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Cut-Up Machine

Posted by Mikers On November - 14 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Cut-Up Machine takes your sound recording, cuts it up into pieces and plays them back in random order.

Record your voice and Cut-Up Machine will rearrange your words to make them say something totally different! Record tracks of noise to make beautiful glitchcore soundscapes. Record nature sounds and make your own rainfall machine that isn’t an annoying repeating loop.

You choose the length of the cuts — from three seconds long (several words) down to just a tenth of a second (a fragment of a syllable).

You can get really creative and play two cut-up tracks at the same time for some very cool effects. And if you want more, you can instantly upgrade to four tracks with in-app purchase.

Grab Cut-Up Machine now –

Make baby beats with My First Studio

Posted by Mikers On November - 4 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

If your world evolves around making and listening to electronic music, chances are your offspring (if you’ve got any) will be in some way influenced by the sounds their hearing too at home. Now, if you want to take things one step further (like the duo behind this suite of apps), and want to actually get your ankle biters into experiencing digital music-making first hand, then these are probably the closest thing you’ll get, as they enable toddlers to engage with the musical apps, in a way that produces samples, beats, and synth sounds simply by interacting with a kid friendly interface.

The developers, Melbourne music producers Rebecca Charlesworth and Joseph Brady (aka Music Vs Physics), say their My First Studio is set to become a growing suite of musical apps for various aged children. The suite launches this week with three apps – Play Box, which acts like a sample playback machine, filled with familiar noises and sounds that toddlers will relate to. Beak Box, is a programmable drum machine featuring the sounds of chickens for the percussive sounds. And finally there my personal favourite, Scribble Synth, which is a waveform synthesizer, featuring four different wave forms, an arpeggiator, and an area to ‘draw’ sounds onto. I don’t know about kids, but I thought it was great fun to doodle around on.

Each app is the usual .99 entry level price, so if you have musically curious toddlers, these are a no brainer.

For the latest on these, and future, apps for the My First Studio suite, check by http://www.myfirststudio.com

 

SampleTank FREE

Posted by Mikers On October - 18 - 2011 1 COMMENT

If you’ve been contemplating IK Multimedia’s new iOS take on their successful PC based sampler software, they’ve just launched a FREE version to give you a taster. Beware though it comes in at around 740MB download, though I think you’ll find it well worth it….

SampleTank is the first professional quality sound and groove module that puts hundreds of world-class instruments and patterns in your pocket. You can play SampleTank instruments on stage with the iRig MIDI (www.irigmidi.com) interface and a keyboard or pad controller just as you would with a regular sound or synthesizer module, or you can use the built-in tools to create inspiring professional sounding music on the go.

SampleTank instruments give you unmatched realism, sound variety and audio performance – a true premier for the iOS world. For the first time on this platform, hundreds of professional sample-based sounds and patterns can be easily accessed, layered and used for playing live. You can make music anytime and anywhere the inspiration hits you. SampleTank is the most compact sound and groove module ever made.

SampleTank gives you an astounding 16 instrument categories for an expandable sound set of over 400 instruments that cover virtually every acoustic, electric and electronic sound you may need. Choose drums, pianos, bass, guitars, synthesizers, strings, percussion — whatever your sound needs may be, it’s there. Plus, each category includes instrument riffs and grooves, so you can immediately utilize and experiment with the over 900 included patterns. Plus, SampleTank expansion sound packs allow you to pick and choose only the sounds you need, when you need them.

You can have up to 4 simultaneous instrument parts, perfect for playing live. Use them to build a full rhythmic groove or to layer sounds together for rich creative sounds. Groovy. Plus you get the same sound and performance quality from our mobile app that you’d expect from our high-end professional studio products. And you do. Lightning-fast sound loading and near-zero latency makes putting the groove in your pocket an easy thing to do. So get in the pocket and get SampleTank.

SampleTank FREE includes 8 instruments (4+4 when you register) and over 400 patterns, plus you can expand your sound library via in-app purchase with SampleTank full sound set or you can choose your instrument a-la-carte between 22 Sound Packs for each instruments category including Drums, Bass, Guitar, Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Chromatic, Strings, Brass, Woodwinds, Synth Leads, Synth Pads, Trons, Voices, Ethnic, Percussion and Sound FX, all with dozens of voicing and patterns to choose from, or you can get the complete SampleTank Sound Packs bundle for a competitive price.

• 4-part multi-timbral professional quality sound and groove module
• Expandable sound library with more than 400 instruments in 16 categories
• Hundreds of melodic and rhythmic patterns for accompaniment or groove creation
• Built-in insert effects and master reverb
• Sound and effects editing with multiple parameters
• Play interface with piano keyboard, scale-based keyboard and drum pads
• Designed in concert with iRig MIDI interface for iOS devices
• Full version also available

Grab SampleTank FREE now –

iMaschine

Posted by Mikers On October - 7 - 2011 2 COMMENTS

iMASCHINE is an intuitive beat sketch pad perfect for developing song ideas anytime, anywhere.

