Getting the drums into Funkbox

Thanks to Syntheticbits for this shot of FunkBox on the iPad in the studio with all the original machines.

chipPad update

ChipPad gets a new feature:

A new feature, “Bit mode” has been added. This mode allows you to turn individual steps in a track on or off manually and/or randomly to create contiguous or discontiguous sub-loops and other interesting intra-track effects. See the documentation for complete details on this new, exciting mode.


Randgrid price drop

Randgrid has dropped in price from $7.99 to $1.99.


iMovie for iPhone 4!

For me this has got to be one of the biggest reasons to move up to the iPhone 4, but it does make me wonder how long until they bring some of their other desktop apps into the iDevice world? Will we see GB on the iPhone 4 before too long or even a cut down logic?

Thinking a bit more about it though, why not Final Cut for iPad?

Here’s Apple’s description of their new app:

Make beautiful HD movies anywhere with iMovie, the fun, feature-rich video editing app for iPhone 4. Create a video postcard of your day at the beach and publish it to the web — without ever leaving your spot in the sand. Or make a movie of your child’s birthday party and send it to your parents — while the party is in full swing. With iMovie for iPhone, you can start several projects and finish them whenever you want and wherever you are.

Made for Multi-Touch.

  • Tap to add or record video right into your project.
  • Drag to trim the lengths of video clips and photos.
  • Pinch to zoom the timeline and get a closer look.
  • Slide to scrub through the video in your project.

Give it a theme.

  • Choose from a selection of themes including Modern, Bright, Travel, Playful, and News.
  • Each theme includes a matching set of titles and transitions – plus its own soundtrack.
  • Instantly change themes or swap themed elements in your project.
  • Titles and graphics automatically update with location data from your video.

Add music and photos.

  • Select from included music that matches each iMovie theme, or select from your own song library.
  • Enable ducking to automatically lower the volume of background music and highlight audio from video clips.
  • Add photos from your own library, or take a picture and drop it into your project.
  • Customize each photo with a unique “Ken Burns” panning effect.

Share your movie.

  • Export your movie in one of three sizes: Medium, Large, or HD.
  • Share your movie on the web in a MobileMe gallery or on YouTube.
  • Send your movie to friends and family in an email or via an MMS message.
  • Easily sync your movie back to your computer.


Important news for iPhone 4 users

Thanks to Javier for sending me these links. Looks like the iPad and iPhone 4 won’t support Mikey. I wonder if the new Mikey will work with iPhone 4 or iPad, I’m thinking not.

Here’s the link to the Audiofile engineering forum, and also an interesting link to Faber Acoustical which goes further saying that the iPhone 4 doesn’t work with the camera connection kit for the iPad.

The response for the iPhone 4 mic seems similar to the 3GS which is ok, but the lack of input options is a disappointment at the moment. I guess that we might have to wait for developers like Sonoma Wire Works and Blue to come up with audio interfaces for the iPhone 4 and iPad.

InstantBeat 1.3 on the way soon

The new version of InstantBeat from the makers of the excellent TORO mini synthesizer – Instant Binary AB will be sent off to Apple on Sunday! Excellent.


NanoStudio pricing announced

Blipinteractive have announced pricing for the NanoStudio app:

NanoStudio’s price has now been decided: UK – £11.99 Europe – 15.99 Euro USA – $19.99 Australia – $23.99 Japan – 2300 YEN

From what I know of the app so far (and I’m in regular contact with the developer) this is going to be worth every penny.

Funkbox getting audiocopy!

Funkbox is coming into the audiocopy world very soon. The next update will include audiocopy to this drum app. A good reason to check it out.

I’ll be posting more on this and how it integrates with other apps in the audiocopy world when it arrives.


NLog Pro coming soon …

From this tweet it looks like we won’t have to wait too long for NLog Pro for the iPad!

NLog Synth Pro almost ready. Ios4 update will be first, then pro version soon.


Use BassLine to jam with your GarageBand tracks

A useful article from the developer of BassLine on how to jam with your GarageBand tracks.


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