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Meteor Multitrack Recorder updated

Posted by Mikers On October - 5 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

sc1024x768It’s been awhile between updates for this solid multitrack recorder app. I’ve been using it on and off for a few years, and come to like the interface and reliable performance. It may lack some of the frills and extras packed into other iOS DAWs, but if all you need is a solid recording app, it’s ideal. And you need some extras, there are a range of IAP available as well.

What’s New in Version 2.20

Upgraded the app to 64bit.
Fixed a bug which caused a possible crash when exiting the Online Shop
Fixed an issue with the MIDI output selection in the MIDI Editor
Added a new Ducking & Diving In-App Purchase
Added a positioning guide in the MIDI editor for placing & dragging notes
Improved the video handling capabilities using the Video Plug-In
Added inline popup Mini Mixer and Channel Effects panels

For full app details –http://www.4pocketsaudio.com/product.php?p=8

Meteor Multitrack Recorder (AppStore Link) Meteor Multitrack Recorder
Developer: Limelight Software
Rated: 4+
Price: $19.99 Download Here

Cubasis 2 update drops

Posted by Mikers On October - 5 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

sc552x414One of the most fully fledged music workstations for the iPad comes from Steinberg in the shape of Cubasis, and just recently version 2.0 arrived with a host of new features and improvements…

What’s New in Version 2.0

• A Refreshed User Interface – Enjoy profound usability by straightforward workflows
• Real-time Time-Stretch – Tempo match audio loops to your song’s tempo in a snap
• Pitch shift with formant correction – Easily change keys of any tracks and tune them to perfection
• A studio-grade channel strip – Reach true sound perfection for all channels
• Spin FX – Tweak and mash-up your tracks with DJ-like breaks, stops and stutters
• MicroSonic TAPE instruments – Perfectly recreate trademark sounds from the ’60s era
• 76 new Micrologue presets – Lay down your tracks with cutting-edge modern synth sounds
• Factory loops tempo match – Enjoy the freedom to use included audio loops at any tempo
• MIDI Auto Quantize – Sync MIDI tracks with the beat while recording
• Ready for iOS 10 – Cubasis 2.0 is fully tested and proven iOS 10 compatible

For a full rundown on the app’s features, head to the official website – http://www.steinberg.net/en/products/mobile_apps/cubasis/start.html

Don’t forget, there’s an LE version you can try out to see if it suits your needs

New features – highlights

Cubasis 2 - Mobile Music Creation System (AppStore Link) Cubasis 2 - Mobile Music Creation System
Developer: Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Rated: 4+
Price: $49.99 Download Here

Cubasis LE 2 - Mobile Music Creation System (AppStore Link) Cubasis LE 2 - Mobile Music Creation System
Developer: Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

iRig HD 2 drops…

Posted by Mikers On September - 16 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

irighd2Now take your playing and recording to a higher level with iRig HD 2 — the sequel to the best-selling, wildly popular iRig HD digital guitar interface for iPhone, iPad, Mac & PC. The iRig HD 2 raises the bar for guitarists and bassists to play, perform and record with their device at a higher level either while on the go or in their studio with 96khz sound, an integrated headphone output, a ¼” Amplifier output, full AmpliTube versions and more.

24-bit/96kHz pristine noiseless sound
First and foremost, iRig HD 2 gives you superior sound quality in a compact, mobile interface. It features 24-bit analog-to-digital conversion and a best-in-class 96kHz sample rate that delivers an ultra clean, pure noiseless guitar signal to devices and computers. It features an input gain control for dialing in just the right amount of signal for playing and recording and a multicolor LED indicator for precise signal monitoring.

Integrated headphone out, iPhone 7 ready
iRig HD 2 also features an integrated headphone out jack with a preamp and level control. If you’re upgrading to the new iPhone 7, this lets you use your existing headphones to monitor your playing and recording, or for just listening to music. The output features a high-quality headphone preamp with a volume control that delivers the full, rich complete audio content.

Amp Out with dual mode switch
iRig HD 2 also sports a new Amp Out jack that lets you use your iPhone, iPad, Mac or PC live on stage with a traditional guitar amplifier without the need for special adapters — a standard ¼” instrument cable is all you need to make the connection. This output is controlled by a new FX/Thru switch that lets you choose what type of signal is sent to the amp — FX sends the processed signal coming from the device, while Thru sends an unprocessed direct signal when you want to use an external tuner even in-line recording of the dry signal. iRig HD 2 also comes with a mic stand mounting bracket and Velcro® strip for convenient attachment to a mic stand on stage for live performance.

