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Chordana Viewer

Posted by Mikers On November - 13 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (2)Casio original technology automatically analyzes the chords in your audio files.
The analyzed sound is then displayed as chord chart on the screen.
You can also use the app to check the chord positions for the instrument as you play, making it even more fun to play music.

○○○○○ Product Features ○○○○○

An application that analyzes the tones played in an audio file and helps you write the chord chart.

Audio files in your iPad or iPhone are analyzed by the original Casio Chordana technology, and the sounds played in each song are displayed on the screen as chord chart. At the same time, the chord positions for the instrument are displayed as the song plays.
You can also play the results of the chord analysis on the instrument pad to check the outcomes. You can then edit the chords yourself as you listen to the actual sounds and write even more accurate chord chart. This is so much quicker and easier than trying to figure out the chords just by listening to them.
* The analyzed chords will be a close match to the mood of the song, but may not necessarily be the same chords as those used in the original.

<Displaying chords matched to the song[Chord display pane]>

As well as showing the analyzed chords, the app has a guide bar that moves along with song playback, allowing you to check the chords being played in real time. The app also supports full-screen display so that you can just check the chord chart.

『Chord Guide』
By touching a chord in the chord display pane, you can check the chord position for the instrument selected in the Performance pane.

『Editing Chords』
You can modify the chord chart by choosing a chord from up to three candidate chords that are closest in sound to the analyzed chord. You can also specify the chord manually.

<Tapping a performance by watching the chord positions[Performance pane]>

Navigate in the screen using the piano or guitar finger positions to match the chord display. Of course, you can also use the chord list to check the position display for chords that are not shown. To play the chords, select the piano pad or guitar pad. To play individual notes, select them on piano keyboard. You can also use the recording function to record your performances.
* You can also purchase additional instruments and types of tones as add-ons.

<Customize your own tempo, key and vocal balance>

By using the app to import an audio file into your iPad or iPhone, you can modify the tempo or key of the song. You can also adjust the balance between vocals and accompaniment, which is useful for transcription. If you change the key, the chords in the chord display pane are also converted automatically, so transposition is simple.

<The Technology Behind Chordana>

The Chordana series apps use original Casio technology to analyze audio files. The apps achieve unprecedented success in extracting natural chords from the time changes and the distribution of frequency components included in audio waveforms, while also taking into account the characteristics of the harmonies, melodies and rhythm instruments included in the song.

Chordana Viewer (AppStore Link) Chordana Viewer
Developer: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

Chordana Tap

Posted by Mikers On November - 13 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (1)Casio original technology analyzes the chords in your audio files.By tapping the instrument pad along with a song, you can experience a virtual performance with the analyzed chords.
Even people who’ve never played a musical instrument will find it easy to play along and experience for themselves how much fun playing an instrument can be.

* The sound produced when the pad is tapped will be a close match to the mood of the song, but may not be the same chord as that used in the original.

<Experience a range of different musical instruments virtually[Performance pane]>
You can use your favorite instrument pad to experience virtual playing. When you play using the piano pad or guitar pad, the Guide pane is displayed. A performance evaluation function is also included. After you finish playing, the app displays a radar chart showing the musical genre that most closely matches your playing style. You can also use the recording function to record your performances.

『Piano Pad』
Allows you to play the analyzed chords as single tones (black button) or as full chords (white buttons).

『Guitar Pad』
Assigns one of the analyzed chords to the individual strings and lets you play it as a chord or as an arpeggio.

『Rhythm Pad』
Lets you play a range of rhythmic patterns in a combination of drums and bass.

<Experience the quality of the sound through changes in color[Guide pane]>
This feature uses colors to visually show the differences in the sound in the song, based on the analyzed chords. It can also display the accents in a song or the performance history for the piano pad or guitar pad.

<Customize your own tempo, key and vocal balance>
By using the app to import an audio file into your iPad or iPhone, you can modify the tempo or key of the song. This allows you to enjoy a song in a very different way from the original, such as by slowing down an up-tempo song, or dropping the key of female vocals so that it sounds more like a man.
You can also adjust the balance between the vocals and the accompaniment. By playing just the vocals and playing along yourself on the instrument pad, you can discover what it feels like to accompany your favorite singer.

