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Friday, August 29, 2014

Audio Mastering

Posted by Mikers On May - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

This one has been around since last year and was the first of its kind until Final Touch recently landed, but the good news is you can currently get this (and Final Touch) at a bargain price!

 

screen480x480 (6)The first fully functional professional quality audio mastering application for iPad. For everyone who wants to take their final mixes to the next level. Precise control of all parameters and highest quality audio processing, the most important part of any mastering, is the base of this application.

This all-in-one tool allows you to finalize the completed mix, record a track, convert audio formats, change sample rate, convert bit depth, cut part of a track for preview and apply fade-in and fade-outs. Support for Inter-App Audio and Audiobus allows you to use Audio Mastering together with other music applications. Moreover, with an external audio interface, you can use this application as a powerful sound processor or insert effect in your studio and integrate it with other studio hardware.

The easy-to-use interface lets you tweak all the controls in real time while auditioning the result as you make parameter adjustments. Using a unique feature – two different control modes – you can quickly and easily adjust the final mix in basic mode, or fine-tune the settings in more details for the best possible sound in advanced mode. Includes built-in presets that allow you to quickly find a suitable starting point for your music and then tweak the processing to get a desired result. 

Audio Mastering (AppStore Link) Audio Mastering
Developer: Igor Vasiliev
Rated: 4+
Price: $12.99 Download Here

MotorsMob

Posted by Mikers On May - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

I don’t know how much value music makers will get out of this qurky new audio app, but it’s a nice free addition to any sound designers collection. Get ready to feel the ‘revs’ :)

 

MotorsMob is an engine sound synthesizer. It simulates realistic existing cars as well as futuristic ones. Simply choose your preferd car, and enjoy the roaring ride !

 

MotorsMob (AppStore Link) MotorsMob
Developer: AudioGaming
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Crystalline

Posted by Mikers On May - 4 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (2)Crystalline 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.

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 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.

Crystalline features two distinct modes: 
PERFORM and TWEAK. 

● PERFORM mode is focused around four XY touch pads. Touch to control DELAY TIME, FEEDBACK, REVERB and LOW PASS independently for left and right channels. 

● TWEAK mode features large expressive sliders and additional effect parameters, allowing you to fine tune your sound. 

In addition to Audiobus and Inter-app Audio support, Crystalline 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. 

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.
● Huge range of ambient sound effects possible, from beautiful shimmering reverbs to dissonant, metallic delays.

Crystalline - Shimmer Effects Processor (AppStore Link) Crystalline - Shimmer Effects Processor
Developer: Holderness Media
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

Ultrasonic Analyzer

Posted by Mikers On May - 4 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480Ultrasonic Analyzer is a real-time spectrum, spectrogram, oscilloscope and octave RTA analyzer for your iPhone or iPad. It can give you a visual representation of many ultrasounds using a sampling rate up to 384kHz*. You have the opportunity to record, analyze and use slow motion playback for sounds normally impossible to hear. Ultrasonic Analyzer can be used to analyze the calls of different animals (bats, dolphins), measure the frequency response of hi-end audio equipment or ultrasonic sensors. You can also analyze any imported audio file into a spectrogram context.

Features 

- Sampling rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz, 192kHz, 200kHz, 250kHz, 384kHz
- Spectrogram analyzer (color, black and white) 
- Fast real-time response
- Variable frequency resolution of the spectrogram**
- Variable between FFT computations time interval** (available smaller than 1ms!)
- Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)
- Spectrum analyzer 
- Oscilloscope (full FFT window size) 
- Octave RTA analyzer: bands – full, 1/3, 1/6, 1/12 (RMS values)
- SPL Meter (dBFS)
- Window sizes: 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16384, 32768**, 65536**
- Recording trigger (triggered by frequencies in the specified frequency band)
- Zoom and pan all charts 
- Measure values in all charts 
- Playback back analysis (just tap on the spectrogram and play)
- Slow motion playback – transpose required octaves down 
- PIP (picture-in-picture), allows the simultaneous analysis on the spectrogram chart and Second chart: Octave RTA, Spectrum or Oscilloscope 
- Audio input can be supplied via the built-in microphone and an external microphone (via the USB camera adapter or through the iPhone/iPad dock connector – Core Audio compliant devices)
- Sharing charts and audio recordings (through mail, social networks, clipboard) 
- Exporting to the iTunes app document folder: audio recordings (wav) and image charts (png)
- Importing from another application or the iTunes app document folder audio files
- Many formats supported for audio file import: wav, caf, aac, mp3
- Automatic conversion from other sampling rates for imported files
- Frequency scale: linear and logarithmic 
- Amplitude scale: linear and logarithmic SPL/RMS (dBFS) 
- SPL meter weighting: dBZ – linear 
- Variable spectrograms length** (depends on set resolution)
- Minimum requirements – iPhone 4s

Ultrasonic Analyzer (AppStore Link) Ultrasonic Analyzer
Developer: DEXUS Pawel Krzywdzinski
Rated: 4+
Price: $15.99 Download Here

Ranger

Posted by Mikers On April - 25 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568Ranger is a 31 band audio spectrum analyser complete with a peak band histogram, microphone input level meter, frequency readout and a comprehensive music instrument frequency range library.

