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Monday, November 19, 2018

New Korg Electribe for iOS…Finally!

Posted by Mikers On August - 28 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Korg today introduced Electribe Wave – the latest evolution of the Electribe family, first introeduced in 1999.

Electribe Wave pairs wavetable synthesis with traditional Electribe sequencing, Kaoss Pad style control and more.

Features:Wavetable sound synthesis – the wavetable allows you to repeatedly play fragments of short waveforms, and change the waveform position during playback. You can combine the the wavetable with a powerful filter and two modulation units.User interface designed for quick composition – The familiar 16-step pad in the ELECTRIBE series enables speedy rhythm production. The ELECTRIBE Wave also features a new keyboard to play chords and scales. The sequencer features Groove, which can be used to breathe life into rhythm parts, as well as a special keyboard to enable smooth step input for synth parts on the graphical user interface.Chord pad – ELECTRIBE Wave features a chord pad that allows you to play chords with one finger. If you use the “Fetch” function, it will automatically extract the chords from the song that you are in in the middle of creating and assign those chords to the pad for fast and easy song creation. You can also easily assign and save your favorite chords. In addition you can use the arpe ggiator to create new phrases.Motion Sequence records and plays temporal changes in sounds and effects – The ELECTRIBE series introduced a powerful motion sequence function that remembers and reproduces the movements of the knobs. If you use the built in KAOSS PAD you can change the sound to drastically with a single fingertip, easily storing and reproducing temporal changes. Remember the wave tabl POSITION to make real time minute changes to the sound performance.Song mode – Use song mode to create a new track by simply arranging the order of existing patterns. With audio file export, you can send a complete song or individual patterns to your favorite DAW, or upload to services like SoundCloud.

Get more details – https://www.korg.com/us/products/software/electribe_wave/

 

KORG ELECTRIBE Wave (AppStore Link) KORG ELECTRIBE Wave
Developer: KORG INC.
Rated: 4+
Price: $29.99 Download Here

 

 

Reason Compact – Make Music

Posted by Mikers On August - 28 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Reason Compact puts an amazing-sounding powerful synthesizer right at your fingertips. Go from download to downbeat in just 10 seconds with intuitive controls and helpful tutorials. Get started for free, then add new sounds and more controls only when you’re ready. Reason Compact is loaded with innovative tools like a smart keyboard so you never have to worry about hitting a wrong note—just make music and have fun!

• Create amazing synth sounds with Reason’s flagship Europa synthesizer

• Get inspired from presets made by world-class music producers

• Quickly create compositions with the smart keyboard, note grid and Chords tools

• Tweak your tone using powerful filters and built-in effects

• Connect Reason Compact to other music apps and collaborate

• Export your ideas and finalize them on your desktop with Reason 10

FEATURES:

Get Started Quickly

• Intuitive tools to help you capture your creativity

• Press any key to make professional-sounding melodies with the smart keyboard

• Automatically create lush synth chords with a single key using the Chords tool

• Play rhythmic sequences with the touch of a button using the Arpeggiator

• Polish your performance to perfection using the note grid

• Start simple and unlock new features as you grow

Make Amazing Sounds and Melodies

• Reason Compact puts one of the world’s most powerful synths in your pocket

• Create synth sounds using 16 different types of waveforms

• Use the Shape controls to morph waveforms and transform your sound

• Make synths sound huge with the Unison effect

• Add depth and texture to your tracks using distortion, delay, and reverb effects

Connect and Collaborate

• Collaborate with others in real-time using Ableton Link

• Connect Reason Compact with other music apps using Audiobus or Inter-app Audio

• Get inspired and create music with others via Allihoopa

Reason Compact - Make Music (AppStore Link) Reason Compact - Make Music
Developer: Propellerhead Software AB
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Quanta Granular Synth

Posted by Mikers On July - 24 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Quanta is a six-voice granular synthesizer for iOS11+ in both standalone (with Inter-App Audio) and AudioUnit V3 formats. Quanta for iPad is fully compatible with the full version of Quanta for macOS and Windows; visit audiodamage.com for a PDF manual, audio samples, and video demonstrations.

Quanta will work on any iPad that can run iOS 11, but keep in mind that it is a feature-heavy desktop quality synthesizer, and would prefer a 2017/2018 iPad, or an iPad Pro. If you’re experiencing CPU issues on lower-end machines with the standalone, try changing the main display to FEG or FLFO, which don’t require redrawing and which will be significantly lower in CPU usage.