<The Technology Behind Chordana>
The Chordana series apps use original Casio technology to analyze audio files. The apps achieve unprecedented success in extracting natural chords from the time changes and the distribution of frequency components included in audio waveforms, while also taking into account the characteristics of the harmonies, melodies and rhythm instruments included in the song.

Chordana Tap (AppStore Link) Chordana Tap
Developer: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Addictive microSynth update

Posted by Mikers On November - 13 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568Combines the synthesis power of Addictive Synth with an easy to use 4 track loop phrase recorder.

#1 Staff Favorites on US App Store !

It was never so easy to create beautiful sounds and driving loops.
The unique dynamic wavetable synthesis allows you to explore an unprecedented
wide range of sonic territory. From acid loops, crystal clear percussions, realistic
human choirs to complex musical soundscapes nothing seems impossible
with only a handful parameters to tweak.

Together with the intelligent randomizer for both sounds and arpeggios you
will loose any sense of time and space while exploring unknown sonic territories.
Right from the beginning you’ll understand why it’s named Addictive.

With Version 1.1 you get instant hardware access together with the AKAI SynthStation 25. Use the hardware buttons for scrolling through presets and arpeggios, operating the Arpeggiator and rolling our famous dice to get instant new arpeggio creations !

Features:

4 track Loop recorder

• Live recording/playback of phrases divided in up to 4 tracks with unlimited overdubbing.
• Mute/Solo for each track.
• Paste loops from other music Apps in one of the 4 tracks.
• Loop length can be set from one to eight bars.

Dynamic wavetable synthesizer

• Six dynamic wavetable oscillators per voice, up to 48 total.
• Continous morphing between two oscillator sets.
• Realtime editing of up to 128 partials (overtones).
• Realtime editing of filter structure to create arbitrary body resonances.
• Extensive modulation possibilities using up to 4 LFOs and 4 Envelopes.
• Control matrix allows real time control of five parameters using MIDI Breath and Footcontroller, the modulation wheel and the tilt sensors.
• Monophonic or polyphonic with 4 voices. ( 2 voices on older devices )
• 128 factory presets, unlimited user presets can be shared.
• Up to three effects concurrently usable selected from: equalizer, phaser, flanger, chorus and stereo/cross delay.

Live

• Play melodies live with onscreen keyboard pads. Drag fingers for slides and vibrato.
• Use a CoreMIDI compatible interface to play with a MIDI Keyboard.
• Musical scale setting makes for easy playing.

Full featured programmable Arpeggiator

• Uses programmable sequences with up to 32 steps.
• Can trigger single notes and chords.
• Unique randomizer generates Arpeggios with 100% usability.
• 32 Arpeggios included, unlimited user arpeggios possible.
• For each step you can program tie, accent, transposition and note order

Global

• Export loops as audio and midi files.
• Audio pasteboard for exchange with other Apps
• Exchange user presets with File Sharing in iTunes.

Addictive microSynth (AppStore Link) Addictive microSynth
Developer: VirSyn Software Synthesizer
Rated: 4+
Price: $3.99 Download Here

BIAS inbound

Posted by Mikers On November - 13 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

 

BIAS_customThe crew at Positive grid have been at it again, working their iOS app magic on a revolutionary new amp simulator style app for guitarists, bass players, and shredders alike.

Here are the main features –

  • The most complete, accurate, and versatile amp modeling available in the world
  • 36 amp models included with the introductory release
  • Factory categories organize amps by music genre and sonic impact: clean, blues, twang, crunch, metal, acoustic and bass
  • Fully customizable preamps, tone stacks, power amps, transformers, cabinets and mic selection and placement—mix and match!
  • Customize the look and feel of your own amp panel, change name, tolex, panel and knobs.
  • Works the way guitarists think: tweak gain and overdrive, swap out tubes and transformers, change the cabinet and mic position, and shape the tone with different tone stacks and two 8-band equalizers
  • Included noise gate and room simulator
  • Create a virtually unlimited number of custom amps
  • Quick preset to recall each of your 8 favorite settings in turn with just one tap
  • Seamless integration with JamUp XT and JamUp Pro XT, open and save your amp models inside JamUp with one tap
  • Works with GarageBand and other audio apps via Inter-App Audio and Audiobus.

