The BeatStep is a new pad controller / sequencer from Arturia that somehow reminds me of my beloved OP-1, footprint-wise. With its 16 back-lit pads you can either lay down a dynamic drum performance or switch to sequencer mode and enable / disable each pad in a 16-step sequence. You can then use the 16 available encoders for controlling the pitch of each individual pad. Outside of the sequence mode the encoders can serve a variety of functions all tailored to realtime performance changes. You can store and recall up to 16 sequence patterns. For connectivity there are MIDI, USB, […]
Guitarism, the popular guitar simulation app for iPhone and iPad will receive a large update next week. With it you’re able to unlock additional guitars through an in-app purchase. Furthermore, the developer published this new YouTube video of a brand-new Amps & Effects suite (powered by AUFX) also available through an IAP. Guitarism will probably go free next week to celebrate this new update, so better hold on if you haven’t bought this one yet!
The popular iPad dock interface by Alesis sees an upgrade to version II. Alesis iO Dock II now supports both 30-pin and Lightning-powered iPads with interchangeable connectors. Unlike the earlier announced iTrack Dock the iO Dock II doesn’t support the iPad Mini and the product details don’t mention the iPad Air either. Other than that, you’ll find all the necessary MIDI and audio in- / outputs that you can use in your Core Midi / Audio apps Here’s the full feature rundown: Key Features: Equips your iPad with pro audio connections for recording and live performance Interchangeable 30-pin and Lightning […]
Akai let us know in advance that they had something new planned for the first day of NAMM. Today they announced new additions to their MPK keyboard controller series, the 25-key MPK225, 49-key MPK249 and 61- key MPK261. For mobile producers that’s not very exciting news in itself, but there are some things making this MPK update worthwhile. First of all is that these new keyboards come equipped with a special low-power mode tailored to iOS devices. Hopefully this means that you can pair the full-size MPK’s with your iPad/iPhone’s CCK without using an external power supply. MPK Mini Update Furthermore […]
Fugue is a new MIDI sequencer that hit the App Store yesterday. It’s an interesting and unusual interface when compared to other MIDI sequencing apps. You can configure a set of 16 bars (literally bars, like in a bar chart)...
Fugue is a new MIDI sequencer that hit the App Store yesterday. It’s an interesting and unusual interface when compared to other MIDI sequencing apps. You can configure a set of 16 bars (literally bars, like in a bar chart) over multiple pages. You define a note sequence globally and then you can configure note length, velocity, bpm and MIDI channels for 16 different tracks altogether. At first I was having trouble getting this up and running as it seems the default configuration can cause a bit of chaos sonically. Luckily, developer Michael Aldridge chimed in on Twitter explaining that […]
Our favourite EQ app for iOS just received a significant update. AUFX: PeakQ 1.1 introduces the announced spectrum analyser as well as an ability to define the left, right or full stereo channel of your audio input. Here’s the full update description: • Real-time FFT spectrum analyzer • Input selection: Left/Right/Stereo • Raise maximum Q value to 20.0 • Improve input/output level meters • Display main level slider value in dB • Minor user interface layout tweaks • Fix occasional scrolling bug on iPhone • Check microphone permission on iOS7 in case user accidentally turned it off Check out this […]
MiniSynth is a welcome new addition to FL Studio Mobile HD on iPad, an app that could use some more powerful features for its price and versus its DAW competitors on iOS. I’ve taken the MiniSynth for a test run in this App...
MiniSynth is a welcome new addition to FL Studio Mobile HD on iPad, an app that could use some more powerful features for its price and versus its DAW competitors on iOS. I’ve taken the MiniSynth for a test run in this App Jam video creating a simple 2-bar loop with MiniSynth tracks and fiddling with the synth controls and effects. If you happen to own FL Studio on Windows, it’s good to know that the MiniSynth is also available in the latest version, you can transfer patches back and forth between Mobile HD and FL Studio 11. You can […]
Teased earlier, Elektron now unveils its new product called the Analog Rytm (no that’s not a typo). It’s an 8-voice analog drum machine (with sample support) featuring live drum pads, analog filters and distortion per voice, reverb and delay effects. Elektron fans will be happy to also find the signature performance step sequencer next to the drum pads on the new Analog Rytm. Check out the video below More info to follow soon!
More new sequencer apps today, as Sinevibes have announced that their very first app, Sequential for iPad is now available on the App Store. Sequential is a colourful and user-friendly effect sequencer that allows you to load in (pre-supplied or custom) audio samples and rhythmically effect them through a pattern sequence. The app promises to be very straightforward and fun way of mangling sounds into unique compositions. Full description: Instantly reshape any loop beyond imaginable. Create amazing breaks, fills and transitions. Turn even the simplest sounds into unique animated textures. Sequential is an extremely fun yet versatile app for animated […]
Here’s another iPad MIDI sequencer that is now available on the App Store. Fugue, developed by Glidepro looks a like an innovative way to control your Core MIDI apps or network MIDI supported DAW. The interface consists of several screens of configurable ‘bar charts’ to control your note sequence, track velocity, note length, BPM and more track parameters. Here’s the full iTunes description with a way to get started with this not-so-ordinary sequencer: Fugue is a 16-track MIDI sequencer that allows you to create complex sequences using a few simple controls. To avoid any confusion, this app does not produce […]