I have somewhat high expectations of this app due to the ‘evolution’ rules etc. Here’s what it says about itself:
Anyone can make music with BeatEvolve! With 31 instruments to choose from, the intuitive interface lets you combine 3 layers of harmonies to create awesome riffs! Select from one of six preset evolution rules or create your own from scratch then sit back and watch as the music changes all by itself.
- Three layers
- 31 instruments
- Six evolution presets including Conway’s famous Game Of Life
- Experiment by creating your own evolution rules
- Flip, rotate and shift the patterns you make
- Tempo adjust
- Save your musical creations to use later or show off to your friends
The app is priced at $2.99
This actually looks like quite interesting synth app for your iPad, and I think I’m going to need to give it a bit more attention. In the meantime, here are the specs …
This is a Virtual Analog Synthesizer duplicating Analog Synthesizer. 4-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer.
Eurypharynx is a 4-Voice Polyphonic Virtual Analog Synthesizer. Basically it models features after Analog Synthesizer. But more importantly, it combines the following five remarkable features.
- In each OSC, you can select two waveforms and also morph them.
- Flexible patching operation is available with Matrix Patching.
- Alter numerous parameters sequentially with Modulation Sequencer.
- Intuitive performance is available with XY Pad Control.
- It is possible to save up to 256 patches.
- 4-Voice Polyphony
- OSC x 2 / NG x 1
- OSC Modulation
- Filter x 1
- EG x 2
- LFO x 2
- Arpeggiator Type x 6
- Matrix Patching
- Modulation Sequencer
- XY Pad Control x 2
- Keyboard (Scale) x 35
- Real-Time Recording
- Wireless Sync-Start Technology (WIST) is supported.
- AudioCopy is supported.
- CoreMIDI is supported.
The app is priced at $1.99
Another great update from Music Studio, which has been around for over 3 years now and this is update 22! Now that’s pretty good value for money in anyone’s book.
Here’s what’s new:
- Sampler (tap the + button in the instrument list’s user section)
- Background audio
- New sharing options: Dropbox, Open with other app
- New instrument: Harmony Pad
- Minimum required iOS version is now 4.2
- Virtual MIDI
- Bug fixes
Soundbeam can now record up to 15 seconds of audio and render it into a neat, easily shareable video file.
If you were wondering about PPG Wavegenerator but didn’t want to commit to the price then now you can try it out using PPG FREE before you hit the buy button.
And more importantly, will the same thing happen to the iPad Mini?
This thought came to me the other day and I started to wonder about Apple’s product strategy. They’ve made some amazing hardware, but they’ve never been afraid to give up on a design. This has happened on a number of occasions.
- iPod Mini – Released in 2004 and 2005 but not kept, and replaced by the Nano
- iPod Nano – 7 different designs with features in all of them removed and changed from one generation to the next
So will this be the fate of the iPad Mini? Will it (and even the touch) be replaced by an iPad Nano, a merged version of the new mini and the existing touch? I’m not saying that Apple shouldn’t experiment with designs and ideas, but I just think it’s worth noting that nothing stays still for long in the Apple hardware ecosystem.
This tutorial shows you how to record and sample sounds with your iPad2 and import them on the PPG Wavegenerator with the help of two additional free available Apps: APT (Acoustic Picture Transmiter) and a picture editor like Photoshop express.
If you want to try it, you can download my soundbank which has some examples and a preset for starting your own import at the following link: “www.axxim.de/media/axxims.wgbnk“. Just input the link on your iPad and choose “open with wavegenerator” Enjoy!
Massive thanks to Steve Harrington (@TrueYorky) for tweeting a link to this.
I got a press release from Sonoma about their excellent GuitarJack 2. It’s all good news, but now I have to get myself a lightning to 30 pin adapter!
Anyway, here’s their release:
Sonoma’s GuitarJack Model 2 audio interface for iPhone(R), iPad(R) and iPod touch(R) is compatible with Apple’s new iPhone 5, new iPod touch, iPad mini, and fourth generation
iPad using Apple’s Lightning to 30-pin adapter cable.
Because the lightning adapter is purely digital, GuitarJack’s sound quality remains incredibly dynamic and clear. GuitarJack connects a wide range of instruments, microphones, and other audio hardware to iOS devices via 1/4 inch instrument and 1/8 inch stereo mic/line inputs and an 1/8 inch stereo/line output. Helping musicians achieve the best sound quality on iOS, GuitarJack includes superior components, input level control with 60 dB of gain plus 12 dB pad for 72 dB of adjustment, configurable Lo-Z and Hi-Z modes, and more. GuitarJack Model 2 works great with Sonoma’s iOS apps, which are compatible with iOS 6, as well as third party apps like GarageBand.
More about the GuitarJack 2 here.
It is just staggering what can be done with Sunvox in the right hands.