In case you missed it from earlier ... Synergy Studio has arrived!

You can find my original post here, or click below to see it on the app store.

Synergy Studio - 4Pockets.com

Auria 50% for today only

Auria 50% for 1 day only. Get it for just $24.99.

Auria - WaveMachine Labs, Inc.

What's coming along from tomorrow?

In case you missed this from yesterday ...

Starting on Saturday the 1st of December we've got a few things planned to cheer you up every day all the way up to Christmas.

I won't spoil the surprise, but keep watching and from Saturday morning there'll be something new to look forward to every day from Palm Sounds, iOS Musician, Discchord, iDesignSound and iOS Music and You.

Stay tuned, not long to wait now ...

Interesting places to make music


In a hammock, up a tree, about three years ago. I was going over some old photos and found this one.

DJ Player is currently free

DJ Player is currently free, it was priced at $44.99.

DJ PLAYER - iMect Ltd.

Are you ready Girl (Sunrizer Remix) by ACSY



Track description:

I have only played a bit with the Sunrizer Synth. Here, the following is formed. All sounds (except Bassdrum and Clap) are made with the Sunrizer Synth App for the Apple iPad. All sounds made by myself. No Standard presets used. Only used some Standard reverb effect from Cubase and Sidechain.

Original Song by Flo-Rida vs Deniz Koyu vs Junior Sanchez vs Shawnee Taylor Are you ready Girl

Synergy Sound Studio for iPad Tutorial



Synergy Studio - 4Pockets.com

Rheyne - 11/28/12 - Live Jam #64

Synergy Sequencer for the iPad Tips



Synergy Studio - 4Pockets.com

Synergy Sequencer for the iPad Preview



Synergy Studio - 4Pockets.com

Don't forget that all the Korg apps are 50% off at the moment

That's a great deal right? iMS-20, both iElectribes, iKaossilator, and of course the new iPolysix.

KORG INC.

Say hello to Synergy Studio from 4Pockets


Another fabulous app from 4Pockets arrives today. I've been playing with this for a while now and I really love it. It feels so intuitive.

Here's the whole description:

Synergy Studio is a sequencer that enables music creation by all musical abilities. By simply tapping on the grid interface users can lay down a series of notes and patterns of up to 64 notes to create a musical sequence.

If you are a seasoned musician looking for a tool to help lay down new ideas or need more advanced features then Synergy has the lot, a fully integrated mixer, lots of plug-in effects, complete customization of instruments and patches and extensive automation facilities.

If you want to experiment more, you can add multiple layers to your patterns by selecting different instruments for each layer. As you build up your layers you can create intricate musical patterns. By switching to the fully integrated mixer and effects options you can take your patterns to a professional level.

There are four main instrument categories to choose from: Drums, Analogue Synthesizer, Sample and Pad Synth. Each category contains different types of instruments - for example in the drum kit category you can choose from an array of different kits including Analogue T9, Orchestra, Rock and Techno. Further instrument packs are available in the Synergy’s free sound library or as In-App purchases.

Synergy includes MIDI implementation enabling you to interact with MIDI hardware, such as Synths and Samplers creating a powerful live tool.

Musicians can share projects with other iOS devices using Bluetooth technology. Simply select the WIST function located at the top of the screen to seamlessly connect with other iPad to share tracks and projects with one another.

Exporting your finished songs and patterns from Synergy is just as easy with built in functionality for Dropbox, SoundCloud, Email, Pasteboard or exports directly into other apps such as Meteor Multitrack Recorder.

Although Synergy will run on the iPad 1, to get the full benefit we recommend an iPad 2 or later.

Synergy Studio is from 4PocketsAudio.com, the creators of Meteor Multi-Track recorder and StompBox guitar effects rack, which featured in Apple’s iPad 2 TV commercial in January 2012.
  • Choose your pattern length from 16, 32 and 64 notes.
  • 11 Drum Kits, 42 Analogue Synth instruments, 55 Sampler instruments, 21 Pad Synth instruments.
  • Further instruments available from free Sound library and in-App purchases.
  • Edit existing instruments to create new ones and save them to use again.
  • Easily connect and interact with other MIDI controls.
  • Fully integrated mixer and effects unit available.
  • 3 BAND Parametric EQ on each of the 16 layers to control the tonal content of a layer.
  • Automate panning, fading and effects using the mixer.
  • Export and share to other iOS devices via Bluetooth, Pasteboard, SoundCloud, DropBox, Email and FTP.
Synergy Studio is priced at $19.99

Synergy Studio - 4Pockets.com

sir Sampleton Free arrives


A free version of sir Sampleton, nice. With IAPs of course, but then why not?

