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Serato Remote

Posted by Mikers On July - 18 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

V4HttpAssetRepositoryClient-mzl.dfipbjts.png-8401297703887313976.480x480-75Serato’s first official app for iPad is designed to compliment an existing Scratch Live or Serato DJ setup. Serato Remote will connect seamlessly to your Serato laptop software and work with all supported Scratch Live and Serato DJ hardware. Control Cue Points, Loops and Samples and manipulate FX in ways that weren’t previously possible.

Perform all of your favorite Scratch Live and Serato DJ functions without needing to touch your laptop. See Serato’s famous Virtual Decks and Track Overviews so you can focus on the crowd and free yourself from your laptop. Connect over USB for ultra low latency or wirelessly, freeing you to move around the stage.

We’ve designed the app with real world performance in mind:
• Plug & Play with easy set up
• Big easy to hit buttons that are quick to locate on the fly
• Control Cue Points, Samples and FX
• Toggle between Auto Loop, Loop Rolls and Manual Loops
• Perform super fast Instant Doubles
• New Roll Mode combines Loop Rolls with FX
• Set favorite FX for instant access
• Cue Point and Overview colours inherited from the Serato laptop software
• Virtual Decks and Track Overviews mirror key information from your laptop
• Scroll your library, load to decks and Sample slots
• Control of your Scratch Live or Serato DJ Sample Player.
• Quickly manipulate FX with QFX

Serato Remote has three performance tabs: PADS, SAMPLER & FX, all have been meticulously designed for the smoothest flow. Each performance tab can be used with the Virtual Deck View or in Extended View for extra control.

PADS
The PADS performance tab gives you control of your Cue Points, Auto loops and Loop Rolls in the Virtual Deck View and in Extended View you can also access Manual Loops and Samples.

SAMPLER
The SAMPLER performance tab truly opens up the Scratch Live or Serato DJ sample player. The 4 banks of 6 sample slots are easily accessed in Virtual Deck and Extended View.
• Adjust volume and playback of each sample individually or use Master Sampler Volume
• Trigger, Hold and On/Off Playback Modes available for each sample slot along with Loop
• Sync your samples with Serato DJ.

FX
The FX performance tab gives you an easier and more creative way of controlling Scratch Live or Serato DJ FX
• Select your favorite FX and control them in latched or temp modes
• Trigger Loop Rolls and FX simultaneously using our new FX Roll Mode
• Combine all your favorites in an easy-to-manage list with Favorite FX

Library control
Control your Serato software library on your laptop with the Library Nav icon in the centre of the Virtual Decks. Navigate your tracks and TAB to your crates, files or folders.
• Drag to Virtual Decks to load
• Perform super fast Instant Doubles by dragging from deck-to-deck
• Fast Scroll View with two-finger track load.

PLEASE NOTE SERATO REMOTE REQUIRES SERATO SCRATCH LIVE OR SERATO DJ LAPTOP SOFTWARE AND SUPPORTED HARDWARE. 

Serato Remote (AppStore Link) Serato Remote
Developer: Serato Inc Limited Partnership
Rated: 4+
Price: $19.99 Download Here

Mighty ‘Meteor’ On Sale

Posted by Mikers On July - 18 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

mzl.pnxvouti.480x480-75Just until this coming Monday, get yourself the mighty powerful and functional, Meteor Multitrack Recorder for only US$11.99.

This multitrack recording iPad app has been around for a couple of years, and has continued to grow in features and improvements.  The latest update was just released this month, and included the following new fetures –

What’s New in Version 1.61

Added new HQ Reverb to In-Apps
Undo now asks for confirmation before the first undo operation.
Improved Pinch and Zoom in Track View.
Fixed a potential crash in the mixer when moving between tabs.
Fixed a display issue after performing a project restore.
Other minor teaks and optimisations.

I’ll be taking a close look at the app for the first time over the coming few days, and will let you know my thoughts.

In the meantime, for a full rundown on the apps features, drop by the official website, or grab it while its on special from the link below.

