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12 Favorite Apps of the Year
"Where some may feel that BeatMaker is geared towards electronic music producers, "FourTrack will appeal to acoustic musicians (especially guitarists and singers). This is a four track recorder for the iPhone with panning, punch in and out, levels, multiple song storage and even easy sync to desktop. As a composer and producer, this is my ultimate essential tool whenever I stray from my Macbook Pro."
My Favorite iPhone Apps (Week of 12.15.08)
"I am an upright bassist, guitarist and wannabe drummer and am constantly tracking out little sketches of songs and the like. It's not that big of a hassle to go to my laptop to multi-track them, but FourTrack is super portable and cuts a lot of time out of that process to get a basic idea down. For that convenience, I didn't even flinch at the $10 price. You'd be surprised how good good an acoustic guitar can sound thru that little onboard mic too. Plus, it just looks so cool!"
Top 5 Disruptive Music-Making Technologies
"[The iPhone's] large touch screen, tilt sensors and ability to install applications have already made it a handy device for going beyond music playback into the realm of music creation. FourTrack ($10) replaces the hardware four track recorders of yore that used to cost hundreds of dollars. Talk about disruptive technology."
RiffWorks Makes You a Better Guitar Player
"What is RiffWorks? In a nutshell, it's the world's simplest guitar recording software. You can select from standard drum tracks, set a tempo and then record multi-track guitar parts with different stomp pedal effects visually dragging and dropping sections to make up a song. It's so easy that you can download it and be up and recording in 15 minutes."
The Week in iPhone Apps
"Remember how Keith Richards always said he recorded the riff to Satisfaction on a hotel answering machine? Well, now, budding Keefs can multi-track their sudden inspirations for songs about not getting sufficiently laid. FourTrack offers all the controls you would want for a basic deck, has no track length limit, and can sync via wi-fi to import you recordings into Garage Band or Pro Tools. Awesome. It's $10."
Who Doesn't Want to Play This?
"Totally lickable UI. FourTrack." Blog Comments: "That app gives me a fond seizure." "Wow! Great interface. Just what I've been looking for to quickly record a guitar lick or song idea that seems to always appear when just relaxing on the couch with no recording equipment." "The very intuitive interface makes for an app that is so fun to use, that it actually makes me inclined to want to use it and lay down quick tracks. And the fact that it's portable and on my iPhone makes me inclined to use it to get quick ideas down."
New iPhone Multi-track Recording, iPod Mic, More...
"Mobile Apple users, I've got a couple of recording solutions for you - a hardware mic for the iPod (not the touch), and a multitrack audio app for the iPhone and second-generation iPod touch. I'm sure they'll be a godsend to some people out there...FourTrack is definitely the most serious app I've seen yet..."
The New Hotness: FourTrack Audio Recorder for iPhone, iPod Touch
"The FourTrack app is the work of Sonoma Wire Works... After a few days of pre-release testing, we've seen that this is a solid, functional app, well worth the $10 asking price for musicians and anyone else who messes around with audio, despite -- or even because of -- its rudimentary, four-track-like functionality. It's stable, easy to use and useful."
iPhone is Now a CD-quality Four-Track Recorder
"Apple's iPhone already had software to turn it into a synth, sequencer and drum machine – now Sonoma Wire Works has released a four-track audio recording application.
FourTrack Multitrack Audio Recorder Available for iPhone
"[Record four tracks] at 16bit, 44.1kHz...unlimited in length, until your iPhone is full. The interface shows meters for recording and playback levels, recording clip lights, faders for each channel, and pan controls. FourTrack also features a Compressor and Limiter, latency compensation and Wi-Fi sync so you can get your recordings off your iPhone or iPod. Sonoma Wire Works said future versions of FourTrack will include integration with its RiffWorks [Mac & Windows] software. Development on the integration is already underway."
Sonoma Wire Works FourTrack - Pocket Money Four-Track on your iPhone
"A lot can be done with four tracks, and using the FourTrack's GUI, users can start laying down tracks very simply. Just arm a track, slide the Record control, and away you go. In post production, the level of each track can be altered, as can its position in the stereo field, and a compressor/limiter can be used to "automatically fatten the sound of the output mix". What's more, your recordings, as 16-bit/44.1kHz data files, can be sent to a wi-fi enabled computer for further editing!"
RiffWorks Standard Digital Recording Software
"RiffWorks [guitar recording software] takes the loop-based recording process into territory useful for those who want playing and composing to be as immediate as possible. There's no need for elaborate preparation; the whole thing is up and running, and ready to go before you can decide which guitar to plug in."
