Browsing Archive January, 2014
Arturia Announces BeatStep Sequencer/Controller

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 ...

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New Guitars, Amp & Effects Suite in Upcoming Guitarism 3.2

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 ...

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Alesis Updates iO Dock

Alesis Updates iO Dock

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 ...

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Akai Updates MPK Keyboard Controllers

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 ...

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App Jam: Fugue

App Jam: Fugue

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 ...

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AUFX: PeakQ 1.1 Update Now Available

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 ...

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App Jam: FL Studio Mobile MiniSynth

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 ...

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Elektron Announces Analog Rytm Drum Machine

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 ...

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Sequential for iPad Now Available

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 ...

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Fugue MIDI Sequencer Arrives in the App Store

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, ...

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