Unity synthesizer can create professional quality synth sounds with on screen or external MIDI keyboard. The base configuration includes two synth engines (Retro AS-1 analog and Unity DS-1 sample playback) and twenty three audio effects, along with seven sound banks including General MIDI, Best of Retro AS-1, Pipe Organ, Rock Pop drum and percussion loops banks. An arpeggiator, sequencer, and scales can be used for real-time MIDI playback.
Additional in-app purchases include sound libraries and banks, synth and effects parameter editors, appearances, arpeggiators, sequences, and scales.
Fourteen synthesis engines along with twenty three audio effects are part of the complete package. All synthesizer, modulation, and effects parameter editing is supported to edit existing sounds, or create your own new ones. User banks can be stored to iCloud, allowing you to access your custom sounds from all of your iOS devices.
Standard MIDI file sequences are supported via the Document folder accessed via iTunes.
AS-1 – analog model with three oscillators, ring modulator, two multimode filters, and portamento
DS-1 – sample playback with two stereo time-stretch oscillators, two multimode filters, and portamento
SP-1 – sample playback for AIFF or wave files
BW-1 – bowed string model with bow, position, and string parameters
CL-1 – clarinet model with breath, reed, mouthpiece, embouchure, and bore parameters
BR-1 – brass model with breath, mouthpiece, embouchure, and bore parameters
FL-1 – flute model with breath, embouchure, and bore parameters
EP-1 – electric piano model with hammer, tine, and pickup parameters
HS-1 – hammered dual string model with hammer, string, and filter parameters
GL-1 – glottal model with oscillator and two eight stage vocal tracts
FM-1 – eight oscillator frequency modulation with variable audio routings
VS-1 – four oscillator sampled vector synthesis
WS-1 – eight oscillator sampled wave sequencing
AS-2 – analog model with five oscillator, ring modulator, three multimode filter, and portamento
All synthesis engines include a complete modulation matrix. Modulation sources include MIDI controllers as well as the envelopes, LFOs, ramps, and random generators. Modulation destinations include volume and pan as well as synthesis engine specific ones such as the AS-1 filter cutoff, or CL-1 breath input. Modulation routings route a source to a destination by an amount with optional tables or smoothing.
Yammmy have coming out swinging in 2013 with this great all-in-one music creation station for iPad. It’s accessible for all levels of musicianship, but also offer some deep editing features too. Haven’t downloaded it yet, but it’s on my shopping list this week….
Yamaha’s new Mobile Music Sequencer enables composers to combine a range of phrase patterns and create musical compositions intuitively, following the flow of composition, from phrases to sections and from sections to songs.
Wherever you are, you can now sketch the outline of a composition. In addition, you can use the ingredients to delicately craft songs on a Yamaha synthesizer, or in Steinberg Cubase.
First, try loading the demo song (a number of demo songs are provided). Tap on the settings icon in the top right of the screen, select [Digital Sympathy] from the Presets under the File tab, and press the Load button to read in the song.
Create a song right away as follows:
Step 1-Create phrases
You can choose from a rich selection of 382 preset phrases (the phrase is the smallest unit in the structure of a composition). Under Phrase in the View screen, tap on a cell in which no setting has been made, then tap on the Select button on the left. To listen to a preset phrase, tap on its name. It is also possible to use real-time recordings made using the keyboard within an application, or user phrases which have been created using piano roll input. Using the powerful Loop Remix function, it is possible to divide selected phrases at specified intervals and then order them automatically insert rolls or breaks, and thus rework them into new phrases.
Step 2-Create sections
Combine multiple phrases together to create a section. Phrases are arranged in a vertical block and playback is turned on and off using the Section button at the bottom of the screen. The phrases can be managed as a single unit.
By specifying codes for individual sections, you can easily create variations. Using the Create command you can also create a succession of new sections based on the phrase that is currently being played back, which allows production to proceed smoothly.
Step 3-Create Songs
Put together complete songs by pasting together sections. This is easily accomplished by touching the Section area and then just dragging and dropping sections into the data area. Naturally, you can also input sections by recording in real time or by using the piano roll screen.
• Built-in software synth with 92 high-quality sounds (including 9 types of drumkit) enables faithful rendering of sequence patterns.
