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Spire: Music Recording 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 and seamless cloud project sharing, 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 project link 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. Cloud sharing lets you work with producers and collaborators no matter where you are. • 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 Subscribe to Spire Pro and get full access to exclusive, new 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. • 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. • Expanding tools Upgrade to Spire Pro to get access to the newest, cutting-edge recording features and content as soon as they’re available. Be among the first artists taking vocal recording into their own hands with the intelligent, assistive features only available in Spire Pro. 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.
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
My opinion
by Millerrj99099 on 2021/01/12 23:35
This app is pretty great! No real complaints except I wish there were more chances than 8 times to do the entire song or verse that I want without paying.. However the other thing is that it’s not allowing me to upload anything to FB or IG anymore.. Can y’all fix that?
Help
by TheAllMikey on 2021/01/12 16:27
New to the app but it’s very good so far, however I paid for the pro subscription to use the tune feature but the only pro feature working for me right now is the sound check
Great app
by Vykingzthe1 on 2021/01/10 21:01
I love this app! Very easy to use and I can live with the quality. I recomcomend this for anyone who does music
Oh my stars!!
by Cheeto_Puff!#%^•?{} on 2021/01/10 20:53
Spire is an amazing tool! As an aspiring singer/songwriter, this is just the thing I need. Spire perfectly adjusts the sound of my voice to a smoother tone, while still keeping its natural sound. I recommend this app!
Pandemic lifeline
by Cook With Honey on 2021/01/10 20:18
I’ve had my Spire for two years. Have loved it the entire time, but especially in the past 10 months when it allows me to capture new songs and share a really great quality recording with my duo partner for collaboration. Thank you for this amazing technology! Couldn’t be happier!
Well I’m...
by Glimmer Channel on 2021/01/07 19:49
...not a huge fan but hopefully they will improve over time.
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.
Great for recording
by JustAddMagicLover13579 on 2020/12/30 18:27
The only issue for me is that I wish it had some type of feature so I could take out background or unnecessary noises like hitting a piano or a truck passing by. Other than that, I think it’s great! Thank you!
Was great until
by It's nana the helpful one on 2020/12/29 03:08
New update is stupid. I can’t airdrop audio clips in sync with how they were recording onto my Mac. Now I have to find another app to record vocals with. Like literally delete your last update it was the nail the coffin for the last of us. Trust me you’re about lose so many people.
ThugMarley
by the best music in kc on 2020/12/28 22:38
The best app to creat my rough draft. Get back motivated for the music. Greatest app to download
If Spire reads these...
by Kevtronica on 2020/12/25 17:34
I’ve recorded an album using Spire and love it. The Room effects and Mastering phaser is incredible. Would love to see a copy/paste/drag option for tracks. I love that you can trim, would love to see more.
Great app love it!
by Kats4789 on 2020/12/25 08:06
Thank you for making this it’s wonderful! It is easy to use and sounds great. Amazing!
The Clutch
by QUAFË @doperapclub on 2020/12/23 22:12
Thank You Spire, This is helping me in ways you actually may have imagined lol.
So far so good
by jb2627 on 2020/12/22 23:01
Should add a way to copy a vocal track duplicate it in case you want to pan some parts to the left or right. Should also add auto tune while recording rather than after so you can adjust your vocals better.
Best recording app I’ve found
by JakeShields on 2020/12/22 15:09
Great app...and it’s free. I would have happily paid for this. I like how you can record over your downloaded tracks
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!!
Good program.
by uvhishhv u on 2020/12/20 02:52
It takes a while for someone who refuses to look at help files to learn, but it gets intuitive quickly.
Best phone recording app, hands down
by Barkenstein on 2020/12/19 06:26
I have never reviewed an app, or even an amazon product or yelp restaurant for that matter, but Spire warrants it. I play music, write songs, etc. and am mostly looking for something to capture a demo easily at high quality. Spire offers that and much more. The multi-tracking here is far superior to an Audacity or any similar free software, with zero latency, which is incredible. Clipping, cutting and editing are a breeze, and mixing is fool-proof. Just get it.
Easily the best!
by Neko-Skull-Girl on 2020/12/18 22:36
True there are one or two things missing, I’d like to be able to to import multiple tracks. But I’ll gladly save up for Spire studio and keep recording songs and voice acting stuff because this app is totally worth it!
Not worth it
by contee24 on 2020/12/18 16:35
I do a lot of recording on my phone this one is not worth it you can do the same recording using the voice recording on your phone
SPIRE PRO SUBSCRIPTION AFTER PAYING HUNDREDS FOR UNIT **NO APP PURCHASES LISTED!
by KelceyB on 2020/12/18 16:02
THIS IS VERY CORRUPT AND NOT THE LEGAL WAY TO PERFORM BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES. DECEITFUL BUSINESS PRACTICE IS A CRIMINAL FELONY AND AT THE LEAST NOT LISTING * IN APP PURCHASES* IS BEYOND MISLEADING, IT IS BAIT AND SWITCH, ANOTHER CRIMINAL FELONY. STOP VIOLATING ME FOR PURCHASING YOUR DEVICE AND CHILL WITH ALL THE UPDATES... IF YOU CREATED A DEVICE WORTH HAVING IT WOULD NOT NEED TO BE UPDATED UNTIL USELESS, IT WOULD WORK PERFECT FROM THE SALE DATE. THANKS FOR STEALING MY MONEY! MAY GOD RETURN THE LOSS OF MONEY RIGHT BACK UPON YOU CROOKS.
THIS APP HELPS ME WRITE!
by TheSmith1152 on 2020/12/18 02:31
I use this app daily to quickly get song ideas tracked. It’s great to have easy access to demos. Simple, easy to use, easy to share, and very effective. I highly recommend giving it a try.
Come on Izotope
by Big Tojo 4 on 2020/12/18 00:15
Man...this was my favorite go to for recording, even if I was in my professional studio..quick easy simple, and great quality if you know what you doing...only thing I’m mad about...is the new effects and so forth are going to be forced on a paid subscription basis. That’s one of the reasons I stopped using pro tools. On top of that, you are forced to pay for life, they don’t even have an option to just pay a one time fee to unlock it forever. Big turn off. Smh. Come on y’all.
Must have app!!
by dontberash on 2020/12/16 03:07
If you’re a songwriter this app is crucial!! Even the free version is incredible. I don’t write reviews but for this app I made an exception!
Love it
by Wear app on 2020/12/14 01:54
This app is giving me the freedom to be myself right in my own home! Yay music.
