iPhone App Directory

elsa iOS sampler ...

Another awesome app from Mr HumbleTUNE. He makes great things.

Elsa on the app store for just $1.99.

Launchpad for iPad: Dogma intro

e-l-s-a (universal) has arrived

The latest app has arrived from one of my favourite developers. Elsa is here!

Elsa is a retro style sampling keyboard with tempo based looping. Record, save, load, reverse samples with a multi octave on screen keyboard or plug in your core midi device of choice, soft- or hardware. Elsa comes with three built in effects, a reverb, a resonant low pass filter and a frequency/bit crush. Samples are looped in three different modes, one off, forward and/or forward-reverse. The start and end of playback also comes in three modes, one set of start and stop for all, one set per note and/or one set per octave, allowing for many different types of samples. Additionally at playback time, sample length can also be controlled by a set of sample dividers, 1-8.
  • Sample keyboard
  • Tempo based looping
  • ADSR
  • Bit crush
  • Reverb
  • Resonant low pass filter
  • Record, trim, normalise, reverse, pre note shift, zoom
  • Multi octave keyboard
  • 3 loop modes (one off, forward, forward-reverse)
  • 3 start/stop modes (one for all, one per note, one per octave)
  • Playback length dividers (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
  • Save/Load
  • Import/Export ACP 2.0
  • Inter app audio (audiobus)
  • Core Midi (note input)

e-l-s-a is priced at $1.99.

Moog Filtatron, Add A Nice Twist To Your Drum Loops for iPad (video)

Duke Dumont - I Got U ft. Jax Jones - Dawson live cover (using Loopy HD app and an iPhone)

Loopy HD on the app store:

Korg Gadget - Chicago (video)

Gadget on the app store:

Mr HumbleTUNE's new app is processing for the store ...

Sounds of Korg Monotron Delay 2 (video)

Monotrons on eBay

Cube Synth sale ends today I believe

Cube Synth is currently 60% off. It was $19.99 and it currently $7.99, but that'll end today. Just letting you know.

Korg Gadget - Dublin (video)

Gadget on the app store:

Musikmesse 2014: EUMLab promo materials

I picked up these at Musikmesse. Nice to see such high quality promo material from an app developer.

Sounds of Korg Monotron Delay 1 (video)

Monotrons on eBay

Reminder: MIDI Hack Event

If you're going, please send me loads of pictures!

You can find out more here.

Korg Gadget - Miami (video)

Gadget on the app store:

That's a Korg band in a box ok ...

OP-1 new DSynth - CUCKOO Walkthrough

Find OP-1s on eBay

Missed the round up? Find it here

In case you missed it from yesterday, and you could have as it was really late and only just published in yesterday, here's the round up from last week. I've continued the format of a day to day run down of the news highlights again.

Slide Control - IPad Midi Controller (video)

Slide Control on the app store:

If you were wondering about meeblip anode and MIDI ...

Then don't wonder any more, you can find out all you want to know here on this useful post on the meeblip site.

Monotribe Acid /// Session 3: I herd u liek it sloppy

iPad Musicians Facebook Group

If you're on Facebook and you're not in the iPad Musician group then you're really missing out. This is one of if not the most active group on Facebook for iOS music people and it's just great. Go take a look and join it. It's worth it.

Korg Volca Series (goats)

Korg Volcas on eBay

Those guys at Bastl Instruments work hard ...

KORG DS-10: The Invisible - Anthony Seeha

GlitchBreaks adds support for state saving

GlitchBreaks has added the ability to save state for Audiobus 2, coming this Thursday!

GrooveCloud on Vine ...

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.

Cubasis and coffee ...

Sometimes you just have to remember that things are so easy now. Cubasis and coffee. Portable, mobile music making is a complete reality.

Last day of the introductory price for Gadget

So it's the last day of the Korg Gadget sale. After today it goes back up to the normal price which is 25% higher, but to be honest, by now I'd expect everyone to have got it.

If you haven't. Today is your last day

microTERA is still 50% off

microTERA is still 50% off. The price is down from $9.99 to $4.99.

Auria (full) is still 50% off

Auria (full version) is also 50% off at the moment, but probably not for too much longer with the price down from $49.99 to $24.99.

Here's the round up of the highlights from the last week ... (sorry it's so late)

So another busy week goes by and there's been lots to talk about. New apps, great updates and even more to look forward to as well.

