iPhone App Directory

KORG Gadget for iPad Remix Contest announced

Korg just don't seem to let up at all these days. Now they've announced the KORG Gadget for iPad Remix Contest, which runs from the 28th until the 31st.

And my app of the week is ...

This week it's Effectrix. I've had so much fun with this app alongside SeekBeats, it's awesome. The amount of control is staggering. I can see myself using this a lot, in fact probably too much.

Anyway, this app has far exceeded my expectations and I'm loving it.

I still think that the Ara modular phone could be a great thing for mobile music

This is an interesting piece of what Google is planning with the Ara project and some elements of it are really quite radical, or at least I think so.

When I first posted about this, when it was just Phonebloks (I think that was the name anyway) I didn't get a terribly good response. However, I think that a modular device could work really well for mobile music. The only proviso (and it's a big one) is that there are the right kind of modules available to put in the device, and/or third parties have the ability to produce modules for the Ara project.

So I'll be keeping an eye on this and letting you know about it from time to time.

Sector + CubeSynth

MultitrackStudio for iPad update

MultitrackStudio for iPad gets an update. Here's what's new:
  • MultitrackStudio Instruments: synths have Cutoff knob, some instruments have button to disable built-in guitar amp simulators etc., so you can add you own instead.
  • Transport counter: swipe left to fully rewind, swipe right to return to most recent start position.
  • Editors: Position thumbs now snap to grid if Snap is enabled.
  • Editors: Swipe down over begin or end of selected part to zoom in. Old zoom level is restored on lifting finger.
  • Editors: Improved zooming behaviour.
  • Editors: Visual feedback on touching edge or center selected part.

Fiddlewax Blue (video)

I noticed this app the other day but didn't think too much of it. The video makes more sense though.

Mobile Music Sequencer adds dropbox support

Mobile Music Sequencer now supports Dropbox as an export destination folder. Only a small update, but a useful one.

DIY Synth workshop at Rough Trade London

Having been on one of these sessions a while ago I can thoroughly recomend them. You can find out about their events here.

Thinking about going to LEME

It's a pretty impressive event with some great speaker and sessions. I'm considering going along myself too. So I thought I'd share the details.

Modular Synth Basics #03: How to start?

Modular Synth Basics #02: CV, Gate, Trigger & MIDI

A reminder about Reactable Mobile as it's 50% off at the moment

Don't forget that Reactable mobile is 50% off until the 2nd of March. The price is down from $9.99 to $4.99.

Symphonix Evolution gets another update

Version 2.1.1 of Symphonix Evolution aims to further improve stability:

New and improved features are:
  • Symphonix Evolution now supports 64-bit architectures for improved performance on newer devices
  • Added a new option to delete tempo changes in a selected region
  • Added a new option to hide other tracks on the virtual synth keyboard when recording
  • When loading a MIDI file the space between columns is now adjusted for lyrics

Bugs fixed:
  • Tempo changes were not saved properly on the first track resulting in incorrect playback in some cases
  • Fixed crash when viewing custom devices in Device Manager
  • Fixed display alignment issue in Lyric Editor view on iOS 7
  • Fixed incorrect chord diagrams
  • Fixed rhythm beat display after load
  • Rhythm Maker now stops playback before loading another pattern
  • Fixed memory leaks in lyric view that eventually caused the app to crash
  • Fixed crash during playback
  • Fixed crash if autosync and step record turned on
  • When saving to a midi file, the initial volume and pan settings were not saved

Ep.49: Michael Penfield, CEO at FanDistro (DMT 1-2-1)

Waldorf Rocket on Acid

Music Kickup (DMT at Midem 2014)

Prototyping 'bit' coming from littleBits?

It looks like it. I think this will be a good move forward. I'm intrigued to know how it will work and integrate.

Artists & Brands with W Communications & Vision Artists (DMT at MIDEM 2014)

MonoKeys Jam Monotribe + Volca Keys + miniKP2

What's your app of the week?

What's the app that's been most useful or the most inspiring this week? Or maybe just the app that's been your work horse for the last few days. Tell me which one it is and why.