Full AmpliTube included
With iRig HD 2, you’ll also receive free downloads of the full versions of the ultimate guitar and bass tone and recording studio – AmpliTube 4 for Mac/PC (a $/€149.99 value) and AmpliTube for iOS (a $/€19.99 value).With AmpliTube you’ll have access to a whole new universe of gear: stompboxes, amps, cabinets, microphones, speakers, rack effects and more, all on your computer or mobile device. All versions of AmpliTube are expandable with gear from some of the top manufacturers in the industry like Fender®, Orange®, MESA/Boogie®, Ampeg®, T-Rex®, Fulltone®, Seymour Duncan® and more.

Pricing and availability
iRig HD 2 is available now for preorder from IK retailers worldwide or from the IK store for only $/€99.99. iRig HD 2 will ship late September 2016.

For more details – http://www.ikmultimedia.com/products/irighd2/

Recording Studio Lite

Posted by Mikers On May - 26 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen640x640Recording Studio Lite is a multitouch sequencer for iOS devices. Designed for quick and simple operation, Recording Studio Lite makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze. Recording Studio Lite is the perfect way to create great sounding music productions. With this free version you can record up to 3 tracks (32 tracks with the Pro version) by choosing between audio recordings or by using the virtual instruments ‘Grand Piano’, ‘Drums’ and ‘Electric guitar’. The audio tracks can be recorded using the built-in microphone, by connecting an external microphone or using a USB audio interface. After recording your tracks, you may want to edit them in the integrated sample editor (copy/paste, split, loop, fader, reverb). You can import mp3 and wav audio files. Recording Studio Lite is constantly being updated and continually improved with new features.

Limitations of the Lite version

· Exporting mixing is disabled.
· Importing audio files is disabled.
· Only 3 instrument instead 12 instruments are available.
· The number of tracks is limited to 3 (up to 32 in the Pro version).
· The iTunes file sharing is disabled.
· Import and export MIDI is disabled.

What’s New in Version 1.5

Ability to adjust the sensitivity of the 3D Touch Guitars.
Maximum number of tracks 3 instead of 2.
Performance improvement.

Recording Studio Lite (AppStore Link) Recording Studio Lite
Developer: Glauco Percopo
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Here is the FULL version –

Recording Studio Pro! (AppStore Link) Recording Studio Pro!
Developer: Glauco Percopo
Rated: 4+
Price: $7.99 Download Here

Auphonic Recorder

Posted by Mikers On March - 18 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen322x572The Auphonic Recorder is a high-quality audio recorder with focus on ease of use, audio quality and stability.
Record your raw microphone signals without any iOS pre-processing, in an uncompressed (PCM audio) or compressed (AAC) format, written to disk every moment to avoid data loss if the app gets killed.
In combination with the integrated Auphonic web service, you can post-process, encode, tag and publish your podcasts, interviews, music recordings on the go with a single click.

Our recording interface displays the current maximum peak level, you can add and edit chapter markers and it also records in background while using other apps.
A simple editor shows the recorded waveform, where you can edit start/stop and chapter markers, export and process the audio file using the Auphonic web service or share it with other iOS apps.
The app includes Share Sheet and Open In functionality, to import audio from other iOS apps and export it to Auphonic.

Features of the Auphonic web service:
• Encode your audio files in MP3, Opus, AAC/MP4, Ogg Vorbis, ALAC, FLAC, WAV and more
• Metadata/tagging and chapter marks support for all file formats
• Loudness Normalization to new broadcast standards: EBU R128, ATSC A/85, mobile audio and more
• Intelligent Leveler: balances levels between speakers, music and speech – no compressor knowledge required
• Automatic Noise and Hum Reduction: classifies regions with different backgrounds and automatically removes noise
• Filtering of disturbing frequencies
• Publish your results automatically via YouTube, SoundCloud, Podlove Publisher, Spreaker, Libsyn, Blubrry, Archive.org, Dropbox, (S)FTP, HTTP, Google Drive, WebDAV, Amazon S3, etc.

