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Emo Chorus

Posted by Mikers On August - 28 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (11)Realistic Choir simulator ranging from simple Chorus emulation to full ensemble Choir with 128 members.

Emo Chorus is a modulation effect used used to create a richer, thicker sound and add subtle movement. The effect roughly simulates the slight variations in pitch and timing that occur when multiple performers sing or play the same part.In contrast to most traditional chorus effect units Emo Chorus allows for astonishingly realistic big choirs with up to 128 voices !

Use live input from any source – Microphone, Guitar, Audiobus and Inter App Audio – or take a song from your iTunes library for processing.

Features:

• 128 voices chorus engine
• 20 factory chorus and flanger presets
• Unlimited user presets.
• Delay time up to 180ms.
• MIDI controllable parameter.
• Audiobus 2 compatible with state saving
• IAA compatible ( Auria, Cubasis, Garageband ).
• Integrated iTunes player.

Emo Chorus (AppStore Link) Emo Chorus
Developer: VirSyn Software Synthesizer
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here

 

Harmonics Wheel

Posted by Mikers On August - 28 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen640x640Harmonics Wheel is a complete music theory system as well as being a playable instrument laid out in a logical and easy to play format. It’s based on the harmonic and sub harmonic series, which are the basis of all music. It is a powerful tool for learning the basic relationships between harmonics, roots, chords, scales and the cycle of 4ths and 5ths.

Harmony can be viewed in several ways. Many musicians favor the chord progression method where each harmony within a song is represented by a chord symbol. While this method works it has a major drawback in that it does not show the key modulations of the music. Chords can change as often as every beat but the keys that the music modulates through move much more slowly and can cover several measures. Harmonics Wheel utilizes the “key” approach, which makes improvising much easier.

A common chord substitution method in jazz is to modulate to the complimentary key a flattened fifth away from the main key at will. Harmonics Wheel makes this easy by having both the Main Key and the Complimentary Key available at all times on separate “playbars” that are mirror images of each other. Utilizing the “Harmonics Wheel Pie” key changes can be effected instantaneously while simultaneously playing the “playbars”.

With very little practice one can become adept at playing the “playbars” and “harmonics wheel pie” producing exciting and complex harmonic and melodic structures that would take many years of practice and theory training to accomplish on a traditional keyboard or fretboard.

The record function in “Harmonics Wheel” enables users to keep their compositions and play them back in any order at will instantaneously.

“Harmonics Wheel” includes a Drum Machine and a “Randomizer” that greatly enhance the users compositions and add to the enjoyment and learning capabilities of the app.
– 12 Instruments — Piano, Vibes, Acoustic Guitar, Rhodes, Piano/Strings, Buzz Synth, Bell/Strings, Guitar/Strings, Orchestron, Clavisk, Resoslide, and Harp
– Record, Save, and Play Back (on the fly)
– Randomizer
– Key Selector Wheel
– Playbar, root key on the right and alternative flattened fifth scale on the left
– Drum Machine
– Soft Sync
– Playback over recording
– Playback Key Selector (on the fly)
– Playback Instrument Selector (on the fly)
– Independent LivePlay Keys Selector
– Independent LivePlay Instrument Selector
– Title Bar Toggle for Harmonics Display
– Current and Alternative Keys Display
– Individual Note Labels for all Keys
– Lots of Help Files
– Octave Selector for LivePlay
– 4 Individual Odd and Even Harmonics Mute Buttons as wll as a Main Mute All Button

Harmonics Wheel (AppStore Link) Harmonics Wheel
Developer: malcolm cecil
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

BIAS FX gets New Studio Racks Pack

Posted by Mikers On August - 25 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

2015-08-19 23.47.32Positive Grid (www.positivegrid.com), today announced the new Studio Racks Pack for the already popular BIAS FX iPad amp-and-effects processor. Now BIAS FX iPad users will find five of the most sought-after studio racks including new professional modules based on the LA2A® Compressor, PSA-1® Preamp, Manley® EQ, Echoplex® and Dual Spring Reverb. The new racks can be integrated with BIAS Amp models, run into two different signal chains, and share and download on ToneCloud, Positive Grid’s tone sharing platform. The new BIAS FX Studio Racks Pack is available now as in-app purchase.

