I’m still amazed about this app and really want a Monotribe. Anyway, enough of that, here are the details:
Control the Korg monotribe’s tempo with your iPhone!
SyncKontrol offers owners of Korg’s monotribe Analogue Ribbon Station precise tempo control, plus the ability to sync their monotribe to WIST (Wireless sync) enabled apps!
SyncKontrol allows you to control the tempo and start/pause of the monotribe Analogue Ribbon Station via the audio output of your iPhone. The app also offers Tap Tempo, a Swing function, and WIST (Wireless Sync-Start Technology) to sync monotribe to WIST-enabled apps such as Korg’s iMS20, iElectribe and iElectribe Gorillaz(tm) Edition. In addition, this application receives sync from Mac based DAW software by receiving MIDI clock and play/stop commands via Wireless Network MIDI.
Note: Wireless Network MIDI function is still new and developing technology and therefore there are no guarantees concerning stability which can be heavily affected by traffic over the wireless network.
Korg’s monotribe is a new form of synthesizer that packs an amazing array of features and technology into its compact body. The monotribe shares the analog synthesizer voice of the in-demand Korg monotron, yet quickly delves deeper into the rich, organic, and often chaotic world of analog synthesis. In addition to analog synthesis, monotribe brings together intuitive ease of use and a three-part discrete analog rhythm section, plus the proven appeal of Electribe-style sequencing. Complete with a built-in speaker and battery power, monotribe is self-contained and highly portable.
- Tempo: 20.0 – 999.9 BPM
- Tap tempo
- Swing function: 50 – 75 %
- Supports WIST (Wireless Sync-Start Technology)
- mini jack cable is necessary to connect iPhone and monotribe.
- SyncKontrol for monotribe need iOS 4.2 or later.
The app is free.
Also should have said that VoiceJam Lite also got an update with similar stuff to the full version.
An interesting update for VoiceJam with the introduction of time limited access to in app purchase functionality so you can try before you buy. Great idea!
Here’s the rest of what’s in this update:
Includes time-limited access to VoiceTone C1: You get “hard edged” pitch correction plus Gender Bending. Now you can experiment with the effect before buying it with inApp purchase.
Enhanced Shots Mode: Click the drum icon at the bottom right to enable shots mode and trigger your loops like drum samples. But now you can also touch anywhere or slide your finger around the waveform to trigger playback from anywhere within your loop, or get that audio “scrub” sound. You can get really crazy and keep recording enabled while scrubbing, effectively painting sound around the loop.
Check out the new VoiceJam “tricks” videos under info/demo videos.
- Removed audio glitch when creating extremely small loops (PS, try it now if you want to make amazing atmospheric loops, then use 2X to expand until you get something you can jam on!)
- Audio breakup fixed when turning VoiceTone C1 on and off on slower devices like iPhone 3GS.
- Misc. under the hood bug fixes improving general stability.
Musix is currently free for today.
As you know already know Loopy 2 has arrived. Here’s the press release:
Savvy, tactile new iPhone live looper app reinvents the iPhone music making formula
ISLE OF SKYE, Scotland, June 16, 2011
From the software artisans at A Tasty Pixel comes a savvy, sophisticated new iPhone live looping app that combines power with simplicity. A sleek, tactile interface lets anyone create music by layering looped recordings of singing, beatboxing, or playing an instrument. A wealth of rich, expressive features let more advanced users take their creativity even further.
“We looked at the current offering of iPhone loopers, and realised there seemed to be apps that were powerful but hard to use, or easy to use but light on features,” said A Tasty Pixel founder Michael Tyson. “We designed Loopy 2’s interface so it doesn’t have to compromise – it’s fun, right from the start, but packs a punch for advanced users.”
Loopy’s unique approach allows it to maintain an easy-to-use, simple-as-pie interface whilst still packing in powerful, industry-standard features. Users familiar with professional studio applications like Ableton Live will not be disappointed by Loopy’s feature set, which includes overdubbing, merging, panning, time shifting, and live tempo scaling. A sophisticated interactive tutorial system lets users discover Loopy 2’s more advanced features at their own pace.
Loopy 2 empowers musicians and casual users alike to:
Record and Layer:
- Six tracks, represented by six beautiful circular loops.
- Count-in and count-out lets you keep your hands free to play an instrument.
- Overdub, to build beautiful, complex soundscapes from many layers.
Import and Construct:
- Import loops (AIFF, WAV, MP3 and more) from your computer.
- Integrated MAPI AudioPaste to bring in audio from other apps.
- Imported loops are automatically fit to your beat, no matter what tempo.
Manipulate and Tweak:
- Full stereo audio with pan controls.
- Drag a track onto another track to merge.
- Live, dynamic tempo adjustment, without altering the pitch.
Perform and Share:
- Record whole performances with in-app session recording facilities, and upload straight to SoundCloud, and post to Twitter or Facebook.
- Email audio clips.
- Share audio with many other audio apps with MAPI AudioCopy.
- iPhone 3Gs or newer, or 3rd-generation iPod Touch or newer (microphone accessory recommended) running iOS 4.0 or later.
- Loopy 2 runs on the iPad and iPod Touch, but it is not specifically designed for these devices. iPod Touch users must use Loopy with a headset, as the iPod Touch does not have an inbuilt microphone.
Pricing and Availability: Loopy 2 is available at the special launch price of $2.99 (USD) exclusively through the App Store in the Music category.
A Tasty Pixel specialises in iPhone and Mac apps with beautiful and functional user interfaces – software that works like an extension of oneself, with the charm and elegance that make it a pleasure to use. A Tasty Pixel is the creative expression of a sole developer and his compulsion to find order in the world – not to put things in boxes, but to shape the boxes around the things.
I didn’t think too much of their guitar cable and this looks very similar indeed, but I’ll be interested to hear from anyone who gets this cable.