iPhone FourTrack recorder gets new features

FourTrack: puts a mini recording studio in your pocket.
FourTrack: puts a mini recording studio in your pocket.

Recording apps for the iPhone/iPod touch are now in plentiful supply, but Sonoma Wire Works' FourTrack trumps many of them by giving you - appropriately enough - four tracks of audio to work with.

The software has now been updated to version 2.0, and there are a couple of noteworthy new features to tell you about. Most significantly, there's now a Bounce option - four-track songs can be mixed to tracks 1 and 2, freeing up space for more parts.

The original multi-track recordings are preserved, however, enabling you to sync them to desktop recording software.

The Duplicate tool, meanwhile, allows you to make a backup of your song and then continue to work on it as a different file (useful if you want to experiment), and a built-in metronome has been added, too.

This all sounds like solid stuff, and further increases the iPhone/iPod touch's viability as a musical scratchpad and songwriting tool.

FourTrack costs $9.99/£5.99 and is available from the App Store.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.