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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

iPhone App - Multi Track Song Recorder (MTSR)

Contact Info: feedback.MTSR@gmail.com




2010 Derrick Walker

93 comments:

  1. How do you delete saved sessions from your ipod?

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  2. @Norm, just go to the "Load session" menu, then swipe left-to-right across the listed session that you want to delete. A "Delete" button will appear.

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  3. Most wanted mods:
    1. Show the session name
    2. Compress output for email (mp3 or ogg would be good)
    3. Use "Load session" name for "Save session" default name

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    1. Would be VERY useful:
      Ability to record a track starting from any point in session rather than having to start from the beginning.

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  4. is there any way to export recorded files to your computer? I've tried emailing the files, but the max is only around 1mb

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  5. The max data size you can send depends on your email provider, if you are using Gmail it should be well over 1 mb. As of right now, emailing is the only way to export audio from the app but I will be releasing an update soon that uses a more compressed audio format for recording. Thank you for your patience.

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    1. Derrick, I have deleted all tracks, sessions everything but when I go to open the program my recording plays automatically. Therefore I can't record anything cause it just loops and there's nothing on any of the tracks. It's like my first recording is hard coded in there when I open program. Can u help? Thx.

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  6. HI Derrick,

    I've experienced some troubles using MTSR (which I like a lot):
    - Unable to Save recording of more than 45 minutes: I tried to record two times with my band and it crashed when I tried to save
    - Unable to send via mail more than 3 minutes of recording: the app crashed after the send command

    The first is not a real problem, because it surely depends from the large amount of data which is tryng to save, but for the second one are you thinking about a share method via Wi-Fi and not via mail?

    Thanks for your great work!

    Bye

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  7. Hey Carlos,
    I'm actually just preparing an update which will allow for iTunes File Sharing. This will let you plug in your device and save audio sessions from your iPhone/iPod directly to your computer through iTunes. The new update is also going to use a more compressed audio format that should allow for more recording time and less crashing from the mail client.

    -DW

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  8. Hi, good app!
    But's it saves only separated files!
    I think it's important to have a merged file with all tracks, it's a multitrack recorder or not?!

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    1. THere is a way,, you need to open the MTSR in itune,,(TAB>>APPS) look for the MTRS. It will transfer to a file location that you nominate. You would need AUDCITY to merge all the tracks. A bit of fiddling around but it works..Once you get the hang of it,very easy. Or just download garage band to you to you iphone which will set you up for about $5.50. but it is good to learn to mix and transfer the files. That is why i really like MTSR.

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    2. I have tried this as well, however, the aiff files seem to be corrupted.

      I can not import these into Ableton Live. I have also tried in Audacity and they do not play correctly!

      Please help as this is driving me nuts!

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    3. I too have had a similar problem - importing the distinct tracks into Audacity shows them as corrupt. Think screeching caldron of crows. Bad. But if I play them in iTunes it plays correctly.

      What gives?

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  9. I think there's a memory management bug that results in zero available space (until power off/on). Occurs when: imported 1:24 mp3 to track 1, longer one 1:58 to track 2, then recorded on other tracks, then backgrounded. Going back to MTSR and recording again, it gives the "delete some files" message.

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  10. How come it's saved in separate files? Shouldn't it be one file with all tracks in it?

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  11. I made a song that sounds amazing, but I need to share my song download and all, but when I try and email it, it wont send and if it did send it'll come out as four different tracks instead of one with all of then in it.

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  12. Itunes file sharing dosent work when you click on audio folder nothing happens?

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    1. The files will not open in Itune,, you need to save it in to a folder then you could view all your files. It will not play( because it is AIFF. File) that is why you need to transfer the file back to itune to play the tracks. It will play as an individual track for it has not merge yet.You may convert the track as MP3 from itunes if you wish.

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  13. Thanks for your posts everyone, update in the works for merging the four tracks.

    Nathan, you have to save the audio folder, and inside of it there is a folder called 'user_saves', and that folder will have all of your recorded tracks.

    - DW

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    1. is there any news on an update for downloading the merged tracks? I love this app - it's so easy to use and works really well but not being able to download a merged version is massively disappointing.

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  14. Bill I will look into that issue, thanks for the feedback.

