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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Take Creative Vocal Recorder

Posted by Mikers On July - 14 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen568x568• Sing, hum, rap, strum. Take captures your musical ideas—anytime, anywhere.
With a single tap you’ll be recording, beatboxing, overdubbing, riffing, writing, trying out song ideas that you’ll want to share with the world.

• Feel the groove. Stay on the beat. Keep in time.
Inspiring built-in clicks, loops and beats to kick start your creativity.

• Add new parts, double them up, create harmonies, sketch out the song
Three tracks to build on your tune and flesh out your ideas. 

• Surprise yourself with how good you sound.
Processing and effects that make your iPhone’s mic shine.

• Share on Facebook, Twitter, email.

Designed by Propellerhead Software—makers of Figure, Apple App of the Year 2012—Take is a creative recorder for musicians. It’s got the same drop-dead simplicity you’ve come to expect with your voice memos, with features custom-tailored to vocalists’ needs—like the ability to record harmonies along with your voice, blend in effects to sweeten the sound and sing along to an array of beats and rhythms. Take will soon become your go-to sketchpad for musical ideas.

Take Creative Vocal Recorder (AppStore Link) Take Creative Vocal Recorder
Developer: Propellerhead Software AB
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

Tuned XD

Posted by Mikers On July - 14 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480Featuring a precise instrument tuner, scale generator, decibel & frequency readouts, metronome, stopwatch, workout timer, 2-track recorder, frequency audio waveform scanner & more.

Tune your instrument, improve your intonation (pitch), lock in your timing and create a personalized workout to hone your musical & vocal chops! 

+ Professionally tune your guitar, bass, voice or stringed instrument with the most precise tuner available based on five visual pitch references

+ Improve vocal pitch, power & breath control with our Glass Breaker/Intonation Trainer based on Jaime Vendera; the world’s first documented singer to shatter glass by voice alone (MythBusters)

+ Unique seven octave pitch wheel with staccato pitch reference and endless sustain mode
+ Accurately zero in on your own pitch using Tuned XD’s smart-tune technology to separate your vocal frequency from the frequency of the pitch wheel

“Your instrument, Your voice, Your rules”
+ Build personalized vocal, piano, or guitar scales to train your voice and fingers for increased strength and dexterity
+ Over 45 practice scales covering major, minor, blues, augmented scales, and more
+ Over 30 vocal scales based on exercises from Jaime Vendera’s books, Raise Your Voice, Raise Your Voice 2 & SingFit
+ Vibrato and Dynamic scales
+ Set the speed, duration, and range of each scale
+ Record, save, import, and email your scale via Tuned XD’s 2-track recorder

“Record your voice or instrument for a precision practice session”
+ Two-track practice recorder for recording individual practice scales and rehearsals
+ Record as you sing or strum along to music tracks to review your progress
+ Load previous recorded tracks and load tracks from your playlist
+ Save your recordings to Tuned XD and share via Email

“Ultimate Timing Trainer”
+ Improve your timing with Tuned XDs tap, slide & set metronome
+ Practice breathing exercises and time your workouts with our stopwatch & training timers
+ Set your metronome to sound during scale workouts

“Sleek, stunning interface”
+ Tuned XD’s single face top/bottom layout features all the functions at the touch of a finger
+ Choose your function from central icon bar
+ Tuner, dB meter, and frequency audio waveform scanner display works simultaneously with ALL functions
+ Switch to full screen seven-octave pitch wheel with the touch of a button

Tuned XD is a digital vocal coach, personal music trainer & tuner in the palm of your hand! Get ready to turn your rehearsal session into a professional workout. We want you to get the most out of Tuned XD. For a video demonstration, support, or if you have any questions or suggestions please visit tunedxd.com

Tuned XD - Singers & Guitarists Tuner + Multitool for iPad (AppStore Link) Tuned XD - Singers & Guitarists Tuner + Multitool for iPad
Developer: Ken Ludden
Rated: 4+
Price: $6.99 Download Here

ScratchVOX

Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (8)ScratchVOX lets you create realistic lead melodies, easily manipulate them anyway you wish – then sync and record them into GarageBand. 

