Saturday, February 6, 2016


Posted by Mikers On January - 28 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

Is anyone still making Dub tracks these days? It doesn’t seem to be flavour of the month anymore anyway. But if it’s still your thing, then this will no doubt come in very handy for your narly basslines….

screen480x480WubSynth is designed specifically for making dubstep lead bass.

WubSynth key features are its tempo synced modulation panel with easy controllable speed and its bit crusher that has a very vocal sounding digital crunch

Key Features
— Saw, PW/square,
— Highpass filter and resonent lowpass filter (LP modulatable)
— Haas stereo spreader, chourus, clip, bit-crusher
— Tempo sync LFO with right hand thumb control
— 5 octave keyboard
— 99 save slots

WubSynth (AppStore Link) WubSynth
Developer: Paul Betowski
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here

Good ol’ GarageBand gets updated

Posted by Mikers On January - 21 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (14)Apple’s much loved family-friendly GarageBand has just been given a sprinkle of new features. The two main additions are the new Live Loops feature and the Virtual Drummer feature that exists already in Logic Pro X and the Mac version of GarageBand. Naturally, the update is free to current owners, or USD$4.99 for new purchases.

What’s New in Version 2.1

• Use Live Loops to create music by triggering instrument loops and DJ-style effects in real time using Multi-Touch gestures*
• Add a virtual Drummer to your song who takes direction and performs realistic acoustic & electronic drum grooves
• Record adjustments of any Touch Instrument control knob in real time
• Create and edit automation curves to control the volume of any track
• Shape the sound of a Touch Instrument or audio recording using Simple EQ and Compressor
• Plug in a bass guitar and play through vintage and modern bass amp rigs
• Adds over 1,200 new Apple Loops and sounds
• Record up to 32 tracks simultaneously**
• Use third-party instrument apps in your song with Audio Unit Extensions***
• Directly import or export GarageBand projects using iCloud Drive
• Use 3D Touch to play keyboard sounds with polyphonic aftertouch****

Get a full rundown here – http://www.apple.com/au/ios/garageband/

GarageBand (AppStore Link) GarageBand
Developer: Apple Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here


Posted by Mikers On January - 20 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (12)Turn any recording into a synthesizer! Now with support for Audiobus and MIDI.

MegaCurtisBig uses an unusual hybrid of wavetable and granular synthesis to create tones and timbres quite apart from the standard FM or subtractive synthesis fare. Add this app to your arsenal to create sounds you simply cannot squeeze out of any other synth, no matter how much you’ve twiddled its knobs.

Create a synthesizer from any recording, with endless tweaking possibilities. Play the sound forward, backward, or even at a single point! Unlike scratching a record, pitch doesn’t depend on how quickly you move through the recording.

You can load sounds through iTunes, record directly with your iPad, or paste audio from other applications. Try it with speech, singing, synths, jackhammers, or birds. Mangle your recordings or create soft, gentle textures.

Get the latest here – http://megacurtis.strange.agency/

MegaCurtisBig (AppStore Link) MegaCurtisBig
Developer: The Strange Agency LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here


Posted by Mikers On January - 20 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (11)FongPhone brings the power and chaos of classic analog synthesis to your iPhone or iPad in digital form. Two Fong controls combined with a variety of voices and effects will have you sounding like a 70s psychedelic synth guru in no time.

– Easy to play, expressive Fong controls with a variety of sounds
– Classic effects, including resonant filters, delay, portamento and more
– Ability to save states for later use or for real time control
– Looping tools, including unpredictable or static Chunky modes to give your play a different feel
– Mapped or free modes allow you to play Fongs either within musical scales or in a freeform range allowing maximum expressiveness

Get the latest from – http://www.fongphone.com/

FongPhone (AppStore Link) FongPhone
Developer: andrew allred
Rated: 4+
Price: $0.99 Download Here


Posted by Mikers On January - 20 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (10)Learning chords, building melodies, and jamming out is now more accessible than ever! Using a unique isomorphic key layout (resembling honeycomb), all of your major and minor chords are one finger tap away! As a convenient bonus, the geometry of chords and scales are consistent across different keys as well – a struggle that is all too familiar to those traditional keyboard players out there.

– Unique Isomorphic Key Layout
– Scale highlighting + hiding
– Live Chord Progression Highlighting
– Portrait and Landscape modes
– Four built in instruments
– Background-App MIDI (try using it with Garageband for iOS!)
– Network MIDI (connect to your computer running Ableton or Logic!)
– Control MIDI CC parameters using the iPad’s internal Gyroscope
– Pitch-Bend + Modulation Knobs

For more info on HoneyChord check out our website – honeychord.com !

HoneyChord (AppStore Link) HoneyChord
Developer: Bolze, LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

KQ MiniSynth.. Updated v1.1

Posted by Mikers On January - 15 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (9)KQ MiniSynth is a polyphonic modular synthesizer.

