Monday, May 27, 2013

Review and Demo from John Walden

A very detailed review from John Walden reveals many details of use the Audio Mastering application.








Before and After demo from Officially Alive

Nice demo from Officially Alive for my collection of Audio Mastering examples.



Complete final version of this track here: http://soundcloud.com/officiallyalive/i-saw-you

More Officially Alive track on SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/officiallyalive




Thursday, May 23, 2013

New version 1.1 has been released

New version 1.1 of Audio Mastering for iPad already available in App Store. This is easy-to-use application with high-quality fully 24 bit audio processing algorithms. The perfect way to make your songs a little better.

Feature of this version:

  • Function Normalize at conversion of file. 
  • Feature "Open in" that give possibility "Open audio file in Audio Mastering" from other applications (like AudioShare, Mail, etc).
  • Export audio file directly to AudioShare application.
  • Playback from Mark In position when selecting file.
  • Files .m4a are supported now (you need to reload file).
  • Built-in description updated.
  • Some minor bugs fixed.

Are you thinking iPad is not good enough for audio mastering? For better sound use external DAC and quality monitors. High-quality audio processing is already in this application.




See detailed Review and Demo of this application

Listen to some examples of processing in this application:







Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New Before and After demo from Michael Coffman

Another example of sound processing in this application. An very impressive demo from Michael Coffman.



Listen to more of his tracks: http://soundcloud.com/mcoffman

If you would like to share your sound example of use Audio Mastering for iPad please contact me.

With this application you can make your music even more exciting. Any genres, any styles. It's DIY Audio Mastering available to everyone!



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Monday, May 20, 2013

Before and After demo

I have started new SoundCloud theme with Before and After demo on Audio Mastering for iPad.

http://soundcloud.com/audio-mastering-ipad

If you want to show your demo with this application please feel free to contact me. Any genres and styles are welcome, but please make short demo Before and After within one track.

It will be great if you also attach screenshot with controls positions for this track.

Here is first some demo tracks from Red Sky Lullaby that were finalized in this application:








Sunday, May 19, 2013

New version 1.1 submitted in App Store

In about a week new version 1.1 will be available for download. If all will ok. I hope.

What's new:

  • Function Normalize at conversion of file. 
  • Feature "Open in" that give possibility "Open audio file in Audio Mastering" from other applications (like AudioShare, Mail, etc).
  • Export audio file directly to AudioShare application.
  • Playback from Mark In position when selecting file.
  • Files .m4a are supported now (you need to reload file).
  • Built-in description updated.
  • Some minor bugs fixed.


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Detailed review of purpose and features

It is the most complete review of the purpose and features of Audio Mastering for iPad from Music App Blog. I recommend it to everyone who wants to know the main purpose of this application.

Music App Review - Audio Mastering for iPad

... "As explained by Bob Katz (one of the most respected mastering engineers in the world) in his excellent book on the subject, mastering is both an art and a science. It can also involve a whole range of different audio processing options. It would perhaps be unfair to expect a $9.99 app to cover all the possibilities but Audio Mastering manages to pack in a decent suite of tools given the iOS format and the price."


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What to expect in the next versions

So, everyone is interested to know what else in this app will be. Also, there is already the most requested features. My prediction for the next two versions.

The nearest version 1.1 (will submit in a few days)

  • Function Normalize at conversion of file.
  • Feature "Open in" that give possibility "Open audio file in Audio Mastering" from other applications. As example from AudioShare app.
  • Export audio file directly to AudioShare application.
  • Some bugs fixed (it's main reason of this release).

Next version 1.2 (in a two-three weeks)

  • Recording to file from external source.
  • Support AudioBus as external source.
  • Convert sample rate from 96, 88.2, 44.1 to 48 kHz.
  • Solo mode for Equalizer bands.

I'm working on it!



Monday, May 13, 2013

Review and screen by screen tutorial

Nick Trass from Apps4iDevices published nice review and screen by screen tutorial. See details here:

http://apps4idevices.com/read/audio-mastering.html

Video review:




Sunday, May 12, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Audio Mastering for iPad demo

The first fully functional high-quality audio mastering application for iPad. For everyone who wants to make their music even more excellent. Based on professional sound processing algorithms this application turns your iPad into a real mastering studio.








Monday, May 6, 2013

Submitted to App Store

Audio Mastering Studio submitted to App Store. Once this application will be tested, it will be available for download. About a week if all will be ok.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Audio processing demo

This demo contains a fragment of the original recording and the same fragment that was processed in Audio Mastering Studio application for iPad.




