GrainProc Live Granular Synthesis for iPad, Demo and Tutorial (video)

Not long to wait for this now ...

Electronic Piano Synthesizer XS is 75% off

Electronic Piano Synthesizer XS drops in price by 75%. It's down from $3.99 to $0.99.

App Sound ZMors Live Demo (video)

TINYSIZER AUX Port Demo - Connecting it to other Gear #TTNM (video)

BIAS Desktop Features Overview - by Ola Englund (video)

bitLab live 10/21/2014 with Special Guest Dr Bleep & New Brick Adapter Demos from our Designer David (video)

LF1 Monosynth for iPad arrives

LF1 Monosynth is a new mono synth for your iPad. Here are the details ...

Experience and create the classic vintage synth sounds with the LF1 Monosynth.

The LF1 Monosynth is a fully featured analogue–modelling synthesiser, featuring:
  • 2x classic–sounding analogue style oscillators with sin, sawtooth and square waveforms and a four octave range. The frequency of the second oscillator can be adjusted by ±7 semitones.
  • Analogue–modelled resonant filter with invertible envelope.
  • Amplitude envelope.
  • LFO with 5 selectable sources (including Sample + Hold), assignable to pitch or filter.
  • Glide & Glissando controls.
  • Pitchbend Wheel.
  • 8 user–preset locations.
  • Slick, retro-styled UI.

The LF1 is ideal for lovers of classic synths, or indeed for beginners looking to get a taste of analogue synthesis. This app is packed with vintage mojo and ready to go.

LF1 costs $2.99 on the app store:

2 Animoog Sound 1018 (video)

AC-X for iPad arrives

Introducing AC-X, a 16 channel wireless control surface for Apple’s Logic Pro X and other recording/mixing systems.
It uses Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth for connecting to the host computer.

(MIDI over Bluetooth LE requires compatible hardware and operating systems - see below for details)

It was designed to maximise screen real estate for hands on mixing, whilst also giving quick access to deeper functions via a slide-in control panel which can be summoned to either side of the mixer screen. This ensures the channels you need to access are never obscured.

Likewise, the transport buttons (play, stop etc) are integrated into the time display at the top of the screen to always be available.

The app uses the industry standard MCU protocol, so should work with most recording/mixing software out there (but not Pro Tools yet). For the initial release, the control panel button layout is set up for Logic Pro X… but the main mixing screen should work with most other systems too. We will add button layouts for more systems when we have completed testing them.

If you’re system is not supported, drop us an email at and we’ll try to get it added.


Remember that you don’t need an existing Wi-Fi network. Indeed you can sometimes get better results by creating a private Wi-Fi network between your Mac and the iPad.

Your iPad needs iOS 8 and Bluetooth 4.0 in order to use the MIDI over Bluetooth system (basically iPad 3rd generation or newer), but will happily run in 8 channel mode using Wi-Fi only.

The host computer also needs Bluetooth 4.0 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite for MIDI over Bluetooth, older OS X versions can support Wi-Fi only (8 channels).

If using Wi-Fi only, flip the switch in the control panel to “Wi-Fi + BT”
If using Bluetooth only or Bluetooth AND Wi-Fi, switch to “BT +Wi-Fi”

AC-X costs $9.99 on the app store:

Apple’s Jonathan Ive in Conversation with Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter (video)

Video description:

"The full discussion from Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit is now available for streaming."

KDJ-One Kickstarter is coming soon

Microgranny and Frau Angelico (video)

rsTouch Pro for Reason 2.2 brings lots of good things for Reason fans

rsTouch Pro for Reason v2.2 supports the Propellerhead Reason 8 update and adds customer requested features and workflow improvements, including:
  • 5 more Rack Extensions added: A-List Acoustic Guitarist, A-List Electric Guitarist, Synchronous, Softube Amp and Softube Bass Amp
  • additional FDR screen added for longer height faders (especially useful on iPad Mini)
  • multiple faders can be linked to move as a group
  • iOS multitasking now supported so app stays in background and returns to last mode used
  • performance mode drum pads offer 16 levels velocity mode
  • up to 4 iPads can run rsTouch simultaneously with each controlling a different bank of 8 Main Mixer channels (additional setup steps required: see
  • black keys on Perform keyboard screen have more visible touch action
  • updated styling
  • minor bug fixes and other usability improvements

Phaedra and Silent Way Voice Controller (video)

AltiSpace and Master Record in use (audio)

Altispace sample with master record by Frankijet.

The Build — Wej Control (lightshow) Demo (video)

Music Tech Fest Berlin is this weekend

I wish I was going to be around to see it. The London Music Tech Fest was great, especially as SoundLab was a part of it too. So I have every expectation that the Berlin event will be excellent. I'm looking forward to seeing what gets made at the hack day too.

If you're there and see anything I might be interested in (which is quite a broad spectrum I know) please do send pictures and anything else you can.

"Out of the Woods" - Taylor Swift Cover (Using Only Free iPad Apps) by Chase Holfelder (video)

Via Discchord.

Video description:

"A friend challenged me to cover a song using only free music apps on my iPad. I accepted and decided to tackle Taylor Swift's new song, "Out of the Woods." Every instrument you hear was generated from the iPad (including the processed harmonies & guitar-tone) using only free apps from the App Store. Hope you like it! [EDIT] Taylor Swift tweeted this video! Thanks for the shoutout, Taylor. #1989"

Reminder: SAM: The Ultimate Internet Connected Electronics Kit on Kickstarter has just over a week to go

It's over 200% with a week still to go!

Mike Daum plays the jamstik midi guitar controller - using GarageBand's Grand Piano instrument patch (video)

zMors gets its first update in 10 months

Good to see this app move forward after a long time. Here's what's new with zMors:
  • add modulation matrix
  • add iOS8 support
  • update audio bus 2.1.3
  • add additive osc mode
  • smoother automations
  • add more midi cc
  • new presets

SunVox Compo 10.2014 Votepack Preview (video)

More KDJ-One in the wild

Getting Started with the littleBits Brick Adapter (video)

KDJ-One in the wild (looks pretty nice actually)

INTRODUCING: littleBits Brick Adapter (video)

AX-7 Oscilloscope is 80% off

AX-7 Oscilloscope drops in price by 80%. It's down from $4.99 to $0.99.

Don't forget, Theremin I/O is on sale this week

Theremin I/O remains on sale this week. Its price is down from $2.99 to $1.99.

OT: PPG WaveMapper For Mac & PC - Sound Demos (video)

OT: PPG WaveMapper 2 For Mac & PC - Sneak Peek (video)

Oscilab is half price

The excellent Oscilab is 50% off at the moment. It is down in price from $9.99 to $4.99, which is a bargain if you ask me.

Back in 2009: SoundCloud app details emerge

It's amazing to think that we all take SoundCloud for granted to a degree, but in 2009 we didn't have a SoundCloud app, and back then the details were only just emerging. I think if I remember correctly that when it did arrive they charged for it too. Strange to think of that.

BIAS for iPhone is 50% off

BIAS (Guitar Amp Designer and Modeler for iPhone) is half price right now. It's down from $19.99 to $9.99.

Happy birthday Addictive Microsynth

Today back in 2011 Addictive Microsynth arrived on the app store for the first time. Happy birthday to Addictive!