But of course, the big news this week was everyone going loopy over loopy HD as a result of the Billy Joel Lion Sleeps Tonight thing. Great stuff of course, and some great PR for the mobile music world as a whole. Michael talked to Ross Greenwood about the app and the song etc.

The other big news is Audiobus 2. It's coming on the 3rd of April, so not long to wait for that.

Anyway, on with the round up ...


  • Positive Grid releases their latest app for all your mastering needs, Final Touch arrived on the app store today
  • We hear that there's an update coming to the venerable iSequence (HD), which is great news!
  • We show a nice little video of the upcoming Soulsby Atmegatron synth, which looks just awesome
  • There's a great video of CCequencer, a lemur template for sequencing MIDI CCs which looks pretty cool
  • Details are available for MIDI Hack which is coming in May in Stockholm and looks like it could be fun to go to if you're interested in hacking MIDI stuff
  • If you're a SeekBeats user, or want to know more about this great drum synth, then there's a great collection of videos about the app here.
  • iMIDIPatchBay becomes a universal app and there's a video to prove it too

  • If you haven't played with Patatap as yet, try this post and make some sounds with this only noisemaker that you can embed in your site too
  • Kymatica confirms that the excellent line of AUFX effects apps will all support Audiobus 2's state saving functionality
  • You can read what I thought about Sonoma Wire Works at Musikmesse this year


  • Mosaik arrives and is very cheap but the developers admit they still have a lot of things to put in the app
  • In a surprise update MultiTrack DAW arrives with lots of new features like Inter-app audio, Audiobus 2 state saving and loads more besides.
  • Audulus for iPhone has now been submitted, so we have loads of modular goodness to look forward to there
  • Earhoof for iPad arrives, it's an instrument app that turns you iPad into the rhythmic gradient of sound (apparently). There's a video too, which is pretty impressive I have to say
  • Audiobus announce the date for version 2 of their app. It's coming on the 3rd of April, so not too long to wait at all
  • And after years and years, Phoenix Studio (which was a Windows Mobile app) comes to Android, and is coming to iOS too


So, here's to another great week in mobile music. There's always plenty to look forward to, but as we have Audiobus 2 to enjoy from Thursday I'm guessing that there will be lots of news around that and apps updating to take advantage of saving states etc.

Once again, sorry that the round up is so late, see you tomorrow!

Congratulations to Sonoma Wire Works for winning Best of Show for GuitarJack Stage

Great news indeed for Sonoma. Well done.

littleBits Synth Kit Contest: SquidFits - FM Bass

There's more Arduino stuff here too ...

So try checking out the Arduino tag (click here) or searching for Arduino if you just want more!

iPad Music App Korg Gadget Dublin

So, what's coming from Positive Grid on Monday?

Do they ever stop?

Arduino Day: Arduino Piggyback Synthesizer Demonstration

Arduinos on eBay

Arduino Day 2014: Books - Getting Started with Arduino by Massimo Banzi

This book is a little more expensive, but then it's written by Massimo himself, so i think that's only to be expected.

Arduino is the open-source electronics prototyping platform that’s taken the design and hobbyist world by storm. This thorough introduction, updated for Arduino 1.0, gives you lots of ideas for projects and helps you work with them right away. From getting organized to putting the final touches on your prototype, all the information you need is here!

Inside, you’ll learn about:
  • Interaction design and physical computing
  • The Arduino hardware and software development environment
  • Basics of electricity and electronics
  • Prototyping on a solderless breadboard
  • Drawing a schematic diagram

Getting started with Arduino is a snap. To use the introductory examples in this guide, all you need an Arduino Uno or earlier model, along with USB A-B cable and an LED. The easy-to-use Arduino development environment is free to download.

Join hundreds of thousands of hobbyists who have discovered this incredible (and educational) platform. Written by the co-founder of the Arduino project, Getting Started with Arduino gets you in on all the fun!

This book is $9.99, but it is written by the man himself, so I think it's worth it.

Earhoof, Demo and Tutorial for iPad, Another Amazingly Great App

A load of Anodes ...

Nice ...

XM/S3M/IT/MOD Player on Arduino Micro

I don't think I've seen this before, but it's very cool.

Via the Arduino blog.

