Positive Grid and Apple Join Forces on Final Touch App
Audio Post Production System now adds real-time auditioning through the Apple AAC encoder, which provides accurate level metering and preparation for Mastered for iTunes process on a Mac.
Developed alongside Apple engineers, Positive Grid (www.positivegrid.com) announced today that its Final Touch Audio Post Production System for iPad is now available with the new AAC format preview, the world’s first on iPad. With this new update, Final Touch adds real-time auditioning through the Apple AAC encoder, which provides accurate level metering and preparation for Mastered for iTunes process on a Mac. The AAC format is considered to be the successor of the MP3 format, as it delivers better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rates.
Final Touch combines seven essential mastering tools into one integrated system: Pre and Post Linear Phase EQ modules, a Dynamics module with a highly flexible stereo/mid-side multiband compressor/limiter, Stereo Imaging, Reverb, and a Maximizer with Comprehensive Dithering and noise-shaping options. The final mix can be exported and shared via email, Dropbox, iTunes and SoundCloud.
The new Final Touch update includes the new AAC preview feature, an increased 256kbps bitrate in AAC format exporting, and overall performance improvements. Positive Grid will continue working with Apple engineers to release the right tools to export any mastered track using “Mastered for iTunes” directly from Final Touch.
Final Touch with new AAC preview feature retails for $19.99 and is immediately available for download at the iTunes App Store. The app requires an iPad 2 or newer to operate.
About Positive Grid: Based in California, with satellite operations in Italy, Germany and Taiwan, Positive Grid focuses on delivering superior and highly creative mobile music experiences. Since 2008, the company has designed and developed a core technology base and is currently expanding it to various applications. Positive Grid’s best-known product range, featuring BIAS and JamUp guitar multi-effects app and interface.