i505 for iPad is free

A new drum app for the iPad is released. i505 is free. Here’s what to expect:

Sit back with the i505 and start creating beats using classic sounds from one of the most venerable drum machines of the 80’s.

The i505 allows you play free-form as well as record your old-school beats using the built in sequencer. Tap the grid and the window will expand so you can edit your creation. Use the tempo wheel to speed up or slow down the beats per minute.

i505 - BomCat

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Pocket Piano HD is free

Not everyone’s cup of tea, but it is free and might be just what you’re after right now, so I thought I’d let you know.

Via iPad Creative.

Pocket Piano HD - Better Day Wireless

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iSequence HD Promo Code Give Away!

Continuing with the Palm Sounds 12 days of Christmas, I have 15 codes for iSequence for iPad to just give away!

Sadly we got these codes just prior to Apple allowing codes to be internationally used, so these codes will only work for anyone who has a US iTunes account. I am really sorry about that.

Anyway, if you’d like a code all you have to do is email palmsounds.comp@me.com before 9pm GMT tomorrow the 16th of December.


iSequence for iPad - BeepStreet

iPads at the Apple Store

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Update: StudioTrack (Music)

I’ve been using StudioTrack since it came out and it is a great recording application, so it is good to see that the updates are still coming.

Here’s what’ new in StudioTrack:

  • File Import/Export: Import audio into StudioTrack by opening an audio email attachment or by dragging audio files into StudioTrack’s File Sharing area under Apps in iTunes. Supports wav, mp3 and aiff formats. StudioTrack’s Sessions folder can now be dragged out of iTunes to the desktop. These features require iOS 4.0 and iTunes 9.2 or above.
  • AudioCopy: Copy a track or a mix in StudioTrack. Name a copy to easily identify it in the AudioCopy history list of up to 12 items which includes audio previews. Paste to another track in StudioTrack, to another song in StudioTrack, to any AudioPaste enabled app, and to apps that support Apple’s general pasteboard.
  • Input Monitoring: Use StudioTrack’s settings tool to enable/disable input monitoring. Input monitoring is enabled when a track is armed and in either Pause or Record mode. Playback of existing tracks overrides input monitoring. When input monitoring is on, sliders on armed tracks are enabled and control the monitor mix.

StudioTrack - Sonoma Wire Works

Playing with Pulsate

I had some time to give Pulsate a go this morning, and I was pleasantly surprised.

Essentially this app is a noise maker. Although that doesn’t really do it justice as a label for the app as it is more than that. Pulsate let’s you put little circle objects on the screen which then get bigger until they touch another circle, and when they do the trigger a sound.

That might not seem like a lot of fun, but actually it is. In fact it is quite addictive.
Whilst I’ve only spent a short amount of time with the app I can see myself getting lost in just playing around with it.

I think it may well deserve a longer session tomorrow morning.

Pulsate - Audiotool.com

Crystal Synth arrives and then vanishes!

I saw this app arrive on the store this morning and though I’d buy it later on, but now it has vanished! Did anyone else notice it briefly appear on the store? I got the description, but I can’t find it on iTunes at all now.


Crystal is a full featured semi-modular synthesizer, ideally suited to creating lush evolving soundscapes. Long a popular synthesizer on the desktop, it is now available for the iPad and iPhone.Browse through the included sounds and use the 1 octave keypad to trigger notes to produce evolving, rhythmic, or melodic sounds. Create your own sounds with a single button press using the breed feature. When using an iPad, you can delve into a tweakers dream by using the extensive editing features to sculpt sounds to your heart’s content.Crystal features both subtractive synthesis and frequency modulation (FM) synthesis. It offers abundant modulation control with over 90 parameters which may be modulated, multi-stage envelopes with graphical editors, extensive tempo sync of envelopes/lforates/delay times, built-in effects for chorus/flanging/comb filtering/echoes, and a band splitter for effects processing by frequency band. Not only that, Crystal has wave sequencing and granular synthesis. The musical applications for Crystal are literally boundless.There are two different versions of Crystal to choose from, Crystal and Crystal XT, so you can select the one that is best for you. Crystal is the basic version. With this version you can browse sounds, play notes, and create new sounds, taking advantage of its powerful semimodular synthesis engine.Crystal XT (available soon for a premium price) adds MIDI keyboard input via the iPad’s camera adapter and sharing of patches with the desktop version.Crystal runs on both the iPad and the iPhone/iPod Touch. Because of the limited screen space on the iPhone however, the editing pages are not available when running on that device. But on the iPhone you can still browse sounds, play notes from the keypad, and create new sounds with the Breed feature. Note that Crystal is not associated with Spectrasonics. The app store company name is incorrect.

iTunes 12 days of Christmas starts on the 26th

One for your diary!

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The Story of the Reactable

reactable systems from Melissa Willenborg on Vimeo.

Via Synthtopia.

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iOS Audio updates MIDI support list

Updates on that list of MIDI supporting apps from the iOS Audio blog.

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Magazine 18: Teenage Engineering

Magazine 18: Teenage Engineering from Scion A/V on Vimeo.

Peter Bjorn and John’s John Eriksson creates a musical composition using Teenage Engineering’s cutting-edge keyboard.

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