(Pasadena, CA) May 4, 2017—Useful tools for recording via iOS mobile devices continue to hit Apple’s App Store, and the new Daisychain Recorder is among the most unique for collaborative music and audio content production. Utilizing one of the three internal microphones built into an iPhone—or, using an external microphone via an iPhone or iPad’s Lightning connector—the Daisychain Recorder allows up to four iPhones or iPads to record multiple tracks, all in sync.
The recording process via Daisychain Recorder is relatively simple. When each iOS device has the Daisychain Recorder app open, any one operator of the four devices in the group can be the Host, leading a recording session. When the Host ‘starts a chain,’ he or she invites the other members of the group to daisy-chain their devices together. At that point, users simply treat their iPhones and/or iPads as they would microphones—placing them next to voices, instruments, amps, monitors, etc., to best capture the sound source.
When the Host taps the ‘Record’ button, all devices record simultaneously; when ‘Record’ is tapped again, files from the other iOS devices are automatically transferred to the Host device, where tracks are aligned in Daisychain’s multitrack mixer. At that point, the Daisychain host can play the multitrack performance back while using the app’s features to adjust each track’s pan and level as well as add EQ and compression and effects such as reverb and delay.
The Daisychain Recorder can also be used as a standalone recorder for simple solo sound source recording, overdubbing, and collaboration with any other Daisychain Recorder user, anywhere. Individual Daisychain Recorder files can be exported to any DAW. Audio is recorded as MPEG 4 (.m4a) files, 16- or 24-bit, up to 192 kHz resolution.