At last it's here! FLUX:FX has arrived and looks totally amazing!


It looks brilliant, it is ... Here are all the details ...

FLUX:FX is a professional multi-effect audio processor app for the iPad that lets you ‘play’ your effects. Innovative, intuitive and exciting, FLUX:FX lets you manipulate any audio signal into something entirely new, and redefines the possibilities of audio and live performance in an app with an almost unlimited range of effect options. FLUX:FX is a truly authentic digital platform for next-level sound design. Guitar, bass, synth, drums, vocals, DJ setup, violin… basically ANY audio signal can be processed in real-time by FLUX:FX. Over 18 months in development, this app represents the pinnacle of touch-screen multi-effects, and was designed in conjunction with acclaimed musician Adrian Belew for both studio and live use.

TRULY CREATIVE EFFECTS: FLUX:FX has over 30 studio-quality effects to choose from, and an almost unlimited range of settings to let you twist and sculpt your sound. Chain 5 together for maximum aural impact.

POWERFUL SEQUENCER: A touch-based automation sequencer for your effects that adds a completely new fluid dimension to your sound design.

DEEP EDITING HEAVEN: Every parameter of every effect is editable, assignable and with the fine tuner dial, PRECISE. That makes FLUX:FX a tweaker’s paradise.

TRANSPARENT INTERFACE DESIGN: FLUX:FX has a beautiful, minimalist interface combining easy-to-use controls with a mesmerising liquid polygon audio visualizer. No fake road-worn pedal graphics here.

MADE TO BE TOUCHED - Designed and built from scratch as an iPad app, FLUX:FX is not a port from an existing plugin, it is MADE to be touched. And swiped, and dragged, and tapped. No tiny dials here.

MADE BY EXPERTS - conceived and created via the combined talents of guitarist extraordinaire Adrian Belew, audio software developers ElephantCandy and mobile specialists MOBGEN.

PLAYS WITH EVERYTHING - Audiobus compatibility (including saved states), Inter-App Audio compatibility, super-fast MIDI, virtually all the audio interfaces… they just work with FLUX:FX.

COMPLEX SOUND, EASY TO USE - chopping, shaping, crushing and looping – FLUX:FX can take you from subtle modulating echoes through to wrecking-ball destruction, all with a swipe of a finger.

LOWEST POSSIBLE LATENCY - FLUX:FX features ultra low-latency settings to give truly professional performance capabilities.

There are more than 30 individual effect blocks that come built-in to FLUX:FX. We do not force users to make in-app purchases to unlock essential tools, or to register in order to stop ‘advertising’ alerts.

Choose from the following audio building blocks to create your modular effect chain:
  • OVERDRIVE
  • DISTORTION
  • FUZZ
  • BITCRUSH
  • DESTROY
  • DECIMATE
  • STUTTER LOOP
  • REVERSE LOOP
  • LOOP SLICE
  • SEGMENT
  • SAMPLE SCRATCH
  • COMPRESS
  • PUMP
  • ULTRA EQ
  • KILL EQ
  • LOWPASS FILTER
  • HIGHPASS FILTER
  • BANDPASS FILTER
  • CHORUS
  • FLANGE
  • PHASE
  • RESONANT DRONE
  • PITCH DELAY
  • OCTAVE SHIFT
  • RING MODULATE
  • AUTO PAN
  • DIGITAL DELAY
  • BINAURAL DELAY
  • TAPE ECHO
  • SCATTER VERB
  • DELAY/REVERB

Plus a master LIMITER to keep all the sonic chaos in check.

”FLUX:FX makes sounds that I have never heard before from any other piece of equipment. It can truly mangle any signal you put into it… in a good way! The touch controls means that I can actually PLAY the effects - say I’m playing a guitar solo, I’ll lean over and noodle with it and create some wacky guitar sounds. This app is just so creatively inspiring and fun to use.” - Adrian Belew.

Adrian Belew is the world’s greatest experimental whammy twang bar, czar rhino, stunt guitarist extraordinaire. With a resume that features some of the biggest names in music including Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, King Crimson, Talking Heads, Paul Simon and Tori Amos, Adrian is famous for pushing the boundaries of the guitar in both technical and tonal exploration.

As seen in Guitar Player, CDM, PalmSounds, Synthtopia, Adland.TV, TeamRock, Guitar Moderne and many more!

FLUX;FX Costs $19.99 in the app store today ...

Loopy Masterpiece: Class design (video)



Video description:

"I'm trying something new this week: I've been designing Loopy's code modules, and this week I'm talking about how I plan to implement the actions/sequence stuff we've been talking about in past weeks.

It's gonna get a little technical - quite the learning curve for me, figuring out how to talk about software development!

http://masterpieceedition.tumblr.com"

Phase84 Available Now (video)



Video description:

"Phase84 is a next generation phase distortion synthesizer. It fuses gritty digital sounds with traditional analog punch.

Phase84 is an extremely capable synthesizer and features over 110 presets, containing all sorts of basses, leads, pads, bell tones, sweeps, atmospheric sounds, pseudo-realistic tones, and more. While you don't need to know much about synthesizers to get a lot out of Phase84, experienced synth tweakers will be thrilled at the sheer variety of unique sounds that can be produced with this incredibly versatile synth.

