iPhone App Directory

Synthecaster for iPhone arrives

Nice to see a new synth which is for the iPhone first. Here's the full description of Synthecaster.

Synthecaster fuses elements from guitars and keyboards into a full range polyphonic instrument that is intuitive, accommodates a wide variety of playing styles, and generates an even wider variety of sounds. The instrument fits on a mobile screen, yet allows for technical playing styles such as shredding and complex chord formation.
  • Keys are arranged in string-like rows (tuned in perfect fourths by default)
  • Sliding across keys in a row results in legato sliding or portamento gliding from note to note
  • Sliding a key up or down will bend its pitch in the same direction
  • Several notes can be played on the same row simultaneously
  • Up to 5 notes can be played simultaneously
  • The entire keyboard spans over 6 octaves (not including the range added by oscillator tuning)

Synthecaster's audio is generated by a powerful and highly configurable polyphonic synth engine:
  • Dual oscillators with individual tuning
  • Filter with envelope sweeping
  • Amplifier ADSR envelope
  • Soft clip, hard clip, bitcrush, and downsampling distortion
  • LFO assignable to amplitude, filter cutoff, or oscillator tuning
  • Stereo flanger, chorus, and delay effects
  • Over 30 preloaded synth presets
  • Create custom presets and share them using AirDrop, Messages, or Mail
  • High quality 44.1 kHz stereo audio output
  • Audiobus compatibility

For best results, play through speakers or headphones.

Note: Requires iPhone 4S or newer device running iOS 7.
Not recommended for iPhone 4 due to performance issues.

The app is priced at $0.99.

Twitter news from @londonhackspace

Twitter news from @PositiveGrid

Pico Paso Drone (video)

Voice Synth effecting DrumJam in Audiobus..Tutorial for iPad


Touch MIDI Controller Prototype (video)

Get back in your car, RJDJ are coming

Little Volca Beats and Volca Keys (test)Jam

Novation Launchpad Mini, Launch Control & Launchkey Mini Walkthrough

Twitter news from @BareConductive

Twitter news from @j_liljedahl

Daft Punk Da Funk 8-bit LSDJ Cover (video)

Surface Music Kit video playlist


Surface Music Kit -- Download songs and templates
Surface Music Kit -- Use Song View
Surface Music Kit -- Use Loop Mode
Surface Music Kit -- Use Mute and Solo buttons
Surface Music Kit -- Match pitch and tempo with imported sound
Surface Music Kit -- Import sound to use in remix
Surface Music Kit -- Record and import new patterns
Surface Music Kit -- Add effects to remix using sliders
Surface Music Kit -- Export your remix to MP3, WAV or WMA

FFL! iOS Music-Making Masterclass with Paul Crossman (video)

Volca - Satisfaction (video)

Last day for 50% off on Turnado

Turnado is now $9.99, and it was $19.99, but today is the last day of the sale.

Back in 2008: The MMW Catalogue became available

So this is a bit of a personal thing as I wrote a piece for the catalogue. The mobile music workshop ran for quite a few years though I never managed to get along to it sadly. The original post about the catalogue can be found here.

KORG VOLCA Keys Bass & Beats AMBIENT PSYCHODELIC jam w guitar

The daily picture ...

Using TouchOSC with the ever lovely Shruthi-1.

Twitter news from @nlogmusic

Twitter news from @nlogmusic

iMPC for iPhone updates with new features and iOS 7 compatibility

Here's what's new:

This free update to iMPC brings bugfixes, iOS 7 compatibility, and new features:

Inter-App Audio compatibility. This free update adds support for the new inter-app audio protocol in iOS 7. Inter-app audio allows you to route audio and control data between apps on your device. Use iMPC’s sampler and inter-app audio to record new sounds from compatible apps for use in your Programs.

We’ve also updated to AudioCopy 2.0. AudioCopy makes it easy to paste sound from compatible apps. The new AudioCopy ensures compatibility with iOS 7, and includes updated UI and other improvements (more info at retronyms.com/audiocopy/).

Also, it's still on sale at $2.99.

Cross DJ (iPad) is 90% off

Cross DJ (iPad) drops from $9.99 down to $0.99.

Musician, artist, and inventor MOLDOVER presents a new original album packaged in a playable circuit board instrument! (on kickstarter)

Well I'm a sucker for anything tape shaped. Count me in.

