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Spire: music recorder & Studio
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High-quality vocals with your iPhone or iPad Spire for iOS combines award-winning iZotope audio processing with multi-track recording to make importing a beat, layering vocals, collaborating with your producer, and sharing songs easier than ever. When your iPhone is your mobile vocal booth with automatic Soundcheck, recording high-quality vocals is possible anywhere. • Import a beat and write lyrics Get started by importing your beat. Easily write and develop your lyrics directly in the Spire app and have them front-and-center while you record. • Automatically set your levels and tone When you run Soundcheck in Spire before you record, it will identify voice or an instrument, set your levels, and sculpt your tone. Vocals stand out in the mix through automatically adding compression, saturation, and EQ—powered by tech from the Vocal Assistant in iZotope's Nectar plug-in. • Layer vocals and mix your tracks Building a song with Spire is fast and intuitive. Easily capture lead vocals, overdubs, ad-libs, and more by just hitting record. You can edit out unwanted parts from any track with the trim tool. To mix, drag track icons up or down to adjust volume and left or right to pan. • Collaborate with artists and producers Text or email a Spire project to anyone from the Spire app and they can preview your song, export mixdowns, download individual tracks to edit in a DAW, or open in Spire to add tracks of their own. • Share with your fans If you’ve finished a song in Spire that you’re ready to show the world, you can publish your songs to SoundCloud, Instagram, and more directly from the app. Add artwork or a video to your project to make it your own before posting for your fans. --------- GET PRO VOCALS WITH SPIRE PRO Enable Spire Pro and get full access to exclusive features and content that help you get pro-quality, release-ready vocals! • Tune your vocals Automatically tune your vocals from natural to robotic, and treat your tracks like the pros do with Tune, a new, exclusive mix effect for Spire Pro. Add this creative effect from the Mix view to shape your vocals, featuring tech from iZotope Nectar’s Pitch module. • Pro Vocal Effects Curated vocal effects powered by technology from iZotope Nectar. Includes the most popular effects in modern music, like vocal tuning, reverb, EQ, and more–all on your phone. Record with effects on or add them after, you can always change them. • Inspire Me Inspire your creativity with randomized vocal effects that combine static EQ, plate reverb, iZotope Trash distortion, echo, chorus, and more. You can even share your favorite effects with other artists to inspire more music. • Personalized Soundcheck When you upgrade to Spire Pro, Soundcheck evolves to become your personal vocal recording engineer. By listening to your voice and environment, it applies personalized processing to make sure your voice sounds clear and polished, no matter where you record. Whether it’s with the Spire app or Spire Studio paired with an iPhone, singers and rappers can now create pro-quality vocals over their beats in seconds. Learn more about Spire Pro at izotope.com/spirepro ------ The Spire app for iOS is also the controller app for Spire Studio hardware: Pair the app to Spire Studio hardware to create an integrated recording experience you can take on-the-go and unlock hardware exclusive effects for vocals and instruments as well as Enhance, a mastering tool powered by award-winning tech from iZotope Ozone.
Works great, but…
by Lost Scribe on 2021/10/18 23:55
Add the link sharing option back in for free, then, for a cheap yearly price, add the option to make beats again, and automatic noise reduction. Everyone could have their cake and eat it too, including your extra bit of profit just by adding two desired features.
Much better
by KelceyB on 2021/10/15 16:00
Good investment
Really good, need more tracks
by FrankKnuck on 2021/10/12 18:24
The workflow of this app is great for demoing ideas. I like the workflow so much I’d do more with it if we could go beyond 8 tracks. Isotope, i hope you’re considering 16 tracks or something, I’d def pay for that
Question
by Stockyplayboy69 on 2021/10/08 00:33
Love using the spire app, just recently redownloaded it after about 3 years, however I can’t figure out how to change the output from my iPhone because it seems to only play from the ear speaker and not the iPhone speaker like it used to
Easiest and cheapest way to make quality demo
by bokonon82 on 2021/10/02 16:44
I sometimes don’t use my spire for months, but never have trouble coming back to it and getting good quality. For a few examples of recordings I’ve made, visit this SoundCloud account SoundCloudhttps://soundcloud.com/al-r-826995213
Quality & Convenience
by gagagagayy on 2021/10/02 01:31
Great tool for those sporadic ideas That tend to strike the mind in the
No share
by Kammiyah on 2021/09/25 06:15
When the latest update to Spire came out, it got rid of the option to share using a link
Can’t transfer to files
by Kats4789 on 2021/09/24 15:08
Can you please fix this, can’t transfer to files. I used to save the recordings to files it has stopped working. Thank you
Unable to share Spire projects
by Jack Robidoux on 2021/09/23 03:50
It appears that with the most recent update, there is no way to share Spire projects with other Spire users. My band demoed a lot during initial Covid lockdowns by sharing demos. I can no longer do that.
Best recording app paid for or not
by dustyclouds on 2021/09/22 03:37
I have fallen in love with this app and it has taken my music soaring to new heights. As a singer/songwriter it is amazing to write a song and then record it right from my phone and then share that with all my devices. You can’t sing one chorus perfect and then cut and paste it through out the song so you have to know your material and you can’t enhance edit and filter each individual track so you have to learn to produce the sound your looking for yourself but I like that. I think the newest update introduced some new features so sorry if I’m selling you guys short spire but all I want people to take away from this is “best recording app paid for or not”
TripleMrapper
by mega muny the rapper on 2021/09/13 00:03
I love it. It letting me drop my songs off and let my fans listen
Stupid daily updates
by steelfootkilla on 2021/08/31 19:15
why? why there is a stupid unnessaciary update everytime i use it its such a creativity killer and annoying the hardware is fine software is fine updates are so dumb and annoying stop micro updating its the same dumb app since launch
This app is trash
by israelhernandez7 on 2021/08/26 15:41
Because I can’t hear the song while am singing i always be lowering down so I can hear my voice
Splicing tracks into Loops doesn’t work well
by DCG627 on 2021/08/23 01:52
Functionality is backwards that what is logical and intuitive. You should be able to select the section you want to crop into a loop, and it should delete the sections before and after that. Having to manually select the sections before and after the part you want to keep makes no sense, and it’s pretty mind boggling that they haven’t figured this out yet.
Best app ever!!!!
by doanut queen on 2021/08/15 16:25
I love it, it inspires and is a great app for really any age!!!
This Mf Is Amazing 😂😂😂
by Keembesnappin on 2021/08/15 02:09
I haven’t been able to record lately but now I can and the sound of the quality is more than incredible 💯💯💯💯💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 @itsKeem on triller and @livelife2damax5 on TikTok
Wow!!! Seriously!
by isnt_she_soft on 2021/08/02 02:26
Okay so as an artist it can be frustrating especially as an iPhone user finding a mobile app that works. It’s even worse when they have the nerve to charge a fortune. This app seriously is so affordable yet so high quality and is the only app that I have NEVER had issues with latency! I had to give a review they deserve it. If you’re a producer feel free to dm me on IG: Neptune_1st
I love it but!
by TR3.B on 2021/07/21 15:43
We need more tracks and be able to view the effects placed on vocals with the choice to undo effects after placed on vocals.
Ok
by Jxn G Wxlf on 2021/07/19 03:58
Nice not having to get complexed recording and releasing
😡 NOPD DONT LIKE IT ALL
by lucifers don on 2021/07/15 02:47
You guys can do way better quit playing with ppl this app is horrible . Subscription cancelled
Issues sharing with new cloud update.
by Mattr5325677 on 2021/07/14 03:47
I’ve had nothing but trouble with the latest update. Files get stuck when attempting to share, files only partially download, or the “preparing your file for sharing” takes an hour or more. I’ve reached out to their customer support two days ago and still no response. Great product but the latest update has made it unusable.
Best ever riko
by Rikodayungan on 2021/07/13 05:59
Best way to record yo vibe on the go and use in the studio
User friendly
by omarbinolu1982 on 2021/07/09 23:24
Yo I love this app just wish the whole was a little cheaper
Spire is Fire
by 👋🏽🤣 on 2021/07/07 15:19
Great on the go inspiration.
First Gen
by TM389 on 2021/07/02 17:26
Still waiting for the ability to use more than 8 tracks when recording
Editing/Looping isn’t where I need it to be
by Chicago Beers on 2021/06/25 13:32
For some reason, the portion of the clip inside the braces is the part to be deleted and not the other way around It be nice if you could flip it to either delete the audio inside the braces OR the audio outside That way, you don’t have to delete piece by piece to get a perfect loop on a guitar part or vocal Without this basic feature in the free version, I couldn’t see myself upgrading to the pro version, let alone using it at all
Fun and easy
by photon kid on 2021/06/19 11:12
It does the basics of recording well. Good fidelity. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is the direction are not as clear and explicit as I would like, but that might be me. I still highly recommend the Spire to musicians.
please fix
by Brandon Aqua on 2021/06/14 01:43
I used this app all of 2018 and 2019... come 2020 this app is unusable in the background. Sure, you added notes in-app, but we should be able to use Apple Notes or playback our demos without the app stopping after 30 seconds deleting our latest take. My trust in this app has dwindled, but it was one of my mains and something I always recommended. Yes, the bug happens on several devices. It’s not just my devices.
TraevonMartyr
by L Daquan on 2021/06/04 23:35
Great app! Very well organized. Latency is wonderful. Five stars forever
Isotope Did Their Job
by jflow1156 on 2021/05/29 15:21
The Spire Studio It’s the Worlds Best Portable Studio Recording Device, Hands Down. You Have To BuyOne, and Use It To Fully Understand What I Mean. Great Job Izotope Team, You’re the “BEST!” thanks , Jim F
Review
by kingm uno on 2021/05/27 14:38
It’s nice out to do some music on the go I just wish you had a little bit more edit in and we can use some of theFXBut the overall quality excellent
Annoying updates
by primatenate on 2021/05/26 03:24
Cool app, but it seems like every time I open it it needs to ‘update’ and isn’t usable unless you do so. Kinda of a utility killer when the marketing pitch is for easy spontaneous use.
Where would I begin
by ttytyfcc on 2021/05/25 03:45
First to argue this is amazing have a set up but this is best for artist to just record no stress wish simple effect could be applied but understandable how it could bog down if they teamed up with native instruments this would be a boss app
Really Unreal Recorder - Spire is Fire
by BlackDonaldTrump on 2021/05/24 08:04
This is absolutely hands-down one of the best apps I’ve ever used on my phone it’s incredibly powerful for an iPhone app or anything really. The app itself and Spire have made an unreal amount of progress over the past few months, it seems like every time I open it they’ve added some new tweak, improvement or update and it continues to get better. I’ve been pro since the beginning and well worth the subscription price and more... really good developer team. Couple super nit-picky wishes / ideas: -in same way you can import a base sound I wish you could import just like a short (ten second) clip into a channel... like for example a producer tag or a sound effect. -I like the the ‘inspire me’ effects; but I wish you could either (a) delete and/or hide the ones you don’t want or (b) favorite the ones you do so you can find them more easily, they are very cool but so many to sort through that I forget the name or want to compare fewer against each other to find the best one. - Canyou not do the effects and inspire me together on the same track? Seems like right now if I add one it removes the other effect (which is fine just curious) Thanks you guys for all that you do, fantastic job and always improving! Rating 10 / 10. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Crashes a lot
by Pretty Butafla on 2021/05/24 07:53
I can’t do anything saying error is on developers end. Keeps crashing. Need to be able to delete a recording on main pages crashes with error
Reverb
by iRulei on 2021/05/24 02:04
I’d like just a reverb button option. Outside of the effects where you can apply different reverb settings to each track.
Love it
by okrachildren on 2021/05/20 11:26
The App Is really Useful, but it bugs out at times. Especially as of late. It KEEPS CRASHING, literally in the first 10 seconds of recording. EVERY SONGLE TIME. PLEASE fix this
Spire is the best thing since sliced bread!
by Walter John on 2021/05/14 01:14
A complete recording studio that fits in the palm of your hand. Works flawlessly with the Spire App. I have had mine since the beginning and it just gets better and better. Buy it now!
Spire rules
by 504xvi on 2021/05/08 23:45
I can work efficiently on music creation now
Non-Pro users being left behind with new updates
by marcusdg on 2021/05/05 21:49
I love the Spire. I’ve had mine for a couple years and it’s an amazing tool especially for quickly capturing songwriting ideas and even collaborating with other Spire users. However, since the option to sign up for the Pro subscription version it seems all updates now only benefit the Pro users. That’s too bad.
Can You Guys Please Make It Work With Airpods‼️‼️‼️
by SaitzIsland24 on 2021/05/02 17:49
I love this app but if i try to record something and use my airpods to listen along, it makes the thing I’m recording behind the other track 🙄
Spire
by SlimBoston on 2021/04/28 12:10
Greatest Place For Beginning Artist! I’m 32 going on 33 & I’m just now tackling music! My whole life people said I was gifted and Spire created a space for me to utilize that! Spire is GREAT
Awesome.
by MillenialMage on 2021/04/27 23:11
I have had so much fun with this app. It is a great way to pass the time. Also, it allows people like me, who have no musically inclined friends to make cool acapella-type music. Overall it is awesome. The only thing I would change is adding more recording bars to add more elaboration in the music. Other than that, it’s pretty much perfect.
Privacy policy
by Awakened and Lost on 2021/04/26 13:41
I deleted this app because I don’t like there privacy policies.
The best !
by Dusty Boyer on 2021/04/26 03:02
Love it , it’s so user friendly and sounds incredible . Thank you Izotope !
Please if you can add more tracks
by ampizo slacker reviewamp on 2021/04/24 21:18
I do like to set up I use voice over and it works very well with that. But eight tracks isn’t good enough because I don’t record a song all the way through. So by the time I’m done with all of my recordings I still have the third verse and the chorus to finish if there was more tracks than I could record more. I know this may illuminate a feature. But maybe once you hit the record button a second time maybe you can still stay on that same track until you manually want to move to the third track
Terrible execution
by elijah4444 on 2021/04/22 19:42
It is so surprising to me that this has been out for so long and they still haven't improved basic obvious things. Like, for example, who could think that it's a good idea to have the Spire completely disconnect every time you change apps? And then when it reconnects, it opens a new project instead of going back to the one you were on? And how you can't change effects after recording, or change the volume of certain sections? And how the "crop" function is extremely tedious and limited in its usage? I know the goal is for this program to be super simple, but there's no reason not to also include extra tools that you can use (or not use). If iPhone Garageband could easily connect to the Spire as an interface, I would always use that app instead and would never open this one again. I'm surprised that iZotope, a great company, hasn't improved this app. Also, I hate that they want you to pay for Spire premium. I already paid a ton of money for the Spire, don't ask me to then pay a monthly fee to have your frustrating app be slightly less frustrating. Ridiculous.
What an app
by blind charisma on 2021/04/19 01:10
Thank you for finally writing. An app that actually works With my money is right I will by the pro version
Bad app
by Beh999 on 2021/04/18 15:51
Bad app
This is the best for me, ever.
by faram42 on 2021/04/16 03:33
I’m very happy that found this app, simple to use and complete for my dreams. Ok.
