iZotope has announced that Spire Studio is now available across Europe in time for the holidays and to celebrate this European roll out iZotope are offering a free travel bag worth £59/€69 with every Spire Studio purchase for a limited time.
What Is Spire Studio From iZotope?
With Spire Studio, songwriters and musicians can capture, edit and mix music, using both the device and the custom-designed Spire app for iOS, and Android. Whether at home or on the road, Spire Studio has been designed by iZotope to make high-quality recording easier, providing everything needed to go from a moment of inspiration to a finished track without the frustration of set up times and cables. Think of it as a 21st Century porta-studio.
Forget About The DAW - Get One Of These
Over the years we have come across musicians and songwriters who struggle to record demos of their songs. They generally don't like getting bogged down with technical DAW tasks when they are in their creative songwriting modes. When a songwriter is in the depths of their creativity they don't want plug-ins, preamps and microphone placement getting in the way of their writing flow. they would rather have a simple point and squirt device that can capture their ideas quickly without getting in the way.
We Try Out Spire Studio From iZotope
Production Expert deputy Editor tried out the iZotope Spire Studio and said “I initially thought this is odd looking little hockey puck device but looking closer I realised that it could well be a smart little recording system that many songwriters could find extremely useful”.
In this video we show you everything you need to know about the iZotope Spire Studio. We get you up close and personal with the Spire Studio & Spire App and walk you through how to track your first song using the Spire.
As you can see from our video, Spire Studio has been designed so you can start recording right out of the box. Just turn it on and hit record to get going. It has a high-quality built-in microphone and is battery-operated with hours of recording memory.
It has two XLR/quarter-inch combo jacks with phantom power to plug in external mics and other instruments. there are also two stereo mini-jack headphone outputs making it easier for two people to work together.
Under the hood, Spire Studio has mic pre-amps designed by Grace Design. On the surface, the LED display is touch-sensitive so you can quickly adjust headphone volume and select and mute tracks.
For deeper editing and to control onboard effects, you can open the free Spire iOS or Android app which integrates with Spire Studio over Wi-Fi.
iZotope Spire Studio Main Features
$349/£349 - Currently available in America and Europe.
2-in/2-out, 24-bit/48kHz interface
Integrated Wi-Fi access between phone/tablet and Spire
Record anywhere - 4 hour rechargeable battery
Built-in omnidirectional microphone
2 Grace Design preamps with phantom power
Soundcheck feature automatically sets input recording levels within seconds
Records up to a maximum of 8 tracks
Record 2 simultaneously
Apply reverbs, delays, amp models and more (pre-recording)
Control the project from the onboard LED touchscreen or remotely with the Spire app
Edit & mix your tracks with the app or export the multitrack stems to your DAW
Collaboration made easy - Send tracks and projects to your bandmates and co-writers