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Bust This App: Daisychain Music Recorder

Sometimes, when I capture reference tracks at band rehearsals with a typical recording app, something will be obscured—the second guitarist, the bass, the drums, a vocal or two—due to the positioning of my phone.
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Sometimes, when I capture reference tracks at band rehearsals with a typical recording app, something will be obscured—the second guitarist, the bass, the drums, a vocal or two—due to the positioning of my phone. The free Daisychain Music Recorder could solve this problem, as it claims to wirelessly connect up to four iPhones or iPads, essentially turning each handheld into a separate microphone, and offering a multitrack mixer for playback. Seems awesome. I could place one unit by the drums, another by the bass, the remaining two near the guitars, and signal bleed between the four “mics” would likely be enough to document vocals.

But are the internal microphones on the devices hip enough to record loud music without signal-level distortion or other audio gremlins? Is the mixer on the host device serviceable? Are the collaboration features easy and dependable? I don’t know. I just saw this app recently, thought it would be worth checking out, and I’m giving that gig to you. If you decide to accept this mission, download the app, give it a shot, and try to bust it. I’ll publish your reviews online. So—cool tool or crap app?

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