Amazing
by C-RAYY/ Cheddar RAYY on 2021/04/16 02:59
I’m so busy wit The wife / work any kids, spire studio has allowed me to produce my own tracks ,,, studio time baby, Thank u ,,, C-RAYY
Spire App a great tool for songwriting
by Carrackticus on 2021/04/16 01:53
A friend turned me on to this app. As a performing songwriter, I love having a tool in my pocket when inspiration strikes. Easy to use for those basic 4 part ideas.
Stem export
by DJMac84 on 2021/04/14 03:29
I love how I can export the track stems but it seems to be too big to send out by email from my phone. So the work around is to air drop it to your Mac computer or laptop and send it from your Mac to your engineers.
Yo
by #someknow on 2021/04/13 19:17
Paid subscription required...
Easy but powerful, and evolving in the right ways.
by PAPANOJ on 2021/04/11 21:29
I upgraded to the Spire Studio v2 and I’m still using the app to start all my tracks. Having used Zen Beats, Cubasis, and GarageBand; I feel that Spire (with the Spire Studio) is the best mobile recording app around. I don’t need all the VSTs and instruments of the competition. I just want high quality takes of my instruments that, and Spire does that. I wish there were more icons. I have a few synths and basically I have to use the Keys icon for all of them. Being able to change the color at least would make sorting and mixing go more smoothly. Otherwise I’m always muting or soloing and figure out which is which.
“That’s a crop icon...”
by Thick_Toast on 2021/04/10 14:21
Typically when you “crop” audio in a DAW you are selecting what you want to keep, not selecting what you want to delete. This is NOT a DAW or a MAW (mobile audio workstation). In this software audio does not exist on top of a timeline. Because of that you cannot cut, paste and move around sections of audio within the global timeline. Rather, audio is constantly being over-written or deleted on the same audio file. Most likely the the amount of backend engineering required to gain that functionality would cost too much for the business model here. So if you’re looking for Pro Tools in an app this is not it. If you want to have the ability to just record straight audio then it is somewhat useful.
Good
by I FatalTerror I on 2021/04/08 01:58
Excellent
Not loving the updates
by UnAudrey on 2021/04/02 03:57
Seems harder to use less intuitive more problematic less fun thank like, idk a year ago ? I love the concept though!!! what a great resource.
OMG OMG!!!
by Yara Syrian on 2021/03/31 23:10
Thank you for creating this app! Best audio engineering app out there, I’m always going to be using this. Guys don’t be cheap, get the PRO version, the audio cleanup in no joke. Thank you!
Easy to work good for little demo projects
by Sharky poison on 2021/03/26 16:20
My only issue is the effects and and inspire me The effects are alright but the names and sound to the effects feel a little off other then that the monitor and mixing and recording are fantastic this is the best mobile app for beginners getting into recording and releasing material.
Crashing
by Awwsoke on 2021/03/22 09:41
Ever since this new update whenever I leave the app it shuts down completely, really annoying other than that this has been my go to app for writing and coming up with ideas on iphone for the past 3 years... please fix that
Excellent
by Stanley C Luke on 2021/03/11 00:31
One of the best apps I’ve ever seen I’ve been a musician for over 50 years and this is exciting as soon as I get an idea I can put it right down excellent thank you for the miracle
I hate this app
by beat pad make your own beats on 2021/03/10 22:12
First problem I cannot go to my iOS settings. Because I don't want to. Second problem. I don't want to sound like there's a Wi-Fi network. In third problem. I don't have a Spire studio. So please make this app so I can import of you right away thanks
Sounds different when shared
by _no_nickname_okay.... on 2021/03/09 10:21
Why does it sound different when shared on social media?
Need a monthly payment
by JG71610$$$ on 2021/03/08 11:50
The 47.99 for the year is too much. If you guys did monthly payments that would be much more manageable
Excellent for saxophones
by Symphonic Sidney on 2021/03/08 04:08
I don’t know how Spire does it, but it delivers the cleanest sound I could hope for, one that captures all the overtones a saxophone emits that are so crucial to its sound. Spire sounds great just using my iPhone mic, but it’s also the best platform for recording with an Apogee USB mic.
N love with my spire !
by 46lawn on 2021/03/06 21:06
The freakin BEST ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Great App
by MitchR1988 on 2021/03/05 19:56
Really fun app to hash out ideas before the studio. All the extra add ons make it feel like you have mini studio in your pocket. I highly suggest it for any songwriter.
Fix the AirPods issue
by Raceto on 2021/03/05 02:51
The vocals are behind when you record and have your AirPods on, please make a update and fix this please
Fast to use and best what it does
by FACSHISTEN on 2021/03/04 22:45
The fastest way to record without the hassle of mics blah blah blah..sound check is the bomb,and at what I do which is distorted and fast it makes it sound exactly as I want to..totally recommend it for any black metalhead out there ..up the horns and spire as well!!!
Love Spire
by dorian holley on 2021/03/02 21:45
So easy and quick to sketch out and multi-trak an idea. Just did an a capella audition with BG harmonies worked out in a few minutes. dorian
Layering is Difficult
by Suzie aka Suz on 2021/03/01 14:30
I’m using just the phone app. Having trouble getting a decent recording because every track after the first one re-records everything coming from the phone speakers. I should try it with headphones - probably the fix. I also get some feedback. In all fairness, I’m just getting started and will probably find ways to do it better.
Copy-paste feature
by FRESHH94 on 2021/02/27 01:09
So far, so good. I love the app. So many great things have been added recently. I just hope there’s a copy/paste feature in the works. That would take the app to the next level.
Amazing!
by Nerdygreen :) on 2021/02/27 00:13
My instrument sounds beautiful The editing of the noice sounds great It enchants my voice making it sound louder and appear softer! I find best use with headphones. Very great if you want one sound left or right. I think it could use some free sounds? As if like whispering background rain. I dunno something cool like that keep it up!
Studio app
by Ju Banga on 2021/02/25 00:10
Wit app for an on the run studio has the basic necessities you need 👍👍👍
‘Enjoying Music Again’
by dlsingn on 2021/02/21 02:37
Thanks to Spire’ portable recording studio I’m back playing and enjoying music more than ever! Just awesome for capturing idea’s or multitrack recording with friends! I highly recommend this awesome device!
New feature!!
by JoZanderW on 2021/02/20 20:48
I’ve been using this app for years now and I’ve always said the only thing that would make this better is to be able to search through the projects I just got the update Thanks for a great app and understanding what the end user wants
Sounds great....but...
by aversa on 2021/02/20 20:17
This is a super cool unit. Sounds great and is easy to use. This app needs basic editing features though on the recording timeline. Would be nice to be able to use loops instead of having to import full tracks? Also to be able to lightly comp your takes would also be nice (cut, paste, duplicate, basic editing features). I realize Izotope isn’t aiming to make this a DAW, but it really doesn’t make sense to go PRO but not have basic PRO features. I suppose an amazing work around could be an AU plugin that allows you to use the hardware with other mobile daws such as Cubasis? As an interface and idea machine it’s better than voice memos, but I rarely use it because it just doesn’t feel complete to me.
Horbile
by STOPTAKENMYUSER🥶🥵 on 2021/02/18 22:12
I can’t even open the app the time it didn’t crash they would let me do. A vocal fix it🤬🤬🤬
cool app but
by il..p3drin0 on 2021/02/18 18:45
! its to much 47 $ in year ! if you make it 29 $ in a year and 50 $ for lifetime purchase its gona be great ! ♥️
Needs copy/paste or looping
by S to the teve on 2021/02/17 16:23
The convenience of this app is great, but the big limitation for me is a lack of a copy/paste or looping function. For instance: if I want to create a 4-bar drum beat, I have to play it through the entire length of the proverbial song instead of being able to play just one 4-bar segment, and then copy/paste or loop it to build a base for my track. I should be able to play as many or few beats as I want and then build it out to create, let’s say, a 16-bar verse section. Then put in a chorus section, and then go back and copy/paste the verse section again for 16 more bars of a second verse, etc. Yeah, I know I can export into a DAW and do this, but if I’m gonna go to that trouble, why bother with this app at all? Am I missing something? Seems like a basic addition to a music creation app like this. I can’t be expected to play perfectly in time for a whole 4 minute song, can I? ;)
Amazing app
by Terminator🔪🔪 on 2021/02/16 02:19
It’s awesome and easy to record songs on
Best free app!
by Capn Cornhole on 2021/02/14 22:24
Clear tracking as far as phone apps go. Very functional and no ads!
I loved this app but...
by kleehaw on 2021/02/13 18:49
it keeps crashing recently! And I paid for Pro and didn’t see ANY additional features. I’m reinstalling it but I genuinely don’t understand what the difference between free and pro is here.
Good app but...
by 🐶😊🌻🍫❤️ on 2021/02/12 23:36
I was trying to make a nice harmony, and I knew I was in time, but if you stop recording too early or too late, it doesn’t work. Certain parts come in at the wrong time. If your planning on using this to sing, wouldn’t suggest.
Awesome!!!
by Mjcromwell29 on 2021/02/12 03:39
This app is everything! So productive, professional sound. Just needed a rough idea for a song came out like a near pro production! Super ready for the studio now that my idea has been tested and tried!
Spire is a GameChanger
by THISFOOLSEAN on 2021/02/08 22:56
The spire took all the frustration and time consumption of setting up , having certain connections and sound checking , it overall is the most useful recording device I’ve ever seen.. it literally gave me my artistic expression back.
Downloaded and message mix
by qwascvm on 2021/02/07 01:16
The song wouldn’t be sent I’m not sure of it’s my phone or the app
I’m Totally In-Spired
by PJ Handler on 2021/02/05 15:30
Spire is a game changer! Years ago I had written a bunch of songs on my guitar, and recorded them on my tape recorder (remember those?). And there they sat. If you’ve ever written a song, they’re (almost) like children to you, even if they’re bad. I felt like I had abandoned them. But I never forgot them, continually wondering how I could take them to the next level. I tried buying recording software, but it was way beyond my technical ability. Then I discovered Spire. I was blown away by it’s capabilities and ease of use. It’s pretty much idiot proof. I pulled out my folder containing the lyrics and chords of my old songs, and started playing around in the app. First recorded the guitar, then added vocals. Pleased with the results, I got the little round Spire box, and started using effects. I went out and bought a used bass guitar and keyboard, and got my electronic drum kit out of the closet. I added all the instruments to the mix by myself! I’m about to record my 35th song. The pandemic has afforded me more time to devote to it than I otherwise would have had. I’ve rediscovered my passion for songwriting, I’m learning how to play the bass and the keyboard, and with each song, I’m becoming a more proficient producer. It’s amazing what Spire can do with a poorly written song!
THE BEST RECORDING APP
by BLACKSHEEPBEATS on 2021/02/05 05:40
THIS IS THE BEST RECORDING APP EVER ME AND MY FIANCÉ HAD A SCUFFLE LONG STORY SHORT SHE BROKE MY LAPTOP I WAS HURT DOWN BAD FOR ALMOST A WHOLE YEAR BUT AROUND MY BIRTHDAY LAST IN SEPTEMBER I FOUND THIS MASTERPIECE APP OFF THE RANDOM LIKE I HAD THE URGE TO RECORD I WAS GONNA USE THE VOICE MEMO APP BUT UNTIL I FOUND SPIRE. IT INSPIRED ME AND STILL TO THIS DAY EVEN IF YOU ARE READING THIS IN THE FUTURE. MY NAME IS TAJ MAHALL ONE OF THE FIRST ARTIST I THINK IN THE DMV TO USE THIS APP TO ITS FULL POTENTIAL NO I DONT HAVE THE SPEAKER (which i will eventually get) BUT RECORDING OFF THE IPHONE ALONE IS TO CRISPY AS IF YOU WAS IN A PROFESSIONAL STUDIO. IDK WHAT MIC THE WHOLE IZOTOPE TEAM USING BUT ITS FREAKING AMAZING AND YOU CAN SEND THE INDIVIDUAL WAV FILES TO A ENGINEER OR MASTER IT YOURSELF ON WHATEVER MIXING/MASTERING DAW YOU USE. BUT YEAH LOOK ME UP ALL PLATFORMS TAJ MAHALL aka TAJ BLACKSHEEP MAHALL BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS MY ALBUM (using Spire) “INSPIRED” WILL BE OUT ON ALL PLATFORMS. HOPE YOU READ MY REVIEW AND CHECK OUT MY MUSIC ITS SOME GOOD TUNES GOOD VIBES. HAVE A BLESSED DAY I LOVE YOU....I LOVE YOU ALL 💯🖤
Social Media Upload Fails to Initiate from iPad
by Notyourown on 2021/02/02 22:20
Love everything about Spire Studio except a few months ago the upload function to share with Facebook fails to initialize. I’ve been supplying test results and diagnostics to Izotope but there has been zero progress in fixing the problem. So upload works from my iPhone but not my iPad. Who likes to work on a small screen all the time? From my iPad I can upload to Messenger, MeWe no problem but not share to a greater audience on FB. I even restored my iphones backup to my clean iPad and it worked! Except when a new Spire update got installed on my iPad for the iPad version of Spire, go figure, back to square one. Frustrated! Ps...Tech Support has been great but the Developers not so much.
Great Quality!
by Binghiking on 2021/02/02 00:43
Awesome app definitely good quality
Clutch
by Yns5400 on 2021/01/29 03:26
Great for reference tracks or just rehearsing for studio sessions
Yes!!!!
by Riah Naomi on 2021/01/29 02:18
This is the perfect to practice before a studio session. I love it!!! 🔥💯🎼💖
Thanks
by jomo langma on 2021/01/23 00:13
This app is my favorite app so thank you so much
What I say!!!!
by TRAKLABZ on 2021/01/21 09:02
Love it!!!
OMG
by VideoVader on 2021/01/21 06:46
This app is beyond amazing! I do voice overs and sometimes I just want to do the audition while I’m out and not goto my studio. (The low paying ones :) This app solved all my problems ... I can’t wrap my head around how amazing it sounds on my IPhone 12. 10 Stars baby!!! Thanks to the engineers and audio nerds that made this happen - you guys and girls absolutely rock!!! - “client 4 life” - Michael
Needs a lot
by hfcdx on 2021/01/15 09:52
I personally did not like this app is is a lil too basic and the edit is horrible
Great job at end a suggestion *
by strangesevin7 on 2021/01/13 09:59
So much faster to transfer wavs. Great job everything is so much easier and better and faster thank you for a great app and product . Still wanna see * automated recording levels that are layered
Magic demo machine!
by Steef S on 2019/12/02 18:18
As a songwriter, I’ve always wanted a quick and easy way to demo a new song. Most of the time, I’ve just used my iPad to capture it. And if I had the time— I’d fire up Garage Band. If I really wanted to share to a wider audience, I’d work through it on my Protools setup. But now, Spire helps me make a quick and easy demo in my living room that sounds darned close to a studio version. The more I use it, the better I get and the better I sound. It does feel like a magic little box. The mic check dials in the levels, the effects sound nice and clean and above all it takes me minutes— not hours! My biggest wish would be to improve the ability to punch in to fix a guitar clam. It’s close to impossible so I usually try to get a complete and acceptable take before moving on to vocals. Punching in a vocal isn’t hard because there’s usually a dead space that I can come in on. I hope iZotope is still working on this little gem because it would be great to be able to at least add an easy dissolve to smooth a punch in. But hey, I actually couldn’t be happier with this thing.
