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Monday, December 22, 2014

microSketch

Posted by Mikers On December - 9 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (9)MicroSketch is a music app for playing and experimenting with equal divisions of the octave. The division can be anything from 7 to 96. The app is polyphonic up to the capabilities of your device’s processor (typically 24 voices) and multi-timbral with 16 ‘instrumental’ timbres. The instruments are all fully synthesized (no samples!) using subtractive, additive, frequency modulation, the Karplus-Strong string model, VoSim, and granular synthesis techniques.

The keyboard can have a variable number of keys arranged in a square from 5 by 5 up to 15 by 15. The keyboard is isomorphic, with the horizontal and vertical interval set independently for each instrument. Other properties of the instruments can also be set independently, like the pan position, amplitude, and reverb mix amount. The bottom note
for each instrument can also be set. Each instrument can be set in ‘Sustain’ mode, where a
key touch turns a note on, and another key touch releases the note. For some instruments,
the ‘Sustain’ mode gives you a variation on that instrument.

A simple metronome is included.

microSketch (AppStore Link) microSketch
Developer: Op 133 Studios LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

Yellofier Electrified

Posted by Mikers On December - 1 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480ELECTRIFIED makes music. Record your voice, a musical instrument or an everyday sound. Within minutes the ELECTRIFIED app helps you build a song in a few simple stages.

Create unique music with your own sounds and with the sounds of Yello’s musical maestro Boris Blank. The Yellofier also includes sounds and songs by some of the greatest musicians within electronic music. Anything can be ELECTRIFIED!
Edit the sounds and effects by moving and twisting coloured blocks. ELECTRIFIED doesn’t look like any other music program. You can create a full song within minutes – even without knowing anything about music!

• Automatically slice your sound into 8 pieces and create a groove
• Record up to 16 custom sounds per song, divided into two user sound banks
• Combine sounds and effects in an innovative step sequencer
• Change pitch of each step to create melodies
• Multiple effects and variations
• Share your work
• 48 bundled sounds by Boris Blank
• Songs and sounds by the finest artists within electronic music: Carl Craig, Henrik Schwarz, The Orb, Trentemøller, Booka Shade, Orbital, The The, Thomas Fehlmann, Charles Webster, Håkan Lidbo and more…
• Record the sound of other Audiobus compatible apps
• Play back the sound into other Audiobus compatible apps

For best sound, use headphones.

Yellofier Electrified (AppStore Link) Yellofier Electrified
Developer: Datasound AG
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here

Pro Midi

Posted by Mikers On November - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (7)ProMidi – It is great for musicians that are trying to alternate studio setup, searching for a convenient and quality sequencer to play with synths and record midi data.

FEATURES:
-Wireless MIDI
-Virtual Midi (Supports sending MIDI to other apps)
-Looping
-16 Channels
-Midi Editing
-Midi Playback
-Midi Record
-Synchronous playback/record CC’s and Notes (so song stays in sync)
-Routing options
-Sends and Receives MIDI Clock, Start, Stop and Continue events
-External Sync
-Internal Clock
-Scales (built in and custom)
-Notes Quantization
-Undo / redo for most actions
-On screen keyboard interface
-Sending/Receiving any Envelopes, Note On, Note Off, Pitch Bend, Aftertouch, Program change, Channel Pressure and CC’s
-Export and Import of midi, kar, wmf files
-And very, very comfortable midi editor!

IMPORTANT: ProMidi does does not produce any sounds by itself and does not include a sound engine or synth. Some external MIDI gear or other music apps that support virtual midi connections are required to use this app.

Pro Midi (AppStore Link) Pro Midi
Developer: VITALIY TARASYUK
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

Egoist

Posted by Mikers On November - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (6)Egoist is a groove instrument. Load any audio file and squeeze the groove out of it!
Try your mp3 library and use it as a sound source! The additional onboard bass, beat and fx units make Egoist the perfect track sketch tool in the studio and on the road.

