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Announcing Auria Pro!

Posted by Mikers On January - 14 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Most of us knew this has been in the pipeline for the past several months, but it’s great to finally see the public unveiling of a full features list and the GUI maker over. Looks like the best DAW on iPad, is about to get even better!

unnamedWith over two years in the making, we’re really excited to finally give you a preview of the upcoming Auria Pro. Full MIDI capabilities, real-time audio warping, powerful audio bussing, two built-in synths and much more, Auria Pro raises the bar in mobile recording once again. Auria Pro will be on display at our booth at NAMM (Booth #6903).

Comprehensive MIDI capabilities including:

  • MIDI sequencing
  • Tempo and Time-signature tracks
  • Piano roll editor
  • Real-time MIDI parameters including quantize, velocity shift, velocity compression,
  • length compression, random, delay, legato and transpose
  • Groove template quantizing with built-in DNA grooves (additional grooves available for
  • purchase)
  • MIDI processing functions including Transpose, Fixed Length, Velocity Gain, Fixed
  • Velocity, Delete Notes, Delete Controller, Restrict Polyphony, Optimize Controller Data,
  • Humanize, Delete Overlaps, Crescendo, Reverse, Pedal to Length, Velocity Rescale,
  • Velocity Range, Velocity Curve and Compress/Limit
  • FabFilter Twin 2 Analog synth built in
  • WaveMachine Labs multi-format sampler built in

Other Features:

  • Powerful new audio routing with flexible busses
  • Real-time audio warping using Elastique Pro v3
  • Audio quantize feature
  • Transient slicing
  • Audio to MIDI conversion
  • Unlimited tracks
  • 6 AUX sends
  • Project templates
  • Updated graphics and overall performance improvements

Auria Pro will be available Spring 2015 and will be priced at $49.99 USD, and existing Auria users will also be able to upgrade to Auria Pro for a reduced price. Pricing for the standard Auria version will be $24.99.

For more information and additional screenshot previews, check this post on our forum.

Crystalline Mini

Posted by Mikers On January - 14 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568 (4)Crystalline Mini is a shimmer reverb/delay effect for Audiobus and Inter-app audio. Create synth-like tones and textures from almost any sound source, perfect for guitar, vocals, synths, sound design and more.

Crystalline Mini is capable of a wide range of sounds, including classic “shimmer” effects from the 80’s, unique pitch shifted delays and lush reverbs. Crystalline is a highly creative and unique effects processor.

Guitarists can plug their instrument into an audio interface such as the Apogee Jam and get the elusive shimmer reverb tone they’ve been searching for.

Crystalline Mini supports Core MIDI via the Camera Connection kit, USB MIDI interfaces, Virtual MIDI and WiFi connections. The MIDI Learn function lets you easily assign your MIDI controller’s knobs and sliders to control Crystalline’s effect parameters.

For more info visit http://crystallineapp.com.

In addition to Audiobus and Inter-app Audio support, Crystalline Mini can also process external instruments such as guitar, voice and synths by connecting a microphone or professional audio interface such as the Apogee Jam, ONE, or any iOS compatible USB audio interface. Guitarists can use our effects live by connecting the output of their audio interface to an amp.

For more info and video demos visit: http://crystallineapp.com

Check out our entire FX series including Caramel, Echo Pad, Stereo Designer and Swoopster!

COMPATIBILITY:
● requires iOS 8.0 or later
● iPhone 5 or newer
● Audiobus 2 compatible (Effect, state saving)
● Inter-App audio compatible (effect node)
● Compatible with DAW apps such as Garageband and Multitrack DAW
● compatible with USB audio interfaces
● Core MIDI compatible

FEATURES:

● Control Left and Right channel delay time, feedback, reverb and more.
● 16 delay modes for a wide variety of pitch shifted delay effects
● Multiple stereo output modes including Wide Stereo, Cross Feedback, Stereo Tremolo and Sum to Mono.
• Delay/Reverb Ducking with Sensitivity, Threshold, and Release
• Delay BPM sync, per channel or linked
• MIDI clock sync for delays
• Receive MIDI over Bluetooth LE
● Huge range of ambient sound effects possible, from beautiful shimmering reverbs to dissonant, metallic delays.
● Audiobus 2 compatible with state saving
● Inter-app Audio compatible
● Core MIDI compatible, works with any MIDI controller via MIDI Learn

