It was the first time that I rated an App from XME as a Killer App...
I am not a big fan of all the recording studio Apps from XME, but this one came with some features that I really loved:
The ability to extract the Audio from a Youtube video / the ability to record an online radio...
I try to find in the App Store if this App has been rename, but I didn't see another App from XME with these features...
Published on 24 Sep 2013
Studio 2 is really different from the other Recorder or Workstations on the App Store... The purpose is not the same as a recorder like Auria or Multitrack Daw, and nor the same as a Workstation like Meteor or BeatMaker 2. For the recorder section, you only have 2 Effects: A Reverb and a Delay (2 Busses). The editor is also really simple : Copy, Cut, Split / Fade in & out... But the others don't have what follows ... 96 tracks! The possibility to extract the Audio from a Youtube Video, the possibility to recordan online Radio. Drag the bottom handle of an Audio track to repeat it! And this that the others have: the Audiobus and the Open in features, Automation for the Volume and Pan. Great! I said that it is also a Workstation because it comes with an internal MIDI module: the BeatPad. For 4.49€, you can unlock and download all the available Sounds. A big, very good quality, library of sound with a BeatPad as a DrumPad, no keyboard, but all the samples from a tune instrument are assigned to each of the 16 Pads. You also have some Chords kits (Major, minor...). For the editing, just a quantise feature. To conclude, Studio 2 is very well done and I really love its UI, very clear... Sure, that a Pro musician could be disoriented by the lack of some features, but for myself, I will keep it on my iPad 4 and also instal it on my other iDevices, because I really love its ease of use. The possibility to work with so many tracks. There is however two things that I would really love to have in a future update: an undo button and an input monitor... A Killer App! (I'm sure that it can be better and better with time, still keeping its originality). (There are also some little bugs, but it is a new born App... so it is normal...)
Review by Ed