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Reverb arrives for BIAS Amp

Posted by Mikers On November - 16 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

bias-preampPositive Grid (www.positivegrid.com), makers of the best-selling BIAS Amp and BIAS FX component-level guitar processors, today announced a free update that adds reverb functionality to their BIAS line of professional amplifiers. Known both for ground-breaking technological innovation and an organic and authentic feel, these products allow the user to experiment with different types of components in the virtual amp circuit – swapping tubes, transformers, tone stacks and more to create a custom amplifier designed specifically for the individual needs of each guitarist.

“The reaction to our BIAS Amp, Head and Rack products has been phenomenal”, said Robert McCullar, Vice-President of Sales. “When guitarists plug into our amps for the first time, they’re almost always surprised at how organic and authentic they feel – it’s like a whole new world of possibilities has opened up for them”. Robert continues, “at Positive Grid we truly listen to our customers, and we make every attempt to improve our products based upon their comments and feedback. Reverb functionality has been one of our top-requested features worldwide, and we’re proud to deliver it for our customers with this free update.”

The update for BIAS Amp, BIAS Head and BIAS Rack includes nine different reverb types, covering a wide range of reverb colors and sounds. More than just a simple two-knob design, the user has control over not just Reverb Type, Decay Time and Mix, but also Damping (which simulates the sonic affect of absorptive material, softening the high-frequency response), both a Lo and Hi Cut filter, and Dwell (which operates as a saturation control).

Pricing and Availability 

The update for BIAS Amp, Head and Rack is free, and available now. Learn more at https://www.positivegrid.com/bias-amp/

BIAS Amp (AppStore Link) BIAS Amp
Developer: Positive Grid Inc
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

GridInstrument

Posted by Mikers On November - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

552x414bb (4)GridInstrument lets you play your iOS device like a musical instrument. Instead of a piano keyboard, notes are arranged on a grid. It also lets you hook up your Launchpad device (using the Apple Camera Connection Kit) and play that as well!

Features:

– Launchpad integration (connect your Launchpad Mini in low-power mode without a hub or any other Launchpad with a powered hub)
– Change octaves
– Change keys
– Change from over 20 musical modes (“Major, Minor, Dorian, Mixolydian, etc.”)
– Choose between three grid layouts (“Diatonic 4th”, “Chromatic/4ths String Layout”, “Drum rack”)
– Core MIDI out so that you use GridInstrument to control your other instruments
– Audiobus 3 MIDI support

What’s New in Version 0.8.1

– New feature: Ability to select a MIDI output channel
– New feature: Drum rack layout
– App now stays awake when its in the foreground

demo of connection with Launchpad hardware

For more details and video head to – http://decided.ly/

GridInstrument (AppStore Link) GridInstrument
Developer: Decidedly, LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here

VirtualRoom AU

Posted by Mikers On November - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

576x768bb (2)This application simulates the acoustics of a room and reproduces the sound signals for the two ears of a virtual listener inside the room. Listening to these signals using headphones gives the impression of being inside the room at the position of the listener. Please note that without headphones connected to your iOS device, this app may lead to unpleasant feedback noise.

When run for the first time, this application will install an Audio Unit v3 App Extension that can be used in various third party applications.

The sound sources take their signals from the left and right input channels (coming from a microphone, Inter-App Audio, or the AUv3 host application) and can be moved in real time by dragging the loudspeaker symbols on the screen. The listener can be moved by dragging the head symbol. Alternatively, sliders can be used to set the positions (including along the vertical Z dimension), as well as source gains and the listener azimuth.

The simulated acoustic environment can be chosen from three different rooms with different sizes.

Current settings can be copied in a text format to and from the clipboard.

The unique mirroring function lets you create a balanced stereo setup simply by pressing a button.

VirtualRoom AU (AppStore Link) VirtualRoom AU
Developer: Fritz Menzer
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

Axon 2

Posted by Mikers On November - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

552x414bb (3)Axon 2 is a drum synth driven by artificial intelligence. (Well, “intelligence” might be a strong word. Artificial something-or-other.) An experimental instrument, Axon uses a modified artificial neural network as a sequencer, and features seven FM-based percussion voices, that are really a single 18-operator FM voice.

If that sounds weird, you ain’t seen nothing yet. It is surprisingly intuitive once you get the knack of it, and is capable of all-new, complex rhythms that repeat in surprising ways. It often gets referenced as a “random sequence generator,” but there is nothing random in Axon; it is entirely determinative.