MJOLNIR - the mighty power of THOR - 45 presets by Alba Ecstasy

Music App Blog: Launchpad update – audio import now available as an IAP

Novation’s Launchpad concept – whether in its hardware format or one of the software recreations like the iPad Launchpad app – has created a whole new way to get creative with loop-based music. Launchpad is brilliant in a live setting, allowing you to mix and match loops on the fly but it is equally at […]

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In case you missed it from yesterday, the Touch Board is on Kickstarter

Bare Conductive bring us the Touch Board, and even though it got funded within the first 20 hours of being on kickstarter, you can still grab it at a decent price.

Now anyone can transform touch into sound (and so much more!) with the Touch Board, an easy-to-use Arduino-compatible device.
What is the Touch Board?

The Touch Board is a tool to make your projects interactive, responsive, smart or just fun. Use the Touch Board to change the world around you by turning almost any material or surface into a sensor. Connect anything conductive to one of its 12 electrodes and trigger a sound via its onboard MP3 player, play a MIDI note or do anything else that you might do with an Arduino or Arduino-compatible device.

Addictive microSynth adds Audiobus and more

Nice addition to Addictive microSynth. Here's what's new:
  • Audiobus support ( Input )
  • Audio background mode
  • Support for virtual MIDI input connections
  • Support for Korg's Wireless Sync-Start Technology (WIST)
  • Publish loops and recordings online with the SoundCloud audio platform
  • List of loops/recordings with play function.
  • iOS 7 compatibility
  • iPhone 5 graphics
  • Metronome on Loop recording
  • many bugfixes

SoundCloud adds Instagram integration

Which I can see (no pun intended). I suppose it makes sense.

Read the detail on their blog.

Twitter news from @SyntheFX

Twitter news from @amplifyio

Thesys is still on sale until the 1st of November

Thesys is going to be on sale with the price down from $14.99 to $7.99 until the 1st of November.

Henrik Lenberg's vision for music apps

I knew Henrik from his days at SoundCloud and met with him just a few weeks ago where he told me about his vision for music apps and his plans for his next company. As a general rule I don't share the content of these conversations with readers at Palm Sounds as they're often confidential, but as Henrik has put most of it in this post I think it's fair to say that it's out in the open now.

He's still looking for people to be a part of his vision for music apps in the future, so have a read and get in touch with him if it's something that interests you.

Yamaha Free Keyboard Apps Demo - Sweetwater's iOS Update Vol. 58

Handy Harp for iPad demo and Tutorial (video)

News from Amplify.IO on 'The New Dawn'

A new post from the lovely people at Amplify.IO (who made Junglator) about their plans, what's coming next and 'The New Dawn'. Give it a read.

KORG Volca+Roland MC-303+x0xb0x(Garden Live)

Twitter news from @mikrosonic

SoundCloud group of the week is the iMS-20 group

The Dam Drum 3 + MIDI (video)

WOW Filterbox is still on sale until the 1st of November

WOW Filterbox is on sale until the 1st, and the price is down from $14.99 to $7.99.

New BIAS for iPad - Trailer (2013)

BIAS is an Amp Processor for iPad, it's the most complete, accurate, and versatile modeling available in the world. It's coming in November 2013.


Twitter news from @omeniesoftware

Twitter news from @BareConductive

Turnado is still 50% off until the 1st of November

Turnado has dropped in price by 50%. It's price is now $9.99, and it was $19.99.

Performance #3 With DSI TETR4 & Korg Monotribe (video)

Back in 2008: Noise.IO Pro arrived

Yep, after what seemed like an eternity back in 2008 Noise.IO Pro finally arrived on the app store. It was a big deal back then. In 2008 it was a very impressive app. You can read a bit more about it here.

Figure is still free

It went free last week, but in case you didn't know here's a little reminder. If you haven't got Figure, now's the time to grab it for free as it'll only be free for another day or so.

Touch the Wave for iPad has a new interface

Which was nice.

Twitter news from @OlympiaNoiseCo

Twitter news from @JohnMAblog

The daily picture ...

Another old fav ...

The three GuitarJacks ...

Interesting to see the three iterations of the hardware side by side ...

Meeting up with Matthias Krebs of DigiEnsemble and AppMusik

I mentioned in my 'Out and about' post the other day that I'd been lucky enough to meet Matthias, so here's a bit more about our getting together ...