Ranger provides information regarding frequency ranges (fundamental, 2nd, 3rd and 4th harmonics) of over 30 music instruments along with five general ranges (sub-bass, bass, midrange, high mids and highs).

View the maximum and minimum bands for the range that is selected.

Use the frequency readout to assist with monitoring feedback. The frequency readout stabilises when a strong sinusoidal wave is present in the input signal.

Ranger (AppStore Link) Ranger
Developer: Michael Bam
Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here

Final Touch (finally) debuts!

Posted by Mikers On March - 25 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

I’ve been lucky enough to have been on the beta testing team for this excellent iPad app over the past moth or so, and really enjoyed watching it take final shape. I’ll aim to do a review in the next few days, but for now here’s the official word from it’s maker, Positive Grid -

view_imagePositive Grid, leading innovator in music technology and maker of #1 selling mobile apps BIAS and JamUp, proudly announce the release of Final Touch – Complete Mastering System for iPad, a professional mastering suite that combines nuanced techniques of mastering with Positive Grid’s expertise on mobile design, offering the highest mastering control, precision and flexibility possible on an iPad.

“Final Touch allows musicians, producers and engineers to master audio recording with the industry’s standards: maximizer, pre and post equalizer, multiband dynamics, stereo imaging, reverb and dithering controls are all just one finger tap away”, says Positive Grid Marketing Manager Jaime Ruchman. “And now they will be able to continue their mastering sessions literally anywhere, with the same sound quality as a top notch professional mastering studio, enhancing productivity to its maximum.”

Final Touch combines seven essential mastering tools into one integrated system, the Pre and Post linear phase EQ modules consist of eight independent bands, each providing a choice of five different types of parametric filters: Hi-Pass, Low-Shelf, Peak, Hi-Shelf and Low-Pass. The Dynamics  module offer highly flexible stereo/mid-side multiband compressor/limiter. The Stereo Imaging module adjusts the width of your mix, corrects L/R channel imbalances and checks mono compatibility. The Reverb module offers flattering room, hall and plate algorithms to sweeten overly dry mixes, providing continuously variable controls for independently adjusting Pre-Delay, Decay Time, Early Reflections and Room Size. The Maximizer module limits peaks and raises the average level of your mix, thereby increasing loudness. Comprehensive dither and noise-shaping options are also provided in this module.

Once your master is perfectly dialed, a couple taps are all it takes to share it via email, Dropbox, iTunes and SoundCloud.

“A great mastering app” - Rafa Sardina, 12-time GRAMMY award winning producer and engineer, whose credits include Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, and more.

“Solid, accurate and accessible.”- German Villacorta, mastering engineer and owner of Dynamic Wave Studios, whose credits include Ozzy Osbourne, The Rolling Stones, Rage Against The Machine, and more.

“Finally the professional mastering app for iPad I have been waiting for! With a clear and intuitive interface, streamlined workflow, powerful effects, and full cloud support this app makes professional mobile mastering a reality!” - Andrea Pejrolo, Assistant Chair of the Production Department at Berklee College of Music.

“I’m really digging the open top end of the EQ section and how the Maximizer is glueing this mix together. This is a flexible, very cool audio app for modern musicians on the go.” - Enrique Gonzalez Muller, GRAMMY award winning producer and engineer, whose credits include Nine Inch Nails, Dave Matthews Band, Tina Turner, and more.

Key Features:

• Complete professional mastering system powered by Positive Grid’s high-end signal-processing algorithms

• Linear Phase Pre and Post Equalizers, each offering eight bands and five filter types

• Multiband Dynamics with four independent bands of compression/limiting

• Stereo Imager adjusts the width and balance of your mix’s soundstage

• Reverb provides state-of-the-art Room, Hall and Plate algorithms

• Maximizer transparently limits peaks to make your mix louder

• Dithering and Noise-Shaping preserves your mix’s depth and nuance

• Stereo and mid-side processing

• High-resolution, multi-colored metering with accurate readouts

• Each module can be independently bypassed

• Bypass switches for individual EQ bands

• Left, right, mid and side channels can be independently soloed or bypassed

• Waveform overview of your mix, with draggable playback cursor

• 100 factory presets and unlimited user presets

• Global and module-based presets

• Drag and drop modules to rearrange their order in the signal path

• Pristine, high-resolution sound (double-precision, 64-bit calculation)

• Unmatched audio-data integrity: no rounding or truncation except when calculations are performed

• Share via Email, Dropbox, iTunes, SoundCloud and FTP

• Streamlined project management: browse multiple projects with one simple tap

• Workflow optimized for mobile and desktop data transfers

• Supports Inter App Audio and Audiobus routing system (works with many other audio apps)

• Supports iPad 2, iPad mini and newer iPad devices

• Designed for iOS 7

Final Touch retails for $19.99 and is immediately available for download at the iTunes App Store. Designed for iOS7, the app requires an iPad 2 or newer to operate.