The sequencer features seven “neurons” that trigger a voice and send a pulse when they have received a predetermined number of pulses. You can wire the output of any neuron to the input of any other (with built-in loop detection to prevent runaway feedback), and in this manner pre-program the artificial neural network without having to go through a “learning” phase.

The seven individual drum voices, each triggered by its attendant neuron, are 2-operator FM voices in a configuration to best make percussion sounds, with additional FM and AM busses that all voices send to and receive from. Each voice has a HPF, distortion circuit, and white noise generator to provide a full range of percussion-oriented voicing individually, while interacting with each other in new and unique ways.

Features

• Artificial Neural Network sequencer features seven neurons, and is easily programmed to create strange new repeating rhythms.

• Seven FM percussion voices that also buss together to create a single monolithic complex percussion synthesizer.

• Full mixer with pan, level, mute, and solo on each voice.

• Built-in stereo delay with X/Y pad control over feedback and filter frequency, for live playability.

• MIDI input, including Bluetooth MIDI, for driving Axon from DAW and hardware sequencers, and Virtual MIDI Output (standalone only) for driving other software with the Axon sequencer.

• Inter-App Audio, including transport synchronization, in standalone mode.

• Internal transport for non-synchronized playback.

• Resizable vector-based user interface.

• Drawn reciprocation dingle arm to reduce sinusoidal depleneration.

• XML-based cross-platform, human-readable preset system, with copy/paste, for easy transferring of your own presets and third-party offerings.

Axon 2 (AppStore Link) Axon 2
Developer: Audio Damage, Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: $3.99 Download Here

S-Modular

Posted by Mikers On November - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

552x414bb (2)S-Modular is a semi modular synthesizer for your iPad.

S-Modular has been designed to have everything on one screen to make patching quick and easy. Drag from one jack port to another to make a connection, tap a plugged port to change the wirescolor instantly.

S-Modular has a unique and vintage sound quality, reminiscent of synthesizers from the 70s, warm and rich in character.

Features
– Audiobus 3
– IAA (Inter-App Audio)
– 2x oscillators
– 24db/oct ladder filter
– Resonant hi-pass and low-pass filter
– 2x LFO
– 4 step cv sequencer
– 4 track Mixer
– Audio and cvspliter
– 2x AHR envelope generators
– Delay

S-Modular (AppStore Link) S-Modular
Developer: Paul Betowski
Rated: 4+
Price: $3.99 Download Here

REMAKE – multiband effect

Posted by Mikers On November - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

576x768bb (1)Remake is a multi-band effect designed for rich and crisp sound. The input signal is split into 3 parts. Then resonances are added to the lows (under 100Hz) and at the same time two harmonic voices are added to the mid frequencies only. One unison voice and one on perfect fifth interval. These 2 voices have their own positions in the stereo. Then the original mids are mixed with the additional voices and the signal goes through warm and gentle overdrive/gain booster effect with gain control. The high frequencies of the sound are sent through slight vibrato effect.
All these signals are finally mixed on the output to form the result sound.

The effect can work as a stand alone app and as an audio unit AUV3 plug-in.

Controls:
– Bass Vibe – amount of resonances on the low frequencies
– Mid Gain – gain on the midshipmen’s
– Voices – level of the additional mid voices
– Reverb

REMAKE - multiband effect (AppStore Link) REMAKE - multiband effect
Developer: Aleksandar Mlazev
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here

iAbyssal

Posted by Mikers On November - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

576x768bbIntroducing: iAbyssal, virtual analog photo-synthesizer / noise machine.
Based on the Abyssal analog photo-synth released by AtomoSynth in 2008. theiAbyssal is a virtual analog synthesizer that can be controlled by light using the frontal camera, this design allows using it for expressive live performances and having fun creating crazy sound effects, incredible sound textures and big soundscapes.

* Uses your device frontal camera as a light sensor for altering pitch, filter frequency and resonance.
* “Photocell” (frontal camera) calibration functionality for adjusting its sensitivity to different environmental light conditions.
* Can be used in low-light environments thanks to an inverse calibration feature.
* Features one oscillator with square and sawtooth waveforms.
* White noise generator.
* Two low frequency oscillators (LFO) which can modulate various parameters of the oscillator, noise generator and filter.
* One Filter with low pass and high pass mode and resonance (peak) control.
* Adjustable delay effect.
* Preset memory including many factory presets for using as a starting point and easily create your own sounds.
* Inter-App-Audio and Audiobus support (as generator unit) for using it with your favorite audio apps.