Comment of the week ... "Do NOT watch this! It is the first puff of analog crack that in 5 years will leave you near penniless"

I loved this comment. As I read it I thought it was a complaint or something, but after I'd read the whole thing it made me smile!

"Do NOT watch this! It is the first puff of analog crack that in 5 years will leave you near penniless, possibly homeless, and definitely single. You have been warned. "

Made on this post on Modular Synth basics.

KORG iKaossilator gets a minor update

Not a huge update for KORG iKaossilator, but nice to see that they're still moving it forward. Here's what's new:
  • Optimized for iOS 7 design
  • Some improvements and bug fixes

Korg's Gadget is still on sale

Don't forget that Korg have extended the sale price on their Gadget app until the 31st of March now. Their other apps have all gone back to their normal prices, so if you thought you'd missed the sale on Gadget, you haven't.

Reminder: The Mutable Trusted Builder list

I've posted about this before, but it's worth restating as it's a very handy resource if you'd like to get into DIY synths but are put off by the fact that you don't have all the skills for actually building the stuff. So I wanted to make people aware of the Trusted Builders list on the Mutable Instruments forum. The trusted builders are people who are skilled at making Shruthis or other mutable instruments kits. So if you're interested in getting a kit made but either might struggle to make it yourself or just don't have the time, you should check out this list, and my personal favourite on the list is Paul (who happens to be an old friend, but is also an excellent builder).

iVCS3 still on the way ...

KORG Gadget version 1.0.2 arrives with Audiobus and much more

KORG Gadget version 1.0.2 (code name : Milpitas)

For Professionals
  • Audiobus support (iPad Air/iPad mini Retina recomended)
  • Increased maximum bar length of clip from 8 bar to 16 bar
  • Automation parameter edit support without real-time recording
  • Arrange tracks
  • Track number support
  • Improved auto-naming function when creating a new song
  • Improved drawing capability

Enhancement of Sequencer
  • Auto scroll sequencer when dragging notes toward the edges of screen
  • Easier to change note length at the right edge of screen
  • You can now move and edit multiple notes together while maintaining their relative pitch
  • Reduce to one action to access parameters such as bar length

Enhancement of “Hybrid Design“
  • Refined “Hybrid Design“ with UI/UX experts
  • Optimized design with Function along with streamlined iOS 7 design
  • Improved animation when loading a song
  • Increased Japanese

Enhancement of “GadgetCloud“
  • GadgetCloud website version open (www.korg.com/gadgetcloud)
  • Display update date of top chart
  • Activity tab support to show your activity. Notifications now inform you when your track is liked / you are followed, etc.
  • You can now add tags when uploading to SoundCloud

Other small tweaks have been made to improve usability and stability.

QOTD: What sound would you love to re-create?

Not everyone wants to recreate a particular sound but it can be a good way to start to craft something or it can be a good way to learn how to use an app or instrument. So what's the sound that you're looking to recreate at the moment, or that's eluded you so far?

Back in 2008: An Interview with miniMusic

Strange to look back at this interview with Chad from miniMusic in 2008. Things have changed a lot, but it still makes for interesting reading from today's perspective. You can read the original post here.

Bip for iOS Demo and Tutorial

A little bit of messing around with RD4

I do like RD4


SECTOR - stochastic sample slice sequencer, for iPad.
Processed through AUFX:Dub via AudiobusUploaded with AudioShare app

Musyc Pro update

Musyc Pro gets a nice little update. Here's what's new:
  • Video recording and export to Facebook, Vimeo, Mail and Photo Library
  • Inter-app audio support
  • Skin Black & white added
  • 6 new soundkits
  • Audiobackground support

Ototo has just 3 days left to go on Kickstarter

It's good to see that this Kickstarter campaign has already funded, but there's still a few days left to get in and fund it. Which reminds me that I really should get on and do just that.

microTERA Synth from VirSyn, Demo and Tutorial for iPad

The beautiful artwork from Doc Pop's latest album

And you get it here ...