Here’s a teaser video

For a full rundown on BIAS, drop by here – http://www.positivegrid.com/bias/

And keep an eye out right here for a full review soon!

MultitrackStudio Remote

Posted by Mikers On November - 13 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480The MultitrackStudio Remote app for iPad turns your iPad into a powerful remote control for MultitrackStudio:

* Control the transport, including VariSpeed, markers and cycling.
* Add and control tracks, groups, effect returns (up to 3) and the master section.
* Add and control effects and MIDI instruments.
* Toggle the Monitor / Punch / Sound On Sound buttons.
* Control the click track and the MIDI Keyboard Splitter.

MultitrackStudio 7.5 is required. VariSpeed is available in MultitrackStudio Pro Plus only.
The iPad must communicate via WIFI (3G etc. is not supported). Furthermore the iPad and your computer must both be connected to your home network.

Demo video

MultitrackStudio Remote (AppStore Link) MultitrackStudio Remote
Developer: Giel Bremmers
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Spectre Modular Midi Sequencer

Posted by Mikers On October - 29 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480The Spectre Midi Sequencer is a modular sequencing iPad app.

The modules used in this app are basic building blocks for generating sequences. The sequences can range from simple to complex in a very intuitive fashion.

The Spectre Midi Sequencer is a modular sequencing iPad app. This app is built to emulate the way analog modular synthesizer sequencing systems operate. The modules used in this app are basic building blocks for generating sequences. The sequences can range from simple to complex in a very intuitive fashion. The main feature of this app that allows for creative sequences is the virtual “CV” and “GATE” Features. In this app, CV refers to the pitch or note and GATE refers to the actual triggering of a note. When the CV and GATE are running on patterns independent from each other and are combined at the output, magic happens.
The basic components of this app are: 4 sequencers, 2 clock dividers, 2 sequential switches, 2 logic modules and one output module which is used to generate midi notes. I will go into detail on each component, but a Google search may prime you before reading the rest of the manual. Like real modular synthesizers, they are connected with patch cables between components. The cables can be added, removed and arranged in any way you can think of.

For more details – http://sectionfourteen.com/page/spectre

Spectre Modular Midi Sequencer (AppStore Link) Spectre Modular Midi Sequencer
Developer: Anthony Henderson
Rated: 4+
Price: $7.99 Download Here

Votan Telepathy

Posted by Mikers On October - 29 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (12)Votan Telepathy is a groundbreaking multi-purpose synthesis engine harnessing cutting edge technologies with traditional sound sculpting techniques. The power beneath Votan Telepathy is based in its cloud and communication platform where you can create sounds and instantly share with friends and colleagues.

The Votan Telepathy synthesis engine is also available as an 32/64 bit Audio Unit plugin with the iOS app acting as an ultra low latency touch controller for multiple instances of the synth in your favourite DAW. You can create new sounds on your iPad, that magically appear in the Audio Unit to be used in a professional DAW environment.

**Votan Telepathy Synthesis Engine**

*Oscillators:
4 x Free Range Oscillators with Band-limited alias free Virtual Analogue waveforms. Free-range means they can be unlocked from key frequencies, and then used intelligently as audio rate modulators for FM and Ring Modulation. You can also morph between the different wave-shapes (Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square).

*Filters:
4 x Multi-filters with traditional Virtual Analog(Moog Ladder, MS20, TB303 emulations), Digital IIR and Formant Phase filters, 2/4 Pole with standard filter types Low Pass, High Pass, Band Reject, and Band Pass.
In depth internal filter routing between the filters, with Parallel, Series and Stereo Split.

*LFOs:
4 x LFO’s with transitional and morphing wave shapes.

*Envelopes:
4 x Envelopes, standard ADSR, Filter and 2 x assignable envelopes.

*Modulation:
6 x Modulation Matrix Slots for extensive modulations

*FX:
4 x FX Slots with Delay, Distortion, Chorus, Flange, 4 Band EQ, Decimator, and Glitch algorithms.

