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SampleTank gets all stringy

Posted by Mikers On August - 31 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

IK Multimedia, the leader in mobile music-creation apps and accessories for iOS devices is pleased to announce a new version of SampleTank, the premium virtual instrument and sound module for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The new version gives mobile musicians access to the world-class orchestral and choir sounds of Miroslav Philharmonik – Mobile Edition, plus adds sound-library management, so musicians can easily add, delete and re-download complete collections of instrument categories, as needed.

The Miroslav Philharmonik – Mobile Edition for the SampleTank mobile app is available as an in-app purchase, and is derived from the insanely popular Miroslav Philharmonik standalone app and DAW plug-in for Mac/PC that’s used in studios around the world. These famous orchestral instrument sounds and textures have been heard in hundreds of Hollywood movie scores, and in compositions from some of the top performing pros like Serj Tankian (System of a Down), J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Sean Kingston and Lana Del Rey, to name a few. Miroslav Philharmonik features instruments that were beautifully recorded at the Dvorák Symphony Hall in Prague by Miroslav Vitous with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. These sounds have a texture, warmth, and beauty that is considered “the standard”, and is unrivalled in the virtual instrument world.

The Miroslav Philharmonik – Mobile Edition for SampleTank includes 100 orchestral sounds and textures with multiple instrument performance styles, including 5 orchestral ensembles, 39 string instrument sounds (violin, viola, contrabass, cello and harp), 15 brass instrument sounds (trumpet, trombone, French horn and tuba), 12 woodwind instrument sounds (flute, bass flute, piccolo, clarinet, bass clarinet, oboe and bassoon), 4 vocal choir ensembles, 1 cathedral organ sound, 1 celesta sound set, 10 orchestral synth pads, and 13 orchestral percussion sounds.

The version 1.6 update of SampleTank for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch also gives musicians a sound-management feature that provides the ability to add or delete sound-library collections with a single click, thus freeing up space as needed on their device for recordings. If a user deletes a purchased library and later wishes to reinstall it, it can be easily accomplished via the in-app restore feature. The version 1.6 update of SampleTank also adds stunningly clear iPad Retina Display graphic support the newer iPad models. The Miroslav Philharmonik Mobile Edition – along with future downloadable sound collections – requires iOS 6 or later, although the app itself will still work fine with iOS 5.

SampleTank for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is a complete professional-quality virtual instrument and sound workstation that allows musicians to use a portable keyboard/MIDI controller like iRig KEYS, or any MIDI keyboard controller with a MIDI interface like iRig MIDI, to create and perform with studio-quality instruments and sounds on the go. SampleTank is also Audiobus compatible, so it can be used with other mobile recording and DAW applications like GarageBand, AmpliTube and VocaLive for creating music on the go, anytime and everywhere. SampleTank is compatible with iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch 4G or later, and any iPad model.

Pricing and Availability
SampleTank 1.6 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is available now as a free update on the App Store. The Miroslav Philharmonik Collection is available as an in-app purchase for $19.99/€17.99. Additional instrument collections will also be available soon via in-app purchase.

For more information about SampleTank for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, visit:


SampleTank (AppStore Link) SampleTank
Developer: IK Multimedia US, LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

Fingertip Maestro

Posted by Mikers On August - 31 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (17)Fingertip Maestro is a revolutionary, new music-making app, for people of all ages and abilities. It enables those with no musical training, to play music convincingly, with the feeling and texture of a real musician.

Playing the piano has never been so easy and intuitive. The app also includes acoustic guitar, strings, drums, bass guitar, and two synths. We took the frustration out of the process, by tapping and sliding your fingers across multiple colors you will be able to instantly create songs and melodies.

For those that can already play, it’s a great way to quickly generate chord progressions, riffs and melodies for new songs.

Kids and adults can instantly be able to create fun and captivating songs. Play with the whole family.

7 instruments – App included free instruments and additional Instruments are unlocked with In-app purchases.

Acoustic Guitar
Bass Guitar
Synth 1
Synth 2

In-time playing setting (Quantization)
Color-Assigned Chords
Chord Name Display
Tempo Adjust
Record and Playback
Export .m4a and Email
Playable with one or two hands or with someone.

Fingertip Maestro (AppStore Link) Fingertip Maestro
Developer: Lucid Lab Technology, LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Uber Synth

Posted by Mikers On August - 31 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (13)Uber Synth is a polyphonic multi-timbral FM synthesizer that runs on any iOS device. Create unique sounds by mapping any number of preset or custom sound patches to different positions on the keyboard. Uber Synth creates a continuous palette of sound by blending individual sound patches across the keyboard.

Uber Synth is Core MIDI compatible so it can be played by itself or driven with external keyboards and other MIDI units running either on the same device or remotely, even wirelessly.

