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iVCS3

Posted by Mikers On March - 21 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (4)iVCS3 – Official EMS VCS3 emulator

The VCS3 was created in 1969 by Peter Zinovieff’s EMS company. The electronics were largely designed by David Cockerell and the machine’s distinctive visual appearance was the work of electronic composer Tristram Cary. The VCS3 was more or less the first portable commercially available synthesizer—portable in the sense that the VCS 3 was housed entirely in a small, wooden case.
The VCS3 was quite popular among progressive rock bands and was used on recordings by The Alan Parsons Project, Jean Michel Jarre, Hawkwind, Brian Eno (with Roxy Music), King Crimson, The Who, Gong, and Pink Floyd, among many others. Well-known examples of its use are on The Who track “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (as an external sound processor, in this case with Pete Townshend running the signal of a Lowrey Organ through the VCS3’s filter and low frequency oscillators) on Who’s Next. Pink Floyd’s “On the Run” (from The Dark Side of the Moon) made use of its oscillators, filter and noise generator, as well as the sequencer. Their song Welcome to the Machine also used the VCS3. The bassy throb at the beginning of the recording formed the foundation of the song, with the other parts being recorded in response. The VCS3 was also a staple at the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop, and was a regular (and most frightening) sound generator for the Dr Who TV series. Many fo the monsters and atmoshere;s created for the show came directly from the VCS3.

Description

The VCS3 has three oscillators (in reality, the first 2 oscillators are normal oscillators and the 3rd an LFO or Low Frequency Oscillator), a noise generator, two input amplifiers, a ring modulator, a 18dB/octave (pre-1974) or 24dB/octave (after 1974) voltage controlled low pass filter (VCF), a trapezoid envelope generator, joy-stick controller, voltage controlled spring reverb unit and 2 stereo output amplifiers. Unlike most modular synthesizer systems which use cables to link components together, the VCS3 uses a distinctive patch board matrix into which pins are inserted in order to connect its components together.
Keyboards controller

DK1 keyboard controller

Although the VCS3 is often used for generating sound effects due to lack of built-in keyboard, there were external keyboard controllers for melodic play. The DK1 in 1969 was an early velocity sensitive monophonic keyboard for VCS3 with an extra VCO and VCA. Later it was extended for duophonic play, as DK2, in 1972. Also in 1972, Synthi AKS was released, and its digital sequencer with a touch-sensitive flat keyboard, KS sequencer, and its mechanical keyboard version, DKS, were also released.

 

iVCS3 (AppStore Link) iVCS3
Developer: Alessandro Petrolati
Rated: 4+
Price: $14.99 Download Here

MY PPS

Posted by Mikers On March - 21 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568The Pocket Pad Studio powered by Tychicus is an innovative, yet powerful solution for rappers, singers, producers, creators, musicians, and anyone like yourself wanting to express themselves professionally or just for fun with creating Mix CD’s

What the PPS can do:

*Keyboards (full 72 keys)
*Bass & Lead Guitar
*Drums (Complete Set) with Effects
*Vocals also add Effects
*Sheet Music (Composer Version)
*Collab Feature ( link and create)
*Note Pad
*Export sounds or complete song
*Quantize (auto or manual)

•Get in the driver’s seat, because now you can be the “Producer” of your own project! Using an iPod,iPad or iPhone, you can make beats, musical ensembles, and even drop multitrack vocals.

Getting to the studio has never been easier, just put your musical ideas together with the Pocket Pad Studio and you’re ready for the world stage!

Expand your real time high quality production and recording experience with the Pocket Pad Studio Expansion PAKS.
These PAKS have been created using professional high quality 96k studio samples. The Pocket Pad Studio Expansion
PAKS are unique sound bank packages carefully selected by some of the industry’s top producers.

•The Pocket Pad Studio Expansion PAKS currently come in five distinctive genres:

*Hip Hop Beats
*Pop Tunes
*R&B Sounds
*Piano Licks
*Wind Instruments

•Super simple to operate without having to use a manual, making it Fun for a novice to create a high end studio
quality tune.
•Premium master quality sounds used in multi-platinum, Grammy awarded hit songs provides that sounds professionals expect to hear in high-end studio hardware equipment.
•Pre-programmed functions cuts out a lot of work making it simple and fun to produce a professional sounding production.
•Import & export
•Full 72 keys capabilities on keyboard synthesizer
•Link & upload recorded material to a professional studio
•Link devices to share in the creation of a beat
•Write pad- composer can create music on a standard staff music sheet using only a finger tap
•Print & email capabilities
•Upload to social world with just a touch of a button
•Quantize button: auto-quantized all recorded material to produce perfect timed playback production with the touch
of a Button.
•Sound PAKS frequently releases keeps you updated with the latest sounds created by your favorite Super-Producers.
•EASY import of New Sounds PAKS
•Hip Stylish Clean Look, not cluttered with a lot of buttons and knobs never used
Has all the most important qualities that your known branded keyboards, Mpc, guitars and microphones have.

