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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Egoist

Posted by Mikers On November - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (6)Egoist is a groove instrument. Load any audio file and squeeze the groove out of it!
Try your mp3 library and use it as a sound source! The additional onboard bass, beat and fx units make Egoist the perfect track sketch tool in the studio and on the road.

• Quick + Easy track sketching, based on sample slicing
• Minimal, yet effective bass line
• Unique beat box with more than 1000 drums from vintage to electronic
• Effect Sequencer
• Randomizers in all areas
• Inter-App Audio
• Audiobus
• Audiocopy / Audiopaste
• Mixdown/Bounce
• Full Midi Support (Virtual, Network, Extern)
• Music Library Access
• iTunes File Sharing

SLICER:
The Slicer arranges up to 16 slices of the loaded sample. Apply different parameters like Reverse, Attack, Decay, Level and pitch with the sequencer. Using the 16 available patterns, up to 16 different samples can be used at any time.

BASS & BEAT:
Egoist includes a great sounding bassline synthesizer/sequencer. The bassline synth offers a mean and strong sound, with different lowpass filter flavors and overdrive. The versatile sequencer is capable of notes and pitch bends of any length.
The internal beat box offers kick, snare and hihat, along with a simple sequencer. If you imagine, that you can change the drum sounds with each pattern, limitations start to get you inspired!

EFFECTRIX INSIDE:
The Effect unit brings funky hickups to your tracks. Engage tapestop, looper, reverb or filter at any time to give your beats that otherworldly feel and create stunning breaks!

SONG SEQUENCER:
Chain your patterns! Or create stunning breakbeats by changing patterns quickly! The internal Part/Song sequencer lets you sketch your pattern progressions and line out your next track.

ALWAYS SPECIAL:
The very special Slice Keys turn Egoist into a slice keyboard! Play the sequencer steps on the keyboard, with all their settings and effects, you will not believe how cool that is!

Egoist (AppStore Link) Egoist
Developer: Sugar Bytes GmbH
Rated: 4+
Price: $19.99 Download Here

MidiPatterns

Posted by Mikers On November - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (5)MidiPatterns is a multitrack, pattern-oriented, MIDI step sequencer. You can use it as a simple drum machine, or to handle complex multi-timbral, polyphonic scores, controlling multiple hardware and software synthesizers at once. Please note that MidiPatterns does not generate sounds by itself.

Features:

• virtually unlimited number of polyphonic midi tracks(*) per document

• output to multiple MIDI devices, directly connected or linked through a network

• virtually unlimited number of patterns(*) per document, each with a size variable between 1 and 256 steps and specific time signature settings

• each step in a track can send volume plus 8 midi controller messages

• randomizing capabilities to improve expressiveness: notes properties (velocity, duration, probability, swing) and step controller messages can be set to change subtly and randomly during playback

• patterns can be assembled in variable length sequences

• imports and exports MIDI files(*)

• MIDI clock synchronization, both as master and as slave

• articulated mute and solo configuration

• powerful, interactive quick help mode

• tap tempo function

• metronome precount and sound options

• virtual input and output MIDI devices

• variable score grid size

(*) The ability to manage an unlimited number of tracks, patterns and sequences and the midi file import and export feature require in-app purchases.

For more details – http://www.afarello.com/p/midipatterns.html

MidiPatterns (AppStore Link) MidiPatterns
Developer: Amedeo Farello
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Drum Sampler

Posted by Mikers On October - 15 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (26)Amazing yet simple drum sampler, extremely easy to use, pristine audio quality, and a lot more goodies including:
*Pitch adjust for each pad.
*Volume adjust for each pad.
*Pan adjust for each pad.
*8 Electronic kits covering a wide range of music styles.
*8 Real drum kits, from jazz to heavy metal and from vintage to pop.
*5 Percussion kits that seems like a world tour.
*2 FX kits.
*more than 180 sound files (and growing), in raw format, no quality compression added, crystal clear samples meant for the most demanding artists.
*minimalist interface that lets you focus on your music.

Crafted for enthusiasts and professionals, anyone will find a starting point and whenever you need it you can add more complexity.

Drum Sampler (AppStore Link) Drum Sampler
Developer: Juan Pablo Boero Alvarez
Rated: 4+
Price: $0.99 Download Here

Drum Loops

Posted by Mikers On October - 1 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568 (2)Drum Loops is a simple but elegant tool with hundreds loops for jamming, practice and performance. The app includes patterns from different genres, including Rock, Blues, Country, Pop, Hip Hop, Funk, Electronic, Jazz, African, Latin and more. Easily change the speed of loops to any BPM to suit your needs. You can even save frequently used loops to a favorites list. With Drum Loops from EUMLab, jamming, practice and rhythmic exploration has never been easier!

