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AUFX:PeakQ (universal) arrives

Another great app in the AUFX series from Kymatica (Jonatan Liljedahl). Here are the details:

A versatile 4-band parametric stereo equalizer for everything between subtle frequency enhancements and agressive boosting/cutting or special resonator effects.

This app is part of the AUFX series, a collection of simple and powerful audio effect apps.

  • High quality 32-bit DSP engine.
  • Two parametric peak filters with gain, frequency and Q.
  • Low-shelf filter with gain and frequency.
  • High-shelf filter with gain and frequency.
  • Displays the resulting frequency response graph in real-time.
  • Process hardware input/output.
  • Process other apps through Inter-App Audio or Audiobus (input/filter/output slots supported).
  • Save, load and share user presets.
  • Comes with several bundled presets.
  • Fully MIDI controllable, including Virtual MIDI.
  • Background Audio.
  • Built-in lookahead limiter to prevent clipping.
  • Record the result directly in app.
  • Email recordings or export to AudioShare audio document manager app.
  • Access user presets and recordings through iTunes File Sharing.

The app is priced at $3.99.

Stroke Machine Teaser video

AmpKit+ gets some very nice new features in this release

AmpKit+ brings new things to their app that just keeps on getting developed after more than 3 years on the app store. Here’s what’s new:


  • Setlists deliver masterful control over your setups for playing live shows, practicing, or simply organizing groups of setups just the way you want them.
  • You have total control of the order of setups within the Setlist.
  • Each Setlist can include a mix of your personal setups and AmpKit presets.
  • Extra-large navigation buttons enable fast switching between setups, even when playing live.


  • Use MIDI and AirTurn-style devices to control AmpKit amps and pedals, as well as navigate setups and Setlists—perfect for live gigs but also great for jamming and practicing.
  • Easily map an external control, such as a stomp switch or expression pedal, to any of over 350 AmpKit functions.
  • Works with most iOS-compatible external controllers, including local, network, and Bluetooth MIDI devices, as well as Bluetooth foot controllers like the AirTurn.

AirTurn is a trademark of AirTurn, Inc.

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Stroke Machine arrives from Wolfram Franke ex-Waldorf

Stroke Machine is a professional Drum and Groove Synthesizer and Sequencer for the iPad developed by Wolfram Franke.

Program your own rhythm and groove patterns and switch between them in a live performance. Mute or solo individual instruments, change parameters on the fly and record your performance as high-quality audio file for sharing or later editing on your computer.

The high-contrast user interface is perfectly suited for dim light situations on stage and assists in sound creation in the studio.

Stroke Machine’s powerful synthesizer engine features high-quality Oscillator, Filter, Overdrive and Effect models, extremely fast Envelopes and LFO, sample-exact Pattern Sequencer and a sophisticated Sample, Sound and Pattern library.

The deep sound creation possibilities include two oscillators with typical analog waveforms and sample playback, frequency and ring modulation and a separate white and pink noise generator with integrated multimode filter. All tone generators are summed into a transient generator, followed by another multimode filter and a drive module with several types, a sample rate and bit depth reduction stage, and a two-band equalizer with shelf and bell curves.

Freely assignable modulations with an easy-to-understand user interface offer maximum flexibility easily surpassing even expensive hardware synthesizers.

Each sound is mixed into one of four effect busses, each featuring a sum overdrive, a compressor, a modulation effect like chorus, flanger, phaser or sum filter, and a space effect like delay or clocked delay, or natural, plate or non-linear reverb.


  • 12 drum and percussion sound parts
  • 12 melodic sound parts
  • number of voices only limited by CPU
  • 4 multi-effect busses
  • pattern with up to 8 bars and 16th resolution, bar nominator and denominator freely adjustable
  • swing
  • modulation sequencer for smooth or quantized automation of each continuous sound and bus parameter
  • 128 patterns including all sounds in direct access
  • track solo and mute
  • sample import
  • audio export of a pattern or the whole performance
  • AudioBus support
  • WIST support

Per voice:

  • 2 oscillators with waveforms sine, triangle, sawtooth, pulse with pulse width modulation
  • sine waveforms can be changed in slope, symmetry and saturation for additional overtones
  • sample playback
  • frequency modulation of each oscillator by white noise and oscillator 1 by oscillator 2
  • ring modulation
  • noise generator with white and pink noise, variable density and multimode filter
  • transient generator with crack, rattle, spike, click and thump generators
  • multimode filter with 6 dB low or high pass, 12 dB and 24 dB low, band or high pass and band stop
  • drive stage with light, medium, hard, clip, tube and fuzz overdrive and tone control
  • redux stage (decimator) with sample rate and bit reduction
  • fully parametric two-band equalizer with shelf and band types
  • glide generator with portamento and glissando for melodic sounds
  • voice allocation poly, mono and 3 alternate groups
  • 1 LFO with waveforms sine, triangle, pulse, positive pulse, sawtooth, 4 step ramp, 8 step ramp, sample & hold, random, rate synchronizable to clock
  • 2 Envelopes with (ADSR) or without (2 decay stages with breakpoint) sustain and variable slope for each stage
  • modulation sources LFO, envelope 1 and 2, velocity, note number, 4 random generators, pitch bend and modulation wheel
  • any continuous parameter can be modulated
  • voice mixed into one of four effect busses

Per effect bus:

  • sum drive stage with various types and tone filter
  • compressor
  • modulation effect with 2 to 6 stage chorus, 4 to 12 stage phaser or multimode filter
  • space effect with stereo modulation delay, synchronizable to clock, natural, plate, or non-linear reverb

Minimum requirement: iOS 6.0

The app is priced at $14.99.

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Visit their site, get the free track and then decide if you’re going to buy the album or not!

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