Echo Pad (universal) arrives

I posted the demo videos of this a few days ago, and here it is!

Echo Pad is a realtime Echo effect processor featuring a unique delay + sound on sound looper controlled by a multi-touch XY interface on your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch device.

Use the built in mic on your headphones, plug in a guitar, microphone, synth, drum machine, iOS device, or whatever you want using an audio interface such as the Apogee Jam or MIC, or one of the many other compatible iOS and USB audio interfaces. (Verified up to date list of compatible audio interfaces below.)

Echo Pad was born out of love for tape echoes, sound on sound loopers and noisy, dirty analog delay pedals. Echo Pad excels at hands on warping delay tones and controlled feedback, and is not afraid to get loud.

Great for both live performance and sound design, Echo Pad was designed to have fun with the ability to sculpt a wide range of delay tones from subtle rhythms to heavy, dubbed out ambient swirls, to aggressive feedback explosions.
Who needs another whack, sterile digital delay to strum generic radio rock riffs with? No one.

Adding to the fun is a no frills sound on sound looper, perfect for quickly looping and layering guitar riffs or vocal melodies, glitching live audio input, building layered ambient soundscapes and more.
Loops can be quickly bounced to an audio file for sharing with other apps.

Echo Pad is a Universal app that supports Audio Copy/Paste (General Pasteboard) for quickly sharing loops and recordings created with Echo Pad with other audio apps, as well as playing back and processing pasted audio from other apps through Echo Pad’s effects. You can also export a loop or recording directly into the AudioShare file management app by using the “Export to AudioShare” functions. This exports your loop or recording directly into the AudioShare app without needing to use AudioCopy/Paste, for a super fast workflow.

Additionally, recordings and loops can be exported to iTunes FIle Sharing for access on your Mac/PC.


  • Realtime FX processor designed for live performance and sound design
  • Multi-touch XY control of delay parameters for expressive control
  • Sound on sound looper for creating layered loops on the fly
  • Universal app
  • Supports iPhone 5 screen
  • supports Background audio
  • Works with headphones as well as most iOS and professional USB audio interfaces including:
    • Apogee Jam
    • Apogee Mic
    • iRig
    • iRig iMic
    • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (*requires external power thru USB hub)
    • Apogee ONE (*requires external power thru USB hub)
    • Apogee GIO (*requires external power thru USB hub)
    • many more


  • Audio Copy and Paste for sharing loops and recordings made within Echo Pad, as well as playback and process pasted audio from other apps using Echo Pad in realtime. (General Pasteboard)
  • supports NEW “Export to AudioShare” functionality.
  • Loops and recordings created with Echo Pad can be exported directly to the AudioShare app for easy audio file management.
  • recordings & loops are exported to iTunes File Sharing for access on your Mac/PC

Sound design and Control:

  • 4 delay types – Tape/analog echo, 8-bit, Rising, Reverse
  • LFO assignable to delay time, input filter, volume. Great for subtle to extreme modulated echoes.
  • Control delay time, feedback, and echo high pass and low pass filters with XY control. (dual touch, more gestures coming in updates.)
  • Toggle slider control panels for access to full parameters.
  • Save and recall effect settings.
  • BPM sync for rhythmic delays.
  • Tap tempo to set delay time and global BPM.
  • Sound on sound looper for quickly capturing and layering sound. 

The app is priced at $2.99

Echo Pad - Holderness Media Inc

BeatEvolve Free arrives

Just like the full version but with no customisation on the rules I think. Here’s the app description:

Anyone can make music with BeatEvolve Free! The intuitive interface lets you combine 3 layers of harmonies to create awesome riffs. When you’re ready for some magic, just select an evolution rule and watch as the music changes all by itself.

Features include:

  • Three layers
  • Piano, harpsichord and electric piano instruments
  • Six evolution presets including Conway’s famous Game Of Life
  • Flip, rotate and shift the patterns you make
  • Tempo adjust
  • All completely free with NO adverts!

BeatEvolve Free - Team Popo

MTF Special: Matt Black Ninja Jamm by Coldcut and Ninja Tune @Music Tech Fest 2012

So, where is Ninja Jamm?

Video description:

Ninja Tune is an independent record label based in London. Ninjatune will release their first music app Ninja Jamm in June 2012; Matt will introduce its first sight by the public, combined with a sweep across other leading music apps. Ninja Tune was created in 1990 by DJ/remix/sampling pioneers Coldcut, Matt Black & Jonathon More and pioneering beats and bass music, the label quickly achieved notoriety, due to its funky style and commitment to eclecticism. Key in the label’s success was the diverse character within the growing roster.