===Feature Lists===
* Hundreds of drum loops
* Rock, Blues, Country, Pop, Hip Hop, Funk, Electronic, Jazz, African, Latin, and more.
* Change loop speeds easily
* Save your favorite loops and styles
* Airplay, Bluetooth, and Audiobus supported
* Buy Drum Loops once and gain access to it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch!

For morw details – http://eumlab.com/drum-loops/

Drum Loops - Beats, Grooves and Rhythms (AppStore Link) Drum Loops - Beats, Grooves and Rhythms
Developer: Xanin Technology GmbH
Rated: 4+
Price: $0.99 Download Here

iRig Pads

Posted by Mikers On September - 30 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Ultra-portable, universal MIDI groove controller for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC

Grooves to go

Introducing iRig Pads, a full-featured ultra-portable 16-pad MIDI groove controller for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as well as Mac and PC.

An extremely versatile system, it lets you make beats, launch loops, mix like a DJ and a whole lot more no matter whether you’re on stage, in the studio or anywhere between.

It’s the ultimate travel companion for the mobile electronic music producer on the go.

 

Ultra-portability

iRig Pads is so portable that you can take it with you anywhere. It’s smaller than an iPad and less than 1” thick (23mm). It features a slim, compact and lightweight design that can be slipped into any backpack or laptop bag and carried around with ease. And for even greater portability it’s been designed with ultra low-consumption, which means it’s fully functional as soon as you connect it into its host device — You don’t need a power adaptor. Just plug it in to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch via its included Lightning cable (30-pin connector sold separately) or your Mac or PC via its included USB cable and start groovin’.

Extreme versatility

You’ll enjoy incredible tactile control thanks to iRig Pads’ 4×4 grid of 16 velocity-sensitive, backlit multicolor rubber pads. Each pad lights up in multiple colors – red, green, orange and every shade in between – depending on the velocity of your playing and the MIDI information sent by your chosen music app or software.

But iRig Pads does more than your average mobile pad-based MIDI controller. Its full set of controls — two knobs, two pushbuttons, one slider and one pushbutton rotary encoder — provides a versatility that lets you be in control in any situation. All controls are MIDI assignable and customizable: Up to 16 distinct MIDI maps or “scenes” can be saved and recalled instantly for full control of apps and software. It comes with 6 pre-programmed default scenes that allow it to work with popular apps and software right out of the box.

Features

  • Ultra-portable MIDI pad controller and groove production station for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch plus Mac and PC
  • Extremely small size with a slim form factor that can be taken with you anywhere
  • 16-velocity-sensitive backlit rubber pads that light multiple colors depending on velocity and outgoing and incoming MIDI messages
  • Two MIDI knobs, two pushbuttons, one slider and a pushbutton rotary encoder, all programmable
  • 16 user-programmable MIDI scenes for instant recall of custom MIDI maps
  • Features pre-programmed MIDI scenes for SampleTank for iPhone and iPad with more coming soon
  • Fully MIDI class-compliant
  • Perfect for making beats, cueing loops and Djing
  • Lightning connector and USB cable included, 30-pin cable available seperately
  • Expression/sustain pedal input
  • USB port can supply power when connected to iOS devices for no battery drain

For more details – http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irigpads/

Gumdrops

Posted by Mikers On September - 23 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (3)Gumdrops takes your beats to the next level with the power of a 64 track / 32 step sequencer combined with the expressiveness of a hand-crafted instrument.

[ Features ]
* Inter-App Audio
* Audiobus
* AudioCopy/Paste
* MIDI Clock
* WIST
* SoundCloud®

[ NOTICE ]
** This version of Gumdrops will not produce sound on devices with iOS 8. An update has been submitted to Apple. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

I am a drummer and the idea for Gumdrops came to me when a friend and I were discussing making beats using devices like the Roland TR-808 and the Native Instruments Maschine. Gumdrops exists because tapping out beats on pads in time is very hard to do and programming in steps on a sequencer then playing it back to see how it sounds is boring.

When I’m on a drum kit I can play quarter, eighth or sixteenth notes easily with either of my hands and feet. If you have your right hand holding steady eighths on the hi-hat, introducing your left hand in between produces sixteenths. Then removing your right hand leaves eighths but on a syncopated pattern. This sort of natural pattern adaptation is what makes Gumdrops so revolutionary.

There are eight groups of eight pads on the board. By default, each group is assigned to a single sampled sound. The two pads at the bottom of a group are half notes, then moving up to quarters, then eighths, then sixteenths. The left column of pads is filled with the patterns that would be played by your right hand if you were on a drum kit, and the right column has what would be played by your left hand. Playing both the left and right together produces a pattern twice as fast. You could think of the left column as down beats and the right as up beats. So playing a pad in the right column will sound funky and off beat. Playing a pad in the left column will sound solid and on beat. Making up combinations of different patterns is easy by just tapping multiple pads.

