Audiofile Engineering, a leading audio software developer for Mac, has released version 1.3 of FiRe, their professional field recording App for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch. This version incorporates many new features including professional audio effects powered by industry leader iZotope. The most notable of the features is the new Podcast Export option which allows users to publish podcasts directly from the iPhone, making it the first App of its kind.
FiRe was designed to bring serious field recording to audio professionals and version 1.3 furthers this direction by being the first iPhone application to incorporate professional audio signal processing powered by iZotope. “With a reputation for the best digital signal processing available, iZotope has become the leading provider of DSP for professional audio applications,” says Matthew Foust of Audiofile Engineering. “Incorporating this technology adds even more value to FiRe 1.3.”
FiRe 1.3 is the first application with the ability to publish a finished Podcast directly from the iPhone or iPod touch. Several features make FiRe an excellent Podcast recorder such as the ability to tag recordings with location data and the ability to insert and name markers. When creating a Podcast with FiRe, markers are converted to chapters for easy navigation.
“Bringing professional audio processing to all platforms is part of iZotope’s main strategy,” explained Mark Ethier, CEO of iZotope, Inc. “We’re proud to have Audiofile Engineering as a lead customer on the iPhone with their professional-grade FiRe field recording app.”
Musicians writing songs or recording rehearsals, sound engineers and designers recording on location, and even students recording lectures in the classroom will appreciate the new features in FiRe 1.3. These include an improved overdub mode, the ability to change the playback speed while retaining the pitch, the ability to compress files in AAC, Apple Lossless, FLAC, and Ogg Vorbis formats, improved search and metadata functionality, a new toolbar for fast access to recordings, an updated SoundCloud API and more.
FiRe is now available on the Apple App Store for $9.99.