Meteor Multitrack Recorder (AppStore Link) Meteor Multitrack Recorder
Developer: Limelight Software
Rated: 4+
Price: $19.99 Download Here

Polyphony synthesizer

Posted by Mikers On June - 21 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

mzl.bvzesjus.480x480-75A microtonal capable distortion synthesizer with an 11-string bass guitar layout with extremely low latency.
This App gives you:
Too much octave range
The ability to play totally out of tune
A small amount of help on playing in key
A somewhat ugly interface
A small set of features that you must combine to make variety.
No bitmapped images to make you drool over the eye candy
Not a font anywhere – other than a few begrudgingly penciled in note names
The settings (bottom buttons):
– Overall Volume
– Reverb
– Distortion
– Octave Harmonics
– FM Distortion
– Delay
– Pitch Rounding / Optional Frets
– Polyphony Adjustment
– Preset and Lock(slide right to un-lock AS FIRST STEP!)

Technique
A lot of players play with one hand. Right-handed guitar players are typically doing everything with their picking (right) hand. Pianists seem to do the same. I play two-handed finger-tapping technique, which seems to be best way.
Special thanks to Rob Fielding.

Polyphony synthesizer with a low delay (low latency musical synth) and distortion HD version FULL (AppStore Link) Polyphony synthesizer with a low delay (low latency musical synth) and distortion HD version FULL
Developer: Evgeny EGOROV
Rated: 4+
Price: $0.99 Download Here

MetroCorder

Posted by Mikers On June - 10 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

mzl.clbburoo.480x480-75MetroCorder is a precise metronome, a high quality stereo recorder, and a practice timer all rolled into one application. It also includes various tools for managing recordings as well as a nice, intuitive interface.

MetroCorder was created as an easy way to record my children who play an acoustic piano, guitar and violin. Soon the desire to have a simple way for them to control a metronome, record themselves, and manage their practice time materialized. The blending of these three functions became a good fit for an application.

Features:

◆ Metronome
◆ Stereo Recorder
◆ Practice Timer

Metronome Features:

◆ Precise metronome.
◆ Tap to set tempo.
◆ Flashes on the beat.
◆ Accent beat sound.
◆ 10 sounds including a human voice.
◆ Time signature editor.
◆ Setting range from 34 to 210 beats per minute.
◆ Large dial with reference tempo markings.
◆ Independent volume control.
◆ Metronome and recorder linking.

Recorder Features:

◆ Reverb with independent level control and 4 presets.
◆ USB microphone/audio input support.
◆ Realtime headphone monitor output.
◆ Independent volume control.
◆ Playback controls including a seek bar.
◆ CAF, M4A and AIFF file formats.
◆ 8 kHz, 22 kHz and 44.1 kHz sampling rates.
◆ Copy and paste to other applications.
◆ Rename recordings.
◆ Email recordings.
◆ Upload recordings to your Dropbox account.
◆ Transfer recordings with iTunes file sharing.

Practice Timer Features:

◆ Set any number of hours and minutes.
◆ Clearly displays the amount of time remaining.
◆ Pause, resume and restart the countdown.

 

MetroCorder (AppStore Link) MetroCorder
Developer: Lincoln Lydick
Rated: 4+
Price: $0.99 Download Here

AudioStretch Lite

Posted by Mikers On May - 18 - 2013 1 COMMENT

Now available as a free trail, this audio processing app lets you change the speed and pitch of non-DRM songs in your iTunes library. Pretty handy for learning songs. Obviously there are a few limitations on this one (see below). So if you find a use for it, the full version is only a couple of dollars. For something with a few more features, Anytune is a great alternative.

mzl.kwjexzqi.480x480-75Change the speed of audio files without changing the pitch. Listen as you drag the waveform. Transpose your music. Loop.

All in an incredibly responsive and easy-to-use app. Ideal for transcription, learning songs by ear, or just listening to your music library in a new way.

