S1MidiTrigger (video) from Apps4idevicesMusic



Thingamagoop 2 on eBay


This is a lovely gadget. I've got the earlier version and I love playing with it. They are pricey, but great fun if you like noise makers.

Thingamagoop 2 on eBay

Another Bliptronic 5000 LED Synthesizer on eBay


And another Bliptronic 5000 LED Synthesizer on eBay too.

Bliptronic 5000 LED Synthesizer USED

Bliptronic 5000 on eBay


I can remember when these came out they were very popular indeed and I saw a few hacked too. It's going quite cheap too.

Bliptronic 5000 on eBay

AudioStretch is currently free

AudioStretch is currently free. If you're interested in it that is.

Wolfgang offers up the PPG iOS Roadmap ...

Just to let you know our current PPG iOS development roadmap is as follows;
  • the imminent WaveMapper release,
  • then a release of a new update for WaveGenerator with new features,
  • and then something very special, although somewhat smaller... hint hint...
Anyone know what the 'something very special' is?

Teenage Engineering OP-1 custom wooden case on eBay




You have to admit that this is lovely, and it looks as though it's been beautifully made too, but at £140 it is a bit steep!

Teenage Engineering OP-1 custom wooden case

Updates to the MIDI Pattern Sequencer site

There's some new pages over at the MIDI Pattern Sequencer site showing features / screenshots etc and generally making the app a bit more accessible all round.

You can find it here, and the app is on the app store by clicking the button below.



PS. Don't forget that there's CC/RPN/NRPN automation coming in the next update to this app! That's going to be awesome!

Dubreq Stylophone

Help decide what happens next with Loopy

Have views on where Loopy should go next? Have your say here (requires facebook login).

Lasertron Ultimate Laser Harp now iPhone 5 ready

Lasertron Ultimate Laser Harp updates and is now compatible with the iPhone 5 screen size.

Lasertron Ultimate Laser Harp - Rob Wilmot

Satoshi Tomiie's iPad/iPhone DJ set up



Via Discchord.

the microTone - microtonal polyphonic synthesizer + controller for iPad



the microTone - Olivier Zurkirchen

An album made with Loopy HD



Loopy HD - A Tasty Pixel

Akai MPC studio REN and Fly @ NAMM 2013

Automation of osc shapes on Shruthi-1 from Genome

Gestrument recorded into Loopy HD



Last day for iPolysix remix contest


Whilst I'm on the subject it's also the last day for the iPolysix remix contest as well.

KORG iPolysix - KORG INC.

Last day of iPolysix at 50% off

This is the last call, I won't remind you again. Today is the last day that iPolysix is on sale at 50% off.

KORG iPolysix - KORG INC.

OP-1 (and other cool toys) in this film trailer



Spot the toys in this film trailer. Via the excellent Oh Pee Won.

Jinx Padlock Colonisation EP made with NanoStudio



Via iOS Musician.

Automating CC's in Shruthi-1 with Genome

NodeBeat running on a Nexus 7

Shruthi-1 Hybrid Synth on eBay


As a big fan of the Shruthi I thought I'd post a link to this one on eBay. They're not cheap, but they are fantastic.

Shruthi-1 hybrid synthesizer

MIDI Deck Suite 75% off

MIDI Deck Suite drops from $19.99 to $4.99.

MIDI Deck Suite - iDeck Technologies Inc.

SoundBrush price drop

SoundBrush drops by 50% from $1.99 to $0.99.

SoundBrush - LeafNotes Inc.

SP909 is currently free.

SP909 has gone free. It was $1.99 before.

SP909 - sandpiper software

Hackme Rockit Synthesizer in steampunk / dieselpunk styled case on eBay


An interesting synth on eBay right now with 4 days to go.

This is a handmade Rockit synthesizer designed by Hackme Electronics and built from their circuit board. It is a monophonic digital-analogue hybrid using two 8 bit VCO's through a digitally controlled analogue filter and VCA (with 2 LFO's thrown in for good measure). All parameters are directly controllable on panel (and via midi cc). It is powered by 6 x AA batteries (rechargeables are fine). It weighs 1.8kg.

Lots more detail on the eBay listing. Click below  

Hackme Rockit Synthesizer in steampunk / dieselpunk styled case

NSP BreakOut box with DSI Tetra and Beatmaker 2

AmpliTube for iPhone or iPad 2.9 update - with new Loop Drummer and Recording Pre-Roll!!



AmpliTube - IK Multimedia

AMOS: Another MIDI OSC Source (with Shruthi)



Amos: Another MIDI OSC Source - Anything Honest

TweakyBeat 50% off

The ever-awesome TweakyBeat has dropped down from $1.99 to $0.99 for now. It's a great little drum synth app and if you don't know it then you really should now.

TweakyBeat - Rodrigo Yanez

Auria for iPad from MusicApps.com.br



Auria - WaveMachine Labs, Inc.

AmpliTube updated

Interesting direction for Amplitube. Here's what's new in their app:
  • Loop drummer module plays in sync with the recorder
  • Preroll function added to recorder
AmpliTube - IK Multimedia

Arpeggionome Pro controlling a Yamaha Disklavier at NAMM 2013



Arpeggionome Pro - Alexandernaut

Apple adding 128 gb iPad to range

You've probably seen this already, but I thought I'd post it more to ask what you think about it? Lots of sites and commentators are saying that it's because of the Surface Pro and it's just a reaction to that. I don't think it'll mean too much for mobile music except of course that you're now able to carry even more in your iPad, but other than that not a great deal.

