I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while now. You might remember that I posted a while back about a project that I was involved with called ‘Sound Lab’. The project was with a charity called Heart n Soul (it’s worth taking a look at their site to understand what they’re about), based in South London, and one of their many other projects is a great band called ‘The Fish Police‘, who have some awesome songs, and their own app on the app store too.
Well I was lucky enough to get invited along the album launch which was a blast. Not only did the Fish Police play but they also had an awesome support band called Sculpture, who I loved.
Anyway, if you want to know more about the great work that Heart n Soul do then please take a look at their site and try the app too, it’s free.
Paul White’s critically acclaimed Producer’s Manual – the essential recording and production resource – comes to the iPad as a huge, fully-interactive App.
First published in 2011, Sound On Sound editor-in-chief Paul White’s Producer’s Manual became an instant hit, garnering critical acclaim and becoming the must-read production text of a generation.
Now the team behind the book present this all-new and expanded iPad edition featuring all of the original content across 320+ immersive pages alongside over an hour’s worth of video walkthroughs direct from Paul’s studio, fully enlargable photos, diagrams and an expansive glossary.
Every paragraph from the original book has been ported into this beautiful looking, easy to use App, a scrollable reference manual that covers all aspects of recording and production music:
- All you need to get great recordings: from vocals and drums to guitars, bands and acoustic instruments. Choose the right mic, review classic recording techniques, learn how to tame spill and get the most from performers.
- In-depth 101-style guides to dynamics and compression, reverb, pitch correction, studio acoustics, monitoring and more.
- Taking your mix to the next level: explore the techniques and the pitfalls. Essential jargon-free theory backed by practical insights on everything from EQ through mixdown approaches to classic hardware profiles.
- How to master your own material when the budget doesn’t stretch to professional mastering.
But where the original book could only offer visual walkthroughs, the iPad edition serves up immersive videos from Paul White’s own studio supplemented with easy-to-follow commentary.
- Watch Paul as he layers guitars, sets up compressors, tames rogue frequencies and performs mastering in 25 original videos. The videos, performed in Logic X, use a range of plugins but the techniques are applicable across DAWs.
- ‘Pinch and zoom’ functionality allowing high-def expasnion of the written word.
- Click to enlarge option on many of the illustrations, allowing for full-screen viewing.
With every page lovingly rendered to this new format, this is an App that will be dipped into time and again, becoming an essential studio companion.
The app is priced at $20.99.
They become rarer all the time. Here’s a lovely little bC9 from the long gone Chimera Synthesis. It’s on eBay, but I bet it won’t be for long.
chimera bc9 synthersizer on eBay
I actually don’t remember seeing this back in July so I thought I’d post it now as this synth app came out last week.
Yep, the lovely little monotron app Monotone delay is now all Audiobus’d up. Nice.
It is now less than a week to go for Movember and once again I thought I’d give you a (definitely not so) gentle reminder that it is a great cause and if you can make a donation, however small, it would be very worthwhile. It doesn’t take long, and you can donate anything you want.
So, if you’ve saved a few £ or $ on apps from Palm Sounds over the last 12 months, had your app featured, you video posted etc, why not make a small donation to the Movember campaign. It’s all about men’s health.
But even if you really can’t make a donation (and I do appreciate that some people can’t), please visit the page and rate it. I’d really appreciate that.
Thanks. You know it makes sense.
I’d like to know your views on when you buy apps, and what kind of price reductions make most sense for you, so please vote and let me know what you think.