitrack” is more complete.

    good luck.

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