It's always brilliant to meet people who share a passion for mobile music creativity, so when Matthias contacted me and told me that he was going to be in London I really wanted to do everything possible to make sure we could meet up, and I'm very glad that we did.

I've known of the amazing work that Matthias and the DigiEnsemble have been doing for some time now, and if you don't know about what they do then I'd strongly suggest that you visit DigiEnsemble and his music app blog, AppMusik. The work that Matthias has been doing with DigiEnsemble is unique to say the least. I'm not sure of anyone else in the mobile music world that's doing anything like on the same scale as Matthias.

But that's not all, Matthias is doing great things in education, running workshops and now moving into research as well.

It was so good to meet him and discover we had so much in common.

Audulus 2.4 adds support for storing patches with iCloud

Audulus 2.4 from Taylor Holliday on Vimeo.

Audulus 2.4 adds support for storing patches with iCloud. This makes syncing patches between Mac and iPad effortless! iCloud can be switched on and off in the settings menu.

Audulus for iPad:

Audulus for Mac:

So, that Phonebloks thing looks like it's happening then

Which is so cool really! I hope that it can do something amazing for sound too.

And the goodness is there's a MIDI retrofit kit

For the bleep drum that is, and it's very cheap indeed!

More on the bleep labs site.

Bare Conductive launch their Kickstarter campaign for Touch Board and it's already 50% funded!

Bare Conductive bring us the Touch Board ...

Now anyone can transform touch into sound (and so much more!) with the Touch Board, an easy-to-use Arduino-compatible device.
What is the Touch Board?

The Touch Board is a tool to make your projects interactive, responsive, smart or just fun. Use the Touch Board to change the world around you by turning almost any material or surface into a sensor. Connect anything conductive to one of its 12 electrodes and trigger a sound via its onboard MP3 player, play a MIDI note or do anything else that you might do with an Arduino or Arduino-compatible device.

The Bleep Drum + MIDI (video)

Music App Blog: Junglator review – interesting beatmasher with potential from Amplify

I love the way iOS and the iTunes App Store allows indie developers a platform to compete with some of the bigger names in music technology software (rather like Valve’s Steam does within the world of computer games). It means that you can occasionally stumble across something interesting somewhat out of left-field and, given the […]

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Junglator - Drum Solo (video)

Korg Volca and MS20 Mini (Backup Monkeys)

GuitarJack 2 USB: Cables

Just a quick shot of the cables that come with the GuitarJack 2 USB. Including both is a nice touch and makes the package far more complete.

Update from Miselu on the C.24 and the iPad Air

Here's the latest update from Miselu on the state of the C.24:

We know many of you are curious how the new iPads will work with the C.24. Here is what we can say as of today:

It will without a doubt be possible to use the C.24 as a controller for the iPad Air.
The C.24 will not work as a cover for the iPad Air as it does for the iPad generation 2, 3 and 4 because of the different dimensions.
We also wanted to give you a really quick update on our progress with the C.24: We have chosen a manufacturing partner in China (announcement coming soon!) and are in the process of releasing parts for so called “hard” tooling. The newest pre-production C.24 build should be done by the end of next week. Once things are looking plausibly solid, we will post a more detailed update with photos and videos here on Kickstarter.

We remain grateful for your continued support as we progress towards an epic C.24 release!

In case you missed it from yesterday ...

The Music App blog has a new newsletter and you get a nice PDF guide when you sign up here.

hypebot: Overheard @ Future Of Music Summit Day 1 #FMC13

Today we'll be streaming day #2 of The Future Of Music Summit live from DC starting around 9AM ET today. Here are some highights from day #1: Peter Jenner, artist manager: "Artists have to aggregate, work together to get paid. It might involve unions, collection action." (via @gregkot) Jim Griffin: "Cannot have global music market without globally unique identifiers and enumeration" (via @future_of_music) MORE: Average touring indie artist loses money on touring. [Defnitely true for all but 1-person acts] (via @FairMusicDC0 [The] answer isn't to dismantle system of streaming, but to ensure artists are paid fairly. (via @sundbetter) #FMC13 panelists...

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KORG Volca with Amazon Kindle - Playing Along with the Volca Bass Manual (video)

From the Palm Sounds Archive: Spin

A palm OS app that I still wish had gone further. But then, there are many of these.

