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SHREDDER – Synth for Guitar

Posted by Mikers On December - 14 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Say hello to SHREDDER: the first professional iOS synthesizer designed for guitar! Raspy synth swells? Gotcha covered. Bass-doubled riffs? Yup. Strings ‘n Things for beefing up the mix? Ditto. No special synth pickup needed.

SHREDDER is a synthesizer controlled by your guitar. Pop it on, plug in your guitar, hit the “Guitar Synth” button and start jamming. SHREDDER comes with a true analog synth engine including dual oscillators, 3 types of filter, a dedicated FM envelope as well as other goodies like dual LFOs, a virtual pedalboard and more. Chose among 100+ built-in presets, or create and save endless ones of your own.

SHREDDER comes with a dedicated guitar mix fader to mix in your guitar, and has attack and decay sensitivity faders to allow you to customize guitar tracking to your playing and input interface, whether its a USB in, a guitar adapter or the plain built-in mic. Headphones are required with use of the built in-mic, and we always recommend following the manufacturer’s instructions for your audio interface to prevent feedback or a noisy signal.

But SHREDDER doesn’t just toot its own horn: It’s also a MIDI interface. Browse and select virtual MIDI compatible apps or MIDI Compatible devices inside the app, and select which one’s you’d like to control. Hit “MIDI OUT” when ready, and start driving any of your favorite apps/synths/drum machines/etc via SHREDDER. And, yes…you can drive all of the 16 MIDI channels at the same time.

Specs

— Guitar Controlled Analog Modeling Synth / MIDI Interface
— 44.1k, 16-bit CD quality audio
— No synth pickup needed: works via guitar adapter or mic (best in quiet settings w/ amplified electric or regular acoustic guitar, if using mic)
— FM/Subtractive fully programmable hybrid synth engine w/ dedicated FM envelope
— Dual individually configurable LFOs with 7 waveforms each
— 3-Pass custom resonant filter
— Dedicated filter, amp and FM ADSR envelopes
— Built in oscilloscope
— 16 channel virtual MIDI out
— MIDI in for playing w/ external controller
— Configurable MIDI CC map
— Glide & Noise
— Ring Modulation
— Virtual Pedalboard
— Audio Recording & Sharing (Audio Paste, WiFi, or Email)
— 100+ awesome presets
— Save any number of your own synth presets
— On-screen keyboard
— Built-in tuner

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Rockmate lands

Posted by Mikers On December - 14 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

From the creators of ‘DM1 the Drum machine’, comes this all-in-one music workstation come 4 player jam machine aimed at producing rock rather than electronic style music. At the special launch price of just .99, this is a must for all iPad music makers!

Rockmate is a breakthrough music creation app. It turns your iPad into a complete music studio easy and super fun to use.
You can compose, record and play songs with up to 4 Rock players on one single iPad. Rockmate is easy to play with smart chords progressions, sounds great with separated guitar effects and in-house produced audio samples and is also fully customizable with multiple drums and keyboard styles.

Rockmate is ready to rock !
Your guitars are always well tuned, no need to carry your drum kit or to patch your keyboard. A smart metronome and a real-time looper will assist you in composing and recording your songs. Share your songs by email or iTunes sharing folders.

Specifications
• Realistic design and animations
• High-quality samples
• 4 players on one single iPad
• Realtime looper
• Smart metronome
• Mixer with level and pan controls
• Realtime Fx (distortion, multiFX, powerchord)
• Chords progression customizable
• Create your own chords
• Save your styles (Chords progression, FX, Drum, keyboard style…)
• Export: .wav or .aac
• Sharing: iTunes sharing folder and Email.
• Airplay

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Mid-Side Mic Visualizer

Posted by Mikers On December - 14 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

To be honest, I don’t know exactly what use this app would be for most users, but if you have any interest at all in different mic polar patterns, you may find this remotely interesting.

Mid-Side Microphone Technique… Visualized

The mid-side (M-S) microphone technique is a versatile stereo recording approach using two coincident microphones. With this visualizer, you are able to see Mid-Side and Stereo polar response graphs.