Amazing.
by MutualMachines on 2018/08/19 12:58
I do best when recording solo. This app has allowed me to do so with exceptional quality and it’s so user friendly. The things I would love to see in the future would be: basic effects. I would love to be able to add some basic reverb or chorus effects to eliminate the need to take up precious track space with multiple vocals. Maybe like 3 effects? That’s all you really need. Also, I’ve seen in other recording software a “solo” option meaning I can isolate one track to listen to to find that one later I want to delete without having to individually muting a bunch of tracks to find the one I want to delete. I see you’ve put the option to add an icon to tracks to help distinguish what instrument is featured on each track but that’s not enough when it comes to layering vocals etc. soloing a track would be much quicker. Anyways, great app and great quality! Thanks!
Terrible execution
by elijah4444 on 2021/04/22 19:42
It is so surprising to me that this has been out for so long and they still haven't improved basic obvious things. Like, for example, who could think that it's a good idea to have the Spire completely disconnect every time you change apps? And then when it reconnects, it opens a new project instead of going back to the one you were on? And how you can't change effects after recording, or change the volume of certain sections? And how the "crop" function is extremely tedious and limited in its usage? I know the goal is for this program to be super simple, but there's no reason not to also include extra tools that you can use (or not use). If iPhone Garageband could easily connect to the Spire as an interface, I would always use that app instead and would never open this one again. I'm surprised that iZotope, a great company, hasn't improved this app. Also, I hate that they want you to pay for Spire premium. I already paid a ton of money for the Spire, don't ask me to then pay a monthly fee to have your frustrating app be slightly less frustrating. Ridiculous.
Just Missing a few things
by Tymebombproductions on 2018/12/06 21:07
Really love this device and what it can do. However there are two main things i would like to see on the app side of things. 1st is the ability to mix tracks down to a single track like you could do on the old 4/8 tracks and then have another 7 tracks to keep adding with. 2nd is some level of post production, I understand the device is aimed at musicians who want to cut thru all the hang ups of traditional recording etc but you guys really have something here that could be much more than that. Im not saying to go crazy but maybe a 4 band eq for starters and then add some basic easy stuff that others have mentioned. Again not looking for pro tools just some tools to tweak and shape the sound a little more. Add it as an upgrade pack in app purchase or whatever i would definitely be interested in something like that keep up the good work and looking forward to some future updates
Really Unreal Recorder - Spire is Fire
by BlackDonaldTrump on 2021/05/24 08:04
This is absolutely hands-down one of the best apps I’ve ever used on my phone it’s incredibly powerful for an iPhone app or anything really. The app itself and Spire have made an unreal amount of progress over the past few months, it seems like every time I open it they’ve added some new tweak, improvement or update and it continues to get better. I’ve been pro since the beginning and well worth the subscription price and more... really good developer team. Couple super nit-picky wishes / ideas: -in same way you can import a base sound I wish you could import just like a short (ten second) clip into a channel... like for example a producer tag or a sound effect. -I like the the ‘inspire me’ effects; but I wish you could either (a) delete and/or hide the ones you don’t want or (b) favorite the ones you do so you can find them more easily, they are very cool but so many to sort through that I forget the name or want to compare fewer against each other to find the best one. - Canyou not do the effects and inspire me together on the same track? Seems like right now if I add one it removes the other effect (which is fine just curious) Thanks you guys for all that you do, fantastic job and always improving! Rating 10 / 10. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
I’m Totally In-Spired
by PJ Handler on 2021/02/05 15:30
Spire is a game changer! Years ago I had written a bunch of songs on my guitar, and recorded them on my tape recorder (remember those?). And there they sat. If you’ve ever written a song, they’re (almost) like children to you, even if they’re bad. I felt like I had abandoned them. But I never forgot them, continually wondering how I could take them to the next level. I tried buying recording software, but it was way beyond my technical ability. Then I discovered Spire. I was blown away by it’s capabilities and ease of use. It’s pretty much idiot proof. I pulled out my folder containing the lyrics and chords of my old songs, and started playing around in the app. First recorded the guitar, then added vocals. Pleased with the results, I got the little round Spire box, and started using effects. I went out and bought a used bass guitar and keyboard, and got my electronic drum kit out of the closet. I added all the instruments to the mix by myself! I’m about to record my 35th song. The pandemic has afforded me more time to devote to it than I otherwise would have had. I’ve rediscovered my passion for songwriting, I’m learning how to play the bass and the keyboard, and with each song, I’m becoming a more proficient producer. It’s amazing what Spire can do with a poorly written song!
Not too shabby
by Rawlivic on 2020/06/20 12:19
I own a the spire recording device and have the app installed. I use an external mic plugged into the isotope spire and record into spire and mix onto another daw on my phone. Now I like the spire, don’t get me wrong. However I also have an audio interface that works with any daw I plug it into and I can get straight to mixing without having to import files. Now I love what the spire can do, the quality that the vocals can display are great but because I can only record into the spire daw with my spire device I find myself not using it anymore. Now if I could use the izotope spire in any daw, that would be amazing... maybe even making spire and the spire device have audio unit extension capabilities. There are updates that should and probably could happen... but auv3 spire through cubasis? That would most definitely be the best! Hopefully something like that happens and I can use my izotope spire again.
I couldn’t rate 4.5 stars...
by blipersmart on 2018/11/14 07:43
I absolutely love this app, I’ve recorded multiple songs that I fell in love with again after using this mobile studio... that being said I only wish it had one thing, some effects for the tracks. When you buy the spire hardware (the desk top mic with all the bells and whistles) for around $500 then you get cool editing and stuff like that, but would it hurt to put some filters on the mobile app? Like reverb, echo, gain, maybe normalize? Or even a white noise suppressor? I’m not asking for every upgrade that comes with the hardware but at least some small things. If the developer could get back to me on this it would be awesome! Like I said, amazing app, amazing software, and awesome recordings come from this app, talent not included, in case you were wondering, lol
Good, but not totally accessible for blind users
by 😝Keenan414 on 2020/10/03 02:50
I am a blind user. I purchased the Spire Studio on a recommendation. After the initial trouble of syncing the recorder with the app without being able to see the blinking lights to perform the operation, I have finally been able to use it. The sound I get with my guitar is amazing. The app could use some fine tuning for accessibility... not all parts are clearly labeled, and I am able to mix different tracks, sort of. But still trying to figure it out. Apparently there’s no manual. If a little more work were to be put in to make the app more blind user friendly, and some instructions to go with it, that would be wonderful and I would revise my 4 to a 5. If you are blind or V.I., be ready to put in some time with trial and error, and don’t use any important files until you have a grasp on the platform, or if you have backups.
Innovative, with room for improvement
by blueswanderer on 2020/09/19 22:45
The Spire hardware + iOS app is a pioneering combination of hardware and software, but it has some frustrating limitations. Bulk transfer of projects from the Spire Studio -> iOS device is sorely missing, so backing up projects is a chore that involves tapping each one and waiting for it to transfer before moving on to the next. And if you are hoping to use your recorded audio files in a DAW, there is no way to access your files directly via the native iOS Files app (which is also integrated with MacOS) — instead you need to open each project individually within the Spire app and export the raw audio files from there. I currently have over 100 Spire projects and the audio feels “locked in” because exporting the audio from each project is so cumbersome. It would take me hours just to get the raw audio files onto my laptop. Also, the amps/effects for guitar are underwhelming and generally sound thin. A $40 AmPlug 2 from Vox sounds much better. Still: this is a unique and compelling device that does some things, like quickly tracking vocals and raw guitar takes, very well. It is great being able to start recording on the Spire Studio within ~30 seconds (including soundcheck) without having to look at a screen. I hope iZotope continues to invest in it.
Needs copy/paste or looping
by S to the teve on 2021/02/17 16:23
The convenience of this app is great, but the big limitation for me is a lack of a copy/paste or looping function. For instance: if I want to create a 4-bar drum beat, I have to play it through the entire length of the proverbial song instead of being able to play just one 4-bar segment, and then copy/paste or loop it to build a base for my track. I should be able to play as many or few beats as I want and then build it out to create, let’s say, a 16-bar verse section. Then put in a chorus section, and then go back and copy/paste the verse section again for 16 more bars of a second verse, etc. Yeah, I know I can export into a DAW and do this, but if I’m gonna go to that trouble, why bother with this app at all? Am I missing something? Seems like a basic addition to a music creation app like this. I can’t be expected to play perfectly in time for a whole 4 minute song, can I? ;)
Amazing App
by Arhoser on 2020/01/28 21:30
After searching for software to record playing my sax playing with background piano I stumbled onto this. This app is amazing in its simplicity for recording multiple tracks and then sharing the file (project) or tracks. I have been using it on my iPad just with built in microphone. I can simply import a piano score previously saved in my music then play my sax on a separate track along with it. My mind is churning with the possibilities this will make. While the quick short videos may do it for someone who knows the system it doesn’t for someone trying to learn it. I am sold and just ordered the Spire Studio saving tons of money to achieve my goal of a simple studio. Keep it up. You guys Rock in my book!
Missing some key elements
by NiceladyMT on 2020/06/03 22:40
It blows my mind that without the actual expensive studio set, you cannot plug in an external mic or even headset mic to record. I can only record through my crappy iPhone microphone itself, which is garbage sound quality and basically renders the app relatively useless for recording music, as the quality is poor and everything sounds muddied no matter what I do. Spire, why don’t you have the option to do this? Literally every other recording app I’ve tried (probably 10-15), when you plug in an external mic or headphones that have a mic, it records via that. Is this to make people buy the studio? If so that’s a low blow. I appreciate many other things about this app and would prefer to use it above the others, but having my iPhone mic be the only option, I can’t use this app for music recording. Am I missing something here? Would love a response from Spire.
I don’t recommend this
by Eating cheetos at 3 AM on 2019/10/15 21:45
I’ve used this app for about a month now for recording myself play guitar, but there is one thing that constantly always bothers me. You CANNOT set the starting point in editing/trimming. So, let’s say there’s 10 seconds of unneeded audio in the beginning of the recording; getting your instrument or whatever setup and the music sheet ready, and then you start playing. Well, there is absolutely no way to get rid of that starting 10 seconds of junk. You can’t do it in the trim, because all it does is delete the audio inside that timeframe, so you’ll have 10 starting seconds of silence without any way to get rid of it. Imagine with every movie you watch, each scene starts includes “Alright, everybody ready? Remember your lines? Okay, now action!” That would be a very annoying movie. Just use Voice Memos.
Best Studio App available!
by BigTojo on 2020/02/07 11:51
I’ve used Spire Studio for close to 2 years to do professional recordings that have been used in radio advertisements, tv commercials, and a few industry releases. It has a great built-in Mic with a dope Soundcheck feature to give your recordings great volume without clipping. New vocal effects are amazing. Plus several other effects available. One of the best tools is the Mixing window. It is simple enough for beginners to use, but can deliver the same quality and results the pros put out. Export to other Spire users to collab, export to email, or even upload directly to SoundCloud without any extra work. By far the best Studio app I own. Use it on a daily basis. Get Spire Studio, you won’t be disappointed.
Best recording app paid for or not
by dustyclouds on 2021/09/22 03:37
I have fallen in love with this app and it has taken my music soaring to new heights. As a singer/songwriter it is amazing to write a song and then record it right from my phone and then share that with all my devices. You can’t sing one chorus perfect and then cut and paste it through out the song so you have to know your material and you can’t enhance edit and filter each individual track so you have to learn to produce the sound your looking for yourself but I like that. I think the newest update introduced some new features so sorry if I’m selling you guys short spire but all I want people to take away from this is “best recording app paid for or not”
Easy but powerful, and evolving in the right ways.
by PAPANOJ on 2021/04/11 21:29
I upgraded to the Spire Studio v2 and I’m still using the app to start all my tracks. Having used Zen Beats, Cubasis, and GarageBand; I feel that Spire (with the Spire Studio) is the best mobile recording app around. I don’t need all the VSTs and instruments of the competition. I just want high quality takes of my instruments that, and Spire does that. I wish there were more icons. I have a few synths and basically I have to use the Keys icon for all of them. Being able to change the color at least would make sorting and mixing go more smoothly. Otherwise I’m always muting or soloing and figure out which is which.
I wouldn’t recommend buying this device
by Alexorbob on 2019/05/01 11:45
I just tried to record vocals and couldn’t figure out why the mic was picking up so much feedback. I went through the sound check, the direct sound effects( hurt my ear with a high pitch), and even tried to cover the spire to see why but it didn’t go away. So after trying and giving up I realized that the feedback is only heard when I’m charging the spire. So how am I supposed to use this device to record out of the blue of when I need to charge it I get feedback... I’ve had so many issues trying to record because I’m just now realizing that I can’t charge it while I record.. No wonder I can’t get inspired because I’m working with a device that has bugs,.. and in the end I still transfer my recorded song to garage band because this app can’t do what garage band can.. 2Stars because I’m nice like that.
It’s just- I can’t describe it
by LostLov3 on 2020/12/01 20:17
This app was amazing. I was thinking this might be another bum app that I wouldn’t be able to figure out how to use but it wasn’t. It was clear as day to me. I used this to make a song for my girlfriend and I have to admit even I cried when I realized how well it came out. All my emotions were caught in it and I was able to add some extra things to it to make it sound better. I’m glad this app was made. You don’t know how much this means to me. If u don’t get enough downloads then these people don’t know what real stuff is. I have u guys to thank for this opportunity to make music for myself and loved ones
Needs Some Improvements
by ShellieMom7889 on 2020/12/30 21:44
This is an okay app, but it has a lot of things I wish were different about it. It isn’t compatible with my microphone, which I plug into my phone for louder sound. Another problem I had with it is the sound-checking system doesn’t work very well. The recordings didn’t really sound any different. It would be nice if there was some way for you to edit the recordings yourself through the app, because digital recordings sound so tinny, and sometimes need more than an automatic sound-check. I do love that you can mix recordings and change the volume on them, but any app with a recording option can do that. I will say it’s definitely better than iMovie and Garage Band, and it is cool that it tries to sound-check specifically for your instrument or vocal type.
Grateful for Spire
by swarrior7 on 2019/10/11 21:01
I have been a musician for 33 years, and I checked on a whim one day to see if a mobile, multi-tracking app even existed and Spire appeared. I’m so grateful for this app and how quickly I am able to “save” musical ideas and hit record within seconds so that fleeting ideas are not lost forever. I’m writing the best music of my entire life, and Spire is a tremendous reason for that! *If I could improve anything, I would make folders available to group instruments, songs or ideas together to stay more organized and if I go listen to an old recording, I wish it would not take me back to the very top every time.