Crystalline Mini works with just about any professional iOS compatible USB audio interfaces. Here is a list of interfaces that have been tested and verified to be compatible:

● Apogee Jam
● Apogee Mic
● Apogee ONE for iPad/Mac
● Apogee DUET for iPad/Mac
● Apogee QUARTET for iPad/Mac
● iConnectMIDI2+
● iConnectMIDI4+
● iRig
● iRig HD
● iRig iMic
● Focusrite Scarlett series (*requires USB hub)
● Focusrite iTrack Dock
● Alesis io2
● Alesis IO Dock
● Behringer UCA202
● many more

Crystalline Mini - Shimmer Effects Processor (AppStore Link) Crystalline Mini - Shimmer Effects Processor
Developer: Holderness Media
Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here

Stereo Designer Mini

Posted by Mikers On January - 14 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568 (3)Stereo Designer Mini is an easy to use multi-purpose stereo shaping tool for Audiobus and Inter-app Audio. Create unique wide stereo image, “stereoize” a mono sound source, apply mid/side processing, independent high and low pass filters per channel, and more.

Process synths, drum machines and hundreds of other apps by connecting through Audiobus. Use Stereo Designer Mini as an effect inside DAW apps such as Garageband, Multitrack DAW, and AudioShare using Audiobus or Inter-app audio.

Stereo Designer Mini supports Core MIDI via the Camera Connection kit, USB MIDI interfaces, Virtual MIDI and WiFi connections. The MIDI Learn function lets you easily assign your MIDI controller’s knobs and sliders to control Stereo Designer’s effect parameters.

In addition to Audiobus and Inter-app Audio support, Stereo Designer Mini can also process external instruments such as guitar, voice and synths by connecting a microphone or professional audio interface such as the Apogee Jam, ONE, or any iOS compatible USB audio interface. Guitarists can use our effects live by connecting the output of their audio interface to an amp.

For more info and video demos visit: http://stereodesignerapp.com

Check out our entire FX series including Caramel, Crystalline, Echo Pad and Swoopster!

COMPATIBILITY:
● requires iOS 8.0 or later
● iPhone 5 or newer
● Audiobus 2 compatible (Effect, state saving)
● Inter-App audio compatible (effect node)
● Compatible with DAW apps such as Garageband and Multi-track DAW
● compatible with USB audio interfaces
● Core MIDI compatible

FEATURES:

● Control individual Left/Right channel volume, panning, filter and more.
● Mid/Side (M/S) processing mode lets you adjust the volume, high and low pass filters for Mid and Side independently.
● Widen or reduce the stereo width of an input signal.
● Independent panning position of each channel, allowing for interesting stereo placement.
● Individual High and Low Pass filter per channel for additional stereo shaping.
● Phase (polarity) invert Left/Right channels.
● Isolate the Left or Right channel and manipulate the resulting mono signal.
● “Stereoize” mono inputs using individual channel delay + High and Low Pass filters.
● Sum Left and Right channels to mono.
● Audiobus 2 compatible with state saving
● Inter-app Audio compatible
● Core MIDI compatible, works with any MIDI controller via MIDI Learn

Stereo Designer Mini works with just about any professional iOS compatible USB audio interfaces. Here is a list of interfaces that have been tested and verified to be compatible:

● Apogee Jam and Jam 96k
● Apogee Mic
● Apogee ONE for iPad/Mac
● Apogee DUET for iPad/Mac
● Apogee QUARTET for iPad/Mac
● iRig
● iRig HD
● iRig iMic
● Focusrite Scarlett series (*requires USB hub)
● Alesis io2
● Alesis IO Dock
● Behringer UCA202
● many more

Stereo Designer Mini - Stereo Shaper and Mid/Side Processor (AppStore Link) Stereo Designer Mini - Stereo Shaper and Mid/Side Processor
Developer: Holderness Media
Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here

Caramel Mini

Posted by Mikers On January - 14 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568 (2)Caramel Mini is a stereo distortion, crusher and fattener effect designed for Audiobus and Inter-App Audio. Caramel is perfect for adding lo-fi grit and punch to drums, bass, synths, guitar and more.