Here is current settings:



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Audio Mastering for iPad

Technical specification
iOS Compatible Audio Interfaces
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The first fully functional audio mastering application with professional quality delivers an unprecedented level of clarity, punch and warmth to your mix. Precise control of all parameters and highest quality audio processing, the most important part of any mastering, is the base of this application.

This all-in-one tool gives you all the features you need to add the finishing touch of magic to your music. Also with Audio Mastering you can convert audio formats, change sample rate, convert bit depth, record a track, cut part of track and apply fade-in and fade-outs.

Support for Inter-App audio and Audiobus allows you to use Audio Mastering together with other music applications. Moreover, with an external audio interface, you can use this application as a powerful sound processor with 32 bit / 96 kHz processing in your studio and integrate it with other studio equipment.

The easy-to-use interface lets you tweak all the controls in real time while auditioning the result as you make parameter adjustments. Using a unique feature - two different control modes - you can quickly and easily adjust the final mix in basic mode, or fine-tune the settings in more details for the best possible sound in advanced mode. Includes built-in presets that allow you to quickly find a suitable starting point for your music and then tweak the processing to get a desired result.


Parametric Equalizer,
Spectrum analyzer
Harmonic Saturation,
Stereo Imaging and Reverb
Multiband compressor,
Loudness maximizer


Audio processing features:

  • Complete 32-bit / 96 kHz high-quality audio processing algorithms.
  • Five band parametric or ten band graphic equalizer.
  • Switchable multi-band or single-band compressor.
  • Very subtle sounding reverb special for mastering.
  • Three band stereo imaging with common stereo width level.
  • Harmonic saturator with three sets of harmonics.
  • Loudness maximizer with adjustable response speed and ceiling.
  • Spectrum analyzer switchable between input and output.
  • Visualization of compressor signals and compression level. 
  • Mid-Side vector visualization tool for stereo imaging.
  • Sample rate converter from 96, 88.2, 48 to 44.1 or 48 kHz.
  • Bit depth converter supports 16, 24, 32 bits audio.
  • Function Normalize at conversion of files.
  • Dithering with noise shaping.
  • Support wav, aif, mp3, m4a, caf, flac audio formats.

Application features:

  • Advanced and basic control modes.
  • All processing parameters are stored for each file.
  • Processing group of files with predefined parameters.
  • Possibility to create and AB compare presets.
  • Copy, paste, email and share presets.
  • Different color schemes available for the visual interface.

File access:

  • Sharing files on SoundCloud web service (you will need free SoundCloud account).
  • Support for the Dropbox web service (you will need free Dropbox account).
  • Exchange files between applications through audio clipboard.
  • Support "Open in" feature to get audio files from other applications.
  • Option to "Open file in" sends file directly to another application.
  • Access to files through internal Web service in WiFi network.
  • Support for iTunes file share.

Compatibility:

  • Inter-App audio compatible.
  • Support Audiobus in Effect, Input or Output slots.
  • Support Audiobus "State Saving" feature.
  • Recording from external input, with Inter-App audio or Audiobus.

Video demo:


Processing audio demo (high quality, uncompressed, downloadable):



Reviews:


Other demos:







Audio Mastering for iPad - Technical specification

About
iOS Compatible Audio Interfaces
Download (App Store)
Feedback 


Technical specification:

  • Supported input files formats: .wav .aif .aiff .mp3 .mp4 .m4a .aac .caf .au .snd .flac

  • Supported output files formats: Lossless: .wav .aif .flac, Lossy: .m4a .mp3

  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48.0, 88.2, 96.0 kHz

  • Supported bit depth: 16, 24, 32

  • Dithering: Dithering with noise shaping.

  • Hardware sample rate switching: 44.1, 48.0, 96.0 (external interface) kHz

  • Processing sections (basic mode):

    Complete 32-bit high-quality audio processing algorithms.

    Linear-phase ten band graphic Equalizer with equalization range +/-6 dB with 0.1 dB steps.
    Solo mode for each band.

    Harmonic Saturator with three sets of harmonics (3, 3+5, 3+5+7).

    Three band Stereo Imaging (Low < 200 Hz, Middle 200 Hz .. 4.0 kHz, High > 4.0 kHz) with common Stereo Width level +/- 100%.

    Maximizer based on high-quality brickwall look ahead limiter with superfast gain reduction.
    Gain up to +12 dB with 0.1 dB step.
    Three fixed response speeds.
    Three level of ceiling (-0.1, -0.2, -0.4 db).

    Reducing input (before processing) up to -6 dB with 0.5 db steps.

