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Monday, November 19, 2018

New Korg Electribe for iOS…Finally!

Posted by Mikers On August - 28 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Korg today introduced Electribe Wave – the latest evolution of the Electribe family, first introeduced in 1999.

Electribe Wave pairs wavetable synthesis with traditional Electribe sequencing, Kaoss Pad style control and more.

Features:Wavetable sound synthesis – the wavetable allows you to repeatedly play fragments of short waveforms, and change the waveform position during playback. You can combine the the wavetable with a powerful filter and two modulation units.User interface designed for quick composition – The familiar 16-step pad in the ELECTRIBE series enables speedy rhythm production. The ELECTRIBE Wave also features a new keyboard to play chords and scales. The sequencer features Groove, which can be used to breathe life into rhythm parts, as well as a special keyboard to enable smooth step input for synth parts on the graphical user interface.Chord pad – ELECTRIBE Wave features a chord pad that allows you to play chords with one finger. If you use the “Fetch” function, it will automatically extract the chords from the song that you are in in the middle of creating and assign those chords to the pad for fast and easy song creation. You can also easily assign and save your favorite chords. In addition you can use the arpe ggiator to create new phrases.Motion Sequence records and plays temporal changes in sounds and effects – The ELECTRIBE series introduced a powerful motion sequence function that remembers and reproduces the movements of the knobs. If you use the built in KAOSS PAD you can change the sound to drastically with a single fingertip, easily storing and reproducing temporal changes. Remember the wave tabl POSITION to make real time minute changes to the sound performance.Song mode – Use song mode to create a new track by simply arranging the order of existing patterns. With audio file export, you can send a complete song or individual patterns to your favorite DAW, or upload to services like SoundCloud.

Get more details – https://www.korg.com/us/products/software/electribe_wave/

 

KORG ELECTRIBE Wave (AppStore Link) KORG ELECTRIBE Wave
Developer: KORG INC.
Rated: 4+
Price: $29.99 Download Here

 

 

Reason Compact – Make Music

Posted by Mikers On August - 28 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Reason Compact puts an amazing-sounding powerful synthesizer right at your fingertips. Go from download to downbeat in just 10 seconds with intuitive controls and helpful tutorials. Get started for free, then add new sounds and more controls only when you’re ready. Reason Compact is loaded with innovative tools like a smart keyboard so you never have to worry about hitting a wrong note—just make music and have fun!

• Create amazing synth sounds with Reason’s flagship Europa synthesizer

• Get inspired from presets made by world-class music producers

• Quickly create compositions with the smart keyboard, note grid and Chords tools

• Tweak your tone using powerful filters and built-in effects

• Connect Reason Compact to other music apps and collaborate

• Export your ideas and finalize them on your desktop with Reason 10

FEATURES:

Get Started Quickly

• Intuitive tools to help you capture your creativity

• Press any key to make professional-sounding melodies with the smart keyboard

• Automatically create lush synth chords with a single key using the Chords tool

• Play rhythmic sequences with the touch of a button using the Arpeggiator

• Polish your performance to perfection using the note grid

• Start simple and unlock new features as you grow

Make Amazing Sounds and Melodies

• Reason Compact puts one of the world’s most powerful synths in your pocket

• Create synth sounds using 16 different types of waveforms

• Use the Shape controls to morph waveforms and transform your sound

• Make synths sound huge with the Unison effect

• Add depth and texture to your tracks using distortion, delay, and reverb effects

Connect and Collaborate

• Collaborate with others in real-time using Ableton Link

• Connect Reason Compact with other music apps using Audiobus or Inter-app Audio

• Get inspired and create music with others via Allihoopa

Reason Compact - Make Music (AppStore Link) Reason Compact - Make Music
Developer: Propellerhead Software AB
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Quanta Granular Synth

Posted by Mikers On July - 24 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

Quanta is a six-voice granular synthesizer for iOS11+ in both standalone (with Inter-App Audio) and AudioUnit V3 formats. Quanta for iPad is fully compatible with the full version of Quanta for macOS and Windows; visit audiodamage.com for a PDF manual, audio samples, and video demonstrations.

Quanta will work on any iPad that can run iOS 11, but keep in mind that it is a feature-heavy desktop quality synthesizer, and would prefer a 2017/2018 iPad, or an iPad Pro. If you’re experiencing CPU issues on lower-end machines with the standalone, try changing the main display to FEG or FLFO, which don’t require redrawing and which will be significantly lower in CPU usage.

>> Multi-Format Sample Loader
Quanta can load AIFF, WAV, Broadcast WAV, FLAC, MP3, and Ogg in any sample rate, bit depth, and channel configuration.