The Bleep Drum + Electribe

Smite Matter's new album arrives

Build a Deep House track using an IPAD ,IMaschine,Thor,IMini,Cassini,Animoog etc.. A Bit Of Me 3

I do love stuff like this. It does show you what can be achieved using apps and a mobile device.

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"Cosmic Encounters" - An Extended Journey Through Sliver

An extended journey through many of the factory presets included in the upcoming "Sliver" app for iPad.

Sound design by Alex Matheu, Sinapsya, Sunsine Audio, and OmnilimbO.

Sliver is a tool for soundscape and sonic texture creation.

Do you want to eat Reactable cake? I do!

This is a totally awesome cake! And of course, a totally awesome product too.

DMT 172: Warner & Shazam, American Idol, SongCoin, Soundfocus, wearables

Modular Synth Basics #01: What's a modular synth?

Whilst this really isn't mobile related at all, I thought it would be useful to a lot of people who are interested in the concepts behind modulars and using app based modulars.

Conserve the sound

I really love the idea of this idea and this site. What a great idea. It's made me think of sounds that I think need to be conserved. Please take a look, it's a really interesting project.

iSyn Poly still 80% off

iSyn Poly is still on sale for $1.99 and is IAA and Audiobus compatible. Just a little reminder.

Addictive microSynth is still 75% off

Addictive microSynth is still just $0.99 at the moment. Worth a look if you're an iPhone / Touch user.

Juliana Meyer, founder at SupaPass (DMT at Midem 2014)

QOTD: Where do you make music most of the time?

We all have our favourite places, so what's your favourite place for making music most of the time, and why is it?

microTERA - Wave Shaping Synthesis

RealBeat - Audiobus

RealBeat - Audiobus from joerg piringer on Vimeo.

How to use RealBeat with Audiobus

RealBeat - start from scratch

RealBeat - start from scratch from joerg piringer on Vimeo.

transient - can it be beautiful? (sunvox)

rrarrow - demo video 1 : basic features

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Gestrument performing Trance

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Jordan Rudess performing on Gestrument

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Oplab aluminium casing coming soon

Which I'm sure will be good news for all Oplab owners.


Gestrument performing with the preset Meshuggah - Bleed

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Caustic 3 running on a Nook

A friend of mine has just bought a Nook and really likes it. He's got the free version of Caustic and wanted me to show him how to get started. So I did, although it didn't take long as Caustic is such an awesome app.

It was a bit of a shock though coming from iOS to the Nook as the latency is truly shocking, but it runs and sequencing and playback are all fine on it.

Interesting to see this app running on hardware that I've never used before. I thought I'd share the experience.

Groovesizer RED - 3 REDs Synced

iMIDIPatchBay for iPhone is now in test

I like the portrait mode for the iPad too. Looking forward to this.

Analog SoundLab in a Box Testdrive: Lazy Sequence 1

Video description:

Testdrive of an Analog SoundLab in a Box, featuring a custom-finished art box outfitted with two mounting board panels, two littleBits/Korg Synth Kits plus extra wire, inverter, dual OR, slide dimmer modules, and a littleBits-adapted adafruit Trinket ATtiny85 MCU sequencer. The Analog SoundLab assembly video sequence is backed by an excerpt of Big Badda Boom - The LeeLoo Mix, also featured in track 7 (Alien Shores 2 - Drum Summons) of Analog Planetfall by Oculo Rapido. All sonics and hacking perpetrated by Doktor Bob.

My comments:

I find this kind of thing quite interesting. Seeing where people are going with the littleBits synth kit and other modules and adding in micro-controller stuff too. I also like that this has been put in a box to make it as portable as possible. Nice touch.

Gestrument performing with the preset Richard Devine - Randale

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Audio Evolution update

OP-1 *Finger Jam*

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SoundCloud group of the week is the Nanoloop (iOS) group

Batman Theme on Arturia Microbrute - Korg Volca Beats - Kaossilator 2

WOW Filterbox adds IAA in latest release

WOW Filterbox has had a minor update fidxing bugs, but also adding inter app audio support as well.