FEATURES
• Simple uncluttered user interface
• LiveScrub™ : listen as you drag/hold the waveform
• Super-easy single-button looping feature
• Load any song in your music library*
• No ads or in-app purchases

LIMITATIONS OF LITE VERSION
• Max song duration 5 minutes
• Speed range 60% to 100%
• Pitch shift +/- 2 semitone

FULL VERSION ADVANTAGES
• Max song duration 60 minutes
• Speed range 0% to 250%
• Pitch shift +/- 12 semitones
• Keyboard/spectrum display
• Open Dropbox files
• Open email attachments

*Except Fairplay DRM-protected files (i.e. very old, pre-2010 iTunes purchases). Songs in formats other than aac/m4a (e.g. mp3) may load a bit slowly in iOS 5.1; iOS 6 recommended.

AudioStretch Lite (AppStore Link) AudioStretch Lite
Developer: Cognosonic Pte Ltd
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Cycloop in bound

Posted by Mikers On May - 18 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

The team at Amidio are no strangers to crafting some pretty unique music making apps, so I’m looking forward to their next upcoming product, Cycloop, which they have started teasing on their website. Here’s an excerpt –

cycloop-600x300Amidio has been among the very first music app makers since the beginning of AppStore, and for nearly 5 years we have been dreaming of making the ultimate music creation app. Something which would bring the pure excitement of the creation process, easy enough to allow creating tracks without digging across hundreds of menus, but still delivering a whole lot of possibilities and ways to express emotions and feelings.

We are not going to make a clone of existing DAW apps. Instead, we choose a special way, something you’ve never seen before. Cycloop is going to inherit certain decisions from the famous DOS trackers (Scream, Impulse, Fast trackers), along with some Songineer and MINT.io motives.

Expect an app that can possibly fulfill any mobile musician’s needs. Multitracking, plugin-based insert & send FX, built-in IDM and randomizer tricks, scale manipulations and flexible sample/synth architecture. All that packed (but not crowded) in just several clean-designed screens (no neon this time!) of pure touchscreen music-making goodness, and working in conjuction with our existing (and future) apps.

Cycloop will run only on the iPad. We will reveal more details as we proceed with the development. As of today, the design is finished (which took an incredible amount of planning and prototyping), fully documented and the code is at 10% completion mark. We are musicians ourselves and strongly keen to release an first-class, mind-blowing app. If everything goes well, it could happen in late Summer. Stay tuned!

Keep an eye on their blog for updates -http://amidio.com/newsblog/

Turnado

Posted by Mikers On May - 18 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Has the music app world been waiting for a storm of an app like this? I think so! If this doesn’t bring some spice to the life of you music, nothing will!

mzl.nkccpyfp.480x480-75Turnado is a revolutionary multi-effect tool, crafted especially for massive real-time audio manipulation. It combines unique and dynamic effects with the most intuitive and immediate control you can imagine. Just turn it on and crank it up.
Take it to the stage and unleash Turnado’s true power. With instant access to eight effects and immediate control over key parameters, Turnado is guaranteed to cause devastation on the dance floor, shredding beats and crunking breaks to insane proportions.

Features at a Glance:
– 4 XY-Pads to control 2 Effects simultaneously (X,Y)
– Integrated Player (iTunes File Sharing, Music Library, Factory Loops)
– Integrated Recorder (div. Optionen: Start/Stop/Sync/Länge)
– Live Modus (Inputs & Outputs selectable)
– Audiobus Support (Sender & Filter)
– Audiocopy™ / Audiopaste™
– Full Midi Support (Virtual, Network, Extern)
– Midi Clock Sync
– Jack iOS Support
– Zoom

The idea is simple:
Turn a knob and the effect is on.
Turn the knob further to adjust effect parameters and apply modulations.
Turn the knob down and the effect is off.

With its instantaneous, one-knob, multi-parameter modulation features, Turnado will lay waste to the audio landscape. Giving you the power to crunch, chop, twist, mash and elevate your music to new levels, Turnado will have you creating wicked new sounds that will blow any crowd away.