For more details – https://auphonic.com/

Auphonic Recorder (AppStore Link) Auphonic Recorder
Developer: Georg Holzmann
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Blocs Wave

Posted by Mikers On March - 18 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (5)Blocs Wave is a music creation app designed to inspire new musical ideas. Easily combine original professional sounds across a wide array of genres. Tweak your sounds using beautiful touchable waveforms, and make your ideas even more unique. Record your vocals and instruments, and bring your ideas to life within minutes.

Get it now at a special introductory price!

Features
• Start new music – Quickly tap sounds to combine and make new original musical ideas.
• Make every sound unique – Tweak sounds using beautiful touchable waveforms.
• Record new sounds – Effortlessly capture your own sounds, vocals and instruments.
• Explore and combine your sounds from a huge library – Explore amazing sounds across genres from EDM to dubstep, indie to songwriting and tons more.
• Expand your collection – Download even more sounds from an ever expanding pro library

Advanced Features
• Real-time stretch – Change bpm while playing, and blocs will adapt.
• Record with Low-Latency
• Export & Import –  Bring in your own sounds from other apps, or export to them.
• Key aware – All library sounds are ‘key aware’ and can stay in-key.
• Works well with others –  Audiobus, AudioCopy, AudioShare, and hardware input and outputs supported.

For more details – http://blocs.cc/

Blocs Wave - Make & Record Music (AppStore Link) Blocs Wave - Make & Record Music
Developer: Focusrite Audio Engineering Ltd.
Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here

LooperSonic

Posted by Mikers On February - 18 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480LooperSonic is a multi-track audio looper and recorder that will take your loops to the next level. Use it like a loop pedal to make loops, and then arrange those loops into complete songs with cut, copy, trim, paste, reverse, and undo/redo.

CREATE
Record a loop by tapping the record button at the beginning and the end of the loop just as you would with a loop pedal. Or start the metronome and set your loop to count in for hands free looping. Change the loop points on the fly while recording new loops without stopping playback. You can also do straight recordings without looping.

EDIT
Use cut, copy, trim, and paste to structure your loops and recordings into a song. Turn a loop into a backing track for a verse by duplicating a loop for a few bars. Merge tracks to make room for more recordings. Undo and redo recordings and edits up to 100 times.

PLAY
When you change the tempo, the pitch changes along with it, like a record player. Use this to make a guitar sound like a bass, or to sing out of your range. Along with the reverse feature you can make some pretty cool effects.

SHARE
Get audio in and out using Inter-App audio, AudioBus, and/or audio copy/paste. Share individual clips or a whole song mix with ease. Audio can be copied from song to song. Or a selection of clips can be mixed down and shared without stopping playback.

FEATURES:
-Undo/Redo up to 100 times
-AudioBus support
-Inter-App Audio support
-Audio Copy/Paste from other apps
-Change pitch and tempo like a record player
-8 tracks
-Copy
-Paste
-Delete
-Trim
-Reverse
-Track volume, and mute/solo
-Multi-select editing
-Join multiple clips (bounce)
-Supports 4/4, 3/4, and 6/8 time signatures
-Metronome
-Snappy interface
-Sharing is super easy

LooperSonic makes loops the same way a loop pedal does and just like a loop pedal, it requires precise timing to make a good loop. All sounds in LooperSonic are created by the user. For the best experience, make sure to wear headphones.

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Good ol’ GarageBand gets updated

Posted by Mikers On January - 21 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (14)Apple’s much loved family-friendly GarageBand has just been given a sprinkle of new features. The two main additions are the new Live Loops feature and the Virtual Drummer feature that exists already in Logic Pro X and the Mac version of GarageBand. Naturally, the update is free to current owners, or USD$4.99 for new purchases.

