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Elastic FX

Posted by Mikers On February - 7 - 2018 2 COMMENTS

IMG_0440EFX is a 4 channels multi-effect processor, that’s easy and intuitive to play, but offers complex options to shape the sound and to route the audio effects stream.

Connect EFX to any input source, like the devices built in microphone, an external keyboard or guitar (iPad soundcard needed) or to your favorite iOS drum machine or synthesizer via Inter-App Audio or Audiobus. Or import a soundfile into the app and alienate it with with up to 4 different effects at the same time!

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FEATURES:

– Multi-effect app created by the developers of Elastic Drums
– 4 effect units with different routing options
– Choose one of 34 available stereo effects in each effect unit
– Broad range of different effects of the following categories: Modulation, Pitch, Distortion, Filter, Delay, Reverb, Others
– Additional master effect section with level meters, 3 band equalizer, compressor, stutter fx
– XY-Pad to easily control the most important effect values (Kaoss Pad style)
– Possibility to automate/record the XY-Pad tweaks (1,2,4,8 bars length)
– Automated tweaks and some effects (PingPong Delay) get played in sync via Ableton Link/Inter-App Audio
– Audiobus 3 support
– Audiobus state save
– Audiobus remote control
– Inter-App Audio support
– Simple audio player to test the effects with audiofiles
– Tweak the most important parameters via Midi, Midi learn option
– Switch user-presets with Midi Program Change messages
– Save, load and share user presets

Elastic FX (AppStore Link) Elastic FX
Developer: Oliver Greschke
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

Groove Rider GR-16

Posted by Mikers On February - 7 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

314x0w (1)Groove Rider GR-16 is a professional step-sequenced groove box, inspired by professional hardware drum machines and rhythm boxes. It has a powerful Poison-202 based two oscillator synthesizer engine, plus a big variety of included PCM drum samples, insert/send/master effects, arpeggiator, automation recording, modulator, ADSR and filter block, and more! Built-in factory pattern library includes patterns in different music styles, which will inspire you (the list will be appended with the regular updates). Check out the patterns demo video:

One remarkable feature of GR-16 is that all the controls are arranged on one screen, just like on a real groove box device! It lets you access almost all useful parameters from the one screen. Forget about numerous sub-windows and dialogs, which ruined your inspiration in another musical apps! Groove Rider is the fastest path from your imagination to reality!

You can use GR-16 as a ready-to-go realtime musical instrument (groove box) in your jam sessions together with Ableton Link feature to synchronize it with your other music gear. Groove Rider is also very handy for quickly sketching your musical ideas, allowing you to instantly record them directly by using the Record function. Making music becomes easy and fun, in contrast with boring note drawing process and dealing with tons of files and expensive plugins in the DAW’s! Don’t loose your inspiration, boost it up with Groove Rider!

Features:

• supports Ableton Link, AudioBus, AudioShare, Inter-App Audio, Core Midi and Virtual Midi input

• synth engine is Poison-202 based: 2 oscillators, 5 waveforms (Saw, Pulse, Sine, Triangle and Super-Saw)
• synth oscillator modulation types: Ring, Sync, PW and XFM
• 83 available oscillator configurations
• Filter module with LP, BP, HP, Notch type filters, 12 and 24 dB/octave
• amp module
• ADSR envelope, assignable to Amp and Filter
• Modulator module with 9 LFO modulation shapes x 6 modulation destinations (Pitch, Filter, Level, Pan, Osc Edit, IFX Edit)
• voice portamento (Slide)

• polyphony up to 32 voices
• 16 sounding parts per pattern
• 16 steps x 4 bars per each part
• each step consist of up to 4 voices (notes)
• each step can be time shifted forward/backward a fractional value
• assignable strokes for each step (to play several notes at one step)
• assignable step trigger conditions for each note

• 12 send effect types, one send effect per pattern
• 22 master effect types, one master effect per pattern
• 34 insert effect types, one insert effect per each part
• master Limiter (can be switched on/off)
• Arpeggiator with 6 modes and 50 rhythm patterns
• Scale play mode with 36 different scales to select from
• Chords and Notes play mode
• more than 30 different midi groove templates

• up to 256 user patterns to store in one user pattern bank
• import & export user patterns and banks via share sheet
• pattern audio export in 16, 24 and 32 bit wav format
• Ableton Live Set export

Minimum recommended devices:
• iPhone 5 and newer
• iPad Air and newer

Guide:
https://www.jimaudio.pro/grooverider/grooverider_manual.pdf

JimAudio website:
https://www.jimaudio.pro

Groove Rider GR-16 (AppStore Link) Groove Rider GR-16
Developer: Dmitrij Pavlov
Rated: 4+
Price: $18.99 Download Here

Filterstation2

Posted by Mikers On February - 7 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

314x0wFilterstation2 is the Audio Damage take on the classic serial/parallel/stereo dual filter topology, made famous (and some would say “indispensable”) by the Sherman Filterbank and its many clones. With twelve filter algorithms, an envelope follower with stereo sidechain input, a full FSU section for extra signal hacking, and an easy-to-use interface, Filterstation2 is a valuable addition to any producer’s toolkit.