Seriously
by Whitis0311 on 2020/09/22 04:57
I’m already starting to get frustrated!!! I literally just downloaded this app, and for someone that’s never used an app such as this for recording music before, this app doesn’t make it easy for a beginner to learn themselves on at all!!! The importing button is just NOT WORKING AT ALL when I try to import my instrumentals from my Apple Music app on my iPhone, onto the spire app, once I select the song from my library, it just goes back to the spire app, and doesn’t do ANYTHING AT ALL, I’ve tried it over 3 dozen times and NOTHING HAPPENS! It is incredibly frustrating!!! I’ve even referred to the app-help section and followed those links to no avail!!! It is truly hopeless!!! I really wanted to love this app, because it truly could’ve been something great, but alas, it’s just another unfortunate wannabe imitation. 😞😞😞😞😞
Spire is amazing
by Arrowspade on 2019/06/25 05:29
I’ve had this app for a ling time and haven't used it much until I started exploring it but it has been helping with getting the best audio and a lot of high quality sound for my tracks that I've been making (I’m a musician that plays many instruments. However, the thing I enjoy most is beatboxing and thats what I do most). My interest in this app is exponential and I use this app just about every time I'm making a new routine for beatboxing or other things as well now. Thank you for making this amazing app! It has helped me grow as a musician and not just as a beatboxer. -Ty “AdventBBX” Allen
Sounds great....but...
by aversa on 2021/02/20 20:17
This is a super cool unit. Sounds great and is easy to use. This app needs basic editing features though on the recording timeline. Would be nice to be able to use loops instead of having to import full tracks? Also to be able to lightly comp your takes would also be nice (cut, paste, duplicate, basic editing features). I realize Izotope isn’t aiming to make this a DAW, but it really doesn’t make sense to go PRO but not have basic PRO features. I suppose an amazing work around could be an AU plugin that allows you to use the hardware with other mobile daws such as Cubasis? As an interface and idea machine it’s better than voice memos, but I rarely use it because it just doesn’t feel complete to me.
This little device is a game changer
by boltonfan62 on 2020/07/11 22:12
We have PreSonus Studio 5 Professional and it’s way too much studio for our needs. Got our Spire yesterday and started in today. In less than an hour we had composed and recorded an instrumental track. Imported the drums from PreSonus then recorded rhythm, lead, bass guitar and organ parts. Plugged all the instruments straight in and used the provided amps. Mixing was so easy the cat could have done then shared it with our band members and on social media. Had a listen and even on a phone the sound really sparkles. All I can add is get one, you won’t be disappointed.
almost there
by Yo177 on 2020/08/07 22:15
Hello, just wanted to say that this app has some potential. However, there are a few things that I have to suggest. The first one is that I would like some more things to do with your vocal tracks such as echo or reverb. Whenever I record my freestyles to a beat I find my vocals to be very dull and does not sound that good. There are other free apps that sound a little better than this one. The second idea is voiceover support. I have low vision and some parts of the app don’t work such as track editing. It would be cool if you could fix some of those problems. Other than that, that’s all I have. Keep up the good work.
The best investment you can make.
by Something w/r on 2019/06/07 00:37
I love the Spire Studio! It has helped me develop songs in ways I haven’t been able to before. Having the ability to multi track a song within minutes with virtually zero setup and have it sound studio quality is priceless. I was even able to take demos I created on the Spire Studio and bring them to the recording studio and continue to build the tracks from there. I even did over dubs using the Spire. Saved me a lot of time and money on my last album. I can’t recommend this device enough.
Great tool for songwriters
by Entatty on 2020/01/23 23:18
If you are constantly writing songs and don’t want to interrupt the creative process by sitting in front of a computer, then this is the best solution. It’s incredibly mobile with the rechargeable battery that you can take it anywhere. The built in mic sounds great on instruments and vocals and the interface is so simple and innovative in the way it provides a visual mixing environment. This has improved my productivity enormously vs being stuck behind a desk starting at a computer. Great app and great product.
“That’s a crop icon...”
by Thick_Toast on 2021/04/10 14:21
Typically when you “crop” audio in a DAW you are selecting what you want to keep, not selecting what you want to delete. This is NOT a DAW or a MAW (mobile audio workstation). In this software audio does not exist on top of a timeline. Because of that you cannot cut, paste and move around sections of audio within the global timeline. Rather, audio is constantly being over-written or deleted on the same audio file. Most likely the the amount of backend engineering required to gain that functionality would cost too much for the business model here. So if you’re looking for Pro Tools in an app this is not it. If you want to have the ability to just record straight audio then it is somewhat useful.
Please if you can add more tracks
by ampizo slacker reviewamp on 2021/04/24 21:18
I do like to set up I use voice over and it works very well with that. But eight tracks isn’t good enough because I don’t record a song all the way through. So by the time I’m done with all of my recordings I still have the third verse and the chorus to finish if there was more tracks than I could record more. I know this may illuminate a feature. But maybe once you hit the record button a second time maybe you can still stay on that same track until you manually want to move to the third track
Latest Update
by Screamin' Scotty on 2019/04/08 23:09
I actually like this device for a number of reasons. Easy to use & designed & manufactured in my area. Latest update must have done something to yield less than desirable results. I had 15 minutes to capture an idea & lost it due to some unknown malfunction. Had everything ready to go & the device connected to iPhone X. Performed sound check & attempted to record but no monitoring or recording took place. Multiple restarts & troubleshooting yield no success. Opted to go with my go to which is iPhone voice memos. Frustrated & disappointed that I lost critical time. I have used voice memos for years & it’s the only thing that does not let me down when I need to capture ideas on the fly. Maybe that’s all I need if Spire can’t deliver on the simplest of tasks. So disappointed in what ever Spire did with my expensive idea recorder.
Spire izotope
by portlink on 2019/08/11 21:06
Overall it’s super simple to use. So far it seems to lack anyway to punch in and out to pull two pieces of a track together which make it difficult. You either have to get a track perfect in one take or try to punch in on the same track to continue the recording which is tough to do. Maybe I just can’t figure out how to do it yet but everything else is really simple so it seems it’s just not an option. For just recording a vocal track, and individual instrument tracks and layering them it’s great, but anything more doesn’t seem doable.
Am i the only one who wants more track editing??
by DavieMustard on 2018/05/20 05:54
This is an amazing and intuitive app, nearly perfect. I can’t seem to find any way to edit my audio! The “trim” feature is very well-designed, but too limited! For example, if i am recording backup vocals but decide i don’t want to use all the vocals i record, there is no way in this app to delete only the sections I don’t want; you can only delete ALL the audio before or after a trim point. I would gladly pay for a version of this app with more robust editing features and audio effects
Social Media Upload Fails to Initiate from iPad
by Notyourown on 2021/02/02 22:20
Love everything about Spire Studio except a few months ago the upload function to share with Facebook fails to initialize. I’ve been supplying test results and diagnostics to Izotope but there has been zero progress in fixing the problem. So upload works from my iPhone but not my iPad. Who likes to work on a small screen all the time? From my iPad I can upload to Messenger, MeWe no problem but not share to a greater audience on FB. I even restored my iphones backup to my clean iPad and it worked! Except when a new Spire update got installed on my iPad for the iPad version of Spire, go figure, back to square one. Frustrated! Ps...Tech Support has been great but the Developers not so much.
Fun, easy to use, but sad...
by jgkfdhihfwugdgkvcduh on 2020/08/12 19:06
Everything about this app is amazing. The souls is great and it’s super easy to use. The only problem I’ve run into is creating harmonized parts or overdoubs. I’ll play something in parts so that there’s depth to my song. And every time I try to to add to parts to play at the same time, in the Dane timing... the part that I add is delayed by about a sec. and it totally screws the song up. I don’t know why this is happening if I just need to reset things or something. But other than the delayed track problem this app is great!
🔥
by Dboi77 on 2019/12/19 05:45
Had it for a year now and find the upgrades to be very useful. As a artist I find it very nice that I can take my time and not spend lots of money at a studio that may not really want to put in the work to make you sound like you want . I’m still learning so it’s a nice machine to help those who aren’t that musically inclined. Personally it was a dream come true for me keep up the good work ppl. PS can we get a way to duplicate or auto tune just asking for a friend.
Love this item
by Js22445 on 2018/12/05 03:47
I’ve had a love hate relationship with 8 track portable recording studios for 20 years. I was blown away by both the sound quality and ease of use. The sound check feature that sets recording levels automatically is genius. I rarely leave reviews but this product is amazing. Right out of the box it made sense, and within minutes I was up and running. Sound quality is gorgeous. Get one!!!
Songwriters Delight
by Fabdogs on 2018/08/05 21:25
I have been waiting decades for the likes of this device. I can sing my tracking vocal, play guitar, have friend do lead, slap on a harmony or two and maybe even a rhythm track without fussing about levels and gains and whatever else. If you write songs and really want to explore your music in a frustration free environment, order now. I was so impressed I bought one for a friend of mine because I could just not imagine her without it.
Awesomeness!!
by trilogyfx on 2019/08/02 02:00
This app is pretty amazing. It gave me a way to record songs on my iPhone when I get ideas. I import beats and instrumental tracks into the app and record my vocals. The features like effects and reverb stuff will only be available if you get the Spire device. I need to buy the Spire Studio device because from what I see online, it really does deliver quality like no other. Thanks for an amazing app. Still the best app for this!!! None like it!
Has Made rehearsals and song writing a breeze
by La Hora De Lobos on 2020/08/14 05:22
Spire Studio has made my band's rehearsals and song writing process a breeze... Especially during these quarantine/Lockdowns we have here. the fact that we can record our ideas and send the to each other to work with is grand. My one request for the developers is to include more pedal/effects for heavy metal bands and singers.\m/ Like a harmonizer for guitars and vocals. keep up the the good work and stay heavy\m/
Good for what it does
by Moodawg2018 on 2019/01/18 20:41
The sound quality is fantastic. The software is pretty good, but limited. As others have mentioned, there is no way to go back after you record to apply effects. You have to know what sound you want ahead of time for each track which makes it less fun to experiment. The trim feature is also limited in that you can’t trim away a middle portion of a track. Nor can you fade in/out. The effects are also limited. So all in all it’s fun and I’ll keep it, but I will also look into other apps or pc tools.
Too simple to get lost in. Hooray!
by MusicProf1234 on 2020/05/07 17:21
The Spire app and Studio hardware are a game changer for me. I’m a slider sliding, knob hobbling, button bumping menu diver with a diving bell helmet on (usually). But this app makes me stick to the music only. Live performance onto a recording is what this system elicits. I can produce final products in half the time because of the automated imbedded plug ins from sound check to the final export. YES the hardware is worth the money. But even the app standalone is a game changer.
Confidence Booster
by comasi90 on 2020/12/22 03:40
What’s good world! My names Cino, a songwriter and aspiring artist from the south, and I’m looking to polish my sound and my confidence when recording at a big studio. I hit a home run when I found the Spire App. I’ve been using Spire for 3 months now and instantly I had progressive results in my return to the big studio. Spire allows me to record possibly anywhere I’m most comfortable. I use it to record rough drafts or store hooks, melodies, verses and any other creative content I think of on the go. The app allows you upload beats, create separate tracks and also has a small range of mixing tools. I recommend all pursuing artist that’s looking to build confidence, create limitlessly and save time in the big studios, download the Spire app, not now, but RIGHT NOW!!
Wow! I never was able to figure out GarageBand, but this is so musical!
by ErikSax on 2019/11/20 10:49
This is a musician’s best friend. It eliminates the need for the DAW! Those confounding GUIs and unmusical workflows have prevented many musicians from recording anything useful for years, since 4-track recorders went out of style. Instead, we were deluged with computer music. With this app, real performing musicians can take the lead, to drive recorded music to a higher, vastly more useful plain of existence.
Tools i think should be added
by Skyfire015 on 2018/07/05 15:53
Its a great app, for a beginner in recording and editing like me i will give it a 5 stars but theres some thing i want to point out and hopefully brought up for a better overall experience: -The trimming tool is very limited when you want to remove certain part of a track and keep other parts as it just chops behind the trimming point and after it. -I would also recommend like a cut and paste tool for making recordings easier and more consistent. -And a moving tool, cuz people like me (beginners) often mess up while recording and dont select the right track and get a great take :( So with a tool like that you can just move the take to a desired track. Thats all yall and again great app for a great price😉!
Exactly what I need for composition sketchpad
by chachyphone on 2017/09/25 04:39
I'm a professional audio engineer and composer and I've sampled a lot of apps for the purpose of being able to get a sketch of an idea down quickly while it's in my head without having to be in front of my DAW to record it properly, and this is absolutely perfect. iZotope has proven itself time and again, so it should be no surprise that this app is a killer for its intended purpose. Thanks!
For those trying to make Music Anywhere
by Vanessa Gonzalez Howdage on 2020/06/05 19:21
This is truly an amazing app. I don’t usually write reviews but Spire has really helped me create and build my sound over the past few Months and it’s free! The interface is simple and does its job perfectly, you have ever tool to make any genre of music (Mine is Trap) There really isn’t another app that has this ability to record so easily. 5/5
THE BEST RECORDING APP
by BLACKSHEEPBEATS on 2021/02/05 05:40
THIS IS THE BEST RECORDING APP EVER ME AND MY FIANCÉ HAD A SCUFFLE LONG STORY SHORT SHE BROKE MY LAPTOP I WAS HURT DOWN BAD FOR ALMOST A WHOLE YEAR BUT AROUND MY BIRTHDAY LAST IN SEPTEMBER I FOUND THIS MASTERPIECE APP OFF THE RANDOM LIKE I HAD THE URGE TO RECORD I WAS GONNA USE THE VOICE MEMO APP BUT UNTIL I FOUND SPIRE. IT INSPIRED ME AND STILL TO THIS DAY EVEN IF YOU ARE READING THIS IN THE FUTURE. MY NAME IS TAJ MAHALL ONE OF THE FIRST ARTIST I THINK IN THE DMV TO USE THIS APP TO ITS FULL POTENTIAL NO I DONT HAVE THE SPEAKER (which i will eventually get) BUT RECORDING OFF THE IPHONE ALONE IS TO CRISPY AS IF YOU WAS IN A PROFESSIONAL STUDIO. IDK WHAT MIC THE WHOLE IZOTOPE TEAM USING BUT ITS FREAKING AMAZING AND YOU CAN SEND THE INDIVIDUAL WAV FILES TO A ENGINEER OR MASTER IT YOURSELF ON WHATEVER MIXING/MASTERING DAW YOU USE. BUT YEAH LOOK ME UP ALL PLATFORMS TAJ MAHALL aka TAJ BLACKSHEEP MAHALL BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS MY ALBUM (using Spire) “INSPIRED” WILL BE OUT ON ALL PLATFORMS. HOPE YOU READ MY REVIEW AND CHECK OUT MY MUSIC ITS SOME GOOD TUNES GOOD VIBES. HAVE A BLESSED DAY I LOVE YOU....I LOVE YOU ALL 💯🖤
Fiddle and guitar player.
by Matt Shortridge. on 2020/04/04 03:14
So easy and smooth. Perfect app for making quick sketches of your music. Multi tracking has never been this easy and intuitive. I would pay for this app. Works perfectly. I have now added the spire studio and it eclipses my 24 track tascam studio. So seamless and easy, great sounds, versatility. I’d use the tascam for something really complex, but the spire almost all the time. Amazing. Simple.
