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AmpliTube Fender update

Posted by Mikers On July - 15 - 2012 1 COMMENT

IK Multimedia – the leading brand of iOS music-making apps and accessories – announced today a major update of AmpliTube® Fender for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. With over 480,000 downloads AmpliTube Fender is the standard guitar and bass amp and effects processor app when it comes to rocking out with legendary Fender tone on mobile iOS devices.

The new 1.2 version is a major update that offers MIDI integration and digital audio support, a redesigned recorder and mixer section, audio copy/paste, Retina display graphic updates and much more.
At its most basic level, AmpliTube Fender for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad is an incredibly fun, intuitive guitar and bass rig that allows players to jam anywhere with world-class Fender tone. AmpliTube Fender features the essential Fender dream machines, including amplifiers like the ’59 Bassman®, the Fender ’65 Twin Reverb®, the Super-Sonic™, the ’65 Deluxe Reverb® and the Pro Junior™, plus Fender stompbox models – the Fender Blender™, Overdrive, Tape Echo, Phaser and Compressor.

Additionally AmpliTube Fender includes the ability to record and compose entire songs directly within the app with the newly redesigned built-in recording studio. Audio copy/paste is also now supported for quickly copying/pasting audio source material between tracks in the recorder, or entire mixes between apps like Garageband.

AmpliTube Fender version 1.2 elevates the app to a completely different live performance level by allowing players to control the app using standard MIDI controllers. With a MIDI interface – like IK Multimedia’s iRig MIDI – players can now use AmpliTube Fender “hands free” in the studio or on stage by controlling every AmpliTube parameter or preset from their existing MIDI floor controllers or any other type of standard MIDI controllers.

Also, by popular request, AmpliTube Fender 1.2 now works with iOS-compatible digital audio interfaces – like IK Multimedia’s StealthPlug USB audio interface cable on the iPad with the Apple Camera Connection kit.

The new AmpliTube Fender 1.2 packs a multitude of new features:
– Full MIDI Integration. This feature allows users to control AmpliTube Fender 1.2 via standard MIDI controllers using an iOS MIDI interface such as iRig MIDI. This allows to remotely switch presets or to control each knob, switch or controller on the interface with a physical controller. The feature is available as in-app purchase and it is free for iRig MIDI users.

– Support for all 30-pin Audio Devices. AmpliTube Fender 1.2 now supports digital audio input/output via the 30-pin connector with compatible standard core audio devices.

– Redesigned Recorder section. The new recorder section of AmpliTube Fender 1.2 now includes a Loop function for looping sections of recorded material, a new visual Metronome and a quick access Tap Tempo button.

– New Mixer section. A new mixer interface has been added to the recorder allowing easier control of master reverb send, channel level, pan control, mute and solo buttons, plus an FX button for applying the AmpliTube signal chain to the recorded material on the individual channels. This feature also allows “re-amping” of tracks to get that perfect tone or to apply different creative techniques to the material post-recording.

– New Copy/Paste function. Now users can copy or paste audio materials to and from other apps that support this feature, or copy the content of one channel in the mixer to another channel easily.

– Restore in-app purchases. By using the new Restore Purchases feature, simplifies the update process for users that has purchased more gear via in-app purchase.

– Export audio via SoundCloud or FTP. In addition to exporting recorded material using email and file sharing now users will be able to easily upload and share their materials online on FTP or via SoundCloud.

– Retina Display support. AmpliTube Fender 1.2 now has an even more elegant interface designed for higher resolution retina displays both on iPhone and on the new iPad.

For more details – www.amplitube.com/fenderipad

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MonoSynth Controller for Mssiah

Posted by Mikers On July - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

The Mssiah is a Midi cardridge for the Commodore C64. With this app you can easily control the mono synthesizer component of Mssiah via a midi connection.

– load/save patches
– generate random patches
– share your patches with your friends (itunes file sharing enabled)

a Commodore 64 and the Mssiah-Midi-Modul is required.

** this is not an official 8bitventures app **
** this is just a little homemade project to support the mssiah community **


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MIDI Guitar

Posted by Mikers On July - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

MIDI Guitar is the world’s first app to transcribe guitar playing into MIDI. The transcription runs in real-time, with latency and accuracy comparable to inconvenient hardware MIDI guitar solutions.

MIDI guitar is based upon new patent-pending polyphonic pitch detection and –prediction technology that can accurately recognize polyphonic signals, such as complex chords or finger-playing with very low latency.

MIDI Guitar use WIFI-MIDI to communicate with digital audio workstations in a frictionless setup, and also connects to other MIDI apps on the iOS platform using Apple’s virtual MIDI standard.

In order to use MIDI Guitar you need a iPhone 4 or newer, iPod 4th generation, or any iPad. You also need a guitar interface for best results. We recommend the iRig and are currently testing other interfaces. Using an acoustic guitar with the built in microphone might work for some purposes but is not optimal.

