Friday, July 25, 2014

PreSonus Capture

Posted by Mikers On July - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (4)PreSonus® Capture™ for iPad® is a powerful 32-track audio recording application with up to 24-bit, 96 kHz fidelity and a lean and easy-to-use design. With level and pan control for balancing your tracks and essential editing features using intuitive finger gestures, Capture for iPad is the perfect mobile recording solution. Compatibility with PreSonus AudioBox iOne and iTwo USB/iPad interfaces (or any other MFi iPad interface) enables you to record high-quality audio anywhere inspiration strikes.
With Capture for iPad, you can record and save multiple songs on an iPad, and Capture is the only app that provides direct wireless transfer of your recordings to PreSonus Studio One® for Mac® or Windows® (version 2.6.3 or later), where you can edit and mix. A link to a free version of PreSonus Studio One is available in the app. Songs and individual tracks can also be copied using iTunes if the iPad is connected to the computer with a USB cable.

• Simple, intuitive, mobile recording solution for Apple iPad®
• Capture 32 audio tracks at up to 24-bit, 96 kHz
• One-tap recording
• Direct wireless transfer of sessions to PreSonus® Studio One®
• Editing functions include cut, copy, paste, split, and duplicate
• Level and Pan controls for balancing your tracks
• Saves in compact Apple Lossless format
• Works with any MFi-compatible interface, including PreSonus AudioBox iOne and iTwo

Compatible with iPad only. Requires second-generation iPad or newer, iPad Air, or iPad Mini and iOS 7 or later. Works with iPad-compatible (MFi) audio interface (including PreSonus AudioBox iOne and iTwo) or the internal iPad microphone.

For more details - http://www.presonus.com/products/Capture-for-iPad

Try out the limited FREE version

PreSonus Capture Duo (AppStore Link) PreSonus Capture Duo
Developer: PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here
PreSonus Capture (AppStore Link) PreSonus Capture
Developer: PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

AltiSpace – Convolution Reverb

Posted by Mikers On July - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen520x924The realistic sound of famous reverb equipment for your iPad and iPhone! Includes a large built-in library of the highest quality reverb impulses taken from actual devices and the possibility to upload your own reverb space impulses. Intuitive and compact user interface for maximum ease and efficiency.

Use this application together with Inter-App Audio hosts (like a DAW, Recorders or Audio file managers) or with Audiobus for adding studio quality reverberation effects to the sound of other music applications or pre-recorded tracks.

AltiSpace can also be used with external audio interfaces for real-time sound processing. Suitable for live performance or in the studio together with other equipment.

What is the convolution reverb?

Briefly, convolution reverb is based on a process that digitally ‘captures’ the reverb characteristics of another reverb effects unit or the reverb response of a real acoustic space. It is based on the mathematical convolution operation, and uses a pre-recorded audio sample of the impulse response of the device or space being modeled. The process of convolution multiplies each sample of the audio to be processed (reverberated) with the samples in the impulse response file.

Main features:

● More than 200 samples of factory presets from different devices.
● High-quality and fast convolution algorithm with 64 bit operations.
● Wide range of reverberation types such as plates, springs, halls, rooms, etc.
● Preset hotkeys with possibility to save current sample and all its parameters.
● Convenient choice sample by device name, by reverb type or in complete list.
● All processing parameters are stored for each sample.
● Pre/post parametric equalizer with cut-off filters.
● Possibility to construct the envelope (like ADSR) for device sample.
● Adjusting stereo width and modulation for reverb output.
● Additional mode ‘reverb only output’ for use with mixing consoles.
● Possibility to upload additional samples in different audio formats.
● Uploading samples through Web access, audio clipboard, from another app and iTunes.
● Detailed application description with an overview of famous reverb equipment.
● Different color schemes available for the user interface.

AltiSpace - Convolution Reverb (AppStore Link) AltiSpace - Convolution Reverb
Developer: Igor Vasiliev
Rated: 4+
Price: $6.99 Download Here

Pocket Studio | Free

Posted by Mikers On July - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (2)Pocket Studio: Produce an album or 2, or 3 on your iOS devices! 

- Import Multitrack BeatPad Music 
- BeatPad users can now download BeatPad plugin kits free when BeatPad app is installed 
- Import multitrack audio stored in a zip. (Use Dropbox or some online drive app to open zip in Pocket Studio. 

Don’t pay for studio time, Buy the Studio!

