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iM2 Stereo Microphone inbound

Posted by Mikers On November - 23 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

If you’re looking for a high quality, portable stereo recording solution that takes advantage of your iOS device, Tascam’s new iM2 Stereo Microphone is worth careful consideration. Probably the most exciting dot point for me is that it handles up to 125dB SPL sounds…That’s live gig level loud…Nice!  Read on –

TASCAM, a well known veteran for creating home recording devices, today introduced a pocket sized iM2 stereo mic for iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch. TASCAM’s iM2 turns the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a high-quality stereo recorder. A pair of condenser microphones – same high quality as TASCAM’s best-selling DR-series recorders – plugs into the dock connector of your Apple device. The microphones are adjustable over 180 degrees for optimal sound placement. The iM2 contains its own microphone preamp and analog-to-digital converter for low noise and premium audio quality. Unlike mics that use the built-in iPhone preamp, the iM2 can handle up to 125dB SPL sounds for the loudest concerts and instruments. Also enclosed in the iM2, is a stereo limiter to tame sudden loud sounds. The microphone level is adjustable with a knob on the side, making it quick and easy to adjust without looking at the unit. It’s powered through the dock connector so no battery is required. A USB input is provided to charge your Apple iOS device for long recordings, either through a computer or TASCAM’s PS-P515U power adapter. “The iM2 stereo mic was a natural succession after our well-received launching of the iXZ mic/guitar interface in September. Anyone can come out with an iOS product, but we want to ensure that our portable devices are of the utmost quality and I believe this product will be another hit with our customers.“ said Paul Jenkins, Senior Vice President for TEAC America. The ultra-portable iM2 is a must have for musicians who want to capture inspiration on their iPhone or iPad without sacrificing recording quality. iM2 is the perfect recording accessory for musicians of all skill levels available now at an unbeatable street price of $79.  A PCM Recorder app, a perfect companion to the iM2 will be available shortly on the iTunes store at no charge.

  • Stereo condenser microphones for iPhone 4, iPod Touch or iPad dock connection
  • High-quality stereo condenser microphones – same as our best-selling DR-series recorders
  • Microphones adjustable 180 degrees front to back
  • Built-in analog to digital converter and microphone preamp for low noise recording
  • 125dB SPL maximum level for recording loud shows without distortion
  • Switchable limiter attenuates high-level signals to prevent recording overload
  • Adjustable input level control
  • Powered through iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch dock connector
  • USB input allows the iPhone or iPad to be charged from a USB connection or optional TASCAM PS-P515U
  • CD-quality digital recording (44.1kHz/16-bit linear PCM)
  • Compact size ideal for mobile use
  • Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 4G, iPad, iPad 2

iLift for iPad

Posted by Mikers On November - 20 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

iLift is an app designed to help musicians learn from recordings. Whether you’re learning a fiddle tune, lifting changes for a gig, or playing along with classical performances, this app will help you develop your listening ability. iLift’s interface is simple and intuitive so you don’t have to read a manual and you can spend more time learning.


— Slow down to 50% of original speed and speed up to 150% without losing pitch
— Rewind and Fast Forward like a taperecorder
— Raise and lower key by up to 12 semitones
— Adjust fine tuning for out of tune recordings or instruments
— Loop sections or entire song and save loops
— See waveform of song
— iOS4: Import songs from iPod library or iTunes Drag and Drop
— Import songs from computer via Wi-Fi
— iOS4.2: Stream songs via AirPlay
— View tag and edit tag information within the app
— Add a note to songs
— Support for MP3, Unprotected AAC, AIFF, and WAV files

Grab iLift for iPad now –

Monle Lite

Posted by Mikers On November - 11 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Monle Lite is a free two-track non-linear audio editor for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. You can record new audio, import prerecorded audio, cut it up, rearrange it, add fades, set volumes, zoom in and out, mix everything down, share audio with other applications, and send the audio wherever you want.

Monle Lite is the free version of Monle, a four-track non-linear audio editor.

Upgrade to Monle to get:
* 4 tracks of audio editing
* Access to the audio in your iTunes library
* Undo

Grab details on the FULL app here – http://www.monleapp.com/

SongSynth FREE

Posted by Mikers On November - 11 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Try out this neat scratch pad app for vocalists and lyricists keen to put down quick musical ideas, for FREE.

Turn your iPad & iPhone into a portable songwriting studio!

SongSynth FREE offers an easy-to-use way of creating and storing song ideas. Use its unique interface to experiment with chords, and its host of other features to help you write and record song ideas, whenever the mood hits!


