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Friday, July 25, 2014

Oscilab Free

Posted by Mikers On July - 19 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Oscilab is one of the latest gritty retro sounding grooveboxes to hit the iPad, and it’s a blast to play with. It’s on $4.99 for the full version, but if you’d like to try before you buy, then a free ‘lite’ version has just landed. Check the differences in both version below.

screen480x480Amazing groovebox that gives you an hypnotising music-making experience. It’s an innovative wave oriented sequencer that lets you make unique loops and sounds with simple gestures.

The app is easy to pick up and go. You can play for hours but also produce high-quality tracks of any music style within minutes. 

Check the support page (2beat.io/oscilab) to see a 2 minute video, watch and hear for yourself what’s it all about!

Features in the free version:
• 28 wave shapers: control FREQUENCY, Filter CUTOFF, AMP and PAN of 6 devices.
• 6 Channel mixer, with 2 FX channels.
• Live Mode: 6 pads to tweak the frequency and cutoff of the generated patterns in real time.
• Drum Machine with 15 high-quality drumkits.
• 8 high-quality sampled instruments.
• Analog Synth with two oscillators, featuring ring modulation, frequency modulation and ADSR control.
• Global harmonic control: change all the arpeggiators tune settings from a single place.

Additional features available in the full version:
• 2 synth + 1 drum channel
• 32 sample banks
• 12 drumkits
• Record and upload your mixdowns to SoundCloud, Dropbox or other installed apps.
• Supports Audiobus, Audiocopy, Audioshare and Background-audio (IAA integration on the way).

Oscilab Free (AppStore Link) Oscilab Free
Developer: POCKETBAND LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

iMPC Pro – finally touches down!

Posted by Mikers On July - 9 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480iMPC Pro
Professional music production app for iPad

**Introductory Pricing**

The normal price for iMPC Pro is $19.99, but for a limited time, iMPC Pro will be available for $12.99, as a way for us to give iMPC users the opportunity to purchase iMPC Pro and retain the value of the investment made in iMPC.

Developed in partnership with Retronyms — www.retronyms.com

iMPC Pro is a 64-track music production powerhouse for your iPad. With built-in sampling functionality, a massive sound library, effects, and over 30 performance-driven features, iMPC Pro brings the functionality of Akai Professional’s coveted Music Production Center to your iPad. Developed in partnership with Retronyms, the developers of the original iMPC app, iMPC Pro comes with pro-grade tools for intuitive beat creation whenever inspiration strikes. It combines multiple sampling methods, producer-tested MPC features, a custom sample library from Richard Devine, and an intuitive gestural editor for the most powerful, creative and fun iPad music production experience yet.

*Creating sample-based music on your iPad with renowned MPC functionality
*Sample audio from the iPad microphone, your own tracks using resampling, other apps using InterApp Audio, or your music library
*64 tracks for flexible multi-track music production including gain fader, 3-band EQ, mute, solo, panning and FX sends on each track
*All-new chop-shop provides intuitive multi-touch editing, trimming, auditioning, splicing, splicing and processing samples
*All-new Timeline View opens a multi-touch gestural editor for sequencing, recording, and editing
*All-new Flux mode lets you warp and glitch beats in real-time or with automation
*All-new Precision Knobs and Faders expand on command for precisely dialing in parameters
*All-new 3D-performance mode lets you perform with the iPad’s accelerometer
*All-new Turbo Duck effect fattens up tracks with sidechain compression
*Exclusive sound library featuring 1,400+ samples from sound designer Richard Devine with hundreds of Akai Pro exclusive samples
*Improved sampling workflow with re-sampling, drag n’ drop kit assembly and sample library organization
*16 Levels mode with attack, velocity, length, and tuning settings for quickly creating variations of sounds
*Note Variation slider lets you adjust attack, velocity, length, and tuning as you play
*Onboard effects include delay, bit crusher, and master compressor/limiter
*Live Sequence queuing for real-time performance and playback
*Time correct: 1/8 note – 1/32T with variable swing
*MPC Note Repeat featuring 1/8 note – 1/32T timing with latch
*Supports Inter-App Audio in iOS7 for sampling and FX routing from other music apps
*AudioCopy and AudioPaste for copying/pasting sequences from compatible apps
*Works with MPC Element via the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
*Community sharing built-in: directly upload to SoundCloud, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or export to your computer
*iOS support for simple drag-and-drop, plucking, and multi-touch music gestures
*Interactive gesture control for automation, mixing, and effects
*Automation lets you record pad and track mute changes to sequences
*Tabletop ready – use iMPC Pro inside the acclaimed Tabletop App to combine it with dozens of synths, sequencers, FX and more
*Tuning, Panning, Level, Lo-Pass and Hi-Pass available for each sound
*Easy cloning of sequences via multitouch capabilities
*Classic “Next-Sequence” lets you juggle sequences to experiment with different compositions or for dynamic live performance
*Mute and poly pad groups for authentic percussion performances
*Pad effects include custom-designed envelope filters, 4-mode distortion and ring mod
*Supports InterApp Audio mode. Record the outputs directly into other apps like GarageBand and Cubasis
*Over 20 demo projects to manipulate, shape and learn with
*Extensive Undo History lets you roll back projects to any state
*Export tracks as an audio file