• Sound editing using filters, EG, and other effects
• Mixer function for each part
• Effects including reverb, chorus, and variations
• Additional phrases and sounds
Four additional voice and phrase datapacks can be purchased directly using the application. (Dance Pop, Electronic, Hip Hop, R&B)
• File export
As well as a function for outputting standard general-purpose MIDI files, the application also includes a function for exporting files in an even easier-to-use format designed for Yamaha synths, in which characteristic sounds are specified in advance. (MOTIF XF, S90XS/S70XS, MOX6/MOX8, and MOTIF XS)
Audio mix-down of a song or a phrase and conversion of the song or the phrase to an audio file can be performed in real time.
• Compatibility with SoundCloud
Audio files can be made compatible with SoundCloud and uploaded.
Demo of the features
Create surprising, complex rhythms and distinct lo-fi sounds using the Logique Analogique app! This simulation of an existing circuit board includes an 8-bit counter, a parametrizable, analog implementation of logic functions, and a four-channel, 1-bit sound generation.
Developer: Fritz Menzer
Rated: 4+Price: $2.99 Download Here
January 8, 2013 - IK Multimedia – the leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad – is proud to announce five new accessories in its popular iKlip™ mounting solution line up: iKlip 2 for iPad and iPad mini, iKlip Standfor iPad and iPad mini and iKlip Studio now for iPad mini.
Grab the details here - http://www.ikmultimedia.com/news/?item_id=1980
iLine Mobile Music Cable Kit Announced - Ever been in a situation where you didn’t have the right cable for the job? With the iLine Cable kit, you’ll never be without options. The iLine Mobile Music Cable Kit is a complete collection of 6 high-quality audio cables, designed to provide users of smartphones, tablets, MP3 players and laptops with the tools they need to handle virtually any signal routing and audio-cabling situation.
Grab the details here - http://www.ikmultimedia.com/news/?item_id=1955
iRig HD Announced - iRig HD improves on the characteristics that have made iRig the standard for connecting your guitar or bass to the iPhone, iPod touch or iPad and rocking out. Together with its ease of use, plug-and-play convenience, ultra-portability and universal compatibility, iRig HD offers a superior digital sound quality that’s comparable to that of high-end interfaces used in computer-based studios.
Las Vegas, NV — January 6, 2013 — Griffin Technology, one of the world’s foremost creators of innovations for everyday life, is rolling out new music accessories for iOS, including the StudioConnect with Lightning, DJ Connect, Mic Stand Mount and MicConnect at CES.
“GarageBand has given musicians of all talents the ability to create studio quality music at a fraction of the cost of a recording studio,” says Ethan Opelt, Line Manager of Griffin’s Audio category. “With our lineup of music accessories, artists can easily connect their instruments to a digital audio interface and create on the go.”
Leading the lineup is StudioConnect with Lightning, Griffin’s popular all-in-one audio interface for music creation on the iPad, now compatible with the new iPad (4th generation) and iPad mini. StudioConnect provides connectivity for guitars, stereo audio, MIDI-In and MIDI-Out as well as a Lightning charging dock in one compact device. It also features line-level RCA stereo output and stereo headphone output with separate volume control. With StudioConnect, digital music-making has never been easier, combining both audio and MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) recording into one convenient accessory.
With StudioConnect the audio in and out is simple:
- Audio In – Plug instrument in through a mono 1/4″ jack or plug a mixer into StudioConnect’s stereo 1/8” (3.5mm) jack.
- Audio Out – Left and right line-level RCA plugs. The 1/8” (3.5mm) stereo headphone jack, with its dedicated volume knob, helps monitor what’s going in and out.
MIDI in and out is equally straightforward:
- MIDI In – Connect a MIDI controller through a standard 5-pin DIN MIDI-in port.
- MIDI Out – A second 5-pin DIN connector accepts a sequencer, patch bay or other MIDI gear, allowing the iPad and MIDI apps to act as a MIDI controller.
The updated StudioConnect with Lightning, $149.99, will be available Spring 2013 from select retailers.
Similar to Griffin’s best-selling DJ Cable, the new DJ Connect offers DJs a way to pre-cue their music and beat-mix. Designed specifically to work with algoriddim’s award-winning djay and vjay apps, the DJ Connect allows user to have the ultimate mobile DJ experience. DJ Connect has the added benefits of volume control, dual separate stereo outputs and detachable cables for use with iOS devices with 30-pin dock connectors and Mac computers with USB ports. Compatibility with Lightning devices is planned as well.