Music games always interest me, so I thought this might interest you

Whilst I'm always interested I'm never sure just how ideas like this bring the gaming and music creations together successfully. In the past, the attempts I've seen always seem to leave either the gaming or the music making short, so it'll be interesting to see if this makes its target for funding and then is able to deliver.

The Works Improvisation (violins through ipads, live looping and Kaboom singing like an angel) (video)

If you love Arduino, you're going to love 1Sheeld ...

I have to admit that when I read this I had to sign up almost straight away. It's a great idea, and when the kickstarter comes up it'll be so cheap it'll be criminal not to fund it.

Anyway, you should read the whole thing from Techcrunch here.

Music App Blog: Sonic Port news – Amplitube compatibility

When I reviewed the Sonic Port from Line 6 back in July, I was impressed by the quality of the hardware and even more impressed by the Mobile POD guitar amp sim app. However, for guitar players, the Sonic Port itself is a good all round choice as a compact audio interface to use with […]

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Rock Drum Machine Demo and Tutorial for iPad (video)

Twitter news from @bleeplabs

The daily picture ...

Sunvox and ale. The best way.

Out and about with Palm Sounds

I thought it might be interesting (and you can tell me whether it is or not) to let you know a few of the projects and other stuff that I get involved with as a result of the Palm Sounds blog. The reason I thought it might be interesting is that in many ways Palm Sounds isn't just a blog about mobile music, but quite a lot more these days, but for the most part that largely sits behind the scenes, or at least I don't always make a point of mentioning stuff that often.

So I thought I'd change that a little and tell you a few things about what I get up to. Here goes ...

Meeting Lucky Frame:
Back in August I was in Edinburgh for the Festival and took the opportunity of popping in on the lovely people from Lucky Frame who make Wave Trip, Gentlemen, and of course the awesome Mujik. Whilst I was there they were putting the finishing touches on the version Gentlemen for Ouya. It was great to talk about their apps and their work in combining music making and gaming.

Heart n Soul Sound Lab Project:
I've mentioned this project before. In fact, when I checked I've posted about it a few times now, including this post about getting our configurations of apps right and starting off the project. Well I'm glad to say that it looks like this project is going to keep going and doing even more interesting things with encouraging creativity and collaboration. I don't have details of the next events, or how the project will evolve but I'm glad to continue to be a part of it as I think it's a really important use of mobile technology, so expect to hear more in the coming months.

Heart n Soul Beautiful Octopus Club:
Of course the final outcome of the Sound Lab was the event at the Royal Festival Hall and I've also included a link to the pictures that Heart n Soul posted to flickr of the event.

The Fish Police album launch:
This is linked in to the work that Heart n Soul do and I was really pleased to get invited along. It turned out to be a very interesting event, and I've got some video and pictures to post on that in the next few days. Also the Fish Police launched their own iPad app at the same time which lets you remix one of the album tracks. Take a look here.

Music TechPitch 4.5
I've been chairing MT4.5 for a little while now and this time I was really pleased to be able to get Mick Grierson from Goldsmiths to come along and talk about some of the amazing technology that they've been developing including their maximillian library. I think this deserves a post in its own right, so I'll tell you more about that another time. Soon though.

Meeting Matthias Krebs
I was lucky enough to get to meet up with Matthias last week when he was briefly in London. If you don't know Matthias and the DigiEnsemble then I'd strongly suggest that you visit DigiEnsemble and his music app blog, AppMusik. It turns out that we actually have a lot more in common than I thought.

Meeting Marcus Padrini
I think I've known Marcus for about three years and I've been so pleased to see his blog go from strength to strength in that time. So it was great to get the opportunity to meet up with him whilst he was on a rare trip to the UK. I will be writing a bit more about all that we talked about and there might even be a picture of us in there somewhere.

So the it's been a busy time lately, and there's quite a few other projects on the go right now, ranging from hardware stuff coming to kickstarter, events, apps, and generally talking to people in the mobile music world about what's going on.

I plan to post an update like this every couple of weeks or so, so if you're interested in talking, getting together, or letting me know about your event or project, please get in touch. You can find out how to email me by clicking on the 'about' button.

GuitarJack 2 USB and GuitarJack 2

Just a little comparison of the packaging as I noticed that I'd been careful enough to keep the packaging from the last version.