- iPad: 
–LongPress Track in mixer then tap lower colored area to name track. (Guitar, Lead Vox, Snare, etc.) 
- BeatPad Module: tap folder button/new/newTrack/midi then tap the midi track’s input to select BeatPad 
- Recording Input: Tap “input” on any track to set the audio source, tap the top record enable button on the track, tap the lower right record button on the menu bar/transport then tap play to begin recording. 
- Tap+Hold: 
metronome button to show tap tempo screen, 
track input on iPad to quickly show BeatPad module, 
wave and midi boxes on wave page 
- Audiobus: close Pocket Studio then open it via Audiobus to sync audio buffers 

- Beauty, Functionality and Quality all in 1 app. 
- Import iPod Music + your BeatPad beats & Record 90+ tracks of HD music and vocals in Pocket Studio! 

Pocket Studio is light-years ahead of the competition and quite frankly, costs a fraction. 

• 96 Tracks! YES, NINETY SIX TRACKS! Create as many tracks up to 96 as your iOS device will let you. 
• BeatPad midi plugin: Tap the folder icon/new/track/midi then tap the Midi Track’s input button to select BeatPad. 
• Audiobus 
– (Create Stereo Audio track and set input to ausiobus. Sometimes, multiple attempts to pair are required.) 
• Record Digital Audio from devices plugged into dock connector 
• Multiple sample rate options 
• Record audio and midi tracks in each session 
• Available reverb and delay effect sends for each track 
• Unlimited Songs 
• Beautiful Design 
• Import Audio from Your Music Library 
– Documents/iPod Library 
• Import audio from your iTunes-Synced Documents Folder 
• Import audio from email 
– Tap/hold audio attachment and select open-in Pocket Studio 
• Record audio from thousands of online radio stations 
– Documents/New/NewTrack/Stereo 
– Set Online Radio as input and select a station 
• Quantize midi tracks to keep notes in sync 
–Tap Settings/Quantization 
• Tap and hold metronome button to reveal metronome UI 
• Tap and hold Input button to quickly reveal input plugin (BeatPad or Online Radio for example) 
• 118 BeatPad Kits available for download 
• Quick Punch Recording 
• Tap Docs button/NewTrack/Midi then set BeatPad as the input to create BeatPad midi tracks

Pocket Studio | Free (AppStore Link) Pocket Studio | Free
Developer: XME Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

VST Connect Performer

Posted by Mikers On July - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (1)VST Connect Performer for iPad offers absolute freedom when it comes to remote recording collaborations with producers and musicians. Connect your iPad to the Web, hook up your mic or instrument and allow any studio running Cubase with the VST Connect plug-in record your performance in real time, no matter where you are!
And it just gets better: with VST Connect Pro on the host machine VST Connect Performer for iPad excels in
audio quality as well as providing multi-channel and LAN support. And with onboard cue mix capability for talkback and monitoring, it’s just like in a typical recording studio environment, but that’s probably as representative as it’ll get: you could be anywhere besides the studio!

Language versions and support

The manual is localized in the following languages:
• English
• French
• German
• Japanese
• Spanish
• Italian

System requirements

VST Connect Performer for iPad is requires VST Connect SE or VST Connect Pro as a counterpart.

VST Connect SE is included in
• Cubase 7
• Cubase 7.5
• Nuendo 6
• Nuendo 6.5

VST Connect Performer for iPad support requires iOS 7

VST Connect Performer (AppStore Link) VST Connect Performer
Developer: Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

Take Creative Vocal Recorder

Posted by Mikers On July - 14 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568• Sing, hum, rap, strum. Take captures your musical ideas—anytime, anywhere.
With a single tap you’ll be recording, beatboxing, overdubbing, riffing, writing, trying out song ideas that you’ll want to share with the world.

• Feel the groove. Stay on the beat. Keep in time.
Inspiring built-in clicks, loops and beats to kick start your creativity.

• Add new parts, double them up, create harmonies, sketch out the song
Three tracks to build on your tune and flesh out your ideas. 

• Surprise yourself with how good you sound.
Processing and effects that make your iPhone’s mic shine.

• Share on Facebook, Twitter, email.

Designed by Propellerhead Software—makers of Figure, Apple App of the Year 2012—Take is a creative recorder for musicians. It’s got the same drop-dead simplicity you’ve come to expect with your voice memos, with features custom-tailored to vocalists’ needs—like the ability to record harmonies along with your voice, blend in effects to sweeten the sound and sing along to an array of beats and rhythms. Take will soon become your go-to sketchpad for musical ideas.

Take Creative Vocal Recorder (AppStore Link) Take Creative Vocal Recorder
Developer: Propellerhead Software AB
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

RØDE Announes new iXY mic

Posted by Mikers On July - 14 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

ixy-LAustralian pro-audio manufacturer RØDE Microphones has today announced the iXY with Lightning connector for iPhone 5, 5s and 5c — the highly-anticipated update to RØDE’s stereo microphone for Apple iPhone devices, that allows high-quality recording at sample rates up to 24-bit/96kHz.