Simply plug headphones into the headphone port and connect external speakers to the RCA line level stereo outputs in the back. When connected properly, the sleek yellow glow underneath the volume knob will illuminate to provide ambient light for those DJs spinning in the dark. DJ Connect is compatible with algoriddim’s djay and vjay apps for iOS and Mac computers and will be available in May 2013 for $99.99.
Griffin’s Mic Stand Mount for iPad, $39.99, easily screws onto a standard microphone stand enabling users to raise and lower the iPad to the perfect height. Fully adjustable, the Mic Stand Mount rotates and locks into either portrait or landscape view, and tilts up to 90 degrees. To protect the iPad, rubber inserts securely grip the device on all four sides holding it in place without blocking the controls, dock connector or audio jack. Compatible with all full size iPad models, Mic Stand Mount is now available at http://store.griffintechnology.com/mic-stand-mount-for-all-ipads.
Lastly, Griffin introduces MicConnect a microphone interface for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Intuitive to use, simply connect a mic to the XLR input on the MicConnect and plug the 1/8” (3.5mm) audio cable into an iOS device’s headphone jack and launch GarageBand or other compatible apps to get rocking. MicConnect’s phantom power feature even accommodates studio microphones for high-quality recordings. Not only compatible with microphones, MicConnect also makes it possible to record amplifiers, acoustic instruments, and more right into GarageBand. MicConnect retails for $39.99 and will be available in June 2013.
Griffin’s music-making accessories will be showcased at Griffin’s booth at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. Visitors can stop byLVCC Booth #5212 in North Hall, for a full demo.
Caelestis is a unique, sample based generative music app that creates sounds with bouncing balls. Three shapes on the screen are used as ‘rooms’ that contain a sound. Different coloured balls can be thrown around inside these rooms, generating notes when one collides with a side. Using different combinations of balls and sounds, all kinds of beautiful performances can be achieved.
Check out a teaser video here: https://vimeo.com/55674260
- Three rooms, with up to three balls at one time per room.
Each room can be spun around to change the path of the
- Balls added and removed easily by dragging or tapping in
the middle of each room.
- Four different ball colours.
- Speed control for the balls.
- Pitch control using the built in keyboard, octave control
using the different coloured balls.
- Delay and Reverb FX.
- A mixer unit, allowing volume and FX control over each
- 30 presets in three categories: Tuned, Abstract and
- Import your own samples into the app via Audio Paste. Audio can be re-pitched by up to 12
semitones. Please note that only WAV and MP3 are supported
- Record your performances and export them via Audio Copy
- Please note that Audio Copy and Paste is only available after a paid upgrade.
Developer: James Milton
Make your own Beats Electro, House, Hiphop, Minimal, Dubstep, Nujazz … and share a Jam with friends.
Loop-based music sequencer specially designed for playing live, it is associated with an innovative and powerful randomization tool.
WEJAAM allows you to take great pleasure in making music without being a musician.
It’s very simple to make a beat, just select from the Djaam library or you also can pick up from the World Jaam community the only think you have to do it’s to create you beat using the hit editor, add sound, delete sound that’s so easy…
Give you access to a 5 pads controllers instead than knob in this way you will control simple your feeling with your finger on the screen, we also record your live session.
WEJAAM’s complete mastering system in a single integrated app includes Limiter, Reverb, Delay, Flanger, Equalizer, Chorus, Distortion.
Based on feedback and requests gathered from mastering professionals, Wejaam advanced includes exclusive controls and features.
Random your imagination
With this exclusive features you can easily have access to one million of possibilities, during your live performance run and tap to the random bar to bring up a new pattern idea.
share your jam head to head with friends it’s an unforgettable music experience.
Ready to go now ?
Make your own song within minutes and sound like a pro just record your live and create the best traxx ever. Then upload the song and share your mix all around the world.
• Sequencer 6 patterns of 32 notes.
• 6-channel instrument (synthesizer or sampler).
• 1 parametric Filter by channel.
• 2 effect sends per channel (Delay, Reverb, Flanger, Chorus, Overdrive).
• 3-band equalizer.
• Output limiter.
• Export recordings and programs with iTunes.
• Bluetooth Synchronization allows you to play with another person and have the same audio output on each device.
Check http://www.wejaam.com for all the details
The guys at Anytune have sent through news on their latest update, plus the revised pricing options for their excellent music player designed for slowing down and adjusting the pitch of tracks.