– a unique way to play hundreds of chords
– write down lyrics and chords – use SongSynth as a song notebook!
– create and store as many song ideas as you like
– record demos of your ideas using the built-in recorder
– sing or play directly into your device
– record on top of a recording using the ‘overdub’ function
– 3 sound sets: synth, acoustic guitar, piano
– a simple drum machine to play along with
– email yourself (or others) both your lyrics and your demo as an mp3
– Soundcloud, Dropbox and Social Media integration

SongSynth has been designed so no previous keyboard skills are required to play a huge variety of chords. These chords, coupled with a great lyric and vocal line, are the building blocks of many thousands of amazing pop songs.

UPGRADE for no more adverts, overdubbing and extra chords and sounds.

Hip-Hop Studio Pro

Posted by Mikers On November - 11 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Now you can record 6 vocal stacks over professional HipHop tracks, email and upload your recordings to your Facebook wall & YouTube, All with HipHop Studio 2.

HipHop Studio Pro is the most feature rich app of its kind. Purchase HipHop Studio Pro to enjoy a full studio on your device.

– XME Inc. has created BeatPad, Z-Drums and dozens of other great apps that have been featured by Apple & iTunes all over the world. We are proud to bring you another music app that you’ll love and we love to use ourselves.

HipHop Studio Pro Features:
* Beautiful Design and Rich Functionality
* Mastered Instrumentals Produced by Industry Musicians, Producers and Engineers
* iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch compatible
* Built-In TapTempo/Metronome
* 6 Channels of Vocal Stacks
* Low Latency Recording
* Save Lyrics to each song
* Export your Songs to your Facebook wall.
* Export your Songs to your YouTube Channel
* Email your creations to friends
* Pan each of your 6 vocal stacks left or right
* Your Mixes will maintain volume and panning settings when compressed
* High Quality Mp3 conversion
* 20 Built-In Instrumentals

– iOS5 Changes Everything! HipHop Studio Pro runs up to 2X faster on iOS5 than on iOS4 (Even on Older Devices!) We are glad to bring you HipHop Studio Pro. Optimized for iOS5!

Got Skills? Prove it and upload to YouTube Today!!!

Grab Hip-Hop Studio Pro now –

VocaLive arrives on iPad

Posted by Mikers On November - 10 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Following the release of the original iPhone/Touch version back in March, IK Multimedia has rejigged the UI and added a few nice tweaks for the iPad version of it’s dedicated vocal processing and recording app, VocaLive. Read on for the official details –


VocaLive provides singers and vocalists with a suite of 12 real-time professional vocal effects along with a capable recorder for studio-quality sound in a portable package. The effects can be combined into a chain of 4 processors and saved as presets. A collection of up to 50 presets is included to get you up and running immediately.

VocaLive for iPad includes 5 Vocal Effects – Pitch Fix (for tuning correction or stylized quantization FX), Choir (a 3-part harmonizer), Morph (a formant shifter to change the tonal quality of the voice from subtle deepening to radical gender bending) and Double (by registering) – along with 7 Studio Effects – De-Esser, Reverb, Delay, Parametric EQ, Compressor, Chorus, Phazer and Envelope Filter – that together create the perfect vocal processing solution.

VocaLive for iPad gives you the ability to record vocals or other instruments (single or multitrack) with effects and master section, sing along with your favorite iTunes song library (with a Voice Cancel feature for practicing over songs with existing vocals) and warm up your voice with the included Vocal Tools. VocaLive is an incredible professional vocal effects workstation that you can take with you anywhere.

For the best quality, use VocaLive on stage with IK’s iRig Mic. You can also have fun with it or record quick ideas using the built-in iPad mic, or you can use VocaLive with earbuds that have a built-in mic.

With its 12 professional effects, Recorder and Vocal Tools, VocaLive for iPad is the most powerful vocal processing tool available so far on the iPad!

VocaLive for iPad features:

• Real time vocal processor + recording app
• 4-processor vocal effects chain
• 12 professional studio quality vocal effects
• Single track recorder expandable to a full 8-track recording studio with master effects section, available for purchase in the in-app Shop
• Import and play songs to be used as backing tracks directly from your music library or computer
• Voice Cancel feature lets you create sing-along backing tracks by removing the vocal track from existing recordings
• 50 presets included with 4 Favorites for fast recall
• Includes metronome and vocal warm-up tools
• Low-latency for real time vocal processing

Also note, there is also a FREE LE version also available!

