studio.HD Demo Video
See a demo of new, studio.HD 1.2!
multitrack. multitouch. music.
studio.HD is the multitrack music creation app for songwriters, producers and musicians. It offers 24 discrete tracks of CD-quality audio playback, with recording, editing, loops and effects. All under the command of an elegant iPad touch interface. Get your ideas down fast and start working with them anywhere.
From a rapper recording a rhyme on top of a beat - to a songwriter trying to catch the spark of a song before it goes using voice, guitar and a drum loop - to a dance producer wanting to try out remix ideas at the airport - regardless of genre, studio.HD ignites your creativity. It’s also great for musicians to work out solo ideas, making party remixes for iTunes, creating iMovie and Podcast soundtracks and adding your audio snippet to SoundCloud and then your Facebook page.
Here is a Help Screen that gives a quick labeling of some studio.HD features
We also created an overview/quick start document that can further illustrate how studio.HD works:
- NEW VERSION 1.7
NEW version 1.7 adds the ability to view/edit/mix with 24 DISCRETE TRACKS! PLUS you can email a mix and archive a mix via email.
- ROCKS ON iPad 2 and iPad 3
All DSP for playback, mixing and processing is multithreaded and optimized for multiprocessor iPads.
- LONG RECORDING TIMES
Recording time is only limited by your storage. Easily record a bunch of 3-4 minute pop songs. Use your iPad to record a prog-rock opus on the beach!
- AUTOMATIC TEMPO ADJUSTMENT
studio.HD automatically will adjust the tempo of your recordings and loops to fit the project tempo. Already recorded your guitar but now want it a bit faster? Just change the tempo and your track speeds-up without changing the pitch! Plus there is a new override feature (in case you want to decide the tempo of the loop yourself) plus you can defeat tempo changes for a specific audio file, so it is not affected when the master BPM is changed (good for sound effects, etc.).
- PROJECT ARCHIVAL
Easily back-up your creations to the Mac or PC using iTunes to keep them safe, reload to the iPad later or to access the recordings in Mac/PC programs.
- CD QUALITY RECORDINGS
studio.HD records in industry-standard 44.1kHz/16 bit .wav files.
- BROWSE AND AUDITION LOOPS
Loop Sets logically group instrument parts (drums, bass, guitars, keys, etc.) that work well together. Audition loops at current Project tempo playing with the current arrangement.
- OVER 900 FREE LOOPS!
Examples are included plus you get download access to all the Loop Sets in Looptastic HD and new Rock, Pop, Country and Funk loops. NEW Industrial Loop Set added!
- IN-APP LOOP STORE
Hit a creative wall? Buy some new loops and get the juices flowing or grab one of the free sets on the store.
- TRACK LAYERS
studio.HD accommodates multiple layers per track to give EVEN MORE than 24 tracks! Workflow are optimized to reduce the endless scrolling found in other apps.
- RECORD YOUR BEST … then make it better
Just hit the button, listen to the count-off, and get ready to jam. Use Loop Record to lay down a few takes and choose your best or edit together a hybrid. Simply touch the track multiple times to put it into Record, Play or Mute mode. You can turn the metronome on or off depending on your needs. You can turn Input Monitoring On/Off and control the volume of the input.
- ARRANGE YOUR SONG WITH YOUR BARE HANDS!
Grab your audio parts and Edit, Delete, Copy, Paste and Loop them to make your composition the way you want it.
- EFFORTLESSLY ZOOM AROUND YOUR MUSIC
Zoom in and out of your arrangement and to fly quickly to a measure. studio.HD even "Auto-Zooms" to put your whole composition in view with a double-touch. Change playback position (Bars.Beats) on the fly while your composition is playing!
- EDIT FASTER
All operations intelligently snap to Bar/Beat based on Zoom level. Regions can be overlapping and layered on each track. Layered Regions explode for layer selection. A Loop Control Bar lets you move the looped region PLUS select all Regions on all tracks to Cut/Copy/Paste whole verses and choruses. Grab an extension Handle to Loop/repeat a part to play longer. Multitouch "2-finger" dragging copies a part, similar to the Option-Drag copy on the Mac. And studio.HD features 10 levels of Undo just in case you make a mistake. Use the NEW Split feature to cut your longer recordings into more manageable pieces. Projects can be viewed by time (min/sec) or. Bar/Beat, perfect for recording and editing broadcasts, Podcasts and similar. The grid-based editing even has an On/Off switch so you can be sure you don't lose those little bits at the begginning and end of phrases.
- AUTOMATED MIXING WITH VOLUME, PANNING AND 13 EFFECTS!
Each track has volume control and up to 4 real time effects, all with automation. Effects include Low and High Pass Filtering, Gate, Stutter Loop, Stutter Stepped, Stutter Gate, Bitcrusher, Flanger, Glitchy Repeater, Delay plus PAN and Reverb! An X-Y touch pad controls the effects and faders control volume.
- GLOBAL MASTER EFFECTS
Now you have effects available for your whole mix. Throw a Reverb on everything to bind it together. Up to 4 effects at once!
- USE YOUR OWN LOOPS
Import your 44.1/16 bit AIF and WAV files from Mac and PC using iTunes File Sharing and App Documents.
- PROJECT MANAGEMENT FEATURES, MY LOOPS LIBRARY and BPM OVERRIDE
See only recordings associated with your project. Delete recordings by simply dragging them off the timeline. Mistakes? Just hit "Undo". "My Loops" lets you reuse recordings across multiple projects. New user definable tempo and naming so the loop is easier identified and plays the way you want in the Project.
- EXPORT YOUR MIX AND SHARE TO SOUNDCLOUD, FACEBOOK AND BEYOND!
Create a 16/44 WAV mix and save it to your Mac/PC or upload it directly to your SoundCloud account. Then use the SoundCloud app within your favorite social media site like Facebook to let others here your mix!
- AUDIO COPY PASTE
Copy audio from an app that supports Sonoma Audio Copy/Paste and paste it into a track or use a studio.HD track's audio in another app.
Tips & Tricks
- Touch once on layered Edit Regions to make them "Explode" to show all the layers in the region. Select a layer to make it the one on top and then edit it (move/copy/paste/etc).
- Use the Loop Control Bar to select all the Tracks and Regions/Loops between two points in your composition to copy/paste whole Verses, Chorus', etc.