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  15. Great app! But I 'd really like that update soon, I want to be able to access the merged song from my email! Thank you

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  16. Hi Derrick,
    Cool app, using it more and more, have a question, what format are the tracks in? i tried playing them on other media players but nothing works

    can the app work without a mic connected? when i try to listen to the tracks on my home stereo with a 1/8 to 1/8 cable i get a warning when i fire up the the app: 'Device's microphone is not available, MTSR is unable to record'
    but i don't want to record i just want to listen

    cheers
    John

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  17. Hey, I like the app a lot its great, but the volume on the ipod external, speakers are always on and the volume buttons control that, while headphone volume is at one set volume. This messes up the recordings sometimes and its kind of annoying.

    Thanks!

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  18. Hey guys, thanks for the quick feedback.

    Neelesh: I'm working on the update, currently very busy but the update will be along shortly.

    John: Thank you for pointing this out, this is actually a bug. I've fixed it and an update will be up shortly for that as well. You should be able to use the app without recording after the update. Also, what kind of device were you using, older generation iPod?

    Matthias: I will look into this problem, can you be a little more specific, are you saying when you try adjusting the volume with your headphones plugged in, it stays at one volume?

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  19. I just go your app today and love it! I want to put my song on a cd but i cant merge the four tracks once i put the tracks on my computer. i know you said you were updating this. But when will it be available? thanks

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  20. I'm really looking forward to the update because people would really like to hear my songs. Can you please let us know when the update would be ready?

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  21. Hi Derrick,

    Thanks for the info, look forward to the update.

    I'm using an 8GB, 2nd gen iTouch.

    I've transferred my files to my PC and tried playing them with various Media Players but nothing works, VLC give this error
    'No suitable decoder module:
    VLC does not support the audio or video format "undf". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.'
    Hope you can help on this one as I would really like to have it in mp3 format for general play.

    Cheers,
    John

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  22. Everyone thank you for your posts, the update is coming very soon I apologize for the delays it's been a very busy month.

    John: You may be getting the wrong files from iTunes File Sharing, the correct files should end in '.aiff'. 'Undf' stands for undefined so I would suggest just trying again following the iTunes File Sharing instructions and try looking for files with .aiff extensions.

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  23. Hi, Derrick.
    I, too like the app very much. and it does real well with small recordings. I found that if I play the compilation through the external (headphone) jack, I can re-record it on my favorite pc recorder.
    I really would like to be able to just set it in front of the band and record a whole gig...which it does, but when I save save it it's gone forever! This is very frustrating! Could you make the app to keep the recording and just send a message that it wasn't saved,so I can play it back to my pc?

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  24. Hi Derrick!

    Tks for your app...

    is there (or it will be there) the possibility to add a voice effect to the voice recording?

    Tks

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  25. Update still in the works, working on fixing problems with saving longer recordings. Voice effects are a possibility but not any time soon.

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  26. Hi. love the app!. how do you add to the end of an recording instead of overlaying it?

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  27. I too love the app. Been doing random recordings to test it out. Got involved in a testing program where students give a report to an authoritative figure (me) and they are graded on the oral presentation. I record the oration with my iPhone in a pocket to be able to accurately prepare the grade. I need a way to delete older tracks and I found it here. But another problem has occurred. At times the App failsto continue recording after I place it in my pocket. At other times it plays a previoulsly recorded track on channel 4 while a new one records on channel 1. They mix the sound on channel 1. has anyonew had that problem?

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  28. Hi Derrick. Thanks for making this app available for free, it's really nice to have a simple multi-track recording app that's easy to use. I'd like to put my vote in to have an option to export to either separate or merged tracks. If one wants to import these tracks into another multi-track software for more mixing control, effects, etc, it's nice to have that option. Thanks again!

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  29. la.solee,
    As of now there is no way to add to a record, it is a one shot deal so if you will have to re-record.

    Wes N,
    This is how the app was designed unfortunately, it is designed more for musical recording than what your describing, my solution would be to lower the volume to 0 on all the tracks except the one your recording on. Another solution would be to record only one oration per session and save each one. As for the app failing to continue recording, please note that if you receive a phone call or place the app in the background it will stop recording, You should be able to record and click the screen closed and have it continue though.

    Greg,
    Update still in the works.

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  30. Please let me buy this app so I don't have to look at the ads!

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  32. Hi Derrick, just wanna let you know that I would pay good money for an app like MTSR. I'd like to see a set of mute/solo options for each track. Keep up the good work!

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  33. Hey Derrick,

    Great app, but it would be even better if I can bounce 3 tracks to one, so there are more tracks to use! this would also cover the problem that when you import the session to the computer there are 4 separate tracks.

