Samplewiz update improves iPad 1

Samplewiz has been updated to reduce memory use of the 1st gen iPad, which is good news, and more importantly great to see this being addressed so quickly.

SampleWiz - Jordan Rudess: Wizdom Music, LLC

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FiRe Studio screen shots



Looks cool doesn't it.

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SynthStation 2.0 arrives


A big update to Akai's SynthStation app. Here's what's new:

Updated based upon user feedback, SynthStation v2.0 contains the most requested enhancements and capabilities from SynthStation enthusiasts everywhere and is now an even more powerful app for creating music on the go. Featuring CoreMIDI support, real-time recording, a customizable metronome, the ability to preview sounds in the sounds page and numerous stability improvements and bug fixes, SynthStation v2.0 is ready to produce whether you're using it directly on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, or using it in combination with the powerful SynthStation25 (<--hyperlink to SynthStation25) portable controller. CoreMIDI Support: SynthStation v2.0 works with any CoreMIDI compatible device, meaning you can use it on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch as a synth module for your favorite controllers or integrate SynthStation v2.0 with your CoreMIDI compliant hardware and software sequencers. Real-time Recording: Now you can record in real-time as you improvise and create tracks directly on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, or when using the versatile SynthStation25 portable controller. Customizable Metronome: More than just a time-keeping click track, SynthStation v2.0's all new metronome is now fully customizable, allowing you to set the volume and use any sound you desire. Sound-Preview Ribbon: Find the right sound faster with SynthStation v2.0's new sound-preview ribbon. This simple feature will streamline your portable music production and save you tons of time.


SynthStation - Akai Professional

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Fullscreen mode in Soundprism 2.0



SoundPrism Pro - Audanika GmbH

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Wavebot is currently free

Wavebot is free, but I don't know for how long. The previous price was $1.99

Wavebot - Bapsoft LLC

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Voice Loop is currently free

Voice loop has gone to free from a previous price of $0.99

Voice Loop - Michael Bergen

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DronePlayer for iPhone


A new drone app for the iPhone has arrived. Here are the details:

DronePlayer is a fun, interactive practice assistant for improvising musicians. Playing over extended tonalities is a great way to develop your ears as well as your musical ideas.

Long, sustained tones are generally known as drones. Drones have proven themselves quite useful for practicing. Many people use them to assist with intonation. Some enjoy playing scales over them. I personally have found them useful for practicing improvisation and improving my ears.

Muting one of the drone voices is a great way to play with just a fundamental pitch. You can then improvise over this and focus on hearing how what you are playing relates. Adding a second drone voice just adds to the fun.

Rotating DronePlayer to landscape orientation invokes a Drone Sequence mode where you can play evolving tonalities. These are excellent for challenging your improvising skills and having fun while doing so!

The app is priced at $1.99

DronePlayer - tingjing.com

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iOS Musician NanoStudio tip 1

The is the start of a series from iOS Musician starting with NanoStudio banks.

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Unofficial OP-1 forum

Thanks to DJ Hombre for the link to this unofficial OP-1 forum.

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Dingsaller update

The latest update to the app is working it's way through the app store. Here's what's new:
  • Landscape Support
  • Fixed delay effects artifacts
Dingsaller - Tim Bolstad

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Evolver on Bandcamp 3rd Party API

Interesting post from Evolver on Bandcamp and their approach to their API.

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A manual arrives for Horizon

I know that lots of people were asking about a manual for the excellent Horizon synth. Well now it's here.

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Volume Extended Grid Music effects demo

Extended Grid Music effects demo by mdaines

Grid Music - Michael Daines

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Modern DJ on AIODJ Cable

Details of this cable from Modern DJ.

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Any devs in Amsterdam? This might be useful


Developers in Amsterdam might be interested in Appsterdam and especially the seed funding that could be available.

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Another C++ Nugget from Mutable

Helpful hints for C++ from Mutable.

