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Melody Composer Squared

Posted by Mikers On April - 21 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (13)Melody Composer Squared is a unique editor for creating, analyzing and editing melodies using their conversions to images. The app uses the Diagram, which graphically discovers messages and puzzles, hidden in music.

Melody Composer Squared will be interested for children as an educational tool and for adults who would like to understand principles of a melody creation.

Features
– the app contents no ads;
– has all functionality for the creation of gorgeous melodies;
– a library with examples of simple forms and famous melodies;
– an intuitive interface;
– the small size of the app.

Tools
– Pencil tool: build a melody note by note;
– Eraser tool: double tap clears all frame;
– One-touch tool: create a melody just with one move.

What’s New in Version 1.1

Compatible with iPhone 6 plus/6s plus added (if you’ve installed the 1.0 version on 6 plus/6s plus, please uninstall the app and then install the 1.1 version), and also minor bug fixed.

Melody Composer Squared (AppStore Link) Melody Composer Squared
Developer: Pavlo Karnaukhov
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

F-16 Filter

Posted by Mikers On March - 31 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen640x640F-16 Filter is a flexible multi-mode filter with frequency response display. It features sixteen modes, frequency and resonance controls, saturation for analog-style soft clipping, and wet/dry mix. The 4 pole lowpass mode provides the frequency response of classic the Moog ladder filter. The other modes provide all of the choices available in the famous Oberheim Matrix 12 and Xpander synthesizers. At the heart of F-16 is a Zero Delay Feedback algorithm, the latest in DSP filtering technology. F-16 Filter gives you a wide variety of filtering options with pristine fidelity.

F-16 Filter is an Audio Unit Extension that works inside host apps. Just open up your favorite host that supports Audio Units and add it as an effect. Compatible with Cubasis, MTS, AUM, and Ferrite Recording Studio. Audio Units are not compatible with iPad 2.

Blamsoft brings their experience creating top notch plug-ins for the desktop to iOS. The same filter modes are found in the popular Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason. You get a desktop quality plug-in at an iOS friendly price.

In addition to controlling the filter through the knobs and sliders, you can use the frequency response display to control cutoff frequency and resonance simultaneously.

The sixteen filter modes available are:
1, 2, 3, and 4 Pole Lowpass
1, 2, 3, and 4, Pole Highpass
2 and 4 Pole Bandpass
2 Pole Notch
3 Pole Phase
2 Pole Highpass + 1 Pole Lowpass
3 Pole Highpass + 1 Pole Lowpass
2 Pole Notch + 1 Pole Lowpass
3 Pole Phase + 1 Pole Lowpass

Tap Developer Website for sound examples.

F-16 Filter (AppStore Link) F-16 Filter
Developer: Blamsoft, Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here

RP-1

Posted by Mikers On March - 23 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (9)RP-1 – Dual Digital Delay FX

Two separate (stereo) delay lines allow for a wide range of effects ranging from basic slapback and ping-ping type echos to complex modulations and soundscapes.

* Overview
– Digital Stereo Delay with High- and Lowpass filters, Stereo spread and Looping
– Separate modulation Delay for Chorus, Vibrato, Flanger and Panning effects
– Both sections can be bypassed individually
– Mod section can be routed pre or post delay
– Delay Times from 10ms to 2000ms (or 1/32 to 2bars)
– Tempo Sync via AudioUnit Host or Ableton Link
– Tap Temp and Manual Tempo
– Normal, Dotted and Triplet
– Stereo Spread
– Simple 1-Button Looping

* Connections
– AudioUnitV3 Effect
– Inter-App Audio Effect
– Audiobus (Filter)
– Ableton Link
– USB Audio Interface
– Microphone

More details – http://numericalaudio.com/rp1.html#home

RP-1 (AppStore Link) RP-1
Developer: Kai Aras
Rated: 4+
Price: $5.99 Download Here

Soundboard Studio

Posted by Mikers On March - 18 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (3)Soundboard Studio helps you take your podcast, live show, gig or performance to the next level. It’s a bulletproof professional soundboard app for instant track playback.

Key features…
– Import tracks from your music library
– Import tracks & files from Dropbox
– Copy files from your favourite apps
– Switch between four boards
– Play multiple tracks simultaneously
– Loop individual tracks
– Customisable default track settings
– Drag-and-drop to rearrange tracks

Perfect for…
– Podcasters
– DJs
– Voice presenters
– Live theatre
– School teachers
– Theme park live shows
– Wedding planners
– Choreographers
– Stage Managers
– Church services
– Magicians
– Puppeteers
– Dance recitals

Soundboard Studio also makes it easy to see which tracks are playing, which tracks you have already played and even the current progress of any playing tracks. No other soundboard app comes close to the versatility, usability and experience of using Soundboard Studio.

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

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Transcribe+

Posted by Mikers On March - 18 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (2)Transcribe+ is a slow downer and pitch shifting app to help you learn any piece of music by ear. It does away with cumbersome buttons and tiny sliders in favor of direct manipulation and interaction with the music.

