Positive Grid (www.positivegrid.com) expands the popular custom amp modeler with three new dedicated expansion packs: Glassy, Crunch, and Insane. Guitarists and bassists will now be able to add further customization to their BIAS preamp, power amp, and cabinet modules by tone styles: from glassy clean tone, to classic british crunch, to insanely saturated distortion.
BIAS includes 36 of the most sought-after vintage and modern amps in rock ‘n’ roll history as a starting point for user customization. Now, along with the new Glassy, Crunch, and Insane packs, BIAS also includes a new easy-to-use 8-band EQ with the purchase of any pack, as well as a new BIAS store and better JamUp integration –another Positive Grid app consisting of several multi effect stompboxes-. As always, user can share it with other musicians on Positive Grid’s proprietary social network, ToneCloud.
Reaction From The Pros
Major recording and performing artists test drive BIAS with overall positive feedback about it’s endless amp customization capabilities.
“BIAS is an amazing amp creation app; being able to extensively modify any head ‘virtually’ and achieve these kinds of tones is incredible! Who would have ever thought you could turn your iPad into a monster guitar amp!” – Glen Drover, legendary former guitarist for Megadeth, King Diamond, and Testament.
“BIAS is the best option in quick studio and on tour recordings. It’s the best virtual amp you’ll find anywhere in this world and dimension.” – Charlie Parra, YouTube sensation with over 50 million views.
“BIAS is the best amp modeling app I have ever played. It’s really musical and I feel like I’m playing with a real tube amp.” – Jack Thammarat, fusion guitar virtuoso and 2009 Guitar Idol winner.
BIAS retails for $19.99; new Glassy, Crunch, and Insane Packs retail for $9.99 each. All are immediately available for download at the iTunes App Store. The app requires an iPad 2 or newer to operate.
BIAS – Glassy Expansion Pack - http://youtu.be/dTX3NNrX9Xg
BIAS – Crunch Expansion Pack - http://youtu.be/_QPMX-O0Ysg
BIAS – Insane Expansion Pack - http://youtu.be/68-koaki2DE
Professional music production app for iPad
The normal price for iMPC Pro is $19.99, but for a limited time, iMPC Pro will be available for $12.99, as a way for us to give iMPC users the opportunity to purchase iMPC Pro and retain the value of the investment made in iMPC.
Developed in partnership with Retronyms — www.retronyms.com
iMPC Pro is a 64-track music production powerhouse for your iPad. With built-in sampling functionality, a massive sound library, effects, and over 30 performance-driven features, iMPC Pro brings the functionality of Akai Professional’s coveted Music Production Center to your iPad. Developed in partnership with Retronyms, the developers of the original iMPC app, iMPC Pro comes with pro-grade tools for intuitive beat creation whenever inspiration strikes. It combines multiple sampling methods, producer-tested MPC features, a custom sample library from Richard Devine, and an intuitive gestural editor for the most powerful, creative and fun iPad music production experience yet.
*Creating sample-based music on your iPad with renowned MPC functionality
*Sample audio from the iPad microphone, your own tracks using resampling, other apps using InterApp Audio, or your music library
*64 tracks for flexible multi-track music production including gain fader, 3-band EQ, mute, solo, panning and FX sends on each track
*All-new chop-shop provides intuitive multi-touch editing, trimming, auditioning, splicing, splicing and processing samples
*All-new Timeline View opens a multi-touch gestural editor for sequencing, recording, and editing
*All-new Flux mode lets you warp and glitch beats in real-time or with automation
*All-new Precision Knobs and Faders expand on command for precisely dialing in parameters
*All-new 3D-performance mode lets you perform with the iPad’s accelerometer
*All-new Turbo Duck effect fattens up tracks with sidechain compression
*Exclusive sound library featuring 1,400+ samples from sound designer Richard Devine with hundreds of Akai Pro exclusive samples
*Improved sampling workflow with re-sampling, drag n’ drop kit assembly and sample library organization
*16 Levels mode with attack, velocity, length, and tuning settings for quickly creating variations of sounds
*Note Variation slider lets you adjust attack, velocity, length, and tuning as you play
*Onboard effects include delay, bit crusher, and master compressor/limiter
*Live Sequence queuing for real-time performance and playback
*Time correct: 1/8 note – 1/32T with variable swing
*MPC Note Repeat featuring 1/8 note – 1/32T timing with latch
*Supports Inter-App Audio in iOS7 for sampling and FX routing from other music apps
*AudioCopy and AudioPaste for copying/pasting sequences from compatible apps
*Works with MPC Element via the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
*Community sharing built-in: directly upload to SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or export to your computer
*iOS support for simple drag-and-drop, plucking, and multi-touch music gestures
*Interactive gesture control for automation, mixing, and effects
*Automation lets you record pad and track mute changes to sequences
*Tabletop ready – use iMPC Pro inside the acclaimed Tabletop App to combine it with dozens of synths, sequencers, FX and more
*Tuning, Panning, Level, Lo-Pass and Hi-Pass available for each sound
*Easy cloning of sequences via multitouch capabilities
*Classic “Next-Sequence” lets you juggle sequences to experiment with different compositions or for dynamic live performance
*Mute and poly pad groups for authentic percussion performances
*Pad effects include custom-designed envelope filters, 4-mode distortion and ring mod
*Supports InterApp Audio mode. Record the outputs directly into other apps like GarageBand and Cubasis
*Over 20 demo projects to manipulate, shape and learn with
*Extensive Undo History lets you roll back projects to any state
*Export tracks as an audio file
SquashIt doesn’t sound vintage, it just sounds good. SquashIt is developed by musicians for musicians.