Professional Boutique Compression

The new effect racks in BIAS FX includes a professional studio compressor based on the  Teletronix® LA-2A® studio compressor. It’s considered one of the finest compressors in many circles and it provides warmth and transparent all tube circuit compressor effect. It’s great to use as preamp module to drive more gain, or as a rack unit for tube compression.

Studio-Ready Preamp and EQ

The Studio Rack Pack also includes a drive preamp based on the Sansamp® PSA-1 preamp, this rack provides a full range of control parameters for your drive channel, you can dial in from a mellow blues lead to a punchy hard rock power chord. We also included a studio EQ based on the Manley® Massive Passive EQ, this boutique studio EQ contains 2 adjustable individual channel and each has 3 band EQ to shape the tone.

Powerful Delay And Reverb Racks

BIAS FX iPad users can now find the classic delay echoplex based on the famous Echoplex® tape delay unit, first made in 1959. the Echoplex set a standard for the effect in the 1960s—it is still regarded as “the standard by which everything else is measured.” Also included is an analog sounding dual spring reverb, based on the RCM-2R® Dual Spring Tube Reverb. It uses 2 tube simulated channel to provide warmth and wide range of analog spring reverb, adding much juice to your tone and make it swirl and rich.

For more details click here – http://www.positivegrid.com/2015/08/introducing-new-studio-racks-pack/

BIAS FX (AppStore Link) BIAS FX
Developer: Positive Grid Inc
Rated: 4+
Price: $29.99 Download Here

MegaPad

Posted by Mikers On August - 25 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (9)Build beats faster with MegaPad! Record loops while you just keep stacking epic beats, synths and samples into your track. Tap play to keep listening without recording.

Features:
– 64 Pads
– 64 Mixer channels to adjust volume of each pad
– Export Options like YouTube uploading, Email, Facebook, text your beats and more!
– Unlimited songs
– An awesome built-in demo to show you a beginner look at what is possible

Get more details here – http://www.xmeinc.com/new/index.html

MegaPad (AppStore Link) MegaPad
Developer: XME Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

MelodyMiner

Posted by Mikers On August - 25 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (8)Got a song idea off hand? Bring it to life within seconds. Simply sing out your original melody and Melody Miner will generate various songs with unlimited sets of chord progression in different tempos. In each generated song, your voice will automatically be tuned to match the chords and instruments will play along.

* Easy To Use
– Open up the app, choose a tempo, and start recording.
– Play and navigate through generated songs with varied chord progressions, tempos, and settings.

* Editable Chord Progression and Tempo
– Pick a chord of your choice at any position. Almost all types of chords used in popular music are available.
– Allowed to change tempo after recording.

* Vocal Tuning Options
– Change the level of vocal tuning from Off to High.
– Enable or disable harmony effect.
– Allowed to increase overall pitch of vocal up to 12 semitones (1 octave)

* Backing Instruments
– Choose any combination of piano, guitar, and drums with bass.
– Four different basic patterns are selectable for piano and guitar.

* Share
– Share vocal track as MP3, AIFF, or MIDI file.
– Share via Email, AudioCopy, or other installed apps that support specified file format.

Are you a seasoned musician or a songwriter?
Then, Melody Miner will greatly assist you in all aspects while you are in an idea-developing phase. Besides ease of song-prototyping, it will even bring you new inspiration by generated songs.
Transfer output vocal as a MIDI or an audio file and continue working on your masterpiece on other applications seamlessly.

If you are new to songwriting, have some fun of making your own songs.
Find yourself being creative in music-making even if you haven’t ever played a note on guitar or piano.

For more details – http://www.melodyminer.co/

MelodyMiner - A Song Idea Turns Into Melodies Over Chords (AppStore Link) MelodyMiner - A Song Idea Turns Into Melodies Over Chords
Developer: Taegoo Kang
Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here

MKSensation

Posted by Mikers On August - 25 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (7)The MKSensation is a player’s live gigging module designed to give you the bread and butter sounds needed for a live session, gig, church service, or studio session. The layout, ease of use, sliders, and simple functionality is what has made our PC version so successful. There is no fancy splash page and it’s not rattled with hundreds of sounds. It’s designed to be loaded and played for instant layering and inspiration. You could could call this your instant rompler full of the sounds you would use all of the time and given our reputation of sampling, you know the sounds will be very warm, thick, and realistic. You won’t even believe that these sounds are coming from your iPad!