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High-quality vocals with your iPhone or iPad Spire for iOS combines award-winning iZotope audio processing with multi-track recording to make importing a beat, layering vocals, collaborating with your producer, and sharing songs easier than ever. When your iPhone is your mobile vocal booth with automatic Soundcheck, recording high-quality vocals is possible anywhere. • Import a beat and write lyrics Get started by importing your beat. Easily write and develop your lyrics directly in the Spire app and have them front-and-center while you record. • Automatically set your levels and tone When you run Soundcheck in Spire before you record, it will identify voice or an instrument, set your levels, and sculpt your tone. Vocals stand out in the mix through automatically adding compression, saturation, and EQ—powered by tech from the Vocal Assistant in iZotope's Nectar plug-in. • Layer vocals and mix your tracks Building a song with Spire is fast and intuitive. Easily capture lead vocals, overdubs, ad-libs, and more by just hitting record. You can edit out unwanted parts from any track with the trim tool. To mix, drag track icons up or down to adjust volume and left or right to pan. • Collaborate with artists and producers Text or email a Spire project to anyone from the Spire app and they can preview your song, export mixdowns, download individual tracks to edit in a DAW, or open in Spire to add tracks of their own. • Share with your fans If you’ve finished a song in Spire that you’re ready to show the world, you can publish your songs to SoundCloud, Instagram, and more directly from the app. Add artwork or a video to your project to make it your own before posting for your fans. --------- GET PRO VOCALS WITH SPIRE PRO Enable Spire Pro and get full access to exclusive features and content that help you get pro-quality, release-ready vocals! • Tune your vocals Automatically tune your vocals from natural to robotic, and treat your tracks like the pros do with Tune, a new, exclusive mix effect for Spire Pro. Add this creative effect from the Mix view to shape your vocals, featuring tech from iZotope Nectar’s Pitch module. • Pro Vocal Effects Curated vocal effects powered by technology from iZotope Nectar. Includes the most popular effects in modern music, like vocal tuning, reverb, EQ, and more–all on your phone. Record with effects on or add them after, you can always change them. • Inspire Me Inspire your creativity with randomized vocal effects that combine static EQ, plate reverb, iZotope Trash distortion, echo, chorus, and more. You can even share your favorite effects with other artists to inspire more music. • Personalized Soundcheck When you upgrade to Spire Pro, Soundcheck evolves to become your personal vocal recording engineer. By listening to your voice and environment, it applies personalized processing to make sure your voice sounds clear and polished, no matter where you record. Whether it’s with the Spire app or Spire Studio paired with an iPhone, singers and rappers can now create pro-quality vocals over their beats in seconds. Learn more about Spire Pro at izotope.com/spirepro ------ The Spire app for iOS is also the controller app for Spire Studio hardware: Pair the app to Spire Studio hardware to create an integrated recording experience you can take on-the-go and unlock hardware exclusive effects for vocals and instruments as well as Enhance, a mastering tool powered by award-winning tech from iZotope Ozone.
Works great, but…
by Lost Scribe on 2021/10/18 23:55
Add the link sharing option back in for free, then, for a cheap yearly price, add the option to make beats again, and automatic noise reduction. Everyone could have their cake and eat it too, including your extra bit of profit just by adding two desired features.
Much better
by KelceyB on 2021/10/15 16:00
Good investment
Really good, need more tracks
by FrankKnuck on 2021/10/12 18:24
The workflow of this app is great for demoing ideas. I like the workflow so much I’d do more with it if we could go beyond 8 tracks. Isotope, i hope you’re considering 16 tracks or something, I’d def pay for that
Question
by Stockyplayboy69 on 2021/10/08 00:33
Love using the spire app, just recently redownloaded it after about 3 years, however I can’t figure out how to change the output from my iPhone because it seems to only play from the ear speaker and not the iPhone speaker like it used to
Easiest and cheapest way to make quality demo
by bokonon82 on 2021/10/02 16:44
I sometimes don’t use my spire for months, but never have trouble coming back to it and getting good quality. For a few examples of recordings I’ve made, visit this SoundCloud account SoundCloudhttps://soundcloud.com/al-r-826995213
Quality & Convenience
by gagagagayy on 2021/10/02 01:31
Great tool for those sporadic ideas That tend to strike the mind in the
No share
by Kammiyah on 2021/09/25 06:15
When the latest update to Spire came out, it got rid of the option to share using a link
Can’t transfer to files
by Kats4789 on 2021/09/24 15:08
Can you please fix this, can’t transfer to files. I used to save the recordings to files it has stopped working. Thank you
Unable to share Spire projects
by Jack Robidoux on 2021/09/23 03:50
It appears that with the most recent update, there is no way to share Spire projects with other Spire users. My band demoed a lot during initial Covid lockdowns by sharing demos. I can no longer do that.
Best recording app paid for or not
by dustyclouds on 2021/09/22 03:37
I have fallen in love with this app and it has taken my music soaring to new heights. As a singer/songwriter it is amazing to write a song and then record it right from my phone and then share that with all my devices. You can’t sing one chorus perfect and then cut and paste it through out the song so you have to know your material and you can’t enhance edit and filter each individual track so you have to learn to produce the sound your looking for yourself but I like that. I think the newest update introduced some new features so sorry if I’m selling you guys short spire but all I want people to take away from this is “best recording app paid for or not”
TripleMrapper
by mega muny the rapper on 2021/09/13 00:03
I love it. It letting me drop my songs off and let my fans listen
Stupid daily updates
by steelfootkilla on 2021/08/31 19:15
why? why there is a stupid unnessaciary update everytime i use it its such a creativity killer and annoying the hardware is fine software is fine updates are so dumb and annoying stop micro updating its the same dumb app since launch
This app is trash
by israelhernandez7 on 2021/08/26 15:41
Because I can’t hear the song while am singing i always be lowering down so I can hear my voice
Splicing tracks into Loops doesn’t work well
by DCG627 on 2021/08/23 01:52
Functionality is backwards that what is logical and intuitive. You should be able to select the section you want to crop into a loop, and it should delete the sections before and after that. Having to manually select the sections before and after the part you want to keep makes no sense, and it’s pretty mind boggling that they haven’t figured this out yet.
Best app ever!!!!
by doanut queen on 2021/08/15 16:25
I love it, it inspires and is a great app for really any age!!!
This Mf Is Amazing 😂😂😂
by Keembesnappin on 2021/08/15 02:09
I haven’t been able to record lately but now I can and the sound of the quality is more than incredible 💯💯💯💯💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽 @itsKeem on triller and @livelife2damax5 on TikTok
Wow!!! Seriously!
by isnt_she_soft on 2021/08/02 02:26
Okay so as an artist it can be frustrating especially as an iPhone user finding a mobile app that works. It’s even worse when they have the nerve to charge a fortune. This app seriously is so affordable yet so high quality and is the only app that I have NEVER had issues with latency! I had to give a review they deserve it. If you’re a producer feel free to dm me on IG: Neptune_1st
I love it but!
by TR3.B on 2021/07/21 15:43
We need more tracks and be able to view the effects placed on vocals with the choice to undo effects after placed on vocals.
Ok
by Jxn G Wxlf on 2021/07/19 03:58
Nice not having to get complexed recording and releasing
😡 NOPD DONT LIKE IT ALL
by lucifers don on 2021/07/15 02:47
You guys can do way better quit playing with ppl this app is horrible . Subscription cancelled
Issues sharing with new cloud update.
by Mattr5325677 on 2021/07/14 03:47
I’ve had nothing but trouble with the latest update. Files get stuck when attempting to share, files only partially download, or the “preparing your file for sharing” takes an hour or more. I’ve reached out to their customer support two days ago and still no response. Great product but the latest update has made it unusable.
Best ever riko
by Rikodayungan on 2021/07/13 05:59
Best way to record yo vibe on the go and use in the studio
User friendly
by omarbinolu1982 on 2021/07/09 23:24
Yo I love this app just wish the whole was a little cheaper
Spire is Fire
by 👋🏽🤣 on 2021/07/07 15:19
Great on the go inspiration.
First Gen
by TM389 on 2021/07/02 17:26
Still waiting for the ability to use more than 8 tracks when recording
Editing/Looping isn’t where I need it to be
by Chicago Beers on 2021/06/25 13:32
For some reason, the portion of the clip inside the braces is the part to be deleted and not the other way around It be nice if you could flip it to either delete the audio inside the braces OR the audio outside That way, you don’t have to delete piece by piece to get a perfect loop on a guitar part or vocal Without this basic feature in the free version, I couldn’t see myself upgrading to the pro version, let alone using it at all
Fun and easy
by photon kid on 2021/06/19 11:12
It does the basics of recording well. Good fidelity. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is the direction are not as clear and explicit as I would like, but that might be me. I still highly recommend the Spire to musicians.
please fix
by Brandon Aqua on 2021/06/14 01:43
I used this app all of 2018 and 2019... come 2020 this app is unusable in the background. Sure, you added notes in-app, but we should be able to use Apple Notes or playback our demos without the app stopping after 30 seconds deleting our latest take. My trust in this app has dwindled, but it was one of my mains and something I always recommended. Yes, the bug happens on several devices. It’s not just my devices.
TraevonMartyr
by L Daquan on 2021/06/04 23:35
Great app! Very well organized. Latency is wonderful. Five stars forever
Isotope Did Their Job
by jflow1156 on 2021/05/29 15:21
The Spire Studio It’s the Worlds Best Portable Studio Recording Device, Hands Down. You Have To BuyOne, and Use It To Fully Understand What I Mean. Great Job Izotope Team, You’re the “BEST!” thanks , Jim F
Review
by kingm uno on 2021/05/27 14:38
It’s nice out to do some music on the go I just wish you had a little bit more edit in and we can use some of theFXBut the overall quality excellent
Annoying updates
by primatenate on 2021/05/26 03:24
Cool app, but it seems like every time I open it it needs to ‘update’ and isn’t usable unless you do so. Kinda of a utility killer when the marketing pitch is for easy spontaneous use.
Where would I begin
by ttytyfcc on 2021/05/25 03:45
First to argue this is amazing have a set up but this is best for artist to just record no stress wish simple effect could be applied but understandable how it could bog down if they teamed up with native instruments this would be a boss app
Really Unreal Recorder - Spire is Fire
by BlackDonaldTrump on 2021/05/24 08:04
This is absolutely hands-down one of the best apps I’ve ever used on my phone it’s incredibly powerful for an iPhone app or anything really. The app itself and Spire have made an unreal amount of progress over the past few months, it seems like every time I open it they’ve added some new tweak, improvement or update and it continues to get better. I’ve been pro since the beginning and well worth the subscription price and more... really good developer team. Couple super nit-picky wishes / ideas: -in same way you can import a base sound I wish you could import just like a short (ten second) clip into a channel... like for example a producer tag or a sound effect. -I like the the ‘inspire me’ effects; but I wish you could either (a) delete and/or hide the ones you don’t want or (b) favorite the ones you do so you can find them more easily, they are very cool but so many to sort through that I forget the name or want to compare fewer against each other to find the best one. - Canyou not do the effects and inspire me together on the same track? Seems like right now if I add one it removes the other effect (which is fine just curious) Thanks you guys for all that you do, fantastic job and always improving! Rating 10 / 10. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Crashes a lot
by Pretty Butafla on 2021/05/24 07:53
I can’t do anything saying error is on developers end. Keeps crashing. Need to be able to delete a recording on main pages crashes with error
Reverb
by iRulei on 2021/05/24 02:04
I’d like just a reverb button option. Outside of the effects where you can apply different reverb settings to each track.
Love it
by okrachildren on 2021/05/20 11:26
The App Is really Useful, but it bugs out at times. Especially as of late. It KEEPS CRASHING, literally in the first 10 seconds of recording. EVERY SONGLE TIME. PLEASE fix this
Spire is the best thing since sliced bread!
by Walter John on 2021/05/14 01:14
A complete recording studio that fits in the palm of your hand. Works flawlessly with the Spire App. I have had mine since the beginning and it just gets better and better. Buy it now!
Spire rules
by 504xvi on 2021/05/08 23:45
I can work efficiently on music creation now
Non-Pro users being left behind with new updates
by marcusdg on 2021/05/05 21:49
I love the Spire. I’ve had mine for a couple years and it’s an amazing tool especially for quickly capturing songwriting ideas and even collaborating with other Spire users. However, since the option to sign up for the Pro subscription version it seems all updates now only benefit the Pro users. That’s too bad.
Can You Guys Please Make It Work With Airpods‼️‼️‼️
by SaitzIsland24 on 2021/05/02 17:49
I love this app but if i try to record something and use my airpods to listen along, it makes the thing I’m recording behind the other track 🙄
Spire
by SlimBoston on 2021/04/28 12:10
Greatest Place For Beginning Artist! I’m 32 going on 33 & I’m just now tackling music! My whole life people said I was gifted and Spire created a space for me to utilize that! Spire is GREAT
Awesome.
by MillenialMage on 2021/04/27 23:11
I have had so much fun with this app. It is a great way to pass the time. Also, it allows people like me, who have no musically inclined friends to make cool acapella-type music. Overall it is awesome. The only thing I would change is adding more recording bars to add more elaboration in the music. Other than that, it’s pretty much perfect.
Privacy policy
by Awakened and Lost on 2021/04/26 13:41
I deleted this app because I don’t like there privacy policies.
The best !
by Dusty Boyer on 2021/04/26 03:02
Love it , it’s so user friendly and sounds incredible . Thank you Izotope !
Please if you can add more tracks
by ampizo slacker reviewamp on 2021/04/24 21:18
I do like to set up I use voice over and it works very well with that. But eight tracks isn’t good enough because I don’t record a song all the way through. So by the time I’m done with all of my recordings I still have the third verse and the chorus to finish if there was more tracks than I could record more. I know this may illuminate a feature. But maybe once you hit the record button a second time maybe you can still stay on that same track until you manually want to move to the third track
Terrible execution
by elijah4444 on 2021/04/22 19:42
It is so surprising to me that this has been out for so long and they still haven't improved basic obvious things. Like, for example, who could think that it's a good idea to have the Spire completely disconnect every time you change apps? And then when it reconnects, it opens a new project instead of going back to the one you were on? And how you can't change effects after recording, or change the volume of certain sections? And how the "crop" function is extremely tedious and limited in its usage? I know the goal is for this program to be super simple, but there's no reason not to also include extra tools that you can use (or not use). If iPhone Garageband could easily connect to the Spire as an interface, I would always use that app instead and would never open this one again. I'm surprised that iZotope, a great company, hasn't improved this app. Also, I hate that they want you to pay for Spire premium. I already paid a ton of money for the Spire, don't ask me to then pay a monthly fee to have your frustrating app be slightly less frustrating. Ridiculous.
What an app
by blind charisma on 2021/04/19 01:10
Thank you for finally writing. An app that actually works With my money is right I will by the pro version
Bad app
by Beh999 on 2021/04/18 15:51
Bad app
This is the best for me, ever.
by faram42 on 2021/04/16 03:33
I’m very happy that found this app, simple to use and complete for my dreams. Ok.