Todd Rundgren Records Arena with RiffWorks (October 20018 Issue)
Rundgren says in Guitar Player Magazine's October Issue, "All I needed aside from the tools I was used to using - Propellerheads Reason Version 4, Line 6 GearBox, and Line 6 [Pod Studio], which was my audio interface for guitar and voice, was something that would allow me to record samples. I used this program called RiffWorks guitar recording software, which allows you to specify a loop in Reason that'll play over and over, and essentially just keep recording takes using the Reason file as background. Then I would clean them up with Audacity, which is a free audio program."
Heavy Mental Pro Set Review
Rick Naqvi of PreSonus Comment in Craig Anderton's Heavy Mental Pro Set Review: "I am doing a record right now that features Tony Morra on several songs. What a monster drummer and an amazingly nice guy too. Personally I think 'real' drum loops like this absolutely sound better than midi loops even though it's a little more work to edit them. Craig, I agree with you about the 'room' sounds. That's the secret sauce."
RiffWorks T4 Chosen by Apple as Featured Download and Staff Pick
RiffWorks T4 was chosen by Apple as a Featured Download and a Staff Pick on 7/29/08 and landed on the Apple.com Top Downloads. Mac and Windows users worldwide are having fun recording songs on their guitars, and collaborating online together. There's nothing like it!
New Free RiffWorks Music Making Software Does Songwriting, Online Collaboration
"[RiffWorks] is a number of steps ahead of most other [online music collaboration] tools - the real draw is the software editing and effects, as combined with community features...The difference is, you need real client software to be able to do near-real-time collaboration, which is what [RiffWorks] is...I don't think the others have full-blown client software with multi-tracking / recording / arrangement / guitar effects quite in the way that this does."
Free Guitar Recording Software Lets you Collaborate Online
"Sonoma Wire Works has released RiffWorks T4, a free version of its RiffWorks guitar recording software. This enables you not only to record songs on your own, but also to collaborate with other musicians from around the world."
RiffWorks T4 - Music Collaboration for Everyone!
"This is a pretty amazing piece of software to give away for free, you could be jamming with other musicians in a matter of minutes! Make sure you check out RiffWorld.com to hear some of the online collaboration possibilities already happening."
Music Goes 2.0
With RiffWorks T4, musicians can record ideas, use drums and guitars, and add effects to quickly create songs. Most importantly, users can easily collaborate with peers around the world - all for free!"
Get Your Novel into Print - Online
"I use software called RiffWorks to record my music. Once done, the software also allows me to upload my tracks to a podcasting site so that others, no matter where in the world they are, can hear how terrible it is. I also listen to everyone else's music ... We can even join in and play on each other's tracks (a global jam session)."
RiffWorks Guitar Recording Software Updated
"RiffWorks allows users to record ideas and create songs using included drum beats. You can also expand the song by collaborating with others online. The update adds several new features including improved performance for opening and loading online collaborations."
RiffWorks "RiffRumble" X Moms Rule Contest
"Of course, I am going to dominate this contest, and to add insult to injury, I'm going to write my song about your mom. $40 worth of flowers from 2Flowers.com's International Flower Delivery Service are up for grabs as well as $10 in RiffWorks Logo Items (t-shirts, guitar picks, stickers) for the winner as selected by participants. "
RiffWorks Wins a "Studio-Ready" Award
"Riffworks is a decidedly clever application. What I like best is that they changed the rules and created a lightweight application that mirrors the creative process of song writing. Around this concept, Sonoma Wireworks has constructed an easy-to-use, single screen interface to compliment this process. When you add in the many features such as InstantDrummer, built in effects, Amplitube 2 Live, looping, and ReWire support it creates a very compelling package. As such, I am proud to award Sonoma Wire Works the GuitarGearHeads "Studio Ready" award to for 2008."
RiffWorld.com Offers Song Collaboration for Musicians
"RiffWorks-maker Sonoma Wire Works unveiled a new collaboration portal called RiffWorld that allows Mac and PC musicians to work on songs together."
"DrumCore is so handy and so very easy to use! It's very close to having a live drummer with you."Learn more about DrumCoreAnthony Gonzalez of M83
"I'm obsessed with this recording app on my iPhone- the Sonoma Wire Works FourTrack. It's like you have a superpowerful studio in your pocket."Learn more about FourTrackTrey Anastasio of Phish
"Just tried out Sonoma Wire Works GuitarJack plus the new upgraded FourTrack app. Beautiful crystal clear sparkling audio in iOS!"Learn more about GuitarJackJordan Rudess of Dream Theater
"RiffWorks is an incredible tool to get songs done stupid fast!"Learn more about RiffWorksJohnny "Juice" Rosado of Public Enemy