History:
Our roots stem from being gospel musicians. In the good ol’ days we would have our multi-tier stack of keyboards and modules all layered together with a very intricate MIDI routing setup with all of or presets ready for live worship. Our setup would consist of a warm acoustic piano; a CP80 type of semi-realistic piano; lush strings; warm pad with filter cutoff; a very expressive tine; phat synth brass; a nice buzz saw; and a good ol’ real brass sound. Between these few staple sounds, we were ready for any gig, service, studio session, or performance. Think about it….When you go to the music store to try out a new synth, what do you end up playing the most…? You play the pianos, keys, strings, horns, and synth sounds. That’s what this module is all about. You can layer as many sounds as CPU permits, for instant inspiration on your iPad.

Sounds Available:
1. Piano 1 – MKS Piano 1
2. Piano 2 – MKS Piano 2
3. EP 1 – MKS EP 1 with and without chorus (Sampled using the original chorus)
4. EP 2 – MKS EP 2 with and without chorus (Sampled using the original chorus)
5. Power Grand – Classic gospel grand piano
6. Acoustic Grand – Warm acoustic grand
7. Dyno – 80s type electric dyno
8. FM Tine – DX FM electric EP
9. Brass – Warm Brass Section with Mod Wheel LFO
10. Synth – Poly Synth with Mod Wheel LFO
11. Strings – Warm cinematic strings
12. Pad – Warm pad

(Note: 4 patches included free, the rest are IAP)

MKSensation - Live Giggin' Module/Rompler (AppStore Link) MKSensation - Live Giggin' Module/Rompler
Developer: MIDIculous LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Volca Sample Controller

Posted by Mikers On August - 22 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (6)This app send all volca sample available MIDI CC and note on/off command from your iOS devices. The CC commands are send real time to the volca as you adjust on your iPhone or iPad. The Copy and Paste makes it easy to build the parts. Each part remembers the 12 parameter settings. The app has an octave from 3 to 5.

Hardware requirements:
– iPhone 5 and above
– a Lightning to USB Camera Adapter from Apple
– a USB to MIDI cable ($10 at amazon or your local IT shop)

Specification:
– At least 3 Octave of notes
– Automatic remember 10 parts of settings
– 12 MIDI knob settings
– Copy and Paste for the parts
– Similar layout design to Korg Volca Sample

MIDI Command
– Note On/Off for 3 Octave at default note value C4
– Sample Start Point for 0 to127 at default value 0
– Sample Length for 0 to 127 at default value 127
– Sample Hi Cut for 0 to 127 at default value 64
– Pitch Speed for -63 to 63 at default value 0
– Pitch EG Int for -63 to 63 at default value 0
– Pitch Attack for 0 to 127 at default value 0
– Pitch Decay for 0 to 127 at default value 64
– Amp Level for 0 to 127 at default value 127
– Amp Pan -63(L) to 63(R) at default value 0
– Amp Attack for 0 to 127 at default value 0
– Amp Decay for 0 to 127 at default value 64

Volca Sample Controller (AppStore Link) Volca Sample Controller
Developer: yong chong loh
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here

iRetro Music Converter PRO

Posted by Mikers On August - 22 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (5)FULL VERSION, WITHOUT ADS!
Musical back in time! iRetro Music Converter for all fans of true old school 8bit music. Any song in seconds will turn into real retro hit! Without difficult settings and sound adjustment. Tap one button and your brand new 8bit music style track is ready!

HOW TO USE: Choose one of the examples that already prepared for convertation or upload songs from your iTunes music library. When you’ll be ready, press “8 bit” button and a track will convert automatically. Adjust equalizer settings in a free way or make it default by “Def” button. Swipe big slider to control volume of the whole track.

iRetro Music Converter features:
– Instant music converter
– HQ 8bit style filter
– Perfect music examples to convert
– Simple equalizer
– Volume settings

Your search for really good 8bit music app of soft is done. iRetro Music Converter: one button – new hit!

iRetro Music Converter PRO (AppStore Link) iRetro Music Converter PRO
Developer: Academ Media Labs, LLC.
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

Trackd

Posted by Mikers On August - 22 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen322x572Trackd is the tool songwriters, musicians and creators have been waiting for! Record songs and demos with ease, and get your bandmates, friends and co-creators collaborating within seconds to build brilliant jams. Time to put the voicenotes away for good and get creating with Trackd!