>> Multi-Format Sample Loader
Quanta can load AIFF, WAV, Broadcast WAV, FLAC, MP3, and Ogg in any sample rate, bit depth, and channel configuration.

>> Grain Engine
Up to 100 simultaneous grains per voice, of up to 1 second long, with control over grain rate, pitch, direction, shape, length, panning, source position, and level.

>> Sidecar Oscillator
Continuously variable wave shape, with pulse width modulation, and independent control over pitch (separate from grain engine.) Can be injected directly into grain engine.

>> Noise Source
Noise source features a “color” control that affects tonal characteristics of the noise. Can be injected directly into grain engine.

>> Dual Multi-Mode Filters
Filters can be used in serial or parallel modes, and include lowpass, highpass, bandpass, and notch in 2-pole and 4-pole configurations.

>> Flexible Envelope Generator (FEG) x 4
The four FEGs are arbitrary function generators, with up to 99 steps, curve and step level control, arbitrary loop points, and host tempo sync.

>> Flexible Low-Frequency Oscillator (FLFO) x 2
The pair of FLFOs utilize four controls (phase, shape, skew, and warp) to access a virtually limitless palette of waveforms, and feature host tempo sync and retrigger.

>> Sample And Hold
The S&H mod source can sample noise (random) or any of the other mod sources, at either a user-defined rate or a musical division.

>> Modulation Matrix
Every mod and MIDI source can be easily and simply assigned to any destination using the quick-access bi-polar modulation matrix. Touch a destination on the UI and the matrix automatically scrolls to the correct row.

>> Tuning Tables And Global Tuning Offset
Re-tune Quanta to new intonations and temperaments using the open-source and easy-to-use TUN file format. A global tuning offset (default to A=440) allows you to easily retune the entire synth to match a different A frequency without using a tuning table.

>> MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression)
Quanta understands both “legacy” MIDI and MPE. Use your Linnstrument, Roli controller, Haken Continuum, or Madrona Labs Soundplane (among others) to directly access per-note pressure, pitch bend, and modulation.

>> Per-Instance Settings
Quanta utilizes a per-instance customization method: set MPE mode, aftertouch smoothing, pitch bend range override, tuning table, and global tuning offset for each instance in your AUv3 host.

>> Factory Presets
Quanta comes with a substantial collection of factory content, including Designer Presets from Marcus Fisher, Joseph Fraioli, Chris Carter, and Richard Devine.

>> Cross-Platform Preset Format
Quanta utilizes an XML-based preset manager, and stores the sample within the preset for easy asset management. Work between multiple systems without troubles, make a preset on your desktop machine and paste it to the iOS version with Handoff or vice-versa, easily share your creations with your friends, or make a preset bundle to sell, no asset management required.

>> Fully Resizable Retina GUI
Quanta’s vector-based GUI is resolution-agnostic, and displays the same on every system and resolution. Easily resize the UI (per instance) to match your visual needs, from postage stamp to poster-sized.

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Price: Download Here

Fortamento

Posted by Mikers On July - 24 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Ever got stuck writing a new song, wishing for a spark of inspiration to get started?

Get instant musical ideas at a push of a button with Fortamento – a simple and effective music idea creator, capable of generating 4 bars of chord progression and melody, with the option to edit the idea and save the result.
To make life easier, there’s an option to export the tunes as MIDI files for further work in your favorite Digital Audio Workstation software or MIDI sequencer.

Fortamento is a great addition to the workflow of musicians, songwriters and producers to overcome the occasional writer’s block.

Key features:
– MIDI file export
– Tempo / key control
– Manual editing
– Save tunes
– Various instrument sounds
– MIDI output (beta)

What’s New in version 1.2

– Chords can be manually changed now by tapping on the chord
– Saved tunes can be brought back to editing
– Updated Chords and Instruments sounds
– Option to mute Chords, Melody or both – there is now an “Off” option for Chords and Melody instruments.
– Shake to go back to previously generated idea – for these accidental extra taps after you hear a good idea!
– MIDI Output (beta) – currently supports internal and Bluetooth MIDI – let us know if you find any issues!
– Other minor algorithm improvements and bug fixes

Fortamento (AppStore Link) Fortamento
Developer: Yuri Laskin
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

StagePlot Guru lands on iPhone

Posted by Mikers On July - 24 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

I know this one started life on iPad a few years back, but the good news is an update was released just recently and it’s now compatible with iPhones too… So it’s worth mentioning, in case you also didn’t know, there are a bunch of new features that have been introduced with this updated release –

In addition to the existing features –

Heres What’s New in v5.7

-Stageplot Guru is now available for iPhone 5+ and up!