New features in v.3.5
➤ ReTune – Associate a tempo, pitch or delay time with marks
➤ Built-in Recording
➤ Export a tuned track via Email or Open-In (m4a/aac format)
➤ In-App purchase packs: Basic Pack, Import Pack, Pro Pack, and Studio Pack
➤ Search for Tunes, Songs, Playlists, Artists and Albums
➤ Change sort order of Tunes list: Manual, Alphabetical, Date Imported, Date Last Played
➤ Delayed playback start
➤ User defined preset names for audio marks
➤ Autoplay option on mark selection
➤ Ability to shift loop from A->B or B->A and 1/2 or x2 the size of the loop
➤ Set default tempo, pitch and gain for newly imported songs
➤ Enhanced help menu
➤ Improved Facebook and Twitter sharing options
➤ Loop once option
➤ Graphical UI enhancements
New purchase options -
- Anytune : Free, with new in app purchase packs
- Anytune Pro+ : $16.99 (Anytune Pro HQ has been renamed to Anytune Pro+)
For more details click here - http://www.anytune.us/
AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ for iPad
JIMI HENDRIX™ TONE ON YOUR iPAD.
Want to rock Hendrix’s Rig? Now you can with the new AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ app. Play through the legendary guitar icon’s pedals and amplifiers, all from the convenience of your iPad®.
AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ is a full-featured mobile guitar effects processor and recording studio app that lets you play, practice and record with Jimi Hendrix’s gear, anytime and everywhere. Use the iRig or iRig STOMP interface to connect your guitar to your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad®, and use iRig MIDI to control AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ with your floor controller.
AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ lets you build a flexible guitar signal chain complete with 4 stompbox effects and an amplifier head with cabinet, plus a single-track recorder (expandable to 8 tracks) for capturing your musical ideas quickly and easily.
AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ features models of all the legendary gear used by Hendrix, both in the studio and in his live performances. Now you can rock his legendary amplifiers like the JH GOLD based on the Marshall® JTM45™ and the JH DUAL based on the Fender® Dual Showman™.
You can also rock the guitar pedals that allowed Hendrix to make his sonic breakthroughs, as he experimented with the full expressive possibilities of electronic effects while creating his pioneering guitar tones.
You can import/purchase and play along with Hendrix’s extensive discography or any music from your music library. Also included is a large collection of Jimi Hendrix™ guitar tone preset settings, provided as starting points for your own tone tweaking, or for just playing along.
AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ also features a robust Song player section that allows you to play along with songs or backing tracks by importing them directly from your device’s iPod library, or from your computer. The song section also features links to Jimi Hendrix™ music available for purchase on the iTunes store, which can be downloaded and added to your library and the app for play-along.
The Song section also includes our popular SpeedTrainer learning/practice feature, which can slow down or speed up the tempo of audio material without affecting pitch. A digital chromatic tuner and metronome are also included.
AmpliTube Jimi Hendrix™ features:
- Real-time guitar mobile multiFX + recording app with Jimi Hendrix tone
- Jimi Hendrix™ gear models: 5 Stompboxes (Noise Filter, Fuzz Age, Octa-V, Uni-V, Wah 46)
- 2 Amplifiers (JH Gold, JH Dual) and 2 cabinets (2×15″J, 4×12″J)
- Complete Jimi Hendrix™ Discography Presets
- Jimi Hendrix™ song links directly within the app for play-along
- Single-track recorder expandable to 8-track studio with master effects (via in-app purchase)
- Import and play songs as backing tracks from your iPod library or computer
- Export via E-mail, SoundCloud, FTP or File Sharing
- Audio Copy/Paste
- Slow down/speed up the tempo of imported songs without affecting pitch
- NO VOICE feature removes the lead vocal or guitar solo from imported songs
- Powerful preset system to manage presets and favorites
- Digital audio in/out – MIDI controllable (available as in-app purchase and free for iRig
- Low-latency for real time playing
More app information:
Glitchamaphone is a music-making app for iPad built with love by the creators of Glitch in co-operation with the music game geniuses at gl33k.
Create and edit your own compositions with up to five animated characters playing a variety of fun instruments. Hand-drawn animations, natural materials in the background and environmental effects which change in response to your unique musical style. Comes with three settings and environments, each with their own unique sound.