Recording with Trackd is extremely simple and within minutes your ideas become songs. Mix and pan your recordings, then share them to Facebook, dropbox, email or even your camera roll and get them out there!

Create a profile in Trackd and post your recordings to show off your skills and open yourself up to a world of collaboration. Search for new musicians to create with through instrument tags, and become discoverable yourself as your song library grows. Connect Facebook or Twitter to instantly add all of your friends using Trackd to your list of potential collaborators.

With Trackd in your pocket you’ll never let a song idea get away, or be without your bandmates and co-writers ever again!

KEY FEATURES

• Record from your iPhone with up to 8 tracks
• Mix and pan your recordings with ease
• Play, scrub and delete your recordings
• Create as many new projects as your iPhone will hold – for free
• Invite your friends to add parts with a couple of taps
• Create an online profile to show off your talents and genres
• Discover and connect with artists, musicians and songwriters all over the world
• Collaborations are totally private and under your control at all times
• Share your songs with the world through your Track profile, Facebook, email and more
• Dropbox export your complete songs
• Name, tag and add meta-data to your songs
• Stick to the beat with a built-in metronome
• Attach lyrics to your songs and keep them private or share with your collaborators

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

Trackd - Record, Collaborate, Share 8-Track Songs (AppStore Link) Trackd - Record, Collaborate, Share 8-Track Songs
Developer: Trident Cloud Limited
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

MiniReview: Patterning

Posted by Mikers On August - 22 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (4)You only need to check out Olympia Noise Co’s existing catalogue of music apps to know the talented team’s latest release, Patterning, is not going to be your typical beat maker. It’s the developer’s fresh approach to design and useability, combined with professional features that has made it so damn hard for me to put Patterning down over the past week I’ve been playing with it.

Billed as a ‘drum machine’, Patterning certainly fits that description, as it lets you build grooves quicker and easier than you can say ‘Amen break’, however it’s the unique ‘circular’ user interface that invites a level of exploration and experimentation that I haven’t seen in a groovebox before.

I’m sure there are better comparisons, but I liken the main interface to being able to peel back layers of an onion, with each layer being a new sound and pattern. As you move back and forth between the layers you gradually build a groove by adding beats by simply touching where and when you want the sound to play. And the volume of each beat is determined by how big you draw the line with your finger.

You can have a total of 8 percussive sounds per drum kit, but thanks to some basic sound editing features, there is no reason why you couldn’t also incorporate musical riffs as part of a groove, such as a bass line. There’s course and fine tuning available, plus adjusting the attack, hold and decay of each sampled sound. And while there is a comprehensive library of existing sounds inspired by classic drums machines through to traditional acoustic sounding drums, plus a collection of custom sounds from indy producers and musicians, you also have the ability to import your own sampled sounds via cloud storage and AudioShare.

Completed patterns can then be placed in a specific order within the song mode, where they play as part of the timeline for things like live performances.

Patterning also features a decent mixer and effects section. Parts can be soloed, muted, panned, and each has independent reverb and delay sends. The FX section offers control over the reverb and delay settings, plus there is an handy distortion and a 3-band EQ for the overall mix.

Last but not least, naturally Patterning talks to other iOS music apps with support for Audiobus, Inter-App Audio, and MIDI.

While there is an on-board tutorial to get you started, plus help section to explain each and every function, one of the joys for me was exploring the various features and learning as I went.

I honestly didn’t think the world needed another drum machine app, but Patterning has proved me wrong. It is highly addictive and extremely intuitive, yet powerful enough to appeal to serious beat makers, and easily one of the most refreshingly unique music apps so far this year.

Patterning : Drum Machine (AppStore Link) Patterning : Drum Machine
Developer: Olympia Noise Co.
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

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