Below is a re-recording of my song “Disconnected” that was recorded COMPLETELY on the iPhone using only the included microphone (you know… the one that is physically attached to the phone).

I used a program called FourTrack by Sonoma Wireworks to record 9 tracks of audio and used their Instant Drummer app to create the drum track. The following tracks were recorded:

  • Lead Vocal
  • Harmony Vocal
  • 2 Acoustic Guitars
  • 2 Overdrive Gtrs
  • Lead Gtr
  • Tremolo Gtr
  • Tamborine

More on the process and the app coming soon, but the basics are that the guitars were an Ibanez Artwood and a Fender Nashville Deluxe Telecaster, the amp was a 1959 Fender Deluxe and it was all recorded in my bedroom and closet. The only tracks that were changed in any way were the vocals (reverb and compression) and the lead gtr got a midrange boost. All the tracks were laid into Sony Vegas and had the levels adjusted. That’s it.

Let me know what you think in the comments. I plan to get more in depth in a future article, but I wanted to put this out there to go along with my iPhone Apps for the Multi-Media Professional series.

I’m stoked! I think I’m going to record an entire record this way!

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4 Comments

  1. Chirag
    on January 4th, 2010
    1

    the audio sounds really clear. I’m amazed at what can be achieved with an i-phone. Technology is moving fast, perhaps too fast.

  2. redjoshuameg
    on January 15th, 2010
    2

    how impressive ! the sound is great.

  3. iPhone App: FourTrack | TechHaze.com
    on March 29th, 2010
    3

    [...] iPhone apps, and to listen to what people have created using FourTrack. Here is a video of Stephen Poff explaining and using the app, [...]

  4. stefan
    on May 21st, 2010
    4

    wow! i wouldn’t doubt that the soft- & hardware is capable of doing this, but the mic seems to be REALLY good!

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