Cambridge, MA (September 7, 2017)—iZotope has unveiled Spire Studio, a portable eight-track recording unit with accompanying iOS app aimed at musicians and songwriters, intended to facilitate quick creation and collaboration.
Described by the company as “coffee cup-sized,” the Wi-Fi enabled Spire Studio allows users to mix, layer, edit and share music with others, send to hosting and discovery platforms, or upload to storage services to access the music from anywhere.
The battery-operated united offers an internal microphone for recording, but also a pair of combo jacks for plugging in your instruments or mics with +48 V phantom power, leading into onboard Grace Design preamps. Spire Studio automatically sets recording levels with a button press and users can record with reverbs, delays and amp effects, monitoring reportedly with zero-latency.
Recordings can be edited and mixed using an iPhone interface, sent to remote musicians further collaboration, or exported to a DAW or storage platform.
iZotope says it will continue to add features to Spire Studio over time, and release the system this fall with an MSRP of $349
Underlining Spire Studio’s portability and varied uses, iZotope will collaborate with NPR Music, using the system for field recordings and performances. “Spire Studio’s support of NPR Music is in perfect alignment with iZotope’s belief that great music can come from anywhere,” said iZotope co-founder and CEO, Mark Ethier. “Public radio has and will continue to have an important role in the discovery and development of talented up-and-coming artists, wherever they may originate from or find inspiration.”