The maximum number of modules you can set is 100!
..Of course it depends on your device’s ability.
You can install 10 Oscillators, make 10 series FM Modulators, and so on as you want.

What’s New in Version 1.1

Supports Audiobus.
Added a Preferences panel.
Fixed a language issue (Japanese was shown)
Fixed some bugs.

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

Horn Section HD

Posted by Mikers On January - 15 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (8)Real live horns for your songs, played by the first call horn section in The Netherlands, the Jayhorns! Right in your back pocket and recorded for IOS only! An app for iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch with dedicated design for all devices and full Audiobus and Inter App Audio support. Enhance your tracks with these licks, stabs and swells and enjoy the live feel of a real horn section! And in GarageBand the licks follow tempo and key, the perfect ‘brass’ add-on!

Perfect for producers and songwriters….. licks, stabs, swells and more in 7 chapters performed in 3 bpms and 4 essential keys, over 300 in total. Perfect for Garageband users on IOS, all licks were performed with minor third intervals and are presented as Apple Loops so copied to GB the licks follow the key set in GB with ease, as well as tempo! (these features are ‘Garageband only’) Copy any lick to any other paste equipped DAW (and use built in time stretching and transposing functions if you like) and enhance your tracks with a live horn section at your finger tips as if you had them in your own studio. The lines were composed based on often requested parts as experienced by the incredible Jayhorns (see bio for tours/albums and credits).


* All licks can be copied as Apple Loops to GB, following tempo and key changes
* All licks can be copied to any other paste equipped daw
* Full horn section library for anyone making music on an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch
* Audiobus compatible
* Inter App Audio compatible
* Easy auditioning of licks as they all loop within the app
* Performed, recorded and built only for IOS
* Many styles in relevant bpms (check content list)
* Lines, swells, stabs and other content were produced with your compositions in mind
* Uncut, not time stretched, actual high end recordings
* Audio quality: 44.1 kHz, 16 bit (cd)
* All licks, stabs and swell actually played separately in all bpms and keys,
by the first call horn section in The Benelux
* All licks can be cut, altered and moved for more complex arranging
* Any lick can be used creatively outside the mentioned style with ease

The licks were edited and mastered to a logical length, depending on style/meaning and use for you to place them quickly and get them automatically in the ‘right spot” but they can be moved for different effects and placed freely within your sequencer of choice. And of course, licks can be stacked as well.
Line up: Trumpet-Trumpet-Trombone-Saxophone (with Flugelhorn and Baritone Sax variations within the chapters).

* Funk, Disco ‘n Dance: 5 section licks performed at 90, 110 and 130 bpm, all in the
keys of A, C, Eb and Gb
* Pop: 5 section licks performed at 90, 110 and 130 bpm, all in the keys of A, C, Eb and Gb
* Soul: 5 section licks performed at 90, 110 and 130 bpm, all in the
keys of A, C, Eb and Gb (4 licks in 130 bpm soul)
* Jazz: 5 section licks performed at 90, 110 and 130 bpm, all in the keys of A, C, Eb and Gb
* Stabs: 5 section licks performed at 90, 110 and 130 bpm, all in the keys of A, C, Eb and Gb
* Swells: one horn swell performed at 90, 110 and 130 bpm, all in the
keys of A, C, Eb and Gb and major and minor swells in the keys of Bb, Db, E and G
* Fx ‘n Moods: 4 fast and 4 slow shakes in the keys of A, C, Eb and Gb
‘Down Boy’ lick at 90, 110 and 130 bpm in A, C, Eb and Gb
‘James’ lick at 90 bpm Forte Piano and 130 bpm Sforzando in A, C, Eb and Gb
‘What Goes Up’ lick at 90 and 110 bpm in A, C, Eb and Gb
‘Hornlike’ lick at 90 bpm in A, C, Eb and Gb
* Instructions/credits and Jayhorns info

Don’t settle for synth imitations or ‘sounds like brass’ solutions, go for the real thing and enjoy the experience, energy and full sound of the Jayhorns in your own song production, this is a living and breathing section and a purpose built release for IOS only.

Horn Section HD (AppStore Link) Horn Section HD
Developer: G.I. Records (Go Independent Records)
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

Cream Mobile

Posted by Mikers On January - 14 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (4)The world’s best software arpeggiator is now available as an iPad application.

Kirnu Cream Mobile is a very powerful MIDI performer music application for iPad.
This version is almost identical to the plugin version except the mobile version includes internal synthesizer and single drum track.
Mobile version also has only one arpeggiator track by default. If needed, the rest three tracks can be purchased separately with in-app-purchase option.

This version can open plugin version presets and vise versa.

– 4 independent tracks (One track available by default. Other can be added via IAP)
– 12 patterns per track
– Very powerful internal 2 OSC synthesizer FOR EVERY 4 TRACKS
– Two different views: Classic and quick edit view.
– Live Keyboard, Chord Memory and Pattern Sequencer sections.
– Sample accurate MIDI engine.
– Easy to use note hold mode with transpose and bypass functionality.
– Presets are compatible with the plugin version.