What’s different about ScratchVOX?

ScratchVOX isn’t another skeuomorphic instrument, nor a vague pitch-to-pixel canvas – but a new & intuitive way to accurately interact with note objects on your iPad: so you can change, undo or evolve melodies in real time.

Drawing flat note-paths “on-the-grid” creates notes that are right-on-pitch – where as curved paths create sliding transitions. Or you can experiment by simply squiggling around the pitch and volume grids to discover fun new grooves. Whatever paths you input, ScratchVOX plays them instantly and accurately – and does so with complete fidelity. 

This is as close as you can get to mastery of an instrument – without mastering an instrument: precise and effortless control at your fingertips.

True: ‘Eye meets Ear’

Because ScratchVOX notes are purely mathematical descriptions, you have the unprecedented ability to endlessly modify them without any distortion. This enables a whole new way to make music: you can build melodies by copying, pitch-shifting, inverting and stretching your paths. Your modded paths accurately recreate their new pitch/volume/duration shapes – while maintaining a completely smooth tone – even if you radically change your beats-per-minute. 

But wait – there’s more …..

All path inputs – whether drawing or modifying – can be done ‘live’ in play mode. So once you’ve synced and recorded your melody into GarageBand, you can jam around in ScratchVOX to your looping GarageBand track. Do on-the-fly pitch-shifting of your just-recorded paths to build harmonies. Or just keep morphing and modding your paths to create a DJ-style experience. You can have the same fun jamming with ScratchVOX to GarageBand’s loops, or to iTune songs imported into GarageBand.

Welcome to our sonic sandbox!

WHAT’S NEW:
• Interface provides intuitive form of music notation that lets you immediately start creating real melodies
• All notes are objects, not just “squiggles”, so they can be moved, copied and manipulated.
• Comes with electric guitar, violin, tenor sax, synth bass and trombone 
• Complete control of volume and pitch dynamics literally at your fingertips
• Notes can be pitch-shifted, inverted and stretched without any distortion
• Notes can go from 1 to 600 beats-per-minute without any change in pitch or loss of fidelity
• “Stickiness” pad lets you draw freehand to whatever exactness of pitch/volume/beat you require.
• Record directly into GarageBand to build songs and harmonies
• Sync to GarageBand to do DJ-style jams to your recorded tracks, to GarageBand loops, or to songs imported into GarageBand from your iTunes library.

ScratchVOX (AppStore Link) ScratchVOX
Developer: scratchvox Inc.
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

HarmonyWiz

Posted by Mikers On June - 29 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (4)HARMONYWIZ is an advanced harmonic generator which can create multi-part harmony, all just from inputting a single musical line. You can paint your music in or play it from a piano style keyboard. You compose it and HarmonyWiz will arrange it!
After an arrangement is created, the app provides harmonic analysis and displays a notation system known as Figured Bass.
Enter the Expert mode and you will have access to manage all the tracks in your arrangement with our editing tools.
Select different preset sound ensembles or create your own.
HarmonyWiz. Entertaining and fun for all ages, but also a valuable educational tool for music students and can be used for advanced editing by industry professionals.
This release of HarmonyWiz features the Baroque style and some of Jordan’s personal variations on its classical foundation.
The sounds in HarmonyWiz are from Jordan’s personal library. We also offer a great collection of additional sounds as In-App- purchases.
One can also enjoy just playing the great sounds of HarmonyWiz from the onboard or midi keyboard