    Erwin

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  34. I have the beat,
    And I recorded the song
    But when i save and email the song
    the volumes are not run

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  35. Having the same problem as Norm. I cannot delete a previously recorded session. It doesn't appear in the "Load Session" window, but when I connect to itunes, it shows that the recording is still there. Any ideas on how to delete it out?

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  36. Hi derrick i recorded a song using your amazing app thankyou for making it free but now im trying to post the song onto facebook, i emailed the song to myself and it was split into 4 tracks im having trouble merging them what do you think i should do?

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  37. Hey guys,

    Thanks for all the feedback! Sorry its been so long since an update, working hard!

    Merge option is coming, volumes, panning will be applied to mixes. A paid version without ads will also be posted.

    Also for those with trouble deleting sessions, just use the swipe to delete gesture on the load screen. Update will include a button for this, I apologize for the confusion.

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  38. how to put the four tracks into one ?

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  39. Hello. Is there a way to change mic recording levels? The iPhone internal mic is way hot and it's distorting. Thanks!

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  40. hi first off this app is amazing! i have recorded four part harmonys of myself but im having difficulties with getting the songs i recorded to my ipod library could you help me?

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  41. Derrick could u please sort out an update for sending the song as a whole instead of 4 seperate tracks ??? It really is the only problem with a great app

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  42. Thank you for your work on MTSR. I've been recording a concept album on it and I wanted to
    share it with you. Just go to: http://www.deadbeat.com.ar/music/
    I used your program to record 4 tracks, emailed it to my computer, then edited it with sony vegas 10.
    Well, hope you enjoy,

    Andres LP

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  45. I just started using MTSR and I feel like I have downloaded a wonderland app. Thank you, it is absolutely awesome, and unbelievingly easy to use.

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  47. Hi Derrick! I am trying to save my audio files to my computer but I keep getting an error message that reads "the files cannot be found".. any idea how to fix this?

    thanks so much!

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  48. Howdy, I keep running into the problem of not being able to create a new song. There must be a way to start a new song, but all I can do is save it and add tracks. Am I just missing something. Otherwise I really enjoy using your app.
    Thanks, Dustin

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  49. Hi, great app. I recorded 4 tracks of myself singing harmonies, emailed it then tried to edit in Cool Edit Pro and Audacity - the programs can't decode files or something, they simply won't play (in fact they do, as electronic white noise, and the waveform seems distorted). Someone here suggests Sony Vegas 10 - might try that editor as well... Keep up the good work!

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  50. Amazing app for music lovers and good thing is that it is for iPhone .. :)

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    Cheers

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  53. Hi I love the app, I have a few problems though and these really need to be addressed.
    1. Bits of the tracks keep "cutting out", there will be Short periods of no sound in a recording, generally lasting a second And can be fairly disruptive when it happens several times per song.
    2. There is a major problem when a "/" is used in a song title.
    Example: "Track/Title" It will save 2 things - "Track" and "Track/Title" However NEITHER of them actually contains the recorded material-it's completely gone! I'm kind of scared to use any punctuation now...
    I'm using a 3rd gen iPod touch.
    Also- for people wanting to merge the recordings, you should get the "Splice" app. Once you put the MTSR tracks into your music library you can import them to "Splice", merge them and make a video at the same time :-)
    Steff

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  55. When I export using either method the AI FF file is unreadable by any program I have seems like it's missing a header or something using a PC XP audacity audition reaper

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  56. im having same prob with recording it keeps cutting out for a few secs with no sound in the middle of songs :(

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  57. Hi Derek,

    Love the app and have recorded a number of songs on here. However, am having issues trying to get the files into any software for post production.

    The aiff files play ok in Itunes only. I transferred from the Iphone and then if i try to load the files in Audacity then i just get a high pitch noise coming out and if i try to load in Ableton Live then the files wont load.

    Any ideas what to do as I'm going nuts!

    Martin

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  58. Any news on the update? I really want to have usable files ready for transfer and sharing but this separation is killing me. I don't really want to fiddle with Audacity and file conversion just to hear my tracks somewhere other than my phone :/

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  59. I have tried to use the itunes sharing instructions with a new iphone 4 and itunes 11.0.1.12. When i click on the Device / Apps, there is no option to see "file sharing" apps. If i click on MTSR, nothing happens - any ideas, or is this a version issue?

