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The new iOS-exclusive iZotope Spire Studio connects to an iPhone through Wi-Fi to control a multi-track recorder, allowing for nearly any space to be used as a convenient recording studio.
The iZotope Spire Studio has a internal microphone, which according to the company is "studio-quality." A pair of XLR/TS combo jacks allow for instrument connection and power, providing 48V to connected devices as phantom power.
Wi-fi is 2.4GHz 802.11n. Sample rate and bit depth are 48 kHz and 24-bit, respectively. The company claims that the storage on the device is sufficient for six hours of recording time.
A LED touch-sensitive array on the Spire allows for on-device volume control, session start, and muting without resorting to the dedicated app for the device. File management is provided by the app.
The iOS app allows for recording level configuration, automatically syncs tracks between hardware and software, plus allows for exporting the recorded tracks to Pro Tools, iMovie, and Logic. Additionally, effects can be applied to the tracks stored on the Spire Studio through the iPhone or iPad.
Spire Studio will be available for $349 from the website for the Spire Studio, and at select retailers in the fall.
The 2.0 version of the free Spire app required to use the device mandates an iPhone 6 or newer, and iOS 10 or above. It requires link text79.1MB of storage on the device, with track retention on the iPhone growing that significantly over time.