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Nice To Be Your Friend Synth

Posted by Mikers On April - 25 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (3)Nice To Be Your Friend is the friendliest synthesizer app on iOS. There are two keyboards to play, with the top keyboard rotating around so that you can make music with a friend. What is played on one keyboard is highlighted on the other, so that you can share songs, and improvise new music.

The app is universal, and features more than one hundred sounds from an amazing SoundFont engine. The app is polyphonic and multi-timbral. Warm pianos, electric and acoustic bass, guitars, strings, and even synthesizer tones — a huge array of instruments, all at your fingertips in one app.

With full support for both MIDI input and output, you can use NTBYF to control other iOS synthesizers, or use a sequencer to trigger sounds from the app. There’s even Audiobus support, allowing you to easily record your music, or to send the sounds through the wide range of filtering and effects apps.

The app also has an integrated Apollo MIDI over Bluetooth “A” endpoint, letting you send MIDI wirelessly between a pair of iOS devices, or between iOS and a Mac. This will require the Apollo app running on the other device — the Mac version of Apollo is free, so it’s easy to try out. Once you’ve experienced the low latency of MIDI over Bluetooth, you’ll never want to use WiFi MIDI again. Bluetooth LE is available only on the iPad mini, iPad 3 and newer, and the iPhone 4S and newer; this feature is not available on the iPad 1 or 2, and on earlier iPhones.

Nice To Be Your Friend Synth (AppStore Link) Nice To Be Your Friend Synth
Developer: Patrick Madden
Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here

Earhoof

Posted by Mikers On April - 25 - 2014 1 COMMENT

screen480x480 (2)Earhoof is a futuristic virtual instrument which turns your iPad into a rhythmic gradient of sound.

A sophisticated instrument creation tool, it allows you to layer multiple audio files and combine them with high quality digital signal processing. By continuously changing the sound parameters along the length of your device, Earhoof allows you to create highly expressive playable surfaces. 

Its innovative internal rhythm engine allows you to easily play this surface, switching seamlessly between complex rhythms while remaining in complete control of the generated sounds. The result is a playing experience unlike any other, blurring the line between sequencer and instrument. 


* Includes over 80 carefully crafted presets, each one a unique multi-sample instrument
* Intuitively draw curves to modulate DSP parameters for Gain, Pitch, Pan, Filters, Delay and more
* Easily import your own WAV and AIFF files with iTunes File Sharing, AudioPaste, and AudioShare
* Record or manually create your own rhythms
* Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support allows Earhoof to interact with other music apps
* Record your performances as audio files without ever leaving the app
* In-app help manual will help you quickly learn the ins and outs of the program

More details – http://www.psicada.com/

Earhoof (AppStore Link) Earhoof
Developer: Psicada, LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

Synthy iPad Player

Posted by Mikers On March - 25 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (15)There could be many reasons for someone to need a keyboard or synth at a certain moment, and with Synthy iPad Player you can have one on your iPhone, in your pocket. With its amazing compatibility and customizable features it’s not hard for someone to fall in love with Synthy iPad Player. Boat load of customizable features gives the user a perfect opportunity to create the perfect sound they are looking for.

Go ahead, be an artist and create your own songs right in the palm of your hand. Easily record your own work right there and save it for future reference, with an unlimited amount of time for recording there is no limit on what you can record!
Features include:

2 oscillators
Oscillator frequency fine tune
Variable glide rates
Modulation amount and lfo rate
Volume envelope generators for – attack, sustain, release, delay
Frequency filter cut offs
Resonance
Filter envelope generators for – attack, sustain, release ,delay
Adjustable arpeggio with variable octaves and step mode

Synthy iPad Player (AppStore Link) Synthy iPad Player
Developer: Amy Faulkner
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

S.A.M.M.I.

Posted by Mikers On March - 25 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (13)S.A.M.M.I. is an application for sound experiments and sonic formations, featuring a sequencer, drone machine and theremin.