Music App Blog: Music App Blog newsletter – free guide when you signup

As I indicated a couple of weeks ago with the most recent promo-code giveaway I ran on the blog, I’ve been putting in place an email newsletter system for the Music App Blog. If you want to get a weekly fix of iOS music news and a concise round-up of news, views and reviews from […]

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Twitter news from @bleeplabs

Please sign the Delia Derbyshire petition

I realised that I hadn't posted a link to this but you can still add your name to the petition. It would be amazing to have Delia's work out in the open, and even maybe a Delia app just like the Daphne Oram one?

Anyway, put your name here.

Holben Lonesome by Furry Hands (made mostly with OP-1)

ADelay2 (universal) has a big update and is still free

I don't remember this app at all, but it's just had a big overhaul and here's what's new:

This is a complete revision of ADelay. Built from the ground up, this version has an entirely new UI. It now features a bitcrusher and a resonance filter in its effects chain. Also included is a pattern bank for storing multiple slider sweeps and an Audio Player for mixing audio files with the microphone input.

For completeness here's the original app's description:

ADelay is a granular synthesis based audio effect processing tool for creating truly wild out there sounds. The tool is designed for the extreme, it makes it ideal for experimentation. Some great results can be had, whether they be used for creating spot effects for film or for simply processing an instrument; ADelay works great with adapters such as iRig. Alternatively hook it into Audiobus to allow ADelay to be used as part of an Fx Chain along with other audio apps.

The app takes sound input through the internal microphone (or AudioBus), the builtin audio player or both simultaneously.

Whilst using ADelay It's recommended that you plug your iDevice into headphones or a speaker system to prevent constant feedback (unless of course that is the desired result!) careful on those ears if using headphones, the results can be pretty loud!

By using the simple and clean interface, audio can be processed using the fx sliders controls. Slider movement can be stored in one of four different pattern banks and played back. Pattern banks can also be saved and recalled back at a later point.

The app is free.

hypebot: Promotion for the Independent Musician

There is a lot of competition in today's music business. Between the thousands of people uploading their new material and the already established acts, it can be difficult to get the airtime you desire when presenting your music to your potential listeners. The first step to success is to do your research, the second is to make a plan. Phosphene Productions outlines key promotion ideas for independent musicians on MusicThinkTank.com "A great sounding demo can be invaluable in getting your act booked for shows and also makes a great freebie to get people interested in your music!" [Continue Reading] Related...

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Twitter news from @planethcom

Twitter news from @BitShapeSoft

R960Seq for iPad arrives

R960BSeq turns your iPad into a classic step-sequencer
  • Supports Core MIDI
  • Can control any background MIDI enabled App
  • Runs in the background
  • MIDI input for External Clock and MIDI Sync
  • Compatible with iOS MIDI interfaces
  • Supports MIDI clock and Transport

Note R960BSeq does not generate audio, but rather send MIDI to Synthesizers.

The app is priced at $4.99.

If you're looking for more than just a catch up on last week ...

You can always just use the 'round up' tag to check out all (or at least most) of the weekly round up posts to make sure you haven't missed anything too big.

ASlicer for iPad arrives

ASlicer is a flexible granular synthesis based audio manipulation tool for creating truly out there sound compositions. Part sampler, part sequencer, part remix tool, the app lets your imagination run wild and transforms sound slices into new and exciting sonic shapes.

The app records to a sound buffer through the internal microphone (or AudioBus), from an audio file or both simultaneously. During the recording process the application detects hit points, which after the recording process has completed it uses to assign a series of slices to each of the apps 16 Tiles. Slice assignment can be changed manually afterwards if so desired. Each of the sixteen tiles is a playback machine in its own right with it's own set of assignable playback parameters and Fx settings, which can be mixed and adjusted within each of the Tiles "Pad" mode. Patterns of tiles can be recorded and played back using the tile sequencer panel.

The Tech
  • Playback slices, forward and reverse at different speeds
  • Extreme pitch shifting independent of playback speed
  • Window Adjustment, grainy!
  • Modulated Feedback Delay for generating some truly wild sounds
  • Filter and BitCrush Effects
  • Multiple playback modes for each tile offering versatile creative possibilities.
  • Pattern sequencer with 8 preset banks
  • Fx Preset Save and Recall
  • Project Save and Recall
  • Audio Export With In App Purchase
  • Share recorded tracks with Soundcloud With In App Purchase
  • AudioBus Support Input and Output
  • Import and export via iTunes
  • Purchase sample packs with a wide varied of studio produced sounds to remix.