Buy Uber Synth now at a low introductory price before we add AudioBus compatibility in the next release.


Uber Synth (AppStore Link) Uber Synth
Developer: mark carlotto
Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here


Posted by Mikers On August - 18 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

Saw this debut a few years ago as dedicated hardware, but it didn’t really take off. Maybe this will be the right platform for it!?

screen480x480With Beamz you’re immediately a studio musician and producer. Interactive songs included with the application have been composed so you’ll sound great, regardless of your musical skills or experience with traditional music instruments.

Throughout the Beamz song library you’ll experience exploring hundreds of instruments and sound effects; all of the Beamz interactive songs have been setup for you to sound great – so just play and have fun. You can also record and share your musical creations with your friends to show off your creative genius.

With Beamz there’s no limits to your creativity…the song library includes all genres of music including rock, country, pop, classical, hip-hop, dubstep, etc.

The Beamz song library is constantly expanding and includes in-app purchase options to add additional interactive party classic and chart topping songs inspired by original artists including Adele, Beyonce, Coldplay, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry, Pink, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, etc.

And for the optimal interactive music making experience, get the Beamz by Flo to make the music by touching laser beams and playing light – www.beamzbyflo.com

Beamz (AppStore Link) Beamz
Developer: Beamz Interactive, Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here


Posted by Mikers On August - 8 - 2013 1 COMMENT

mzl.iddcttsfSIDPAD is a flexible 8bit style synthesizer offering many features:

-3 Voice Synthesizer
Over 40 controllable parameters to create a wide range of 8 bit chip-tune sounds. All knobs midi controllable!

-Multimode Filter
includes Type, Cutoff, Resonance and customizable Cutoff Envelope

-Flexible Modulation
Hand draw up to 4 graphs and assign them to the synth’s parameters to add movement and expression to your sound

-Wavetable Editor
The 16 step wavetable editor is a great tool to set up sound effects and arpeggiated melodies.
You can sequence notes and waveform changes either as one shot or in a loop and vary the speed

-Help Mode
Every feature is explained via the help button to get you up and running with SidPad regardless of your synthesizer experience :)

I made this app for you! If problems, please contact me prior to leaving reviews, I’m happy to help with those and would also be delighted to implement new features for you!

For further details and updates – http://twisted-electrons.com/apps/sidpad/

Developer: alexander smith
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Studio 1111

Posted by Mikers On July - 30 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

mzl.dhmeuwnj.480x480-75Love the sound of the 303 acid bass lines?

Can’t resist the BOOM of the the classic 808 drum kit?

Here’s a formula to consider: 303+808=Studio1111

Studio1111 is an all-in-one workstation and composing environment offering a wide selection of tools and modes to effortlessly build awesome acid bass lines and drum patterns. This one goes up to 1111!


-De-tuneable to 3 voices (FAT)
-Waveform mix between Square/Saw
-Resonant Acid Low Pass filter with envelope and decay that 303 fans will love.
-sequence up to 16 patterns per song

up to 15 kits available including:
-8 BIT

You Have full control over the mix of the drum kit to get the balance perfect!

The effects pad enables you to ad cool FX to both drum and synth channels. Effects include:
-Vowel formant filter
-Low Pass filter
-Hi Pass filter
-Bitcrushing distortion
You also have the ability to load and save up to 8 songs n the fly

Record your performances to WAV, downloadable via the iTunes sharing page

Trigger your drum kit and synth with an external keyboard or sequencer!

You can also you Studio1111 pattern sequencer to trigger external midi modules – both drums and synth sequencer have midi out!

Studio 1111 - 303 + 808 (AppStore Link) Studio 1111 - 303 + 808
Developer: alexander smith
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

CAUSTIC 2 = Wow!

Posted by Mikers On July - 22 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

I realise the Android platform is way behind in the music making scene, but this impressive new music workstation app is a step in the right direction for sure!

Clipboard01Caustic 2 is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizers / samplers rigs. Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices.

Create your rack by adding any 6 of these machines:

* Virtual analog subtractive synthesizer
* PCM synthesizer
* BassLine synthesizer (303-like synth)
* Sampling drum machine

The app also includes
* Effects rack supporting 2 effects per machine. (8 effect types)
* Mixer desk with global Delay/Reverb
* Song sequencer

All files are stored on the user-accessible storage, and users can supply their own WAV files for use in the PCMSynth and BeatBox. The PCMSynth can also load SoundFont files (.sf2)

USB MIDI controllers can be connected on devices with Android 3.2 or greater that support USB host mode.

See the in-app help section for tutorial videos and full online manual.

Come visit www.singlecellsoftware.com to keep up with the latest news and beta software, request features, share your tracks and see what others are making with Caustic 2.
There is also a free (full version) companion PC version available for download on the product website.