Features:
Sequencer – including key, note range, 5 waveforms, delay, filters, release, bpm, number of beats and loading/saving patches.

Drone machine – four oscillators with 5 waveforms, frequency/note, detune, filters, LFO (controlling volume/pitch/filter), delay effect and loading/saving patches.

Theremin – including tilt/touch control, starting note/frequency, note range, interpolation/step frequency change and delay effect.

Just experiment and see what happens!

S.A.M.M.I. has been tested on iPad2+ and is supported by ads on the menu screen.

S.A.M.M.I. (AppStore Link) S.A.M.M.I.
Developer: Christopher Ayles
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Synth 76477

Posted by Mikers On March - 25 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (12)Synth 76477 is a powerful sound effects generator and synthesizer app, inspired by the famous SN76477 integrated circuit from the 1970s, but containing many enhancements.
Features:

• Three oscillators, each of which can produce a sine, triangle, sawtooth, or square wave
• The outputs of two of the oscillators can be used to modulate the main oscillator
• Frequency modulation can be linear or octave based
• The duty cycle of the main oscillator can be adjusted in square wave mode
• Noise generator, either analog or digital, with an adjustable low pass filter
• Oscillator outputs can be mixed to the audio output
• Fully configurable ADSR (Attack / Decay / Sustain / Release) envelope, linear or exponential
• One shot mode available
• Unlimited number of sound effect generator boards
• User configurable array of sound effect generator buttons on each board, up to 50 on the iPhone and 150 on the iPad
• Boards as well as individual generators can be exported and imported, and transfered to and from your computer via iTunes file sharing, making it easy to share with others

Synth 76477 comes with a full set of sample sound generators, making it easy to understand how to use and configure them, and tap the full power of the app.

Note that Synth 76477 does not presently run in the background.

Buy your copy right now, and start generating your own sound effects in minutes.

App’s homepage – http://www.blackcatsystems.com/ipad/complex_sound_synthesizer.html

Cool tutorial demo video –

Synth 76477 Complex Sound Synthesizer (AppStore Link) Synth 76477 Complex Sound Synthesizer
Developer: Black Cat Systems
Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here

Chiptunes Pro

Posted by Mikers On March - 25 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (11)Chiptunes lets you make retro music the way it should be made – with chips! Build your circuit to lay down drum beats, basslines, and tunes.

Drag components from the toolbox. Drag between components to create connections. Swipe across connections to break them. Connect inputs and speakers to create your tune.

This video gives a great insight into this cool app

Chiptunes Pro (AppStore Link) Chiptunes Pro
Developer: Andrew Booth

Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here

HDS iSound

Posted by Mikers On March - 21 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (9)Your anticipated Accordion & ” Oberkrainer” app for folk music accordion players, finally available on the App Store!

The app supports Apple ‘s “inter- app audio ” (requires iOS7 ) and ” JACK Audo Connection Kit” (up to iOS 6.1.3 ) for audio & MIDI from / to other apps.

The HDS iSound app offers a very realistic and authentic sound reproduction, using a very large high-quality sample library. By real-time streaming the sounds, the audio samples can be played in very high polyphony and low latency of only 5ms.

Sound features of the standard app:

– 2 high quality accordions
Accordion folk music
Styrian ( Diatonic )
– 1 great jazz guitar for the accompaniment of the
left hand with Major / Minor / Sept . / Deminished
– 2 Baritone variations
for the bass in short / long version **

More sound variations and sound packs as In-App purchases available

[ Accordion – Pack]
with other typical alpine accordion as Styrian , 3 – and 5- reeds Accordion

[Guitars – Pack]
3 more excellent guitar samples for the companion guide ( Major / Minor / Sept . / Deminished)

[ Baritone – Pack]
2 additional baritone bass for the bass side

Polyphony up to 120 stereo voices ***
– Configurable audio latency down to 5ms
– Built-in DSP effects with 17 presets
– App can keep running in the background, so you can play and at the same time, for example, with another app, show sheets or lyrics or play back MP3s.
– Supports Apple ‘s “inter – app audio ” system (iOS7) for audio & MIDI streaming to / from other apps.
– Supports ” JACK Audio Connection Kit ” (up to iOS 6.1.3) for audio & MIDI streaming to / from other apps.

