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studio.M is the multitrack music creation app for songwriters, producers and musicians on the go. Based on the top-selling studio.HD app, it offers 4 audio tracks, mono or stereo (upgradeable to 8) with recording, editing, an extensive loop library plus automated mixing and effects all controlled by a fast and creative touch interface. Get ideas down fast and work with them anywhere!

Grab a beat and throw down a rap, capture the spark of a song before it's gone or produce dance tracks on the go. It's even great for making custom soundtracks for your next YouTube movie!


studio.M gives you up to 4 tracks (stereo or mono) of playback, upgradeable to 8 tracks (via in-app studio.MX edition upgrade). Choose a drum loop, play a guitar part, add some overdubs and layer-on the textures. More cowbell!

Want to use loops at different tempos than your song? Need to speed-up the tempo to dial in that perfect groove? studio.M automatically conforms audio BPM to the Projects tempo.

Loop Sets logically group instrument parts (drums, bass, guitars, keys, etc.) that work well together. Audition loops at current Project tempo playing with the current arrangement.

Get access to over 100 loops as remixable Loop Sets spanning Trance, Hip-Hop, Breakbeat, Drum ’n’ Bass, Minimal, Progressive House, Reggaeton, Industrial, Rock, Pop, Funk and Country styles. Upgrade in-app to the studio.MX version and get access to another 130 loops.

Hit a creative wall? Buy some new loops and get the juices flowing or grab one of the free sets on the store. Loops available from major 3rd party plus smaller boutique dance producers!

RECORD YOUR BEST … then make it better!
Hit Record, listen to the count-off and jam! Use Loop Record to lay down a few takes and choose your best or edit together a hybrid. Touching the track multiple times switches between Record, Play or Mute mode.

Grab your audio parts and Edit away! A fast, touch interface makes it all easier.

Zoom in and out of your arrangement quickly. studio.M even "Auto-Zooms" the whole composition in view with a double-touch.

All operations intelligently snap to Bar/Beat based on Zoom level. The LOOP CONTROL BAR lets you change the region you want to loop PLUS lets you Cut/Copy/Paste whole verses/choruses. LOOP/repeat a part to play it longer. SPLIT feature lets you cut longer files into smaller pieces. CROP feature lets you make your current edit into a new, truncated, loopable file. Plus 10 levels of Undo!

Each track has volume control and can be assigned up to 4 effects with automation. studio.M includes, Compression, Pan, Low/Hi Pass Filter and Reverb. Buy the MX upgrade to add Delay, Flanger, Gate, Stutter, BitCrusher and Glitchy Repeater! An X-Y touch pad controls the effects and faders control volumes.

New recordings associated with your project can be seen in the Arrange view. Delete recordings by simply dragging them off the timeline. Mistakes? Just hit "Undo". Archive recordings, Projects, mixdowns and user-created custom loops to the computer.

Import your 44.1/16 bit WAV files via iTunes Shared Documents.

Create a 16/44 WAV mix and save it to your Mac/PC via iTunes. Wow your friends with a mix of your latest song!

Record a cool synth performance in Gruvtron or other ACP-compatible apps and paste it into studio.M as an audio file.

What's New in Version 1.1

This new version requires iOS 4.3. Please do not update unless you have iOS 4.3 or higher.

Version 1.1 includes more export options in the MX version, Sync Mode per segment, and more detailed waveforms.

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Customer Reviews

Great for capturing song ideas on the go!

It's everything that I wanted!
For some reason I had the hardest time finding an app that would let me easily beatbox rhythms and hum melodies into a sequencer as a way of sketching out song ideas. Well this is the app that will do that for you - look no further!
Not only that, but you can add and automate effects over your audio loops. It's great! Reminds me of when I used to use Sonic Foundry's ACID back in the day, except it's better because you can record into it and have it in your pocket at all times when inspiration strikes. I start with studio.M, and later flesh out the track on a full DAW at home based on the ideas I captured here.

Some tips:
- I found that creating a template track with just a kick drum and shaker makes for a better metronome to spit groove to. You can duplicate from this template when you start a new project. I made one for Dance, one for Dubstep, etc.
- To add new loops you have to tap and hold, then place the audio clip where you want it on the timeline. If you let up too soon, you could end up placing it somewhere you don't mean to.
- Upgrading to the full version for $5 allows you to add up to 8(?) track lanes and also export your project.

It's Good

I've done a lot of a Cappella recording with the full upgrade. I've been using this app for about 6 or so months now, and it's pretty good. It does have a learning curve, and I had to search the online forum to figure out how to export and and do a lot, but now it's intuitive to me. If you're looking to make straight beats, this is NOT the best app to get, but it's really good to get a quick sketch for a song, and if you're in to a Cappella, you should definitely get this for that quick arranging idea. If you don't know how to use this app, google the forum for it and learn. I've had only minimal problems with it, so...yeah. A lot of people ask how to turn the metronome off, you just hold the "record" button, and a menu will pop up to give you that option.

Does exactly what I need it to do!

Got this app and the upgrade yesterday and I love it. I needed an app where I could simply and quickly record my acoustic guitar and then overdub 4 part vocal harmonies on top of it so that I can easily share parts with bandmates. There is no instructions but the interface is pretty intuitive. I was up and running in no time flat. User reviews who give this app a bad review because its not what they thought it was (that's the app's fault?) or because they can't figure out how to turn off the "clicking" (it's called a metronome folks), should generally be ignored.

Looking forward to updates. The only big feature that I would love to have right now is to be able to import a song from my iTunes library as one of the tracks.

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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: Feb 07, 2012
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 18.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Sound Trends LLC

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Upgrade to studio.MX$4.99
  2. Dubstep Edition$3.99
  3. Hip Hop Edition$3.99
  4. Sonic Reality Dirty South Ghetto$0.99
  5. Sonic Reality Dirty South Purp$1.99
  6. Drum n Bass Edition$3.99
  7. Ambient Edition$3.99
  8. Club House$0.99
  9. Industrial Edition$0.99
  10. Reggaeton Edition$3.99

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