On The Run (Pink Floyd Cover) on Korg Volca boxes - Kaossilator 2 - Monotron - Arturia Microbrute


Read Discchord, you won't regret it

Whether you're a mobile musicians or developer (or both), you should check out Discchord for news and opinion, and if you're a developer take a look at the test services on offer too.

Korg Gadget still on sale until 31st March

Korg have extended the sale price on their Gadget app until the 31st of March now. Their other apps have gone back to their normal prices, so if you thought you'd missed the sale on Gadget, you haven't.

Brian Hamilton, SVP Worldwide Sales & Marketing at Gracenote (DMT at Midem 2014)

QOTD: What was the app that you were looking forward to most but failed to deliver?

Some apps look amazing when you first hear about them or even when you first fire them up but then fail to deliver on your expectations. Which app (or apps) did that for you, and more importantly, why?

rrarrow for iPad arrives

From the maker of Phawuo comes rrarrow ...

rrarrow is the experimental modular audio effect and noise machine for the iPad featuring extended feedback capabilities.

Key features:
  • Simplicity. The interface is simplified for faster assembly and more flexible connectivity — you can assemble your effect very fast and control all the processing parameters with the audio signal!
  • Feedback capabilities. You can add feedbacks to the audio chain to get some chaotic noise sounds .
  • Twelve blocks for audio processing:

  • Sine generator. Basic oscillator with sine waveform
  • Signal multiplier
  • Delay
  • Frequency shifter
  • Envelope follower
  • “Lorenz attractor”
  • Quantizer
  • Sample-and-hold
  • Reverb
  • Special Lowpass filter
  • Clipper
  • Nonlinear shaper (for self-oscillating circuit)
  • Audiobus support. Now you can stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps! See http://audiob.us for more information. Works as input and filter.
  • Background audio support: enabled when connected to Audiobus and user switchable otherwise.

iPad2 or newer is recommended for complex presets

The app is priced at $3.99.

BeepBoop arrives and is described as having ... "the capacity for great evil", and "Sounds from early Dr Who"

With a description like that how can I (you) resist?

A strange noise-making device.

A collection of blocks of signal processing that document the last few months of my meanderings, wired together to make excessive oddness.

Kinda like an iOS monotron, but with the capacity for great evil.

Made from circuit models. Structurally, there's an antialiased oscillator, feeding a partially temperature-stabilised transistor-ladder VCF (which can be heated), feeding an interesting old pitch-shifter in full-feedback-fun mode.

Plus an LFO for some movement, and AudioBus compatibility.

Sounds vary from early Dr Who to world-ending cataclysms.

BeepBoop is priced at $1.99

RealBeat 2.1 landing tomorrow

Thesys & Effectrix SetUp & Sector & Effectrix with SeekBeats as Midi Clock

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In case you missed it from this morning, VirSyn brings microTERA

A new waveshapping synth for your iPad. You can find the original post from this morning right here.

In case you missed this, DrumPerfect has arrived this morning

Natural drumming on your iPad. You can read all the app detail on the original post here.

Gestrument in Jesper Nordin's Ärr

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'ljósop' (The Aperture) with music made in Caustic 3

Interesting stuff. More detail at Musical Android.

Magellan from Yonac is still on sale

Don't forget that Magellan is still on sale at just $4.99.

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KORG Gadget Master Quiz Tutorial 2

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Gestrument in Jesper Nordin's Åkallan

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littleBits Synth Kit percussive noise jam

GESTRUMENT - The Revolutionary Gesture Instrument for iOS

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New warp shapes coming to SECTOR

Pretty cool stuff too.

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KORG volca - BK2-RD / BakaOscillator

Gestrument performs a minimalistic String Quartet

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Dirty Electronics and KMH Live Electronics Ensemble

Wednesday the 19th of February, PACE Studio 1, Leicester. DMU's Dirty Electronics Ensemble is joined by KMH's Live Electronics Ensemble.

Figure loop + SECTOR + Echo Pad (performance)

Figure loop + SECTOR + Echo Pad (performance)

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Korgs Slaved to Buchla

What a great sound!

Interesting Facebook page ... iOSonik

Looks like there's some useful stuff there if you fancy giving it a like on Facebook.

