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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Final Touch (finally) debuts!

I’ve been lucky enough to have been on the beta testing team for this excellent iPad app over the past moth or so, and really enjoyed watching it take final shape. I’ll aim to do a review in the next few days, but for now here’s the official word from it’s maker, Positive Grid – […]

AC-7 Core Solo

AC-7 Core Solo is the perfect hand-held wireless remote controller for your DAW based music recording system. It was expressly designed to be used comfortably with one hand, so there’s no need to put down your guitar/mic/drink while setting up the next take. It has been tested and optimised for use with Apple’s Logic Pro […]

Sliver

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 […]

iVCS3

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 […]

microTERA

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 […]

Following a long list of interesting music-based apps from XME, including Pocket Studio, comes a simple multitrack recorder for voice or instruments (if you have an iRig or similar interface). It seems a little pricey for the feature set, but the basic controls may be just what some users are looking for. Introducing Studio – […]

Is it me, or is there now an over supply of drumming apps, compared to any other musical instrument? Don’t get me wrong, I welcome the competition as it means they are only going to get better with each new app. This oddly named one, offers the bare basics but it IS free, so it’s […]

From the makers of one of my fav retro drum apps, Funkbox Drum Machine, comes the developers 2nd music software offering – Little MIDI Machine, which is a suitably vintage looking  step time sequencer for anyone that already owns a Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer interface. Little MIDI Machine is an analog-style MIDI step sequencer app […]

Following a few simple, loop-based music apps, Hige Five has dropped the chilled beats (literally!) with their latest universal music app, Aura Flux. We’ll let them describe it for you – Aura Flux is a unique and innovative ambient music creation App for iOS devices. Create unlimited, generative music by simply connecting nodes together drawing […]

Well this one certainly came out of the blue. I’m eating toast and surfing the usual sites, when i stumble on Reactable Mobile.I spat vegemite and crumbs all over the table! If you haven’t heard of Reactable, I suggest you go and look here. Explaining it will make my brain hurt. Needless to say it’s […]

Studiolab pro is a new all in one sample manipulation and sequencing app for iPhone/iPod Touch. Here’s how developers Krasidy describe it. Welcome to StudioLab Pro, Krasidy’s answer to mobile musicianship. Inspired by professional drum machines, samplers, and DAW surfaces, this application gives any user the ability to create a wide range of musical works […]

RadarBeats has been out for a couple of weeks now and although it took a little time to get used to the interface, it’s proving to be alot of fun. The interface is along the lines of flourish and Loopseque, where you drop your beats onto a circle which has a play line rotating around […]

Musix is a fully-customizable multiple-layout isomorphic musical keyboard. Each hexagon on the screen is a note, and surrounding hexagons are harmonically related. Songwriters benefit by discovering new melodies and musical relationships. Novices find it easy to learn to play. Experienced musicians are rewarded with an intuitive interface. Shiverware presents Musix: the definitive isomorphic keyboard. For […]

Sonoma Wire Works has given it’s multitrack recorder a huge update! Grab a full rundown here – http://www.sonomawireworks.com/iphone/fourtrack/ What’s New in FourTrack 4.0 File Import: Import audio into FourTrack by opening an audio email attachment or by dragging audio files into FourTrack’s File Sharing area under Apps in iTunes. Supports wav, mp3 and aiff formats. […]

This could have so many applications, it is almost unlimited what you can put it to use doing. Add one of the audio recording accessories, and the results will be excellent! Make sure you head to the website to check out the demo videos to see it in action – http://www.pillandpillow.com/SoundYeah/ Record sounds and play […]

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