“Transcribe+ is an elegant solution for learning music by ear” -AppAdvice.com

Simply swipe left/right to adjust the speed, and up/down to adjust the pitch. Tap the waveform at anytime to freeze the music and drag slowly to listen at any speed- even one note at a time! Flag the waveform to mark the form of the song or add your own custom notes. Easily set a loop area to practice a certain section over and over.

Transcribe+ is build on native iOS audio frameworks with extensive low level customizations for the best possible sound quality even at the slowest speeds.

Features:

Adjust Speed from 0.25x – 2x without changing pitch
Adjust Pitch up or down 6 semitones to play the piece in every possible key
Zero time
Flag the waveform with your own notes for later review
Loop any area of the song instantly for efficient practice
Split-screen multitasking for iPad

Note: Transcribe+ does not work with DRM tracks or streaming services. Tracks must be downloaded to the device.

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Unibeat

Posted by Mikers On March - 18 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (1)Many of you may already know; In music, syncopation involves a variety of rhythms which are in some way unexpected which make part or all of a tune or piece of music off-beat. More simply, syncopation is a general term for “a disturbance or interruption of the regular flow of rhythm”: a “placement of rhythmic stresses or accents where they wouldn’t normally occur.” The correlation of at least two sets of time intervals.

Syncopation is used in many musical styles, and is fundamental in styles such as ragtime, jazz, jump blues, funk, gospel, reggae, dub, hip hop, breakbeat, UK garage, dubstep, drum’n’bass, progressive house, progressive rock / metal, djent, groove metal, nu metal, samba, and ska. “All dance music makes use of syncopation and it’s often a vital element that helps tie the whole track together”. In the form of a back beat, syncopation is used in virtually all contemporary popular music.

Unibeat Features: Wave recorder via iTunes file sharing. Sound filters: HP/LP/BQ/EQ. Sound effects: Delay/Reverb/Flanger/Chorus Etc. Large sound bank.

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DC-9 Overdrive

Posted by Mikers On February - 18 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (2)DC-9 Overdrive is a circuit modeled overdrive plug-in that emulates the famous Ibanez® TS9 Tube Screamer. The DSP algorithms in DC-9 take into account the entire schematic, using the latest modeling techniques. This gives you an authentic analog sound that matches the character of the physical circuit. DC-9 is an Audio Unit Extension that works inside host apps. Just open up your favorite host that supports Audio Units and add it as an effect. The controls expand when touched so they can be easily seen while tweaking. DC-9 brings the distinctive overdrive crunch to your favorite iOS DAW.

DC-9 gets its name from the Diode Clipper circuit used to create the distortion. Accurate modeling of the clipper by circuit simulation gives DC-9 an edge over the common distortion plug- in. The effect was carefully tuned using A/B comparisons to the original stop box. Blamsoft brings their experience creating top notch plug-ins for the desktop to iOS. The same algorithm is found in the popular Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason. You get a desktop quality algorithm at an iOS friendly price.

Tap Developer Website for sound examples. http://blamsoft.com/audio-units/dc-9/

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Patch Base

Posted by Mikers On February - 18 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (1)Patch Base is a multi-synth patch editor, enabling easy visualization, editing, and organization of patches for your hardware synths.

* See what patches on your synth look like
* Edit the parameters of your synth in real time, while you play
* Save patches in Patch Base, and optionally back them up for free using iCloud
* Access your patch files on your computer via iCloud Drive
* Create random patches, and “init” patches as starting points for new sounds
* Play your synth for sound testing using the on-screen keyboard

Patch Base currently supports the following synthesizers, with more to come:

* Casio CZ-1, CZ-101, CZ-1000, CZ-3000, CZ-5000
* DSI Mopho and Mopho Keyboard
* Oberheim Matrix-1000, Matrix-6, Matrix-6r
* Yamaha DX7, DX7II, TX7, TX802, TX816

The app is free for download and to try out, ensuring that the app works with your hardware setup. For full access to all editor features, each editor is available as a separate In-App Purchase.

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MiniReview – Pro Series Studio Plug-Ins

Posted by Mikers On January - 22 - 2016 1 COMMENT

Positive Grid’s approach to software development has always been one of innovation and industry firsts. And the California based company is once again leveraging these strengths in its latest software release.

Positive Grid’s Pro Series Studio Plug-Ins are a collection of three classic sounding audio compressors available in  VST, RTAS, and AAX Native format, for Mac and PC. These professional level plug-ins take advantage of the company’s expertise in DSP engineering, resulting in them being the world’s first compressor plug-ins with component level modelling and profiling capabilities, allowing for virtually unlimited presets, including famous brand compressors, plus settings from professional studio engineers and producers.

Tube2In much the same way that Positive Grid’s Amp Match® technology works in its BIAS software for guitarists, the company says the “unique compression matching works by measuring the dynamic response, pre and post filters, non-linear transformer characteristics, and attack, release, and ratio curves to capture the nuanced sound of any compressor”.

The three compressors include FET, Optical and Tube models, each featuring the unique nuances of these classic models, but with the added ability to tweak settings way beyond the usual attack, release, ratio, and threshold parameters.

The Tube Compressor models both the look and sound characteristics of a classic analogue tube compressor. Swapping out different tubes, transformers, and capacitors, as well as an adjustable bias offers an incredible amount of customisation, from the overall warmth and tonal richness to subtle harmonic differences.