• Quick + Easy track sketching, based on sample slicing
• Minimal, yet effective bass line
• Unique beat box with more than 1000 drums from vintage to electronic
• Effect Sequencer
• Randomizers in all areas
• Inter-App Audio
• Audiobus
• Audiocopy / Audiopaste
• Mixdown/Bounce
• Full Midi Support (Virtual, Network, Extern)
• Music Library Access
• iTunes File Sharing

SLICER:
The Slicer arranges up to 16 slices of the loaded sample. Apply different parameters like Reverse, Attack, Decay, Level and pitch with the sequencer. Using the 16 available patterns, up to 16 different samples can be used at any time.

BASS & BEAT:
Egoist includes a great sounding bassline synthesizer/sequencer. The bassline synth offers a mean and strong sound, with different lowpass filter flavors and overdrive. The versatile sequencer is capable of notes and pitch bends of any length.
The internal beat box offers kick, snare and hihat, along with a simple sequencer. If you imagine, that you can change the drum sounds with each pattern, limitations start to get you inspired!

EFFECTRIX INSIDE:
The Effect unit brings funky hickups to your tracks. Engage tapestop, looper, reverb or filter at any time to give your beats that otherworldly feel and create stunning breaks!

SONG SEQUENCER:
Chain your patterns! Or create stunning breakbeats by changing patterns quickly! The internal Part/Song sequencer lets you sketch your pattern progressions and line out your next track.

ALWAYS SPECIAL:
The very special Slice Keys turn Egoist into a slice keyboard! Play the sequencer steps on the keyboard, with all their settings and effects, you will not believe how cool that is!

Egoist (AppStore Link) Egoist
Developer: Sugar Bytes GmbH
Rated: 4+
Price: $29.99 Download Here

MidiPatterns

Posted by Mikers On November - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (5)MidiPatterns is a multitrack, pattern-oriented, MIDI step sequencer. You can use it as a simple drum machine, or to handle complex multi-timbral, polyphonic scores, controlling multiple hardware and software synthesizers at once. Please note that MidiPatterns does not generate sounds by itself.

Features:

• virtually unlimited number of polyphonic midi tracks(*) per document

• output to multiple MIDI devices, directly connected or linked through a network

• virtually unlimited number of patterns(*) per document, each with a size variable between 1 and 256 steps and specific time signature settings

• each step in a track can send volume plus 8 midi controller messages

• randomizing capabilities to improve expressiveness: notes properties (velocity, duration, probability, swing) and step controller messages can be set to change subtly and randomly during playback

• patterns can be assembled in variable length sequences

• imports and exports MIDI files(*)

• MIDI clock synchronization, both as master and as slave

• articulated mute and solo configuration

• powerful, interactive quick help mode

• tap tempo function

• metronome precount and sound options

• virtual input and output MIDI devices

• variable score grid size

(*) The ability to manage an unlimited number of tracks, patterns and sequences and the midi file import and export feature require in-app purchases.

For more details – http://www.afarello.com/p/midipatterns.html

MidiPatterns (AppStore Link) MidiPatterns
Developer: Amedeo Farello
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Auxy

Posted by Mikers On November - 8 - 2014 1 COMMENT

screen480x480 (2)Complex user interfaces and a bewildering array of options can often get in the way of some simple good old fashion groove making. That’s the takeaway from this latest app, thanks to the clean UI and stripped back options that will have you making beats and hooks in no time, even if you’re new to the whole thing! Of course, Auxy is not a fully fledged customisable drum and synth workstation, but when all you want is something to whip up a quick groove, this is one app hard to look past.

Check out the video for an example of how quick and easy it can be….

Auxy: Beat Studio (AppStore Link) Auxy: Beat Studio
Developer: Auxy AB
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

pyxis minor

Posted by Mikers On November - 8 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480pyxis minor is a novel instrument / sequencer / synthesizer.

Users play and record sequences in real time and are able to play with various synthesis parameters to create a tailored musical experience. Bright colour, sleek aesthetic and intuitive user interfacing allows users of any age and prior musical experience / training to have a truly unique creative musical experience.

pyxis minor (AppStore Link) pyxis minor
Developer: Timothy Barraclough
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Laplace – Resonator Synth

Posted by Mikers On October - 15 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (23)Laplace is a physical-modeling synthesizer based on resonator synthesis that makes it easy to create bowed string, plucked string, blown pipe and metallic sounds.