Amazing
by C-RAYY/ Cheddar RAYY on 2021/04/16 02:59
I’m so busy wit The wife / work any kids, spire studio has allowed me to produce my own tracks ,,, studio time baby, Thank u ,,, C-RAYY
Spire App a great tool for songwriting
by Carrackticus on 2021/04/16 01:53
A friend turned me on to this app. As a performing songwriter, I love having a tool in my pocket when inspiration strikes. Easy to use for those basic 4 part ideas.
Stem export
by DJMac84 on 2021/04/14 03:29
I love how I can export the track stems but it seems to be too big to send out by email from my phone. So the work around is to air drop it to your Mac computer or laptop and send it from your Mac to your engineers.
Yo
by #someknow on 2021/04/13 19:17
Paid subscription required...
Easy but powerful, and evolving in the right ways.
by PAPANOJ on 2021/04/11 21:29
I upgraded to the Spire Studio v2 and I’m still using the app to start all my tracks. Having used Zen Beats, Cubasis, and GarageBand; I feel that Spire (with the Spire Studio) is the best mobile recording app around. I don’t need all the VSTs and instruments of the competition. I just want high quality takes of my instruments that, and Spire does that. I wish there were more icons. I have a few synths and basically I have to use the Keys icon for all of them. Being able to change the color at least would make sorting and mixing go more smoothly. Otherwise I’m always muting or soloing and figure out which is which.
“That’s a crop icon...”
by Thick_Toast on 2021/04/10 14:21
Typically when you “crop” audio in a DAW you are selecting what you want to keep, not selecting what you want to delete. This is NOT a DAW or a MAW (mobile audio workstation). In this software audio does not exist on top of a timeline. Because of that you cannot cut, paste and move around sections of audio within the global timeline. Rather, audio is constantly being over-written or deleted on the same audio file. Most likely the the amount of backend engineering required to gain that functionality would cost too much for the business model here. So if you’re looking for Pro Tools in an app this is not it. If you want to have the ability to just record straight audio then it is somewhat useful.
Good
by I FatalTerror I on 2021/04/08 01:58
Excellent
Not loving the updates
by UnAudrey on 2021/04/02 03:57
Seems harder to use less intuitive more problematic less fun thank like, idk a year ago ? I love the concept though!!! what a great resource.
OMG OMG!!!
by Yara Syrian on 2021/03/31 23:10
Thank you for creating this app! Best audio engineering app out there, I’m always going to be using this. Guys don’t be cheap, get the PRO version, the audio cleanup in no joke. Thank you!
Easy to work good for little demo projects
by Sharky poison on 2021/03/26 16:20
My only issue is the effects and and inspire me The effects are alright but the names and sound to the effects feel a little off other then that the monitor and mixing and recording are fantastic this is the best mobile app for beginners getting into recording and releasing material.
Crashing
by Awwsoke on 2021/03/22 09:41
Ever since this new update whenever I leave the app it shuts down completely, really annoying other than that this has been my go to app for writing and coming up with ideas on iphone for the past 3 years... please fix that
Excellent
by Stanley C Luke on 2021/03/11 00:31
One of the best apps I’ve ever seen I’ve been a musician for over 50 years and this is exciting as soon as I get an idea I can put it right down excellent thank you for the miracle
I hate this app
by beat pad make your own beats on 2021/03/10 22:12
First problem I cannot go to my iOS settings. Because I don't want to. Second problem. I don't want to sound like there's a Wi-Fi network. In third problem. I don't have a Spire studio. So please make this app so I can import of you right away thanks
Sounds different when shared
by _no_nickname_okay.... on 2021/03/09 10:21
Why does it sound different when shared on social media?
Need a monthly payment
by JG71610$$$ on 2021/03/08 11:50
The 47.99 for the year is too much. If you guys did monthly payments that would be much more manageable
Excellent for saxophones
by Symphonic Sidney on 2021/03/08 04:08
I don’t know how Spire does it, but it delivers the cleanest sound I could hope for, one that captures all the overtones a saxophone emits that are so crucial to its sound. Spire sounds great just using my iPhone mic, but it’s also the best platform for recording with an Apogee USB mic.
N love with my spire !
by 46lawn on 2021/03/06 21:06
The freakin BEST ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Great App
by MitchR1988 on 2021/03/05 19:56
Really fun app to hash out ideas before the studio. All the extra add ons make it feel like you have mini studio in your pocket. I highly suggest it for any songwriter.
Fix the AirPods issue
by Raceto on 2021/03/05 02:51
The vocals are behind when you record and have your AirPods on, please make a update and fix this please
Fast to use and best what it does
by FACSHISTEN on 2021/03/04 22:45
The fastest way to record without the hassle of mics blah blah blah..sound check is the bomb,and at what I do which is distorted and fast it makes it sound exactly as I want to..totally recommend it for any black metalhead out there ..up the horns and spire as well!!!
Love Spire
by dorian holley on 2021/03/02 21:45
So easy and quick to sketch out and multi-trak an idea. Just did an a capella audition with BG harmonies worked out in a few minutes. dorian
Layering is Difficult
by Suzie aka Suz on 2021/03/01 14:30
I’m using just the phone app. Having trouble getting a decent recording because every track after the first one re-records everything coming from the phone speakers. I should try it with headphones - probably the fix. I also get some feedback. In all fairness, I’m just getting started and will probably find ways to do it better.
Copy-paste feature
by FRESHH94 on 2021/02/27 01:09
So far, so good. I love the app. So many great things have been added recently. I just hope there’s a copy/paste feature in the works. That would take the app to the next level.
Amazing!
by Nerdygreen :) on 2021/02/27 00:13
My instrument sounds beautiful The editing of the noice sounds great It enchants my voice making it sound louder and appear softer! I find best use with headphones. Very great if you want one sound left or right. I think it could use some free sounds? As if like whispering background rain. I dunno something cool like that keep it up!
Studio app
by Ju Banga on 2021/02/25 00:10
Wit app for an on the run studio has the basic necessities you need 👍👍👍
‘Enjoying Music Again’
by dlsingn on 2021/02/21 02:37
Thanks to Spire’ portable recording studio I’m back playing and enjoying music more than ever! Just awesome for capturing idea’s or multitrack recording with friends! I highly recommend this awesome device!
New feature!!
by JoZanderW on 2021/02/20 20:48
I’ve been using this app for years now and I’ve always said the only thing that would make this better is to be able to search through the projects I just got the update Thanks for a great app and understanding what the end user wants
Sounds great....but...
by aversa on 2021/02/20 20:17
This is a super cool unit. Sounds great and is easy to use. This app needs basic editing features though on the recording timeline. Would be nice to be able to use loops instead of having to import full tracks? Also to be able to lightly comp your takes would also be nice (cut, paste, duplicate, basic editing features). I realize Izotope isn’t aiming to make this a DAW, but it really doesn’t make sense to go PRO but not have basic PRO features. I suppose an amazing work around could be an AU plugin that allows you to use the hardware with other mobile daws such as Cubasis? As an interface and idea machine it’s better than voice memos, but I rarely use it because it just doesn’t feel complete to me.
Horbile
by STOPTAKENMYUSER🥶🥵 on 2021/02/18 22:12
I can’t even open the app the time it didn’t crash they would let me do. A vocal fix it🤬🤬🤬
cool app but
by il..p3drin0 on 2021/02/18 18:45
! its to much 47 $ in year ! if you make it 29 $ in a year and 50 $ for lifetime purchase its gona be great ! ♥️
Needs copy/paste or looping
by S to the teve on 2021/02/17 16:23
The convenience of this app is great, but the big limitation for me is a lack of a copy/paste or looping function. For instance: if I want to create a 4-bar drum beat, I have to play it through the entire length of the proverbial song instead of being able to play just one 4-bar segment, and then copy/paste or loop it to build a base for my track. I should be able to play as many or few beats as I want and then build it out to create, let’s say, a 16-bar verse section. Then put in a chorus section, and then go back and copy/paste the verse section again for 16 more bars of a second verse, etc. Yeah, I know I can export into a DAW and do this, but if I’m gonna go to that trouble, why bother with this app at all? Am I missing something? Seems like a basic addition to a music creation app like this. I can’t be expected to play perfectly in time for a whole 4 minute song, can I? ;)
Amazing app
by Terminator🔪🔪 on 2021/02/16 02:19
It’s awesome and easy to record songs on
Best free app!
by Capn Cornhole on 2021/02/14 22:24
Clear tracking as far as phone apps go. Very functional and no ads!
I loved this app but...
by kleehaw on 2021/02/13 18:49
it keeps crashing recently! And I paid for Pro and didn’t see ANY additional features. I’m reinstalling it but I genuinely don’t understand what the difference between free and pro is here.
Good app but...
by 🐶😊🌻🍫❤️ on 2021/02/12 23:36
I was trying to make a nice harmony, and I knew I was in time, but if you stop recording too early or too late, it doesn’t work. Certain parts come in at the wrong time. If your planning on using this to sing, wouldn’t suggest.
Awesome!!!
by Mjcromwell29 on 2021/02/12 03:39
This app is everything! So productive, professional sound. Just needed a rough idea for a song came out like a near pro production! Super ready for the studio now that my idea has been tested and tried!
Spire is a GameChanger
by THISFOOLSEAN on 2021/02/08 22:56
The spire took all the frustration and time consumption of setting up , having certain connections and sound checking , it overall is the most useful recording device I’ve ever seen.. it literally gave me my artistic expression back.
Downloaded and message mix
by qwascvm on 2021/02/07 01:16
The song wouldn’t be sent I’m not sure of it’s my phone or the app
I’m Totally In-Spired
by PJ Handler on 2021/02/05 15:30
Spire is a game changer! Years ago I had written a bunch of songs on my guitar, and recorded them on my tape recorder (remember those?). And there they sat. If you’ve ever written a song, they’re (almost) like children to you, even if they’re bad. I felt like I had abandoned them. But I never forgot them, continually wondering how I could take them to the next level. I tried buying recording software, but it was way beyond my technical ability. Then I discovered Spire. I was blown away by it’s capabilities and ease of use. It’s pretty much idiot proof. I pulled out my folder containing the lyrics and chords of my old songs, and started playing around in the app. First recorded the guitar, then added vocals. Pleased with the results, I got the little round Spire box, and started using effects. I went out and bought a used bass guitar and keyboard, and got my electronic drum kit out of the closet. I added all the instruments to the mix by myself! I’m about to record my 35th song. The pandemic has afforded me more time to devote to it than I otherwise would have had. I’ve rediscovered my passion for songwriting, I’m learning how to play the bass and the keyboard, and with each song, I’m becoming a more proficient producer. It’s amazing what Spire can do with a poorly written song!
THE BEST RECORDING APP
by BLACKSHEEPBEATS on 2021/02/05 05:40
THIS IS THE BEST RECORDING APP EVER ME AND MY FIANCÉ HAD A SCUFFLE LONG STORY SHORT SHE BROKE MY LAPTOP I WAS HURT DOWN BAD FOR ALMOST A WHOLE YEAR BUT AROUND MY BIRTHDAY LAST IN SEPTEMBER I FOUND THIS MASTERPIECE APP OFF THE RANDOM LIKE I HAD THE URGE TO RECORD I WAS GONNA USE THE VOICE MEMO APP BUT UNTIL I FOUND SPIRE. IT INSPIRED ME AND STILL TO THIS DAY EVEN IF YOU ARE READING THIS IN THE FUTURE. MY NAME IS TAJ MAHALL ONE OF THE FIRST ARTIST I THINK IN THE DMV TO USE THIS APP TO ITS FULL POTENTIAL NO I DONT HAVE THE SPEAKER (which i will eventually get) BUT RECORDING OFF THE IPHONE ALONE IS TO CRISPY AS IF YOU WAS IN A PROFESSIONAL STUDIO. IDK WHAT MIC THE WHOLE IZOTOPE TEAM USING BUT ITS FREAKING AMAZING AND YOU CAN SEND THE INDIVIDUAL WAV FILES TO A ENGINEER OR MASTER IT YOURSELF ON WHATEVER MIXING/MASTERING DAW YOU USE. BUT YEAH LOOK ME UP ALL PLATFORMS TAJ MAHALL aka TAJ BLACKSHEEP MAHALL BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS MY ALBUM (using Spire) “INSPIRED” WILL BE OUT ON ALL PLATFORMS. HOPE YOU READ MY REVIEW AND CHECK OUT MY MUSIC ITS SOME GOOD TUNES GOOD VIBES. HAVE A BLESSED DAY I LOVE YOU....I LOVE YOU ALL 💯🖤
Social Media Upload Fails to Initiate from iPad
by Notyourown on 2021/02/02 22:20
Love everything about Spire Studio except a few months ago the upload function to share with Facebook fails to initialize. I’ve been supplying test results and diagnostics to Izotope but there has been zero progress in fixing the problem. So upload works from my iPhone but not my iPad. Who likes to work on a small screen all the time? From my iPad I can upload to Messenger, MeWe no problem but not share to a greater audience on FB. I even restored my iphones backup to my clean iPad and it worked! Except when a new Spire update got installed on my iPad for the iPad version of Spire, go figure, back to square one. Frustrated! Ps...Tech Support has been great but the Developers not so much.
Great Quality!
by Binghiking on 2021/02/02 00:43
Awesome app definitely good quality
Clutch
by Yns5400 on 2021/01/29 03:26
Great for reference tracks or just rehearsing for studio sessions
Yes!!!!
by Riah Naomi on 2021/01/29 02:18
This is the perfect to practice before a studio session. I love it!!! 🔥💯🎼💖
Thanks
by jomo langma on 2021/01/23 00:13
This app is my favorite app so thank you so much
What I say!!!!
by TRAKLABZ on 2021/01/21 09:02
Love it!!!
OMG
by VideoVader on 2021/01/21 06:46
This app is beyond amazing! I do voice overs and sometimes I just want to do the audition while I’m out and not goto my studio. (The low paying ones :) This app solved all my problems ... I can’t wrap my head around how amazing it sounds on my IPhone 12. 10 Stars baby!!! Thanks to the engineers and audio nerds that made this happen - you guys and girls absolutely rock!!! - “client 4 life” - Michael
Needs a lot
by hfcdx on 2021/01/15 09:52
I personally did not like this app is is a lil too basic and the edit is horrible
Great job at end a suggestion *
by strangesevin7 on 2021/01/13 09:59
So much faster to transfer wavs. Great job everything is so much easier and better and faster thank you for a great app and product . Still wanna see * automated recording levels that are layered
Magic demo machine!
by Steef S on 2019/12/02 18:18
As a songwriter, I’ve always wanted a quick and easy way to demo a new song. Most of the time, I’ve just used my iPad to capture it. And if I had the time— I’d fire up Garage Band. If I really wanted to share to a wider audience, I’d work through it on my Protools setup. But now, Spire helps me make a quick and easy demo in my living room that sounds darned close to a studio version. The more I use it, the better I get and the better I sound. It does feel like a magic little box. The mic check dials in the levels, the effects sound nice and clean and above all it takes me minutes— not hours! My biggest wish would be to improve the ability to punch in to fix a guitar clam. It’s close to impossible so I usually try to get a complete and acceptable take before moving on to vocals. Punching in a vocal isn’t hard because there’s usually a dead space that I can come in on. I hope iZotope is still working on this little gem because it would be great to be able to at least add an easy dissolve to smooth a punch in. But hey, I actually couldn’t be happier with this thing.