*All synth sounds (bassline, chords, lead) were created with Phase84 with no external effects or post manipulation."

Anything left to get in the Korg sale?


My expectation is that you've probably got all of them by now, and if you haven't your done anyway! So this may be a pointless reminder that the Korg sale has been extended so that all of their apps remain on sale until the 31st of December!

Here's what's on offer:
And don't forget that Korg's latest app has launched. Module arrived and is at its launch price of $29.99, which is 25% off the normal price of $39.99 which it will go back up to on the 31st.

Don't forget ... pick up FM4 for $1 before the end of December

That's right, in case you didn't know, FM4 is on sale until the 31st for just $0.99.

Here's me talking about Music Tech Pitch 4.5 from last week ...


Music TechPitch 4.5 interview: Ashley Elsdon from 2Pears on Vimeo.

If you're interested in the event and finding out more about who pitched and who won then have a read here.

Limiter (Amazing Noises Audio Processor) arrives


Audiobus and Inter-App Audio Effect.
A brickwall peak limiting app, for the complete control of your audio volume.
Please note that this app is made for Audiobus and Inter-App Audio; it is not intended to be used as standalone!

The Amazing Noises Limiter it has a wide range of dynamic processing:
from very gentle volume attenuation to heavy distortion (if you want it!).

Main Features:
  • Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support
  • Brickwall Limiter
  • Live Normalizer
  • Control Manager LFO for Parameters
  • Midibus, Virtual Midi and Network: 14 bit NRPN controllers
  • Snapshots Presets Morphing Pad

Tech Requirements:
  • iOS7 or later
  • iPad 2 or later

Limiter - Amazing Noises Audio Processor costs just $0.99 on the app store:

Builderz Pro Series for Caustic 3.1 (video)



Video description:

"Builderz Pro Series for Caustic 3.1 Audio Demo"

MidiPatterns 2.2 arrives

Here's what's new in MidiPatterns 2.2:
  • the interaction with the score grid has been completely revised and now allows to directly define the duration of the events without resorting to the modulations editor.
  • the “overlay” mode and the corresponding switch on the control bar have been removed, since now you can access the contextual menus of notes and events with just a “long press”; the overlay in the modulations editor is now always active to give access to the contextual menus of each slider.
  • the “general” page of the preferences panel has been renamed “score & events”, has a new icon and includes a new panel devoted to the events in which you can assign their initial attributes.
  • the “initialization” page of the preferences panel has been renamed “tracks & patterns” and adds the ability to choose whether to include a percussive or/and a chromatic track when creating a new document, or even none.

Improv jam session - jamstik (uncut) (video)

ScaleGen 1.1 arrives supporting AB and more

Here's what's new in ScaleGen 1.1:
  • Support Audiobus, with state saving
  • Export and import Scala scale format files
  • Minor tweaks and fixes

Kalimba through Crystalline Mini (video)



Video description:

"I've been a bit quiet lately but here's a quick look at Crystalline Mini, coming to iPhone soon."

MiMiX - Mixer for Audiobus update brings lots of optimisation

MiMiX - Mixer for Audiobus gets its first update since launching in late October. Here's what's new:
  • Optimised audio engine, uses even less CPU
  • Reduced memory footprint
  • Multi-out hardware support up to 24 output channels (12 stereo pairs) with output route matrix
  • Latest iOS and Audiobus SDK

Those Andromeda Space Rockers are ending today on eBay


So I posted about this Mk4 the other day, but it is now ending on eBay so I thought I'd just post about this one again. If you don't know what they are or do then you can look them up here, and then read about Eric (the inventor) here.

The eBay description for the Mk4 is:

"This is a pre-assembled Andromeda Space Rocker Mk4, designed by Eric Archer, and slightly used in a smoke-free studio. I am the original owner."

Click below to find the item on eBay ...

Andromeda Space Rocker Mk4 Analog Drum Synthesizer on eBay


Also there's the Mk1 which is closing today as well.

The eBay description for the Mk1 is:

"This is a pre-assembled Andromeda Space Rocker Mk1, designed by Eric Archer, and lightly used in a smoke-free studio. I am the original owner."

Click below to find the item on eBay ...

Andromeda Space Rocker Mk1 Analog Drum Synthesizer on eBay

Nebulous Theremin Synth adds a LP filter

Nebulous Theremin Synth gets its first update since launch in Jan of this year. All that's new is a low-pass filter and an option to remove ads, which I suspect is an IAP given that it's a free app.

PocketKit Pro 3 Audio Demo for Caustic (video)



Video description:

"PocketKit Pro 3 for Caustic 3 Market Audio Demo"

iSyn Poly is on sale

VirSyn's iSyn Poly for iPad is also on sale, down in price from $4.99 to $1.99.

Traktor DJ (iPad) is also 50% off

Native have also set Traktor DJ for iPad to half price. It's down from $9.99 to $4.99.

Traktor DJ for iPhone is 50% off

Native Instruments have made their Traktor DJ for iPhone app half price, dropping from $1.99 to $0.99.