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New FourTrack iPhone Application Now Available from Sonoma Wire Works

November 7, 2008
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Sonoma Wire Works announces the launch of FourTrack, a multitrack audio recorder for the iPhone and iPod touch (2nd Generation). FourTrack is a songwriting and practice tool for singers, guitar players, piano players and other musicians who want to capture musical ideas and record songs on their iPhone. Plug in a microphone, arm a track, record, and repeat. FourTrack works with the iPhone built-in microphone, a headset mic, or an iPod touch with a third-party mic and headphones. WiFi sync allows FourTrack recordings to be downloaded to any desktop computer with a browser. Tracks can then be loaded into any recording software (DAW) to continue working on songs. FourTrack is developed by Sonoma Wire Works, makers of RiffWorks guitar recording software, and by Retronyms, makers of the top selling Recorder iPhone app. Introductory price: $9.99.

FourTrack Features
Track Count: 4
Track Length: unlimited
Recording Quality: 16 bit, 44.1 kHz
Calibrated Meters: accurately monitor record and playback levels
Recording Clip Lights: ensure input levels do not cause distortion
Calibrated Faders: accurately adjust playback level of each track
Pan Control: move tracks from left to right
Time Line: seek to anywhere in your song instantly
Shuttle Wheel: accurately move within your song
Slide-to-Record: prevents over-writing your tracks
Latency Compensation: accurate to within 1ms
Compressor-Limiter: automatically fattens sound of the output mix
Song List: unlimited song count
WiFi Sync: copy recordings to a desktop computer

What is a Four Track Recorder?

Stereo tape recorders record two tracks at a time on a cassette. A four-track recorder allows you to record one track at a time while listening to the other three. This allows you to record a guitar part, then add a vocal part, then add a harmony, and so on. The Beatles recorded several albums using only four tracks. Four-track cassette recorders were the first affordable multi-track recorders for home musicians. Multitrack recording software, like GarageBand and Pro Tools, allow you to record many tracks, but the principle is the same. FourTrack (the iPhone app) gives you the simplicity of the old-school cassette four-track in an affordable and convenient package. With FourTrack in your pocket, you can record music anywhere at the moment of inspiration.

Requirements:
Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch(2nd Generation).
Requires iPhone 2.0 software update.
iPod touch requires a third party microphone (see
developer website for recommendations).

Website: http://www.sonomawireworks.com/iphone
Support: http://www.sonomawireworks.com/iphone/support.php

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