Play and record drums on the 16 pads, jam a melody on the keyboard, sing on top of your loops via the built-in audio recorder, or create your own unique sample banks from any source – With iMASCHINE the focus is always on the music. And when you’re done, you can finalize your track in the full version of MASCHINE or MASCHINE MIKRO, or directly upload the loop to SoundCloud and share with your friends.

INSTANT CREATIVITY

iMASCHINE is a professional instrument designed for beat producers of all levels – you don’t need to have experience with MASCHINE to create spontaneous beats. With its intuitive threshold-based pad sampling, note repeat, auto-loop length feature, on-board mixer with six handy effects and the unique audio recording function, iMASCHINE makes it easy to instantly create grooves whenever the mood hits.

Use the included drum kits and melodic sounds, all in professional WAV-format, or expand your library with the iMASCHINE EXPANSIONS – available directly from your device via the in-app store.

KEY FEATURES OF iMASCHINE

– 16 pads for playing the included drums and one-shot samples
– Library includes 10 projects, 25 kits and over 400 individual samples (100 – MB of WAV sounds)
– Pad sampling mode: record your own one-shot sample through your iOS device’s built-in microphone
– Keyboard mode with two manuals for playing chords, bass and melodies
– Note repeat function with 4th, 8th, 16th, 16th triplets, 32th for keyboard and drum pad mode
– Audio recorder mode lets you record an audio (e.g. vocal) track through your iOS device’s built-in microphone
– Assign any of the 4 groups to pad, keyboard or audio recorder mode (e.g. use it as pocket 4-track recorder)
– Mixer page includes two send effects with Delay, Flanger, Chorus, LoFi, HP, BP and LP filters
– The live-mode sequencer automatically detects the recorded loop length
– Finished loop can be exported with one touch as an audio file or uploaded to SoundCloud
– Project (including samples) can be exported to MASCHINE for finalizing in your studio environment
– Import your own 44.1 kHz 16-bit WAV samples
– Additional drum kits and instrument sounds can be easily purchased through the in-app store

For more details, head to – http://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/producer/imaschine/

Cool demo showing a track being made –

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Loopy HD

Posted by Mikers On October - 7 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Create music by layering looped recordings of singing, beatboxing, or playing an instrument with a savvy, sophisticated, tactile new looper that totally reinvents the formula.

This is a looper that’ll come out to play, but get down to work when you want to get serious.

While other music creation apps tend to be either powerful but difficult to learn, or easy to use but limited in features, Loopy doesn’t compromise. Loopy offers a sleek, expressive, instantly understandable interface that beginners can start using effectively straight away. It’s fun, right from the start.

More advanced users, however, will not be disappointed by Loopy’s rich feature set, with extra features many other loopers just don’t have. Plus, a sophisticated interactive tutorial system lets users discover Loopy’s more advanced features at their own pace.

RECORD AND LAYER

– Six, nine, or twelve beautifully rendered circular loops, with simple yet powerful controls.
– Count-in, count-out and record chaining lets you keep your hands free to play an instrument.
– Overdub, to build beautiful, complex soundscapes from many layers.
– Support for tracks of any multiple or fraction of a beat, for flexible and expressive looping.
– Sophisticated audio or visual metronome to keep you in time – no matter what time signature you choose.
– Perfectly synchronized, low latency audio engine.

IMPORT AND CONSTRUCT

– Import loops from your computer via iTunes, with support for AIFF, WAV, MP3, M4A, CAF and more.
– Bring in audio from many other audio apps with integrated MAPI AudioPaste, with support for Intua general pasteboard format.
– Imported loops are automatically fit to your beat, no matter what tempo.

MANIPULATE AND TWEAK

– Full stereo audio, with pan controls for each track to create custom stereoscapes.
– Fix up timing by twisting tracks around to line up the beat, or make funky sound effects with dynamic time shifting.
– Drag a track onto another track to merge tracks, and clear up a space.
– Live, dynamic tempo adjustment to speed up or slow down your creations, without altering the pitch.

PERFORM AND SHARE

– Record whole performances with in-app session recording facilities.
– Upload performances or single loops straight to SoundCloud, and post to Twitter or Facebook.
– Email audio clips (with automatic conversion to compressed AAC audio).
– Share audio with many other audio apps with MAPI AudioCopy.
– Transfer loops or performances to your computer via iTunes.

Here’s a video demoing how it works –

Grab Loopy HD now –

Tapper music maker

Posted by Mikers On October - 2 - 2011 2 COMMENTS

Tapper is basically a drum pad, but one that allows you to use your own sounds!

With Tapper you can choose your sounds to associate with up to 20 drum pads. Upload your sound files using your PC’s web browser and WiFi. You can categorize the sounds with the use of folders.

The pads can be moved around and saved to profiles. Profiles also save the pad to sound file associations. Save as many profiles as you like.

If you like you can set background music to play along with. Its volume can be adjusted.

You can record your compositions using the buil
t in mic. Press the Record button and give it a name, it will be saved in the Recordings folder ready for WiFi download to your PC, pad association or background music.