Of course Gumdrops offers so much more than the defaults. You can edit the 32 step pattern on all 64 pads. Set the velocity for each step by just dragging across the pattern with your finger. Assign samples to pads by recording directly or by AudioPaste. You can synchronize with other apps and equipment using MIDI clock. Record and apply effects using Inter-App Audio and Audiobus. Upload your recordings to SoundCloud®.

All product and company names are ™ or ® trademarks of their respective owners. WIST is a trademark and software of KORG INC.

Special thanks to David Demeter of The Drum Lab, Sahir Hanif of Masters of Maple, Brady Drums, and the awesome beta test team.

Gumdrops * beats so sweet, you're bound to get ill.™ (AppStore Link) Gumdrops * beats so sweet, you're bound to get ill.™
Developer: CJ Hanson
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

iMPC Pro – finally touches down!

Posted by Mikers On July - 9 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480iMPC Pro
Professional music production app for iPad

**Introductory Pricing**

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

iMPC Pro (AppStore Link) iMPC Pro
Developer: Akai Professional
Rated: 4+
Price: $12.99 Download Here

BOOM 909!

Posted by Mikers On May - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (7)Boom 909 integrates one of the most popular drum machines of the 80’s into the modern mobile producers workflow. 

With Boom 909, getting the classic 909 drum sounds into your music has never been easier. Audiobus compatibility, background audio, and audio export options allow Boom 909 to fit into your music without slowing you down. 

Personalize your beats with the sound of the 909! 

Features: 
• Step sequencer 
• High fidelity audio 
• CoreMIDI 
• Audiobus and background audio modes 
• Record and export live performance to Soundcloud, Audio Copy, email and iTunes file sharing 
• Compressor 
• Swing 
• Overdrive 

Boom 909 provides the superb audio quality found in our other Pulse Code apps. Along with the classic drum sounds, Boom 909 has a built in compressor that is tuned to add punch to your drum beats. Soft saturation overdrive rounds out the signal chain adding warm crunch to your beats. 

Using Boom 909 with Audiobus allows you to add any number of Audiobus compatible effects as well as record your beats into the app of your choice. Writing beats is easy by using the internal step sequencer or trigger the drums with CoreMIDI. Control your groove with two swing variations.

BOOM 909! (AppStore Link) BOOM 909!
Developer: Pulse Code, Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here

Earhoof

Posted by Mikers On April - 25 - 2014 1 COMMENT

screen480x480 (2)Earhoof is a futuristic virtual instrument which turns your iPad into a rhythmic gradient of sound.

A sophisticated instrument creation tool, it allows you to layer multiple audio files and combine them with high quality digital signal processing. By continuously changing the sound parameters along the length of your device, Earhoof allows you to create highly expressive playable surfaces. 

Its innovative internal rhythm engine allows you to easily play this surface, switching seamlessly between complex rhythms while remaining in complete control of the generated sounds. The result is a playing experience unlike any other, blurring the line between sequencer and instrument. 


* Includes over 80 carefully crafted presets, each one a unique multi-sample instrument
* Intuitively draw curves to modulate DSP parameters for Gain, Pitch, Pan, Filters, Delay and more
* Easily import your own WAV and AIFF files with iTunes File Sharing, AudioPaste, and AudioShare
* Record or manually create your own rhythms
* Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support allows Earhoof to interact with other music apps
* Record your performances as audio files without ever leaving the app
* In-app help manual will help you quickly learn the ins and outs of the program

More details – http://www.psicada.com/

Earhoof (AppStore Link) Earhoof
Developer: Psicada, LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here

BOOM 808!

Posted by Mikers On March - 25 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Boom 808 integrates one of the most popular drum machines of the 80’s into the modern mobile producers workflow.

screen480x480 (10)With Boom 808, getting the classic 808 drum sounds into your music has never been easier. Audiobus compatibility, background audio, and audio export options allow Boom 808 to fit into your music without slowing you down.

Personalize your beats with the sound of the 808!

Features:
• Step sequencer
• High fidelity audio
• CoreMIDI
• Audiobus and background audio modes
• Record and export live performance to Soundcloud, Audio Copy, email and iTunes file sharing
• Compressor
• Swing
• Overdrive

Boom 808 provides the superb audio quality found in our other Pulse Code apps. Along with the classic drum sounds, Boom 808 has a built in compressor that is tuned to add punch to your drum beats. Soft saturation overdrive rounds out the signal chain adding warm crunch to your beats.

Using Boom 808 with Audiobus allows you to add any number of Audiobus compatible effects as well as record your beats into the app of your choice. Writing beats is easy by using the internal step sequencer or trigger the drums with CoreMIDI. Control your groove with two swing variations.

BOOM 808! (AppStore Link) BOOM 808!
Developer: Pulse Code, Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here
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