In addition to Audiobus and Inter-App Audio, Caramel Mini can process external hardware by connecting a professional USB audio interface such as the Apogee Jam or Apogee ONE, and many more compatible USB interfaces. You can also use the built in headset microphone. Guitarists can use our effects live by connecting the output of their audio interface to an amp.

Caramel Mini supports Core MIDI via the Camera Connection kit, USB MIDI interfaces, Virtual MIDI and WiFi connections. The MIDI Learn function lets you easily assign your MIDI controller’s knobs and sliders to control Caramel’s effect parameters.

COMPATIBILITY:
● requires iOS 8.0 or later
● iPhone 5 or newer
● Audiobus 2 compatible (Effect, state saving)
● Inter-App audio compatible (effect node)
● Compatible with DAW apps such as Garageband and Multitrack DAW
● compatible with USB audio interfaces
● Core MIDI compatible
● Receive MIDI over Bluetooth LE

FEATURES:

● Control Left and Right channel Crunch, Crush, Girth, SIzzle independently for interesting stereo effects.
● Girth parameter adds subtle to punishing low end boost to drums and bass.
● Multiple stereo output modes including Normal Stereo, Wide Stereo, and Sum to Mono.
● Wide range of colorful lo-fi distortion tones are possible, from subtle grit and punch to absolute digital wreckage.
● Audiobus 2 compatible with state saving
● Inter-app Audio compatible
● Core MIDI compatible, works with any MIDI controller via MIDI Learn

Caramel Mini works with just about any professional iOS compatible USB audio interfaces. Here is a list of interfaces that have been tested and verified to be compatible:

● Apogee Jam
● Apogee Mic
● Apogee ONE for iPad/Mac
● Apogee DUET for iPad/Mac
● Apogee QUARTET for iPad/Mac
● iConnectMIDI2+
● iConnectMIDI4+
● iRig
● iRig HD
● iRig iMic
● Focusrite Scarlett series (*requires USB hub)
● Focusrite iTrack dock
● Alesis io2
● Alesis IO Dock
● Behringer UCA202
● many more

Caramel Mini - Crunch and Crusher Effect Processor (AppStore Link) Caramel Mini - Crunch and Crusher Effect Processor
Developer: Holderness Media
Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here

Swoopster Mini

Posted by Mikers On January - 11 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568 (1)Swoopster Mini is a highly playable Flanger, Fuzz, and Vibrato effect designed for Audiobus 2 and Inter-app audio.

Process synths, drum machines and hundreds of other apps by connecting through Audiobus. Use Swoopster Mini as an effect inside Garageband, Multitrack DAW and AudioShare using Audiobus or Inter-app audio.

Swoopster Mini supports Core MIDI via the Camera Connection kit, USB MIDI interfaces, Virtual MIDI and WiFi connections. The MIDI Learn function lets you easily assign your MIDI controller’s knobs and sliders to control Swoopster’s effect parameters.

In addition to Audiobus and Inter-app Audio support, Swoopster Mini can also process external instruments such as guitar, voice and synths by connecting a microphone or professional audio interface such as the Apogee Jam, ONE, or any iOS compatible USB audio interface. Guitarists can use our effects live by connecting the output of their audio interface to an amp.

