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Edity-Audio & music editor tool arrives, it’s free, and you might find it handy

I wasn’t sure about this, but it’s free and could be useful to you, so I thought I’d let you know about it. Here’s the detail:

Edity – Professional and easy-to-use audio editor and recorder. You can work with files from the library or with the recorded sound.

Just edit

Make a smooth entry or fading effect? Crop music or sound? Copy or paste? All the necessary tools for editing at your fingertips

Apply audio effects

Add a little unusual? Slow down or speed up? Change the key or place the sound in a large room?Correct voice tune? Use creative audio effects: Pitch and speed control, Delay effect, Reverb, EQ

Record

Want to record voice or sounds? The recording function easily solves this problem

Enjoy high quality sound

Tired of audio editors and dictaphones with low-quality sound and clipping audio signal Save audio files in wav format, without losing quality!

Share

Want to share with friends and the world? Send audio tracks using share function to anyone. A clear, simple interface and animations, pleasing to the eye, will make the application more comfortable for you!

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Boulanger Labs updates csGrain to version 1.4 and adds AB2 (not 3)

Which is a bit strange. You’d think that they might move up to AB3, but anyway, they’ve added a fair bit more to the app and that’s a big plus, and also it’s the first update that this app has had since October 2014, so on the whole I’m just pleased it’s got a nice little refresh. Here’s what’s new:

  • Full 64-bit Support
  • Enhanced Granular Processing
  • Full DropBox Integration
  • AudioBus 2 Support
  • Update to Csound 6.08
  • Updated Manual, Links
  • UI Updates
  • iTunes Import Support
  • “Open In…” Support
  • Numerous Bug Fixes, Improvements, Optimizations
  • iOS 10 Ready
  • Audio Copy/Paste Update

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Wotja – Generative Music & Cut-Up Text Editor 4.4 is here

Intermorphic brings another big update to their flagship product. This update is mainly about improving productivity and usability (incorporating 3 creativity apps into one was tricky!) and bringing back a revised Wotja for Apple Watch.

NEW FEATURES:

  • Wotja for Apple Watch returns!
  • The new Apple Watch app is much simpler than before, and this time the focus is around playing/stopping the currently open Wotja mix or playlist or creating a random mix based on Wotja’s mix randomisation settings (3D Touch menu).

IMPROVEMENTS/CHANGES:

  • There are now only 3 core Tab views: Cut-Up – for creating cut-up, Mix – for creating generative music mixes and Display – for setting how a Wotja is displayed. Parameters previously accessed via a Piece tab are now accessed via the Piece/Mix button in the Network panel; Parameters previously accessed via a Voice tab are now accessed by tapping on the relevant voice in the Network panel.
  • Play/Stop button: now in the bottom tab bar making it accessible from every screen; playing time is displayed below it.
  • Settings button: now in the bottom tab bar making it accessible from every screen and now includes access to Mix Randomisation settings.
  • Mix Tab: We decluttered the UI by finding solutions that let us remove the bottom toolbar and top status bar.
  • Mix Tab: Voice and Track mixing segments in the top RHS panel selector have been combined into one allowing the RHS Panel expander button to be moved next to the panel selector.
  • Mix Tab: A selected cell is now indicated with a cell border; tap a selected cell to display the Template selector.
  • Mix Tab: The Tools button has been moved to the top Menu bar which now includes a handy button for mix randomisation.
  • Bug fixes.

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TonalEnergy Chromatic Tuner and Metronome 1.5.2 arrives

Another pretty big update for TonalEnergy Chromatic Tuner and Metronome. Here’s what’s new:

Feature updates and bugfixes and for v1.5.2:

  • Added auto-transpose feature back in for sound selection
  • Improved bluetooth speaker output support
  • Added option to allow bluetooth mic input, disabled by default so that most bluetooth speakers will work as desired. If the mic input from a bluetooth device is desired, enable this option. Removed the output-only option because this new option gets rid of the need for it.
  • Arrow button in top-left of record sidebar now closes it (as well as swipe left)
  • Added visual metronome flashing to tab bar on all pages
  • Added 3D Touch shortcuts to start on specific page
  • Add quarter/half note triplets subdivisions to /4 and /2 meters
  • File browsing behavior updated, doesn’t auto-play now when selecting (unless already playing).
  • Added Trim feature which trims selected range to new file or replacing existing
  • Added “Select” button which lets you multiple select items for export or deletion. If multiple items are selected for export it will make a ZIP archive and export that.
  • Added option to make compressed audio (AAC) files when exporting audio
  • Playing audio files keeps app alive in the background (like the metronome)
  • Added duration indicator when recording
  • Added introductory information for some features.
  • Some VoiceOver fixes, and added special tuning data text capture feature (double-tap and hold target tuner on Tuner page to toggle it on/off, only when VoiceOver is on). This was requested by a blind user.
  • Fixed multi-touch issue on pitch wheel
  • Various metronome fixes

Apple Watch app changes:

  • Reordered watch pages, to focus on most likely used features (metronome)
  • Added meter and subdiv adjusting feature to Watch app
  • Added Sound page to Watch app. Set the desired note with the note/octave pickers, or pressing the current tuner indicator button to set it to the most recently heard note.
  • Added dedicated haptic count-in feature on watch (force touch on met page). This is independent from the phone metronome.
  • Added Met Presets page to watch. Force press to change preset groups. Changing preset with the digital crown dial will go into affect when met is started (or if changed while already started). Swiping up/down also changes preset.

