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iTrack Studio

Posted by Mikers On August - 8 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS


Following the release of it iPad-friendly audio interface, iTrack Solo, last year, Focusrite has come up with an all-in-one bundle for iMusicians, presumably just starting that have no recording equipment, or at least nothing decent anyway. Read on for their announcement.

The Complete Recording Package for iPad, Mac and PC

Whether you’re an experienced musician or just starting out, iTrack Studio gives you everything you need to record music on your iPad, Mac, or Windows PC. At the heart of iTrack Studio is the Focusrite iTrack Solo: a 2-in, 2-out audio interface with a Focusrite mic preamp developed with over 25 years of Focusrite experience. In addition, there’s a high-quality studio condenser microphone, monitoring headphones and all the cables you need, plus excellent integration with Tape by Focusrite: the beautiful, free recording app for iPad and a suite of recording software and effects for Mac and Windows available Autumn 2013.

iTrack Studio

iTrack Solo
The iTrack Solo Audio Interface

The quality of the audio interface is one of the defining characteristics of a recording system, and Focusrite is an acknowledged leader in computer audio interfaces. iTrack Studio includes Focusrite’s solid, metal-cased iTrack Solo interface, with an instrument input and a microphone preamplifier designed specifically for Focusrite’s computer interfaces. Record your vocal with the included studio microphone and capture your instrument at the same time on a different track.

iTrack Solo ensures that everything is captured as high quality audio – up to 24-bit 96kHz sampling (significantly better than CD quality). It comes with a 30-pin device link cable for connection to an iPad and can be connected to iPad 4 and iPad mini via an inexpensive Lightning adapter – it can also connect via USB to a Windows or Mac computer. You can connect your speakers and the included headphones to the high fidelity/low noise outputs on the iTrack Solo.

iTrack Studio

Studio-quality microphone and headphones

The matching CM25S studio-quality condenser mic is designed to catch the life and soul of your vocals and acoustic instruments. Clean, smooth and sensitive, it captures every nuance. If you can hear it, you can record it. There’s even a high-quality, 3m long low-noise microphone cable included to connect the CM25S to the iTrack Solo. Meanwhile, the included HP60S studio monitoring headphones give you a clear, unflattering and accurate impression of exactly how your music sounds, so you can get it just the way you want it. And when you play it back elsewhere, it’ll sound great. Plus they’re comfortable, too.

Tape by Focusrite for iPad

Perfect for Tape by Focusrite for iPad – also comes with music software for Mac and PC 

Record both channels on iPad with Tape by Focusrite, the beautiful, free recording app for iPad – or use it with Garageband, Cubasis, or any of a host of iPad recording applications. A Device Link cable with 30-pin iPad connector is included to connect your iPad to the iTrack Solo. If you are on a Mac or PC, iTrack Studio includes revolutionary music production software Ableton Live Lite as well as the Focusrite Scarlett Plug-in Suite – which includes EQ, compression and reverb – tried and tested tools to help you perfect your recordings.

Pricing and Availability.

The Focusrite iTrack Studio will be available worldwide September 2013 for a suggested retail price of $299.99 ($249.99 street). For additional information, check out the Focusrite website.


Posted by Mikers On August - 8 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (2)Kraftpad is a Virtual Analog Drum Synthesizer which is capable of creating your own electronic drum sounds by offering 10 different kinds of dedicated synthesizers to easily create each drum sound.

Main Features

– Virtual Analog Drum Synthesizer (no samples used)

– 10 Different kinds of dedicated synthesizers to easily create each drum sound

– Kick, Snare, Rimshot, Clap, Hi-hat, Tom, Conga, Claves, Cowbell, Cymbal

– 6 Pads (6 Voices)

– 99 User editable & storable programs

– Master Reverb FX

– Real-time Looper for Live Performance

– Wave file export for iTunes File Sharing

– Exported files can be re-loaded to Looper for overdubbing

Kraftpad (AppStore Link) Kraftpad
Developer: JONG JUN LEE
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here

Master Record

Posted by Mikers On August - 8 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (1)Easy to use recording application with convenient controls and very creative effects like analog tape recorders will gives your music warmth and natural sounding professional grade quality.

Master Record can use any external audio source for record or used as Effect or Output in Audiobus. Also you can upload audio files to this application for final processing or before mixing.

After recording you can cut any part of track, make fade-in and fade-out and dubbing track with applying all built-in effects. Then you can send the track to another audio application thru “Open in” option or use AudioCopy / AudioPaste. Built-in web access service gives you easy way to share files in your WiFi network.

Audio processing features:

● Tape recorder effect with three types of freq response and controlled wow / flutter.
● Classic High / Low shelf EQ for accurate input signal correction.
● Tape saturation effect with three types similar to the different equipment modes.
● Noise effect with four types of noise for more natural sounds.
● Separate level control for each channel with link option and channel selection.
● High quality limiter prevents clipping and makes sound more intense.
● Highly visible level meters, time counter, free space and battery meters.

More features:

● Predefined presets, ability to create own presets.
● Compare two different preset or effects settings in real time.
● All effects settings are stored for each file and recording mode.
● Dubbing recorded or uploaded tracks with using all of effects.
● Cut part of track and make Fade In and Fade Out with three types of envelope.
● Support Audiobus in Effect or Output position.
● Compatible with AudioCopy / AudioPaste.
● Option “Open in” sends file to another audio application.
● Sharing files thru internal Web service in WiFi network.
● Support iTunes file share.

For more details and updates – http://audio-mastering-ipad.com

Master Record (AppStore Link) Master Record
Developer: Igor Vasiliev
Rated: 4+
Price: $5.99 Download Here

CrazySpace – Gravity Synth

Posted by Mikers On July - 22 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

mzl.rvhsuend.480x480-75CrazySpace is the App Stores very first gravity modulated subtractive synthesizer. Using our unique multitouch control system, musicians and non-musicians will be able to start shredding in no time at all.

Featuring a powerful synthesis engine with a total of fifteen high quality oscillators, delivering five voice polyphony at 16 Bit 44,100Hz and a high quality resonant low pass filter. This synthesizer is suitable for jamming on a train or performing huge synth lines on stage.

The easy to use programmable scale system allows the user to access twenty well known scales in any key they desire. Ranging from major and minor scales all the way to the beautiful sounding dorian scale, the possibilities are endless.

Gravity modulation is controlled via the displayed objects orbiting a central point. Each object represents an oscillator in the synthesizer engine. The size of the each object correlates to the oscillators volume. Using gravity to modulate individual oscillator volume creates a movement to the sound which is not present in traditional subtractive synthesis.

CrazySpace is a universal application for iOS 5 or above, compatible on iPhone 4S/5, iPad 2 or above and iPod Touch 5th Generation.

For more details, here’s the official site – http://mordapps.co.uk/

CrazySpace - Gravity Synth (AppStore Link) CrazySpace - Gravity Synth
Developer: Adam Mordas
Rated: 4+
Price: $0.99 Download Here

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.

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.

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.

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.


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!)

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


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.


◆ 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.

• 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

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

• 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/

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