The app is FREELY available for evaluation with built in piano sounds. MIDI output (WIFI-MIDI, Virtual-MIDI and Cable-MIDI) is offered as an in-app purchase.

Note that WIFI-MIDI is only supported on the Windows platform via 3rd party apps.

See WIFI MIDI Guide here: http://jamorigin.com/midi-guitar/wifi-midi-guide/

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Give you iPad the….Clap Box

Posted by Mikers On July - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Now you can put the legendary Simmons Clap Trap right in your pocket or backpack! The Clap Trap was an iconic 1980s “Handclap Synthesizer” whose unique sound can be heard across much of early electronica.

Clap Box is a perfect emulation of the original that includes modern enhancements like full Core MIDI support, microphone triggering and BPM matching. Just clap your hands or stomp your feet in real-time to trigger it! Simple, fun and intuitive, Clap Box is a great way to drop some instant retro into your productions.


• Authentic emulation of the original Simmons Clap Trap made with real samples

• Audio Trigger via your device’s built in mic – just clap your hands in realtime to trigger!

• Full MIDI support over WiFi, USB camera connection kit or a dedicated MIDI interface such as IK Multimedia’s iRig MIDI.

• Hi resolution Retina Display graphics

• “Humanize” function creates random variations

• Quick “Tool Tip” pop ups from info button

Some Fun Clap Box Tricks

• Turn AutoTrigger Sensitivity all the way up, turn the volume up and put Clap Box on a hard surface. The vibrations will create a feedback loop. Enable humanize and Auto Speed for more craziness.

• Create all kinds of snare drum sounds using combinations of “Balance” and Crash “Decay”

• Use the MIDI input to sequence fast rolls and electronic sound design effects.

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Koushion: Pads

Posted by Mikers On July - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Following on from the Tenori-On inspired Koushion, the developer has just released a MPC styled MIDI controller which I like the clean interface a lot. Check it out if you have the need for something along these lines.

Pad-based controllers such as the MPC have become a ubiquitous fixture in electronic music setups worldwide. So, why would you want another? Koushion: Pads adds a new twist to the popular controller by adding a key lock feature and programmable pads. The key lock feature empowers you to improvise with a larger range of pitches by removing those that are not in the desired key. If locking yourself to one key sounds a bit too limiting, but you want to reach a few notes that are out of the 16-pad range, or even if you just want a custom controller layout, each pad can be edited independently to trigger a different note. Once you’ve found a custom layout that you like, you can easily save it for future use.

**NOTE – We are in the process of creating a setup guide and will have one up by next week. For now, please email our Support team. Sorry for the inconvenience!

**NOTE: Pads only generates MIDI (NOT audio), and therefore will not work in the background. Pads does work with background audio apps via virtual MIDI.

**Windows and Mac Users: A third party has developed an rtpMIDI driver that other apps are recommending. Please visit this site to find your necessary drivers:

Key Features:

* 16 easy-to-tap pads in a familiar MPC-style layout
* Key lock: with the flick of a finger, you can lock the pads to any major, minor, or pentatonic scale
* Programmable layout: every pad can be re-assigned to any MIDI note
* Virtual MIDI

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Voice Builder

Posted by Mikers On July - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Your voice is an instrument right? Well why not give it the same coaching and refining any other instrument deserves! This appears to be a proven technique for vocal training, that is now available for iOS. Let me know if you’ve used it, and if it works a treat…

Voice Builder™ is a breakthrough iOS application for bringing power, resonance, range, flexibility, and endurance to the singing or speaking voice. It is the only application of its kind to be based on The Catona Voice Building System™, the revolutionary vocal exercise program for developing the muscles of the human voice.

The Catona Voice Building System is the brainchild of renowned voice builder Gary Catona, who has trained many of today’s most successful singers and entertainers, including:

– Whitney Houston
– Andrea Bocelli
– Babyface
– Sade
– Seal
– Usher
– Shakira
– Lenny Kravitz
– Tony Bennett
– Lionel Ritchie
– And many others


– Neutral Tone Technology™: Instead of vocalizing to a pre-recorded human voice (and its imperfections), you instead vocalize to a tone that is always in perfect pitch.

– Voice-building exercises play automatically with a simple touch of a button.

– Volume & pitch guides provide an effective visual aid in performing voice-building exercises in the correct pitch and volume.

– Over 20 voice-building sessions for both male and female singers and speakers. A setup wizard makes choosing the right voice-building session quick & easy.

– Gary Catona guides you every step of the way with audio commands and numerous video demonstrations.

– A short video tutorial gets you up to speed quickly on both The Catona Voice Building System and the Voice Builder application.

Long considered a well-guarded secret in the entertainment industry, Voice Builder now makes the Catona Voice Building System available to the world by means of an elegant, innovative, and intuitive application which is a pleasure to use, whether it be at home or on-the-go.