>> Grain Engine
Up to 100 simultaneous grains per voice, of up to 1 second long, with control over grain rate, pitch, direction, shape, length, panning, source position, and level.

>> Sidecar Oscillator
Continuously variable wave shape, with pulse width modulation, and independent control over pitch (separate from grain engine.) Can be injected directly into grain engine.

>> Noise Source
Noise source features a “color” control that affects tonal characteristics of the noise. Can be injected directly into grain engine.

>> Dual Multi-Mode Filters
Filters can be used in serial or parallel modes, and include lowpass, highpass, bandpass, and notch in 2-pole and 4-pole configurations.

>> Flexible Envelope Generator (FEG) x 4
The four FEGs are arbitrary function generators, with up to 99 steps, curve and step level control, arbitrary loop points, and host tempo sync.

>> Flexible Low-Frequency Oscillator (FLFO) x 2
The pair of FLFOs utilize four controls (phase, shape, skew, and warp) to access a virtually limitless palette of waveforms, and feature host tempo sync and retrigger.

>> Sample And Hold
The S&H mod source can sample noise (random) or any of the other mod sources, at either a user-defined rate or a musical division.

>> Modulation Matrix
Every mod and MIDI source can be easily and simply assigned to any destination using the quick-access bi-polar modulation matrix. Touch a destination on the UI and the matrix automatically scrolls to the correct row.

>> Tuning Tables And Global Tuning Offset
Re-tune Quanta to new intonations and temperaments using the open-source and easy-to-use TUN file format. A global tuning offset (default to A=440) allows you to easily retune the entire synth to match a different A frequency without using a tuning table.

>> MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression)
Quanta understands both “legacy” MIDI and MPE. Use your Linnstrument, Roli controller, Haken Continuum, or Madrona Labs Soundplane (among others) to directly access per-note pressure, pitch bend, and modulation.

>> Per-Instance Settings
Quanta utilizes a per-instance customization method: set MPE mode, aftertouch smoothing, pitch bend range override, tuning table, and global tuning offset for each instance in your AUv3 host.

>> Factory Presets
Quanta comes with a substantial collection of factory content, including Designer Presets from Marcus Fisher, Joseph Fraioli, Chris Carter, and Richard Devine.

>> Cross-Platform Preset Format
Quanta utilizes an XML-based preset manager, and stores the sample within the preset for easy asset management. Work between multiple systems without troubles, make a preset on your desktop machine and paste it to the iOS version with Handoff or vice-versa, easily share your creations with your friends, or make a preset bundle to sell, no asset management required.

>> Fully Resizable Retina GUI
Quanta’s vector-based GUI is resolution-agnostic, and displays the same on every system and resolution. Easily resize the UI (per instance) to match your visual needs, from postage stamp to poster-sized.

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tardigrain

Posted by Mikers On April - 20 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

maxresdefault (1)Tardigrain is a granular synthesiser that runs standalone or as an AU plugin. Sounds are created by taking smaller fragments of a sample and playing them back in a non linear fashion, with settings for grain size, direction, step size and more. Process the sound further through effects like reverb, wave shaper and sample crush. Tardigrain supports connections with AudioCopy, AudioBus, Inter App Audio and AUv3. Plus all audio parameters can be modulated by midi, as AU parameters and by aftertouch on the build in keyboard.

+++ Audiobus and Inter App Audio
+++ AUv3
+++ Core Midi, Inter App Audio MIDI and AUv3 MIDI
+++ Factory presets
+++ Record custom samples or import using AudioCopy
+++ Save and load state and samples
+++ Full modulation of audio parameters

For the latest details – http://www.humbletune.com/tardigrain/

tardigrain (AppStore Link) tardigrain
Developer: erik sigth
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

VOLT Synth

Posted by Mikers On April - 19 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

maxresdefaultVOLT is a virtual analog synthesizer designed to create classic synth sounds while emphasising expressive play.

With full support for multidimensional polyphonic expression (MPE) – VOLT is a great companion to any Seaboard player.