Amazing.
by MutualMachines on 2018/08/19 12:58
I do best when recording solo. This app has allowed me to do so with exceptional quality and it’s so user friendly. The things I would love to see in the future would be: basic effects. I would love to be able to add some basic reverb or chorus effects to eliminate the need to take up precious track space with multiple vocals. Maybe like 3 effects? That’s all you really need. Also, I’ve seen in other recording software a “solo” option meaning I can isolate one track to listen to to find that one later I want to delete without having to individually muting a bunch of tracks to find the one I want to delete. I see you’ve put the option to add an icon to tracks to help distinguish what instrument is featured on each track but that’s not enough when it comes to layering vocals etc. soloing a track would be much quicker. Anyways, great app and great quality! Thanks!
Terrible execution
by elijah4444 on 2021/04/22 19:42
It is so surprising to me that this has been out for so long and they still haven't improved basic obvious things. Like, for example, who could think that it's a good idea to have the Spire completely disconnect every time you change apps? And then when it reconnects, it opens a new project instead of going back to the one you were on? And how you can't change effects after recording, or change the volume of certain sections? And how the "crop" function is extremely tedious and limited in its usage? I know the goal is for this program to be super simple, but there's no reason not to also include extra tools that you can use (or not use). If iPhone Garageband could easily connect to the Spire as an interface, I would always use that app instead and would never open this one again. I'm surprised that iZotope, a great company, hasn't improved this app. Also, I hate that they want you to pay for Spire premium. I already paid a ton of money for the Spire, don't ask me to then pay a monthly fee to have your frustrating app be slightly less frustrating. Ridiculous.
Just Missing a few things
by Tymebombproductions on 2018/12/06 21:07
Really love this device and what it can do. However there are two main things i would like to see on the app side of things. 1st is the ability to mix tracks down to a single track like you could do on the old 4/8 tracks and then have another 7 tracks to keep adding with. 2nd is some level of post production, I understand the device is aimed at musicians who want to cut thru all the hang ups of traditional recording etc but you guys really have something here that could be much more than that. Im not saying to go crazy but maybe a 4 band eq for starters and then add some basic easy stuff that others have mentioned. Again not looking for pro tools just some tools to tweak and shape the sound a little more. Add it as an upgrade pack in app purchase or whatever i would definitely be interested in something like that keep up the good work and looking forward to some future updates
Really Unreal Recorder - Spire is Fire
by BlackDonaldTrump on 2021/05/24 08:04
This is absolutely hands-down one of the best apps I’ve ever used on my phone it’s incredibly powerful for an iPhone app or anything really. The app itself and Spire have made an unreal amount of progress over the past few months, it seems like every time I open it they’ve added some new tweak, improvement or update and it continues to get better. I’ve been pro since the beginning and well worth the subscription price and more... really good developer team. Couple super nit-picky wishes / ideas: -in same way you can import a base sound I wish you could import just like a short (ten second) clip into a channel... like for example a producer tag or a sound effect. -I like the the ‘inspire me’ effects; but I wish you could either (a) delete and/or hide the ones you don’t want or (b) favorite the ones you do so you can find them more easily, they are very cool but so many to sort through that I forget the name or want to compare fewer against each other to find the best one. - Canyou not do the effects and inspire me together on the same track? Seems like right now if I add one it removes the other effect (which is fine just curious) Thanks you guys for all that you do, fantastic job and always improving! Rating 10 / 10. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
I’m Totally In-Spired
by PJ Handler on 2021/02/05 15:30
Spire is a game changer! Years ago I had written a bunch of songs on my guitar, and recorded them on my tape recorder (remember those?). And there they sat. If you’ve ever written a song, they’re (almost) like children to you, even if they’re bad. I felt like I had abandoned them. But I never forgot them, continually wondering how I could take them to the next level. I tried buying recording software, but it was way beyond my technical ability. Then I discovered Spire. I was blown away by it’s capabilities and ease of use. It’s pretty much idiot proof. I pulled out my folder containing the lyrics and chords of my old songs, and started playing around in the app. First recorded the guitar, then added vocals. Pleased with the results, I got the little round Spire box, and started using effects. I went out and bought a used bass guitar and keyboard, and got my electronic drum kit out of the closet. I added all the instruments to the mix by myself! I’m about to record my 35th song. The pandemic has afforded me more time to devote to it than I otherwise would have had. I’ve rediscovered my passion for songwriting, I’m learning how to play the bass and the keyboard, and with each song, I’m becoming a more proficient producer. It’s amazing what Spire can do with a poorly written song!
Not too shabby
by Rawlivic on 2020/06/20 12:19
I own a the spire recording device and have the app installed. I use an external mic plugged into the isotope spire and record into spire and mix onto another daw on my phone. Now I like the spire, don’t get me wrong. However I also have an audio interface that works with any daw I plug it into and I can get straight to mixing without having to import files. Now I love what the spire can do, the quality that the vocals can display are great but because I can only record into the spire daw with my spire device I find myself not using it anymore. Now if I could use the izotope spire in any daw, that would be amazing... maybe even making spire and the spire device have audio unit extension capabilities. There are updates that should and probably could happen... but auv3 spire through cubasis? That would most definitely be the best! Hopefully something like that happens and I can use my izotope spire again.
I couldn’t rate 4.5 stars...
by blipersmart on 2018/11/14 07:43
I absolutely love this app, I’ve recorded multiple songs that I fell in love with again after using this mobile studio... that being said I only wish it had one thing, some effects for the tracks. When you buy the spire hardware (the desk top mic with all the bells and whistles) for around $500 then you get cool editing and stuff like that, but would it hurt to put some filters on the mobile app? Like reverb, echo, gain, maybe normalize? Or even a white noise suppressor? I’m not asking for every upgrade that comes with the hardware but at least some small things. If the developer could get back to me on this it would be awesome! Like I said, amazing app, amazing software, and awesome recordings come from this app, talent not included, in case you were wondering, lol
Good, but not totally accessible for blind users
by 😝Keenan414 on 2020/10/03 02:50
I am a blind user. I purchased the Spire Studio on a recommendation. After the initial trouble of syncing the recorder with the app without being able to see the blinking lights to perform the operation, I have finally been able to use it. The sound I get with my guitar is amazing. The app could use some fine tuning for accessibility... not all parts are clearly labeled, and I am able to mix different tracks, sort of. But still trying to figure it out. Apparently there’s no manual. If a little more work were to be put in to make the app more blind user friendly, and some instructions to go with it, that would be wonderful and I would revise my 4 to a 5. If you are blind or V.I., be ready to put in some time with trial and error, and don’t use any important files until you have a grasp on the platform, or if you have backups.
Innovative, with room for improvement
by blueswanderer on 2020/09/19 22:45
The Spire hardware + iOS app is a pioneering combination of hardware and software, but it has some frustrating limitations. Bulk transfer of projects from the Spire Studio -> iOS device is sorely missing, so backing up projects is a chore that involves tapping each one and waiting for it to transfer before moving on to the next. And if you are hoping to use your recorded audio files in a DAW, there is no way to access your files directly via the native iOS Files app (which is also integrated with MacOS) — instead you need to open each project individually within the Spire app and export the raw audio files from there. I currently have over 100 Spire projects and the audio feels “locked in” because exporting the audio from each project is so cumbersome. It would take me hours just to get the raw audio files onto my laptop. Also, the amps/effects for guitar are underwhelming and generally sound thin. A $40 AmPlug 2 from Vox sounds much better. Still: this is a unique and compelling device that does some things, like quickly tracking vocals and raw guitar takes, very well. It is great being able to start recording on the Spire Studio within ~30 seconds (including soundcheck) without having to look at a screen. I hope iZotope continues to invest in it.
Needs copy/paste or looping
by S to the teve on 2021/02/17 16:23
The convenience of this app is great, but the big limitation for me is a lack of a copy/paste or looping function. For instance: if I want to create a 4-bar drum beat, I have to play it through the entire length of the proverbial song instead of being able to play just one 4-bar segment, and then copy/paste or loop it to build a base for my track. I should be able to play as many or few beats as I want and then build it out to create, let’s say, a 16-bar verse section. Then put in a chorus section, and then go back and copy/paste the verse section again for 16 more bars of a second verse, etc. Yeah, I know I can export into a DAW and do this, but if I’m gonna go to that trouble, why bother with this app at all? Am I missing something? Seems like a basic addition to a music creation app like this. I can’t be expected to play perfectly in time for a whole 4 minute song, can I? ;)
Amazing App
by Arhoser on 2020/01/28 21:30
After searching for software to record playing my sax playing with background piano I stumbled onto this. This app is amazing in its simplicity for recording multiple tracks and then sharing the file (project) or tracks. I have been using it on my iPad just with built in microphone. I can simply import a piano score previously saved in my music then play my sax on a separate track along with it. My mind is churning with the possibilities this will make. While the quick short videos may do it for someone who knows the system it doesn’t for someone trying to learn it. I am sold and just ordered the Spire Studio saving tons of money to achieve my goal of a simple studio. Keep it up. You guys Rock in my book!
Missing some key elements
by NiceladyMT on 2020/06/03 22:40
It blows my mind that without the actual expensive studio set, you cannot plug in an external mic or even headset mic to record. I can only record through my crappy iPhone microphone itself, which is garbage sound quality and basically renders the app relatively useless for recording music, as the quality is poor and everything sounds muddied no matter what I do. Spire, why don’t you have the option to do this? Literally every other recording app I’ve tried (probably 10-15), when you plug in an external mic or headphones that have a mic, it records via that. Is this to make people buy the studio? If so that’s a low blow. I appreciate many other things about this app and would prefer to use it above the others, but having my iPhone mic be the only option, I can’t use this app for music recording. Am I missing something here? Would love a response from Spire.
I don’t recommend this
by Eating cheetos at 3 AM on 2019/10/15 21:45
I’ve used this app for about a month now for recording myself play guitar, but there is one thing that constantly always bothers me. You CANNOT set the starting point in editing/trimming. So, let’s say there’s 10 seconds of unneeded audio in the beginning of the recording; getting your instrument or whatever setup and the music sheet ready, and then you start playing. Well, there is absolutely no way to get rid of that starting 10 seconds of junk. You can’t do it in the trim, because all it does is delete the audio inside that timeframe, so you’ll have 10 starting seconds of silence without any way to get rid of it. Imagine with every movie you watch, each scene starts includes “Alright, everybody ready? Remember your lines? Okay, now action!” That would be a very annoying movie. Just use Voice Memos.
Best Studio App available!
by BigTojo on 2020/02/07 11:51
I’ve used Spire Studio for close to 2 years to do professional recordings that have been used in radio advertisements, tv commercials, and a few industry releases. It has a great built-in Mic with a dope Soundcheck feature to give your recordings great volume without clipping. New vocal effects are amazing. Plus several other effects available. One of the best tools is the Mixing window. It is simple enough for beginners to use, but can deliver the same quality and results the pros put out. Export to other Spire users to collab, export to email, or even upload directly to SoundCloud without any extra work. By far the best Studio app I own. Use it on a daily basis. Get Spire Studio, you won’t be disappointed.
Best recording app paid for or not
by dustyclouds on 2021/09/22 03:37
I have fallen in love with this app and it has taken my music soaring to new heights. As a singer/songwriter it is amazing to write a song and then record it right from my phone and then share that with all my devices. You can’t sing one chorus perfect and then cut and paste it through out the song so you have to know your material and you can’t enhance edit and filter each individual track so you have to learn to produce the sound your looking for yourself but I like that. I think the newest update introduced some new features so sorry if I’m selling you guys short spire but all I want people to take away from this is “best recording app paid for or not”
Easy but powerful, and evolving in the right ways.
by PAPANOJ on 2021/04/11 21:29
I upgraded to the Spire Studio v2 and I’m still using the app to start all my tracks. Having used Zen Beats, Cubasis, and GarageBand; I feel that Spire (with the Spire Studio) is the best mobile recording app around. I don’t need all the VSTs and instruments of the competition. I just want high quality takes of my instruments that, and Spire does that. I wish there were more icons. I have a few synths and basically I have to use the Keys icon for all of them. Being able to change the color at least would make sorting and mixing go more smoothly. Otherwise I’m always muting or soloing and figure out which is which.
I wouldn’t recommend buying this device
by Alexorbob on 2019/05/01 11:45
I just tried to record vocals and couldn’t figure out why the mic was picking up so much feedback. I went through the sound check, the direct sound effects( hurt my ear with a high pitch), and even tried to cover the spire to see why but it didn’t go away. So after trying and giving up I realized that the feedback is only heard when I’m charging the spire. So how am I supposed to use this device to record out of the blue of when I need to charge it I get feedback... I’ve had so many issues trying to record because I’m just now realizing that I can’t charge it while I record.. No wonder I can’t get inspired because I’m working with a device that has bugs,.. and in the end I still transfer my recorded song to garage band because this app can’t do what garage band can.. 2Stars because I’m nice like that.
It’s just- I can’t describe it
by LostLov3 on 2020/12/01 20:17
This app was amazing. I was thinking this might be another bum app that I wouldn’t be able to figure out how to use but it wasn’t. It was clear as day to me. I used this to make a song for my girlfriend and I have to admit even I cried when I realized how well it came out. All my emotions were caught in it and I was able to add some extra things to it to make it sound better. I’m glad this app was made. You don’t know how much this means to me. If u don’t get enough downloads then these people don’t know what real stuff is. I have u guys to thank for this opportunity to make music for myself and loved ones
Needs Some Improvements
by ShellieMom7889 on 2020/12/30 21:44
This is an okay app, but it has a lot of things I wish were different about it. It isn’t compatible with my microphone, which I plug into my phone for louder sound. Another problem I had with it is the sound-checking system doesn’t work very well. The recordings didn’t really sound any different. It would be nice if there was some way for you to edit the recordings yourself through the app, because digital recordings sound so tinny, and sometimes need more than an automatic sound-check. I do love that you can mix recordings and change the volume on them, but any app with a recording option can do that. I will say it’s definitely better than iMovie and Garage Band, and it is cool that it tries to sound-check specifically for your instrument or vocal type.
Grateful for Spire
by swarrior7 on 2019/10/11 21:01
I have been a musician for 33 years, and I checked on a whim one day to see if a mobile, multi-tracking app even existed and Spire appeared. I’m so grateful for this app and how quickly I am able to “save” musical ideas and hit record within seconds so that fleeting ideas are not lost forever. I’m writing the best music of my entire life, and Spire is a tremendous reason for that! *If I could improve anything, I would make folders available to group instruments, songs or ideas together to stay more organized and if I go listen to an old recording, I wish it would not take me back to the very top every time.