So is it a reaction to Microsoft? That's not a very 'Apple' response.

Last couple of days for iPolysix at 50% off

Don't forget that the KORG iPolysix is still at 50% off until 31st Jan. Don't miss out.

KORG iPolysix - KORG INC.

Echo Pad update

A small but much requested update from Echo Pad:
  • Main Looper now has feedback control, thanks to user requests!
  • Added a low latency switch for better performance on older devices.
Echo Pad - Holderness Media Inc

4PocketsAudio AudioBus Tutorial

Animoog + GlitchBreaks Practice

Audiobus updates to version 1.0.2

The bus is getting better ... Here's what's new:
  • New preferences pane allowing users to choose between a 512 and 256 frame hardware buffer size:
    • ⚠ Please choose 512 if you're experiencing stuttering audio. Choose 256 if you want the fastest response time for live play. Only iPad 3, 4 and iPhone 5 default to 256 now, all other devices to 512. ⚠
  • Apps are now sorted alphabetically in the input/output/effects pop-over windows.
  • New status bar in the Audiobus main screen, showing current hardware buffer size and battery status. We don't want you to run out of juice in the middle of a jam!
  • Some minor bugfixes.
Audiobus - A Tasty Pixel

StompBox on the bus too

4Pockets adds Audiobus support to their effects rack StompBox.

StompBox - 4Pockets.com

Tabletop IAPs still at $0.99

Lots of the tabletop IAPs still available for just $0.99.

Tabletop - Retronyms

Audulus Tutorial - Making a Vibrato Sub Patch - Part 1



Audulus - Wilson Holliday

IK NAMM 2013: IK Mobile Music Accessories Now Compatible with Android & first recording Android app

IK NAMM 2013: iRig BlueBoard - The First Wireless MIDI Pedalboard Controller for iPhone, iPad, Mac

IK NAMM 2013: iLoud - The First Portable Speaker for Musicians

IK NAMM 2013 - New Additions to iKlip Range of Stands for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android Devices

A bit of slynthy ...



Just messing around with this little app as I can get it to run on my 3G and that's not the case very often these days, with new(er) apps that is.

Big Robot Studios

Using MIDI Learn on iOS with MIDI Control and Genome



MIDI Control - Secret Base Design

Unity Synthesizer (Long Version) from Apps4idevicesMusic



Unity Synthesizer - Steve O'Connell

Unity Synthesizer (video) from Apps4idevicesMusic



Unity Synthesizer - Steve O'Connell

bip on the bus!

Good things for the lovely bip!
  • background audio.
  • audiobus support. Stream audio and control bip to/from other audiobus apps; play/stop song, next/previous pattern. See http://audiob.us for more information.
  • settings page for background audio and profiling.
bip - sohla

Voxkit MIDI Drum Controller - Audiobus controls



Voxkit! - Secret Base Design

Spectral Eye for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch



Spectral Eye - Secret Base Design

Beatsurfing w/ Steven Slate Drums SSD4 Drum Solo



Beatsurfing - DRUW

guitarism and Audiobus



This video demonstrates how to use guitarism with Audiobus to play guitarism directly into other Audiobus-compatible apps, such as JamUp, for live guitar effects.

guitarism - pocket acoustic guitar - Rhism LLC

#19 OP-1 & A4 Basic Sync

the microTone updated

the microTone has updated:
  • core MIDI support! You can now use the microTone with an iPad MIDI interface or with a Core MIDI network. If you are using osynth, please upgrade to the latest version.
  • updated manual
  • minor bug fixes
the microTone - Olivier Zurkirchen

30 Years of MIDI



I suppose that's fun, and if nothing else it's interesting to see where it's gone from and too.

Synergy Studio gets on the bus

Another great app to get on the bus. Synergy Studio from 4Pockets is now Audiobus compatible.

Synergy Studio - 4Pockets.com

Reminder: CDR Tod Dockstader project

I little reminder about this project from our friends at CDR which is seeing some interesting results now. Really worth a look. Here are the samples ...

"We die alone" made with Buddha Machine and Shapesynth



This track was made with the Buddha Machine 1 and 2 fed through a Korg Mini KP and the shapesynth app on a 2nd gen ipod touch and was recorded on a Tascam DP 004 4-track.

KODEK //// SUNDAY ICE FUNK RIDE ( iMPC + MICROKORG )



iMPC - Akai Professional

Voxkit update

Voxkit updates with a new Audiobus panel making life that little bit easier. Nice!

Voxkit! - Secret Base Design

Nova Musik - Akai MPC Fly NAMM 2013



iMPC - Akai Professional

Guitarism for iPhone Sound Test (video) from iOS Musician



guitarism - pocket acoustic guitar - Rhism LLC

TUAW: The Artiphon Instrument 1 uses an iPhone



Good to see the Artiphon Instrument 1 getting the attention it deserves. Via TUAW.

Nova Musik - Keith McMillen Instruments QuNexus demo at NAMM 2013

That was NAMM, what were your highlights?

What was the real stand out announcement from NAMM for you? What's been a 'game changer'?

iConnectivity iConnectMIDI Namm2013 by Rock oN Report

iPolysix Featured Tracks vol.2



KORG iPolysix - KORG INC.