Overview:
* Polyphonic Virtual Analog Synthesizer
* Expressive synth engine with MPE, poly-, channel aftertouch & 2D touch keyboard
* Built-in stereo effects
* 100+ fine tuned factory presets
* Supports ROLI Seaboard controllers out of the box
* Standalone operation with support for USB audio interfaces, wired, network & bluetooth MIDI
* Audio Unit v3 Extension
* Inter App Audio support
* Audiobus support
* Ableton Link

Synth Voice:
* Variable waveshape
* Variable pulse-width (on all waves)
* Detunable sub & noise source
* SEM style state-variable filter
* LFO per voice
* Dual ADSR
* Poly drive (per voice distortion)
* 8x Polyphony / Unison
* Detune / Slop
* Pan Spread
* Arpeggiator

Effects:
* 3x stereo effect units
* Vintage Chorus
* Digital Delay (syncable)
* Epic Reverb

Input/Expression:
* MPE MIDI hardware including but not limited to ROLI Seaboard Rise, Seaboard Block, Lightpad Block
* MPE MIDI software including but not limited to Geoshred, Geoshred Control
* Regular MIDI keyboards featuring channel or poly aftertouch, pitch- and mod wheels
* Onscreen 2D Touch Keyboard (supports slide and glide)
* Plain MIDI Input

Presets:
* Factory bank including 100+ expressive presets ready to play out of the box
* Preset Management with Templates & Categories
* Shared User Presets between Standalone and AUv3 versions
* Preset Export

Connectivity:
* Standalone
* AUv3 Instrument
* Inter-App Audio Instrument
* Audiobus Instrument

For more details – http://numericalaudio.com/volt/

VOLT Synth (AppStore Link) VOLT Synth
Developer: Kai Aras
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

Minimoog Model D

Posted by Mikers On April - 19 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

minimoogdThe Minimoog Model D App is a mobile transmutation of the world’s first portable synthesizer, the Minimoog Model D®. Optimized for use on all 64-bit iOS devices, anyone can jump in and play with over 160 included presets or lay fingers to the controls and begin exploring vast magical realms of creative potential.

Taking full advantage of the iOS platform, the Minimoog Model D App incorporates a number of inspiring sound creation tools and capabilities not present on its analog antecedent. New functions include the ability to play chords with up to four-note polyphony, an easy-to-use arpeggiator for rhythmic pattern creation, a real time looping recorder with unlimited overdubbing capacity, a tempo-synchronizable stereo ping pong delay module, and the Bender — a wide-range stereo time modulation effect module.

The Minimoog Model D App also supports AUv3 Audio Unit extensions, which allows multiple instances of this powerful instrument to be used simultaneously within compatible iOS apps like Apple’s GarageBand®.

A BRIEF HISTORY
Introduced by Moog in 1970, the Minimoog Model D served as the archetype for all electronic keyboards that followed. It gave users the ability to design their own sounds, translating imagination into reality. The Minimoog’s portability, affordability and accessibility made it the go-to instrument for musicians looking to expand beyond the traditional sounds of the time. Bernie Worrell used the Minimoog Model D to establish Parliament Funkadelic’s futuristic funk sound. Kraftwerk employed the Minimoog Model D on the successful concept album Autobahn, sparking an entirely new genre. Gary Numan replaced his live band’s guitars with Minimoog Model Ds, creating the prototype for industrial music. The classic sound of the Minimoog Model D can be heard on Bob Marley’s Catch A Fire, Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Dr. Dre’s The Chronic; Detailed in the mini-doc series “A Brief History Of The Minimoog”.

FEATURES
• Ships with over 160 presets (Hundreds more available in the Minimoog Model D App Store)
• Up to 4-notes of polyphony
• Easily share presets and audio recordings with friends
• Arpeggiator module with note-hold capability
• Stereo ping-pong delay effect
• Bender time modulation effect
• Real-time looping recorder with overdub and immediate sharing
• Selectable envelope shapes and triggering behavior
• Effortless MIDI CC mapping
• Seamlessly backup presets to iCloud
• Play mode for easier panel and keyboard interaction
• A new take on the classic feedback/overload path

SUPPORTS
• All 64-bit iOS devices
• AUv3 Audio Unit Extensions (Including GarageBand)
• Note-per-channel MIDI controllers (MPE)
• Ableton Link
• Inter-App Audio and Audiobus
• 7 and 14-Bit MIDI
• MIDI Program Changes
• Bluetooth LE MIDI controllers
• Share over AirDrop, Mail or other iOS applications

For more details – https://www.moogmusic.com/products/apps/minimoog-model-d-app

Minimoog Model D (AppStore Link) Minimoog Model D
Developer: Moog Music Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: $8.99 Download Here

iMPC Pro 2

Posted by Mikers On February - 7 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

314x0w (2)iMPC Pro 2 fuses innovative song creation with the iconic MPC workflow. iMPC Pro gave us a powerful sampler and beatmaker, and now iMPC Pro 2 has evolved into a full fledged song creation tool with the addition of vocal tracks, Audio Units integration, a sleek new design and tons of new features!

