Audiofile Engineering, creators of professional audio software for Mac OS X and iOS, has released FiRe 2, a new version of their popular field recording App that has been redesigned and rewritten from the ground up with a host of new features for the latest iOS devices.
“Although already recognized by audio professionals as a best-in-class field recorder,” said Matthew Foust, founding partner of Audiofile Engineering, “we decided to rewrite FiRe from the ground up and create a next generation product incorporating many of the features our users have requested since FiRe’s initial release.”
FiRe was the first iPhone recorder to display an accurate audio waveform in real time, the first to support markers, Broadcast WAVE metadata, and the downloading of files in multiple file formats. for immediate release FiRe was the first application on any platform to offer native SoundCloud integration.
FiRe 2 features a powerful editing suite that utilizes Audiofile’s SmartEdits technology from their dedicated audio editing application Wave Editor. Simply rotating the iOS device to landscape view allows easy editing with cut, copy, paste, delete, crop and remove. Further editing features including applying Bezier fades, change gain, normalize, remove DC offset, and loop playback.
Start recording right away in FiRe, and worry about file format later. When the time comes to share recordings, users can choose AIFF, WAVE, CAF, AAC, Apple Lossless, Podcast, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC, and with a few taps send them to a computer via iTunes Sharing.
FiRe was the first application on any platform to offer native SoundCloud integration. Record and publish to a SoundCloud account in just a few taps. FiRe now adds the most widely used file sharing service on the web – Dropbox. With just a few taps, recordings can be uploaded to a Dropbox account.
Audiofile Engineering has created new EQ and Dynamics that include compression and expansion with the ability to adjust threshold, ratio, attack time, release time, and input and output gain as well as three EQ filters: Highpass, Lowpass, and a Band Cut/Boost filter.
FiRe 2 features unique input processing presets developed by iZotope. And with FiRe’s play-through feature, audio can be monitored before recording to make sure the desired preset is selected. The new presets include Dictation, Interview, Lecture, and Office Mode in addition to many more from the previous version.
FiRe 2 requires iOS 4.2 on an iPhone 3GS/4, 3rd/4th gen iPod touch, iPad, or iPad 2 and is available through iTunes for $5.99. FiRe 1.5 is still available for older iOS devices.