Here's the description, which starts with a bug fix notice which is always a little strange! 

BUGFIX FOR ROTATED SCREEN IN iOS 5 ON THE WAY, WORKS IN iOS 6
used by DJ/producer Zedd! /// iOS 6 Ready
"surprisingly powerful" - Wall Street Journal

Sir Sampleton is a sampling musical keyboard that allows you to record sounds through the microphone and then play them on dual piano keyboards. You can sample your voice, your pets, synthesizers, drums, or anything that makes noise. Samples can be looped and customized, and the app includes a rhythm machine to accompany your music.

Sampleton's warm sound and simple interface are inspired by sampling Casio and Yamaha keyboards of the 80's, but with many additional features like MIDI and adjustable sound parameters.

Supports all CoreMIDI devices. (Synthstation 25 supported in paid version of this app only)
  • Sample through the microphone and then play your samples on the dual keyboards
  • Save and email sample packs to friends, or to yourself for backup or transfer (with upgrade)
  • Download samples from our website and send in your own samples for others to download (with upgrade)
  • Built-in rhythm machine
  • Computer beat generator (with upgrade)
  • Adjustable sound parameters like vibrato, note trail length, sample time, and more
  • Put one sample on each keyboard in dual-sample mode
  • Multitouch with 10-20 voices for rich sound
  • Low latency
  • Automatic smart microphone level adjustment
  • Supports all CoreMIDI devices
  • Multichannel MIDI mode places different samples on each MIDI channel, up to 24 samples
  • Supports iRig external audio input adapter and iRig microphone
  • Coming soon: virtual MIDI, alternate iPad control layouts, and more!

(and it's free)

sir Sampleton Free - Paul Slocum

mikrosonic Select! Music Player for Android tablets



Posting this as it's from Mikrosonic and they make nice things for Android.

Description:

Select! is the music player for your Android tablet. Available on Google Play:
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.mikrosonic.Select

Soundtrack composed and produced by Elektronikos:
http://soundcloud.com/elektronikos/elektronikos-twan-tb-303-acid

For more info on the app, visit: http://www.mikrosonic.com/select

Select! is the music player for a smooth music listening experience on your tablet.

Browse seamlessly through your music collection. Create playlists with ease and have full control over your music:
  • The thoughtfully designed all-in-one-view interface takes full advantage of the larger tablet screens.
  • Optimized for innovative multi touch control. Swipe through your music by cover art and organize it by drag & drop.
  • Use the quick search with autocompletion to jump to an album or artist. Or use the real-time detail search to find a particular track.
  • Playlist oriented: Manage, arrange and play your music and always know what will play next.
  • The unique waveform display serves as a precise seekbar. See what's playing with the graphic equalizer or use the full screen visualization of your music.
Key features:
  • Clearly arranged all-in-one-view application
  • Browse your music by albums, artists, genres, playlists and tracks
  • Advanced playlist system
  • Drag & Drop and multi-touch control
  • Powerful search engine
  • Quick-Search with autocompletion
  • Detailed search
  • Unique waveform display that visualizes your music
  • Cover grids and stacks
  • 10 band graphical equalizer
  • Full screen audio visualizer
  • Notification bar player
  • Audio engine based on FFmpeg
  • Supported formats: mp3, mp4/m4a, aac, wma, ogg vorbis, flac, wav, aiff
  • Supports 7 to 10 inch tablets
  • Works in portrait and landscape view

Auria 50% for 1 day!

Auria 50% for 1 day only. Get it for just $24.99.

Auria - WaveMachine Labs, Inc.

Mo - 1 (Mo Zero)

Today is the last day of Movember. A huge thank you to all who've supported this in whatever way.

If you know what Movember is about then I don't need to explain very much, if you don't, then read on.

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

So, if you'd like to support these causes and make a donation, please head over to my Movember page. Your support is most welcome, and if you visit you'll see my current facial progress too!
Finally, I'd also like to say a big thank you to Jessie at Yonac for their very generous donation.

A little teaser for something we've got planned for December

In case you missed this from earlier ...

Starting on Saturday the 1st of December we've got a few things planned to cheer you up every day all the way up to Christmas.