Minimum device specs are:

– 800 MHz ARMv7 processor
– 800 x 480 resolution screen
Headphones or external speakers recommended

This is a demo version of CAUSTIC. There is no time limit in demo mode but save/export are disabled. The app will automatically save your current song between sessions.

Unlock the full version buy purchasing the “CAUSTIC Unlock Key” (sold separate). The full version enables song saving as well as exporting to WAV, Ogg and MIDI

If you have an Android device, check this one out for sure – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.singlecellsoftware.caustic

CrazySpace – Gravity Synth

Posted by Mikers On July - 22 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

mzl.rvhsuend.480x480-75CrazySpace is the App Stores very first gravity modulated subtractive synthesizer. Using our unique multitouch control system, musicians and non-musicians will be able to start shredding in no time at all.

Featuring a powerful synthesis engine with a total of fifteen high quality oscillators, delivering five voice polyphony at 16 Bit 44,100Hz and a high quality resonant low pass filter. This synthesizer is suitable for jamming on a train or performing huge synth lines on stage.

The easy to use programmable scale system allows the user to access twenty well known scales in any key they desire. Ranging from major and minor scales all the way to the beautiful sounding dorian scale, the possibilities are endless.

Gravity modulation is controlled via the displayed objects orbiting a central point. Each object represents an oscillator in the synthesizer engine. The size of the each object correlates to the oscillators volume. Using gravity to modulate individual oscillator volume creates a movement to the sound which is not present in traditional subtractive synthesis.

CrazySpace is a universal application for iOS 5 or above, compatible on iPhone 4S/5, iPad 2 or above and iPod Touch 5th Generation.

For more details, here’s the official site – http://mordapps.co.uk/

CrazySpace - Gravity Synth (AppStore Link) CrazySpace - Gravity Synth
Developer: Adam Mordas
Rated: 4+
Price: $0.99 Download Here

Xoxbox now for iPad

Posted by Mikers On July - 18 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

mzl.ixckdjjf.480x480-75Love a bit of narly TB 303 bass line action? If you can’t afford the hard version of Machine Mode’s Xoxbox, why not grab a free version of their software synth version!

Not alot has been revealed about the full features of the app, other than you must have the latest iOS to run it. Boo! I’m still rolling with v5.1.1 for JB reasons

Check the video below for a demo of Mode Machines Xoxbox, and if it tickles your bass line fancy, grab it while it’s still free….

Mode Machines Xoxbox (AppStore Link) Mode Machines Xoxbox
Developer: Michael Thorpe Consulting GmbH
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Keyboard instrumentSS

Posted by Mikers On July - 18 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

mzl.pbsxlegs.480x480-75A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument that is played using a keyboard. “Keyboard instrumentSS” includes 6 instruments such as piano and clavinet in one package. You can also purchase each percussion separately, however “Keyboard instrumentSS” allows you to save 30% from the actual price.

Note: please find the details about each music instrument on our website.


Added the recording function!
It picks the surrounding sounds as well, and you can use it in many different ways such as recording your vocals or creating a voice memo. You can also send the recorded data via email. Note that the maximum attachment size of an email depends on the iOS device you are using. Please contact your cell phone service provider for further information. * A 10 seconds recording is around 450 kB.

* Support iTunes file sharing(http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4094?viewlocale=en_US)

Added the play with other music app button on the right side of the record button (however, this disables the recording). For example, you can play along with your favorite songs on Music app.

Now you can select the audio file format when recording. If you want to send a file via email, record at “22kHz / 8 bit” to reduce the file size.

* Users who have a problem with the musical instrument app that doesn’t make any sound. (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5137?viewlocale=en_US)

* Rotate Keyboard Button
* Octave Up and Down Button
* Display scale on keyboard
* Support orientation
* Record button / Play button / Stop button / Send the sound data via Email button
* Support iTunes file sharing
* Play with other music app button

– Set Contents

– PianoSS
Range: C1 – C8, approximately 7 octaves (85 tones)

– ElectricPianoSS
Range: C1 – G7, approximately 7 octaves (80 tones)

– ClavinetSS
Range: C1 – E6, approximately 6 octaves (65 tones)

– PipeOrganSS
Range: C2 – C7, approximately 5 octaves (61 tones)

– BandoneonSS
Range: E2 – C#6, approximately 4 octaves (46 tones)

– AccordionSS
32-key 32-bass

– CarillonSS(Paid)
Range: C3 – G5, approximately 3 octaves (31 tones) – iPad
Range: C2 – G5, approximately 2 octaves (20 tones) – iPhone, iPod Touch

Keyboard instrumentSS (AppStore Link) Keyboard instrumentSS
Developer: YUJI HASEBE
Rated: 4+
Price: $5.99 Download Here
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