Features

• Twelve different filter algorithms, including MS20 emulation and our classic 914 bandpass and Filterpod lowpass models.

• VCA mode for tremolo and gate effects.

• LFO with twelve different patterns, and both internal and tempo sync modes.

• Envelope follower for dynamic control of filter frequency.

• Serial, parallel, and true stereo operating modes.

• Easy-to use interface for quick programming.

• Vector-based resizable GUI. Use just the filter screen, slide the controls over it, or (in hosts that allow it) open up the whole UI.

• Cross-platform XML-based preset manager; copy your desktop presets to the iOS version using Handoff, or share them with your friends and in forums.

• Full PDF manual available at Support link. https://www.audiodamage.com/collections/software/products/ad043-filterstation2

Filterstation2 (AppStore Link) Filterstation2
Developer: Audio Damage, Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: $5.99 Download Here

KQ Dixie

Posted by Mikers On February - 7 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

314x0wKQ Dixie is a 6-Operator FM synthesizer that is modeled on the synthesizer which appeared on the 1980s.

FM synthesizers make sounds with Frequency Modulation.
FM brings rich and brilliant sounds which are impossible to create with analog one.
It makes very complex waves with simple modulations.
The same method is used for a radio.
The synthesizer gained much popularity in the 1980s.

This app lets you make sounds freely with 156 voice parameters.
Almost all parameters are compatible with DX7.

No guarantee with 32-bit devices.
*** Not compatible with iPhone 4S. ***
Audio Unit v3 compatible.
Audiobus compatible.
32 algorithms included.
You can manage the hardware DX7 when it is connected with external MIDI cables.
Supports DX7 System Exclusive Messages (SysEx) and syx files.
Supports Zip files.
You may be able to find a lot of patches on the internet.

Yamaha DX7 is a trademark of Yamaha Corporation.
I have no business relations with Yamaha.

KQ Dixie (AppStore Link) KQ Dixie
Developer: Ryouta Kira
Rated: 4+
Price: $3.99 Download Here

Reverb arrives for BIAS Amp

Posted by Mikers On November - 16 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

bias-preampPositive Grid (www.positivegrid.com), makers of the best-selling BIAS Amp and BIAS FX component-level guitar processors, today announced a free update that adds reverb functionality to their BIAS line of professional amplifiers. Known both for ground-breaking technological innovation and an organic and authentic feel, these products allow the user to experiment with different types of components in the virtual amp circuit – swapping tubes, transformers, tone stacks and more to create a custom amplifier designed specifically for the individual needs of each guitarist.

“The reaction to our BIAS Amp, Head and Rack products has been phenomenal”, said Robert McCullar, Vice-President of Sales. “When guitarists plug into our amps for the first time, they’re almost always surprised at how organic and authentic they feel – it’s like a whole new world of possibilities has opened up for them”. Robert continues, “at Positive Grid we truly listen to our customers, and we make every attempt to improve our products based upon their comments and feedback. Reverb functionality has been one of our top-requested features worldwide, and we’re proud to deliver it for our customers with this free update.”

The update for BIAS Amp, BIAS Head and BIAS Rack includes nine different reverb types, covering a wide range of reverb colors and sounds. More than just a simple two-knob design, the user has control over not just Reverb Type, Decay Time and Mix, but also Damping (which simulates the sonic affect of absorptive material, softening the high-frequency response), both a Lo and Hi Cut filter, and Dwell (which operates as a saturation control).

Pricing and Availability 

The update for BIAS Amp, Head and Rack is free, and available now. Learn more at https://www.positivegrid.com/bias-amp/

BIAS AMP 2 (AppStore Link) BIAS AMP 2
Developer: Positive Grid Inc
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

GridInstrument

Posted by Mikers On November - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

552x414bb (4)GridInstrument lets you play your iOS device like a musical instrument. Instead of a piano keyboard, notes are arranged on a grid. It also lets you hook up your Launchpad device (using the Apple Camera Connection Kit) and play that as well!

Features:

– Launchpad integration (connect your Launchpad Mini in low-power mode without a hub or any other Launchpad with a powered hub)
– Change octaves
– Change keys
– Change from over 20 musical modes (“Major, Minor, Dorian, Mixolydian, etc.”)
– Choose between three grid layouts (“Diatonic 4th”, “Chromatic/4ths String Layout”, “Drum rack”)
– Core MIDI out so that you use GridInstrument to control your other instruments
– Audiobus 3 MIDI support

What’s New in Version 0.8.1

– New feature: Ability to select a MIDI output channel
– New feature: Drum rack layout
– App now stays awake when its in the foreground

demo of connection with Launchpad hardware

For more details and video head to – http://decided.ly/

GridInstrument (AppStore Link) GridInstrument
Developer: Decidedly, LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $3.99 Download Here

VirtualRoom AU

Posted by Mikers On November - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

576x768bb (2)This application simulates the acoustics of a room and reproduces the sound signals for the two ears of a virtual listener inside the room. Listening to these signals using headphones gives the impression of being inside the room at the position of the listener. Please note that without headphones connected to your iOS device, this app may lead to unpleasant feedback noise.