Doesn’t sound good
by I love wolves!❤️❤️❤️ on 2020/12/12 15:42
I recorded twice, and it sounded dull every time I listened to it.🙄🙄🙄
Great App
by G. Gadlin on 2020/12/12 04:00
I’ve been working and brainstorming since I downloaded the app, this is by far the best app I’ve ever used for recording
Fun
by SOSA EL DINERO on 2020/12/10 15:54
Me and the kid play around on it, she’s 8 years old. Good for practice and ruff drafts. We haven’t played with it long enough to see what else I can do. Looks like the future, The end of an era in which the artist was waiting and relying on a engineers or producer that didn’t have time for them or just didn’t believe in the artist projects. I’m buying stocks if they got it.
export
by Hossein21 on 2020/12/10 14:29
for export mp3
Great app! But uh
by gamefan1203 on 2020/12/09 02:15
I love this app, everything is ok, but i was just wondering if y’all can add some names for your projects.....OR ELSE DOWNLOAD NOW
GREAT APP
by #REAL A1-EXODUS #BIBLERAPPER on 2020/12/04 03:06
GREAT APP BUT IT COULD BE BETTER AND I DONT HAVE THERE $300 STUDIO SPEAKER HARDWARE
Money pit
by pixeltarian on 2020/12/03 18:33
“Pro” features should be free of you have spire hardware because the hardware ONLY works with this app. This business model is like digidesign circa 2001. It’s ridiculous. There is no reason that the spire can’t work with a desktop other than the fact that iZotope doesn’t want to develop a driver that will allow people to use the hardware freely. It is really cringey and feels like a slimy and “profits first, customer’s last,” approach.
Spire Review
by IMG-Alonzo on 2020/12/03 05:38
Only thing it’s missing is a little auto tune & App should count up to 16 Bars for us on the side. Just a few minor changes.
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
Mixing
by kaye bae on 2020/11/30 21:57
Theres apps like voisey thatvhave better mixing options and tuningbootions than this $300+ boxbi purchased. I can literally just record on my phone and upload it to garage band. Im waiting for what makes this stands out.
Spire
by movin'moonshine on 2020/11/26 03:50
Best free multi-track recording program I’ve found anywhere. Love that I can lay down some tracks with vocals/harmonies and multiple instruments, all on less than half a day’s practice, all on my phone. Wish you were on Android! One suggestion I have is adding a various selection of effects (distortion, chorus, reverb, phlanger, halls, octave(s), ambient, clean, two-tone, high, light, fuzz, autotune(?), etc., etc., etc.) to be applied on each track as the user chooses.
Awsome
by Ryaneaton on 2020/11/25 00:06
Can it go to photo or not and it is a awsome possum game I love it I love to sing so I sing in spire
Got me back into songwriting
by mr kmeal on 2020/11/23 19:31
Easily the best app for writing. Got me back into music. Eternally grateful. Put tap tempo back please
God it’s good
by Stop the Porky on 2020/11/20 13:06
These guys know what’s up. I don’t use the term “the ill dank stank” lightly, and this app is the ill dank stank.
Artist
by Kufuzulu on 2020/11/16 14:59
Great app... It’s fast, sounds great and allows you to record up to 8 tracks. Great to just lay a quick lay out of a song on the go. Great Job Guys with this one...
Not what I was hoping
by Dyzzy01 on 2020/11/14 11:18
I’m not using it anymore. I mainly use Music Memo (Apple app) to put down quick song writing ideas on the go, to be developed later. The ability to have the drums and bass added is great! Unfortunately, the Spire hardware doesn’t work with Music Memo, and the Spire Studio App doesn’t have that “band -in-the-box” feature like Music memo
Best app ever
by Dominator124440 on 2020/11/12 15:40
It’s just so simple yet has a good amount of features I love it and anyone who gets it will love it too
Official
by Skinnyz1 on 2020/11/08 23:58
Definitely a great app!!!
@iamkitasea
by layarri on 2020/11/08 01:49
Love this I don’t know what I am doing and was able to record a song and it sounds great
by far THE BEST music writing tool !!!
by SpireFan76 on 2020/11/07 22:03
This tool really allows you the ability to explore different configurations of mixes with SPIRE’s very interesting and easy to use mix interface ... it really has helped hone my mixing abilities In platforms like protools .... And it’s so accessible and quick It keeps me more and more productive ... ideas are never lost .. and they just develop faster now
Best Guitar Recording App hands Down!!
by BobbyP311 on 2020/11/06 16:16
I don’t know what I would do without Spire. Dude it’s a sinch to operate and it’s practical to use as are the features embedded as well. Download this...it’s so kick______!!
Simply amazing!
by Randy McDo on 2020/11/06 02:45
This app is just wonderful... it’s blown a hole open in my creativity and guitar layers. Love it !!!!
Es iZotope no te la pienses
by Marvin Saga on 2020/11/05 15:20
La mejor app de este tipo, probé varias y al usar esta quede enamorado. Es sencillamente porque está desarrollado por iZotope, ya están más que preparados para ofrecer estas herramientas. Gracias laptm :,)
Phenomenal App
by l0v3 th15 app on 2020/11/05 00:02
This is by far my favorite app. It works great and makes professional sounding music. I have zero complaints and highly recommend getting this. I already mentioned it to a friend who immediately downloaded it. I would give it 6 stars if I could!
What happened???
by Captain Jim & the Blonde on 2020/11/04 21:04
I have been a happy Spire user since it was released - this latest “update” messed up the app: no way to delete a track, you can’t see graphically what you’re recording, can’t add a new track... what a mess!! I reached out to your customer service and Phoenix (name, not the city) wasn’t a “Spire agent”. .. it was slow and painful and didn’t provide any help. I’ve been using Spire for years and never had to ask for help. It is unusable as is. Messed up a previously great product.
Izotope Studio Spire
by Toddco2020 on 2020/11/04 18:25
A great, little gizmo to record your musical train of thought! -Todd. Kirksville, MO
One of the best free apps
by ProlyxGutta on 2020/11/04 10:54
I looked online for the best apps and this one is straight to the point with some quality features also I hope they add plugins because I’m prepared to pay for this app.. just don’t make it mandatory a person has to pay
It’s the best app ever need to go to it and look at my soul no school
by rianallen🤬🤯😳🥵😱😨😥😓 on 2020/11/01 05:36
Yep it is the best
Spite
by Yabo007 on 2020/10/31 15:51
Very easy to use!
Nop funciona
by jeikilat on 2020/10/30 15:27
No puedes importar los beat de otro app😔😔
I’m loving the app
by whydoyouneedanickname4? on 2020/10/29 04:49
Im loving the app I just recorded my first song with it I just wish there were more mixing options like eco, reverb, ect.
Hobby
by Chewbacca:: on 2020/10/29 02:21
Really suits my needs by being so portable and quality. I like to record live and I can be so flexible with when and where I choose to do so. It has allowed me to get back into song writing and sharing with my friends and peers.
Couldn’t Be Easier
by dwaltlhi on 2020/10/28 02:49
Bought the Spire on a recommendation of a friend and, as a novice recorder, this machine couldn’t make it any easier. Great sound quality for the price. Highly recommend you give it a shot!