Arduinos on eBay

Arduino Day 2014: Books - Arduino Projects

Arduino Projects gives you full step-by-step instructions for 46 amazing things to do with Arduino, from simple to sophisticated. Learn how to build a Ghostbusters proton pack, automate your coffee roaster, decode mag strips, play lasertag, and even control your indoor garden! All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by DIY Arduino experts, and contain pictures for each step so you can easily do it yourself. Take (micro)control of your life!

This book is only $1.99 on the app store.

DIY JAM #1, including a couple of iPads and Volcas too

That's a really nice way to get everything set up. Very neat and tidy indeed.

Korg Volcas on eBay

MultitrackStudio for iPad now supports Generator IAA

Here's what's new in MultitrackStudio for iPad:
  • 'Generator' type IAA apps can be used in a MIDI track's Instrument Slot.
  • IAA app icons appear in effect/instrument slots.
  • Guitar Amp and EQ effects: performance improvements.
  • MIDI input/output devices: tighter timing.
  • Custom track editor heights now persist if app is restarted.
  • Compressor effect: fixed rare error message.
  • Some bug fixes.

Arduino Day 2014: Arduino Nano + Mozzi Synth library. LDR/LED control

Arduinos on eBay

Miselu's C.24 and iPad

Nice photo. Just shows how well these two fit together.

littleBits: Wireless Synth Doorbell

Arduino Day 2014: Arduino Companion (universal)

This might be a useful tool if you're getting started with Arduino.

Arduino Companion is an app for designed to help anyone getting into Arduino and electronics. The app contains the full Arduino Reference for offline use, as well as a handy resistor calculator.

Version 1.1 adds the two most requested features, but feel free to suggest any features you feel is missing or would like added.

And, the app is free.

Arduinos on eBay

DMT - Ep.53: Splice - streamlining the process of creating and sharing music

LushOne synth like you've never seen it ...

I've always been drawn to the LushOne, but seeing this on the LushOne blog makes it worse! Although I don't think I could build a stand like that.

Arduino Day 2014: Testing Mozzi using a pressure sensor

Arduinos on eBay

Musikmesse 2014: Tascam (3)

Now these were the best things I saw from Tascam. I've seen their previous versions, but when you're up close and can handle them these are just lovely. Beautifully made and a joy to hold, and so small too. I thought I'd include the headphones in the top photo just to give an idea of scale.

iPad Music App Korg Gadget Kiev

Rooms! gets some improvements in the latest version

Here's what's new with Rooms!
  • Dry/Wet slider for convolution reverb.
  • Improvements for small buffer sizes (2.9 and 5.8 ms) with short IRs.
  • When exporting an IR set archive, you can select the file extension: .irset for opening in another instance of Rooms!, .zip for other purposes.
  • App gets suspended when disconnected from Audiobus.

Arduino Day 2014: Books - Arduino First Steps

Arduino First Steps is a short introduction to Arduino programming available on iBooks, and it's free too.

Reminder: MIDI Hack

I'd love to go along to this, especially as I know some of the people going so I know it's going to be pretty awesome, but sadly I can't make it. If you're going, please send me loads of pictures!

You can find out more here.

KORG volca - 究極TIGERの5面のやつ

Korg Volcas on eBay

Reminder: Only a few days left for Korg Gadget at the lower price

Don't forget that Korg have extended the sale price on their Gadget app until the 31st of March, but that's only a few days away now, it ends on Monday, the 31st.

I'm guessing that lots of people already have the app, but if you haven't, don't miss out. Grab it before the price goes up.

n-Track for Android 1.1 Beta just released!

n-Track for Android 1.1 Beta just released!

New features of include:
  • Support for external USB audio devices
  • MIDI tracks
  • Piano roll
  • On-screen MIDI keyboard
  • Built-in General MIDI synth

To try the Beta version go to http://goo.gl/eyIYXw

Arduino Day: Make Noise With The New Arduino Kit!

Ok, it isn't 'new' anymore, but this is a great example of using Arduino for making music and sound.

Arduinos on eBay

Today my route of the day is ...

One of those apps that doesn't get talked about very much, but that is actually really good and deserves a bit more attention in my view.

Actic ProSynth on the app store:

Auria (full) is also still 50% off

I thought I'd also check to see if Auria was still on sale, and it is. The price is down from $49.99 to $24.99. Again, I don't know if this is a permanent thing or not, but it's worth knowing that it's still on sale.

