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Guitars for NanoStudio

Posted by Mikers On December - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Matthias from app-sound has been at it again, creating a fresh collection of sounds for owners of NanoStudio. This time it’s all about guitar sounds! Here’s the lowdown on his latest product.

cover_guitar-packNANO GUITAR PACK is a content bundle for NanoStudio (iOS/PC/Mac). Over 340 audio files can be loaded into TRG-16. A selection of the sample pool was used for making 64 new presets of Eden Synth. All the 17 projects (from 60 to 140 bpm), based on drum loops, guitar riffs and guitar effects, show how to start song producing with NANO GUITAR PACK.

The concept: Electric Guitar meets Electronic Music. The guitar takes were optimized for music production in the mainstream styles of electronic and pop/rock music. The designed guitar sounds will inspire any producer. There are unique but useful sounds. To give you more freedom every guitar loop is offered ready-to-use with effects and also in a clean version (without amping or effect processing). The guitar, a real Fender Stratocaster, was played by German artist Hansi Kremer, pre-amped with TL Audio Processor and originally recorded in 24-bit.
NANO GUITAR PACK is more than a simulation of a classic Fender guitar.
It offers many fresh sounds and ways to work with its sample content. First of all, you will take the projects and reassign the samples inside TRG-16 and make your own songs. If you don’t want to use the original riffs please select the 34 presets with sliced loops of the User Bank for Eden. Trigger, transpose and edit the loops to build your own guitar phrases.

CONTENT

> 270 guitar loops and 70 guitar one-shot samples: you can load them into TRG-16, totally 340 samples (WAV/16-bit) – (~400 MB).

> 17 projects: use them as song templates. Each project contains a drum loop,  guitar riffs and guitar fx samples (all assigned to pads of TRG-16). To realize a song arrangement the project includes further parts with the factory presets of Eden Synth.

> 64 presets for Eden Synth: you find tonal fx, sound fx, atmos, hits as well as sliced guitar loops (featuring the „note slicing“ of Eden Synth)

> 17 bonus drum loops (electronic beats) from 60 to 140 bpm (WAV/16-bit)

Check out demos of the new NANO Guitar PACK here – https://soundcloud.com/app-sound/sets/nanostudio-nano-guitar-pack

Check out this product, and the other sample libraries here – http://www.app-sound.com/NanoStudio.html

SessionBand for iPad

Posted by Mikers On December - 17 - 2012 2 COMMENTS

Now anyone can create pro quality music in minutes with the world’s only chord-based loop app. With over 80,000 perfectly played audio loops created by the UK’s best session musicians and producers, SessionBand instantly converts the chords you select into great sounding music – wherever you are and whatever your level of ability.

So whether you’re making music for a living or just for the love of it, you’ve got everything you need to create, play, practice, jam and share in one amazing app.

A simpler way to make great music
•Start by selecting a musical style from a choice of 71 (20 diverse styles are included with the initial download)
•Select any chords in any key and watch them instantly turn into pro quality musical audio loops
•Stretch or shorten loops as you wish
•Build up your songs…in minutes. Any chord. Any key
•Hit ‘Play’ at any time to hear SessionBand play your track

Mix and ‘Flip’ tracks in real time
•’Flip’ your track instantly between totally different musical styles – and listen to your R&B track with a Reggae vibe or your Deep House track in Dubstep
•Mix and arrange your track on the go
•Speed it up with the touch of a button
•Slow it down just as easily

Get the UK’s best musicians and producers working on your songs!
•Draw on the talents of the UK’s leading session musicians and producers
•Benefit from the people who record with some of the world’s biggest stars including Mariah Carey, Kylie Minogue, Leona Lewis, Mel C, Van Morrison, Mark Knopfler, Sugababes and Cheryl Cole
•Get access to over 80,000 audio loops they have created exclusively for SessionBand

Make music where you want. When you want
•Now you can create, play, record, rehearse, jam, sing and share wherever you are
•Once you’ve downloaded SessionBand, you don’t need internet access to make full use of it. It’s truly designed for the mobile user on the go
•Create the music you want, from cutting-edge Guetta-style Pop/Dance, through authentic Deep House to Britpop or Bluegrass
•Save your songs and share them with the world

Anyone can sound great with SessionBand!
•Creating your own pro music really is easy with SessionBand
•You don’t need any musical knowledge to create professional tracks with it
•A simple and intuitive interface makes the process of building up songs child’s play. (We should know – we tested it on them as well!)
•Chord preview function lets you audition the chord of the loop you are about to insert. If it doesn’t sound right, simply audition another one until you’ve got the one that suits your song
•Use copy and paste to speed up the song-building process
•Help tutorials on every screen overlay clear instructions if you do get stuck