ASlicer works best on iPad3 and above, happy slicing!

The app is free but with IAPs.

Spectre Modular Midi Sequencer iPad App arrives

The Spectre Midi Sequencer is a modular sequencing iPad app. This app is built to emulate the way analog modular synthesizer sequencing systems operate. The modules used in this app are basic building blocks for generating sequences. The sequences can range from simple to complex in a very intuitive fashion.

The app is priced at $7.99 (£5.49).

In case you missed it, here's a link to the round up of last week's news

You can find it all here in case you missed anything.

CS 5 iPad(Arduino MIDI Shield)

WOW Filterbox still on sale until the 1st

WOW Filterbox is on sale until the 1st, and the price is down from $14.99 to $7.99.

hypebot: Watch Future Of Music Summit Live Stream Now

We're streaming the Future of Music Summit live from Washington DC today and tomorrow. Presented by the Future of Music Coalition. we're streaming live starting Monday at 9AM ET through 6PM, and picking up the action live again Tuesday morning. Here is the full schedule, and be sure to join us in the online conversation. Watch The Future Of Music Summit Live here: Watch live streaming video from webillishusconferences at livestream.com JOIN THE OFFICIAL ONLINE CHAT: Related articles Why Federal Policy Matters to Musicians - Now More Than Ever 42 Ways to Make Money As An Independent Musician

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Bandcamp app arrives

Bandcamp brings it's app to the store at long last.

The Bandcamp Listening App for Fans gives you unlimited streaming access to your Bandcamp music collection, plus easy access to our radio show, the Bandcamp Weekly. Note that a Bandcamp fan account is required to listen to your collection, learn more at http://bandcamp.com/fans.

The app is free.

Helpful tips from Kymatica (AudioShare) on IAA problems

I found this useful so I thought I'd post a link to it. It's from Kymatica, the developer of AudioShare, which is a brilliant app if you don't know it already.

Audio Evolution Mobile update

Mobile music objects of desire: The Madplayer

An often overlooked device that was a really interesting sound / song generator. Difficult to get hold of.

Twitter news from @appsounds

Walkmanology II, some old music from me made in Bhajis and Microbe

Something new coming from Positive Grid on Tuesday?

According to this thread on the Audiobus forum. Lots of ideas of what it could be on the forum, some of them very strange indeed.

WEJAAM "How to Use in Live" (video)

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.

Thesys also on sale until the 1st

Thesys is going to be on sale with the price down from $14.99 to $7.99 until the 1st of November.

KORG ms20 and Monotribe - Dreamy expressive solo sound

Back in 2006: Computer music feature on mobile

This was a real first back in 2006. Of course now all the magazines have regular features on mobile apps, but back then it was a bit of an oddity and of course there wasn't a huge amount to talk about either. Read the original post from 2006 here.

So, where are we with iOS7 audio?

I know that lots of people have upgraded, but developers are telling us that are still problems and I think that's true, so where next? Is Apple working on fixing any of this stuff?

It'd be good to know more. If you have information please comment it in or let me know some way.

Turnado still on sale

Turnado is still 50% until the 1st of November. It's price is now $9.99, and it was $19.99.

The daily picture ...

Remember ...

And at the end of another week, here's the round up of most of the important and interesting things that happened

Another week goes by with loads going on, here are the highlights as always.

New apps:

Significant app updates:


Things to do:


Useful of just cool videos:

  • The very cool trakAx MovieExpress has a video showing editing and audio file


Things to look forward to:
  • More goodness coming to Genome, but we don't know quite when
  • You know what this means

For developers:

And other news:

So, another busy week. I'm sure there'll be just as much to look forward to next week as well.

Echo Pad is still on sale at 50% off ending today

Echo Pad is 50% off until the end of this week. The price is down to $1.99.

GuitarJack 2 USB up close

The inputs and outputs on the GuitarJack 2USB are identical to those on the last iteration of the hardware with the obvious exception of the connector.

n-Track Studio Pro Multitrack Recorder (universal) arrives

This new version of n-Track Studio, the 'Pro' version is basically the original n-Track Studio but with all of the IAPs included in one go. For completeness I've included the full app description here.

n-Track Studio is an audio and MIDI multitrack recorder that turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a full-fledged recording studio. You can record and playback a virtually unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks, mix them during playback and add effects.
You can also edit, cut, copy and paste, zoom and drag waveforms.
All the audio tracks are saved as standard wave files and mixed "on the fly" during playback.
Once you are satisfied with the recording you can send it by email with a touch of the finger. Or you can mixdown the recorded song in standard .wav or .m4a format which you can later open with any 3rd party audio application or use to create an audio CD. You can also export the song in multitrack .sng format and open it with the desktop (Mac and Windows) version of n-Track.
2nd and 3rd generation iPod Touch devices require an external mic.