Gestrument performs a Raga

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App Sound to make presets for Stroke Machine ...

That's going to be great isn't it?

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CE Week Keynote: Ayah Bdeir, Founder and CEO of littleBits

Not strictly on topic, but I thought this was interesting.

Sliver site is live

You can find it here. Not too long to wait now I hope ...

Allen Bargfrede, Executive Director, Rethink Music at Berklee College of Music (DMT at Midem)

The daily picture ...

Whatever happened to these?

Gestrument performs Funk Jazz

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DrumPerfect arrives

DrumPerfect is a drum sequencer for IOS 7 that aims at creating extremely naturally sounding drum tracks for electronic music production.

DrumPerfect features three extensive editors to easily create very human-like drum sequences:
  • An extensive pattern editor in which each individual drum stroke has its own velocity, timing and probability. Each pattern has its own BPM, time signature and beat subdivision settings. Multiple strokes can be linked to a single probabilistic event.
  • An extensive kit editor with up to 16 different drum kits with 16 instruments each. Every instrument consists of up to 16 different user-selectable audio samples.
  • An extensive song editor in which a song is built of pattern/kit events.
  • The "Two-handed" and "Humanize" features give a human feel to the rhythm by modelling the human drummer restrictions and variations.
  • DrumPerfect offers extensive options for audio-transfer with other apps:
  • Live-audio source for other apps via Audiobus and Inter-App-Audio.
  • Audio rendering/upload to AudioShare, AudioCopy2, SoundCloud and Dropbox. Both mixed and separate track export.
  • Import of audio samples via iTunes or AudioPaste2.
  • Midiclock sync input with midi song pointer, midi start and midi stop.

The app is priced at $14.99.

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microTERA arrives from VirSyn

Waveshaping Synthesis is a type of distortion synthesis that can create dynamic spectra in a controlled way. In waveshaping, it is possible to change the spectrum with the amplitude of the sound. A simple example of this method is the clipping caused by overdriving an audio amplifier.

These simple method creates an astonishing variety of sounds which are very unique and can't be reproduced by any other contemporary synth!

microTERA gives you also a method of getting randomly generated sound patches in a way you never experienced before: roll the dice! Every single try gives you a new unique sound patch, really every try, promised…

Waveshaping Synthesis
  • Wavehaper with user programmable shape
  • Spectral shape specification
  • Three sine oscillators
  • Feedback input for noise components
  • 4 Low frequency oscillators
  • 4 Envelopes with tempo sync
  • 64 time/level segments per envelope
  • Monophonic or polyphonic with 16 voices.
  • Over 150 factory sounds
  • Uses programmable sequences with up to 32 steps.
  • Can trigger single notes and chords.
  • Unique randomizer generates Arpeggios with 100% usability.
  • 32 Arpeggios included, unlimited useer arpeggios possible.
  • For each step you can program tie, accent, transposition and note order

  • Chorus
  • Phaser
  • Distortion (Tape/Tube/...)
  • Echo/Delay
  • Reverb

  • Audiobus compatible (Input slot)
  • Inter App Audio compatible.
  • CoreMIDI / Virtual MIDI
  • Audio recorder with Metronome.
  • Upload to SoundCloud and File Export.
  • Audio pasteboard.

The app is priced at $9.99.

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QOTD: Do you run more than one OS?

I know that some people use both iOS and Android, and of course some people (you can guess who) also still run things like Windows Mobile and even Palm OS! So do you run more than one OS, and if you do, why and which?

SECTOR+AUFX:Dub String Ensemble Loop

A string ensemble loop was created in Gestrument, trimmed in AudioShare, imported into SECTOR where it was played and processed, going through AUFX:Dub.

More about SECTOR at kymatica.com/sector
Uploaded with AudioShare app - kymatica.com/audioshare

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Sliver - Preset Exploration

"The Hidden" - a demo for Sliver.

Demo track created using iOS music apps...
Sliver: Factory Preset "OmnilimbO - 010 - The Hive Core".
Orphion: Live Play of Melody.
AUFX Space: Reverb & Recording.
Audiobus: Routing.