With the mixing and multi-media innovation of Coldcut, the studio know-how, DJ and musical expertise of the artists, the strong graphics of Openmind, and a priority on business with integrity, Ninja prides itself on delivering quality music while serving its artists in a way that no major label could. Acts such as Amon Tobin, Cinematic Orchestra, Mr Scruff and Bonobo are some of the top names in todays electronic scene. In 2010 Ninja celebrated 20 years with a massive XX boxset and series of parties. In 2011 they signed the cutting edge Brainfeeder label and blew minds with the outrageous new Amon Tobin live show.
‘We deliver next generation beatnological manipulation’
Ninja Jamm is on… the new audio app from Ninjatune and Seeper…

Ninja Jamm is a free, easy to use, touch-controlled, four channel sample mixer with a range of instant effects, featuring tunes from Ninja’s catalogue past and present. Current Ninjas such as Toddla T, Bonobo, Mr Scruff and Coldcut are featured, and Brainfeeder act Martyn also joins the party. Combining aspects of DJing, remixing and producing, the app lets anyone experience the enjoyment of playing with electronic music. As each tune plays, the user can switch seamlessly between the original licks and specially generated remix clips, whilst glitching and effecting each channel and firing oneshot samples over the top. Unlike many other music apps, the Jamm experience is very hands-on – not a rigid sequencer, it emphasises immediacy- the user’s human feel is their key to enjoying abundant remix possibilities. Jamm and record, create a killer version of a favourite Ninja Tune and share it with the world through Soundcloud, Facebook and Twitter.

Mode Machines MIDI Keyboard

A new MIDI keyboard controller arrives. Here are the details:

Based on the critically-acclaimed instrument MUZA and brought to you by a famous analog synthesizers manufacturer “Mode Machines”. This app is a musical scale-based MIDI keyboard. You can use it with connected hardware interfaces or via Wi-Fi.

Choose Major or Minor scale, select the root, midi channels and adjust velocity curve. Also you have pitch and modulation wheels. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to play music!

The app is free.

Mode Machines MIDI Keyboard - Andrey Smetanin

Waveboard updated with song recording and more

Waveboard gets a little update and serves as a reminder for me at least that sometimes it is well worth giving an app a second view as this looks really quite interesting. Here’s what’s new for now:

  • Songs! Record and save songs as .wav files, and use them as a backdrop for solos or upload them to your computer to share and enjoy.
  • Support for iOS 6.
  • Three new built-in instruments that use comb filtering to produce bright, shimmering sounds: Autoharpsichord, Gold Rush, and Twangarang.
  • UI updates and bug fixes.

Waveboard - Luke Bradford

Now that’s an awesome iPhone case

I think I may have to add this to my Christmas wishlist …

Via Etsy.

LushOne 201 – Introducing the LushOne Contour module and ADSR

Introduction to the LushOne Contour module. Demo of the attack, decay, sustain, release (ADSR) envelope generator.

For more details see

DAW Control for iPad arrives

A new control app for your iPad:

DAW Control is a wireless DAW(Digital Audio Workstation) software controller, especially optimized for Apple Logic® and Ableton Live®. DAW Control is compatible with both MAC and Windows. Support RETINA display for The New iPad. (iPad 3)

Daw Control has nice and fast interface. So you can enjoy the work without jerking or any delays. It is support Logic Control and Mackie Control protocols.

Built-in presets for main layout:

  • Logic Pro
  • Ableton Live
  • Cubase/Nuendo
  • Fl Studio


  • Surface
  • Transport

Other software which supports the Mackie Control protocol will work with the “Default Mode” Works without additional server software on OS X “Tiger” and above. Also works on Windows XP, Vista, And 7 with solutions such as Tobias Erichsen’s “rtpMIDI” driver.

Software which support Mackie Protocol:

  • Apple’s Logic
  • Pro Tools
  • MOTU’s Digital Performer (v6.02 upwards)
  • Cubase/Nuendo
  • Cakewalk Sonar
  • Reaper
  • Ableton Live
  • Propellerhead Reason/Record
  • Sony Vegas/Acid Pro
  • FruityLoops Studio
  • Presonus Studio One
  • Adobe Audition
  • Mackie Tracktion
  • Final Cut Pro

The app is priced at $9.99.


DJ Player manual online

DJ Player ‘live’ manual is now available at their lovely new shiny site.

WOPR arrives for your iPad

A new synth for your iPad. WOPR looks intriguing to say the least. Here’s what to expect:

WOPR is a mighty, 6-note polyphonic, stereophonic, twin oscillator, hairy-chested, medallion-wearing sonic pimp. Four waveforms plus noise; twin 24dB/oct low pass filters so fruity they’re practically fermented; three assignable envelopes and a pair of delays form the ventricles of WOPR’s throbbing heart. Unique modulation gives it a powerful brain, then the awesome full-width Wribbon keyboard provides the voice: pitch-perfect accuracy, with note-by-note free bending when your soul just has to soar.


A retro blast of classic 1970s computer science, Conway’s Game of Life drives WOPR’s modulation grid. Link a synth component to a zone on the grid, then the number of living cells controls the parameter. The progress of the game is linked to the tempo clock, one generation per beat. On WOPR’s wrapped 16×16 grid, the Game of Life produces an uncountable myriad of regular, repeating patterns: perfect for rhythmic modulation.

WOPR is priced at $0.99.

WOPR - Tim Kemp

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