What’s New in Version 2.1

• Use Live Loops to create music by triggering instrument loops and DJ-style effects in real time using Multi-Touch gestures*
• Add a virtual Drummer to your song who takes direction and performs realistic acoustic & electronic drum grooves
• Record adjustments of any Touch Instrument control knob in real time
• Create and edit automation curves to control the volume of any track
• Shape the sound of a Touch Instrument or audio recording using Simple EQ and Compressor
• Plug in a bass guitar and play through vintage and modern bass amp rigs
• Adds over 1,200 new Apple Loops and sounds
• Record up to 32 tracks simultaneously**
• Use third-party instrument apps in your song with Audio Unit Extensions***
• Directly import or export GarageBand projects using iCloud Drive
• Use 3D Touch to play keyboard sounds with polyphonic aftertouch****

Get a full rundown here – http://www.apple.com/au/ios/garageband/

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Music Memos

Posted by Mikers On January - 21 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen322x572 (1)Music Memos is the easiest way for songwriters to capture and organise new musical ideas. Use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to record acoustic guitar, piano, voice or any musical instrument as high-quality, uncompressed audio. Then name, tag and rate your ideas to start building a library of all your favourite new song parts and riffs. Music Memos automatically detects your tempo, rhythmic feel and chords, and lets you instantly hear your musical idea accompanied by a rhythm section with realistic drums and bass. View the chords you’ve played, add comments and lyrics, or share your recordings with friends or directly to Apple Music Connect.* And it’s easy to take your favourite ideas into GarageBand, so you can add more instruments and continue building your song.

Quickly capture musical ideas
• Easily record any musical idea using a simple interface
• Instantly listen to your recorded song ideas with a virtual drummer and bass player, who follow along like a live band in the room
• Adjust the groove and sound of the drum or bass using simple and intuitive controls, to hear your song idea in different ways
• Tune your guitar with a built-in instrument tuner

Build a library of song ideas
• Name any song idea, or delete unwanted recordings
• Tag your song ideas to help you find them later — using keywords like verse, chorus, mellow and energetic — or add your own customised tags
• Rate your song idea with 1–5 stars to help you identify your favourites
• Supports iCloud Drive so your library of song ideas are always safe and available across all your iOS devices

View, edit and document your song ideas
• Automatically analyses the music you played, and displays musical measures and suggested chord names
• Rename or provide further detail for any chord names throughout your song
• The drum and bass performances adapt immediately to match any chord and rhythm edits
• Trim away any unwanted parts from the beginning and end of your recording
• Keep track of comments, lyric ideas, alternate guitar tunings or capo position

Share your new song
• Use iCloud Drive to make your song ideas available across all your iOS devices
• Email any song idea to a friend, to share your music or to collaborate with other musicians
• Quickly open your idea in GarageBand for iOS, to add more instruments and keep building your song
• Export a song idea to Mac so you can work on it in GarageBand or Logic Pro X as a full multi-track production
• Share to SoundCloud, YouTube and Apple Music Connect*

More details – http://www.apple.com/music-memos/

Music Memos (AppStore Link) Music Memos
Developer: Apple Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Group the Loop

Posted by Mikers On January - 2 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (1)Group the Loop brings intelligent audio looping to the iPad. Record, loop, overdub, add effects and much more! The must have music creation tool for performers, song writers and beat boxers.

Create entire songs with complex verse, bridge and chorus structures then switch between them in real time.

Build intricate layers and construct brilliant textured soundscapes with limitless overdubbing and perfectly synchronised loops.

Jam along with ‘Drummer’, a realistic drum machine with a comprehensive collection of styles and beats to choose from.

Full features:

– Record and loop your voice or instrument.
– Group together loops and create multiple sections (e.g. Verse, Bridge, Chorus).
– Record and switch between groups in real time.
– ‘Master group’ for loops that play throughout your song. Great for drums and percussion.
– Realtime effects including reverb, delay and audio filters.
– Add effects to any loop or the audio input.
– COUNT IN – Keep your hands free and let Group the Loop count you in to record.
– Drummer – Jam along to a comprehensive collection of grooves and beats.
– AudioShare compatible – Import and export loops via AudioShare.
– Limitless overdubbing.
– Undo / redo overdub layers.
– Fully customisable metronome.
– Adjust volume and pan for each loop or group.
– Label loops.
– Record in multiples of your first loop or the session clock.
– Headphone monitoring. Monitor your instrument through your headphones.
– CUE – Automatically start and stop recording loops.
– No CUE – Instant and continuous recording whilst still keeping your loops in perfect sync.
– Record your song/performance in real time then share it with the world.
– Move loops between groups.
– Merge two loops and free up space.
– Sample accurate recording to keep your loops in perfect sync.
– High resolution waveform display for every loop.
– Plug in an audio interface and connect directly to a PA or amplifier.
– Plug in a MIDI foot pedal and control Group the Loop with your feet.

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