-Removed “Powered by Stageplot Guru” from all paid user’s PDF files. Our valued users requested this, and we delivered!

-Add Stage Dimensions using the text box: our users requested more freedom to create any size stage.

-Now simultaneously use different fonts, font colors, and font sizes on the same stageplot.

-We will now prompt you to backup your stages once per day. This is an automatic backup feature to help remind users to not just save, but back up their work.

– New World Music Instruments Subcategory Including:

Algaita, Autoharp, Bagpipes, Balafone, Balalaka, Banjosamba, Concertina, Didgeridoo, Djembe, Irish Bazouki, Kalimba, Kora, Mbira, Panderio, Recoreco, Repique, Shekere, Singing Bowl, Sitar, Surdao, Table, Talking Drum, Udu, Zither

-Added Large Audio Console to subcategory PA (Audio)

-Added Truss Base Stand, Truss Headlock and Truss Brace and restored Spots Stand under in the Lights category.

For further details, drop by the official site – https://www.stageplotguru.com/

StagePlot Guru (AppStore Link) StagePlot Guru
Developer: Active Media Production Group, LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

BIAS AMP 2 Mobile touches down

Posted by Mikers On June - 12 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

biasamp2BIAS Amp is a professional virtual amp designer that offers replications of 36 of the best vintage and modern amps in rock. With BIAS Amp, you have the power to create new sounds by designing your custom dream amp—swap out the tubes, preamp, transformer, tone stacks, cab, and mic, all via a powerful, intuitive interface designed for your iPad.

Close your eyes, and you’ll swear you’re hearing the real thing. With BIAS Amp, you own a complete virtual collection of the most coveted and unique guitar amps of all time—some dating as far back as the 1940s. Every amp model is meticulously engineered to respond to your playing with immediacy, sensitivity, and realism that make you not only sound better, but also play better. And BIAS Amp sounds great on bass guitar, too.

But BIAS Amp doesn’t stop there. Create totally new sounds by designing your custom dream amp. It’s as easy as tap and drag. Using BIAS Amp’s highly intuitive and Lightning-fast interface, it’s child’s play to instantly swap out colorful tube preamps, lush distortion circuits, classic tone stacks, boutique power stages, custom-built transformers, and cabs loaded with specially matched speakers. The result is a depth and range of tones that’s unachievable using traditional guitar amps or other modelers. Whether you’re a classic rocker, metalhead, jazz player, bluesman or singer-songwriter—and whether you understand how amplifier electronics work or not—you’ll be dialing in killer, exclusive tones in a heartbeat.

BIAS Amp integrates seamlessly with Positive Grid’s BIAS FX and JamUp guitar multi-effects apps for iPad, expanding BIAS Amp into a powerful and completely unified professional guitar system for live use, recording, and jamming. Simply tap the JamUp icon on BIAS Amp’s upper bar to open your current BIAS Amp setup directly in either JamUp or JamUp Pro. JamUp adds 1 amp and 6 effects to your BIAS Amp rigs; JamUp Pro adds 6 amps and 16 stomp-box and premium rack effects – including distortion, compression, tape delay, tremolo, and spring reverb. Both JamUp and JamUp Pro include Jam player, 8-track recorder and phrase sampler, tuner, and metronome, effectively turning BIAS Amp into a recording studio and top-of-the-line practice utility.

BIAS Amp works with GarageBand and other audio apps using iOS’s Inter-App Audio and Audiobus. Whether recording, songwriting, or honing your chops—at home or on the road—BIAS Amp places unequaled tone at your fingertips.