*Performance Control:
4 x XY Pads, with direct assignment of ALL parameters for in-depth performance control. You can trigger notes directly from the Pads.
User assignable Keyboard with key selector(select the keys you need to play, not the rest)

*Binaural Beat Generator:
Votan Telepathy has been built with binaural synthesis in mind. You can assign each oscillator to play through Left or Right channels to create binaural beats with extended synthesis capabilities. The system can create all brain frequencies from 0.01hz up to megahertz. Get experimenting with the invisible frequencies of the mind.

*Votan Telepathy Audio Unit:
Votan Telepathy is also available an 32/64 bit AudioUnit and is a direct mirror of the iOS app and fully compatible with all presets. Your preset library is synced over all devices and apps.
Imagine the power of being able to create new soundscapes on your iDevice, then they magically appear in the DAW work session. Tweak sounds on the fly, then polish them into your productions.

*Votan Connect:
The iOS app of course can also act as a touch controller for the audio unit offering almost zero latency control of multiple instances of the audio unit plugin. Totally integrated synthesis and control like never seen before.

*Votan Cloud:
The Votan Cloud is a powerful integrated Preset Management System. Users can create soundscapes and store them in their own device or in the Votan Cloud. In the Votan Cloud patches can be instantly shared with other users. The VotanDSP team will be in constant creation of new sounds so they will be instantly available for all users of the system. You can chose to make your preset library public or private.

For more details – http://www.votandsp.com/telepathy

Votan Telepathy (AppStore Link) Votan Telepathy
Developer: Digital Music Technology Ltd
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here

TF7 Synth

Posted by Mikers On October - 17 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

 

screen480x480 (4)A powerful yet user-friendly FM synthesizer!
– Play music by playing shapes across the pad interface!
– No need for music theory – try it and you will see why!
– Comes with 20 high-quality free sounds!
– Morph pad allows you to morph your sounds while playing!

For the pros who want flexibility :
– 7 high quality FM algorithms to tinker with
– Access to every component in the algorithms
– 10 pristine effects consisting of Stereo Reverb, Delays, Pitch-shift Delays and more
– Supports Core-midi compatible keyboards like the Korg Nanokeys 2
– Works with Audiobus out of the box

iPad3 and above recommended for maximum joy playing.

 

For more details – http://tenaciousfrog.com/tf7-synth/

TF7 Synth (AppStore Link) TF7 Synth
Developer: Pier Lim
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Arturia iSEM

Posted by Mikers On October - 17 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (1)iSEM is a recreation of the classic 1974 Oberheim SEM (Synthesizer Expander Module), one of the world’s first self-contained synthesizer modules and the first to bear the “Oberheim Electronics” name.

The Oberheim SEM was made famous by artists and bands such as Lyle Mays, Jan Hammer, Joseph Zawinul, Supertramp, 808 State, Vince Clarke and Depeche Mode.

Based on the TAE® technology found in our Oberheim SEM V software, iSEM brings back the sound and special characteristics of this iconic synth in an sonically accurate and expanded touch-based emulation.

What you can do with the iSEM?

The iSEM is a powerful instrument capable of producing a wide range of warm analog sounds.

Reproducing the unique SEM architecture, with its oscillator sync, characteristic filter shape and specific envelope response, the iSEM is able to generate the fat basses that have made the Oberheim brand so popular. Thanks to its simple and clever PW and pitch modulations, it is also very easy to produce moving and lively leads.

Its remarkable 12 dB/oct multimode filter is a real blast from the past, becoming an awesome weapon in the context of current electronic music. This unique module can instantly tailor your sound to fat, crisp, or spectral textures with access to all the nuances in between…

iSEM comes with over 500 sounds that you can browse through and play. You can also easily create your own sounds with the easy to use interface.

Play iSEM’s numerous sounds from the iPad keyboard or control iSEM from a MIDI keyboard or other app via CoreMIDI and integrate it into your studio or live performance.

If you are an owner of of the Arturia SEM V software on your Mac or PC, you can even import and export sounds between your laptop or desktop SEM V and iSEM.