AUDIO TRACKS:
Within the audio tracks, you can time warp, pitch shift, and rearrange your audio clips in real time. The sophistication of real time manipulation is captured in a simple workflow and sleek interface. You can choose from multiple input sources to record, including external mic channels, hardware audio interfaces, and IAA. Import existing projects from iMPC Pro and add your vocal tracks easily.

AUDIO UNIT TRACKS:
You can now load any Audio Units instrument into an Audio Unit Track! Control your AU instrument with a classic piano keyboard interface and an iMPC interface with note variation, Flux Link, Note Repeat, 16 Levels, and more. The app also features an improvement to the workflow for song creation. Song sequencing is faster, more powerful, and more flexible, so you have complete creative control.

100% NEW SOUND KIT AND MORE:
Designed exclusively for iMPC Pro 2, these kits cover some of the most iconic and cutting-edge beat genres available, from producers including ADSR, Rawcutz, SampleTools by Cr2, Niche Audio, and Sample Magic. Each kit includes 16 Hi Quality samples featuring sounds from 808’s to melodic hits and stabs, designed for the best user experience possible.

iMPC Pro 2 also comes with 5 additional Sound Packs for FREE (valued at $35). Grab these packs in the AudioCopy Content Store: Essential Club Collection, Classic Cuts, Dub 2 DnB, Melodic Collection, and The Diploma! You can use them in hundreds of AudioCopy compatible apps (including iMPC and iMPC Pro).

iMPC UNIVERSITY:
Unlock producer secrets and learn how to become a full fledged song creator with this tutorial series. iMPCU unlocks one course per day and gives you the tools you need to take your music to the next level. Fun for both new and experienced users, iMPC Pro 2 offers an expansive dive into the world of beatmaking and song editing through these courses. We’re excited for you to try it!

FEATURES:
Audio Tracks:
– Record from built in mic, external mics, audio interfaces, instruments, etc.
– Record from Inter App Audio Apps
– Warp Tracks and Clips to match tempo
– Access several quick editing features on Audio Clips (Pitch shift, Time Stretch, Amplify, Crop, Split, Duplicate)
– Drag to arrange Audio Clips, snap them to an adjustable grid setting
– Advanced waveform editing
AudioUnit integration:
– Audio Unit tweak mode with full keyboard support (including 2 dozen scale modes from Chromatic to Blues to Aeolian)

– 100% New Sound Set, with 5 additional free Sound Packs
– Sample sounds from Spotify
– 64 Track Mixer with EQ and 4 FX sends (Reverb, Delay, Chorus/Flange, and one Inter App Audio Effect)
– Chop-shop provides intuitive multi-touch editing, trimming, auditioning, splicing, splicing and processing samples
– Tracks View shows an overview of all the tracks in your song
– 16 Levels mode with attack, velocity, length, and tuning settings for quickly creating variations of sounds
– 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
– IAA and Ableton Link support
– Share beats and songs seamlessly to YouTube
– 4 Mute Groups and custom-designed envelope filters for all pads
– AudioCopy and AudioPaste support
– Improved integration and support for iMPC Pro Packs and other Sound Packs from the AudioCopy Content Store
– Expert MIDI support including expanded options, multiple maps, and more
– Extensive undo/redo capabilities
– New Song Arrangement workflow and integrated Song Mode makes song creation easier than ever
– Drag entire Folders and Sound Packs directly to pads to load many sounds at once

iMPC Pro 2 (AppStore Link) iMPC Pro 2
Developer: Akai Professional
Rated: 4+
Price: $24.99 Download Here

 

Groove Rider GR-16

Posted by Mikers On February - 7 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

314x0w (1)Groove Rider GR-16 is a professional step-sequenced groove box, inspired by professional hardware drum machines and rhythm boxes. It has a powerful Poison-202 based two oscillator synthesizer engine, plus a big variety of included PCM drum samples, insert/send/master effects, arpeggiator, automation recording, modulator, ADSR and filter block, and more! Built-in factory pattern library includes patterns in different music styles, which will inspire you (the list will be appended with the regular updates). Check out the patterns demo video:

One remarkable feature of GR-16 is that all the controls are arranged on one screen, just like on a real groove box device! It lets you access almost all useful parameters from the one screen. Forget about numerous sub-windows and dialogs, which ruined your inspiration in another musical apps! Groove Rider is the fastest path from your imagination to reality!