• SquashIt! is Inter app audio (IAA) compatible. This means you can use it with Garageband or other IAA compatible sequencers.
• Load / Save presets.
• Remembers hosts (will automatically load last used settings when a host connects)
• Low cpu usage
• Simple but yet powerful user interface
Developer: Klevgrand Produktion AB
GaMBi is an iOS app for chiptune fans, performers, DJs, and remix artists, allowing deep customization of classic video game sound and connection with other music-making apps via channel control, AudioCopy and sample export.
GaMBi contains over 60 licensed tracks and two full hours of music from classic and modern composers including: Jeroen Tel, Jon Dunn, C-jeff, Blitz Lunar, Tappy, Hally, and 1H1D!!
Key features include:
- loop, shuffle, track favorites
- library sort and search
- playlist creation
- channel toggle and built-in equalizer
- AudioCopy, export to iTunes
Supported formats include, NSF, GBS, SPC, VGM, HES, KSS, AY, SAP, and more.
Synthesis without the spaghetti.
From the creators of Grain Science and Sylo Synth (used by Gorillaz and The Flaming Lips).
A powerful hybrid synthesiser with a magical interface.
Pick from 100 built-in patches — or design your own. Start with additive synthesis, wavetables, or a sophisticated mix. Add rich modulation, effects and filters, controlled by powerful LFOs and beyond. Make vibrant leads, vast soundscapes, compelling basses, warm bath or deep sea pads, and so much more.
The sound is complex, but the controls are not. Synth engine and UI both offer clarity and power — you’re holding in your hands a miracle of touch-screen technology, why limit it to the switches and dials of decades-old hardware?
Mitosynth takes a simple approach: With a tap, almost any dial can be switched out for a graph with automation controls, including LFOs, 5-stage DADSR envelopes, ingenious noise generator, BPM sync — and MIDI, of course. Plus XY pads for the hands-on approach.
And you can combine them. Use one automation to control which (or how much) of two others affect a setting. Many of the automation controls are themselves automatable. You can repeat this, going to deeper levels. LFOception!
The flexible FX chain means no messing with complicated routing tables, or stringing cables around until your screen looks like a plate of pasta: Slot the distortion, filter, delay and other effects you want, in the order you want. Simple!
Powerful like a modular synth. Clean and straightforward like a modern iOS app.
Quick List of Things You Might Want To Know Mitosynth Supports:
• Core MIDI • Virtual MIDI • Background Audio • Audiobus • AudioCopy/Paste • AudioShare • Dropbox • Performance Recording • Universal App •
• Filters, crushers, distortion, warm fuzz, flanger, phaser, echo, tube resonance and chorus. Install up to four in any order — plus a high-quality reverb
• AM, PWM, Phase Mangulation, Supercharger unison mode
• Mono and Polyphonic glide, and Regular, Toggle and Latch sustain, customisable keyboard
• Slick patch and audio management with search and tagging
• Easily share patches with friends, including any additional audio they require
• Complete manual built-in, and available for download too
…and far more features than can be listed here. Check out the website for the full details!
Note: Wooji Juice thinks spaghetti is great providing it is on a plate with a nice sauce, not your screen
n-Keyboards lets you play two instruments at once, going from acoustic sounds like piano or violin to modern ones like synthesizers and sound effects.
