I think that this is the first time I’ve heard an Android app used in a track (apart from uLoops tracks that is).
Just seen this press statement from Apple:
Statement by Apple on App Store Review Guidelines
The App Store℠ has revolutionized the way mobile applications are developed and distributed. With over 250,000 apps and 6.5 billion downloads, the App Store has become the world’s largest mobile application platform and App Store developers have earned over one billion dollars from the sales of their apps.
We are continually trying to make the App Store even better. We have listened to our developers and taken much of their feedback to heart. Based on their input, today we are making some important changes to our iOS Developer Program license in sections 3.3.1, 3.3.2 and 3.3.9 to relax some restrictions we put in place earlier this year.
In particular, we are relaxing all restrictions on the development tools used to create iOS apps, as long as the resulting apps do not download any code. This should give developers the flexibility they want, while preserving the security we need.
In addition, for the first time we are publishing the App Store Review Guidelines to help developers understand how we review submitted apps. We hope it will make us more transparent and help our developers create even more successful apps for the App Store.
The App Store is perhaps the most important milestone in the history of mobile software. Working together with our developers, we will continue to surprise and delight our users with innovative mobile apps.
Wow, I didn’t see that one coming at all! I guess this means we might see some Flash based stuff like AudioTool appear in the app store?
I only just got to this whilst replying to comments and thought it would be really interesting to lots of people:
latency was always an issue for keyboard makers, many hundreds years ago mechanical church organs had a lot of latency 😉 Anyway, some years ago software synth were fighting same issues with sound card and audio driver latencies. Now this is solved in the desktop & laptop world. Doing the IOS MIDI part was quite tricky, but I believe that what I achieved is pretty much close to what it needs to be and it is really great to play. When the app comes out Line6 will be supported. Once I got an AKAI Synthstation that will be updated and every other interface which I can grab. The “NLog MIDI Synth” app will go in review this week and hopefully does not take too long…
The “NLog Synth PRO” app will be completed next. First release will be iPad only, later also for other IOS devices with arm7 CPUs.
That was from 2 days in comments on a previous post.
If you don’t know NLog synth you should check it out at the app store.
Apple have updated their iMovie app for the iPhone 4 to 1.1 so that it now adds support for the new 4th gen iPod Touch. I wonder if they’ll ever bring this to the iPad though? Surely with more screen size it makes a lot of sense.
I’ve been waiting for this app for a few days now. BS-16i is a 16 track multi-timbral playback sampler. It supports SoundFont, and can be used as a keyboard instrument, MIDI sound module, and MIDI player.
The sampler engine is ported from bs-1 / bs-16, which is developed as professional plug-in for Logic (Audio Units) and Cubase (VST instrument) Using SoundFont libraries, you can play with your great number of Instruments.
It supports all standard MIDI messages, so it also can be used as a GM (General MIDI) sound module.
As a keyboard instrument, you can play with scalable keyboard, pitch bend wheel, and many control change controllers. Internal MIDI player supports SMF (Standard MIDI File) format.
SoundFont and SMF files can be sent using internal WiFi server. Also if your device is installed iOS 3.2 or later, you can use file sharing functions of iTunes.
Moreover, this application supports LINE6 MIDI Mobilizer. You can communicate with other external MIDI hardware like as synthesizer, sequencer. (Internal player is not connected to MIDI output. According to the specification of MIDI Mobilizer, timing error may occur when a lot of messages are sent to the application. It can be fixed by using “Buffering” option in application’s setting menu.)
Price: £2.39 / $3.99
Lots of sites have reported on this so far this morning. Contrary to previous reports, there is no vibration in the 4th Gen iPod Touch, apparently, what looked like a motor was in fact a microphone.
Personally, I’d rather have the microphone than the motor any day.