9 Quick Steps to Start Recording with Spire Studio

September 6, 2017

Spire Studio is a portable, wireless, professional-quality recording studio designed to keep you in the creative zone. Use the Spire Studio’s built-in Wi-Fi network to pair with the Spire app, and start recording, editing, mixing, and sharing your music with the world.

Watch the short video above to learn how to use Spire Studio, and check out these quick steps to get started. (Plus, read iZotope co-founder and CEO Mark Ethier’s introduction to Spire, where his idea for Spire came from, who it’s for, and what’s next.)

1. Pair Spire Studio with the Spire app

First, connect Spire Studio with the Spire app using Spire Studio’s built-in Wi-Fi network. To do this, select the Spire Studio in iOS Settings / Wi-Fi, return to the Spire app, and follow the on-screen prompts.

2. Start your project

Get started by:

  • - Importing an existing Spire project from a friend, who also uses the app,
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  • - Importing a pre-recorded track in the app,
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  • - Creating a project from scratch in the app, or
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  • - Tapping the “New Project” button on Spire Studio
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3. Set your levels

Using Spire Studio, tap the Soundcheck button to automatically adjust input levels, and then play at normal volume for a few seconds. In the Spire app, you can also make manual adjustments by tapping on the input meter before recording and adjusting the input level slider according.

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4. Add effects

With Spire Studio, you can record through classic amp models or through studio-quality effects like reverbs and delays (you can always record without applying an effect, too).

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5. Plug in and play anywhere

Plug your instruments into Spire Studio or use its built-in, studio-quality mic. Spire Studio has two XLR/1/4” input jacks, complete with phantom power, allowing you to use your favorite studio mic. With a four-hour rechargeable battery, you can record wherever your inspiration takes you).

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6. Record up to eight tracks

Add depth to your song by layering up to eight tracks. Even if your recording environment isn’t ideal, that’s no big deal. Spire utilizes iZotope’s award-winning intelligent audio correction. It reduces noise, clipping, reverb, and other unwanted characteristics so your music always sounds clear and present.

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7. Edit your song

Precisely place the playhead using 3D touch (on iPhone 6S or later) or hold your finger on the playhead enter precision zoom mode. Once the playhead is placed at just the right point in your song, you can trim the track to remove unwanted noise or create perfect loops. Just tap the undo button if you make an edit you don’t like, and the redo button if you want to keep it.

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8. Mix your song

Visually mix your recordings to achieve a well-balanced mix.

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9. Share your song

Share your song with friends, export individual high-quality audio files to your computer for further editing, or share your Spire project with bandmates to collaborate on a work in progress.

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Be ready to record your song ideas wherever you are. Download the Spire app, a free, multi-track recording app for iPhone.