Auria LE is still 50% off

Auria LE is still on sale at the moment. The price is only $12.99. It was $24.99. I don't know if this is a permanent price drop or just for a limited time, but if you'd missed that it was on sale, now you know.

Welcome to Arduino day, expect a lot of stuff about Arduinos today ...

Yeah, the isn't only Arduino day, it's also the 10th anniversary of the Arduino too, so it's going to be pretty special.

I'll be posting a lot of stuff today about the cross over between the Arduino and mobile music making too, at least where I can, interspersed with the usual news of course.

If you're doing something special for Arduino Day today, then please tweet me or email me some pictures etc. I'd love to hear from you. Whatever you do for Arduino do, have a great day.

Reminder: Buy apps from the sites and blogs you love

Just a regular reminder that if you want to help support the blogs and sites that make up the mobile music community please do consider buying your apps using the iTunes links you find on those sites (including this one of course). Thanks.

Phoenix Studio comes to Android

Well I didn't see that coming! Phoenix Studio returns from the long lost land of Windows Mobile and is now with us once again on Android, and apparently coming to iOS too. What next I wonder? Griff coming back? Bhajis Loops even! No probably not.

Even so, it's great to see an app that's been around so long come back again, and a huge thank you to Musical Android for posting this.

So, Audiobus 2 is nearly upon us

If you haven't heard it already then you should know that Audiobus 2 is on the way, in fact it'll be with us on the 3rd of April.

Not long to wait now.

Echo Pad 1-8 update

S.A.M.M.I. for iPad, Demo and Tutorial, Great 3 in 1 free synth

S.A.M.M.I. on the app store (free)

Earhoof (Virtual Instrument for iPad) - Introduction (video)

Compelling stuff isn't it?

Earhoof for iPad arrives

Wow, this is a really interesting looking app. Here's the description:

Earhoof is a futuristic virtual instrument which turns your iPad into a rhythmic gradient of sound.

A sophisticated instrument creation tool, it allows you to layer multiple audio files and combine them with high quality digital signal processing. By continuously changing the sound parameters along the length of your device, Earhoof allows you to create highly expressive playable surfaces.

Its innovative internal rhythm engine allows you to easily play this surface, switching seamlessly between complex rhythms while remaining in complete control of the generated sounds. The result is a playing experience unlike any other, blurring the line between sequencer and instrument.
  • Includes over 80 carefully crafted presets, each one a unique multi-sample instrument
  • Intuitively draw curves to modulate DSP parameters for Gain, Pitch, Pan, Filters, Delay and more
  • Easily import your own WAV and AIFF files with iTunes File Sharing
  • Record or manually create your own rhythms
  • Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support allows Earhoof to interact with other music apps
  • Record your performances as audio files without ever leaving the app
  • In-app help manual will help you quickly learn the ins and outs of the program 

Earhoof is priced at $4.99.

Audulus for iPhone coming soon (it's been submitted)!

Update on the new app coming from Mr HumbleTUNE ... (or not)

I have to ask myself why that is? What can they be doing? Perhaps they're just having so much fun with it that they don't want to let any of us in on it!

My developer of the week is ...

Holderness Media, for being so fast out the gate with Audiobus 2 state saving on their great apps:

Echo Pad (just updated with save state (AB2) and MIDI)


And Stereo Designer - Stereo Shaper and Mid/Side Processor

All great apps from a great and very forward thinking developer. If you don't know these apps then it's well worth taking a look.

KORG monotrons

Monotrons on eBay

CHAiOS Synth gets on the bus

CHAiOS Synth gets on the bus. Here's what's new:
  • Support for "Audiobus"
  • Possibility to change beat pattern

WaveMapper can now exchange wavetables with WaveGenerator

Here's what's in the latest version of WaveMapper:
  • All MIDI CC paras with GUI action, added some important paras
    • 29,39,49 = Semitones
    • 85,86,87 = OSC-octave
    • 54 = Ringmod
    • 59 = Filter Drive
  • Wavetable exchange via pasteboard with WaveGenerator
  • Audiobus record punch-in/out corrected

Cover Daft Punk - TRON Legacy - Setup RD4 - Launchkey Mini - Galaxy TAB 2

MIDI Editor update arrives

That didn't take long. Here's the promised update for MIDI Editor:
  • Added MIDI clips browser
  • Added iCloud support for MIDI clips
  • Added Undo/Redo
  • UI improvements
  • Bug fixes

DMT 176: Rhapsody, UK Taxes, Mobile Piracy, Shazam & Juno, Spotify apps, Linkin Park game

Sigue Sigue Sputnik - 21st Century Boy (cover) on Korg Volca + Kaossilator + Arturia Microbrute

Last few days: The Korg Gadget sale only has a few days left, don't miss out

Don't forget that Korg have extended the sale price on their Gadget app until the 31st of March, but that's only a few days away now.