You can choose among the many sounds included (over 100) or you can connect two external Apps via Interapp or Midi, using n-Keyboards as a controller.
n-Keyboards can also be played as an Interapp instrument within other applications, or it can send audio to Audiobus compatible applications.
• Audiobus support
• Interapp (load external InterApp Instruments or to play the app inside an external host)
• “Linked” mode to play the same notes at the same time on the two keyboards
• “Hold monophonic”, “Hold polyphonic” and “Sustain” keyboard mode
• Keyboard Zoom and Scroll
• Pitch wheel
• MIDI input and output
• Built-in Metronome
• Presets savings
• Polyphony voices setting (into the device general settings)
SignalSpy is a suite of powerful tools that let you analyze audio signals. Included are an oscilloscope, a spectrum analyzer, level indicator and spectrogram.
All tools are built for extreme accuracy and thus can be used in studio applications. Many of the tools are configurable to adapt them to your needs.
- Four highly accurate audio signal analyzers.
- The oscilloscope can be synchronized to your waveform using a trigger level.
- Frequency scale configurable between logarithmic and linear.
- Very fast screen updating giving you a true real-time display.
Create music from randomly generated and morphed segments16 tracks (8 melody + 8 percussion)
Choose from 30+ instrument samples
Configurable by track for melody and rhythmn characteristics.
About This App
Want to write music but too lazy to learn an instrument?
Already a virtuoso but always looking for shortcuts?
Burnt-out genius in need of artificial inspiration?
Maybe the Random Composer is for you …
Developer: Jon Antonovics
Midiflow allows you to send MIDI from app to app in a similar way to what you already do with audio. That way, you can sync apps with each other or send MIDI parts from a sequencer app to different synth apps. You can also route the MIDI from your keyboard to apps and assign different key zones to them. Furthermore, all MIDI transfer can be monitored in order to find problems or just to learn what MIDI is doing (normally) behind the scenes.
App home page - http://www.midiflow.com/
ScratchVOX lets you create realistic lead melodies, easily manipulate them anyway you wish – then sync and record them into GarageBand.
What’s different about ScratchVOX?
ScratchVOX isn’t another skeuomorphic instrument, nor a vague pitch-to-pixel canvas – but a new & intuitive way to accurately interact with note objects on your iPad: so you can change, undo or evolve melodies in real time.
Drawing flat note-paths “on-the-grid” creates notes that are right-on-pitch – where as curved paths create sliding transitions. Or you can experiment by simply squiggling around the pitch and volume grids to discover fun new grooves. Whatever paths you input, ScratchVOX plays them instantly and accurately – and does so with complete fidelity.
This is as close as you can get to mastery of an instrument – without mastering an instrument: precise and effortless control at your fingertips.
True: ‘Eye meets Ear’
Because ScratchVOX notes are purely mathematical descriptions, you have the unprecedented ability to endlessly modify them without any distortion. This enables a whole new way to make music: you can build melodies by copying, pitch-shifting, inverting and stretching your paths. Your modded paths accurately recreate their new pitch/volume/duration shapes – while maintaining a completely smooth tone – even if you radically change your beats-per-minute.
But wait – there’s more …..
All path inputs – whether drawing or modifying – can be done ‘live’ in play mode. So once you’ve synced and recorded your melody into GarageBand, you can jam around in ScratchVOX to your looping GarageBand track. Do on-the-fly pitch-shifting of your just-recorded paths to build harmonies. Or just keep morphing and modding your paths to create a DJ-style experience. You can have the same fun jamming with ScratchVOX to GarageBand’s loops, or to iTune songs imported into GarageBand.
Welcome to our sonic sandbox!
• Interface provides intuitive form of music notation that lets you immediately start creating real melodies
• All notes are objects, not just “squiggles”, so they can be moved, copied and manipulated.
• Comes with electric guitar, violin, tenor sax, synth bass and trombone
• Complete control of volume and pitch dynamics literally at your fingertips
• Notes can be pitch-shifted, inverted and stretched without any distortion
• Notes can go from 1 to 600 beats-per-minute without any change in pitch or loss of fidelity
• “Stickiness” pad lets you draw freehand to whatever exactness of pitch/volume/beat you require.
• Record directly into GarageBand to build songs and harmonies
• Sync to GarageBand to do DJ-style jams to your recorded tracks, to GarageBand loops, or to songs imported into GarageBand from your iTunes library.