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Review: Numark iDJ Pro Controller

Posted by Mikers On June - 27 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

In a first for PromusicAPPS, we’re delighted to present our inaugural ‘contributor review’ from Steve, who is as passionate about all things music on iOS as we are. So read on for his take on Numark’s new iPad friendly DJ controller. 


I recently had the pleasure of taking the new Numark iDJ Pro for a spin: literally. I was extremely excited at the prospect of taking nothing but the controller and my iPad to a set and still being able to express myself rather than just mixing one track to the next. I was however quite sceptical as Numark’s first attempt at an iPad based controller, the iDJ, was well… a toy. BUT by appearances alone it’s clear that this isn’t the case with the iDJ Pro, with Numark claiming that it is the first iPad based controller to offer professional features and controls… Sounds good to me!


If you’re familiar with Numark controllers, or any CD deck for that matter, there’ll be no uncertainty with the layout. It’s got two touch-sensitive platters that are used for cueing and scratching effects, but also for looping in and out with the option of ½ and 2X loop length. The rest is pretty much as you’d expect with the pitch fader and bend controls etc, so I wouldn’t exactly describe it as feature rich, but definitely sufficient. To be fair though, if you’re paying this sort of money, a traditional controller wouldn’t have much more features.


Now to the interesting bit… With the iPad firmly planted in the centre of the controller, it adds an element of uncertainty. As you’d expect the iPad is the control centre of the unit, including the music library. You’re app of choice is down to you and there’s no shortage of options, however I would highly recommend the partnered Algoriddim djay app. In normal circumstances this wouldn’t be my preferred choice but both app and controller seem really in sync and well coordinated and just that much easier to use.


One of the most unique features, excluding the iPad of course, is the Airplay compatibility, which I think subtly indicates Numark’s intentions. Imagine going to a house party and seeing the iDJ Pro pumping out tunes wirelessly to you’re compatible speakers, with no wires or setting up required. This combined with its robust, brushed aluminium casing should stop even the drunkest of idiots from harming you’re controller. In contrast to this, however, the iDJ Pro does contain balanced XLR outputs for secure and feedback free connections to PA systems. Although in all honesty, I wouldn’t DJ a venue any larger than a bar with it.


So you’ve got to look at the Numark iDJ Pro for what it is, it’s not a top of the range, feature rich Numark Controller, and it was never going to be at £350. But it is great fun and really convenient, and is the perfect setup for a home or bar. If you already have an iPad then I would highly recommend it, but for the price of both iPad and controller combined then I would invest in something better.

Guest Contributor – Steve


Check the official website for full specs – http://www.numark.com/product/idjpro

I am Sampler

Posted by Mikers On June - 23 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

From the creators of refreshingly simple, I am Synth comes…… I am Sampler… naturally!

Who are you? I am Sampler!

the simplest and most powerful sampler app ever!

i have no knobs,no technical terms but just only cute icons waiting for your tap and flick.

-up to 10 sec sampling via mic
-4 sample banks
-Lo-Fi effect
-LFO for pitch : sine,saw,pulse,noise
-envelope for amplitude : attack time,release time
-delay : up to 2 sec , it can be also used for looper
-keyboard : shake for ribbon controller mode which you can play forward or reverse your sample at your favorite speed
-import wavs (mono,44.1khz,16bit) via the sharing folder on iTunes

More details – http://www.detune.co.jp/iamsampler.html

I am Sampler (AppStore Link) I am Sampler
Developer: DETUNE Ltd.
Rated: 4+
Price: $0.99 Download Here


Tic Tac Beatz Electro..Updated

Posted by Mikers On June - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

This inspiring, unique and fun electro style music sequencer has just had a bunch of new features added…

What’s new:

Pitch Modulation via LFO (Low Frequency Oscillator) available to three tracks.
Adjust LFO speed and depth.
Adjust trigger time for LFO for Pitch Envelope effect.
Ability to save all settings to memory.
BPM can now go in increments of 1.
Graphics have been improved.
Some minor code optimization.
Removed unnecessary volume control.
Latest update features independent volume for each track (Will be available in a few days)
Older memory saves are not compatible.
Attempting to load from disc an older version memory save will not work.

For more details check – http://www.beatsnbobs.com/

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Loopseque 2.3 update

Posted by Mikers On June - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Loopseque it’s a new music ecosystem which includes powerful sequencer, sampler, fx processor and record store with many beautiful releases from talented artists.

Playing Loopseque doesn’t require music education or any professional skills. An intuitive interface combined with inspiring sounds gives an opportunity to plunge into the world of music to everybody.

Loopseque serves as a catalyst for collective creativity both online and in real life. Here and now, any band can create its own music, easily and fun. Thanks to the social integration inside the app, all musicians can publish there records to the web and share projects with friends via e-mail.

v.2.3 features include –

The new version of Loopseque includes:
• Onboard Samples library
• Audio copy/paste (General Pasteboard with import and export)
• WIST support for syncing with other iOS music apps
… and finally the brand new Extra effects for live performance

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