Teenage Engineering Drum Machine Teenage Engineering joins the portable groovebox trend with a new drum machine that’s supposed to be released this summer, such is reported by CDM. This new device (the PO-12?) is inspired by Nintendo’s handheld Game & Watch games, sports 2 knobs for parameter locking, an LCD screen and is said to be released late Summer for a mere $50. Right now the only images are of a board prototype CEO Jesper Kouthoofd brought over to Moogfest to showcase. We hope to see it take further shape and hear some audio very soon. Read the full article […]
After having launched a chord playing app a while ago, Fiddlewax released a new app yesterday called Fiddlewax Yellow. Fiddlewax Yellow looks to be an intuitive harmony looper allowing you to record and loop your voice or anything else and have it automatically layered into a pleasing harmony. The app sports an appealing UI and is built using the Amazing Audio Engine framework which should make everything perform well on different iDevices. Developer Adam Kumpf does a good job in showcasing + explaining the app in this demo video: Realtime 3-part vocal harmony using our very own super fast, polyphonic, […]
The Z3TA waveshaping synth for iPad gives you a whole amount of control for shaping your own sounds. However, the app was still lacking in the MIDI department which has now been addressed by Cakewalk in the app’s 1.1 update. Next to an essential MIDI channel selector, you’re also able to store MIDI Learn presets, making it possible to map your favourite controllers to your favourite Z3TA parameters. Full update details: •Selectable MIDI Input Channel 1-16, Omni •Selectable MIDI Sync Device Input •MIDI Learn Support for Mapping Parameters to an External Controller •MIDI Learn Save, and Load Configurations for Multiple […]
The Tombola sequencer doesn’t really need much of a tutorial, but for those not yet familiar this new OP School video really shows how much fun you can have with creating random patterns. Use the coloured rotary encoders to change the Tombola rotation, gravity and more. It’s an interesting way to spice up a static composition.
Retronyms keeps to their promise of releasing a weekly video about the iMPC Pro developments. iMPC Pro looks to be a more all in one solution for people wanting to get more out of the MPC workflow on their iPad. This time we get a peek at the iMPC Pro mixer section, where next to EQ, compression and Sends you can also automate all the mixer parameters.
The earlier announced B-Step Sequencer by Monoplugs is now available in the App Store. B-Step joins some heavy competition as a new iOS step sequencer, but the native Launchpad support would probably make it an attractive option for Launchpad owners wishing to extend their options on the iPad. Transform your iPad to a real music-sequencer workstation with B-Step! The sequencer comes with native support for one or two Novation Launchpads. B-Step supports CoreMIDI, Virtual MIDI ports, Network MIDI and a lot of MIDI hardware devices! It also supports MIDI Learn, so you can control B-Step’s user interface with any MIDI […]
The announced 1.2 update of Xynthesizr is now available in the App Store. The most important feature is that the app has gone universal, optimising it for use with iPad. Check out the video of developer Yuri Turov below that shows the iPad-specific UI as well as Xynthesizr controlling other apps: Get Xynthesizr on the App Store
Echo Pad & Swoopster developer Holderness Media is slowly building up a solid effects suite on the iPad. The recent announcement is a new Shimmer Effects Processor that allows you to take incoming audio and apply shimmery/dreamy reverb effects over it through Holderness’ signature UI. This one also comes with full Audiobus and IAA support out of the box. Crystalline features two distinct modes: PERFORM and TWEAK. ● PERFORM mode is focused around four XY touch pads. Touch to control DELAY TIME, FEEDBACK, REVERB LEVEL and LOW PASS independently for left and right channels. ● TWEAK mode features large expressive […]