n-Track Studio is an audio & MIDI multitrack recorder that turns your Mac into a full-fledged recording studio. You can record and playback a virtually unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks. The program supports simultaneous recording from multiple 16 and 24 bit soundcards, and real-time audio effects can be applied non-destructively to each track. Built-in effects include Multiband Compression, Delay, Graphic EQ, Pitch Shift and time stretch, Parametric EQ and spectrum analyzer with guitar tuner.
The program can use third party AU and VST plug-ins to process in real-time audio signals. Effect can also be used to process the recorded signal in real-time so that the computer can act as a multi-effects device.
MIDI tracks can be imported end exported to regular MIDI files, and edited using the built in piano-roll based MIDI editing window. The program supports AUi and VSTi instruments plug-ins for sample accurate software MIDI playback. It also supports ReWire technology to stream audio from other compatible audio programs.
All the audio tracks are saved as standard wave files and mixed "on the fly" during playback.
How it works
Record a base track (i.e. rithm guitar) with your Mac built-in mic or with an external mic
Plug a standard headphone, record a solo or vocal track while listening to the rithm track
Press play to listen to the multitrack recording, use the mixer to adjust levels, pan, apply EQ, compression, reverb etc.
Save the song to a single .m4a or .mp3 file that you can share via interne, send by email or use it to create and audio CD
Supports AU and VST plugins and instruments
Compression, Delay, Graphic EQ, Pitch Shift and time stretch effects, Parametric EQ with Spectrum analyzer + chromatic guitar Tuner
Record and playback from multichannel audio devices
The max number of tracks depends on the computer speed, with a typical Macbook you can use 20 or more tracks
n-Track is currently the only only cross-platform multitrack recording software available for Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch
Languages included: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese
Limitations of the FREE version
Supports up to 3 audio tracks with up to two effects per track (unlimited in the full version)
Supports up to 8 MIDI tracks (unlimited in the full version)
Supports up to 1 virtual instrument per song (unlimited in the full version)
16 bit recording quality (24 and 32 bits available in full version)
Compatibility with plug-ins, 64/32 bit issues
The program comes in both 32 and 64 bit format (universal binary).
The 64 bit version can only load 64 bit native plugins.
If you want to use 32 bit legacy plug-ins (VST, AU or ReWire) you can start the program in 32 bit mode by going to Applications, select the n-Track icon, press Command+i, then check the 'Run in 32 bit mode' option