Distraub gives us some more information about his new app Sliver

Sliver is another highly anticipated app from the developer of the excellent GlitchBreaks. Here he gives us more information on what to expect from Sliver. It looks amazing. You can find out more here.

Gestrument performing Dubstep

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All libraries should let you borrow an OP-1

I'm sure I've posted about the Ann Arbor District Library before, but it is probably one of the most awesome libraries I can think of. Ok, I'm a big fan of the British Library, I use it a lot, but I can't borrow an OP-1 from it! In fact, I don't know of any library I've been to personally where I could do that.

So the Ann Arbor District Library should be a model for all libraries in my view. How awesome would that be?

Gestrument brings New FEATURED PRESETS in preset menu

Yep, it's a bit of a Gestrument day today. If you didn't already know, Gestrument not only got a new look website, but also the app got an update today with "New FEATURED PRESETS in preset menu". Nice.

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The new Gestrument site has loads of useful information

New site is great, well worth a visit. It has lots of useful stuff if you've got Gestrument, or if you're just thinking about it.

You can try Gestrument lite, or go straight for the full version.

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Gestrument performing Debussy

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If you're going to be at Musikmesse next month and want to meet up ...

Then please let me know as I'll be there on the Thursday to the Saturday. So, if you'd like to meet up, please let me know. If you want to get in touch, you can find just about every way to do just that on the about page.

SineVibes Sequential for iPad Music FX sequencer

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In case you missed the round up from last week, you can find it here

In case you missed it, here's the round up from the last week. I tried something different this time by grouping it into days rather than categories. Let me know if you liked it or not.

Gestrument performing Cool Jazz

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Mogees - Play the World (Kickstarter campaign)

A few people have mentioned this to me as something I should really take a look at, and it is intriguing. I'm currently trying to decide if it's something I should back myself, but it's certainly worth a look, and it seems to be well on the way to its funding goal as well.

Kymatica's Sector iPad App - Demo and Overview

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Ototo: Make Music from Anything (kickstarter Campaign)

Another very promising campaign on kickstarter. It's also just over the line on its funding goal with plenty of time to go.

In some ways it makes me think of a littleBits but with more emphasis on connecting anything really.

Also, there's some interesting stuff with connecting iOS (see below), which looks really cool ...

Gestrument controlling a Disklavier

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TrakAx on Android fragmentation

This is an interesting piece from TrakAx (makers of an awesome Android video editing app) on Android device fragmentation, which has been and continues to be a big problem for Android developers. Of course, you could argue that it's also starting to be a problem for iOS as well now.

Gestrument performing a Jazz Trio

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Audio Mastering 2.1 brings multi-band / single-band compressor and more

Audio Mastering 2.1 has arrived, and here's what it's brought you:
  • Switchable multi-band / single-band compressor.
  • Very subtle sounding reverb special for mastering.
  • Improved Dropbox operations.
  • Additional color schemes.
  • Bugs fixed.

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Gestrument performing a Jazz Trio

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Build your own synthesizer w littleBits Synth Kit

Sort of an overview of what's in the kit and what's doable too, but it's also a bit of an ad for littleBits too.

Here's the video description:

Build your own eletronic synthesizer or music instrument with littleBits Synth Kit, developed in partnership with Korg. Video captured at the 2014 NY Toy Fair on February 17, 2014.

GrooveMaker 2 is now universal

GrooveMaker 2 now runs on your iPad as IK have made it a universal app in version 1.1.

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Gestrument performing Early Techno

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So, Apple has bought Testflight, how do we feel about that?

I suppose in many ways it just makes a load of sense for Apple to do that as it's probably the biggest of the test platforms out there. I'm interested to hear what developers think. Is it a good thing or a bad thing, or is it just a thing?

