TASCAM has introduced its Portastudio application for the Apple iPad, bringing 30 years of home recording to the device. Portastudio is based on—and nearly the same dimensions as—the TASCAM Porta One 4-track cassette recorder from 1984. The Portastudio app records four tracks, one at a time, with VU meters and a cassette transport contributing a vintage vibe. When a production is complete, the app can mix your recording to a stereo track that appears in iTunes.
A four-position selector switch assigns which track Portastudio records to, and input trim and limiting are applied to the input before recording. Audio can be recorded form the iPad's built-in microphone or a microphone plugged into the headset jack. The iPad will record from the built-in microphone if standard headphones are plugged into the jack. Pan, level, high and low EQ are available for mixing, and mixes are saved as CD-quality WAV files inside iTunes.
Portastudio by TASCAM is available now on the iTunes App Store for $9.99. Visit the Portastudio product page for more information.