• HarmonyWiz offers a unique, assisted composition engine
• Place guide notes in any track including the melody or bass lines
• Force chords to have certain degrees or inversions
• Choose from five different harmonic styles: Baroque, Contemporary, Smooth, Free, And Open
• Non-harmonic tones such as passing notes or suspension notes
• Built in multi-touch keyboards in both chromatic layout and harmonic
• Supports the use of accidentals
• Supports simple and compound meters
• Supports major and minor keys
• Displays harmonic rhythm
• Multiple undo and redo
• MIDI in and MIDI out support
• AudioBus support
• AudioShare support
• Ten built-in instruments including orchestral and electronic sounds
• More instrument packs available for in-app purchase
• SoundCloud sharing

HarmonyWiz (AppStore Link) HarmonyWiz
Developer: Wizdom Music LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: $9.99 Download Here

Sopranotron

Posted by Mikers On May - 24 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (11)The first dedicated ‘Virtual Soprano’ instrument for iPad – add soaring operatic soprano tones to your recordings, or take a pitch-perfect Virtual Soprano on stage with you!

Here by popular demand is Omenie’s M3000 HD ‘English Soprano’ library, provided as a standalone instrument. Caitlin Downie, gifted soprano and national treasure, has been painstakingly recorded and assembled into a huge vocal collection. 525 different samples, 15 different voices, with chromatic sampling over the M3000′s 35-note range, and note stretching below and above the range to deliver 5 octaves in total. 

3 distinct vowel vocalizations, ‘soft’ voices, ‘forte’ voices with huge projection and vibrato, staccato vowels and 3 different ensemble voices are provided. Two different playable instruments are available at the same time, one blended from a selection 3 of the 15 voices (‘A/B/C’), the other a single voice (‘D’). The ‘D’ voice may be assigned to programmable chord pads, or the two instruments may be played independently via class-compliant MIDI keyboards. 64 programmable ‘Voicebanks’ allow popular selections of voices to be saved and restored immediately for recording or performance. 

Virtual MIDI on 2 separate channels and AudioBus support make Sopranotron a very flexible and powerful instument for adding vocal sparkle to recordings or live performances.

Sopranotron (AppStore Link) Sopranotron
Developer: Omenie Limited
Rated: 4+
Price: $7.99 Download Here

RoboTune

Posted by Mikers On April - 25 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480Sing perfectly in key every time, with a powerful choir backing you up in flawless harmony!

Choose to use your own voice as your ‘lead vocal’ or a new ‘RoboTune‘ setting, transforming your ‘in tune’ vocal chords into a deep, resonant, robotic tone.

The cutting-edge vocal effects used in high-end studios by artists like Kanye West, Bon Iver and Imogen Heap are now immediately accessible on your portable device.

RoboTune works immediately when you load the app; just sing into your mic (using headphones and/or an external mic is recommended to avoid feedback).

Record and playback a loop to layer your performance and create your own track.

Add high quality effects: reverb and delay allow you to add character and space to your performances.

Advanced features allow you to add your own unique textures when you are ready to explore, including: 

Complete control over 4 voices, volume of your own ‘tuned’ input voice or instrument and 3 harmony voices, each of which can be pitched in semitones relatively.
Two settings to automatically create dynamic harmony lines for your backing choir: high or low harmonies in key following your melody.
Control over the key and tonality of your ‘tuning’.
A formant filter on one of your harmony voices to add/avoid a ‘chipmunk’ effect.
Control over timing of your loop, to allow it to perfectly fit in a given tempo.
A ‘gate’ to remove background sounds when you are in a noisy performance space.

RoboTune (AppStore Link) RoboTune
Developer: Alan O;Sullivan
Rated: 4+
Price: $2.99 Download Here

Voice Analyzer

Posted by Mikers On December - 20 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (9)Visualize your voice!!! Check and develop your Singer’s Formant and vibrato, the most important measures for every singer!!!

Voice Analyzer is a real-time spectrum and spectrogram analyzer. It gives you a visual representation of your voice. You can also analyze the sounds of musical instruments, identify spoken words phonetically, or picture the calls of different animals. Generally speaking, the power of the Voice Analyzer is enormous.