For more information:  www.ikmultimedia.com/vocaliveipad

Grab VocaLive for iPad now –

Audiostar Pro Multitrack Recording Mixer

Posted by Mikers On November - 5 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Joining developer, Procypher Software’s lengthy list of iOS apps, is this bold (and pricey) move into the DAW space. I’m going to make an early call on it based on the features (and lack there of…Hello, ‘editing’ option anyone?), along with the uninspiring user interface, and say this one is destined for the bargain bin. You decide anyway!

Powerful multitrack digital recording mixer. Great for laying down vocal and instrument tracks, capturing sound effects, recording practice sessions, making CDs and more!

Fully featured portable recording studio for serious sound enthusiasts. Also functions as a sophisticated and easy to use general purpose audio recorder with file sharing.

Now you can download your recordings through iTunes and import them into your favorite audio editor for a truly professional recording experience.

• Selectable Recording Sample Rate
• Selectable Bit Depth – Recording Quality
• Variable Playback Time Delay per Track
• iTunes and Email File Sharing of Recorded Tracks
• Real-Time Audio Input and Output Level Display
• Professional High Quality Audio Recordings
• Background Image Selection
• 8-Track Recording Mixer
• Synchronized Playback
• Auto-Extend Session
• Session Lock Control
• Duplicate Session
• Rename Session
• Session Notes
• Track Muting
• Plus more!

Comes with built in comprehensive User Guide!

• Musicians
• Singers
• Sound Effects Specialists
• Sound Engineers

Grab Audiostar Pro Multitrack Recording Mixer now –

GarageBand goes universal

Posted by Mikers On November - 1 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

GarageBand made it’s way onto iPad earlier this year, and from today an update makes it possible to use on iPhone and iPod Touch. There’s also a few new features to behold.

Click here for details on the iPad version

Here’s what’s new -

• Universal app designed for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch
• Create custom chords for Smart Instruments
• Support for 3/4 and 6/8 time signatures
• Reset song key without transposing original recordings
• Transpose songs in semitones or full octaves
• Additional quantization options for recordings including, straight, triplet and swing
• New audio export quality settings for AAC and AIFF (Uncompressed)
• Arpeggiator available in Smart Keyboard
• Adjustable velocity settings for Touch Instruments
• Numerous enhancements, including automatic fade out and improved audio import options

The official word from Apple -

GarageBand 1.1 for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch is available on the App Store™ for recommended retail price US$4.99 to new users, or as a free update for existing GarageBand for iPad customers. GarageBand is a universal app that runs on iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPod touch (3rd & 4th generation).

Meteor v.1.2 update

Posted by Mikers On October - 7 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

In case you missed it, earlier this week an update arrived for the impressive digital multi-track recorder, Meteor which is free for all existing users.

Here’s a run down on what’s new – 

This version of Meteor introduces Virtual Instruments which can be purchased via an In-App purchase. The virtual instrument Pack allows you to assign Drum Kits, an Analog Synthesizer or Stereo Sampler instrument to a MIDI track.

A Stereo Phaser Plugin has been added to the In-App purchases

Side chaining is now available on Stereo audio tracks using the Comrpessor.

MIDI Thru support has been added to the MIDI Setup page

Virtual Piano Keyboard and Key Pad windows now available in the MIDI Editor for use with real time recording and step recording.

A new option has been added to the Mixdown menu allowing you to export each track individually during a mixdown. This is useful for transferring your projects to other packages.

Fixed a bug where the compressor effect wasn’t correctly setting output after loading a project

A ‘Downloadable Sound Libraries’ option has been added to the ‘Help’ menu from which you can download additional sounds and patches for installed ‘Virtual Instruments’. This option is not available unless you have the ‘Virtual Instruments Pack’ installed.


Grab Meteor now –

Music Studio 2.0

Posted by Mikers On October - 7 - 2011 1 COMMENT

Just a quick reminder that Music Studio v.2.0 major update arrived this week, and is free for all existing users, so time to update people!

In case you’re curious, here’s what’s new –

• Audio tracks:
• Microphone recording
• AudioCopy & AudioPaste
• iPod library or wav/mp3/AAC/ogg file import
• Waveform and audio-region editing
• 35 new instruments: 24 synths, 9 orchestral and 2 drum kits
• Drum pads, chord pads and chord programming
• Pitch wheel, filter wheel
• File sharing via email and SoundCloud
• New look & feel
• Hardware support:
• iRig, iRig Mic, Ampkit Link, Apogee Jam, Alesis IO Dock, iConnectMIDI and Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer II
• Keyboard split point setting
• CoreMIDI compatibility improved
• Many new small features
• Volume gradient
• Attack offset time configurable for every instrument
• Keyboard sustain button
• …and many more!
• Performance improvements in all areas


Grab Music Studio now –

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