Tipler Machine's Review of AudiotoolsReviewed on 9/7/18 3:15 AM
I want to use a parametric eq to tune some monitors to flat, but this is not possible to verify in LARSA because Audiotools won't let me run it through the same EQ. The easiest way to do this would be to add audiobus support to Audiotools/LARSA. Then the signal sweep can get corrected by the same EQ I apply to other apps.
Tfabris's Review of AudiotoolsReviewed on 9/19/18 10:02 PM
So far, I have only made use of the LARSA tool in this suite, but the attention to detail is very high, so I get the impression that everything in this suite of tools is just as good. The author, Andrew Smith, was also very responsive and helpful in email when I asked some usage questions. The LARSA tool is amazing. My goal was to find out if my car stereo had any need for EQ correction because I thought I could hear an unnatural peak at 1.5k. So I was able to pair my iPhone with the car stereo so that the LARSA app played a frequency sweep through the car speakers, while the app simultaneously listened to the resulting sweep with its internal mic, and then graphed it. Sure enough, there was the proof: a hump at 1.5k in the graph, about 8db’s worth. I could then easily make a parametric EQ correction of the exact amount, and now it sounds much better. I was able to do all this immediately without any special configuration, it just worked out of the box. The author has posted about how the app turns off some of the built in filtering and limiting on the iPhone’s internal mic so that it gets an accurate response. For adjusting my car stereo, this was enough for my needs, but it’s great to know that I could also attach a calibrated microphone and get and even more accurate result. The app lets you run multiple tests (up to 8 of them I think) and compare them or average them together. I used this to get multiple samples from different listening positions in the car. It also lets you save and recall multiple test runs, adjust for latency, and other things. Very feature-complete. Final note: the LARSA tool is among the “in-app-purchases”, so you will need to buy it separately, though it has a 7-day trial built in. I think you can also buy it “a la carte”, or with other bundles, in the App Store.
MyKart's Review of AudiotoolsReviewed on 8/6/18 10:57 PM
I can’t get to step 1 with Audio Tools. The setup will not import my mic’s calibration txt file and the app keeps hasseling me to review it so 0 stars would be preferable but 1 is as close as I can get to that rating. It’s just a sales platform not a useful app as-is. You have to buy the add-ons to get actual useful data from it.
Frankdog51's Review of AudiotoolsReviewed on 8/25/18 11:53 AM
I REALKY WANTED THIS APP TO WORK TO SAVE ME TIME ANALYZING ROOM DESIGN. I CAN’T TRUST IT!! In room mode calc - for an example - this calculator is not consistent with most university calculators I can find through the series of frequencies you need to have to design room dimensions. Kind of difficult for me to put trust in this. As in most coding that’s heavy in multiple simple mathematical computations it is quite easy to make mistakes. I have bought a few of the sections from this company because some of them are handy and fast but I don’t trust ANY of the computations in this app because of the errors I have found. Ho to a good acoustical engineering college site - the european colleges are the best but you will have to convert to meters a lot but this is something that you can learn to do quickly with google calculator, even if you are a math dunce. It is probably going to be difficult for most people to analyze all these numbers in a full mathematical stat output but if you take your time you will - I hope - see the patterns. Just methodically look for numbers being close together. Acoustics are for math wizards, I guess, but it is a damned shame these people don’t really understand math and/or are sloppy coders. Is this app just another “money maker” for a sloppy coder?? There are far more sloppy coders than math wizard coders out there. Oh well, back to the spreadsheets. This IS ok for on-the-run pocket calculations but don’t trust it.
ClaudeHill2's Review of AudiotoolsReviewed on 8/17/18 7:27 PM
As an Audio Professional, I use this App everyday in my work. I have have been at it fo 50 years. This App for about 5 years!
Deference's Review of AudiotoolsReviewed on 8/15/18 4:26 PM
30 plus years as a professional sound engineer, well versed in SMAART and TEF analysts. This is a very useful “On the Fly” APP!
Bordesh's Review of AudiotoolsReviewed on 6/24/18 4:06 PM
Really wanted to like this app. I read about all these different tools it supports in the description, and decided to pull the trigger on the most expensive app purchase of my life. Twenty dollars. Turns out that this only gets you a couple of simple "tools", most of which are available for free through other apps. The kicker is that the useful tools can cost anywhere between 5 and TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS. Who do these guys think they are? It's absolutely insane. Not even those videogames with endless "microtransactions" are this much of a shameless money steal. When you pay twenty dollars for an app, it had better be good. It shouldn't just be a portal to dropping another absurd amount of money for basic functionality you would expect.
fakegamefinder's Review of AudiotoolsReviewed on 5/25/18 1:50 PM
I want the old fashion spl with the blue background back. They just took it out of nowhere. Not cool when that is the one you have always used. Otherwise great app.
ReallyFled's Review of AudiotoolsReviewed on 3/3/18 12:50 AM
Excellent choice if you are considering an audio utility for your phone. AudioTools has a lot of in-depth and crucial features, and they are always working on it. -1 star because it is difficult to restore purchases.
Slavazvuk's Review of AudiotoolsReviewed on 2/9/18 8:00 AM
One of the best, and precise tool !