How it works
  • Record a base track (i.e. rythm guitar) with the built-in mic
  • Plug a standard headphone, record a solo or vocal track while listening to the rythm track
  • Press play to listen to the multitrack recording, use the mixer to adjust levels, pan, apply EQ add effects
  • Email the recording directly from your device

Main features
  • The max number of tracks depends on the device capabilities, with the iPad or iPhone 4 you can typically use 10 tracks or more
  • EQ with Spectrum analyzer + chromatic guitar Tuner
  • Import existing tracks from your iTunes library
  • Reverb, Echo, Chorus+Flanger, Tremolo, Pitch Shift, Phaser, Tube-Amp and Compression effects can be added to any track and master channel
  • MIDI tracks with builtin synth featuring 128 General MIDI instrument sounds, MIDI editing in the Piano Roll window, support for external MIDI keyboard and inter-app MIDI
  • n-Track is available for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Exchange and share your projects on all your desktop and mobile devices
  • Supports Audiobus: you can send audio from other apps to n-Track, play your favorite instrument app and record the output inside n-Track alongside the device mic/line input. Each Audiobus app can be recorded to a separate track
  • Supports interapp audio: receive audio from instrument apps (interapp audio requires iOS 7)

Advanced features
  • Support for multichannel external audio devices on the iPad: record 4 or more tracks simultaneously from pro-audio devices such as the RME Babyface, Fireface, Focusrite Scarlett etc.
  • Choose microphone on multi-mic devices and set microphone polar pattern (e.g. cardiod, omnidirectional)
  • Set recording resolution to 16, 24 or 32 bits
  • Set sampling frequency up to 192 khz (frequencies above 48000 hz require an external audio device)
  • Allows monitoring and processing live audio input with near-zero latency
  • Automate track volumes and pan using volume and pan envelopes
  • Use group channels to group and process tracks together
  • Support for multiple audio output when using compatible USB devices
  • 3D frequency spectrum
  • AudioCopy & Paste allows transferring audio files between compatible apps

Standard vs Pro editions
  • n-Track Pro includes all the features that are otherwise available as in-app purchases for the n-Track app. In short n-Track Pro = n-Track + all available in-app purchases

The app is priced at $16.99 (£11.99)

Fingerbaby: Tribute to Michael Angelo Batio (video)

Votan Telepathy for iPad arrives ...

I always love it when an app describes itself as 'ground breaking'. Perhaps it's just me but I wonder whether someone other than the developer should make statements like this?

Anyway, here's the app's description. If you're considering it then pay careful attention to the end where they say that if you want to use this for synthesis you'll need a 4th gen iPad or more!

Votan Telepathy is a groundbreaking multi-purpose synthesis engine harnessing cutting edge technologies with traditional sound sculpting techniques. The power beneath Votan Telepathy is based in its cloud and communication platform where you can create sounds and instantly share with friends and colleagues.

The Votan Telepathy synthesis engine is also available as an 32/64 bit Audio Unit plugin with the iOS app acting as an ultra low latency touch controller for multiple instances of the synth in your favourite DAW. You can create new sounds on your iPad, that magically appear in the Audio Unit to be used in a professional DAW environment.

Votan Telepathy Synthesis Engine

4 x Free Range Oscillators with Band-limited alias free Virtual Analogue waveforms. Free-range means they can be unlocked from key frequencies, and then used intelligently as audio rate modulators for FM and Ring Modulation. You can also morph between the different wave-shapes (Sine, Triangle, Sawtooth, Square).

4 x Multi-filters with traditional Virtual Analog(Moog Ladder, MS20, TB303 emulations), Digital IIR and Formant Phase filters, 2/4 Pole with standard filter types Low Pass, High Pass, Band Reject, and Band Pass.
In depth internal filter routing between the filters, with Parallel, Series and Stereo Split.