Select from a variety of preset microphone types or use a slider to adjust the Mid Mic Type. Set the Ratio of Mid-level to Side-level, and observe the resultant stereo polar pattern.

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REMIX YOUR HOLIDAY!

Posted by Mikers On December - 12 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

With the festive season well and truly upon us, this seemed like a perfectly good time to give this app a plug, especially since it’s now FREE! (Note: Clearly, you’ll be needing an iOS device with a camera to get the most out of it though!)

Just in time for the holidays, Harmonix has announced that VidRhythm is going free on Tuesday, December 13! Join the fun and download the iOS app that everyone is talking about, and record your own holiday-themed music video masterpieces to share with your whole family!

New VidRhythm v1.1 features, available as a free update and in the all new, all freeVidRhythm:

  • ALL NEW SONGS! Get crazy creative with 12 fun new tracks, in addition to the 21 songs previously available. Make your own personalized holiday videos for your friends and family, with classics like “Jingle Bells” and “Deck the Halls” now included in the mix.
  • SOUND LIKE A PRO! New pitch correction, powered by iZotope, means you’ll never have to worry about your VidRhythms being off-key.
  • NEW LOOKS! Six all new video styles, from the 8-bit video game inspired “Pixel Perfect” to a holiday theme that’s perfect for creating personalized musical holiday greetings!
  • VIDEOS NOW LOOK BETTER THAN EVER! Now you can export your clips in high quality, up to 720p using VidRhythm’s built-in YouTube uploading functionality.
Check out these new features in action in our latest trailer!

 

Phaedra

Posted by Mikers On December - 10 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Phaedra is a 4-bus analog-style MIDI sequencer for iPads. INTRODUCTORY PRICE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY. (Note that it is a sequencer only; it doesn’t make any sound on its own.)

Each bus has 32 steps maximum, and can run at several multiples of the base time. Each step has programmable note, velocity, gate time, and two MIDI CC outputs. Phaedra can either output or run from MIDI Clock.

Phaedra works with background-MIDI (OMAC) capable Apps, MIDI Network Sessions, and any CoreMidi-compatible MIDI interface. The current version of Phaedra is not compatible with the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer 1.

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R-MIX Tab

Posted by Mikers On December - 8 - 2011 1 COMMENT

Following up Roland’s Innovative Mix-Manipulation Software for Mac/PC called R-Mix, comes the touch-friendly iPad version, which offers much of the same audio tweaking features. For a run down on the PC/Mac version head here – http://www.rolandconnect.com/product.php?p=r-mix. And here’s the details on the iPad version –

Innovative “Visual” Audio Manipulation Software

– View the instruments or components of the music which imported from your iPod library (*) as color-coded clouds of energy and harmonic matter onscreen.

– You can lower the level, keep or move the panning position of the selected instrument on the screen. You can use R-Mix to easily create “minus-one” type play-along tracks. You can also isolate guitar sound, for example, and solo that phrases for study.

– “Motion Function” allows you to create unique filtering effects to tracks using the iPad’s tilt sensor.

*DRM applied tunes cannot be imported.

Note:
– Can’t save the resulting sound as data.
– May not work adequately on some songs, depending on the source material.

 

Video demoing some of the sound isolation features

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Anaphobia Mini

Posted by Mikers On December - 7 - 2011 1 COMMENT

Anaphobia Mini (short: AnaMini) is a monophonic virtual analog synthesizer for iOS 5.0. It features a classical analog synthesizer setup using a VCO, LFO, VCA and VCF. Of course, none of it is really controlled by voltage, but rather by a 32-bit digital synthesis engine.

Features

One oscillator with two wave types and scalable within the range of -1 and +1 octave.
One LFO with fixed wave type (saw) and selectable frequency/rate and depth. LFO can modulate VCO frequency or VCF cutoff.
One VCA with fixed ADSR envelope.
One 24dB/octave VCF with three filter types and selectable cutoff frequency and resonance.
A one-octave keyboard with support for portamento and legato play.
14 factory presets.
20 custom presets.