I won't spoil the surprise, but keep watching and from Saturday morning there'll be something new to look forward to every day from Palm Sounds, iOS Musician, Discchord, iDesignSound and iOS Music and You.

Stay tuned, not long to wait now ...

Stylo-101 (Stylophone+SH-101) arrives


I like the idea of this, I'll reserve judgement on the app until later.

Here's the description:

I-phone 5 friendly! What do you get if you cross a Stylophone with the famous Roland SH-101? Well We have circuit-bent a virtual Stylophone and added Roland SH-101 modifications. You can create wacky and eerie sounds to meaty bass lines. As well as the Stylophone sound, you now have an extra oscillator driving a sawtooth wave with filter and resonance from the SH-101. You can adjust the mixer for each oscillator and the LFO can control oscillators and amp. We have increased the LFO speed and depth of the pitch modulation. We have also added an SH-101 style sequencer for creating bass lines or arpeggios. It is still monophonic but the notes will continue to decay if you release your finger before playing another key. You can also play over the top of the sequence while its playing.
  • 2 oscillator monophonic synth
  • oscillator 1: saw, tri, square
  • oscillator 2: SH-101 Saw with SH-101 filter, SH-101 resonance (4 preset levels) and detune
  • LFO-pitch
  • LFO-AMP
  • Master Transpose
  • Mixer for osc1 and osc2
  • Arp/sequencer with tempo
  • Release controls notes played and sequencer
  • Attack controls notes only
  • 2 oscillator monophonic synth
  • oscillator 1: saw, tri, square
  • oscillator 2: SH-101 Saw with SH-101 filter, SH-101 resonance (4 preset levels) and detune
  • LFO-pitch
  • LFO-AMP
  • Master Transpose
  • Mixer for osc1 and osc2
  • Arp/sequencer with tempo
  • Release controls notes played and sequencer
  • Attack controls notes only
The app is priced at $2.99
Stylo-101 (Stylophone+SH-101) - Rob Wilmot

Reminder: ReBirth for iPad still at $9.99

Don't forget that ReBirth for iPad is down to $9.99 for the rest of the year.

ReBirth for iPad - Propellerhead Software AB

Silent Night on mobile devices - by DigiEnsemble Berlin part 2 | PreView



This is the second part of a preview of the DigiEnsemble Berlin performing the pop song "Silent Night" by only using tablets and smartphones. The whole song will be released on 2 Dec 2012!

Audiobus: Recording SoundPrism PRO, Sunrizer and Funkbox in MultiTrack DAW



Description:

Sebastian uses MultiTrack DAW to record SoundPrism PRO, Sunrizer and Funkbox, with some Virtual MIDI magic. What are you going to do with Audiobus?
http://audiob.us

Can you actually wait for this? I'm not sure I can ...

bismark bs-16i updated

bismark bs-16i gets a very nice update and a price drop alll in one go. Here's what's new:
  • Added "Scene" (save and load .sf2/.mid/all part setting at once)
  • Added "Open In" features (import/export midi/sf2 files to/from other apps)
  • Added AudioCopy support (Bounce .mid to wav, export to other apps)
  • Added document folder management
  • Added scale tuning
  • Optimized for iPhone 5 CPU (still including MIDI Mobilizer 1 support)
  • Sample rate can be changed on-time, including new 48000Hz mode.
  • Same MIDI channel can be selected in upper and lower keyboard in iPad
  • Added "Fixed Velocity" mode
The app has also dropped from $8.99 to $5.99.

bismark bs-16i - Shun Murabayashi

ReBirth for iPad supports Audiobus

Confirmed via twitter. How great is that?

ReBirth for iPad - Propellerhead Software AB

MINT.io Alpha Test #01 from Amidio



Great to see this from Amidio, I can remember this being on the list of apps they were going to bring out and I can recognise a few of the visual elements in there too.

Here's what they say about the video:

Very early spy video of our new upcoming app for iPad, stay tuned!

Anaphobia Destro news

Seems like it might take a bit longer to see this app, but at least it's still on the way.

Details here.

Music Radar wants your vote for the best music app

Music Radar wants you to vote on what is the best music making app of the year. It's a tough one as there's a wide variety of different kinds of apps in there and it's a long list. Still, it's worth a vote!

