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Capture Audio Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Rob Rich on March 29th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FIND YOUR VOICE
Capture Audio may not have the most elegant interface in the App world, but it makes up for that with some very useful functions.
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Professional Quality Recording App, VocaLive, Hits App Store

Posted by Phillip Levin on March 18th, 2011

IK Multimedia has announced that VocaLive, a professional performing and recording vocal processor app, is now available on the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The software serves as a recording solution for iOS users, whether they want to use their device's built-in microphone or purchase the iRig Microphone.

VocaLive provides vocalists with 12 real-time professional vocal effects and the capability to record studio quality sound on their portable device. The company describes its app as an "easy to use" but "extremely powerful" tool that produces the professional results one would normally have to use expensive hardware and software to achieve.

The software includes 5 vocal effects: "Pitch Fix (for tuning correction or stylized quantization FX), Choir (a 3-part harmonizer), Morph (an X-Y pitch and formant shifter that changes the tonal quality of the voice from subtle deepening to radical gender bending), De-Esser and Double (Double effect gets unlocked by registering)," according to the company.

What's more, it also features 7 Studio Effects: Reverb, Delay, Parametric EQ, Compressor, Chorus, Phazer and Envelope Filter. The individual effects can be combined into a chain of up to three and then saved as a preset. And to get you started, there are 50 presets included out of the box.

VocaLive allows you to record vocals or instruments with added effects, but it also allows you to sing along with your favorite songs in your iPod collection. Using the Voice Cancel option, you can remove lyrics from songs, allowing you to provide the vocals entirely by yourself. You can also use Vocal Tools and a metronome to warm up your voice before beginning.

VocaLive is now available on the iTunes App Store for $19.99. There is also a free version of the app, which doesn't come with as many effects or presets but can be expanded. You're able to individually purchase desired effects as you choose. While you can use the app with the built-in microphone, it also supports the iRig Mic, sold separately for $59.99.