FEATURES
All the original parameters of the Oberheim SEM: two oscillators, each offering sawtooth wave and variable-width pulse wave with PWM, sine wave LFO, 12dB/oct multi-mode Filter with low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and notch, two ADS envelope generators.

Added functionalities: New LFO, Noise, Sub oscillator, Arpeggiator, Portamento.
Polyphonic playability
8 Voice Programmer module allows each voice to have different settings
HOLD and CHORD modes.
Virtual Analog Chorus.
Virtual Analog Delay.
Full user MIDI mapping of panel controls.
Supports WIST sync to other iOS devices.
Supports AudioBus and Apple’s Inter-App Audio connectivity (requires iOS7).

The Oberheim™ name used here is a trademark of the Gibson Guitar Corp. The trademark is used by license to Arturia.

Arturia iSEM (AppStore Link) Arturia iSEM
Developer: Arturia
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

Cotracks

Posted by Mikers On October - 17 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480Cotracks is a collaborative music studio for teamwork on a single iPad. With Cotracks you can create multiple layers of loops and phrases using multiple instruments. Cotracks is designed to maintain your creative flow and is always ready to capture your ideas, regardless whether you are flying solo or collaborating with others.

Collaboration is where Cotracks really stands out. Everyone in your session has the ability to play and record at will without disrupting or being disrupted by the workflow of others. This lets you lay down the foundation of a tune within minutes and makes Cotracks the perfect and inspiring tool for brainstorming new ideas within a group.

The loops you create may be exported as separate audio clips or as a mixdown audio clip which you may then import and use in any audio software supporting the common wave audio format.

DESIGNED FOR VARYING NUMBER OF USERS

You can start off creating music in a single user mode. Later when your friend decides to join in, you switch to a two user mode. The interface layout will adjust enabling convenient access to the application from both sides of the table. Whenever another friend happens to join you, the layout will adjust again enabling access from all four sides of the device, letting you team up with up to three friends for a super creative music session. Whenever one or more members leave the session, it is as easy as a single tap to switch back to the smaller team or to the single user mode, letting the remaining members continue from where the others left off.

DESIGNED FOR VARIABLY SKILLED USERS

Cotracks offers lots of fun at the same time for both novice and advanced musicians with the help of scale based keyboard, flexible quantize, sequence sharing and editing capabilities. For example, a novice musician may grab a copy of a complicated sequence played by a more experienced friend and edit the instrument, sound and effects, record modulation controllers over the sequence and tweak the various playback parameters including key and scale. Essentially creating something new and exiting without necessarily playing a single note. Cotracks is all about giving everybody the means to contribute, which takes the concept of music collaboration to a new level.

It’s like playing with a band, but this time you can record and play back your own parts, in perfect sync with others, and create the constituents for a great track at the same time. With Cotracks the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

“Cotracks is a brilliant concept and, on the whole, has been beautifully realised by Futucraft.” – MusicAppBlog.com

FEATURES

MULTITRACK SEQUENCER
• up to 12 instrument tracks
• beat synchronized playback and recording

INTERFACE
• comfortable access for multiple users
• dedicated interface modes for single user, two users and four users
• switch between interface modes with a single tap
• independent playback control constantly available for each instrument
• repeater lets you play and record complex beat synced rhythmic textures
• XY-modulation control

EDITING
• nondestructive quantize and transpose
• change the playback scale of recorded sequences
• drag and drop copying of sequences between instruments

INSTRUMENTS
• polyphonic synthesizer with dozens of high quality instrument presets
• monophonic bass/lead synthesizer with dozens of high quality instrument presets
• sample player with a library of professional quality samples from Inspire Audio
• programmable XY-modulation
• band-limited oscillators to ensure professional grade sound quality

FX
• stereo delay
• stereo phaser
• 2 equalizer units
• dedicated units for each track

SHARING
• Audiobus support
• export each instrument to separate audio clip
• export all in one audio mixdown clip
• export and import sessions via iTunes in XML format for backup and sharing

SUPPORT
• on-screen help and tips
• online support integrated in app
• video tutorials

For more details – http://futucraft.com/cotracks/

Cotracks (AppStore Link) Cotracks
Developer: Futucraft Oy
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

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