MY PPS (AppStore Link) MY PPS
Developer: Tychicus Jones
Rated: 4+
Price: $0.99 Download Here

microTERA

Posted by Mikers On March - 21 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (2)Waveshaping Synthesis is a type of distortion synthesis that can create dynamic spectra in a controlled way. In waveshaping, it is possible to change the spectrum with the amplitude of the sound. A simple example of this method is the clipping caused by overdriving an audio amplifier.

These simple method creates an astonishing variety of sounds which are very unique and can’t be reproduced by any other contemporary synth!

microTERA gives you also a method of getting randomly generated sound patches in a way you never experienced before: roll the dice! Every single try gives you a new unique sound patch, really every try, promised…

Waveshaping Synthesis

• Wavehaper with user programmable shape
• Spectral shape specification
• Three sine oscillators
• Feedback input for noise components
• 4 Low frequency oscillators
• 4 Envelopes with tempo sync
• 64 time/level segments per envelope
• Monophonic or polyphonic with 16 voices.
• Over 150 factory sounds

• Uses programmable sequences with up to 32 steps.
• Can trigger single notes and chords.
• Unique randomizer generates Arpeggios with 100% usability.
• 32 Arpeggios included, unlimited useer arpeggios possible.
• For each step you can program tie, accent, transposition and note order

Effects

• Chorus
• Phaser
• Distortion (Tape/Tube/…)
• Echo/Delay
• Reverb

Global

• Audiobus compatible (Input slot)
• Inter App Audio compatible.
• CoreMIDI / Virtual MIDI
• Audio recorder with Metronome.
• Upload to SoundCloud and File Export.
• Audio pasteboard.

BeepBoop

Posted by Mikers On March - 21 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (1)A strange noise-making device.

A collection of blocks of signal processing that document the last few months of my meanderings, wired together to make excessive oddness.

Kinda like an iOS monotron, but with the capacity for great evil.

Made from circuit models. Structurally, there’s an antialiased oscillator, feeding a partially temperature-stabilised transistor-ladder VCF (which can be heated), feeding an interesting old pitch-shifter in full-feedback-fun mode.

Plus an LFO for some movement, and AudioBus compatibility.

Sounds vary from early Dr Who to world-ending cataclysms.

 

BeepBoop (AppStore Link) BeepBoop
Developer: David Gamble
Rated: 4+
Price: $1.99 Download Here

Z3TA+

Posted by Mikers On February - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (10)The legendary Z3TA+ synthesizer has been used on countless records, and it’s distinctive sound has been a staple of electronic artists the world over. And now Z3TA+ iOS puts the full power of Z3TA+2 on your iPad. Packed with hundreds of presets, modulatable waveshaping, dual mode filters, and flexible effects, Z3TA+ iOS is the perfect creative synth for making music anywhere, anytime.

Feature Highlights:
• Includes over 500 presets
• User-friendly on-screen Keyboard and external MIDI control
• Waveshaping synthesis with 6 Oscillators, 6 LFOs, and more
• Modulation Matrix including 16 Sources, Curves, Controls, and Destinations
• Advanced modular effects including Distortion, Mod, Compression and more
• Performance section with Tap Tempo, assignable XY Pad, Mod Wheels, and Adaptive Pitch Bend
• Inter-App Audio, Background Audio, and Audiobus support

Z3TA+iOS will be there for you when you’re working behind your studio rig, or on the road. It embodies every characteristic of the original synthesizer and brings the all of parameters you know and love to a fluid iOS7 touch-enabled interface. Z3TA+iOS is perfect for both experienced and new users especially when connecting to other audio applications using Audiobus and Inter-App Audio. Plugin in any iPad compatible MIDI controller and take your performance to the stage.
Feature Highlights:
• Includes over 500 presets
• User-friendly on-screen Keyboard and external MIDI control
• Waveshaping synthesis with 6 Oscillators, 6 LFOs, and more
• Modulation Matrix including 16 Sources, Curves, Controls, and Destinations
• Advanced modular effects including Distortion, Mod, Compression and more
• Performance section with Tap Tempo, assignable XY Pad, Mod Wheels, and Adaptive Pitch Bend
• Inter-App Audio, Background Audio, and AudioBus support

Z3TA+iOS will be there to quench your thirst for sound design when you’re
working behind your studio rig, or on the road. It embodies every characteristic of the original synthesizer with a brand new performance section full of parameters to twist and turn your
programs on the fly. Z3TA+iOS is perfect for both experienced and new users especially when connecting to other audio applications using Audiobus and Inter-App Audio. Plugin in any iPad compatible MIDI controller and take your performance to the stage.