I'm guessing that lots of people already have the app, but if you haven't, don't miss out. Grab it before the price goes up.

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.

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).

MultiTrack DAW 3.4 arrives with Audiobus Save State, IAA and much more

This just made me smile this morning as MultiTrack DAW was one of my favourite recorder apps for a very long time, and after ages has had a fantastic update. Here's all the new stuff in version 3.4:
  • Inter-App Audio - effects can be chained on each track, on the Bus return, and the Master out (*).
  • IAA Generators - on the Input to each track.
  • Audiobus 2.0 - Can be used as a sender for any track or master out. Supports saving and restoring state.
  • New graphics for iOS 7 - improved look is cleaner and less confusing.
  • Clean waveforms - rendered without blockies on retina displays.
  • 64-bit support - with Neon optimizations and high resolution audio processing.
  • Dithering - applied automatically anywhere in the signal chain when bit width gets reduced.
  • Reduced filespace usage - up to 16 tracks before caches kick in on 64 bit devices.
  • Compressor - new dB reduction meter help you adjust threshold and ratio controls.
  • Completely rewritten audio engine - takes advantage of the best features of your hardware.
  • Supports up to 16 inputs simultaneously (USB hardware required).
  • Loop Points - changing loop points in realtime is now immediate.
  • Snapping - now you can snap to other regions, loop markers, and punch points, as well as Ruler lines.
  • Snap helpers - red vertical lines display exact snapping placement.
  • Song Menu - you can now drag song icons to reorder them.
  • IN Meter - now displays up to 8 input VU meters on iPad, or 4 on iPhone/iPod touch.

* IAA effects currently support only 1 instance at a time, system wide. In other words, you can't chain the same effect more than once.

Mosaik arrives, and the intro price is 1/8th of the normal price

Yep, for real. I didn't expect it to be this cheap from day one either. Here's the details:

What is Mosaik?

You can import samples into Mosaik using AudioPaste, iTunes file sharing or the devices iPod library. To extract beat information out of the imported audio and to align it onto a global pattern, the App is using a beat detection algorithm which starts right after you have imported a sample or song. With this been done, you can warp through your audio, change its playing speed and set loops.

The time-stretching algorithm and how it works is the special feature in here. Instead of using an existing library we took a different approach. Our engine is taking care of beats. This means that Mosaik is trying to preserve the attack and decay phases of your audio. We call that "BSOLA" which means: "Beat Synchronous Overlap Add".

Current Project Status

When developing an audio application, starting from scratch is hard work. And in the case of Mosaik, it has been a lot harder than we thought. Therefore we have currently no other option than to release Mosaik in it's very early stage of development but at the lowest possible price tag - **$0.99 / €0,89**

Since the development still continues and since new features like user definable warp-markers or multiple tracks are about to be released in the next update, this is an opportunity to get Mosaik at one eighth of the price it will be sold for when the next update hits the store.

This major update will definitely include the following things:
  1. Audiobus support with input/output.
  2. Real-Time audio recording.
  3. Note Onset-Detections
  4. User definable and moveable warp-markers. This will add elastic audio features to Mosaik.
  5. Multiple Tracks of up to 16 playing simultaneous, arranged in a grid of multiple sample cells.
  6. Improved audio quality.
Get Mosaik on the app store for just $0.99.

What's you fav app and what do you want from it?

So, which app is keeping you busy right now and what would you really like to see it get updated with? What's the feature you really want to see? Comment it in and here.

Musikmesse 2014: Saying hello to EUMLab

It was great to meet up with the guys from EUMLab at Musikmesse this year. Of the 2000 or so exhibitors at the show this year they were one of the few iOS app only booths. For me that made them stand out if there products didn't do so already, and they do.