Grab Tapper music maker now –

Density for iPad…inbound

Posted by Mikers On September - 18 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

iDensity for iPad brings all the powerful Density/Pulsaret (Mac/Win standalone) Granular Synthesis tools to the world’s most popular tablet.

iDensity is a new real-time software designed for asynchronous sound file granulation, a genuine granular playground able to generate a wide range of usual and not so usual effects: time/pitch shifting, time/pitch jittering, intricate textures, grain fountain/pulverizer, recording and manipulation of buffers, complex scrub pad exploration, dynamic envelope shape and many more. iDensity for iPad will give you all the basic and advanced tools you need to manipulate sound in subtle and surprising ways.  All these features are packed in an optimized, user-friendly, visually sharp interface that is easy to access when fast-improvising live, composing in a studio, or sound designing at home and on the go!  You will have the power, freedom, and flexibility to create like never before – on your iPad!   iDensity allows you to record audio directly with your iPad mic and load up to nine built-in sound sample or add your own WAV, AIFF, CAF, MP3, M4A or MP3 files via iTunes. With iDensity it is possible to record the stereo output (of granulation) into the documents folder while scrubbing in the wavepad or moving granulation parameters in real-time. The mixdown/audio results can then be syncronized with/in iTunes.

Control and shape grains, anytime, anywhere with Density for iPad.

nine built-in sound samples

record audio directly with iPad mic

add WAV, AIFF, CAF, MP3, M4A or MP3 files via iTunes

capture audio output- up to eight shapes for the grain envelope

record the granulation audio output

wavePad zoom selection- wavePad scrub

wavePad peak normalize- etc.

Grab more details here – http://www.densitygs.com/

 

MadPad HD – Remix Your Life

Posted by Mikers On September - 18 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Remix your life with MadPad, Apple’s official iPhone and iPad App of the Week. Turn everyday sights and sounds like your car, an empty soda can, or your friends into the ultimate percussive instrument. Who would have thought everyday life could be so musical?

Note: MadPad is best experienced on the iPad 2. Without a video camera on the iPad 1, you will not be able to record your own sets. However, you can still enjoy playing and sharing sets from the MadPad community!

CREATE VIDEO SOUNDBOARDS FROM YOUR LIFE.
Oh the possibilities! Just aim and shoot to capture sounds all around you – your local café, car, kitchen, kids, cat, friends – MadPad magic will take care of the rest.
•Easily record video clips to create interactive video sets.
•Mix in clips from the community to create new mashups.

SIMPLY TAP TO PLAY.
Tap to play video sets just like a drum. Have fun creating your own rhythms, beats and loops.
•Over 50 FREE sets included: pianos to piccolos, silly sounds to sweet guitars.
•Discover new sets from the MadPad community daily.
•Remix exclusive content from YouTube sensation Mystery Guitar Man.

SHARE WITH THE WORLD.
Record and share music videos for the world to enjoy! Or see how your friends remix your life.
•Record your performances like a music video, and then post on YouTube.
•Share your favorite sets through Twitter, Facebook or email.

GET INSPIRED ON YOUTUBE.COM/SMULE
Tons of MadPad videos showcased:
•1991 Honda Accord
•House blend remix
•Home Depot remix
•Mystery Guitar Man remixing Beat It
•Breakfast remix
•And more!

MADPAD LOVES THE iPAD!
MadPad is designed to be the ultimate iPad app.
•High-res audio-visual experience.
•Integration with iPad video camera.
•Hyper-responsive 10-finger touch.
•Double finger drag to bend the pitch and control the speed.

Grab MadPad HD now –

Soundboard for iPad

Posted by Mikers On September - 18 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Soundboard for iPad provides a quick way to enhance your live events, podcasts, or broadcasts with sound clips, effects, or musical accompaniment. Bring your production studio with you on your iPad, just plug it in, and tap away for instant access to all of your audio assets!

Soundboard lets you create libraries of your favorite audio clips, all instantly available by tapping on your iPad’s screen. Switch between banks of audio clips with ease, and organize, name, and color code them to your heart’s content. You can import Soundboards from the Mac version of Soundboard, or choose any audio clips from your iTunes Library, and then tap away.

Soundboard was designed for live performances – the interface is intuitive at a glance, and in no time triggering your favorite sound effects will be automatic. You have control over each individual sound’s volume, as well as master volume and ducking controls at your fingertips.

The iPad’s portable form factor and intuitive touch-screen interface are a natural match for storing and trigging sounds from your library of audio clips.

 

Grab Soundboard for iPad now –

Overdub = delightfully retro

Posted by Mikers On September - 4 - 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Overdub is a sampler sequencer. Use the microphone on your iPod/iPhone/iPad to record and layer drums, base, vocals etc. Perfect for musical “sketching”, beatboxing, rapping, or remixing/experimentation.

Features:
– Record and play at the same time.
– Tracks have separate Volume/Pan/Mute controls.
– Audio clips (dubs) can be Cut/Reversed/PitchShifted/Stretched.
– Song (tape) resizes automatically to fit all dubs.
– Multiple selection/operations.
– Metronome/countdow
n.
– Undo/Redo.
– Flexible zoom.
– Export to .m4a, email out.

Grab Overdub now –

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