– Powerful Pattern Step Data Section:
– Tool section enables easy data editing.
– All data sections are independent from each other.
– Data sections can be looped with several different loop modes.
– Chord memory section enables different chords to be used in every step.
– Sequencer section enables sequencing the notes.
– Accent, order, gate, accent, transposition, note divide, note shift.
– 8 CC controls in each pattern.

– MIDI learn for all knob controls.
– Control Zone for changing most important parameters via external keyboard or MIDI events.
– Audiobus (generator) support
– MIDI sync with host and slave mode

– And lots of more

With Cream Mobile it’s very easy to create catching lead parts, bouncing bass lines, swinging drums and lots of other cool stuff. The only obstacle is your imagination :)

Cream Mobile isn’t like any traditional MIDI arpeggiator or sequencer. It’s a lot more. With simple and clever design it has been made easy to learn and operate. You can easily create cool performances by tweaking only couple of controls. If this is not enough for you there are so many ways you can control Cream that you never feel bored with it.

Kirnu Cream is good for everybody; hobbyists, professionals, producers, composers, mamas, papas… whoever needs a good MIDI performer to make their songs PERFECT!

If you are sick and tired of conventional MIDI arpeggiators, performers, sequencers you should try Cream and see yourself how it differs from the rest.

For more details – http://www.kirnuarp.com/mobile

Cream Mobile (AppStore Link) Cream Mobile
Developer: Arto Vaarala
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here


Posted by Mikers On January - 14 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480The CHAiOS SYNTH 2 is a further development of the free and easy-to-use CHAiOS SYNTH, which was formerly developed at the University of Applied Sciences Duesseldorf. The new version is beefed up by a number of new features and improvements. Now the CHAiOS SYNTH 2 has become a full professional synthesizer while staying as intuitive and uncomplicated as its predecessor.

With support for Inter-App Audio and Audiobus the CHAiOS SYNTH 2 can be used together with other audio apps on iPad.

Main features:
– 16 Step melody generator with unique random algorithm
– Wavetable oscillator with three different waveforms
– VA lowpass filter with variable resonance and cutoff frequency
– Delay- and reverb-effects
– ADSR envelopes for controlling amp and filter frequency
– Support for Audiobus and Inter-App Audio

Improvements to CHAiOS Synth 1
– New bandlimited wavetable oscillator
– New „virtual analog“ 4-pole lowpass filter
– Additional ADSR-envelope for the filter frequency
– 3 modes for filter resonance
– 16 step /3 track drum-sequencer
– More parameters for reverb and delay
– Adjustable oscillator volume
– Improved, streamlined design

By placing your finger on the X/Y-pad a looped melody is generated by a random algorithm, the finger position determines how many notes are used.
If a melody sounds good to you, it can be looped and the sound can be tweaked by a number of parameters and effects.
The options to modify the sound are carefully selected to work well together and provide a creative and fun workflow.

Developer: Per Loenicker
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here


Posted by Mikers On January - 2 - 2016 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480GeoShred is NOT just another app. GeoShred is a powerful, musical instrument that offers a performance environment on a multi-touch surface unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
Physical modeling synthesis is back with a vengeance.

GeoShred lets you create music using expressive physical modeling synthesis. You can achieve realistic guitar sounds, and also bend, stretch and manipulate the sound into endless possibilities. You can explore, edit and control the mechanics of a guitar model – solid or hollow body, nylon or metal strings, pick position, harmonics and much, much more!

GeoShred’s unique, responsive user interface for performance and extensive sound design enables you to directly control dozens of model parameters and effects.

With GeoShred, you have the power to make music that comes alive with expression, real controllable feedback, finger vibratos, note slides, power chords, auto-arpeggios and much, much more.

GeoShred Features Include:
– Physically modeled guitar sound
– Highly expressive playing surface
– Modeled feedback
– Multiple Modeled effects
– Built in Arpeggiator
– Finger vibrato and slide
– Extensive editing capabilities
– Customizable control surface
– Alternate tuning and interval support
– Intelligent pitch rounding
– Supports Inter-App Audio as well as Audiobus
– Supports Air Turn devices for preset changes
– Easily share your presets with friends

GeoShred is a fusion of Jordan Rudess’ Wizdom Music Geo Synthesizer’s user interface, and moForte’s powerful modeled guitar and effects chain. Geo Shred has been jointly developed by Wizdom Music and moForte Inc. It’s based on next generation Physical Modeling research of Dr. Julius O. Smith III of Stanford/CCRMA.

more details – http://www.wizdommusic.com/products/geoshred.html

GeoShred (AppStore Link) GeoShred
Developer: Wizdom Music LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $14.99 Download Here

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