Apogee MetaRecorder is an extremely flexible two-channel audio recording app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with features to support a wide variety of unique and powerful workflows. Armed with multiple iOS devices and Apogee and Sennheiser hardware, you can capture superb audio in the field for interviews, conferences, audio for video and film, mobile broadcast, weddings, recitals, plus countless other applications.

Because it’s Apogee, audio is of the highest quality - recorded at a resolution up to 24-bit, 96kHz in WAV. or CAF format. Connect an Apogee audio interface or Sennheiser ClipMic digital or MKE 2 digital lavaliere mic for a professional quality input signal, and adjust hardware input gain and DSP (Sennheiser only) from MetaRecorder.

The Master-Satellite Link feature makes it possible to link one Master iPhone via Wi-Fi to up to 3 Satellite iPhones (also iPad/iPod Touch). Once the link is established, every action you perform on the Master is duplicated on the Satellites - create and name Scenes, initiate recording and playback, set input levels, choose Takes, add Markers, Keywords and Favorites, and share Scenes and Takes. It’s even possible to monitor Satellites’ audio - recording and playback - from the Master. This offers the best of a wireless system - convenience and flexibility - with the reliability of standalone internal recording - each Satellite records its own audio.

Master-Satellite Link opens a world of applications for audio-for-video, mobile broadcast, and even recitals, weddings and other public events.

MetaRecorder transforms your Final Cut Pro workflow as well. Apply metadata tags like Keywords, Favorites, Markers and more to your audio files while recording in the field, then share the recorded audio and Final Cut Pro XML files directly from MetaRecorder. When imported into Final Cut Pro on a Mac, the captured metadata greatly simplifies the process of organizing and parsing your media, substantially accelerating your post-production workflow.

With the free version of MetaRecorder, it’s possible to record up to 60 seconds of audio on up to 4 linked iPhones. The Full Version in-app purchase allows unlimited recording on a single device, while the Full Version with Multi-Device Support allows unlimited recording on up to 4 devices.

**For a limited time, connecting an Apogee or Sennheiser iOS audio interface unlocks the Full Version (single device) in-app purchase; the Multi-Device Support in-app purchase may be made later at a discounted price.**

Compatible devices:
- Sennheiser ClipMic digital
- Sennheiser MKE 2 digital
- Apogee JAM
- Apogee MiC
- Apogee ONE for iPad & Mac
- Apogee Duet for iPad & Mac
- Apogee Quartet for iPad & Mac

- Mono or Stereo audio recording, WAV. or CAF format, up to 96kHz 24-bit resolution
- Intuitive multi-Take recording and selection
- Master-Satellite Link creates a network of standalone recorders, commanded from a single Master iPhone
- Integration with Apogee audio interfaces and Sennheiser ClipMic digital and MKE 2 digital
- Metadata capture and export to Final Cut Pro XML format
- Share via Dropbox, AirDrop, Email,, zip, Message and iTune File Sharing (over a wired connection)
- Control essential features with Apple Watch

For more detailed information, consult the complete User Guide included with the app (Settings > Help) or see our website at the address below.

What's New

Version 1.3

- Support for Sennheiser MK4 digital, connecting will unlock the Full Version (single device)
- Bug fixes, fix for MetaRecorder launching when recognized device connected

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5

14 Ratings
14 Ratings

After Update Mic Stopped Working

Satisfied Customer Since 2003

First off, this mic is a great quality-build mic--one that I firmly believe in--especially, with the Sennheiser Brand. However, when I upgraded the IOS a few builds back to the now current 10.2.1, everything abruptly, decided to stop working. I have a IPhone 5S btw and I deleted on my hardware and in the cloud and the result has been less than favorable. I also, tried the app/hardware on my wife's IPhone 6 and the same disappointing results. I reached out to technical support via chat, which seemed prolonged at 20 minutes--only to be cut-off in the middle of the trouble-shooting--and to no avail, I could not get a definitive response back (through chatting), although my advisor was aware of my situation and what steps I had followed. $199 for a portable microphone is a reasonable price when you look at the overall features and Brand. I am disappointed, in that I own several high-end prosumer mics for studio use and location, and now my options are somewhat minimized for portable use. I would perhaps, try another brand that gives me a digital connection or switch to the Zoom Brand.

I wish I could give it 7 stars! 48k,24bit, sharing capabilities, cool sync functions


This is by far the best, I mean BEST mobile recorder I have EVER laid my hands on! I am an aspiring sound designer looking to get into field recording and the audio quality is phenomenal! I tested footsteps, sparkling water pops and voice. I am astounded how clear the audio quality is! 48k 24bit, level monitoring. This is an amazing investment for starting out. I am looking to purchase a portable field recorder as this is the career path I need to invest in, but I will use this until the time being! Thank you! Wonderful product!

No export function, mediocre mic control

Process philosopher

The biggest hang up on this app is its inability to export. It does not play well with Dropbox, which it can link to. Dropbox says they are not keeping up with updates. I cannot get it to export in others ways. Have only succeeded twice in countless attempts. Terrible.

It is supposed to let me record to other apps. I have emailed back and forth with sennheiser tech. They are usually very helpful. I own many other sennheiser products and had high hopes. But, this does not work. You cannot record to other apps. Why is this a problem. 1. The export issue above. 2. Say I want to make a video this mic app combo is useless. I can’t record audio to video so would have to use an external mic for audio. Again, terrible.

Very expensive almost useless mic app combo


Apogee Electronics
18.6 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Copyright 2016 - Apogee Electronics Corp. All Rights Reserved.
In-App Purchases
  1. MetaRecorder Full Version $4.99
  2. Multi-Device Support $9.99
  3. Full Version with Multi-Device Support $14.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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