COMPATIBILITY:
● requires iOS 8.0 or later
● iPhone 5 or newer
● Audiobus 2 compatible (Effect, state saviing)
● Inter-App audio compatible (effect node)
● Compatible with DAW apps such as Garageband and Multitrack DAW
● compatible with USB audio interfaces
● Core MIDI compatible
• Receive MIDI over Bluetooth LE

Features:

● stereo Fuzz, Flange and Vibrato effect processor
● versatile flanger capable of sounds ranging from smooth phasey flange to wildly distorted, pitch shifted madness
● flanger with positive and negative feedback
● independent left and right channel effects engines can be controlled separately or linked
● Audiobus 2 compatible (Effect, state saving)
● Inter-App Audio compatible (effect node)
● Core MIDI compatible, works with any MIDI controller via MIDI Learn
● true stereo input and effects processing
● several output style options including normal stereo, wide stereo, and sum to mono

Swoopster Mini works with just about any professional iOS compatible USB audio interfaces. Here is a list of interfaces that have been tested and verified to be compatible:

● Apogee Jam
● Apogee Mic
● Apogee ONE for iPad/Mac
● Apogee DUET for iPad/Mac
● Apogee QUARTET for iPad/Mac
● iRig
● iRig HD
● iRig iMic
● Focusrite Scarlett series (*requires USB hub)
● Alesis io2
● Alesis IO Dock
● Behringer UCA202
● many more

Swoopster Mini - Fuzz Flanger Effect Processor (AppStore Link) Swoopster Mini - Fuzz Flanger Effect Processor
Developer: Holderness Media
Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here

Shure Announces MOTIV™ range

Posted by Mikers On January - 11 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

content_MOTIV_Family_alt2Shure is introducing the MOTIV™ range of digital products, a new plug-and-play microphone line aimed at individuals looking to capture high-quality, 24-bit 48 kHz audio via a Mac, PC or Apple iOS device for podcasts, YouTube videos, field recording, or to capture acoustic/vocal performances. All four members of the new MOTIV range are Apple MFi (made for iPhone, iPod, or iPad) certified devices, including three condenser models (the MV5, MV88 stereo model, and MV51 large-diaphragm model) and a sleek digital audio interface (MVi) that can connect directly to any iOS device without additional adapters or connection kits. For in-depth control, there’s also the free ShurePlus™ MOTIV Mobile Recording iOS app.

The microphones and interface come with five user-selectable DSP modes — Speech, Singing, Flat, Acoustic Instrument, and Loud — designed to help entry-level users seeking better audio quality, and which set audio parameters on the different models behind the scenes, including gain, EQ, and compression.

“The design of the MOTIV range acknowledges respected Shure products of the past, while offering the latest in modern technology and connectivity,” comments Shure Senior Product Manager Wolfgang Bilz. “The MOTIV range was conceived to offer everyone the means to record high-quality sound directly onto mobile and USB devices. With their advanced sound quality, durable construction, powerful DSP and flexible operation, they continue the high standards for which Shure is known.”

About MOTIV Digital Products
• MV5 Digital Condenser Microphone: The MV5 is ideal for recording vocals and acoustic instruments, or for use with Skype, and comes equipped with three DSP modes, Micro-B to USB and Micro-B to Lightning cables. Engineered for quick and easy portable use, the MOTIV MV5 has a custom tuned microphone capsule and a built-in headphone output for real-time monitoring. It’s available in grey and black and ships complete with a detachable desktop stand and integrated thread mount compatible with any quarter-inch standard camera tripod.

• MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone: The MV88 allows users of any Apple iPhone, iPod, or iPad equipped with a Lightning connector to capture high-quality field recordings on the go. The mid-side microphone element is situated on a hinged, rotating mount for flexible repositioning – even in video applications, and its five built-in DSP preset modes, plus 5-band EQ, stereo width control, and other advanced features are easily accessed through the free ShurePlus MOTIV Mobile Recording App.

• MV51 Digital Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone: Specifically engineered for high-quality digital audio capture, the all-digital MV51 connects to any iOS device, Mac, or PC, and comes with Micro-B to Lightning and Micro-B to USB cables. In addition to its five DSP preset modes for optimal recording, the MV51 includes the industry’s first touch panel control for quick access to gain, phantom power, mute, and headphone volume adjustments. The one-inch capsule element is easily monitored in real-time through the built-in headphone output, and the striking vintage design includes an integrated kickstand for desktop use, which quickly adapts for use with standard mic stands.