Full details here – http://www.cakewalk.com/Products/Z3TA/iOS.aspx

Z3TA+ (AppStore Link) Z3TA+
Developer: Cakewalk
Rated: 4+
Price: $19.99 Download Here

Evil Machine

Posted by Mikers On February - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (3)With EVIL MACHINE, make awesome electronic music in no time regardless of the genre. With over a hundred sounds to choose from, a step sequencer to quickly build beats and a keyboard for basslines & melodies, real time composition has never been more fun.

[Specifications]
Sound Engine:
• 8 voice Sampler;

Instrument Voices (Parts):
4 drum parts:
Samples from machines such as 808,909 and other classics

4 synth parts
The synth sounds range from crunching basslines (powered by Twisted electrons’ CRUD) to soaring leads and chords.

Effect Section:
• 7 Master Effect Types : Delay, Crush, Stutter, Low Pass Filter, Band Pass Filter, High Pass Filter, Talking Modulator

• Channel effects include: Side chaining, filters, crushers, pitch tremolo

Sequencer Section:
• Patterns : up to 64 steps maximum per part, You can also record all movements for each knob

Pattern Memory:
• 64 Total :

32 preset patterns:
Dubstep, Electro, House, 8Bit, Hihop, Hardcore, Drum n Bass, Trap
32 blank patterns

Evil Machine (AppStore Link) Evil Machine
Developer: alexander smith
Rated: 17+
Price: $7.99 Download Here

Cakewalk Z3TA+ landing soon

Posted by Mikers On January - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Z3TA-iOS-674Coming February 2014: The legendary waveshaping sound of Z3TA+ (zay’-ta) – redesigned for Apple iPad

Borrowing from the Mac/Win versions of Z3TA+ 2, Z3TA+ iOS brings an unmistakable signature sound—used globally in countless successful electronic, EDM and dance productions—to the iOS world. Redesigned to fit iOS screen-real estate optimally, Z3TA+ iOS maintains its legendary impeccable sound quality and sonic depth, while new touch control capabilities open up even more innovative waveshaping sound possibilities.

Z3ta+ iOS’s intuitive sound-shaping environment is segmented into pages. The Synth Page is the heart of the synth, where sound design takes life through oscillators, filters, envelope generators and LFO parameters. The Modulation Matrix/Arpeggiator Page provides exceptional sonic versatility and composition assistance, while the Effects Page offers world-class Distortion, Modulation, EQ, Compression, Triple Delay and Reverb—all with new routing capabilities to craft the perfect sound in the iOS environment.

For creating music on the go, Z3TA+ iOS’s onboard, customizable collapsible keyboard not only triggers notes, but allows shifting octaves, choosing root notes, “holding” notes, and more. Finally, a header strip completes Z3TA+ iOS’s design, by providing easy access to move among pages, search presets, control master volume, and choose additional options through the program menus.

Highlights

  • Over 500 on-board, expertly crafted presets
  • Support for Inter-App Audio, Background Audio, and AudioBus
  • Classic waveshaping Z3TA+2 synth engine with 6 Oscillators, 6 LFOs, Filters, and more
  • Modulation Matrix includes 16 Sources, Curves, Controls, and Destinations
  • Advanced modular effects—Distortion, Modulation, Compression, Delay, Reverb and Limiter
  • External MIDI control and user-friendly onboard Keyboard
  • Performance section with Tap Tempo and assignable XY Pad, Mod Wheels, and User Controlled In-Key Pitch Bend
  • Designed for iPad 2 or above, iPad Air, and iPad Mini

Pricing and Availability

Z3TA+ iOS will be available on Apple’s App Store in February 2014 for $19.99. Visit www.cakewalk.com/Z3TA+-iOS for more information.

Giant Isopod

Posted by Mikers On January - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (8)Giant Isopod is a synthesizer to generate noise.
Let’s try and drown in the noise coming from the depths of the sea!

Features
– Oscillator
Two Oscillators
Four Wave Types: Saw / Square / Noise / Magic
Pitch Sync

– Filter
Three Filter Types: BPF / HPF / LPF

– LFO
Three LFOs
Four Wave Types : Sine / Square / Saw / Random
Six Destinations : OSC1 Pitch / OSC1 Volume / OSC2 Pitch / OSC2 Volume / Filter CutOff / Master Volume

– FX
Two FXs: Lo-Fi / Delay

– Controls
Two assignable X-Y Pads
Assignable Gyro Control

– Others
Supports virtual MIDI (MIDI IN only).
Supports MIDI sync (LFO Rate, Delay Time).
Supports Background playback.
Supports Audiobus (Input).
Supports for iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad as a universal app.

