This isn’t just good news for Final Touch users, it’s a very positive message around Apple working with developers to bring innovation into the mobile music world.
Here’s what Positive Grid say in their press release:
Developed alongside Apple engineers, Positive Grid (www.positivegrid.com) announced today that its Final Touch Audio Post Production System for iPad is now available with the new AAC format preview, the world’s first on iPad. With this new update, Final Touch adds real-time auditioning through the Apple AAC encoder, which provides accurate level metering and preparation for Mastered for iTunes process on a Mac. The AAC format is considered to be the successor of the MP3 format, as it delivers better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rates.
Final Touch combines seven essential mastering tools into one integrated system: Pre and Post Linear Phase EQ modules, a Dynamics module with a highly flexible stereo/mid-side multiband compressor/limiter, Stereo Imaging, Reverb, and a Maximizer with Comprehensive Dithering and noise-shaping options. The final mix can be exported and shared via email, Dropbox, iTunes and SoundCloud.
The new Final Touch update includes the new AAC preview feature, an increased 256kbps bitrate in AAC format exporting, and overall performance improvements. Positive Grid will continue working with Apple engineers to release the right tools to export any mastered track using “Mastered for iTunes” directly from Final Touch.
Final Touch with new AAC preview feature retails for $19.99 and is immediately available for download at the iTunes App Store. The app requires an iPad 2 or newer to operate.