4 x LFO's with transitional and morphing wave shapes.

4 x Envelopes, standard ADSR, Filter and 2 x assignable envelopes.

6 x Modulation Matrix Slots for extensive modulations

4 x FX Slots with Delay, Distortion, Chorus, Flange, 4 Band EQ, Decimator, and Glitch algorithms.

Performance Control:
4 x XY Pads, with direct assignment of ALL parameters for in-depth performance control. You can trigger notes directly from the Pads.
User assignable Keyboard with key selector(select the keys you need to play, not the rest)

Binaural Beat Generator:
Votan Telepathy has been built with binaural synthesis in mind. You can assign each oscillator to play through Left or Right channels to create binaural beats with extended synthesis capabilities. The system can create all brain frequencies from 0.01hz up to megahertz. Get experimenting with the invisible frequencies of the mind.

Votan Telepathy Audio Unit:
Votan Telepathy is also available an 32/64 bit AudioUnit and is a direct mirror of the iOS app and fully compatible with all presets. Your preset library is synced over all devices and apps.
Imagine the power of being able to create new soundscapes on your iDevice, then they magically appear in the DAW work session. Tweak sounds on the fly, then polish them into your productions.

Votan Connect:
The iOS app of course can also act as a touch controller for the audio unit offering almost zero latency control of multiple instances of the audio unit plugin. Totally integrated synthesis and control like never seen before.

Votan Cloud:
The Votan Cloud is a powerful integrated Preset Management System. Users can create soundscapes and store them in their own device or in the Votan Cloud. In the Votan Cloud patches can be instantly shared with other users. The VotanDSP team will be in constant creation of new sounds so they will be instantly available for all users of the system. You can chose to make your preset library public or private.

  • iPad 4+ recommended for iOS synthesis.
  • iPad 2+ for controlling the Audio Unit.

The app is priced at $6.99 (£4.99).

The Fish Police app arrives

Which is great news as I'm going to the launch of their album tonight! The Fish Police are associated with Heart n Soul, which is the organisation I worked with on the Sound Lab project. Just so you know.

Here's the app's description:

`Fishwater, not Dishwater' is a song by The Fish Police. With this app, you can remix it on your iPad, and perform your own unique version.

By giving you control over the song arrangement and a whole range of mind-bending effects you become the producer of the next Fishwater Remix.

And the app is free, so please do give it a try.

Twitter news from @HeartnSoulArt

Inter App Audio demo using Auria, AUFX:Space and AUFX:Dub

Phaedra ipad app powering a Waldorf Bloefeld (video)

phaedra ipad app powering a Waldorf Bloefeld. I did some additional sequencing (pads, dorms) on Yamaha Motif. Recorded on a Canon 60D

Twitter news from @WhiteNoiseAudio

DMT 155: Telefonica/Rhapsody, Twitter Music, Playlists.net, HMV's App, iTunes Radio

Even more fingerbaby: keypad (video)

The Korg Volca Dub (video)

CDM on Mavericks

Ok, I know it isn't iOS or mobile related, but if you haven't seen this post from Peter then I'm sure you'll find it useful. Also at the end he hints at having a more comprehensive, and I'm guessing more technical, post on iOS7 and audio which will be useful.

Ep.32: Kieron Donoghue, Founder at Playlists.net (DMT 1-2-1)

WOW Filterbox on sale until the 1st of November

WOW Filterbox is on sale until the 1st, and the price is down from $14.99 to $7.99.

Thesys still on sale until the 1st of November

Thesys is going to be on sale with the price down from $14.99 to $7.99 until the 1st of November.

Turnado still 50% off

In case you missed it from yesterday, Turnado is 50% until the 1st of November. It's price is now $9.99, and it was $19.99.

Reactable still on sale until tomorrow

Only for a limited time until the 27th (tomorrow), Reactable Mobile is still down from $9.99 to just $4.99 to celebrate another year on the app store.

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A Period Of Transition by martinneuhold

A try to capture the feel of autumn, of transition, when some things end and new one's have not yet begun. And a try melt to the relaxed feel of some of my favourite seventies records (Traffic, Camel) with some more recent sounds. Made with Beatmaker 2, Thumbjam, Drumjam, iFretless Sax and (a first) Garageband. Polished with Master Record and Audiomastering app.

All The World Is Mine by apapdop

Made entirely within the walled garden that is Garageband for ipad.