If you don't know EUMLab they make a range of great apps for you iDevice:

Pro Metronome - Beat with Sound and Light
iUke - Ukulele Song Book
Guitar Toolkit - Tuner, Metronome, Scales, Chords and Progressions
Ukulele Toolkit - Tuner, Metronome and Chord Diagrams

Actually that isn't even a complete list, they make more apps than that, but I'm only going to focus on a couple for now, Pro Metronome and Ukulele Toolkit.

When I visited their stand Shawn from EUMLab took me through both of these apps. Now, generally speaking I wouldn't really go for these kinds of apps. You've probably noticed that as I generally don't mention metronomes and guitar tuner apps or similar. However, I've made an exception for both of these apps as I actually think they're pretty special and worth mentioning.

Shawn took me through their Pro Metronome app which has just loads of features in it, too many to mention here to be fair to the app and to EUMLab. In fact the same is true of Ukulele Toolkit which was of special interest to me as an occasional Ukulele player.

It was great to see an app only booth at the show and I wish EUMLab all the best with their apps. You'll be hearing more about them I'm sure, and not just from me.

SECTOR 1.0 is here

Here's what's new in SECTOR 1.0:

  • Automatic micro-fades to avoid clicks (see SND menu)
  • Send MIDI clock sync (see MIDI config in PRJ menu)
  • Support for Audiobus2 and state saving
  • Recording of results, quantized with sample accuracy
  • Recordings can be loaded back as a loop, exported to AudioShare, AudioCopied, or opened in other app
  • New loops by Richard Devine, Sonic Mayhem, Arovane, and Sunsine Audio
  • Share projects by email or send to other apps like Dropbox
  • Allow decoupling of tempo and sample playback rate
  • Preview selected sector or warp while stopped
  • Main volume slider and oscilloscope display
  • AudioPaste for importing loops
  • Add RND/CLR/CPY/PST buttons for WRP
  • Four memory slots also for WRP
  • Copy/paste memory slots (long-press)
  • Preview samples and recordings
  • Toggle to follow IAA host play/stop
  • Bundled users guide (see PRJ menu)

  • Added more warp shapes
  • New design for memory slots, show all simultaneously
  • Read BPM from filename to calculate number of beats
  • Split the menu into improved PRJ and SND menus
  • New demo projects by Kymatica and Sunsine Audio
  • Tap the Speed label in the SND menu to reset to original BPM
  • Display 'invisible' warp slot probability
  • Store currently selected memory slot in project
  • Store assigned manual trigger buttons in project
  • Fix loading of soundfiles that are not 44.1kHz
  • Auto-normalize samples, fixes occasional clipping
  • Don't auto-select warp slot when changing probability
  • Fix occasional overflow bug in buffer player logic
  • Improve level peak metering
  • Resample sequencer pattern when changing number of sectors
  • Show number next to shapes in warp menu
  • Fix “Amenbreak B”, was the same as “Amenbreak” (full length)
  • Confirm before new/load project if there are unsaved changes
  • Sort by bpm or name in soundfile tables
  • Keep current MAP/SEQ/WRP tab open when loading project
  • Many other minor tweaks and fixes

Echo Pad adds state saving for Audiobus 2, and MIDI in the latest version

Here's what's new with Echo Pad:

Audiobus 2 state saving!
  • Save effect parameters inside Audiobus 2, allowing you to save, recall, and share custom Echo Pad settings using new Audiobus 2 presets.
  • Create awesome effects by combining with our other apps Stereo Designer and Swoopster, which also support state saving in Audiobus 2.
  • Requires Audiobus 2.0 app. Visit http://audiob.us/two)

MIDI Control
  • Echo Pad can now be controlled from external MIDI controllers, Virtual MIDI, and Network connections.

MIDI Clock sync
  • Echo Pad can now sync to external MIDI clock for beat synced delays. Simply tap the MIDI Sync button to enable/disable receiving MIDI clock via Virtual MIDI, Network, or USB.

IAA Clock sync from supporting Inter-app audio hosts
  • Sync is automatically enabled when Echo Pad detects it has connected to an IAA host that sends tempo. *This feature is only supported in IAA hosts such as Auria and Cubasis.
  • Choose “Echo Pad (Midi)” in supporting hosts.

(re)Introducing the Delay Tweak panel
  • Here’s the story... the Delay Tweak panel was actually added over 6 months ago in an update, but I failed miserably in making people aware of its existence! I’m a dingus, sorry about that.
  • Tap the FX menu button, then tap Delay Tweak to access the panel.