    Separate switching on and off each processing section.
    Switching on and off for all processing.

  • Processing sections (advanced mode):

    Complete 32-bit high-quality audio processing algorithms.

    Linear-phase five band parametric Equalizer with equalization range +/-6 dB with 0.1 dB steps.
    36 fixed frequencies for each band (35, 40, 46, 52, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120, 140, 160, 180, 210, 240, 280, 320, 370, 430, 500, 570, 650, 780, 920 Hz, 1.0, 1.2, 1.3, 1.5, 1.7, 1.9, 2.3, 2.7, 3.4, 4.4, 6.2, 10.8 kHz).
    Low cut filter fixed frequencies - 20, 30, 40, 50 Hz.
    High cut filter fixed frequencies - 8.0, 12.0, 16.0 kHz.
    Q from 0.5 to 2.0 with 0.25 steps.
    Solo and Mute mode for each band.
    Visualization: Twenty band spectrum analyzer combined with parametric equalizer. Switching between Input, Equalizer output, Processed output.

    Harmonic Saturator with three sets of harmonics (3, 3+5, 3+5+7).

    Three band Stereo Imaging (Low, Middle, High) with common Stereo Width level +/- 100%.
    Separation frequencies between low and middle band - 80, 105, 160, 210, 320, 420, 640 Hz.
    Separation frequencies between middle and high band - 1.4, 2.0, 2.7, 4.0, 5.2, 8.0, 10.5 kHz.
    Solo mode for each band.
    Additional modes - Mono, Swap channels, Invert phase for Left and Right channel.
    Visualization: Mid-Side vector indicator and Side channel spectrum analyzer.

    Mastering reverb.
    Amount (mixing reverb output to the main signal) 0% - 100%.
    Pre-delay 0 - 120 msec with 1 msec step.
    Decay (RT60) 0.5 - 3.5 sec with 25 msec step.
    Relative room size 0% - 100%.
    High pass filter on reverb input on 80, 105, 160, 210, 320, 420, 640 Hz.
    Low pass filter for reflected signal on 2.0, 4.0, 8.0 kHz.
    Two reverberation algorithms - Reflection and Diffusion.

    Switchable three band / single band compressor.
    Threshold from 0 db to -48 db with 0.2 db step.
    Compression ratio 1:1, 1.5:1, 2:1, 3:1, 5:1, 10:1, infinity:1.
    Attack 0.5, 1, 3, 5, 10, 30, 50 msec.
    Release 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.6, 0.8 sec.
    Amplification after compression from 0 db to +12 db with 0.1 db step for each band.
    Separation frequencies between low and middle band - 80, 105, 160, 210, 320, 420, 640 Hz.
    Separation frequencies between middle and high band - 0.7, 1.0, 1.5, 1.9, 2.8, 3.6, 5.2 kHz.
    Solo and Mute mode for each band.
    Visualization: Graphical view (diagram) for level of input signal, compressed signal and compression level for each band. Three reduction level meters up to -12 db with 0.5 db steps.

    Maximizer based on high-quality brickwall look ahead limiter with superfast gain reduction.
    Gain up to +12 dB with 0.1 dB step.
    Response speed from 0.11 to 1.27 milliseconds.
    Three level of ceiling (-0.1, -0.2, -0.4 db).
    Reduction level meter up to -12 db with 0.5 db steps.

    Input level reduction separately for each channels up to -6 db with 0.1 db steps.
    Separate switching on and off each processing module.
    Switching on and off for all processing.

  • File exchange:

    Upload and download files through internal Web access service in local WiFi network.
    Exchange of audio data between applications through system clipboard (iOS General pasteboard).
    Support "Open in" for audio file from other applications.
    Option "Open file in" sends file directly to another application.
    Get and send files to Dropbox web service.
    Sharing files on SoundCloud web service.
    Access files through iTunes file share.

  • File converter:

    From sample rate 96.0, 88.2, 48.0 kHz to 44.1 or 48.0 kHz with 16 or 24 bit depth.
    Dithering with noise shaping when bit depth reduction selected.
    Function Normalize up to maximum gain without clipping.

  • Compatibility:

    Support Inter-App audio feature as node. Application can use together with others Inter-App audio host applications.

    Support Audiobus in Effects, Input or Output position.
    Support "State Saving" feature (save current application workpalce to Audiobus preset).
    Button "Record" available on Audiobus connection panel.

  • Requirements:

    Minimum iOS 7.0. Third generation of iPad and higher is recommended (especially with Inter-App audio and Audiobus). Offline processing can be done with any iPad.


Demo: