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Monday, July 28, 2014

SonicScan aLive

Posted by Mikers On July - 26 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480SonicScan aLive is a multi-touch sound toy application in which you can create and manipulate textures, drones and shifting sonic landscapes derived from your own original recordings. Use up to four fingers to control, layer and manipulate sound. SonicScan aLive is capable of creating vibrant and dynamic sonic textures and drones if you find a good sound source to record. 

Recordings (in WAV format) of your drone/texture sounds can be exported using AudioShare, or accessed using File Sharing in iTunes, allowing your new sounds to be loaded into other apps, or used in your music and sound compositions. Or simply just play with SonicScan aLive for fun. 

Note: 
- This application is compatible with iPad2 or later, iPhone 4S or later, and iPod Touch 5th generation or later. 
- iPad4 or later, or iPhone5 or later recommended. 
- It is advised that Multitasking Gestures are disabled when using this app. 

SonicScan aLive (AppStore Link) SonicScan aLive
Developer: Andrew Dolphin
Rated: 4+
Price: $0.99 Download Here

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

Mitosynth

Posted by Mikers On June - 30 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (11)Synthesis without the spaghetti.
From the creators of Grain Science and Sylo Synth (used by Gorillaz and The Flaming Lips).
A powerful hybrid synthesiser with a magical interface.

Pick from 100 built-in patches — or design your own. Start with additive synthesis, wavetables, or a sophisticated mix. Add rich modulation, effects and filters, controlled by powerful LFOs and beyond. Make vibrant leads, vast soundscapes, compelling basses, warm bath or deep sea pads, and so much more.

The sound is complex, but the controls are not. Synth engine and UI both offer clarity and power — you’re holding in your hands a miracle of touch-screen technology, why limit it to the switches and dials of decades-old hardware?

Mitosynth takes a simple approach: With a tap, almost any dial can be switched out for a graph with automation controls, including LFOs, 5-stage DADSR envelopes, ingenious noise generator, BPM sync — and MIDI, of course. Plus XY pads for the hands-on approach.

And you can combine them. Use one automation to control which (or how much) of two others affect a setting. Many of the automation controls are themselves automatable. You can repeat this, going to deeper levels. LFOception!

The flexible FX chain means no messing with complicated routing tables, or stringing cables around until your screen looks like a plate of pasta: Slot the distortion, filter, delay and other effects you want, in the order you want. Simple!

Powerful like a modular synth. Clean and straightforward like a modern iOS app.


Quick List of Things You Might Want To Know Mitosynth Supports:

• Core MIDI • Virtual MIDI • Background Audio • Audiobus • AudioCopy/Paste • AudioShare • Dropbox • Performance Recording • Universal App •


Also features:

• Filters, crushers, distortion, warm fuzz, flanger, phaser, echo, tube resonance and chorus. Install up to four in any order — plus a high-quality reverb

• AM, PWM, Phase Mangulation, Supercharger unison mode

• Mono and Polyphonic glide, and Regular, Toggle and Latch sustain, customisable keyboard

• Slick patch and audio management with search and tagging

• Easily share patches with friends, including any additional audio they require

• Complete manual built-in, and available for download too

…and far more features than can be listed here. Check out the website for the full details!


Note: Wooji Juice thinks spaghetti is great providing it is on a plate with a nice sauce, not your screen :)

 

Mitosynth (AppStore Link) Mitosynth
Developer: Wooji Juice Ltd
Rated: 4+
Price: $14.99 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

ScratchVOX

Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (8)ScratchVOX lets you create realistic lead melodies, easily manipulate them anyway you wish – then sync and record them into GarageBand. 

What’s different about ScratchVOX?

ScratchVOX isn’t another skeuomorphic instrument, nor a vague pitch-to-pixel canvas – but a new & intuitive way to accurately interact with note objects on your iPad: so you can change, undo or evolve melodies in real time.

Drawing flat note-paths “on-the-grid” creates notes that are right-on-pitch – where as curved paths create sliding transitions. Or you can experiment by simply squiggling around the pitch and volume grids to discover fun new grooves. Whatever paths you input, ScratchVOX plays them instantly and accurately – and does so with complete fidelity. 

This is as close as you can get to mastery of an instrument – without mastering an instrument: precise and effortless control at your fingertips.

True: ‘Eye meets Ear’

Because ScratchVOX notes are purely mathematical descriptions, you have the unprecedented ability to endlessly modify them without any distortion. This enables a whole new way to make music: you can build melodies by copying, pitch-shifting, inverting and stretching your paths. Your modded paths accurately recreate their new pitch/volume/duration shapes – while maintaining a completely smooth tone – even if you radically change your beats-per-minute. 

