CES 2012 is behind us and Macworld | iWorld is just ahead. Wedged comfortably in between is the 2012 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, and the first announcement we’ve received from it brings a 48 track digital audio workstation to the iPad. It comes form WaveMachine Labs, and it’s called Auria.
Auria is built from the ground up to be used in professional studio and live tracking applications. It contains tools for recording, mixing, and editing any project, and introduces features such as AAF import/export for moving sessions between popular DAWs (like Pro Tools and Nuendo), 64-bit double precision architecture, and up to 24 tracks of simultaneous recording using compatible USB audio interfaces.
WaveMachine Labs has teamed with PSPaudioware to offer a powerful vintage-inspired channel strip on every channel, plus a mastering processor on the master and subgroup channels. Auria also features a first among mobile apps – VST plugin support; Auria includes several bundled plugins (convolution reverb, stereo chorus and delay, classicVerb and a pitch processor). Plug-ins by PSPAudioware, Overloud Audio Tools, Fabfilter and more will be available through in-app purchase. WaveMachine Labs is pioneering the effort to develop the VST standard on iOS, allowing manufacturers to easily port their existing plugins to the iPad.
Up to 48 tracks of simultaneous playback (iPad 1 limited to 24 tracks)
24 tracks of simultaneous recording (requires compatible USB Class 2 audio interface and Camera Connection Kit)
64-bit double precision mix engine
VST plug-in support (iOS format only) with optional plugins available through in-app purchase, including effects by PSPaudioware, Fabfilter, and Overloud
PSP ChannelStrip with compressor, EQ, and exp/gate on every channel
PSP MasterStrip features mastering EQ, bus compressor, and limiter
Fully-featured multitrack editor with sample accurate editing
Convolution reverb with included IR responses by MoReVoX
AAF Import/Export – allows transfer of sessions between many popular DAWs, including Pro Tools, Nuendo, Logic, and Digital Performer
Complete mixer automation including all plugins
Auria is expected to be released within the first quarter of 2012, and will run $49.99 in the iTunes App Store.