4 comments on “A few things I’d like to see before the end of 2009”

A few things I’d like to see before the end of 2009

Ok, here’s my wishlist of sorts that I’d like to see before the end of 2009:

Of course, I’d love to see loads of other new music making software and hardware before the end of the year too, but if I could get even the majority of the above it it would be great.

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1 comment on “FIRe update”

FIRe update


FIRe has just got an update which sounds like it will be very useful for podcasters, together with the ability to create compressed files and a bunch of other enhancements make this a great update to an already great app.

FIRe at the app store:
FiRe - Field Recorder

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4 comments on “ZoozBeat. what do you think?”

ZoozBeat. what do you think?

There’s been loads of press about ZoozBeat lately. On the one hand I am really impressed and think it is a great marketing triumph on their part, and also keep thinking I should spend a little more time with the app.

On the other hand I can’t help comparing it against apps like Sunvox, Beatmaker, Bleep!Box etc and wonder how it shapes up against these?

Of course, it is probably, or rather, almost certainly an unfair comparison as Zoozbeat is not aimed at the same audience.

So, I’d like to know if you’ve got a view on ZoozBeat, the Music reCreation Studio?

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1 comment on “Auteureist still waiting”

Auteureist still waiting

Whilst Auteureist is still in Apple’s very long review pipe, this post gives some interesting information on where this app might be going next after the initial release.

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2 comments on “Halloween sounds app (via Synthtopia)”

Halloween sounds app (via Synthtopia)

There’s an app for everything and Halloween is no exception. Here’s an app for playing scary sounds to your trick or treaters. Nice.

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1 comment on “Groovemaker contest”

Groovemaker contest


Check out the Groovemaker contest open until 15th of December. Nice prizes too!

Thanks to Zachary for pointing me at this.

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3 comments on “Thoughts on app upgrades”

Thoughts on app upgrades

I guess I’ve always been of the understanding that mobile software works on the basis of ‘buy once. upgrades free‘, and for the most part I think that developers have that in their heads too.

I’m interested to know how many music application developers would like to utilise Apple’s in app purchase mechanism for next features and functionality? I’m not just talking about paying for plug ins, but also for additional capabilities for an app, say for example expanding the available tracks in a multi-track recorder.

Is this what’s in store from developers, and if it is, are we users ok with that?

Views anyone?

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1 comment on “2 New Groovemaker versions”

2 New Groovemaker versions


Groovemaker D’n’B and Electro versions have been released at the app store.

I still haven’t given the free version a proper try. I must catch up soon!

Groovemaker versions at the app store:
IK Multimedia

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1 comment on “Toro mini, so good I have to talk about it some more”

Toro mini, so good I have to talk about it some more


I keep on returning to this little synth because it is just so playable. One of my fav features, if not my absolute fav is sticky notes. I remember using matchsticks on keyboards years ago to keep notes or chords going, and Toro mini does it with a button. Fantastic.

Here’s a little wishlist for Toro mini:

  • Recording. I’d love to record my noodling around on these sounds.
  • Overdub. Once I’ve recorded something on one patch I’ll want to overdub using another
  • Export, or course, for my great masterpiece
  • Save patches when I’ve adapted them

There, not a huge list, and maybe not for a Toro mini, but maybe a Toro maxi? Am I being too cheeky now?

Whatever InstantBinary do next with this app I do really love it. If you haven’t tried it then you don’t know what you’re missing.
If you want to hear the sound examples you can listen to them here.

Toro Mini at the app store:
TORO mini: Digital Synthesizer

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1 comment on “Bleep!Box song mode is great!”

Bleep!Box song mode is great!


And that is pretty much all I have to say about this update for this app.

Bleepbox at the app store:
bleep!BOX

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