Spire studio
by marchewmedia on 2020/10/27 00:05
This is one of the best purchases I have made. I have been incredibly impressed with both the spire studio and the app I have found this app a blast to use and so easy. I’ve never worked with music before but with this app it makes it a joy. 😀🦋
f-uck very bad
by Mehrdad shirinniya on 2020/10/23 20:43
f-uck very bad
Incredible App
by BlackDonaldTrump on 2020/10/23 07:10
This is the best app hands down for recording on an iPhone, it’s incredibly easy to use and re-record. Pro subscription is well worth it. The only thing I wish it has was the ability to flanger, echo or Autotune the vocals with an effect but it’s simple to export and do elsewhere. Great work guys ! Highly recommend
Amazing app
by m13😛🤩🙃 on 2020/10/22 22:40
I love this app because it’s so simple to use. There is no adds and I love all the features like being able to actually write songs, see the lyrics as you record, easy editing and mixing. There is no adds either. Great app.
Pretty good app but
by AugustCruz on 2020/10/20 02:14
Pretty good app overall I feel like it kinda lacks a lot of potential features, like the ability to copy and paste bars for choruses and etc
Great App!
by Himothy Havin on 2020/10/18 05:42
I love this app because ut allows me to create reference tracks for myself. You can use it place anytime, create your song, then record it at a professional studio. I only have one complaint. When I use all my vocal tracks and want to merge them I have to export them. Then when I want to reimport the merged track, I can't import the instrumental i was using. Other than that the app is solid.
Easy and simple
by Baieo1978 on 2020/10/18 04:46
I use this whenever I feel a creative flow. I open the app, set my phone somewhere around me, hit record, then start riffing. It’s great for listening back to jam sessions or simply ranting about ideas. It’s not just for musicians
Broken with 2.37.0
by adhocmaster on 2020/10/16 16:26
Doesn’t record more than 5 seconds of a track anymore.
I love my Spire Studio, be a few things..
by StevenX3o on 2020/10/10 23:00
I use my spire studio app and spire studio on a daily basis. I love all the features, especially the pedal and vocal effects. Editing and mixing is yes simple and easy and the automatic sound check to set levels makes everything run smoothly. BUT I would love more vocal effects, Monster Voice, and Encore are my two favorite actually. But MORE VOCALS EFFECTS PLEASE, maybe some type of auto tune section could be implemented as well? I know a lot of artists in my area that use spire studio as well and they are mostly rap and R&B artists and have always said the only thing this misses is auto tune. Just a thought! 🤘
The best!!!!
by Blbyt on 2020/10/08 20:15
This is literally the best app you could ever download! I love it! There is literally nothing wrong with it in my opinion. And I am being completely honest, this is the best app I have on all of my Apple devices
IRig2 Compatible??
by ikomiko on 2020/10/05 14:38
Overall, I really like Spire. But it appears that to input your tracks you are dependent on using the iPhone/iPad microphone. I can use iRig 2 using Garage Band, so I know that iRig IS Compatible with iPhone/iPad. Furthermore, I CAN’T export a Spire project to Garage Band. So when I have a Spire project, a workaround would be to export the Spire project to Garage Band, then use iRig 2 to add additional tracks. Do you have a solution, or should I just abandon Spire, learn Garage Band, and start from scratch 😓.
Amazing amazing AMAZING
by Gabri-Maliik on 2020/10/05 02:52
I cannot say how truly amazing this has proved itself to be especially during the pandemic
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.
P Shotti smooth on spire add me on Instagram
by P shottj on 2020/10/01 18:15
I would be nice to edit the vocals but for a app it’s pretty decent let me get my point across
Revolutionary
by TheRealFame on 2020/09/30 00:27
This thing is gonna revolutionize music mark my words -PiousFame
Best App Ever
by Lucas Andrade Music on 2020/09/28 02:50
This app is the best one when it comes to recording multiple tracks! You’ll never regret it. Try it out!
Best app!!!
by My bunnyyyyyyy ❤️🐰🐇 on 2020/09/26 23:06
This is the best apologize I've ever had I've had a dream to be a musician one day and this app makes that come true I'm able to make so many cool songs and prices if music don't listen to the bad reviews this is an amazing app!!!!!! 😳🤗🤭😱🤯👏👏👏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Awesome!!
by Buuvy@@@19 on 2020/09/26 10:40
I’m pretty bad at technical things but Spire is very easy to follow and all my recording sounds professional. I love this APP, it’s awesome, thank you Spire.
Latest update won’t install
by Bubbles Mcgillicuddy on 2020/09/25 00:49
Please fix this and also add more vocal effects and editing features
HOW DO I UPGRADE IN APP ? I DONT SEE ANYWHERE TO PURCHASE SPIRE PRO
by 05' on 2020/09/24 17:46
IM TRYING TO PURCHASE SPIRE PRO. !
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. 😞😞😞😞😞
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.
Songwriter’s Paradise
by youdontknowyaJ on 2020/09/17 20:21
Absolutely the best app for songwriting and jamming. You’ll get a scratch track done in no time, using Spire. 🧡✨
Wish it had special effects
by ssDrking on 2020/09/14 02:39
Its great, very easy to use, but really wish it had some voice effects.
My sincere appreciation
by chilleelinkk on 2020/09/12 22:45
I just want to take time and let you guys know how much I appreciate this app. This is greatest mobile studio paired with the spire machine paired with garage band. Like who needs to ”go to” the studio when your studio is literally everywhere you go. Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart.
Best recording app
by RapMayWeather on 2020/09/10 00:18
Try it out next best thing to a studio.
Hey my name is free
by free da spirit on 2020/09/09 00:50
I would love to work with you guys ! I I’m in love with the product and I would love to help make it better with my ideas and in put . Also I’m a proud user .
Effects?
by mozay_official on 2020/09/07 17:27
How do I get different effects?
OK
by goldcoastjon on 2020/08/27 19:56
Spire works ok but could use much better documentation and easier, more transparent in-app navigation/directions. It takes a while to intuit how to use it even after reading the instructions, which came separately.
Amazing app!
by Kudzai Dot Net on 2020/08/24 19:58
Thank you so much for this great app..literally life changing
Great app for on the go musicians
by Super Silly Gorilla on 2020/08/24 15:43
This is a great app for demoing songs, I’ve used similar apps and they don’t compare. I don’t have the hardware but using it straight through my iPhone already sounds amazing, I can imagine how great it would be with the hardware. Just wondering how I can retrieve my old recordings from an old phone, anyone??
great! (feature requests)
by GlowRec on 2020/08/23 04:42
1) solo! (in addition to mute) 2) track labels!! pretty please. (not just 7 icons) 3) some basic time line editing. volume, eq? easy to use fun simple stays out of the way , just works- solid app very limited features (a good thing?)