The spectrum of musical sound can be represented as a composition of harmonics. The frequency of the first harmonic is called the fundamental frequency. Higher harmonic frequencies are multiples of that frequency, but each has a different harmonic intensity. This builds a visual representation of sound quality.

The spectral peaks of harmonics that are observed on the sound spectrum of the voice are called formants. They determine the vowels’ quality and they have different formant frequencies for different vowels.

The Singer’s Formant is a tonal ‘ring’ produced by a singer. It is visible on the sound spectrum of trained singers (around 2500 to 3500 Hz). This formant is absent in speech or in the spectrum of untrained singers. Its frequency strongly depends on the voice type.

Features

- Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)
- Spectrogram analyzer (color, black and white, fast response)
- Spectrum analyzer
- Zoom and pan
- Measure values
- Move back analysis (just tap on the spectrogram)
- PIP (picture-in-picture), allows the simultaneous analysis on the Spectrogram chart and Spectrum
- Audio input can be supplied via built-in microphone and an external microphone (via the headphone jack, USB audio interface or through the iPhone/iPad dock connector – many Core Audio compliant devices)
- Sharing charts (through mail, social networks, clipboard)
- Frequency scale: linear and logarithmic
- Amplitude scale: linear and logarithmic SPL/RMS (dBFS)
- FFT window sizes: 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192, 16384

Voice Analyzer (AppStore Link) Voice Analyzer
Developer: DEXUS Pawel Krzywdzinski
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

Auto-Tune iOS

Posted by Mikers On December - 20 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

screen480x480 (8)Auto-Tune iOS brings vocal pitch correction to live performance, using Antares’ world-class Auto-Tune® technology. Now Antares’ professional pitch correction recording studio technology is available for local performers to use live, on stage, on your iPhone / iPad.

Connect Auto-Tune iOS to your sound system between your microphone and your P.A. / speakers to use Auto-Tune iOS in a live performance setting. Use a microphone audio interface device to connect the 1/8 inch jack to your microphone line and the headphone output to your sound system. Turn on Audio Out on the Auto-Tune iOS app to get audio to pass through the system. If you turn on Audio Out without connecting to your sound system, you are likely to hear the internal feedback of the internal speaker to the internal mic. Adjust your mic and speakers so there is no feedback.

Vocals are corrected to the nearest pitch based on the key and scale of the song, or to a set of melody notes selected on the screen. Use the Chromatic scale when you don’t know what key or scale a song is in. This is the easiest way to correct your voice to the nearest pitch.

The meter visually indicates whether you are singing sharp or flat. The Retune speed is the time it takes for Auto-Tune to pitch correct your voice. The Normal Retune speed setting of 50 msecs gives a natural humanized pitch correction effect. This is appropriate for a moderate tempo song at about 120 bpm with eighth notes occurring every 250 msecs.

A funky or fast tempo tune, at say 240 bpm, requiring sixteenth note precision will have notes occurring every 62 msecs. The Fast Retune speed of 25 msecs is better for faster notes. For slow songs or ballads featuring long held notes, the Slow Retune speed of 75 msecs may provide a more natural sound.

In addition to natural sounding pitch correction, you can also apply the iconic Auto-Tune effect. This is done using the Retune Speed setting of 0. The Bypass button is provided as a quick way to stop and start adding the effect as you sing.

Auto-Tune iOS is Audiobus compatible, allowing Auto-Tune iOS to work with your other iOS music apps. Auto-Tune iOS acts as a filter in the “Effects” category, so you can apply pitch correction and the Auto-Tune effect to other Audiobus-compatible apps. (see http://audiob.us).

* Vocal real-time pitch correction designed for live performance
* Built with Antares Audio Technologies’ Auto-Tune® professional pitch correction
* Tested with Tascam iXZ and IK Multimedia’s iRig microphone audio interfaces.
* Made for musicians.