For more details, visit www.positivegrid.com or follow the company via Twitter (@PositiveGrid) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/positivegrid).

Final Touch - Professional Audio Post Production and Mixing (AppStore Link) Final Touch - Professional Audio Post Production and Mixing
Developer: Positive Grid Inc
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

AudioSpectrumMonitor

Posted by Mikers On March - 21 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (7)It is an application program that in real time displays the spectrum of the voice input from your device’s microphone. A horizontal axis is a music scale.

[Feature]
1. The spectrum of the voice input from your device’s microphone is in real time displayed.
2. A horizontal axis is displayed by the music scale.
3. 6 octaves to C2 – B7 are displayed.
4. Fundamental frequency (Pitch) is presumed in the accuracy of a 1 cent unit. It can be used as a tuner.

[How to use]
Please input the voice from your device’s microphone. The spectrum is in real time displayed. It corresponds to a horizontal rotation.

[Fundamental frequency(Pitch)]
When the basic frequency is presumed, a blue vertical line is displayed at the position of the music scale. Moreover, the music scale name and the meter which displayed fundamental frequency per cent are displayed in the top of the screen. When the voice contains two or more musical instruments and harmonies, it is not possible to analyze it correctly.

AudioSpectrumMonitor (AppStore Link) AudioSpectrumMonitor
Developer: Tadao Yamaoka
Rated: 4+
Price: $0.99 Download Here

Music Loom

Posted by Mikers On March - 21 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (6)Have you ever been in need of a royalty free piece of music of a certain length, for a film, slideshow or podcast? Then maybe Music Loom is the app for you! With Music Loom you can create pieces of music of different character and length, with a few taps of your fingers. Choose a music length and in seconds your music is created matching your chosen time with no fade out! There are 18 different music themes to choose from and the music can be shared via mail, SoundCloud or opened in other apps such as iMovie, Pinnacle Studio, Dropbox etc.
The music you create is free to use and publish. No attribution required.

Music Loom (AppStore Link) Music Loom
Developer: Karl Malbert
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here

rrarrow

Posted by Mikers On March - 21 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480rrarrow is the experimental modular audio effect and noise machine for the iPad featuring extended feedback capabilities.

Key features:
- Simplicity. The interface is simplified for faster assembly and more flexible connectivity — you can assemble your effect very fast and control all the processing parameters with the audio signal!
- Feedback capabilities. You can add feedbacks to the audio chain to get some chaotic noise sounds .
- Twelve blocks for audio processing:

- Sine generator. Basic oscillator with sine waveform
- Signal multiplier
- Delay
- Frequency shifter
- Envelope follower
- “Lorenz attractor”
- Quantizer
- Sample-and-hold
- Reverb
- Special Lowpass filter
- Clipper
- Nonlinear shaper (for self-oscillating circuit)

- Audiobus support. Now you can stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps! See http://audiob.us for more information. Works as input and filter.
- Background audio support: enabled when connected to Audiobus and user switchable otherwise.

rrarrow (AppStore Link) rrarrow
Developer: Alexey Nadzharov
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here

AudioTools Wireless

Posted by Mikers On February - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (12)AudioTools Wireless is a pro-caliber SPL Meter, with A and C weighting, and also includes an audio signal generator that can produce sine waves, square waves, and white and pink noise.

It also can send the microphone audio wirelessly to other Studio Six Digital apps running on another iOS device over a LAN.

In addition to sending the uncompressed digital audio, AudioTools Wireless also sends the calibration data to the host application, so that the dB value on the host application will match the value on the AudioTools Wireless device.

When linked to a Studio Six Digital audio app, AudioTools Wireless can also be used as a remote generator, so that you can control the generator output signal wirelessly.

AudioTools Wireless is compatible with the Studio Six Digital iTestMic. Since iTestMic stores its calibration internally, when you plug it into AudioTools Wireless that calibration is extracted and transmitted to the host device.

Data is sent in full 48kHz 16-bit format, uncompressed for full fidelity. You can control the latency to account for local network performance.

Currently the following Studio Six Digital apps are supported for wireless communication with AudioTools Wireless, more coming soon:

* RTA — Real Time Analyzer

* FFT — Fast Fourier Transform audio analyzer

* SPL Meter — Sound Level Meter

* Smaart Spectrum — FFT-based audio analyzer

* AudioTools — Requires AudioTools 6.6 or later

AudioTools Wireless (AppStore Link) AudioTools Wireless
Developer: Andrew Smith
Rated: 4+
Price: $24.99 Download Here
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