The best little heartbreaker you’ll ever have.
by theultimatepeen on 2020/08/23 02:53
I was inspired to write this review after the spire app just deleted a couple hours of work I put in. I went back into the project and it told me “spire couldn’t find some of the tracks”. I went into it and only half of them were there. And immediately started swearing profanities at the top of my lungs. That made me so upset and angry, not only will I have to redo the tracks and also do the prep work before I redo them but I will have to cross my fingers and worry every time I do anything in the app. That being said, this thing is kinda revolutionary and I’m still grateful for it. It just causes immense stress sometimes. I like the updates coming out so far, adding notes for lyrics in it was super useful so you don’t have to do anything extra to have lyrics handy. I think it still needs a lot of features in the near future though... such as not losing your tracks randomly on accident sometimes when going back into a song/project file. Also adding another >8 tracks would be awesome, in case you need more vocal layers and don’t want to bounce tracks out of Spire somewhere else, delete spire tracks, and then sing again. It is incredibly easy to accidentally record over the wrong track in spire, not catch it, since there is only 1 undo/ redo allowed, and then have to redo more than one track because of a simple mistake. Using effects temporarily and then getting rid of them when bouncing the tracks into another DAW would also be great. I started recording dry because the effects, while nice, are baked into the audio upon recording the track; which makes them permanent. Having optional 44.1 kHz sample rate in addition to 48 kHz would be ideal too. I’ve run into complications in converting projects outside of Spire because spire only uses 48... and I forgot to make changes when I’m using my DAW outside of Spire (me forgetting that in the beginning of the project means I get to rerecord all of my audio tracks in my DAW later to accommodate for the 48 kHz Spire exclusively works in). If there is a way to use Spire Studio hardware as a “true audio interface” too that would make it even more invaluable. I’d like to see it be able to connect and communicate with other DAWs like logicproX, or fl studio for example, which would make recording vocals, guitar or any audio ultra convenient, as DAWs usually have the best editing tools... basically no longer needing to buys a separate interface or mic to connect to your Pc/Mac to get better access to those much needed editing tools. Yes there is basic editing w/ spire studio sort of. But nothing subtle and surgical like in daws (ie comping takes!). Either way this thing is brilliant, however with these type of updates, I think that would remove a lot of heart ache, save loads of time, increase value, and add leagues to its current level of convenience. Thanks Spire!
8 Tracks
by fastmoneykk on 2020/08/19 18:59
I have a suggestion that may improve this app. Why not add a paid subscription service where it allows creatives to use more than 8 tracks? I’d pay for that service. No doubt.
Excellent app!!
by LittleZ01🏀🎧 on 2020/08/15 03:48
I love the fact that you can use your phone mic instead of headphone mic for better sound quality. On the flipside I hate that there is not more mixing options.
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/
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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/
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.
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
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!
Amazing!
by lemonclaws on 2020/07/23 13:51
I love this app. I use it with the spire hardware. I’ve recorded multiple covers and og songs and it never ceases to amaze me. I have just one request and it isn’t very important. I wish that it would add clarity to a ukulele, idrc if it gets added, it would just be nice to have it. Just my two cents. Overall it’s an amazing app with so many features. Definitely helping me get a head start on music.😁
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.
To Notch Software
by Queej on 2018/10/07 22:34
I’ve been a software developer for 35+ years, and I’ve seen a lot of user interface designs. This is one of the best I’ve come across. It is clean, simple, intuitive and useful. No wasteful extras; just what is needed. Two small things I would add to the next release would include a separate volume for the metronome and some more instrument icons. I hope they keep to the keep-it-simple design philosophy.
Great software!
by Jkp269 on 2020/05/19 16:43
I haven’t purchased the spire studio yet, but even just using the software, I have been able to record with excellent quality. Plus it was so easy to export the tracks to my Mac with airdrop. I’m going to use GarageBand to edit them. My favorite feature though is the automatic sound levels. Just play or sing for a few seconds and they are automatically adjusted!
App is crashing with new update!
by Brandon Aqua on 2020/03/04 09:22
Will revise to 5 stars once again once under control. App crashes one minute or so into recording on iPad Pro 11. Haven’t tested on other devices. Uninstalled and reinstalled. I can only have it as the present on screen app no running in the background while I look at lyrics on the notes app. Please fix fast. I love and rely on this app!
Come on Izotope
by Big Tojo 4 on 2020/12/18 00:15
Man...this was my favorite go to for recording, even if I was in my professional studio..quick easy simple, and great quality if you know what you doing...only thing I’m mad about...is the new effects and so forth are going to be forced on a paid subscription basis. That’s one of the reasons I stopped using pro tools. On top of that, you are forced to pay for life, they don’t even have an option to just pay a one time fee to unlock it forever. Big turn off. Smh. Come on y’all.
Just one request
by Waddlesfromgravityfalls on 2020/02/28 03:43
You have to use the spire studio to add effects. I don’t think that’s fair. I am a younger person who can’t afford a really expensive studio. I love this app otherwise but it’s kinda useless without being able to add effect without the studio. Don’t get me wrong it’s not a bad app just please make it so we at least have a few ways to change are voice or anything like that without the spire studio. Thank you, From a person dying for one little thing to Change on this app.😊😜🙃
Mic doesn’t work
by kamalex2000 on 2019/12/27 11:58
Bought the spire hardware unit. So excited to use it. Of course the paperwork (or lack thereof) states you’ll be recording in under a minute. It took 4 minutes to download an update before I could even pair it to my phone at all. Then to my disappointment the mic on the unit doesn’t work. It doesn’t pick up sound at all. I decided to plug an external mic in and my guitar in and use it that way. Still nothing. After 2 days of you tube videos and customer service calls I’m sending it back. I’m hoping to buy another unit and pray it works. The concept seems amazing, but for now sadly disheartened.
Absolutely must have for singers who write their own music
by Chan_tal90 on 2017/09/20 21:52
This is probably the second time I've ever actually left a review because I really don't like leaving reviews. This app is amazing, keep trying to update it so that I can compare to the studio apps, but I love this app. Would be cool if it was also a beat maker and you could put some effects on the voice like a doubler ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
by far THE BEST music writing tool !!!
by SpireFan76 on 2020/11/07 22:03
This tool really allows you the ability to explore different configurations of mixes with SPIRE’s very interesting and easy to use mix interface ... it really has helped hone my mixing abilities In platforms like protools .... And it’s so accessible and quick It keeps me more and more productive ... ideas are never lost .. and they just develop faster now
This app is amazing!
by $talgia on 2020/06/28 00:29
I’ll start off by saying this app has room for improvement however it’s way more complex than you might think. It’s basic for converting vocals or an instrument directly to your daw after recording. It’s also great for storing ideas before recording it in the studio. The audio quality is also magnificent (based on your device) I’m currently on the IPhone 7 and the mic without any major adjustments in the mic with the software sounds almost professional if you know about production or audio engineering. 5 stars because it’s so well put together but personally I’d say 4.5 because I really don’t know if I can drag my tracks.
Record at light speed ✨⚡️✨
by The Chumley on 2018/09/20 02:53
Only have Spire Studio for two days. I must say it’s very impressive and a different take then traditional recording. While I miss my DAWs, it’s very organic and in your face/moment when recording using spires effects. This is just the beginning of Spire Studio and it’s a lot of fun and getting professional results. Looking forward to the future and new updates!