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  60. Love this App! Had it for years and it just keeps getting better!
    Couple of things I would love to see if possible, pretty please(coz i'm sure you don't have enough on :p)
    1)An iPad version with equalizer control and more accurate scrubbign control/scrub rate (as there is more space for this due to the bigger screen)
    2) Seperate start points for each track would be awesome
    3) If you can suggest any way to enhance the recording for drums as I use a roland v-drums electric kit and unless the amp is way up and distorts into the mike; you can hear the physical hitting of the pads creating a wood block style clacking on every hit. A direct record through the mike port may do it, but I'm worried about power levels in causing issues.

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  61. really good app but every time i merge the tracks it comes out all muffled and horrible how can i merge the tracks with out the muffled sound? i want to upload it to soundcloud

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  62. I can't get the itunes transfer to work with my iPhone4. When I get to the audio folder and click on it nothing happens. I can only use this program if I can transfer audio.

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  64. Derrick, How can I SSH my tracks back into MTSR? I've put it into the correct directory, set permissions to mobile & 777, and it still doesn't see them.

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  65. Hi there Derrick.I have tried playing Classical Guitar through the MTSR via my iPhone 4S and email to Mac.Works very well without the need for an additional microphone.Need to remember to name the file on the MTSR and where to download to.Single track.
    I would like to edit the result to soften things a little.Can I send the recording through Garage Band to use their editing suite and if so what is the process?Or is there an option within MTSR.Thank you
    Bob

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  68. Enjoy your app. Thanks.
    1) Have tried to use iTunes file share under the application tab.
    Was able to send the "entire" audio folder, but can't find a way to open the folder and save only selected files. Sounds like an iTune issue, but do you have any ideas?

    2) Have used your recorder for some important meetings. However, to save battery, I have wanted to turn the iphone off - dark screen and keep the recording going like most other apps - like clock. When I come back, the recording has stopped and I've lost what I had. a) If this happens,can you check point a recording, so I can recover it? b) I know the app dims the screen, but doesn't seem to save a lot of power. c) I've also found the app seems to stop, if I switch appls (like to browser), can you confirm and if so, can you do anything to keep it recording?

    Sincerely Jim.

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  69. Just got this app. Many thanks, so simple to use and put down song ideas. Any news on updates?

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  71. A friend sent me a session. It came in two aiff files. How do I get them in the app?

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  73. Hello, I can neither upload nor email my file to my computer right now. Any tips?
    Unfortunately this is sort of a critical situation. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  74. I recorded my daughter singing in her show last night. Listened to it a few times last night - lovely recording! But when I tried to save it, the file disappeared and I can't see it anywhere. Seems to have been deleted. It was only about one minute long - but any chance I can recover it? So upset I've lost it

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  75. App dosnt upload music since the ipod icon got changed to music on the ios update some 1 please help

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  76. I just updated the app and was super excited to find that the tracks can now be merged. However, I'm having an issue with it. I first tried to mixdown, then just e-mail it. But, it only sent me one track. So, I went back and used mixdown again and sent it to track 1 but the track was empty afterward. How can I merge the tracks on the app?

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  77. Joseph Manning - Please try again since the app has been updated, there's more export features added. You can always rely on iTunes File Sharing for manually grabbing the files (plug your device into your computer and get recordings through iTunes)

    Jenny Martin - If you haven't recorded since then, the last recording you did can be found in iTunes File Sharing under the Temp folder, go to Export->iTunes File Sharing for details on how to do this

    Ben Atkinson - Please be more specific on what's happening here, I'm not sure I understand

    CHeston Brownlee - When you mixdown it merges all recorded tracks down to 1, I'm not sure why it would be empty, did the emailed track have any audio in it?

    If anyone has further questions, it's best to reach out to me directly at feedback.mtsr@gmail.com, thanks for your support!

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  78. The update as corrected the problem thank you

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  79. Hi--I really liked the app--until it stopped working--it will not record after the update which is very unfortunate since I have to finish making these 3 demos-
    I can play them but I can't record any new songs or finish any existing songs

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  80. Derrick,

    Great App! I love it. Is there (or will there be) a way to text a song?

    Thanks!

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  81. how to transfer my records to my laptop?

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  82. I tried it. That's okay! Useful software. And I would like to recommend a really fantastic converter: Aunsoft TransMXF Pro for Mac
    It's the best converter I've ever seen. Maybe you can have a try. It will be rewarding, I think!

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