iMPC Pro (AppStore Link) iMPC Pro
Developer: Akai Professional
Rated: 4+
Price: $12.99 Download Here

GaMBi

Posted by Mikers On June - 30 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568 (4)GaMBi is an iOS app for chiptune fans, performers, DJs, and remix artists, allowing deep customization of classic video game sound and connection with other music-making apps via channel control, AudioCopy and sample export. 

GaMBi contains over 60 licensed tracks and two full hours of music from classic and modern composers including: Jeroen Tel, Jon Dunn, C-jeff, Blitz Lunar, Tappy, Hally, and 1H1D!!

Key features include:
- loop, shuffle, track favorites
- library sort and search
- playlist creation
- channel toggle and built-in equalizer
- AudioCopy, export to iTunes

Supported formats include, NSF, GBS, SPC, VGM, HES, KSS, AY, SAP, and more.

GaMBi (AppStore Link) GaMBi
Developer: David Ventura

Rated: 4+
Price: $6.99 Download Here

The Random Composer

Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screenShot3qKeen to know if anyone has tried this quirky new, yet retro looking music/beat maker, as it looks kinda cool!

Create music from randomly generated and morphed segments16 tracks (8 melody + 8 percussion)

Choose from 30+ instrument samples

Configurable by track for melody and rhythmn characteristics.

About This App

  • Want to write music but too lazy to learn an instrument?

  • Already a virtuoso but always looking for shortcuts?

  • Burnt-out genius in need of artificial inspiration?

  • Maybe the Random Composer is for you …

Random Composer (AppStore Link) Random Composer
Developer: Jon Antonovics
Rated: 4+
Price: $7.99 Download Here

Songtive

Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (7)Songtive is a songwriting tool, band and social network for musicians of all levels. Songtive allows you to experiment with arrangements for songs provided by the Songtive community or songs you have created yourself. It helps you to organize your favourite songs and chord charts, and to share them with your friends.
It’s easy to use other users’ styles or drumsets for your own songs. Just choose your style (or styles) and Songtive will do the rest. For greater flexability, you can create drumsets and attach them to your song, with different drumsets and styles for intro, outro, and the start/end of particular sections. 
Choosing a style does not restrict you to one instrument. You can create styles to play flute for only the root note of song chords, adding another style to play arpegiated chord. 
See our video tutorials to better understand Songtive’s flexibility: http://bit.ly/1rSCTT7
Song Editor helps you to quickly find chords and set alternative names for them. If you don’t see the correct alternative chord name, just send us your request and we’ll add it at the next update. 

Songtive Features:

• You can create your own song and attach custom styles/drumsets. Songtive will do the rest
• Unlimited number of styles/drumsets 
• Unlimited ways to use custom accompaniment created by you
• Wide set of instruments including: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Viola, Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Cello and others
• Convert your song, plus accompaniment, to MIDI file
• Store your songs in Songtive cloud 
• Songtive has read-only web access, allowing you to share your song with friends using Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or use the embed mode to embed it into your blog
• Flexible mixer to allow mute, solo or specific styles/drumsets in your song
• Guitar chords
• Piano chords

Enjoy, and stay tuned for more updates. This is only the beginning!

Songtive: chord charts, songwriting tool, band, social network (AppStore Link) Songtive: chord charts, songwriting tool, band, social network
Developer: Songtive SIA
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Oscilab

Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480Amazing groovebox that gives you an hypnotising music-making experience. It’s an innovative wave oriented sequencer that lets you make unique loops and sounds with simple gestures.

Please press “Developer Website” to see the demo video. The app is easy to pick up and go. You can play for hours but also produce high-quality tracks of any music style within minutes. 