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Spire: Music Recording Studio
Description
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 and seamless cloud project sharing, 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 project link 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. Cloud sharing lets you work with producers and collaborators no matter where you are. • 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 Subscribe to Spire Pro and get full access to exclusive, new 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. • 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. • Expanding tools Upgrade to Spire Pro to get access to the newest, cutting-edge recording features and content as soon as they’re available. Be among the first artists taking vocal recording into their own hands with the intelligent, assistive features only available in Spire Pro. 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.
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
My opinion
by Millerrj99099 on 2021/01/12 23:35
This app is pretty great! No real complaints except I wish there were more chances than 8 times to do the entire song or verse that I want without paying.. However the other thing is that it’s not allowing me to upload anything to FB or IG anymore.. Can y’all fix that?
Help
by TheAllMikey on 2021/01/12 16:27
New to the app but it’s very good so far, however I paid for the pro subscription to use the tune feature but the only pro feature working for me right now is the sound check
Great app
by Vykingzthe1 on 2021/01/10 21:01
I love this app! Very easy to use and I can live with the quality. I recomcomend this for anyone who does music
Oh my stars!!
by Cheeto_Puff!#%^•?{} on 2021/01/10 20:53
Spire is an amazing tool! As an aspiring singer/songwriter, this is just the thing I need. Spire perfectly adjusts the sound of my voice to a smoother tone, while still keeping its natural sound. I recommend this app!
Pandemic lifeline
by Cook With Honey on 2021/01/10 20:18
I’ve had my Spire for two years. Have loved it the entire time, but especially in the past 10 months when it allows me to capture new songs and share a really great quality recording with my duo partner for collaboration. Thank you for this amazing technology! Couldn’t be happier!
Well I’m...
by Glimmer Channel on 2021/01/07 19:49
...not a huge fan but hopefully they will improve over time.
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.
Great for recording
by JustAddMagicLover13579 on 2020/12/30 18:27
The only issue for me is that I wish it had some type of feature so I could take out background or unnecessary noises like hitting a piano or a truck passing by. Other than that, I think it’s great! Thank you!
Was great until
by It's nana the helpful one on 2020/12/29 03:08
New update is stupid. I can’t airdrop audio clips in sync with how they were recording onto my Mac. Now I have to find another app to record vocals with. Like literally delete your last update it was the nail the coffin for the last of us. Trust me you’re about lose so many people.
ThugMarley
by the best music in kc on 2020/12/28 22:38
The best app to creat my rough draft. Get back motivated for the music. Greatest app to download
If Spire reads these...
by Kevtronica on 2020/12/25 17:34
I’ve recorded an album using Spire and love it. The Room effects and Mastering phaser is incredible. Would love to see a copy/paste/drag option for tracks. I love that you can trim, would love to see more.
Great app love it!
by Kats4789 on 2020/12/25 08:06
Thank you for making this it’s wonderful! It is easy to use and sounds great. Amazing!
The Clutch
by QUAFË @doperapclub on 2020/12/23 22:12
Thank You Spire, This is helping me in ways you actually may have imagined lol.
So far so good
by jb2627 on 2020/12/22 23:01
Should add a way to copy a vocal track duplicate it in case you want to pan some parts to the left or right. Should also add auto tune while recording rather than after so you can adjust your vocals better.
Best recording app I’ve found
by JakeShields on 2020/12/22 15:09
Great app...and it’s free. I would have happily paid for this. I like how you can record over your downloaded tracks
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!!
Good program.
by uvhishhv u on 2020/12/20 02:52
It takes a while for someone who refuses to look at help files to learn, but it gets intuitive quickly.
Best phone recording app, hands down
by Barkenstein on 2020/12/19 06:26
I have never reviewed an app, or even an amazon product or yelp restaurant for that matter, but Spire warrants it. I play music, write songs, etc. and am mostly looking for something to capture a demo easily at high quality. Spire offers that and much more. The multi-tracking here is far superior to an Audacity or any similar free software, with zero latency, which is incredible. Clipping, cutting and editing are a breeze, and mixing is fool-proof. Just get it.
Easily the best!
by Neko-Skull-Girl on 2020/12/18 22:36
True there are one or two things missing, I’d like to be able to to import multiple tracks. But I’ll gladly save up for Spire studio and keep recording songs and voice acting stuff because this app is totally worth it!
Not worth it
by contee24 on 2020/12/18 16:35
I do a lot of recording on my phone this one is not worth it you can do the same recording using the voice recording on your phone
SPIRE PRO SUBSCRIPTION AFTER PAYING HUNDREDS FOR UNIT **NO APP PURCHASES LISTED!
by KelceyB on 2020/12/18 16:02
THIS IS VERY CORRUPT AND NOT THE LEGAL WAY TO PERFORM BUSINESS IN THE UNITED STATES. DECEITFUL BUSINESS PRACTICE IS A CRIMINAL FELONY AND AT THE LEAST NOT LISTING * IN APP PURCHASES* IS BEYOND MISLEADING, IT IS BAIT AND SWITCH, ANOTHER CRIMINAL FELONY. STOP VIOLATING ME FOR PURCHASING YOUR DEVICE AND CHILL WITH ALL THE UPDATES... IF YOU CREATED A DEVICE WORTH HAVING IT WOULD NOT NEED TO BE UPDATED UNTIL USELESS, IT WOULD WORK PERFECT FROM THE SALE DATE. THANKS FOR STEALING MY MONEY! MAY GOD RETURN THE LOSS OF MONEY RIGHT BACK UPON YOU CROOKS.
THIS APP HELPS ME WRITE!
by TheSmith1152 on 2020/12/18 02:31
I use this app daily to quickly get song ideas tracked. It’s great to have easy access to demos. Simple, easy to use, easy to share, and very effective. I highly recommend giving it a try.
Come on Izotope
by Big Tojo 4 on 2020/12/18 00:15
Man...this was my favorite go to for recording, even if I was in my professional studio..quick easy simple, and great quality if you know what you doing...only thing I’m mad about...is the new effects and so forth are going to be forced on a paid subscription basis. That’s one of the reasons I stopped using pro tools. On top of that, you are forced to pay for life, they don’t even have an option to just pay a one time fee to unlock it forever. Big turn off. Smh. Come on y’all.
Must have app!!
by dontberash on 2020/12/16 03:07
If you’re a songwriter this app is crucial!! Even the free version is incredible. I don’t write reviews but for this app I made an exception!
Love it
by Wear app on 2020/12/14 01:54
This app is giving me the freedom to be myself right in my own home! Yay music.
