Wednesday, April 23, 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 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 - 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 […]


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 […]

Figure, Propellerhead’s best selling music app for iPhone and iPod touch, now supports AudioCopy and WIST. Users can paste their Figure tracks into other iOS Apps with AudioCopy. WIST lets two people jam together by syncing apps running on different iOS devices. Available immediately as a free update, Figure 1.2 also adds several other user requested features as […]

Like jamming in a Hexatonic Blues scale? How about riffing out in a minor Pentatonic scale?  No idea what I’m even talking about? There’s an App to explain that, and it’s called ‘Scale Tapper’. This handy app has been around for a while now, and the updates have continued to flow since last year. This latest […]

Notedown! helps you to transcribe your favorite songs from your iPod library(*) by offering the following features: – loop playback of a selected region – playback speed of 1/4x, 1/2x, 3/4x, 1x, 1.5x with constant pitch – pitch shift by +/- 12 semitones in semitone steps – display the spectrum of the selection of up […]

The Mini-V Controller is the latest 4LittleFonzies iPad controller. It controls the Arturia Mini-V virtual instrument like you’re turning the knobs on real hardware. No fiddling on the screen with your mouse; just control the Mini V while you’re performing on the keyboard. It uses the wireless MIDI possibilities of the IOS CoreAudio framework. On […]

Impaktor is a drum synthesizer with a vast sonic palette, that turns any surface into a playable percussion instrument. You just slap your desk like you would a real drum. The real acoustical impulses from the built-in microphone are used as an excitation source for advanced sound modules that simulates behavior of membranes, cymbals, metallophones […]

As well as receiving Dream Cheeky’s iPlay Piano recently to take a closer look at (see here for review), they also included their other new product which is simply called iDrum. This slim, portable gadget features 7 circular drum-like pads on the top, which are designed to be tapped with your fingers (no drumsticks required!). […]

DR-OM is a virtual synthesizer that simulates the hackable yard sale treasure of the same name. Dozens of DR-OM units have been adapted from a rare, limited science lab function generator that started turning up in flea markets in the 70s. DIY synth enthusiasts discovered the device was easily hackable, and closely-guarded photocopies of modding […]

Turn your iOS device into a MIDI controller! Just connect it to your PC or Mac using the free TapServer software and start being creative in your favorite applications. Send virtually every kind of MIDI signal. It’s compatible with any application that accepts MIDI input such as GarageBand, Apple Logic, Ableton Live or pretty much […]

Have just been playing with this simple, yet clever rhythmic pattern creator. With a background in drumming, I really find it useful to be able to enter a series of note and rest values, and not only see it appear correctly on a musical staff, but also be able to hear how the pattern sounds […]

Bleep Street, the creator of a growing line of top flight music apps, including Sunrizer synth, iSequence for iPad/iPhone, Pro Keys, and GyroSynth have teased their next app on the horizon, which is a unique drum synthesizer called Impaktor. Rather than list the features, check out the video below which more or else shows you […]

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