The Mikme wireless microphone ran a similar path as the Instamic, going from a successfully crowdfunded campaign to taking a while to end up in backers’ hands. I was lucky to be one of the first people to receive mine and since the Mikme is now publicly available it’s time to give it a thorough review. Is this the best, studio-quality wireless microphone for your iPhone? Buy the Mikme at Thomann Buy the Mikme at B&H Photo Video Mikme Features The Mikme is an elegantly designed black box that houses a 1 inch, gold plated, condenser microphone. It holds 16GB […]
After nearly two years of waiting the self proclaimed GoPro of microphones finally dropped on my doormat. After railing in over 400k on Indiegogo Michele Baggio and his Instamic team ran into several underestimated production checkpoints that seem to plague many crowdfunding projects. Good things come to those wait they say, so let’s put the Instamic Pro to the test. Instamic Pro Features The Instamic comes in two flavours; a regular white coloured version which is splash proof and a black Pro version that adds a waterproof (up to 5ft) enclosure and additional recording options such as stereo- and mid-side […]
The interesting Mikme microphone project seems to be launching another crowdfunding round this month after a previous unsuccessful Kickstarter. This time the Mikme team is betting on Indiegogo to enable their product launch and it would be nice to see them succeed this time. Mikme is a high quality, wireless recording mic that synchs up over Bluetooth with an accompanying app. It allows mobile musicians to take the mic everywhere and hit a button to record as soon as inspiration strikes. Check out the video below for more info: All in all it seems to be everything I wanted the […]
Retronyms latest iMPC Pro log video unveils the blurred out functionality from previous updates. Turbo Duck is Retronym’s take on sidechain compression and this straightforward paramater allows you to duck your audio under a kick drum to create the infamous pumping effect that’s so popular in electronic music nowadays.
Significant updates for Thumbjam and Drumjam that were recently submitted to Apple showed up in the App Store today. Both innovative apps now have full support for Audiobus 2 as well as other new features. Get ThumbJam from the App Store Get DrumJam from the App Store
The long awaited update that brings Automation to Cubasis is now available in the App Store. Steinberg has instructions available on how to work with Automation and MIDI CC in the app: Cubasis 1.8 PDF. There’s more than Automation alone, here’s the full list of new features in 1.8: – Automation – MIDI CC’s, program changes, aftertouch support – Mixer side global control panel – Phase inversion plug-in (for audio channels) – Redesigned effect rack – Audiobus 2.0 support Get Cubasis from the App Store
Developer Amplify, known for their Junglator app has announced to be working on a new app today called NOiZE. NOiZE takes the performance and gesture-based concept of Junglator but expands on it with user definable interfaces where each shape plays a note, loop, effect or a full section. You can record your performance as part of your project and share it over a special NOiZE network with other musicians. Check out the example track Amplify posted on their SoundCloud that was fully made with NOiZE: All in all it seems like an ambitious project for Amplify, we’ll keep you posted […]
From following developer Omenie (known for the M3000 Mellotron app) on Twitter this month you know there was a lot of work involved in their latest library Sopranotron. This new collection of soprano voices available as either a standalone app or an In-App purchase in M3000 delivers lush Ohhs, Aahs and Mmms in different expressions sung by Caitlin Downie. The app also offers ensemble presets for ready-made choir sounds. If you’re familiar with the M3000 app you’re ready to use the Sopranotron app as well as it’s made with the same exact code. Omenie will follow up with a demo […]
A revamp of the AudioCopy app is Retronyms’ first finished project in their announced Summer of Epic. This sample management app gets more functionality making it more and more a competitor of the swiss army knife of iOS sample management, AudioShare. Most notably a recording function and touch-friendly sample editor are added to the app which neatly categorises your audio clips across the apps you’ve AudioCopied them in. Check out this video to learn more. AudioCopy is a free download for your iPhone or iPad on the App Store.
The latest iMPC Pro development update is all about the Program Mode. The upcoming app allows a per-pad adjustment of amplitude and filter envelopes as well as applying different effects on each pad. This video shows the thought that went into the promising sound shaping options for iMPC Pro.