Get more for your money
•The initial download includes 20 full sets of audio loops covering a wide range of 20 different styles. These range from Acoustic, Blues and Dance all the way through to Hip Hop/Rap, Rock and Urban/R&B

•All SessionBand loops are copyright free so you can include them freely in your music whether its for commercial release or just for fun

•Fall in love with SessionBand then choose additional multiple loop sets from a wide range of add-on ‘Style Packs’ available via in-app purchase

•’Style Packs’ range in price and are available in the following broad genres: Acoustic, Blues, Country/Folk, Dance/Electronic, Hip Hop/Rap, Latin, Piano, Pop/Electropop, Rock and Urban/R&B

Downloading SessionBand

Initial download size is large. You will need to download it over a Wi-Fi connection.

Once that’s complete, you will be able to enjoy the app on your iPad without internet access

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bip

Posted by Mikers On December - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

bip is a fantastic creative tool for playing, recording and performing musical rhythmic patterns. Starting with the simple idea of a programmable generated beat, touch and hold gestures are used to select beats and patterns. Patterns can be mixed and matched along with a touch-strip controller for transforming beats. Choose from track templates for quickly creating tracks or spend the time importing and tweaking beats with your own samples.
bip offers hours of creative composing and live performance.

Features :
• create a variety of rhythm’s while touch hold and slide finger across beats
• all beats can be programmed to play in time including complex sub-divisions
• a touch strip for changing parameters of any beat, loop or entire track
• record beats and parameters to create expressive musical patterns
• arrange patterns on the fly for each track
• use to compose, arrange AND perform live
• load track presets for quick music making
• over 200 samples included
• import samples using audio paste or iTunes file sharing

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nils

Posted by Mikers On December - 3 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Real time bitcrush, sampler and looper.

Nils is a real time sound effect machine with a minimalistic looper. It comes with bitcrush, delay and gain for distortion. As input you can use the internal microphone, your earpods or accessories like iRig. Can also be used as a sampler, by holding the delay buffer and changing its phase. Lo-fi looping for both beginners and professionals.

+++ Real time.
+++ Bitchrush.
+++ Sample rate (1 Hz – 44100 Hz).
+++ Delay.
+++ Hold delay buffer.
+++ Play delay buffer.
+++ Gain (goes up to 11).
+++ Limiter.
+++ Tape looper.
+++ Export (email, soundcloud, MAPI audio copy).

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Klang

Posted by Mikers On December - 3 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

It might not be all that useful in day to day music making, but if you’re looking for something quirky to add to your musical arsenal, Klang is right up your alley. Your ability to read Japanese might determine just how much you get out of the app, but from what we can tell it’s a take on a sampler app with multiple trigger pads for loading sounds and loops on to. Also looks like t comes with a bunch already preinstalled. Check out the demo video, you might even be able to tell us more about it…!

Klang (AppStore Link) Klang
Developer: hiroki yoshida

Rated: 4+
Price: $3.99 Download Here

New beats from app-sound

Posted by Mikers On November - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

ELECTRONIC BEAT is a sample collection and producer kit for Intua BeatMaker 2. Over 400 sounds, organized in 32 drum kits, are created with subtractive synthesis, fm synthesis as well as with physical modeling. Each drum kit is ready-to-use with 16 pads filled with kick and snare drums, hihats, cymbals, percussion and reverse effects. Most of the drum sounds are clean, without any effect processing, so you can realize your own mix.

This basic drum library of one-shot samples offers a rich fundus larger than the collections of well-known vintage drum machines. There are 64 audio loops from 80 to 140 bpm for using like rhythmic beds in your song arrangement. Enjoy all the 37 song projects for a quick start with Intua BeatMaker 2 and some demo grooves combine audio loops with midi sequencing.

ELECTRONIC BEAT is a good starting point for producing songs and grooves. It’s easy to get hypnotic drums for Dance, Electro, HipHop, Minimal House and Techno, Ambient, Retro-Pop and other musical styles. Use both the loops for rhythmic backings and the inspiring drum sets for making fresh beats with your iPad.