DJ Player to be free from tomorrow for 4 days

This message from the Red Bull BPM DJ site:

After two years Red Bull and Stereomusik Systems will end the development of all Red Bull BPM applications (Play, DJ and MasterOut). On Saturday 1 December, 2012 all Red Bull BPM applications will be removed from the Apple Appstore.

For all users who have installed any Red Bull BPM apps, you can still use the applications after 1 December, 2012, but Red Bull will not release any updates after Saturday 1 December 2012.

Red Bull would like to provide the possibility to our users to switch over to the DJ Player app.

Our partner Stereomusik Systems will continue with the development of new product lines for the professional DJ- and music equipment market.

For four days you can download the DJ Player app for free. The switch will start Friday 30 November, 12:00 CET till Tuesday 4 December 12:00 CET.

Follow this link to download the DJ Player for free for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

We would like to thank all our users for downloading the Red Bull BPM apps and we hope you enjoyed using it.

GuitarTone from Sonoma Wire Works moves to 2.0

A great update from Sonoma Wire Works of their GuitarTone app. Here's what's in 2.0:
  • Double Cab - the ultimate guitar tone with stereo guitar cabinets - two cabinet and/or microphone combinations at the same time create a killer sound (only on iPhone 5 and iPad)
  • Preset Board for quickly jumping between favorite presets (only on iPhone 5 and iPad)
  • Noise Gate reduces unwanted noise, with fast mode for high gain amps to produce super crunchy metal tones
  • Universal app for use on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
  • Improved amp model and tone stack for all amps. Cascading tube amp design responds like a real amp
  • Lower latency on newer devices (iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (5th gen.), iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2)
  • More than 60 new presets
GuitarTone - Sonoma Wire Works

Monostudio looks fun, but I don't have XP


For Monotron users out there this may be of interest.

Monostudio enriches the sonic palette of the already extremely versatile Korg Monotron analogue ribbon synthesizer.

Full details at the Monostudio site.

Via iDesignSound on twitter.

QuNexus Plays Well With Others...

Interesting Android stuff over at Superfort

I posted about the Android app SuperSynth the other day (or week), but the developer's site is worth a look to with a number of interesting projects on the go.

Thought I'd mention it.

uPhase+

AudioShare review from @distraub


Useful review of AudioShare.

LFA iPad Orchestra plays Meeting in the Aisle



The Laptop Orchestra of Lake Forest Academy plays Radiohead's "Meeting in the Isle" as they open their Fall 2012 concert. 8 musicians play and project iPads on sound panels behind them while using a combination of apps including Animoog, iMS-20, iElectribe, Reactable, and Garageband. The Laptop Orchestra is held as a class within the Fine and Performing Arts department alongside Orchestra and Choir. 2012 marks its 3rd year as a class and 6th year as a part of Lake Forest Academy student life.

LFA iPad Orchestra plays Hello Meow Squarepusher



Lake Forest Academy Laptop Orchestra plays Squarepusher's "Hello Meow" during the Fall 2012 All School Concert. Members of the ensemble play iPads running various iOS performance/production apps including Animoog, iElectribe, iMS-20, Reactable, and Garageband. The 2 center players have synced their iPads using Korg's WIST protocol via iMS-20. The rest are playing free hand. Laptop Orchestra is offered as a class through the Fine and Performing Arts department alongside Orchestra and Choir and is a part of the school's electronic music program. Other courses include Electronic Music 1, Advanced Studies/Composition in Electronic Music, and independent studies.

LFA iPad Orchestra plays Reactable original



Lake Forest Academy's Laptop Orchestra (ostensibly an iPad orchestra for this concert) plays an original piece using the Reactable app for iOS. 8 iPad players modify sound objects in real time as they attempt to create an original sonic landscape based on the Varese/Cage idea that sounds should "react" to one another rather than simply form relationships (ie intervals, metrical patterns). This is the second piece played during the Fall 2012 All School Concert at Lake Forest Academy (an independent school north of Chicago). Laptop Orchestra is offered as a performance class alongside Orchestra and Choir and is a part of the school's Fine and Performing Arts department.

We've got something coming to cheer up your December ...

Starting on Saturday the 1st of December we've got a few things planned to cheer you up every day all the way up to Christmas.

I won't spoil the surprise, but keep watching and from Saturday morning there'll be something new to look forward to every day from Palm Sounds, iOS Musician, Discchord, iDesignSound and iOS Music and You.

Stay tuned, not long to wait now ...

Mo - 2

Ok, penultimate day for this.