Features:

• Complete, accurate, and versatile amp modeling
• 36 amp models included with the introductory release
• Factory categories that allow you to organize amps by music genre and sonic impact (clean, blues, twang, crunch, metal, acoustic, and bass)
• Fully customizable preamps, tone stacks, power amps, transformers, cabinets, and mic selection and placement – mix and match!
• Customize the look and feel of your amp panel by changing the name, tolex, panel, and knobs
• Ability to work the way guitarists think: Tweak gain and overdrive, swap out tubes and transformers, change the cabinet and mic position, and shape the tone with different tone stacks and two 8-band equalizers
• Noise gate and room simulator
• Create a virtually unlimited number of custom amps
• Preset to recall each of your 8 favorite settings
• Works with GarageBand and other audio apps via Inter-App Audio and Audiobus

For more information, please visit: www.positivegrid.com

BIAS AMP 2 (AppStore Link) BIAS AMP 2
Developer: Positive Grid Inc
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

PocketComposer

Posted by Mikers On May - 23 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

643x0wThis music composition app lets you record sounds anytime and anywhere with your phone. You can arrange them in a graph-based scoring layout to create intriguing compositions.

Instead of starting with a cluttered interface narrowing your inspiration at the moment you open the app, the Pocket Composer starts with a blank white canvas, ready for your imagination.

Features:

– 16 track polyphony
– record sounds
– import .wav from app documents folder
– synthesizer module
– audio fx: ringmodulator, delay, filters
– save and export to app documents folder, share via e-mail, bluetooth, google drive, …

PocketComposer (AppStore Link) PocketComposer
Developer: Jan Freymann
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Soup Granular

Posted by Mikers On May - 23 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

643x0w (1)Inspired by the oil can delays of the 60s and our previous granular explorations, Curtis™ and Spunk™, Soup brings you a virtual magnetic fluid that you can record onto, slosh around, and play back from. You can use it as a unique delay effect or more like a granular synthesizer, concocting your own wholly novel sounds.

Quantum Sound

Soup breaks up recordings into individual sound quanta with which you can interact as if they made up an audio fluid. They can be played linearly or randomly, forward, backward, or even sideways. They can, moreover, be stirred together, giving a whole new meaning to mixing sound.

Sounds Touching

Not only is this an extremely visual audio experience, it’s terrifically tactile as well. With support for multi-touch, Soup lets you get in there and mangle the fluid in a way that’s simply not possible with knobs and faders.

Audio Palette

Soup will let you literally paint with sound. You can record external sounds through the microphone or import WAV files, slathering sound over the virtual fluid. Then your fingers can become play heads, reading back the sounds from any position, or multiple positions at once.

For more details – http://strange.software/ipad/soup

Soup Granular (AppStore Link) Soup Granular
Developer: The Strange Agency LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

FAC Envolver

Posted by Mikers On May - 23 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

643x0wFAC Envolver is an envelope follower, this implies that it tracks the contour of the input signal and builds a corresponding envelope. Think of the envelope as the outline of the graphical representation of a rectified version of your input signal. By its very essence, it’s exactly what you get. But the process does not stop there and gives you the ability to modify the shape according to a set of provided parameters.

So it’s possible to define the rise and fall time as well as the depth of the envelope or also to invert it. Those parameters are the key to ensure the flexibility of the effect, and to meet the goal you are looking for.

The previous lines are more a general presentation of what an envelope follower does, but the particularity of FAC Envolver, which makes it an outstanding and versatile tool, is that it delivers the envelope via MIDI control change messages or commonly referred to as CC.

The key is to map the CC number parameter to the volume, cutoff, resonance control of your synthesizer or effect units. By doing so you will get instant additional hands to tweak your parameters automatically depending on what you are currently playing.

The internal signal path is built around two independant channels, having one envelope circuit detection per input signal. So the left input signal is wired to the envelope one, and the right input signal is wired to the envelope two.

FAC Envolver will breathe life into your sound, providing interesting natural modulation that will always be different by nature.

FAC Envolver (AppStore Link) FAC Envolver
Developer: Frederic Corvest
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

Harmonizr

Posted by Mikers On May - 23 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

1348742174xscreen1Harmonizr is a vocal harmonizer offering a unique and fun user interface. You can sing a melody, setting the appropriate key centers, and Harmonizr will do the rest, giving 3 voices of automatic harmony. A preset mechanism allows you to change the harmonization, and an editor allows you to customize how you want to harmonize each type of key center (major, minor, and dominant). Harmonizr also supports MIDI input, both to detect key center, and to provide a mechanism for keyboard players to manually specify harmony. There is a 10-voice limit in manual harmonization, and it can be used in conjunction with the automatic voices to create a richer sound, with a total of 14 voices.

Harmonizr (AppStore Link) Harmonizr
Developer: Matthew Robbins
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here
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