Features:
• 28 wave shapers: control FREQUENCY, Filter CUTOFF, AMP and PAN of 6 devices.
• 6 Channel mixer, with 2 FX channels.
• Live Mode: 6 pads to tweak the frequency and cutoff of the generated patterns in real time.
• Drum Machine with 15 high-quality drumkits.
• 36 high-quality sampled instruments.
• Analog Synth with two oscillators, featuring ring modulation, frequency modulation and ADSR control.
• Global harmonic control: change all the arpeggiators tune settings from a single place.
• Record and upload your mixdowns to SoundCloud, Dropbox or other installed apps.
• Supports Audiobus, Audiocopy, Audioshare and Background-audio (IAA integration on the way).

 

Oscilab (AppStore Link) Oscilab
Developer: POCKETBAND LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $14.99 Download Here

Steps – a Sequencer

Posted by Mikers On May - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568 (1)Steps turns your iPhone/iPod in a step sequencer that lets you create beats with ease.


Features:

- 16 patterns
- 16 steps per pattern
- 9 sound channels
- easily copy & paste patterns
- modify velocity & pitch for each step
- lowpass or highpass filter for each sound
- playlist: drag & drop patterns to create songs with up to 999 patterns
- xy-Effect pad
- master effects (lowpass, high pass, compressor, reverb)
- 13 high quality built in sample kits
- 1/16th swing control
- High Quality Export
- AudioCopy

Steps - a Sequencer (AppStore Link) Steps - a Sequencer
Developer: Patrick Prochaska
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here

Sequence by Incident

Posted by Mikers On May - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568Sequence is like a drum machine you can use to create looping rhythms and melodies. Building on the design of a traditional step sequencer and similar musical devices, Sequence makes it incredibly easy to create a song with a variety of drums, percussion, and melodies.

Sequence makes it easy for anybody to create compelling music on-the-go with no experience whatsoever. The intuitive pattern grid means that you’re always in-time and in-key.


Sequence Highlights: 

•Easy to Play – Intuitive design and simple pattern-grid makes composing songs quick and simple. 

•Always In Tune – Every instrument is mapped to the same musical key

•Choose From 15 Preset Instruments – Drums (Rock, 808, Chiptune, House, Hand Drums), Melodic (Piano, Vibraphone, Violin, Guitar, Double Bass), and more!

•Record Your Own Samples + Create Custom Instruments – Take your creativity further by sequencing your own original sound recordings

•Multi-track Mixer for Adjusting Volume


Technical Features:

•15 Different Instruments
•Combine Samples Into Custom Instruments
•Sampler For Recording Custom Sounds
•Easily Save + Edit Your Sets
•Set Up to 4 Unique Patterns Per Instrument
•Extend Loops to 1-, 2-, or 4- Measure Phrases

Sequence by Incident (AppStore Link) Sequence by Incident
Developer: Incident Technologies Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

B-Step Sequencer

Posted by Mikers On May - 4 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (1)Transform your iPad to a real music-sequencer workstation with B-Step!

The sequencer comes with native support for one or two Novation Launchpads. B-Step supports CoreMIDI, Virtual MIDI ports, Network MIDI and a lot of MIDI hardware devices!

It also supports MIDI Learn, so you can control B-Step’s user interface with any MIDI controller you like!

B-Step Sequencer can work as MIDI clock master or you can sync it to another clock master.

With B-Step you program your melodies in a few seconds and you can’t hit a wrong note. This sequencer is designed for improvisation and live use – your synthesizers will love B-Step.


Recommend: iPad4 or later.


Features:
- Native Novation Launchpad support.
- Advanced MIDI learn.
- Drag’N’drop.
- 3 color profiles.
- Clean and simple user interface.
- Run in background

Specification:
- 16th step resolution.
- 4 tracks (we call them strings).
- 16 bars.
- 5 x 6 chords per project.
- Pattern auto chain.
- MIDI Clock master (up to 400 BPM) or slave

MIDI:
- CoreMIDI.
- Virtual MIDI ports.
- Network MIDI.
- Support standard MIDI hardware devices.

B-Step Sequencer - MIDI Studio (AppStore Link) B-Step Sequencer - MIDI Studio
Developer: Thomas Arndt
Rated: 4+
Price: $16.99 Download Here

iMPC Pro inbound

Posted by Mikers On April - 25 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

 

iMPC ProBy now fans of the original iMPC for iPad will have caught the news that a ‘Pro’ version is expected sometime this Spring!

While we’re yet to get a full run down on the complete feature set, there has been talk (on Akai’s Facebook page) that this beast will handle 64 tracks, and it will be much more of a professional level music workstation than the original!

Akai is teasing the app through a series of videos focusing specific features. Here is the latest one -

Here’s a link to details on the original iMPC app - http://www.promusicapps.com/impc/

 

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