MIDI Player / Recorder:

You can record and play with the built-in MIDI Recorder to save and upload songs in Standard MIDI file format
– unlimited number of tracks
– 16 separate MIDI channels, assignable individually for each track
– unlimited recording and playback time
– You can load SMF MIDI files to your device using the iTunes software
– You can use Midi Files – for example, fresh music-
Playalongs **** – in the app and you will see on
the virtual keyboard which notes are played.

– Use the unique “Tempo – Zoom” slider to, i.e. for slowing down songs in order to learn them easier.

*** Polyphony depends on the used Model of the unit . You will find a Polyphony table on our product website.

**** Fresh music- play-alongs are specifically composed for iSound, customized Midi Files with learning factor – for further informations, please visit our product page.

Note : Please note that this app requires a lot of hardware resources . If you encounter problems with the app , please close all running applications in the background by pressing twice on the “Home” button and in the list of displayed apps hold onto a tap and – then press the ” minus sign ” in the corner , to close this application. Then close all other apps.

Sliver

Posted by Mikers On March - 21 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (8)Sliver is a powerful tool for soundscape and sonic texture creation.

Working beautifully with any audio content… melodic, rhythmic, noise, or otherwise, Sliver is well suited for a broad range of project types including:

Soundscapes
Ambient
Drone
Glitch
Noise
Pads
Sound Design / Sound Effects
Unique Sonic Textures
Cinematic Sound Elements

Creating a playable instrument from any sound.

The core of Sliver is the 4 real-time resizable clips (slivers) that can be moved around the waveform. Each sliver has it’s own channel with independent volume, pan, filter, and sliver size. These controls can be set in motion with Sliver’s automation engine. Sliver uses a real-time automation system to movement in your textures. This system also allows for override to be able to shape the ongoing captured performance. The filters and size windows are controlled by XY pads, giving Sliver a natural playability, creating a new type of instrument.

Touching along the waveform places, moves, and sizes the slivers, allowing you to intuitively scrub the waveform with a variable loop size.

A chain of effects assigned to XY Control pads allows you to shape and mangle the sounds produced by the slivers.

You can Automate every control.

Sliver uses Apples UIKit Dynamics to create physics on the XY Pads, allowing customized settings for the controls to shape the sound randomly with physics.

Sliver supports Audiobus, sitting in an input slot.
You can import samples via AudioShare import or Audiocopy.
You can resample, record your own samples via the Mic, or do both at once.

This app uses Background Audio and Records from the Mic. You will see a red bar when placing the app in the background.

Sliver supports MIDI learn and is fully controllable from Virtual, Network, and MIDI hardware.

Make some noises, mangle some sounds, create your own soundscape.

Features:
4 Real-time Manipulation Slivers
4 Independent Audio Channels
Full Automation Control
Apple UIKit Dynamics Physics Controls
8 X/Y Pad control
Touchable Waveform
Low Pass Filter
Temp Sync’ed Delay
Reverb
Realtime Pitch-shifting without effecting Time Domain (TimeStretch)
BitCrush
Saturation
Audiobus Support
AudioShare Import/Export
Email Import/Export (Sounds and Presets)
AudioCopy/Paste
Sample Recording
Resampling
Playable Virtual Keyboard
MIDI (Virtual, Network, or Hardware)
MIDI Learn
40+ Factory Samples
60 Factory Presets

Sliver (AppStore Link) Sliver
Developer: Alexander Matheu
Rated: 4+
Price: $5.99 Download Here

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: Free Download Here
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