When run for the first time, this application will install an Audio Unit v3 App Extension that can be used in various third party applications.

The sound sources take their signals from the left and right input channels (coming from a microphone, Inter-App Audio, or the AUv3 host application) and can be moved in real time by dragging the loudspeaker symbols on the screen. The listener can be moved by dragging the head symbol. Alternatively, sliders can be used to set the positions (including along the vertical Z dimension), as well as source gains and the listener azimuth.

The simulated acoustic environment can be chosen from three different rooms with different sizes.

Current settings can be copied in a text format to and from the clipboard.

The unique mirroring function lets you create a balanced stereo setup simply by pressing a button.

VirtualRoom AU (AppStore Link) VirtualRoom AU
Developer: Fritz Menzer
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

Axon 2

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552x414bb (3)Axon 2 is a drum synth driven by artificial intelligence. (Well, “intelligence” might be a strong word. Artificial something-or-other.) An experimental instrument, Axon uses a modified artificial neural network as a sequencer, and features seven FM-based percussion voices, that are really a single 18-operator FM voice.

If that sounds weird, you ain’t seen nothing yet. It is surprisingly intuitive once you get the knack of it, and is capable of all-new, complex rhythms that repeat in surprising ways. It often gets referenced as a “random sequence generator,” but there is nothing random in Axon; it is entirely determinative.

The sequencer features seven “neurons” that trigger a voice and send a pulse when they have received a predetermined number of pulses. You can wire the output of any neuron to the input of any other (with built-in loop detection to prevent runaway feedback), and in this manner pre-program the artificial neural network without having to go through a “learning” phase.

The seven individual drum voices, each triggered by its attendant neuron, are 2-operator FM voices in a configuration to best make percussion sounds, with additional FM and AM busses that all voices send to and receive from. Each voice has a HPF, distortion circuit, and white noise generator to provide a full range of percussion-oriented voicing individually, while interacting with each other in new and unique ways.

Features

• Artificial Neural Network sequencer features seven neurons, and is easily programmed to create strange new repeating rhythms.

• Seven FM percussion voices that also buss together to create a single monolithic complex percussion synthesizer.

• Full mixer with pan, level, mute, and solo on each voice.

• Built-in stereo delay with X/Y pad control over feedback and filter frequency, for live playability.

• MIDI input, including Bluetooth MIDI, for driving Axon from DAW and hardware sequencers, and Virtual MIDI Output (standalone only) for driving other software with the Axon sequencer.

• Inter-App Audio, including transport synchronization, in standalone mode.

• Internal transport for non-synchronized playback.

• Resizable vector-based user interface.

• Drawn reciprocation dingle arm to reduce sinusoidal depleneration.

• XML-based cross-platform, human-readable preset system, with copy/paste, for easy transferring of your own presets and third-party offerings.

Axon 2 (AppStore Link) Axon 2
Developer: Audio Damage, Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: $6.99 Download Here

S-Modular

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552x414bb (2)S-Modular is a semi modular synthesizer for your iPad.

S-Modular has been designed to have everything on one screen to make patching quick and easy. Drag from one jack port to another to make a connection, tap a plugged port to change the wirescolor instantly.

S-Modular has a unique and vintage sound quality, reminiscent of synthesizers from the 70s, warm and rich in character.

Features
– Audiobus 3
– IAA (Inter-App Audio)
– 2x oscillators
– 24db/oct ladder filter
– Resonant hi-pass and low-pass filter
– 2x LFO
– 4 step cv sequencer
– 4 track Mixer
– Audio and cvspliter
– 2x AHR envelope generators
– Delay

S-Modular (AppStore Link) S-Modular
Developer: Paul Betowski
Rated: 4+
Price: $5.99 Download Here

REMAKE – multiband effect

Posted by Mikers On November - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

576x768bb (1)Remake is a multi-band effect designed for rich and crisp sound. The input signal is split into 3 parts. Then resonances are added to the lows (under 100Hz) and at the same time two harmonic voices are added to the mid frequencies only. One unison voice and one on perfect fifth interval. These 2 voices have their own positions in the stereo. Then the original mids are mixed with the additional voices and the signal goes through warm and gentle overdrive/gain booster effect with gain control. The high frequencies of the sound are sent through slight vibrato effect.
All these signals are finally mixed on the output to form the result sound.

The effect can work as a stand alone app and as an audio unit AUV3 plug-in.

Controls:
– Bass Vibe – amount of resonances on the low frequencies
– Mid Gain – gain on the midshipmen’s
– Voices – level of the additional mid voices
– Reverb

REMAKE - multiband effect (AppStore Link) REMAKE - multiband effect
Developer: Aleksandar Mlazev
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here
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