iPhone apps are available to do almost everything. Here are the four iphone apps you should consider adding to your toolbelt.
1. SoundMeter: SoundMeter turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a handheld sound level meter. The iPhone’s built-in and headset microphones are suitable for basic sound level measurements, but external microphones may also be used.
As far as spl apps go, this one has the best rating. Some of the spl apps don’t even measure past 100 dB regardless of weighing.
2. SignalScope: SignalScope turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a powerful real-time spectrum analyzer and oscilloscope. Easily measure audible frequencies in SignalScope’s Spectrum tab.
A few other spectrum analyzers are available but the quality and functionality isn’t nearly as good.
3. SonicTorch Pro: Turn your iphone into a flashlight, or as the Brit’s call it, a torch. I know it’s not a noise generator or an impedance calculator but every sound guy should have a flashlight!
4. TuneORama: It might not be our place to help with guitar tuning but if you’re on stage when there is a tuning problem, it could be a nice tool to have.
There are quite a few pro audio apps available but not many with good ratings. I was extremely surprised at the number of pro audio apps with 1/3 of the ratings being negative. In fact, I didn’t list any pink/white noise generators and there didn’t seem one without a fair number of negative reviews.
Question(s): What iPhone audio app do you use? What type of audio app would you love but currently isn’t available.