iZotope has announced Spire Studio, a wireless system intended to enable songwriters and musicians of all genres to capture, edit, and collaborate at home, or on the road.
Spire Studio works together with a free, integrated iOS app to deliver a new kind of recording experience encapsulated in a coffee cup-sized device and mobile phone. The wireless system is designed to make multi-track recording more spontaneous by eliminating technical and logistical hurdles that get in the way of creative ideas.
"The product journey started on a personal note – playing music with my wife. We decided we wanted to make a recording but all of the technology got in the way, " explained iZotope co-founder and CEO, Mark Ethier. "What should have been a fun, creative moment turned into a headache. Spire Studio was designed from the ground up to solve this. problem. We're using our latest technology with the goal to help musicians focus on their creative vision and not the technical aspects behind it."
Using iZotope's automatic audio processing, Spire Studio's hardware and integrated app allows musicians to mix, layer, edit, and wirelessly share music with collaborators, send to hosting and discovery platforms, or upload to storage services to access the music from anywhere.
Features and capabilities:
- Internal studio-quality microphone for a professional sound.
- Automatically set recording levels with a single button to eliminate set-up time and distorted sounds.
- Record with a wealth of creative effects such as reverbs, delays, and amp models with zero-latency monitoring.
- iZotope's intelligent sound processing technology gives recordings professional polish.
- Up to eight tracks per project.
- Ditch the cables with a built-in Wi-Fi connection from Spire Studio to the Spire app.
- Battery operated so a user can record for hours on the go.
- Grace Design preamps for pristine clarity.
- Two combo jacks for plugging in instruments or mics with +48 V phantom power.
- Automatically sync tracks between hardware and software for seamless version control.
- LED touchscreen to adjust volume, mute, and delete tracks without slowing your creative flow.
- Intuitive mixing and editing helps create a polished song ready to share.
- Collaborate on projects with bandmates anywhere in the world — straight from an iPhone.
- Export music to a computer or favorite audio editing software like Pro Tools, iMovie, and Logic, or upload to storage platforms like iCloud, Dropbox, and Google Drive.
- Capabilities will expand over time with continued software updates from iZotope.
Price: $349 at Spire.live and at select retailers. Available in Fall 2017.