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Focusrite Tape app for iPad released for free

Two-track recording app now available

Focusrite Tape app for iPadFocusrite Tape app for iPadBritish audio experts Focusrite have announced the introduction of a new two-track recording app for iPad. The free Tape app features a simple interface, mastering effects and Soundcloud sharing. As well as being compatible with all iTrack and Scarlett audio interfaces, it will also work with any class-compliant USB audio interface out there. 

Scroll to the end to see a video of Tape in action.

More information from Focusrite follows.

Press Release: Focusrite is pleased to announce that Tape for iPad is available free in the App Store.

Tape is a beautiful iPad recording solution with easy to use 2-track recording, instant mastering, customisable tape artwork and social media connectivity.

Record from the inbuilt iPad microphone, iTrack Solo, or even any Core Audio compliant audio interface - including interfaces from the Scarlett range - and instantly add polish with one button compression. Then simply add a title and album artwork and share online with friends and fans via SoundCloud.

Key features

Record two separate inputs, or link them as a stereo pair

Use a portable audio interface like the iPad powered iTrack Solo - or even a professional rack interface like the Scarlett 18i20 - to record two sources in excellent quality. Record your vocal with your instrument of choice, capture a beautiful duet, or pair the inputs for a perfect stereo take.

Use the meters to ensure input levels are just right

Checking your input levels might just be the most important part of the recording process. Make sure you never ruin an otherwise perfect take with Tape's visual level indicator meters - the perfect accompaniment to the gain level dials on Focusrite interfaces.

Plug and play support for the iTrack Solo and Scarlett range, plus Core Audio Compliant audio interfaces

Tape is designed alongside Focusrite's audio interfaces for the best in connectivity. Use an iTrack Solo (or the all in one bundle iTrack Studio) to connect directly to your iPad and record anywhere, or a mains powered Scarlett interface for amazingly simple home recording.

Tape works with all iPad Core Audio Compatible audio interfaces, allowing you to base your set up around Focusrite even before you've got a Focusrite interface in the centre of your studio.

Low latency monitoring allows you to listen to your performance as you record

Monitor your performance in your headphones to allow you to hear what's going on at full volume, even when using the iPad as a direct input recording device for your guitar - perfect with the iTrack Studio package.

Keep time with an adjustable metronome

Play a speed adjustable metronome - or click track - into your ear to ensure you keep perfect time and tempo when you record. It's the little things that help you make a professional sounding recording with Tape.

Apply mastering effects to instantly improve your recording

When you've recorded your performance, enhance it with simple, one button mastering. Focusrite multi-band compression makes your recording seem louder and more balanced across the frequency range no matter how it was recorded, and in a single press.

Apply a custom title and image to your music and share via Soundcloud

Tape works with you at every stage of song creation; from recording your music to sharing a finished product with friends and fans, everything you need is within the app. When your performance is recorded and mastered, add sleeve artwork and a title and upload it to SoundCloud, the world's largest community of music creators (free registration required). From there, share it with Facebook, Twitter, and the rest of your social world.

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