TB MIDI Stuff

Posted by Mikers On December - 7 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

TB MIDI Stuff is a generic modular MIDI control surface for iPad.

You can create your own pages, or use the built-in MIDI keyboard (with Arpeggiator, modulation wheel, pitch wheel and accelerometer velocity), the built-in Pads controller (with customizable pads banks, accelerometer velocity, transposition, full velocity mode and repeat mode) or the 16 channels MIDI mixer (pan, volume and mute).

The built-in page editor lets you create your own pages. It contains some useful stuffs like pasteboard, undo manager, multi selection or z-order managment.

The built-in keyboard, the pads controller and all drum pads in your custom pages can use Accelerometer Velocity for notes On messages.

All pads (including drum pads) can fire multiple notes to create “one hit” configurations (each note can use or not the accelerometer velocity). You also can create any pads banks you need for the pads controller.

All pages and pads banks can be shared via iTunes with a desktop computer.

TB MIDI Stuff use CoreMidi : you can use any supported device, like the native WiFi driver or the camera connection kit with an external sound card. Each page can use a different CoreMidi driver. Also works with Virtual MIDI Ports applications capable.

Controls can use the iPad accelerometer as input (even faders and knobs), in each dimension (X, Y, Z or, for XY Pads, a mix of them).

The application library contains :

– Rotary sliders
– Horizontal sliders
– Vertical sliders
– Horizontal faders (with different colors)
– Vertical faders (with different colors)
– Mixer knobs (with different colors and flavors)
– Drum Pads
– XY Pads
– Value displayers
– Rounded rects
– Labels

Each control can drive simultaneously multiple MIDI messages like Control Change messages (single 7bits and coarse/fine 14bits), RNP/NRPN messages (7 and 14bits), Pitch Bend messages, Program Changes messages, Note On/Off messages.

You can open up to 32 pages simultaneously. You can change pages with three fingers swipe gesture, manage the pages order, open multiple instances of the same page and change the MIDI Out driver or the MIDI Out channel (or both) without entering the editor for each instance.

Swipe shortcuts (1, 2 and 3 fingers) let you access quickly to the MIDI keyboard, the pads controller or the 16 channels mixer.

TB MIDI Stuff contains some demo pages and 7 pads banks. For the pads banks :

– Default Bank
– Drum Kit (GM)
– Fifth
– Major Chords
– Minor Chords
– Simple Chord Generator
– Velocity

Note : TB MIDI Stuff doesn’t manage SYSEX messages yet.

What’s new

– Fix launch crash on iOS 4.3
– Fix drum pads latency problem
– Fix first touch problem on xy pads

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SoundPitch for iOS

Posted by Mikers On December - 7 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

With SoundPitch and it’s amazing sound slowdown engine it’s possible to change the tempo, pitch and sampling rate of a music file in realtime! Many musicians who want to learn a track use these features to slow down the playback of a song. Learn playing guitar, piano or any other instrument while using SoundPitch to decrease the tempo of your backing track.

Features:
* export your pitched music to M4A
* plays all commonly used music formats like MP3, MP2, MP1, WAV, M4A etc
* import songs from your iPod library
* detailed adjustment settings
* all effects are processed in real time
* low memory and cpu usage

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BeatForge now iPad native

Posted by Mikers On December - 7 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

BeatForge makes music, instantly and effortlessly. The sounds are beautiful, unique, and everything just fits. You don’t need to know a thing about music to create something amazing.

BeatForge is a step-sequencer. Every button represents a sound, and each button you turn on adds something to the music. The notes are kept in perfect time and perfect harmony, so there are no mistakes, and you can mix melodic sounds and percussive sounds to create deep musical textures. The possibilities are endless. You can see it in action on our website.

Bottom line, just sit back and make music. All the musical issues are taken care of, so you can just create.

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