Follow the link for a demo of the sounds and purchasing details – http://www.app-sound.com/BeatMaker2.html

Impaktor inbound…

Posted by Mikers On September - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Bleep Street, the creator of a growing line of top flight music apps, including Sunrizer synth, iSequence for iPad/iPhone, Pro Keys, and GyroSynth have teased their next app on the horizon, which is a unique drum synthesizer called Impaktor. Rather than list the features, check out the video below which more or else shows you what to expect….

Keep an eye on http://beepstreet.com/ for the latest details

Musaico Free

Posted by Mikers On September - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Clip it. Loop it. Mix it. Drop it.

Musaico is the most streamlined interface for recording and remixing music. Record, loop, layer, and remix sounds in real time, from layering guitar parts to looping rap beats. Designed and optimized as a universal app for the iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch platforms, you can record your musical ideas quickly and intuitively from anywhere.

Musaico features a new compositional paradigm consisting of integrated loop-based and timeline-based approaches. First, quickly record or import sound material, organize it, and loop it. Experiment with sounds by instantly triggering clips that will automatically play in time together. Then, drag clips into the timeline to create compositions with multitracker precision and control. Export those compositions back into loops and continue to refine your ideas in real time!

This free version of Musaico requires internet connectivity for third-party advertisements and limits saving to 1 project.

Features included in Musaico:
– Real time, instant touch-and-play control interface. Record, play, import, and edit sound material without interrupting the audio stream
– Automatic beat alignment – sound material plays in time together
– Automatic or manual play speed adjustment
– Import from iPod library (supports non-DRM .m4a, .mp3, .aac, .caf, and .wav)
– Import from iOS clipboard using audio paste
– Precisely edit sound material with dynamic, real time waveform views – pinch to zoom, swipe to scroll, and tap to play
– Group sound material to play in time together
– Multiple timeline arrangement views with mute and solo, track volume, and metronome controls (iPad only)
– Export themes from timeline into loop-based clips (iPad only)
– Share clips, clip groups, or timeline themes via e-mail (.wav or .m4a formats for iPad, .m4a for iPhone)
– Demo projects included (3 for iPad and 1 for iPhone)

With the download of Musaico, you will also be receiving future updates to the software, which will include feature upgrades. Please let us know what you want to see next!

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Loopr Live Loop Composer

Posted by Mikers On August - 4 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Loopr is a pro oriented multi-track audio looper.

Loopr offers you a very low latency mean to record and play loops. You can create, practice, jam along, or sample audio soudscapes easily with this simple to use app. Developed by long-time expert loopers, it is focused on ergonomy and simplicity through one finger controls but also via hands-free MIDI pedalboard compatibility.

It enables synchronization with drum machines and sequencers via its precise MIDI out sync feature, but also fast multi-layer recording via its ‘fast recording mode’.

Loops can be sent as independent files (including tempo and time signature information), which lets you share the groove with most desktop audio production apps (e.g. Logic Studio, Garage Band, …).

CoreMIDI and CoreAudio compatible to use with the most popular iOS compatible interfaces.

Check the videos on our http://loopr.net website to give yourself a better idea, e.g.:
thumb controls – http://youtu.be/SmzPUSrNQM4
using a MIDI pedalboard – http://youtu.be/8nZdj9Ouz7E
save and export – http://youtu.be/htVF8LTl17s
MIDI sync out – http://youtu.be/m-GAEdZZU4w
more on the site!

A few key features of this v1.0:

★ low latency recording and playback, to catch it when it comes
★ one hand, thumb optimized screen controls, to loop along everywhere
★ efficient MIDI pedalboard ergonomy for hands free control
★ MIDI time code out tempo synchronization, for all the electronic play-alongs
★ transparent on-the-fly saving of sessions, to save without a pause
★ easy exportation of separate audio files including comprehensible text-formatted metadata

Demo of Loopr in action –

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Loopseque 2.3 update

Posted by Mikers On June - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Loopseque it’s a new music ecosystem which includes powerful sequencer, sampler, fx processor and record store with many beautiful releases from talented artists.

Playing Loopseque doesn’t require music education or any professional skills. An intuitive interface combined with inspiring sounds gives an opportunity to plunge into the world of music to everybody.

Loopseque serves as a catalyst for collective creativity both online and in real life. Here and now, any band can create its own music, easily and fun. Thanks to the social integration inside the app, all musicians can publish there records to the web and share projects with friends via e-mail.

v.2.3 features include –

The new version of Loopseque includes:
• Onboard Samples library
• Audio copy/paste (General Pasteboard with import and export)
• WIST support for syncing with other iOS music apps
… and finally the brand new Extra effects for live performance

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