Scape for iPad, The Most Chilled Out App Ever

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Electrofluid : Korg Volca boxes - Monotron Delay - Kaossilator 2 - Arturia Microbrute jam session

James Rosewell 51 degrees Monetising music on mobile - Music 4.5 The Music In-App Economy

Marcus Taylor VentureHarbour Music 4.5 The Music In-app Economy

Rory Mudie RedboxMobile Music 4.5 The Music In-app Economy

Thibaut Rouffineau Apptual Music 4.5 The Music In-app Economy

Thong Nguyen Bloom.fm Music 4.5 The Music In-app Economy

Martin Kummer Ministry of Sound Music 4.5 The Music In-app Economy

"The in-app economy mirroring the music industry?
For real growth to happen there needs to be long-term investment. Is the infrastructure in place for selling music to be a profitable standalone business? Are the appropriate commercial rewards established? Or is the in-app economy just a micro-cosmos mirror image of the overall recorded music industry? What are the implications?"

I didn't manage to get to this event, but I wish I had and the content seems really interesting, so I thought I'd share the presentations as they're on slideshare.

Presentations from the In App Economy event coming up

Over the next hour or so I'm going to publish the presentations from the last Music 4.5 event on Music apps and APIs as I thought it would be useful to at least a few, so hopefully you'll think so too.

Anything new for the wait list?

It's Monday, is there anything that needs adding into the wait list? Let me know if there is, or just take a look and see what's coming up.

Smite Matter reviews Electrify NXT

Smite Matter is back to writing reviews again and here's what he thinks of Electrify NXT.

Lego Movie 'Everything is Awesome' vs Spiderman Theme - Volca Keys + Monotribe

Audio Mastering on iPad. Multiband compressor test

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QOTD: What desktop apps do you think should be turned into mobile apps?

There's plenty of desktop apps that have already made the jump to mobile, but let's face it that's just the tip of the iceberg. So which desktop apps would you like to see make the move over to mobile?

Here's the round up from this week, enjoy!

So as always (or at least reasonably regularly) here are the highlights from the last week. I'm trying something different this week. I thought it would be interesting to see the highlights on a day by day basis. Let me know if you think it works, and if you prefer the old style, or something inbetween.

Monday (17.2):
  • An interesting video from AES with Andy Farnell talking about procedural audio
  • A date for your diary, Arduino day is on the 29th of March and it's ten years of Arduino

Tuesday (18.2):

Wednesday (19.2):

Thursday (20.2):

Friday (21.2):

Saturday (22.2):

So, another big week this week. Lots of huge announcements and more to come next week no doubt. See you tomorrow for more mobile music goodness.

Today is the last day of the Korg sale ...

So there's just today to get stuff a bit cheaper ...

Korg Gadget: Current price $28.99 including 25% off
Korg iMS-20: Current price - $19.99 including 33% off
Korg iPolySix: Current price - $19.99 including 33% off
Korg iElectribe: Current price - $9.99 including 50% off
Korg iElectribe Gorillaz Edition: Current price - $9.99 including 50% off
Korg iKaossilator: Current price $9.99 including 50% off

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Back in 2008: A first look at StyleTap on the iPod Touch

Of course in 2008 when this came up we didn't know what restrictions Apple would put on apps and that any kind of emulator would be almost impossible as StyleTap is, at least in terms of the regular app store anyway. You can read the original post here.

Z3TA+ on the iPad

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Sector Drone + AUFX Space + Dub

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Z3TA+from Cakewalk, Demo and Tour for iPad

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Sector Abstract Melody + AUFX Space + Dub

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Sound Design and Resampling with Tabletop

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Effectrix fixes its problems in version 1.0.1

After some initial teething problems it looks like Effectrix has rectified user issues in this update. Here's what's new:
  • AudioCopy crash fixed
  • Inter-App Audio improved
  • enhanced Multitouch
  • minor bugfixes

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Gestrument site down until Monday

Just letting you know that's all ...

littleBits Korg Synth recording with an iPhone 3G

Using my ancient iPhone 3G to record the littleBits output via a Sonoma Wireworks GuitarJack, which always works a treat. The recording is made using Sonoma's FourTrack app.

Here's the recording too:

FourTrack on the app store:

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sBASSdrum Drum and Groove Machine is getting on the bus ...

sBASSdrum Drum and Groove Machine is getting on the bus ...

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