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As of now Blocs Wave goes freemium!

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As a long time fan of this app I see this as a really positive move to encourage even more people to pick up their iOS device and make music with it, and Blocs is a great place to start. It’s a simple and beautifully designed app for making and recording new music, and now free it’s to download on the Apple app store.

Of course, there will be IAPs. The ‘Slicer’ and ‘Audio Import’, become IAPs, which makes sense to me. But the great news is that for new and pro music makers alike, Blocs Wave offers unique ways to combine pro-sounds to build up original musical ideas. For long time iOS musicians, Blocs Wave can also be seen as another good tool for real-time loop recording that can record and capture your ideas on the go.

As of today the free option also lets you tweak and edit your sounds, and then build on your ideas to create more advanced musical sections.

So what about users who have already purchased Blocs Wave?
Don’t worry. Existing users will keep the pro-features, Audio Import and Slicer at no additional cost. More information on the changes for existing users can be found here:

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Just as a reminder (or if you haven’t heard of the app), here’s what Blocs Wave is all about:

Highlight Features

  • A powerful looper studio – 48 loop pads, with real-time stretching for building ideas
  • Chop and slice your sounds* – Slice and play your sounds
  • Locked in time and key – Change tempo or key, at any time, in real-time
  • Expand your ideas with Sections – Switch between groups of pads to build musical structure
  • Import* and export your own sounds – Supports Audiobus, Audioshare.
  • Easy syncing, and exporting to Ableton Live – Sync to other software with Link, and export your projects to Ableton Live
  • Connect with Launchpad for iOS – Easily send your projects to Launchpad. Access all your Launchpad soundpacks easily

* Slice and Audio Import require In-App Purchase

Key Features (More Detail)

  • Designed for iPad and iPhone
  • Combine 8 sounds simultaneously per section
  • 6 sections let you build bigger ideas
  • 6 soundpacks included (nearly 300 loops) plus more free packs in the store
  • Slice* and Loop modes to rearrange, and tweak your sounds
  • Discover, Soundpack, User and Type browser modes
  • Expand your soundpack library with new soundpacks, updated weekly
  • Export your music – Create a mixdown or export individual tracks
  • Send to Launchpad – Easily send your projects to Launchpad for iOS
  • Download on-the-move – Optimised for 3G/4G mobile networks
  • 3D touch enabled on iPhone 6 Plus – Preview sounds and waveforms
  • Use any purchased Launchpad soundpacks in Blocs Wave

* In-App Purchase

Advanced Key Features (More Detail)

  • Real-time stretch engine – Change tempo at any time
  • In-key system – Helps keep you in key at all times (Minor)
  • Low-latency recording – Ideal for live looping
  • iPad Pro support – Optimised to use the entire iPad Pro screen
  • Import* and export from iCloud, Dropbox, AudioCopy, AudioShare, Mail, ‘Open-in’, Airdrop and more
  • Import multiple files at once via other apps (e.g. AudioShare)*
  • User sound library management – Manage your sounds
  • Batch export your pads as a .zip file
  • Record and monitor using most USB audio interfaces
  • Audiobus, AudioCopy and hardware input and outputs supported
  • Ableton Link support – Jam in sync with other apps, including Ableton Live
  • Ableton Export support – Easily send your project to Ableton Live
  • Bluetooth speaker support

Blocs Wave on the app store, now free (with IAPs):

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midiFILTr-PG Probability Gate MIDI Effect arrives from Art Kerns

Another excellent app arrives from Mr Kerns, maker of midiSTEPs, midiLFOs and more. Along comes midiFILTr-PG Probability Gate MIDI Effect. Here’s all you need to know …

midiFILTr-PG is a Probability Gate MIDI effect designed for Audiobus 3 but also usable with CoreMIDI. midiFILTr-PG listens to MIDI input and based on random chance mutes some of the incoming notes to make a busy, repetitive stream of notes a little more interesting and sparser. It has four modes:

Gate Mode – One set percentage to be muted for all notes. Also includes Gate On Repeats (when a note passes through unmuted, also pass through X more notes after) and Gate Off Repeats (when a note does not pass through the gate, also mute the next X notes) to make things a little more interesting.

Note Mode – Each note in the scale (C, C#, D etc) has its own percentage chance to mute incoming notes.

Sequencer Mode – Every eight notes has a different percentage chance to be muted. Can also change the sequence length to be less than eight.

Thru Mode – Nothing is muted, normally not used but there if you need it.
If midiFILTr-PG is inserted as an Audiobus 3 MIDI effect it should be setup and work automatically. If you wish to use it without Audiobus you can toggle the CoreMIDI input and output and use it that way.

midiFILTr-PG Probability Gate MIDI Effect is on the app store for $2.99 now:

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DJDJ Mixing App 1.4 arrives and it’s on sale too

DJDJ Mixing App 1.4 arrives with some nice new features and it’s on sale too, down from $6.99 to $3.99. Here’s what’s new:

  • Added Support for MIDI Jog Wheels (Scratching, Turning, Searching).
  • Added Support for MIDI File Browsing.
  • Now there’s a total of 11 different effects. Enhanced the whole effects section.
  • Scratch by dragging the audio strip.
  • Improved File System.
  • Batch analyze tracks (to detect their tempo).