The original iXY was announced in early 2013 and was the world’s first microphone for iOS devices, able to record at such a high-quality resolution. This innovative approach saw the iXY awarded several product design awards, culminating with the prestigious International Red Dot Design Award, which recognizes products of the very highest quality by an expert panel of 37 judges from around the world.

Equipped with the same broadcast audio performance as the original 30-pin microphone, the iXY with Lightning connector features a matched pair of ½ inch condenser capsules arranged in a stacked X-Y configuration, with on-board high-fidelity analogue to digital conversion. This ensures accurate, immersive and true to life stereo recordings.

Interchangeable rubber mounting clamps are supplied to suit both iPhone 5/5s and 5c, which also provide shock mounting and help to minimise vibration transferring to the microphone capsules. A foam windshield for outdoor recording and protective storage pouch are also included. The RØDEGrip mount is optionally available for mounting the iXY and iPhone on a camera or microphone stand, and a “deadcat” windshield for high wind conditions will be available shortly.

“The original iXY was an industry leader in both design and function, so we’re thrilled to continue this success with the updated version for iPhone 5.”commented Damien Wilson, RØDE’s Global Sales and Marketing Director. “Being able to record at this quality with a device that sits in your pocket has been a game changer not only for audio professionals, but for enthusiasts alike. We saw this first-hand with so numerous entrants to our My RØDE Reel short film competition choosing to use the iXY for their amazing short films”.

Finally, RØDE’s field recording app for iOS devices, RØDE Rec also recently received an update to increase compatibility and stability on the iOS 7 platform. RØDE Rec and RØDE Rec LE are available now in the App store for iPhone and iPad.

The RØDE iXY is shipping now. Visit www.ixymic.com for more information.

Guide Track

Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Guide Track is the primary go-to tool when you want to quickly create a precise guide track for recording when you know the song structure and the style.

Simply enter in the time signature, which chords for how many beats and the beat style—Guide Track does the rest for you!

screen480x480 (2)Use inter-app audio or AudioBus or save your track to file and you are ready to start recording for real with a perfect smart click track and guide chords.

Save hours of messing around and get to what matters—your creativity. Once done you can mute the guide track to reveal your perfectly structured recording. It’s like a sculptor using a mold when casting, except instead of bronze, you end up with perfectly structured music.

You can also use Guide Track to print out chord sheets for your band or to capture song ideas or for recording aid.

• Records stereo WAV file that can be copied and pasted, saved to Dropbox or emailed
• Supports Inter-app recording and Audiobus
• Saves 4-track Type 1 MIDI files (fixed format bug in 1.01 coming soon)
• All major chord families covered with chord inversions
• Over 35 stock drum patterns
• Click and Count-in
• 128 GM Sounds
• Several chord play styles
• Instant chord sheet
• Add rests or chords as needed
• Transpose songs any time
• Time signatures that readjust beat structures for you
• Preview chords before inserting
• Rearrange or insert chords or section
• Looping playback
• Define up to 4 sections for easy entry of repeated material

Guide Track (AppStore Link) Guide Track
Developer: Hologramophone Research, Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: $6.99 Download Here

Multi Track Song Recorder Pro

Posted by Mikers On January - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568 (3)Multi-Track Song Recorder Pro is a premier iOS music recording app. MTSR Pro allows you to record up to 4 tracks for infinite recording time with an advertising free experience. Made to be easy to use for beginners, but has the depth for creative and more advanced music recording.


Playing back all tracks in CD quality; 16 bit, 44.1kHz

Pause, seek, and scrub through recorded audio easily to help write/record your music

Includes 2 different audio viewing options; Volume meter and Waveform. Each shows detailed audio information including peaks and clipping

Includes Mixdown function to merge audio tracks and export as m4a (MPEG-4 – AAC) compressed audio files

Includes Metronome with 3/4 and 4/4 time signatures

Allows volume control on each track for simple mixing

Allows you to save/load your Audio Sessions

Allows you to import music from your device’s iPod Library into any track you wish

Includes Dropbox support, which lets you export your songs directly to your Dropbox

Multi Track Song Recorder is the perfect iOS app for musicians looking to write and record simple songs at home or on the fly! Also useful for lecture notes, voice memos, and song ideas!

Tips and hints:
When recording one track, all other tracks will play as well. Wearing headphones will avoid recording the other tracks into the armed track and causing bleed-through.

The play button at the bottom serves to play all tracks.

The pause button at the bottom is a universal pause that pauses any track that is playing. When paused you can resume play of a different track or all tracks at the time position that was paused.

The slider at the bottom is used to seek or scrub through the recorded audio. Scrubbing is when you seek through audio while its playing in real time. To scrub simply drag the slider at any time while audio is playing. You can seek similarly by dragging the slider when audio is paused or stopped, this places the time position you would like the audio to start.