The Optical Compressor emulates the light source circuitry and sound of these popular vintage compressors. Generally speaking, this type of compressor offers the most transparent gain reduction, which is great for controlling levels without altering the character too much. In addition to exchangeable tubes and capacitors there is even an option to adjust the light source type and sensitivity, for even greater fine tuning of the attack and release parameters.

Optical2The third plug-in, and my favourite sounding of the bunch, the FET or Field Effect Transistor compressor models the tube emulation of these legendry solid–state compressors. This compressor captures the extra ‘colour’ these models are known for, plus the quick attack time, release time and look ahead function. And of course in addition to that, is the extra component that can be tweaked such as knee width and high and low cut.

It’s also worth mentioning the slick looking high resolution 3D graphics that have been used in these virtual compressors. Everything from the meters and control dials, to the pairs of tubes that glow according to the level of audio, look realistic.

Essentially there is no one compressor that is always right or wrong for the job. When deciding which one to use, it can be as simple as a personal choice, or using one that you’re most familiar with. In the end the more customisation you have at your disposal, the greater power you have to get the desired sound you’re after. And that is ultimately the strongest feature of the Pro Series Studio Plug-Ins. To date there are no equivalent plug-ins offering the same amount of tweakable accessibility.

FET2Whether you end up diving deep into all the various settings each of these compressors offer, or you’re happy just dialling up some of the many presets that Positive Grid says will be available in the not too distant future, this tri of studio quality sound compressors are a welcome addition to any DAWs plug-in library.

For the latest on these plug-ins, head here – http://www.positivegrid.com/pro-series/index.html

The Pro Series Studio Plug-Ins are available from Positive Grid’s online store for $199 US.

Lurssen Mastering Console

Posted by Mikers On January - 20 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (13)Lurssen Mastering Console puts you at the controls in the studio with all of the secret tools, settings and techniques of world renowned multi-Grammy Award winning mastering engineer Gavin Lurssen and his team. Now you can master your music on the go on your iPad and get the professional, Grammy award-winning sound that the studio is known for. Pop, rock, hip-hop and more, Lurssen Mastering Console can help you achieve amazing mastering results when a trip to Los Angeles just isn’t in the budget.

THE WHOLE IS GREATER THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS – THE LURSSEN MASTERING CONSOLE DIFFERENCE

Lurssen Mastering Console is a totally unique and new approach to digital audio mastering. It’s designed to help you capture the magic of the Lurssen Mastering studio’s entire mastering audio processing philosophy. Instead of giving you just a collection of individual processors and presets, Lurssen Mastering Console provides you with models of the complete mastering gear processor chain as a whole. The interactions between the individual processors have been digitally recreated which recreates the synergistic “whole is greater than the sum of its parts” sound that has earned Gavin and Lurssen Mastering multiple Grammys.

With Lurssen Mastering Console, you have automatic access to a lifetime’s worth of professional audio mastering experience. It helps you quickly get great sounding results thanks to its 20 pre-made “Styles” templates, which have been created and optimized by Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer Reuben Cohen and the rest of the team. These templates reflect decades of combined mastering experience and fit a broad range of musical genres.

Using Lurssen Mastering couldn’t be easier: Just create a project, load a song, then select an appropriate “Style” from the drop-down menu. Take control via an Input Drive knob and a five band EQ as well as a “PUSH” knob, which lets you subtly and uniformly nudge the EQs so you can “ride” the flow of the song and add that special Lurssen “magic” to your music. You can view and automate changes to the two knobs by using the waveform display with three different automation modes. You can make adjustments to EQ settings and save those as presets for easy recall — a preset consists of a style plus your adjustments. You can also view the physical gear chain and make subtle adjustments via the Chain view. When you’ve finished your mastering work, you can export your song to File Sharing, SoundCloud and more in a variety of popular file formats for final distribution and delivery.

With the Lurssen Mastering Console you can easily master audio with your iPad while on the go.

Features:
• Created with Grammy Award winning Mastering Engineer Gavin Lurssen and his team
• Digitally reproduces Lurssen Mastering’s unique studio workflow, techniques and signal chain philosophy
• Synergistic “whole is greater than the sum of its parts” mastering app for iPad
• 20 pre-made “Styles” created by Lursssen Mastering that reproduce the settings and gear used to master different genres
• 3 easy-to-navigate displays: A Studio view with controls, a Wave waveform view and a Chain view for the individual processors
• Controllable Input Drive knob
• Adjustable 5 band EQ with fixed frequency
• “PUSH” Knob to subtly enhance selected song passages via uniform EQ adjustment
• Full automation available to adjust controls to audio content
• Gangable Input Drive control for stereo balance tweaks
• Input/Process assignable VU metering
• Stereo/Mono monitoring capability
• 88.2/96kHz output processing
• Audio import from device library
• FREE app that allows demo of settings and features (limited to first 2 minutes of audio, intermittent silence injected plus no output/export options)
• Single full version in-app purchase “unlock” provides all functions and features of the app

Get the latest here – http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/lurssen/

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