Auto-Tune iOS (AppStore Link) Auto-Tune iOS
Developer: Susan Marvin
Rated: 4+
Price: $4.99 Download Here

Vio

Posted by Mikers On March - 12 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

mzl.oriobdgh.320x480-75Vio transforms your voice into a mesmerizing instrument. Morph and shape the sounds you create by exploring Vio’s entrancing interface.

SONIC ADVENTURES FOR EVERYONE
Build sonic universes from your own voice. The innovative audio engine behind Vio goes far beyond existing voice effects to create novel, futuristic vocal styles. Vio’s sound spaces vary in character from edgy and energetic to mellow and relaxing. Whether you are an amateur or seasoned professional, Vio’s pitch correction technology ensures that everyone sounds in tune and is beautifully harmonized.

TOUCH CONTROL
Get lost! Explore each sound space by touching Vio’s swirling particle vortex. Move the vortex around the screen and change how your voice is transformed–harmony is added or subtracted, melodies emerge and disappear, and reverberations shape shift.

LOOPING
Double-tap the screen, loop what you have just sung or hummed, and focus on morphing your sound with the particle visualizer.

RECORDING AND SHARING
Record your performances and share them via email, SoundCloud, Dropbox, or iTunes file sharing. Choose between compressed and high quality audio files.

ADVANCED FEATURES
Visit transformyourvoice.com to learn about advanced features like changing keys and recording high quality audio.

Vio (AppStore Link) Vio
Developer: Boon, LLC
Rated: 4+
Price: Free Download Here

SMARTLAV FOR iOS DEVICES

Posted by Mikers On February - 21 - 2013 ADD COMMENTS

smartlav_iphone5RØDE Microphones has announced the release of the smartLav, a new lapel microphone that connects directly to the headset jack of Apple iOS devices. Compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, smartLav delivers premium quality audio capture in a compact and accessible form factor.

 

The smartLav is a professional-grade wearable microphone designed for use in a wide range of fi lm, television and broadcast scenarios, or wherever professional quality audio is required in a discreet, portable format without the complication and expense of additional wireless equipment, particularly where multiple talent is involved. With the smartLav the user simply mounts the microphone on the talent, connects it to the iOS device’s headset jack and records via the RØDE Rec or RØDE Rec LE apps.

 

By employing a high quality omni-directional condenser capsule the smartLav captures sound in a forgiving 360 degrees, allowing for versatility when mounting and ensuring a high degree of user-friendly operation.

 

“The smartLav is an exciting solution that makes professional quality audio available to anyone with access to an Apple iOS device,” explained Damien Wilson, RØDE’s Marketing and Sales Director. “For filmmakers or wedding videographers that have struggled to simultaneously record multiple talent this product truly is an incredibly simple and cost effective solution.”

 

A foam pop shield is included to minimise wind noise and vocal plosives (hard ‘b’, ‘t’ and ‘p’ sounds), as well as a durable mounting clip with in-built cable management. The smartLav has been designed to pair perfectly with the RØDE Rec app for Apple iOS devices, and is also compatible with any iOS audio app that accepts input from the headset connection. RØDE Rec turns the user’s iOS device into a fully-featured field recorder, with a wide range of equalisation pre-sets to suit various recording situations, in addition to professional editing functions and the ability

to publish to SoundCloud and Dropbox directly from the app.

 

“Both the smartLav and the recently announced RØDE iXY stereo microphone showcase the possibilities of the RØDE Rec app as more than an isolated piece of software,” Mr Wilson explained, “but also as a platform and hub for a range of professional grade audio devices. This platform leverages the portability and popularity of Apple’s iOS devices to make content creation easier than ever.”

 

The smartLav is shipping to authorised RØDE retailers worldwide this month, at a suggested retail price of US$60. For more information please visit www.smartlav.com.

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