You can use GR-16 as a ready-to-go realtime musical instrument (groove box) in your jam sessions together with Ableton Link feature to synchronize it with your other music gear. Groove Rider is also very handy for quickly sketching your musical ideas, allowing you to instantly record them directly by using the Record function. Making music becomes easy and fun, in contrast with boring note drawing process and dealing with tons of files and expensive plugins in the DAW’s! Don’t loose your inspiration, boost it up with Groove Rider!

Features:

• supports Ableton Link, AudioBus, AudioShare, Inter-App Audio, Core Midi and Virtual Midi input

• synth engine is Poison-202 based: 2 oscillators, 5 waveforms (Saw, Pulse, Sine, Triangle and Super-Saw)
• synth oscillator modulation types: Ring, Sync, PW and XFM
• 83 available oscillator configurations
• Filter module with LP, BP, HP, Notch type filters, 12 and 24 dB/octave
• amp module
• ADSR envelope, assignable to Amp and Filter
• Modulator module with 9 LFO modulation shapes x 6 modulation destinations (Pitch, Filter, Level, Pan, Osc Edit, IFX Edit)
• voice portamento (Slide)

• polyphony up to 32 voices
• 16 sounding parts per pattern
• 16 steps x 4 bars per each part
• each step consist of up to 4 voices (notes)
• each step can be time shifted forward/backward a fractional value
• assignable strokes for each step (to play several notes at one step)
• assignable step trigger conditions for each note

• 12 send effect types, one send effect per pattern
• 22 master effect types, one master effect per pattern
• 34 insert effect types, one insert effect per each part
• master Limiter (can be switched on/off)
• Arpeggiator with 6 modes and 50 rhythm patterns
• Scale play mode with 36 different scales to select from
• Chords and Notes play mode
• more than 30 different midi groove templates

• up to 256 user patterns to store in one user pattern bank
• import & export user patterns and banks via share sheet
• pattern audio export in 16, 24 and 32 bit wav format
• Ableton Live Set export

Minimum recommended devices:
• iPhone 5 and newer
• iPad Air and newer

Guide:
https://www.jimaudio.pro/grooverider/grooverider_manual.pdf

JimAudio website:
https://www.jimaudio.pro

Groove Rider GR-16 (AppStore Link) Groove Rider GR-16
Developer: Dmitrij Pavlov
Rated: 4+
Price: $18.99 Download Here

KQ Dixie

Posted by Mikers On February - 7 - 2018 ADD COMMENTS

314x0wKQ Dixie is a 6-Operator FM synthesizer that is modeled on the synthesizer which appeared on the 1980s.

FM synthesizers make sounds with Frequency Modulation.
FM brings rich and brilliant sounds which are impossible to create with analog one.
It makes very complex waves with simple modulations.
The same method is used for a radio.
The synthesizer gained much popularity in the 1980s.

This app lets you make sounds freely with 156 voice parameters.
Almost all parameters are compatible with DX7.

No guarantee with 32-bit devices.
*** Not compatible with iPhone 4S. ***
Audio Unit v3 compatible.
Audiobus compatible.
32 algorithms included.
You can manage the hardware DX7 when it is connected with external MIDI cables.
Supports DX7 System Exclusive Messages (SysEx) and syx files.
Supports Zip files.
You may be able to find a lot of patches on the internet.

Yamaha DX7 is a trademark of Yamaha Corporation.
I have no business relations with Yamaha.

KQ Dixie (AppStore Link) KQ Dixie
Developer: Ryouta Kira
Rated: 4+
Price: $3.99 Download Here

GridInstrument

Posted by Mikers On November - 10 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

552x414bb (4)GridInstrument lets you play your iOS device like a musical instrument. Instead of a piano keyboard, notes are arranged on a grid. It also lets you hook up your Launchpad device (using the Apple Camera Connection Kit) and play that as well!

Features:

– Launchpad integration (connect your Launchpad Mini in low-power mode without a hub or any other Launchpad with a powered hub)
– Change octaves
– Change keys
– Change from over 20 musical modes (“Major, Minor, Dorian, Mixolydian, etc.”)
– Choose between three grid layouts (“Diatonic 4th”, “Chromatic/4ths String Layout”, “Drum rack”)
– Core MIDI out so that you use GridInstrument to control your other instruments
– Audiobus 3 MIDI support

What’s New in Version 0.8.1

– New feature: Ability to select a MIDI output channel
– New feature: Drum rack layout
– App now stays awake when its in the foreground

demo of connection with Launchpad hardware

For more details and video head to – http://decided.ly/

GridInstrument (AppStore Link) GridInstrument
Developer: Decidedly, LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $3.99 Download Here

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