Doesn’t sound good
by I love wolves!❤️❤️❤️ on 2020/12/12 15:42
I recorded twice, and it sounded dull every time I listened to it.🙄🙄🙄
Great App
by G. Gadlin on 2020/12/12 04:00
I’ve been working and brainstorming since I downloaded the app, this is by far the best app I’ve ever used for recording
Fun
by SOSA EL DINERO on 2020/12/10 15:54
Me and the kid play around on it, she’s 8 years old. Good for practice and ruff drafts. We haven’t played with it long enough to see what else I can do. Looks like the future, The end of an era in which the artist was waiting and relying on a engineers or producer that didn’t have time for them or just didn’t believe in the artist projects. I’m buying stocks if they got it.
export
by Hossein21 on 2020/12/10 14:29
for export mp3
Great app! But uh
by gamefan1203 on 2020/12/09 02:15
I love this app, everything is ok, but i was just wondering if y’all can add some names for your projects.....OR ELSE DOWNLOAD NOW
GREAT APP
by #REAL A1-EXODUS #BIBLERAPPER on 2020/12/04 03:06
GREAT APP BUT IT COULD BE BETTER AND I DONT HAVE THERE $300 STUDIO SPEAKER HARDWARE
Money pit
by pixeltarian on 2020/12/03 18:33
“Pro” features should be free of you have spire hardware because the hardware ONLY works with this app. This business model is like digidesign circa 2001. It’s ridiculous. There is no reason that the spire can’t work with a desktop other than the fact that iZotope doesn’t want to develop a driver that will allow people to use the hardware freely. It is really cringey and feels like a slimy and “profits first, customer’s last,” approach.
Spire Review
by IMG-Alonzo on 2020/12/03 05:38
Only thing it’s missing is a little auto tune & App should count up to 16 Bars for us on the side. Just a few minor changes.
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
Mixing
by kaye bae on 2020/11/30 21:57
Theres apps like voisey thatvhave better mixing options and tuningbootions than this $300+ boxbi purchased. I can literally just record on my phone and upload it to garage band. Im waiting for what makes this stands out.
Spire
by movin'moonshine on 2020/11/26 03:50
Best free multi-track recording program I’ve found anywhere. Love that I can lay down some tracks with vocals/harmonies and multiple instruments, all on less than half a day’s practice, all on my phone. Wish you were on Android! One suggestion I have is adding a various selection of effects (distortion, chorus, reverb, phlanger, halls, octave(s), ambient, clean, two-tone, high, light, fuzz, autotune(?), etc., etc., etc.) to be applied on each track as the user chooses.
Awsome
by Ryaneaton on 2020/11/25 00:06
Can it go to photo or not and it is a awsome possum game I love it I love to sing so I sing in spire
Got me back into songwriting
by mr kmeal on 2020/11/23 19:31
Easily the best app for writing. Got me back into music. Eternally grateful. Put tap tempo back please
God it’s good
by Stop the Porky on 2020/11/20 13:06
These guys know what’s up. I don’t use the term “the ill dank stank” lightly, and this app is the ill dank stank.
Artist
by Kufuzulu on 2020/11/16 14:59
Great app... It’s fast, sounds great and allows you to record up to 8 tracks. Great to just lay a quick lay out of a song on the go. Great Job Guys with this one...
Not what I was hoping
by Dyzzy01 on 2020/11/14 11:18
I’m not using it anymore. I mainly use Music Memo (Apple app) to put down quick song writing ideas on the go, to be developed later. The ability to have the drums and bass added is great! Unfortunately, the Spire hardware doesn’t work with Music Memo, and the Spire Studio App doesn’t have that “band -in-the-box” feature like Music memo
Best app ever
by Dominator124440 on 2020/11/12 15:40
It’s just so simple yet has a good amount of features I love it and anyone who gets it will love it too
Official
by Skinnyz1 on 2020/11/08 23:58
Definitely a great app!!!
@iamkitasea
by layarri on 2020/11/08 01:49
Love this I don’t know what I am doing and was able to record a song and it sounds great
by far THE BEST music writing tool !!!
by SpireFan76 on 2020/11/07 22:03
This tool really allows you the ability to explore different configurations of mixes with SPIRE’s very interesting and easy to use mix interface ... it really has helped hone my mixing abilities In platforms like protools .... And it’s so accessible and quick It keeps me more and more productive ... ideas are never lost .. and they just develop faster now
Best Guitar Recording App hands Down!!
by BobbyP311 on 2020/11/06 16:16
I don’t know what I would do without Spire. Dude it’s a sinch to operate and it’s practical to use as are the features embedded as well. Download this...it’s so kick______!!
Simply amazing!
by Randy McDo on 2020/11/06 02:45
This app is just wonderful... it’s blown a hole open in my creativity and guitar layers. Love it !!!!
Es iZotope no te la pienses
by Marvin Saga on 2020/11/05 15:20
La mejor app de este tipo, probé varias y al usar esta quede enamorado. Es sencillamente porque está desarrollado por iZotope, ya están más que preparados para ofrecer estas herramientas. Gracias laptm :,)
Phenomenal App
by l0v3 th15 app on 2020/11/05 00:02
This is by far my favorite app. It works great and makes professional sounding music. I have zero complaints and highly recommend getting this. I already mentioned it to a friend who immediately downloaded it. I would give it 6 stars if I could!
What happened???
by Captain Jim & the Blonde on 2020/11/04 21:04
I have been a happy Spire user since it was released - this latest “update” messed up the app: no way to delete a track, you can’t see graphically what you’re recording, can’t add a new track... what a mess!! I reached out to your customer service and Phoenix (name, not the city) wasn’t a “Spire agent”. .. it was slow and painful and didn’t provide any help. I’ve been using Spire for years and never had to ask for help. It is unusable as is. Messed up a previously great product.
Izotope Studio Spire
by Toddco2020 on 2020/11/04 18:25
A great, little gizmo to record your musical train of thought! -Todd. Kirksville, MO
One of the best free apps
by ProlyxGutta on 2020/11/04 10:54
I looked online for the best apps and this one is straight to the point with some quality features also I hope they add plugins because I’m prepared to pay for this app.. just don’t make it mandatory a person has to pay
It’s the best app ever need to go to it and look at my soul no school
by rianallen🤬🤯😳🥵😱😨😥😓 on 2020/11/01 05:36
Yep it is the best
Spite
by Yabo007 on 2020/10/31 15:51
Very easy to use!
Nop funciona
by jeikilat on 2020/10/30 15:27
No puedes importar los beat de otro app😔😔
I’m loving the app
by whydoyouneedanickname4? on 2020/10/29 04:49
Im loving the app I just recorded my first song with it I just wish there were more mixing options like eco, reverb, ect.
Hobby
by Chewbacca:: on 2020/10/29 02:21
Really suits my needs by being so portable and quality. I like to record live and I can be so flexible with when and where I choose to do so. It has allowed me to get back into song writing and sharing with my friends and peers.
Couldn’t Be Easier
by dwaltlhi on 2020/10/28 02:49
Bought the Spire on a recommendation of a friend and, as a novice recorder, this machine couldn’t make it any easier. Great sound quality for the price. Highly recommend you give it a shot!