Giant Isopod (AppStore Link) Giant Isopod
Developer: Sobal Corporation
Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here

KORG Gadget

Posted by Mikers On January - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Something both innovative and unique has landed from KORG, bringing back some classic synth sounds of yesteryear, and mixing a collection of them with some modern day sound editing tools!

screen480x480 (7)KORG Gadget offers a collection of 15 different synthesizers and drum machines called “Gadgets”, which you can freely combine to produce powerful electronic music.

*** A collection of fifteen Gadgets ***
Right from the beginning, KORG Gadget gives you 15 compact synthesizers and drum machines. Each Gadget possesses an irresistible presence and can function as the core of your electronic music productions. The parameters are carefully constructed to take you right to the sound that you want, and they’re ideal for producing all forms of electronic music. Even if you don’t play a musical instrument, no worries! Each synth offers a keyboard featuring a Scale function that makes it impossible to play wrong notes, combined with a sequencer that supports the function, Just download KORG Gadget to your iPad, and start exploring 15 Gadgets. Which will be your favorite?

*** Ideal track-making experience while on the go. Control two things at once. ***
For the most part, KORG Gadget uses the vertical orientation that makes the iPad easy to hold in one hand and is the most common style of interface on iOS devices. The screen of the iPad is divided vertically in two halves, allowing you to simultaneously control two types of content-“song creation” and “sound creation”. by placing the current Gadget on the bottom of the screen while always showing the sequencing environment up top.-This ensures that your creative production flow is not interrupted. That’s all you have to know. You’ll enjoy the simple and intuitive sequencer, and experience track-making in an environment that’s been perfectly optimized for mobile use, while retaining professional quality in everything from the effects to the mixer.

*** Capture ideas for your songs wherever you like. An ideal choice as a second DAW ***
If you run out of ideas while producing a song, try taking KORG Gadget somewhere that you find inspirational, like a cafe or your living room. Then create sounds or phrases with your favorite gadget and stock up on ideas. The data you create can be exported as audio data for a variety of uses. Even if you typically use a computer or sophisticated music production equipment, KORG Gadget is an ideal partner that will inspire you from a different perspective. KORG Gadget is also an ideal choice as a second DAW that’s easy to take with you along anywhere.

*** Share songs to the GadgetCloud and connect to users around the world. ***
Songs that you create using KORG Gadget can be shared on “GadgetCloud,” a music sharing site for KORG Gadget users worldwide. By exchanging songs between mobile musicians around the world, you can communicate in ways that bypass language barriers, and also improve your skill as a creative artist. This is a music production space that’s fun to use; you can submit your songs for selection as tracks recommended by KORG, enter various contents, and use the ranking system. You can also upload from KORG Gadget directly to any social networking service such as SoundCloud, Facebook, or Twitter, sending your tracks wherever you like.

GadgetCloud is based on SoundCloud, the cloud service that’s supported by creative artists world-wide. You will need a SoundCloud account.

***A fusion of cutting-edge iOS technology; a mobile studio that continues to evolve ***
By connecting an external MIDI keyboard via the Camera Connection Kit, you can play the 15 synthesizers in Gadget from a real keyboard. A wide range of iOS music technology is also supported, including AudioCopy, and WIST. There’s a roadmap for future updates that will add new gadgets and support audio tracks, further perfecting the system as a mobile music production studio. KORG Gadget will continue to evolve in support of serious mobile music-making.

KORG Gadget (AppStore Link) KORG Gadget
Developer: KORG INC.
Rated: 4+
Price: $39.99 Download Here

Moon Beam Synth/Sampler

Posted by Mikers On January - 28 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (5)Inspired in part by the Casio Sk-1’s lo-fi sonics/sampling, the Moon Beam also adds features only possible in the touch screen world: bend keys independently!!! You can of coarse also bend all voices in sync using the touch pad. Also, for those of you Baroque sticklers… you can switch to well-tempored mode!

The Moon Beam Synth/Sampler gives you:
-Unique key independant pitch bending
-2 sample/oscillator layers for each voice… or split them to top and bottom keyboards.
-Effects (Delay/Reverb,Filter,Tremelo,Vibrato,Vinyl Noise,Distortion)
-Easy sampling for each audio source
-Easy editing of audio sample start/loop points
-4 octave keyboard + 2 pitch ribbons
-1 assignable effects touch pad

COMING SOON:
-AudioBus support

Moon Beam Synth/Sampler (AppStore Link) Moon Beam Synth/Sampler
Developer: Christopher Conti
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here
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