If you know what Movember is about then I don't need to explain very much, if you don't, then read on.

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

So, if you'd like to support these causes and make a donation, please head over to my Movember page. Your support is most welcome, and if you visit you'll see my current facial progress too!
Finally, I'd like to say a huge thank you to Jessie at Yonac for their very generous donation yesterday.

sir Sampleton drops in price again

sir Sampleton drops from $2.99 to $1.99. Which is the lowest it's been for a year now.

sir Sampleton - SOFTOFT TECHECH

Figure goes universal and more!

Great news from Propellerheads this morning. An update for Figure and it's come to your iPad! Here's what's new:
  • Universal - Adapted for iPad and iPhone 5
  • Legato notes - Create tied notes in the pattern by drawing finger right on Rhythm wheel, then up/down
  • Clear all function - clear a whole track with one tap
  • VU meters in mixer
  • New translation (Russian and chinese)
  • Choose language in Settings
And of course it's still only $0.99

Figure - Propellerhead Software AB

Samplr for iPad - Test



Samplr - Marcos Alonso

iOS Musician opening up to guest posts and reviews

If you're interested then have a read here.

MIDI is 30 years old!

Happy birthday to MIDI. I can't believe it's 30, but then 30 is that kind of age isn't it, just kind of sneaks up on you.

iPadAPP Gestrument sound2



Gestrument - Jesper Nordin

Vocaform




When it came out this app had a lot a fairly advanced features for it's time. It's a shame that it hasn't seen an update in a long time now.

It's still fun to play with though.

VocaForm - Tim Bolstad

Vijay Weemhoff trying iPolysix App iPad with Ableton and Maschine



KORG iPolysix - KORG INC.

Sprak thoughts


For some reason it doesn't work for me anymore, and I know I'm not alone in that. But it set me thinking about where Sprak could have evolved. Maybe a sprak modular? I like the idea of things circuit bent or broken in a software context. I suppose from that point of view it is fitting that the app doesn't work anymore.

Even so, I love the idea of Sprak and if it worked I'd still use it.

Sprak - Tinker Team

TANSU Synth TestSounsd2



TANSU Synth - MUSIC AIRPORT.INC

Tansu synthTESTSound



TANSU Synth - MUSIC AIRPORT.INC

In GlitchBreaks Beta: Dynamic Glitch



There's a toggle in the current GlitchBreaks beta called 'Dynamic Glitch' that turns off the glitch pads' playhead repositioning feature. As you can see in the above video, when I slid my finger across the glitch pad, the playhead remained in the same starting location. This makes it much easier to use the pads because you don't have to keep your finger completely still while touching the pad.

Via iOS Musician.

We're still waiting ...


sir Sampleton price drop

sir Sampleton drops from $3.99 to $2.99. Which it did before not so long ago I seem to remember.

sir Sampleton - SOFTOFT TECHECH

Whenever I see this I'm still amazed





If you've never seen Four Seasons on an idevice it really is worth taking a look although I'm not sure it's on the app store anymore.

JamUp Pro XT - iPad Bass Tone



JamUp Pro XT - Positive Grid LLC

ReBirth for iPad price drop

Propellerheads announce that ReBirth for iPad will drop in price down to $9.99 for the rest of the year.

ReBirth for iPad - Propellerhead Software AB

Gestrument controlling sunrizer xs thumb jam and Magellan

Grain Bender Presets



GrainBender - Burgerkone

Yumi


When this came out I thought that there would be more output from the maker of the awesome Jasuto, but sadly there hasn't been. I still hope for a Jasuto update or something new.

YUMI:synth - Chris Wolfe

FM3 Buddha Machine 4 loop 02

Modulars on my 3G


Only a few, but they're all good!

Not much longer before WretchUp funding closes

If you were planning to fund the Mouse on Mar WretchUp project then you have but a few hours left to do it.


Midi Studio price drop

Midi Studio is currently at $3.99 from the previous price of $7.99.

Midi Studio - VITALIY TARASYUK

M0 - 3

I keep posting about, and I will continue to post daily plugs for the rest of the week.

If you know what Movember is about then I don't need to explain very much, if you don't, then read on.

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

So, if you'd like to support these causes and make a donation, please head over to my Movember page. Your support is most welcome, and if you visit you'll see my current facial progress too!
Finally, I'd like to say a huge thank you to Jessie at Yonac for their very generous donation yesterday.