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ChaosticKit


Saw this app and I thought it looked interesting. Here's the detail:

Out of chaos comes music. With music comes inspiration. Organize unpredictable and randomly created patterns into melodies and beats. With countless possibilities at your fingertips, who knows what you'll discover. Included are four unique musical tools (Crazy Loops, Loops, Music Ball, and Music Wall) to guide you from chaos to harmony.

Instruments : Piano,Marimba,Kalimba,Santoor,Bells,3 Drum Kits,Tabla Kit,2 Remix Kits

Crazy Loops
  • Create loop by connecting music notes

  • Play multiple loops at the same time

  • Play in regular mode or chaos mode

  • In regular mode you choose notes to play

  • In chaos mode notes changes every loop

  • Change BPM while playing
  • Add/move/delete music notes

  • Save layout
Loops
  • Create 18 loops per track.
  • Play in regular mode or chaos mode

  • In regular mode you choose loop to play
  • In chaos mode loop changes for the selected loops
  • Change BPM while playing

  • 24 High quality Sounds for Drum Kits. 12 High quality Sounds for Tabla

  • Save all loops
Music Ball
  • Music ball is based on physics. It plays music notes when music ball hits music notes
  • Creates lines between played music notes

  • Add/move/delete music notes
  • Save Layout
Music Wall
  • Music wall is based on physics. It plays music notes when it hits wall
  • Volume changes based on speed

  • Add/move/delete music notes

  • Save Layout
ChaosticKit - tkumars.com

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Cascadr for iPad arrives

Cascadr from Michael Aldridge arrives and is free!

cascadr - glidepro

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Sonic Planets is free

Don't know for how long though.

Sonic Planets - Alkex Instruments

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FL Studio Mobile | Akai SynthStation25 Compatible



Image Line Software

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NodeBeat updates arrive

Both NodeBeat apps get updated and now give you the ability to start/stop the octave generator with a double tap.

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SoundGrid Live arriving 1st July

The developer tweets:

SoundGrid Live! will be released on July 1. Launch price is $2.99.

Looking forward to Friday now!

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djay - algoriddim


djay for iPad by algoriddim is still on sale at 50% off ($9.99) and has just had a big update too. Here are the details:

This update brings you support for two great new accessories created exclusively for djay: The Numark iDJ Live controller featuring two large jog wheels for a stunning DJ performance, and the Griffin DJ Cable for seamless pre-cueing with headphones. Check the algoriddim website for more information on these brand-new accessories.
  • Added support for Numark iDJ Live controller for djay
  • Added PFL buttons for individually assigning pre-cueing channel
  • Added Cue/Mix slider to fade between master and pre-cueing output
  • Added pre-cueing "Auto Select" option in Advanced settings
  • Improved pre-cueing auto-select behavior
  • Improved update of speed slider range when syncing tracks
  • Improved Bounce Loop with Key Lock enabled (iPad 2)
  • Improved cue point set accuracy in certain cases
  • Added support for high efficiency AAC files
  • Fixed occasional freezing of audio when switching from background
  • Fixed occasional sound drop when activating Key Lock (iPad 2)
  • Fixed drop outs when playing recordings on iPod touch 3rd gen
  • Various other improvements and fixes
djay - algoriddim

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New TNR-i Tenori ON iPad iPhone! - MOST DETAILED REVIEW - Part B - Hardware Software



TNR-i - US - Yamaha Corporation of America

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Audiofile Engineering announce FiRe Studio

I don't know what it is exactly, but it is coming according to this tweet from Audiofile:

FiRe Studio will be submitted to the App Store shortly as well. Oops, was that out loud?

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Mozart unwrapped contest

If you're an RJDJ fan you might want to take a look at a new contest powered RJDJ.

RjDj - Reality Jockey Ltd.

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MiniJack: IO Dock Unboxing

Alesis iO Dock Unboxing from Minijack Music on Vimeo.


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