• MVi Digital Audio Interface: The durable, low-profile MVi connects any XLR microphone or quarter-inch (6.3 mm) jack instrument (guitar, bass, or keyboard) to an iOS device, Mac, or PC for high-quality audio capture. In addition to the five built-in DSP preset modes, the MVi also includes Micro-B to Lightning and Micro-B to USB cables, as well as Shure’s onboard touch panel control for quick access to gain, mute, and headphone volume adjustments.

• ShurePlus MOTIV Mobile Recording App: The free Recording App for iOS devices allows real-time adjustments for the best performance. The easy-to-use interface includes selectable DSP preset modes, microphone gain adjustment, and an intuitive stereo width control that adjusts the microphone pick-up pattern for optimal results, depending on the sound source and surrounding environment.

The MOTIV product line will be available in summer 2015.

Here’s the official link – http://www.shure.com/americas/stories/motiv-digital-microphones

Midi Jam HD

Posted by Mikers On January - 11 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (14)Midi Jam converts a keyboard midi output to a visual display of every chord the keyboardist is playing at the very moment the chord is being played!

Midi Jam is perfect for musicians not able to play by ear because instantly the info you need is right in front of you!
Midi Jam takes the guesswork out of any band Jam Session letting you play your preferred instrument with complete confidence in the absence of sheet music.
Just want to be in sync with the lead instrument ? Or join in the Jam Session when no sheet music is on hand? – Midi Jam is just what you need so that you can play like a pro.

Why learn to play by ear when you never need to?
Now you can turn up to a Jam Session and always look like a professional!

Connect the keyboard midi out to your network with iRig MIDI/midi to usb/usb midi and you’re good to go!

So all musicians keep loving what they do:
Spread the latest buzz in the jamming world and give Midi Jam a go!
You’ll wonder why you waited so long!!

Core MIDI compliant!

Midi Jam HD (AppStore Link) Midi Jam HD
Developer: craig mcpherson

Rated: 4+
Price: $3.99 Download Here

Motion Synth

Posted by Mikers On January - 11 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

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This is one of the coolest controllers I’ve seen for awhile. Although the app is free, it’s the physical controller that you’re gonna want to get your hands on, literally!

The AUUG Motion Synth transforms your iPhone or iPod touch into a new kind of musical instrument.

Your iPhone or iPod touch becomes an expressive controller that lets you play notes via touch and shape their sound through motion.

Select “Settings” > “Help / Upgrade” > “Quick Start Guide” in the Motion Synth App for instructions on how to get set-up to make sound.

Play any sound:

The AUUG Motion Synth tracks your movements and screen touches to ‘play’ other iOS sound apps, giving you access to a vast array of sounds and effects.

You can also play external devices like hardware synths or vocal harmonizers as well as control audio or visual software on a laptop (via wifi or cabled connections).

Use the Motion Synth App by itself or with a Motion Synth Grip:

The Motion Synth App has two modes:

1) Single-key mode: This Motion Synth App mode allows you to quickly engage with motion-based music control, and includes setup instructions for motion-controlling GarageBand (while GarageBand runs in ‘background mode’ on your iPhone/iPod touch). Note: Garageband is now free for most iOS users.

Select “Settings” > “Help / Upgrade” > “Quick Start Guide” in the Motion Synth App to get started using the Motion Synth with Garageband.

2) Multi-key mode: This Motion Synth App mode is designed to work with the AUUG Motion Synth Grip: a physical holder that securely attaches your iPhone or iPod touch to your hand, thereby improving the dexterity and accuracy with which you can trigger notes via the touch screen.

For the latest, check the official site – http://www.auug.com

Motion Synth (AppStore Link) Motion Synth
Developer: TripleThink Pty. Ltd.
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

CZ Touch

Posted by Mikers On January - 6 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (13)CZ Touch is a patch editor for the Casio CZ series of synthesizers. If you have a CZ-101, CZ-1000, or CZ-5000 then this is the editor for you! CZ Touch gives you touch-based control over all of the voice parameters on your CZ synthesizer. Just make a change on the screen, and the change is instantly sent to your synthesizer.