Spire studio
by marchewmedia on 2020/10/27 00:05
This is one of the best purchases I have made. I have been incredibly impressed with both the spire studio and the app I have found this app a blast to use and so easy. I’ve never worked with music before but with this app it makes it a joy. 😀🦋
f-uck very bad
by Mehrdad shirinniya on 2020/10/23 20:43
f-uck very bad
Incredible App
by BlackDonaldTrump on 2020/10/23 07:10
This is the best app hands down for recording on an iPhone, it’s incredibly easy to use and re-record. Pro subscription is well worth it. The only thing I wish it has was the ability to flanger, echo or Autotune the vocals with an effect but it’s simple to export and do elsewhere. Great work guys ! Highly recommend
Amazing app
by m13😛🤩🙃 on 2020/10/22 22:40
I love this app because it’s so simple to use. There is no adds and I love all the features like being able to actually write songs, see the lyrics as you record, easy editing and mixing. There is no adds either. Great app.
Pretty good app but
by AugustCruz on 2020/10/20 02:14
Pretty good app overall I feel like it kinda lacks a lot of potential features, like the ability to copy and paste bars for choruses and etc
Great App!
by Himothy Havin on 2020/10/18 05:42
I love this app because ut allows me to create reference tracks for myself. You can use it place anytime, create your song, then record it at a professional studio. I only have one complaint. When I use all my vocal tracks and want to merge them I have to export them. Then when I want to reimport the merged track, I can't import the instrumental i was using. Other than that the app is solid.
Easy and simple
by Baieo1978 on 2020/10/18 04:46
I use this whenever I feel a creative flow. I open the app, set my phone somewhere around me, hit record, then start riffing. It’s great for listening back to jam sessions or simply ranting about ideas. It’s not just for musicians
Broken with 2.37.0
by adhocmaster on 2020/10/16 16:26
Doesn’t record more than 5 seconds of a track anymore.
I love my Spire Studio, be a few things..
by StevenX3o on 2020/10/10 23:00
I use my spire studio app and spire studio on a daily basis. I love all the features, especially the pedal and vocal effects. Editing and mixing is yes simple and easy and the automatic sound check to set levels makes everything run smoothly. BUT I would love more vocal effects, Monster Voice, and Encore are my two favorite actually. But MORE VOCALS EFFECTS PLEASE, maybe some type of auto tune section could be implemented as well? I know a lot of artists in my area that use spire studio as well and they are mostly rap and R&B artists and have always said the only thing this misses is auto tune. Just a thought! 🤘
The best!!!!
by Blbyt on 2020/10/08 20:15
This is literally the best app you could ever download! I love it! There is literally nothing wrong with it in my opinion. And I am being completely honest, this is the best app I have on all of my Apple devices
IRig2 Compatible??
by ikomiko on 2020/10/05 14:38
Overall, I really like Spire. But it appears that to input your tracks you are dependent on using the iPhone/iPad microphone. I can use iRig 2 using Garage Band, so I know that iRig IS Compatible with iPhone/iPad. Furthermore, I CAN’T export a Spire project to Garage Band. So when I have a Spire project, a workaround would be to export the Spire project to Garage Band, then use iRig 2 to add additional tracks. Do you have a solution, or should I just abandon Spire, learn Garage Band, and start from scratch 😓.
Amazing amazing AMAZING
by Gabri-Maliik on 2020/10/05 02:52
I cannot say how truly amazing this has proved itself to be especially during the pandemic
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.
P Shotti smooth on spire add me on Instagram
by P shottj on 2020/10/01 18:15
I would be nice to edit the vocals but for a app it’s pretty decent let me get my point across
Revolutionary
by TheRealFame on 2020/09/30 00:27
This thing is gonna revolutionize music mark my words -PiousFame
Best App Ever
by Lucas Andrade Music on 2020/09/28 02:50
This app is the best one when it comes to recording multiple tracks! You’ll never regret it. Try it out!
Best app!!!
by My bunnyyyyyyy ❤️🐰🐇 on 2020/09/26 23:06
This is the best apologize I've ever had I've had a dream to be a musician one day and this app makes that come true I'm able to make so many cool songs and prices if music don't listen to the bad reviews this is an amazing app!!!!!! 😳🤗🤭😱🤯👏👏👏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Awesome!!
by Buuvy@@@19 on 2020/09/26 10:40
I’m pretty bad at technical things but Spire is very easy to follow and all my recording sounds professional. I love this APP, it’s awesome, thank you Spire.
Latest update won’t install
by Bubbles Mcgillicuddy on 2020/09/25 00:49
Please fix this and also add more vocal effects and editing features
HOW DO I UPGRADE IN APP ? I DONT SEE ANYWHERE TO PURCHASE SPIRE PRO
by 05' on 2020/09/24 17:46
IM TRYING TO PURCHASE SPIRE PRO. !
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. 😞😞😞😞😞
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.
Songwriter’s Paradise
by youdontknowyaJ on 2020/09/17 20:21
Absolutely the best app for songwriting and jamming. You’ll get a scratch track done in no time, using Spire. 🧡✨
Wish it had special effects
by ssDrking on 2020/09/14 02:39
Its great, very easy to use, but really wish it had some voice effects.
My sincere appreciation
by chilleelinkk on 2020/09/12 22:45
I just want to take time and let you guys know how much I appreciate this app. This is greatest mobile studio paired with the spire machine paired with garage band. Like who needs to ”go to” the studio when your studio is literally everywhere you go. Thank you guys from the bottom of my heart.
Best recording app
by RapMayWeather on 2020/09/10 00:18
Try it out next best thing to a studio.
Hey my name is free
by free da spirit on 2020/09/09 00:50
I would love to work with you guys ! I I’m in love with the product and I would love to help make it better with my ideas and in put . Also I’m a proud user .
Effects?
by mozay_official on 2020/09/07 17:27
How do I get different effects?
OK
by goldcoastjon on 2020/08/27 19:56
Spire works ok but could use much better documentation and easier, more transparent in-app navigation/directions. It takes a while to intuit how to use it even after reading the instructions, which came separately.
Amazing app!
by Kudzai Dot Net on 2020/08/24 19:58
Thank you so much for this great app..literally life changing
Great app for on the go musicians
by Super Silly Gorilla on 2020/08/24 15:43
This is a great app for demoing songs, I’ve used similar apps and they don’t compare. I don’t have the hardware but using it straight through my iPhone already sounds amazing, I can imagine how great it would be with the hardware. Just wondering how I can retrieve my old recordings from an old phone, anyone??
great! (feature requests)
by GlowRec on 2020/08/23 04:42
1) solo! (in addition to mute) 2) track labels!! pretty please. (not just 7 icons) 3) some basic time line editing. volume, eq? easy to use fun simple stays out of the way , just works- solid app very limited features (a good thing?)