Adjust volume by dragging the slider of the corresponding track.

Warning: If your device does not have a microphone you must use headphones with an integrated microphone in order to record.

Don’t forget to submit a review and stay tuned for more updates coming soon!

Multi Track Song Recorder Pro (AppStore Link) Multi Track Song Recorder Pro
Developer: Derrick Walker
Rated: 4+
Price: $0.99 Download Here

iTrack Dock unveiled

Posted by Mikers On January - 18 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

It’s not even NAMM, and the cool gear we can expect to see on store shelves over the coming months are surfacing like this new iPad audio interface from Focusrite.

758474Focusrite announces a revolution in iPad recording with the introduction of iTrack Dock – the complete music recording solution for iPad. iTrack Dock is a comprehensive studio-quality Lightning iPad recording interface, featuring dual legendary Focusrite microphone preamps plus two line inputs and an instrument DI, independent stereo monitor and headphone outputs, and a USB port for class-compliant MIDI instruments and controllers. iTrack Dock provides everything required to record, monitor and control music on Lightning iPad – with precision Focusrite digital conversion at up to 24-bit, 96kHz sampling. It even charges and powers the iPad at the same time.

Key Features

  • The Focusrite recording dock for your iPad: Sleek Focusrite industrial design provides the perfect platform to dock, charge and record music with the new generation of iPads – iPad(4th Gen) / iPad Air / iPad mini / iPad mini with retina display

  • Record and monitor at superior resolution: iTrack Dock is the best sounding iPad-based workstation, featuring premium Focusrite A-D/D-A conversion with over 105dB dynamic range, operating at up to 24bit, 96kHz sample rates.

  • Legendary Focusrite mic preamps: Two Focusrite mic pres, as featured in the Scarlett range of USB audio interfaces, include 48V Phantom power for use with condenser microphones. iTrack Dock also features Focusrite’s unique “Gain Halos” – a ring of light around the input gain control – to easily set the input gain: green for healthy signal, red if it’s too hot.

  • Dedicated maximum headroom guitar DI: iTrack Dock provides a guitar input with plenty of clean, clear headroom to capture both quiet and loud guitars with stunning clarity.

  • USB MIDI port connects and powers a MIDI controller: USB MIDI port for class compliant MIDI controller connectivity (MIDI + power) – perfect for connecting a Novation Launchkey or Launchkey Mini.

  • Works with any Core Audio app: From GarageBand to Cubasis, Auria and beyond, iTrack Dock expands the functionality of any Core Audio application – and with its built-in Core Audio driver there’s no setup required.

  • High quality outputs with over 105dB dynamic range: Balanced main monitor outputs plus a stereo headphone output, with more than enough power for headphones and powered monitor speakers.

  • Latency-free direct monitoring: iTrack Dock’s direct monitoring sends your input signal straight to the headphone and main monitor outputs for perfect timing.

  • Stereo line inputs: Connect synths, drum machines, CD players and more with balanced stereo line in.

  • Versatile recording app included: Includes the Tape by Focusrite app for iPad, which offers instant recording, mastering and sharing without the complexities of traditional music-making software.

For a full rundown on the features, click here - http://uk.focusrite.com/ipad-audio-interfaces/itrack-dock


MultitrackStudio for iPad

Posted by Mikers On January - 17 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480MultitrackStudio for iPad is an audio/MIDI multitrack recording app. It comes with many high quality audio effects including a guitar amp simulator.

Both audio and MIDI tracks can be edited. MIDI editing features include pianoroll, drum and score editors.

The straightforward user-interface has been designed with tape-based recording in mind. It’s easy to use yet powerful.

Key features:

* Up to 16 audio/MIDI tracks, audio tracks can be mono or stereo.
* Editors: audio, pianoroll, drum, score, MIDI controllers, timesig/tempo and song.
* One effect return section.
* One master section.
* Three effect slots per mixer section (two for MIDI tracks).
* Effects: Automated Fader, Chorus, Compressor, DeEsser, Echo, EQ, Flanger, Guitar Amp, Master Limiter, Noise Gate, Phaser, Pseudo Stereo, Reverb, Saturator, Tremolo, Tuner and Vibrato.
* MIDI instruments: MultitrackStudio Instruments (General MIDI compatible) and one CoreMIDI output device.
* MIDI sources: onscreen keyboard (keyboard, drum and various string layouts) and one CoreMIDI input device.
* Audio sample rate: 44.1 or 48 kHz.
* Imports .wav, .aif, .mp3, .mid and various other audio file types.
* Exports .wav and .mid files
* Exports .zip file containing all files needed to open song in MultitrackStudio for Windows/OS X.

Note: MultitrackStudio for iPad does NOT support Bluetooth audio devices, AudioCopy, AudioBus or inter-app audio.

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