For more details – http://www.atomosynth.net/iAbyssal.html

iAbyssal (AppStore Link) iAbyssal
Developer: Alfredo Aliaga
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

Scythe

Posted by Mikers On November - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

552x414bb (1)Scythe has a powerful synthesis engine and makes it easy to create and discover sound.

Now with Audiobus Midi input and Inter-App-Audio, Scythe can be integrated into your studio or workflow.

The controls have been minimised to allow a simple workflow with the same complex modulation that you might be used to. If you are new to modulation, Scythe makes it simple with drag and drop, from source to oscillator control.

Scythe comes with presets and library wavetables for quickly hearing some of its possibilities.

AudioShare allows importing and exporting audio with Scythe easy.

Generate custom wavetables by importing your sounds using AudioShare or iTunes file sharing, record using IAA out or directly in Scythe and export using Audioshare or iOS sharing options.

Please note for best wavetable generation results, sounds with low frequency content or enough spectral content is required.

Top Features:

– High quality wavetable synthesis
– Modulation control of all oscillator parameters
– Easy to learn user interface
– Audiobus 3 – including MIDI input
– Inter-App-Audio
– AudioShare support for importing and exporting
– Global tempo control for syncing LFOs to note duration
– Easily record, playback and export audio
– Library wavetables and presets
– Max waves = 128 = 8 voices * 2 oscillators * 8 unison

 

What’s New in Version 1.3.2

Fixed critical bug reported regarding crackling/popping glitches when changing notes
UI improvements
Max voices set to 8

Scythe (AppStore Link) Scythe
Developer: Bitmask Studio Ltd
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

DirectionalEQ

Posted by Mikers On November - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

552x414bbTraditional EQs influence the spectrum of the whole stereo field simultaneously. L/R or Mid-Side-EQs allow you to treat the two channels or the mid and the side signal simultaneously. DirectionalEQ takes this concept one big step further: now you can equalize all directions in the stereo field independently! With five bands, each of them providing state-of-the-art filter types (including 64 bit processing and 2x oversampling) plus the unique ability to specify the direction in which the channel is operational. So you need more bass at 2 o’clock, less midrange at 11 o’clock and a bit more treble from the left? No problem at all, that’s exactly what this EQ has been made for!
This app is intended to work as an Audio Unit plugin within a compatible host app like Garageband, Cubasis or Auria.

For extra information – https://ddmf.eu/directionaleq-equalizer-plugin/

DirectionalEQ (AppStore Link) DirectionalEQ
Developer: Christian Siedschlag
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

soundfruuze

Posted by Mikers On October - 18 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

552x414bb (7)‘soundfruuze’ is an exprerimental live sampler / looper / granular and FFT scrub effect

It records live the recent 10 seconds of audio and allows you to manipulate it with special controls.
The interface is divided into five “lanes”, sound is produced by touching the lanes.
Each lane can be set up to use different effect and has various control parameters mapped to the touch position:

Scratch

Most basic lane type. You can control the volume of the resulting sound and smoothness of the position interpolation. Lesser smooth value produces the sound with more high frequencies.

Granular Freeze

Allows you to select the sound at some position and use both horizontal and vertical coordinates of touch as 2 independent parameters. You can control volume, playback speed (pitch) and the grain size.

Granular Scrub

This type of lane is very similar to granular freeze but it allows to change the position of the grain after its start.

FFT Freeze and FFT Scrub

In both FFT types of lanes another algorithm is used to process sound. In both FFT Freeze and Scrub sound is analyzed with the FFT transform and divided into frames. FFT Freeze allows you to select the frame at the desired sample position and to play it making the sound “freeze” at this point.

Looper

This lane type allows you to make loops / repeat large grains of sound. When you touch a looper lane, a new looper control is created and is kept there until you turn it off with the red ‘close’ button. You can change loop speed, volume, size and position for each loop individually or for all loops on one lane together using additional controls.

For more details – http://soundfruuze.com/

soundfruuze (AppStore Link) soundfruuze
Developer: Alexey Nadzharov
Rated: 4+
Price: $6.99 Download Here
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