UI Tweaks
  • Options menu tweaks
  • cleaner layout

The Ebow and using it with an iPad, Demo and Tutorial

MIDI Designer Pro 1.6.1 has a lot in it

Here's what's new with the latest release of MIDI Designer Pro:

  • Octave Transpose and (step) transpose
  • Two new button types: Send All and Reset to Defaults
  • Config Options:
  • Output throttle option reworked to be more effective (layout-wide)
  • Global Preset Send All forces presets to send values even if they are not changes (layout-wide)
  • Option to shut off high-precision sliders in Config
  • New design options (per control)
  • Option to disable MIDI Receive for individual controls
  • Option to force high precision sliders on per control
  • Newsletter signup
  • New version check

  • Exiting design mode now instant
  • Saving presets is now instant
  • Saving presets for groups is now instant

  • Updates to build-in layouts (Casio XW and Antares AT-200)
  • Fixed "Button Off Set This to Default" for NRPN 14-bit
  • Fixed NRPN 7- and 14-bit receive "overflow" issue
  • Now, bank change and program change ALWAYS send out in Control Lists, even if the value is unchanged
  • Fixed bugs for Default Value Picker
  • Fixed log for leading zeroes
  • Fixes for Custom Color for One Big Page
  • Fixed Add Control panel for iPhone/iPod touch
  • Fixed Extra CC & Hold delete-crash bug
  • Bug with pickers showing "Default" instead of "---"
  • Fixed File Save box text cursor
  • Removed automatic send all of FIRST layout loaded

Musikmesse 2014: Say hello to the Anode

The meeblip anode is a lovely little machine, and when I say little I mean small. It's tiny, but it doesn't sound tiny at all.

Rehearsal with David Campbell and Richard Wilkins on The Today Show

Final Touch Professional Mastering App For iPad, Demo

Musikmesse 2014: Numark Orbit

It's possibly a little unfair to give a view on this device, especially as I wasn't actually able to play with it at all, just handled it. All I can say is it felt very light in my hand.

ANI plays two C.24 prototype keyboards

Final Touch for iPad - Maximizer

Zignal and Rhythm Gates with Tabletop from Retronyms

E&C Arduino day workshops sold out, but visitor passes available

All the workshops are sold out for the Elephant and Castle Arduino day, but you can still get a visitor pass if you want to look in.

What's your workflow?

Everyone has a different workflow and a different way of working and getting the sounds you want. So what's yours? How about sharing it and explaining why it works for you? Just get in touch (check the 'about' page) and tell me all about your workflow.

dot Melody, simple isn't it?

DMT - SXSW 2014: Scott Ackerman, President at Tunecore

My route of the day today is ...

Just awesome actually ...

Musikmesse 2014: Great to see Sonoma Wire Works at the show

Having known Sonoma Wire Works for some years now it was great to meet them all for the first time face to face at Musikmesse.

Sonoma have been doing really cool things with the iPhone and the iPad from the very earliest days of iOS (before it was called iOS of course) and are continuing to do so as well. They launched the very first 4 track recorder for iOS, called, FourTrack (app store link), and the first iPad 8 track too, called StudioTrack (app store link). If that wasn't enough, they launched a great range of drum apps called the InstantDrummer series, were one of the main forces behind the original AudioCopy initiative and brought us the original GuitarJack, am immensely high quality iPhone audio interface before these things had really entered anyone else's head.

So, in my view, they're a pretty impressive force, and they've contributed a great deal to the iOS music making world. So it was great to meet Sonoma Wire Works and chat about what's coming next. Of course, as you can imagine, I can't say much about their future plans, but I can say that there's some great things coming from this long time support of the mobile musician.

And it's great to see Sonoma's hardware on display at Musikmesse. From where they started with the original GuitarJack and the Tayor EQ and GuitarTone apps, things have come a long way indeed. They're on the third iteration of the GuitarJack, the new GuitarJack USB model and it's just as good if not better than the previous too. You'll be hearing more from me about it in good time. As you can see there are some new versions of their hardware, Guitar Jack Stage.

Here's Daniel talking about it:

Of course I can't mention Sonoma Wire Works without saying that they turned 11 years old this year! Congratulations, and here's to many more years of innovation in both software and hardware.