Seriously
by Whitis0311 on 2020/09/22 04:57
I’m already starting to get frustrated!!! I literally just downloaded this app, and for someone that’s never used an app such as this for recording music before, this app doesn’t make it easy for a beginner to learn themselves on at all!!! The importing button is just NOT WORKING AT ALL when I try to import my instrumentals from my Apple Music app on my iPhone, onto the spire app, once I select the song from my library, it just goes back to the spire app, and doesn’t do ANYTHING AT ALL, I’ve tried it over 3 dozen times and NOTHING HAPPENS! It is incredibly frustrating!!! I’ve even referred to the app-help section and followed those links to no avail!!! It is truly hopeless!!! I really wanted to love this app, because it truly could’ve been something great, but alas, it’s just another unfortunate wannabe imitation. 😞😞😞😞😞
Spire is amazing
by Arrowspade on 2019/06/25 05:29
I’ve had this app for a ling time and haven't used it much until I started exploring it but it has been helping with getting the best audio and a lot of high quality sound for my tracks that I've been making (I’m a musician that plays many instruments. However, the thing I enjoy most is beatboxing and thats what I do most). My interest in this app is exponential and I use this app just about every time I'm making a new routine for beatboxing or other things as well now. Thank you for making this amazing app! It has helped me grow as a musician and not just as a beatboxer. -Ty “AdventBBX” Allen
Sounds great....but...
by aversa on 2021/02/20 20:17
This is a super cool unit. Sounds great and is easy to use. This app needs basic editing features though on the recording timeline. Would be nice to be able to use loops instead of having to import full tracks? Also to be able to lightly comp your takes would also be nice (cut, paste, duplicate, basic editing features). I realize Izotope isn’t aiming to make this a DAW, but it really doesn’t make sense to go PRO but not have basic PRO features. I suppose an amazing work around could be an AU plugin that allows you to use the hardware with other mobile daws such as Cubasis? As an interface and idea machine it’s better than voice memos, but I rarely use it because it just doesn’t feel complete to me.
This little device is a game changer
by boltonfan62 on 2020/07/11 22:12
We have PreSonus Studio 5 Professional and it’s way too much studio for our needs. Got our Spire yesterday and started in today. In less than an hour we had composed and recorded an instrumental track. Imported the drums from PreSonus then recorded rhythm, lead, bass guitar and organ parts. Plugged all the instruments straight in and used the provided amps. Mixing was so easy the cat could have done then shared it with our band members and on social media. Had a listen and even on a phone the sound really sparkles. All I can add is get one, you won’t be disappointed.
almost there
by Yo177 on 2020/08/07 22:15
Hello, just wanted to say that this app has some potential. However, there are a few things that I have to suggest. The first one is that I would like some more things to do with your vocal tracks such as echo or reverb. Whenever I record my freestyles to a beat I find my vocals to be very dull and does not sound that good. There are other free apps that sound a little better than this one. The second idea is voiceover support. I have low vision and some parts of the app don’t work such as track editing. It would be cool if you could fix some of those problems. Other than that, that’s all I have. Keep up the good work.
The best investment you can make.
by Something w/r on 2019/06/07 00:37
I love the Spire Studio! It has helped me develop songs in ways I haven’t been able to before. Having the ability to multi track a song within minutes with virtually zero setup and have it sound studio quality is priceless. I was even able to take demos I created on the Spire Studio and bring them to the recording studio and continue to build the tracks from there. I even did over dubs using the Spire. Saved me a lot of time and money on my last album. I can’t recommend this device enough.
Great tool for songwriters
by Entatty on 2020/01/23 23:18
If you are constantly writing songs and don’t want to interrupt the creative process by sitting in front of a computer, then this is the best solution. It’s incredibly mobile with the rechargeable battery that you can take it anywhere. The built in mic sounds great on instruments and vocals and the interface is so simple and innovative in the way it provides a visual mixing environment. This has improved my productivity enormously vs being stuck behind a desk starting at a computer. Great app and great product.
“That’s a crop icon...”
by Thick_Toast on 2021/04/10 14:21
Typically when you “crop” audio in a DAW you are selecting what you want to keep, not selecting what you want to delete. This is NOT a DAW or a MAW (mobile audio workstation). In this software audio does not exist on top of a timeline. Because of that you cannot cut, paste and move around sections of audio within the global timeline. Rather, audio is constantly being over-written or deleted on the same audio file. Most likely the the amount of backend engineering required to gain that functionality would cost too much for the business model here. So if you’re looking for Pro Tools in an app this is not it. If you want to have the ability to just record straight audio then it is somewhat useful.
Please if you can add more tracks
by ampizo slacker reviewamp on 2021/04/24 21:18
I do like to set up I use voice over and it works very well with that. But eight tracks isn’t good enough because I don’t record a song all the way through. So by the time I’m done with all of my recordings I still have the third verse and the chorus to finish if there was more tracks than I could record more. I know this may illuminate a feature. But maybe once you hit the record button a second time maybe you can still stay on that same track until you manually want to move to the third track
Latest Update
by Screamin' Scotty on 2019/04/08 23:09
I actually like this device for a number of reasons. Easy to use & designed & manufactured in my area. Latest update must have done something to yield less than desirable results. I had 15 minutes to capture an idea & lost it due to some unknown malfunction. Had everything ready to go & the device connected to iPhone X. Performed sound check & attempted to record but no monitoring or recording took place. Multiple restarts & troubleshooting yield no success. Opted to go with my go to which is iPhone voice memos. Frustrated & disappointed that I lost critical time. I have used voice memos for years & it’s the only thing that does not let me down when I need to capture ideas on the fly. Maybe that’s all I need if Spire can’t deliver on the simplest of tasks. So disappointed in what ever Spire did with my expensive idea recorder.
Spire izotope
by portlink on 2019/08/11 21:06
Overall it’s super simple to use. So far it seems to lack anyway to punch in and out to pull two pieces of a track together which make it difficult. You either have to get a track perfect in one take or try to punch in on the same track to continue the recording which is tough to do. Maybe I just can’t figure out how to do it yet but everything else is really simple so it seems it’s just not an option. For just recording a vocal track, and individual instrument tracks and layering them it’s great, but anything more doesn’t seem doable.
Am i the only one who wants more track editing??
by DavieMustard on 2018/05/20 05:54
This is an amazing and intuitive app, nearly perfect. I can’t seem to find any way to edit my audio! The “trim” feature is very well-designed, but too limited! For example, if i am recording backup vocals but decide i don’t want to use all the vocals i record, there is no way in this app to delete only the sections I don’t want; you can only delete ALL the audio before or after a trim point. I would gladly pay for a version of this app with more robust editing features and audio effects
Social Media Upload Fails to Initiate from iPad
by Notyourown on 2021/02/02 22:20
Love everything about Spire Studio except a few months ago the upload function to share with Facebook fails to initialize. I’ve been supplying test results and diagnostics to Izotope but there has been zero progress in fixing the problem. So upload works from my iPhone but not my iPad. Who likes to work on a small screen all the time? From my iPad I can upload to Messenger, MeWe no problem but not share to a greater audience on FB. I even restored my iphones backup to my clean iPad and it worked! Except when a new Spire update got installed on my iPad for the iPad version of Spire, go figure, back to square one. Frustrated! Ps...Tech Support has been great but the Developers not so much.
Fun, easy to use, but sad...
by jgkfdhihfwugdgkvcduh on 2020/08/12 19:06
Everything about this app is amazing. The souls is great and it’s super easy to use. The only problem I’ve run into is creating harmonized parts or overdoubs. I’ll play something in parts so that there’s depth to my song. And every time I try to to add to parts to play at the same time, in the Dane timing... the part that I add is delayed by about a sec. and it totally screws the song up. I don’t know why this is happening if I just need to reset things or something. But other than the delayed track problem this app is great!
🔥
by Dboi77 on 2019/12/19 05:45
Had it for a year now and find the upgrades to be very useful. As a artist I find it very nice that I can take my time and not spend lots of money at a studio that may not really want to put in the work to make you sound like you want . I’m still learning so it’s a nice machine to help those who aren’t that musically inclined. Personally it was a dream come true for me keep up the good work ppl. PS can we get a way to duplicate or auto tune just asking for a friend.
Love this item
by Js22445 on 2018/12/05 03:47
I’ve had a love hate relationship with 8 track portable recording studios for 20 years. I was blown away by both the sound quality and ease of use. The sound check feature that sets recording levels automatically is genius. I rarely leave reviews but this product is amazing. Right out of the box it made sense, and within minutes I was up and running. Sound quality is gorgeous. Get one!!!
Songwriters Delight
by Fabdogs on 2018/08/05 21:25
I have been waiting decades for the likes of this device. I can sing my tracking vocal, play guitar, have friend do lead, slap on a harmony or two and maybe even a rhythm track without fussing about levels and gains and whatever else. If you write songs and really want to explore your music in a frustration free environment, order now. I was so impressed I bought one for a friend of mine because I could just not imagine her without it.
Awesomeness!!
by trilogyfx on 2019/08/02 02:00
This app is pretty amazing. It gave me a way to record songs on my iPhone when I get ideas. I import beats and instrumental tracks into the app and record my vocals. The features like effects and reverb stuff will only be available if you get the Spire device. I need to buy the Spire Studio device because from what I see online, it really does deliver quality like no other. Thanks for an amazing app. Still the best app for this!!! None like it!
Has Made rehearsals and song writing a breeze
by La Hora De Lobos on 2020/08/14 05:22
Spire Studio has made my band's rehearsals and song writing process a breeze... Especially during these quarantine/Lockdowns we have here. the fact that we can record our ideas and send the to each other to work with is grand. My one request for the developers is to include more pedal/effects for heavy metal bands and singers.\m/ Like a harmonizer for guitars and vocals. keep up the the good work and stay heavy\m/
Good for what it does
by Moodawg2018 on 2019/01/18 20:41
The sound quality is fantastic. The software is pretty good, but limited. As others have mentioned, there is no way to go back after you record to apply effects. You have to know what sound you want ahead of time for each track which makes it less fun to experiment. The trim feature is also limited in that you can’t trim away a middle portion of a track. Nor can you fade in/out. The effects are also limited. So all in all it’s fun and I’ll keep it, but I will also look into other apps or pc tools.
Too simple to get lost in. Hooray!
by MusicProf1234 on 2020/05/07 17:21
The Spire app and Studio hardware are a game changer for me. I’m a slider sliding, knob hobbling, button bumping menu diver with a diving bell helmet on (usually). But this app makes me stick to the music only. Live performance onto a recording is what this system elicits. I can produce final products in half the time because of the automated imbedded plug ins from sound check to the final export. YES the hardware is worth the money. But even the app standalone is a game changer.
Confidence Booster
by comasi90 on 2020/12/22 03:40
What’s good world! My names Cino, a songwriter and aspiring artist from the south, and I’m looking to polish my sound and my confidence when recording at a big studio. I hit a home run when I found the Spire App. I’ve been using Spire for 3 months now and instantly I had progressive results in my return to the big studio. Spire allows me to record possibly anywhere I’m most comfortable. I use it to record rough drafts or store hooks, melodies, verses and any other creative content I think of on the go. The app allows you upload beats, create separate tracks and also has a small range of mixing tools. I recommend all pursuing artist that’s looking to build confidence, create limitlessly and save time in the big studios, download the Spire app, not now, but RIGHT NOW!!
Wow! I never was able to figure out GarageBand, but this is so musical!
by ErikSax on 2019/11/20 10:49
This is a musician’s best friend. It eliminates the need for the DAW! Those confounding GUIs and unmusical workflows have prevented many musicians from recording anything useful for years, since 4-track recorders went out of style. Instead, we were deluged with computer music. With this app, real performing musicians can take the lead, to drive recorded music to a higher, vastly more useful plain of existence.
Tools i think should be added
by Skyfire015 on 2018/07/05 15:53
Its a great app, for a beginner in recording and editing like me i will give it a 5 stars but theres some thing i want to point out and hopefully brought up for a better overall experience: -The trimming tool is very limited when you want to remove certain part of a track and keep other parts as it just chops behind the trimming point and after it. -I would also recommend like a cut and paste tool for making recordings easier and more consistent. -And a moving tool, cuz people like me (beginners) often mess up while recording and dont select the right track and get a great take :( So with a tool like that you can just move the take to a desired track. Thats all yall and again great app for a great price😉!
Exactly what I need for composition sketchpad
by chachyphone on 2017/09/25 04:39
I'm a professional audio engineer and composer and I've sampled a lot of apps for the purpose of being able to get a sketch of an idea down quickly while it's in my head without having to be in front of my DAW to record it properly, and this is absolutely perfect. iZotope has proven itself time and again, so it should be no surprise that this app is a killer for its intended purpose. Thanks!
For those trying to make Music Anywhere
by Vanessa Gonzalez Howdage on 2020/06/05 19:21
This is truly an amazing app. I don’t usually write reviews but Spire has really helped me create and build my sound over the past few Months and it’s free! The interface is simple and does its job perfectly, you have ever tool to make any genre of music (Mine is Trap) There really isn’t another app that has this ability to record so easily. 5/5
THE BEST RECORDING APP
by BLACKSHEEPBEATS on 2021/02/05 05:40
THIS IS THE BEST RECORDING APP EVER ME AND MY FIANCÉ HAD A SCUFFLE LONG STORY SHORT SHE BROKE MY LAPTOP I WAS HURT DOWN BAD FOR ALMOST A WHOLE YEAR BUT AROUND MY BIRTHDAY LAST IN SEPTEMBER I FOUND THIS MASTERPIECE APP OFF THE RANDOM LIKE I HAD THE URGE TO RECORD I WAS GONNA USE THE VOICE MEMO APP BUT UNTIL I FOUND SPIRE. IT INSPIRED ME AND STILL TO THIS DAY EVEN IF YOU ARE READING THIS IN THE FUTURE. MY NAME IS TAJ MAHALL ONE OF THE FIRST ARTIST I THINK IN THE DMV TO USE THIS APP TO ITS FULL POTENTIAL NO I DONT HAVE THE SPEAKER (which i will eventually get) BUT RECORDING OFF THE IPHONE ALONE IS TO CRISPY AS IF YOU WAS IN A PROFESSIONAL STUDIO. IDK WHAT MIC THE WHOLE IZOTOPE TEAM USING BUT ITS FREAKING AMAZING AND YOU CAN SEND THE INDIVIDUAL WAV FILES TO A ENGINEER OR MASTER IT YOURSELF ON WHATEVER MIXING/MASTERING DAW YOU USE. BUT YEAH LOOK ME UP ALL PLATFORMS TAJ MAHALL aka TAJ BLACKSHEEP MAHALL BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS MY ALBUM (using Spire) “INSPIRED” WILL BE OUT ON ALL PLATFORMS. HOPE YOU READ MY REVIEW AND CHECK OUT MY MUSIC ITS SOME GOOD TUNES GOOD VIBES. HAVE A BLESSED DAY I LOVE YOU....I LOVE YOU ALL 💯🖤
Fiddle and guitar player.
by Matt Shortridge. on 2020/04/04 03:14
So easy and smooth. Perfect app for making quick sketches of your music. Multi tracking has never been this easy and intuitive. I would pay for this app. Works perfectly. I have now added the spire studio and it eclipses my 24 track tascam studio. So seamless and easy, great sounds, versatility. I’d use the tascam for something really complex, but the spire almost all the time. Amazing. Simple.
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