But wait – there’s more …..

All path inputs – whether drawing or modifying – can be done ‘live’ in play mode. So once you’ve synced and recorded your melody into GarageBand, you can jam around in ScratchVOX to your looping GarageBand track. Do on-the-fly pitch-shifting of your just-recorded paths to build harmonies. Or just keep morphing and modding your paths to create a DJ-style experience. You can have the same fun jamming with ScratchVOX to GarageBand’s loops, or to iTune songs imported into GarageBand.

Welcome to our sonic sandbox!

WHAT’S NEW:
• Interface provides intuitive form of music notation that lets you immediately start creating real melodies
• All notes are objects, not just “squiggles”, so they can be moved, copied and manipulated.
• Comes with electric guitar, violin, tenor sax, synth bass and trombone 
• Complete control of volume and pitch dynamics literally at your fingertips
• Notes can be pitch-shifted, inverted and stretched without any distortion
• Notes can go from 1 to 600 beats-per-minute without any change in pitch or loss of fidelity
• “Stickiness” pad lets you draw freehand to whatever exactness of pitch/volume/beat you require.
• Record directly into GarageBand to build songs and harmonies
• Sync to GarageBand to do DJ-style jams to your recorded tracks, to GarageBand loops, or to songs imported into GarageBand from your iTunes library.

ScratchVOX (AppStore Link) ScratchVOX
Developer: scratchvox Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

HarmonyWiz

Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (4)HARMONYWIZ is an advanced harmonic generator which can create multi-part harmony, all just from inputting a single musical line. You can paint your music in or play it from a piano style keyboard. You compose it and HarmonyWiz will arrange it!
After an arrangement is created, the app provides harmonic analysis and displays a notation system known as Figured Bass.
Enter the Expert mode and you will have access to manage all the tracks in your arrangement with our editing tools.
Select different preset sound ensembles or create your own.
HarmonyWiz. Entertaining and fun for all ages, but also a valuable educational tool for music students and can be used for advanced editing by industry professionals.
This release of HarmonyWiz features the Baroque style and some of Jordan’s personal variations on its classical foundation.
The sounds in HarmonyWiz are from Jordan’s personal library. We also offer a great collection of additional sounds as In-App- purchases.
One can also enjoy just playing the great sounds of HarmonyWiz from the onboard or midi keyboard

• HarmonyWiz offers a unique, assisted composition engine
• Place guide notes in any track including the melody or bass lines
• Force chords to have certain degrees or inversions
• Choose from five different harmonic styles: Baroque, Contemporary, Smooth, Free, And Open
• Non-harmonic tones such as passing notes or suspension notes
• Built in multi-touch keyboards in both chromatic layout and harmonic
• Supports the use of accidentals
• Supports simple and compound meters
• Supports major and minor keys
• Displays harmonic rhythm
• Multiple undo and redo
• MIDI in and MIDI out support
• AudioBus support
• AudioShare support
• Ten built-in instruments including orchestral and electronic sounds
• More instrument packs available for in-app purchase
• SoundCloud sharing

HarmonyWiz (AppStore Link) HarmonyWiz
Developer: Wizdom Music LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 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: $9.99 Download Here

Sopranotron

Posted by Mikers On May - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (11)The first dedicated ‘Virtual Soprano’ instrument for iPad – add soaring operatic soprano tones to your recordings, or take a pitch-perfect Virtual Soprano on stage with you!

Here by popular demand is Omenie’s M3000 HD ‘English Soprano’ library, provided as a standalone instrument. Caitlin Downie, gifted soprano and national treasure, has been painstakingly recorded and assembled into a huge vocal collection. 525 different samples, 15 different voices, with chromatic sampling over the M3000′s 35-note range, and note stretching below and above the range to deliver 5 octaves in total. 

3 distinct vowel vocalizations, ‘soft’ voices, ‘forte’ voices with huge projection and vibrato, staccato vowels and 3 different ensemble voices are provided. Two different playable instruments are available at the same time, one blended from a selection 3 of the 15 voices (‘A/B/C’), the other a single voice (‘D’). The ‘D’ voice may be assigned to programmable chord pads, or the two instruments may be played independently via class-compliant MIDI keyboards. 64 programmable ‘Voicebanks’ allow popular selections of voices to be saved and restored immediately for recording or performance. 

Virtual MIDI on 2 separate channels and AudioBus support make Sopranotron a very flexible and powerful instument for adding vocal sparkle to recordings or live performances.

Sopranotron (AppStore Link) Sopranotron
Developer: Omenie Limited
Rated: 4+
Price: $7.99 Download Here
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