CZ Touch especially shines in giving you direct, easy control over the 8-stage envelopes on your synth. No more menu diving to create a complex envelope.
Here are some more features:

* Save patches to your iOS device, with names
* Share/export your patches via email: patches are saved as sysex files that can be transmitted to your synthesizer by a sysex program.
* Copy/Paste envelopes between DCO, DCW, and DCA
* Create random patches
* Copy the current patch from your synth to your iOS device, for further editing

Use this app either with a MIDI adapter for your iOS device, or via a wireless MIDI connection to your Mac or PC, with your CZ synthesizer connected to your Mac or PC via MIDI.

REQUIREMENTS:
* A Casio CZ synthesizer (CZ-101, CZ-1000, or CZ-5000)
* A MIDI adapter for your iOS device, OR a Mac or PC connected to your CZ via MIDI and a wi-fi connection between your Mac or PC and your iOS device.

NOTE: This app does NOT make any sound! It’s just an editor for your Casio CZ synthesizer. If you don’t have a Casio CZ synthesizer, this app won’t do anything useful for you.

This app is not affiliated or endorsed by Casio. It’s just an app I made to fill a need!

CZ Touch (AppStore Link) CZ Touch
Developer: Coffeeshopped LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $14.99 Download Here

synth-Q

Posted by Mikers On January - 6 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (12)Introducing the queuing synthesizer for iPad.

Synth-Q has been designed from the ground up with the touchscreen interface in mind. Synth-Q is a subtractive synthesizer with a customizable interface. A unique module queuing system, resizable multi-octave keyboard, and intuitive cable-based modulation controls offer a truly dynamic music-making experience for iOS.

Each part of the synth is separated into units called modules. Each module snaps into place along a scrollable surface above the keyboard.

Control the number of modules shown on the screen at any time. Control which modules appear for each sound.

Tap a button on the module menu to launch a module and add it to the queue.

Drag a module up and release to remove it from the queue.

Drag a module down to move it within the queue.

Add variability to your sound by connecting different modules using virtual cables.

Alter the sound with synth-Q’s movable keys.

Synth-Q provides an intuitive and engaging way to get started creating your own sounds, and is ideal for production, performance and music education environments.

Full feature list:

MODULES:
—three oscillators — sine, triangle, saw, square, pulse and resonant noise waves
—three adsrs — amp, filter and modulation envelopes
—filter with lowpass, hipass, bandpass, band-reject and peak filter modes
—glide
—frequency modulation oscillator
—ring modulation oscillator
—eight modulation bays with virtual cables enable interactions between modules
—three tempo-syncable LFOs with sine, triangle, saw, reverse saw, square, random curve and random step waves
—two XY matrix pads
—XY keys module turns the keyboard’s movable keys into modulation sources
—two FX slots with chorus, flanger, phaser, reverb, tremolo, distortion, delay and bitcrush
—analog simulation with soft clipping and random pitch wavering
—midi module with pitch bender, modwheel and velocity
—master volume control

INTERFACE:
—multi-octave resizable keyboard with 4-voice polyphonic, monophonic and legato modes
—optional “sticky keys” mode locks each key to your finger after being pressed
—when used as a modulation source, sound can be altered by moving the keys in different directions
—unique rearrangeable module queueing area defines which controls are present per preset
—fully featured preset menu system with options to share and import via e-mail or iTunes File Sharing
—import presets directly from iOS mail by tapping and holding the attachment and pressing “Open in synth-Q”
—functional graphic design and layout eliminates screen switching by keeping the control modules and keyboard in constant view

OTHER FEATURES:
—Audiobus support with Inter-App Audio
—A=432Hz, A=440Hz and A=444Hz tuning modes
—44100k Hz, 32000 Hz and 22050 Hz sampling rate modes
—MIDI input and output per channel
—basic recording feature to save, play, loop, and share recordings
—import .WAV files from iTunes File Sharing for playback
—parallax motion effects

synth-Q (AppStore Link) synth-Q
Developer: Chris Niven
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

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