The best little heartbreaker you’ll ever have.
by theultimatepeen on 2020/08/23 02:53
I was inspired to write this review after the spire app just deleted a couple hours of work I put in. I went back into the project and it told me “spire couldn’t find some of the tracks”. I went into it and only half of them were there. And immediately started swearing profanities at the top of my lungs. That made me so upset and angry, not only will I have to redo the tracks and also do the prep work before I redo them but I will have to cross my fingers and worry every time I do anything in the app. That being said, this thing is kinda revolutionary and I’m still grateful for it. It just causes immense stress sometimes. I like the updates coming out so far, adding notes for lyrics in it was super useful so you don’t have to do anything extra to have lyrics handy. I think it still needs a lot of features in the near future though... such as not losing your tracks randomly on accident sometimes when going back into a song/project file. Also adding another >8 tracks would be awesome, in case you need more vocal layers and don’t want to bounce tracks out of Spire somewhere else, delete spire tracks, and then sing again. It is incredibly easy to accidentally record over the wrong track in spire, not catch it, since there is only 1 undo/ redo allowed, and then have to redo more than one track because of a simple mistake. Using effects temporarily and then getting rid of them when bouncing the tracks into another DAW would also be great. I started recording dry because the effects, while nice, are baked into the audio upon recording the track; which makes them permanent. Having optional 44.1 kHz sample rate in addition to 48 kHz would be ideal too. I’ve run into complications in converting projects outside of Spire because spire only uses 48... and I forgot to make changes when I’m using my DAW outside of Spire (me forgetting that in the beginning of the project means I get to rerecord all of my audio tracks in my DAW later to accommodate for the 48 kHz Spire exclusively works in). If there is a way to use Spire Studio hardware as a “true audio interface” too that would make it even more invaluable. I’d like to see it be able to connect and communicate with other DAWs like logicproX, or fl studio for example, which would make recording vocals, guitar or any audio ultra convenient, as DAWs usually have the best editing tools... basically no longer needing to buys a separate interface or mic to connect to your Pc/Mac to get better access to those much needed editing tools. Yes there is basic editing w/ spire studio sort of. But nothing subtle and surgical like in daws (ie comping takes!). Either way this thing is brilliant, however with these type of updates, I think that would remove a lot of heart ache, save loads of time, increase value, and add leagues to its current level of convenience. Thanks Spire!
8 Tracks
by fastmoneykk on 2020/08/19 18:59
I have a suggestion that may improve this app. Why not add a paid subscription service where it allows creatives to use more than 8 tracks? I’d pay for that service. No doubt.
Excellent app!!
by LittleZ01🏀🎧 on 2020/08/15 03:48
I love the fact that you can use your phone mic instead of headphone mic for better sound quality. On the flipside I hate that there is not more mixing options.
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/
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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/
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.
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
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!
Amazing!
by lemonclaws on 2020/07/23 13:51
I love this app. I use it with the spire hardware. I’ve recorded multiple covers and og songs and it never ceases to amaze me. I have just one request and it isn’t very important. I wish that it would add clarity to a ukulele, idrc if it gets added, it would just be nice to have it. Just my two cents. Overall it’s an amazing app with so many features. Definitely helping me get a head start on music.😁
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.
To Notch Software
by Queej on 2018/10/07 22:34
I’ve been a software developer for 35+ years, and I’ve seen a lot of user interface designs. This is one of the best I’ve come across. It is clean, simple, intuitive and useful. No wasteful extras; just what is needed. Two small things I would add to the next release would include a separate volume for the metronome and some more instrument icons. I hope they keep to the keep-it-simple design philosophy.
Great software!
by Jkp269 on 2020/05/19 16:43
I haven’t purchased the spire studio yet, but even just using the software, I have been able to record with excellent quality. Plus it was so easy to export the tracks to my Mac with airdrop. I’m going to use GarageBand to edit them. My favorite feature though is the automatic sound levels. Just play or sing for a few seconds and they are automatically adjusted!
App is crashing with new update!
by Brandon Aqua on 2020/03/04 09:22
Will revise to 5 stars once again once under control. App crashes one minute or so into recording on iPad Pro 11. Haven’t tested on other devices. Uninstalled and reinstalled. I can only have it as the present on screen app no running in the background while I look at lyrics on the notes app. Please fix fast. I love and rely on this app!
Come on Izotope
by Big Tojo 4 on 2020/12/18 00:15
Man...this was my favorite go to for recording, even if I was in my professional studio..quick easy simple, and great quality if you know what you doing...only thing I’m mad about...is the new effects and so forth are going to be forced on a paid subscription basis. That’s one of the reasons I stopped using pro tools. On top of that, you are forced to pay for life, they don’t even have an option to just pay a one time fee to unlock it forever. Big turn off. Smh. Come on y’all.
Just one request
by Waddlesfromgravityfalls on 2020/02/28 03:43
You have to use the spire studio to add effects. I don’t think that’s fair. I am a younger person who can’t afford a really expensive studio. I love this app otherwise but it’s kinda useless without being able to add effect without the studio. Don’t get me wrong it’s not a bad app just please make it so we at least have a few ways to change are voice or anything like that without the spire studio. Thank you, From a person dying for one little thing to Change on this app.😊😜🙃
Mic doesn’t work
by kamalex2000 on 2019/12/27 11:58
Bought the spire hardware unit. So excited to use it. Of course the paperwork (or lack thereof) states you’ll be recording in under a minute. It took 4 minutes to download an update before I could even pair it to my phone at all. Then to my disappointment the mic on the unit doesn’t work. It doesn’t pick up sound at all. I decided to plug an external mic in and my guitar in and use it that way. Still nothing. After 2 days of you tube videos and customer service calls I’m sending it back. I’m hoping to buy another unit and pray it works. The concept seems amazing, but for now sadly disheartened.
Absolutely must have for singers who write their own music
by Chan_tal90 on 2017/09/20 21:52
This is probably the second time I've ever actually left a review because I really don't like leaving reviews. This app is amazing, keep trying to update it so that I can compare to the studio apps, but I love this app. Would be cool if it was also a beat maker and you could put some effects on the voice like a doubler ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
by far THE BEST music writing tool !!!
by SpireFan76 on 2020/11/07 22:03
This tool really allows you the ability to explore different configurations of mixes with SPIRE’s very interesting and easy to use mix interface ... it really has helped hone my mixing abilities In platforms like protools .... And it’s so accessible and quick It keeps me more and more productive ... ideas are never lost .. and they just develop faster now
This app is amazing!
by $talgia on 2020/06/28 00:29
I’ll start off by saying this app has room for improvement however it’s way more complex than you might think. It’s basic for converting vocals or an instrument directly to your daw after recording. It’s also great for storing ideas before recording it in the studio. The audio quality is also magnificent (based on your device) I’m currently on the IPhone 7 and the mic without any major adjustments in the mic with the software sounds almost professional if you know about production or audio engineering. 5 stars because it’s so well put together but personally I’d say 4.5 because I really don’t know if I can drag my tracks.
Record at light speed ✨⚡️✨
by The Chumley on 2018/09/20 02:53
Only have Spire Studio for two days. I must say it’s very impressive and a different take then traditional recording. While I miss my DAWs, it’s very organic and in your face/moment when recording using spires effects. This is just the beginning of Spire Studio and it’s a lot of fun and getting professional results. Looking forward to the future and new updates!
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