Unlocking the power of your MIDI controller each effect requires only one knob to control it. Underneath this simplicity lies a matrix of effect parameters and modulation engines, all controlled by the main knob. This control matrix provides serious depth to the plugin and gives you the ability to create original and truly unique effect programs.

If the power of one-knob action still doesn’t rock your boat, the awesome “Dictator” mode will sink your battleship. It allows you to animate all the main knobs and run that animation with just one fader. That’s one fader, controlling up to 8 different effects, with potentially hundreds of parameter changes!

Turnado’s primary focus is on beat manipulation, so you will find lots of loopers, slicers and grain tools in the rack. Alongside these beat-mashing effects are an arsenal of distortions and filters as well as first-class delays and reverbs. With extensive modulation possibilities each effect can produce millions of unbelievable variations that can be morphed and twisted into something new every time you tweak those knobs.
Turnado will inspire you again and again, delivering completely new variations of your original sounds and grooves every time, so what are you waiting for…turn it on.

Turnado (AppStore Link) Turnado
Developer: Sugar Bytes GmbH
Rated: 4+
Price: $19.99 Download Here

SyncInside

Posted by Mikers On April - 21 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

mzl.ejfotlal.480x480-75SyncInside – Backing tracks advanced player

Listening to your full stereo backing tracks with click and timecode on iPad is no longer a problem !

Connect a compliant USB sound card to your iPad with the Camera Connection Kit, SyncInside will play the stereo backing tracks through the sound card and the click through the headphone.
Now your shows with a greatly superior quality !

SyncInside allows you to import your clips, create your playlists, add memo on clips to always keep in mind what to do, and play…
All with a few simple and intuitive gestures !

No more end clip nightmares, no more clips that start unexpectedly or exhausting researches of the next clip… a simple tap and the correct clip starts ! SyncInside stops at the end of every clip, it automatically queues up the next clip and waits your tap.
You can set any clip from the playlist as the next to be played, managing the playlist variations in a very simple way.
Managing your show has never been easier !

KEY FEATURES

• Unlimited number of clips per playlist, unlimited number of playlists
• Auto association between backing track and sync file
• Instant access to the last playlist used
• Compatible with wav and aiff files (untill 4 tracks interleaved) of any lenght and size
• Memo field for each clip
• Tagged playlist for an easier research
• Wide Padder with TouchUp to avoid hesitation
• Skip function of the playing clip and of the next one running
• Fast load button to easly manage scene’s changes
• Visualization of current time and remaining time

SyncInside manages the two stereo files syncronised play (file 1: stereo backing tracks, file 2: click and/or timecode) or a single file (4 channel interleaved).
Camera Connection Kit and a Class compliant USB sound card are required to exploit the multitrack features.

more info- http://www.syncinside.net/

SyncInside - Backing tracks advanced player (AppStore Link) SyncInside - Backing tracks advanced player
Developer: Francesco Montrone
Rated: 4+
Price: $8.99 Download Here

iMIDIPatchbay

Posted by Mikers On April - 15 - 2013 2 COMMENTS

If you’ve amassed a large arsenal of hardware keyboards, samplers, drum machines, even soft synths, and other MIDI controllable devices, you’ve no doubt at some point wanted to mix, merge and combine sounds from these various sound sources all from one master keyboard controller. Without any type of MIDI patchbay, it’s usually a pain. Until now that is. This slick looking new app is perfect for anyone needing to control a range of MIDI compatible sound sources, and define certain zones or splits of notes on a keyboard, and also the layering of sounds.  Read on for a full rundown on this apps features.

screenshot1_000001iMIDIPatchbay lets you organize your whole MIDI setup from one central point. Do you often divide your keyboard into zones to assign different sounds which might come from external sound expanders? You want to integrate your music making apps into your live gear? Well, then iMIDIPatchbay is definitely the right tool for you!