Specifications:
* Inter-App Audio
* MIDI
* CoreMIDI / Virtual MIDI Input
* MIDI Controller Mapping with MIDI Learn mode
* External Midi sync
* Arpeggiator
* 16 step sequencer – On/Off, Glide, Octave, Accent, Staccato
* Exciter
* Click – Stiffness, Color, Decay, Damper Noise
* Noise – LPF, HPF, ENV
*Resonator
*Flavor, LPF, ENV, Pitch ENV
*Sine – Pitch, FM, ENV
*HPF
*Effectors
*Chorus
*Delay
*Reverb

Laplace - Resonator Synth (AppStore Link) Laplace - Resonator Synth
Developer: iceWorks, Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: $3.99 Download Here

Fiddlewax Pro

Posted by Mikers On October - 15 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (21)Fiddlewax Pro transforms your iPad into a cutting-edge musical instrument, drum kit, chorded zither, and multi-channel looper; all seamlessly designed for maximum playability. Create music like never before with an instrument that’s built to help you turn your song ideas into reality.

• Music first •
Designed from the ground up to help you focus on what you’re creating. Reinvented piano layout extends your expressive potential. Optimized for 10-finger multitouch and seamless use; keep playing even while adjusting parameters.

• Play your heart out •
Choose from 12 instruments, all optimized for high quality playback on the iPad. Select from four drum modes with both analog and electronic samples. Add filter and reverb effects to shape your sound.

• Informed by theory •
Choose from all 12 keys, 7 diatonic modes, and 7 secondary scales (Pentatonic, Blues, Whote-tone, etc.) to facilitate stylistic riffs and melodies. Intuitively learn relationships between notes and chords as you play.

• Chords with context •
Quickly build complex harmonies with a single touch; push-button chords adjust to include triads, 6, 7, 9, sus2, sus4 and modulation chords while also informing the chorded zither / autoharp.

• Intuitive looping •
Five auto-expanding, synchronized loopers offer layering, contextual sizing, replay, and simple undo/redo via press-and-hold. Tempo control and beat quantization let you easily align looped sequences on the fly.

• Record your session •
Record live audio as you play — a stereo M4A file (clean output and vocal/mic input) and multi-channel MIDI file for use in a digital audio workstations (DAW) are both saved — with up to 90 minutes per session.

• Share with the world •
Easily upload your audio recordings directly with SoundCloud or other installed iOS file apps (such as Google Drive or DropBox), share files via email to friends and family, and backup files directly to your computer when you sync your device.

• Connect with other apps •
Send realtime audio directly to other iOS apps via Audiobus and Inter-App Audio. Output MIDI to control other iOS synthesizers or to desktop syths and workstations via WiFi / Bluetooth.

Play Fiddlewax Pro and amplify your inner voice.

Fiddlewax Pro (AppStore Link) Fiddlewax Pro
Developer: Fiddlewax LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $19.99 Download Here

Synths & Drum Machines Bundle

Posted by Mikers On October - 1 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Everyone loves a good deal. Right? If you still haven’t picked up at least two of these great music making apps, then this is a pretty good deal! Thor alone is still going for $14.99!

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The Propellerhead Synths & Drum Machines Bundle: get three award winning music apps from Propellerhead at a great price! Make beats, bass and melody with Figure, go all acid with ReBirth for iPad and loose yourself in synth heaven with Thor for iPad.

About Figure
Got three minutes and want to make some music? Figure is the fun music-making app for instant inspiration.

About Thor for iPad
Thor for iPad puts the mighty Thor synthesizer at your fingertips.

About ReBirth for iPad
ReBirth faithfully emulates dance music’s three backbone devices: The Roland TB-303 Bass synth and the Roland TR-808 and 909 drum machines.

Grab more from the genius’ at propellorheads – https://www.propellerheads.se/

Thor Polysonic Synthesizer (AppStore Link) Thor Polysonic Synthesizer
Developer: Propellerhead Software AB
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here
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