If you’ve never experienced the joy of conveying four tracks onto a single, plastic cassette tape, prepare to see what you’ve been missing. The iconic Tascam Portastudio is coming to iPad in a very virtual way, a $10 app that presents a simplified replication of the original’s decidedly more tactile controls.
You can mix four inputs to stereo output, which is stored on a pretend cassette — and can then share via iTunes or Soundcloud, which is rather more useful than a picture of a tape. It’s available right now for the iPad only, with no plans for a release on any other platform. You can even use the iPad USB audio interface to capture audio from a variety of external devices.
Pro: To the point and very clean app. You can record via USB mic. Easy to use
Con: The only con I have is you can not import your own instrumentals or mp3’s
Aye/Nay: This is a Aye. This is a slick program for quick mix downs and ideas. $10 worth it.
iTunes Link: PortaStudio