LIST OF FEATURES
– Create split and layer configurations very easily
– Send volume and other control changes (reverb, chorus, pan) to your sound devices
– Send program changes to your sound devices
– Transpose sounds in octave steps
– Filter controller data (sustain, pitch-bend, modulation, expression, aftertouch)
– Store configurations as programs for later recall
– Switch programs of iMIDIPatchbay from another app or MIDI device via program changes
– Switch programs while holding down keys or holding e.g. the sustain pedal without getting stuck notes
– UI which is optimized for live usage

WHAT EXACTLY CAN I DO WITH iMIDIPatchbay?
As a keyboard player, you most probably know about splitting and layering sounds. While this can be done relatively easy on professional keyboards, it becomes more complex if your gear consists of multiple keyboards and sound expanders. iMIDIPatchbay makes building such configurations a lot easier than it has ever been before.

After connecting your keyboard and other MIDI devices to the iPad, you can easily create split zones and assign sounds of your MIDI devices to them. It’s also possible to route the MIDI data to other apps if they have a virtual MIDI port. Furthermore, you can filter out controllers which is great if you want e.g. pitch bend or sustain to affect only a subset of the active sounds.

WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED?
You need a CoreMIDI interface to connect your keyboards and sound expanders to the iPad.

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE?
Go to iMIDIPatchbay’s website in order to find a more detailed description of the app. If you encounter problems, please let me help you (you find the mail address on the website and on the info screen within the app). Please note that there is no way to respond to you if you post a review on the App Store instead. Always email me first!

If you like the app, let others know by submitting a good review on the App Store. And feel free to send me suggestions for further releases.

For further details and updates, check the official site – http://www.imidipatchbay.com/

iMIDIPatchbay (AppStore Link) iMIDIPatchbay
Developer: Johannes Doerr
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

Roland M-300 Remote

Posted by Mikers On April - 9 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

One day there won’t be a single product that can’t be controlled via an iPad, and I’m sure Roland are leading the charge!

mzl.xrbdcmgi.480x480-75M-300 Remote is an application for remotely controlling the Roland M-300 V-Mixer live mixing console.

●This applications makes it possible to adjust mixing parameters from a variety of listening points on stage or around the room, away from the M-300 positioned at a fixed location.

●Combined with the easy operation afforded by the iPad’s large screen and Multi-Touch interface, this application makes it easy to remotely view and adjust settings.

It is also equally useful as a sub-display and controller when placed beside the M-300 V-Mixer.

Controllable parameters:

[Channel]
– Preamp Gain
– Pan
– Solo
– Mute
– Fader
– Sends on Fader
– 4-Band Parametric EQ and HPF
– EQ Copy/Paste/Undo

[Bus]
– Pan
– Solo
– Mute
– Fader
– 8-Band Parametric EQ
– EQ Copy/Paste/Undo

[Other]
– 31 Band Graphic EQ
– GEQ Copy/Paste/Undo
– Solo Clear
– Scene Recall/Store/Clear

Viewable-only parameters:

[Channel]
– Phantom Power Status
– Pad Status
– Gain Reduction on Gate
– Gain Reduction on Compressor
– Name and Color
– Meter

[Bus]
– Gain Reduction on Gate
– Gain Reduction on Compressor
– Name and Color
– Meter

[Other]
– Scene Lock/Filter/Fade Status
– Meter Overview

Important notes:
*Use with the most recent firmware version of the M-300.
*A wireless USB adapter (Roland WNA1100-RL) is required.

*A Wi-Fi router (wireless LAN router, etc.) is recommended but if not available, connection can be made directly to the wireless USB adapter in ad-hoc mode.

*Because the wireless USB adapter occupies the M-300’s USB port, functions that use a USB flash key (such as recording, playback, and backing up settings) are not possible while the wireless USB adapter is connected.
*A single iPad can be connected at one time. This application cannot be used concurrently with the M-300 RCS PC/Mac remote application software.

For more details and updates – http://www.roland.com/apps/m300remote/

M-300 Remote (AppStore Link) M-300 Remote
Developer: Roland Corporation
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here
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