2014: Things to look forward to, 6

With the launch of Jasuto 1.5 I’m hopeful, or perhaps a little hopeful anyway, that we might just see Jasuto Studio arrive this year. That is of course, as long as we don’t have to wait as long for it as we did for the last update to Jasuto itself.

So, what is Jasuto Studio? Well there’s not very much available on the Jasuto site. I did post this a little while ago, which I got from the FAQ:

“What’s the status of Jasuto Studio?
Jasuto Studio is still in the works. Life happens and focus gets shifted around. Know that Jasuto Studio is further along than it was before.”

So there’s hope at least. There used to be more information on the Jasuto site about what the ‘Studio’ version would be, but as far as I can tell it’s gone. So for now all I can remember is that it was going to add a lot of functionality to Jasuto and even bring some kind of scripting into the environment.

I hope it gets to us this year, but for now I’m still happy that 1.5 made it, and I’m still really enjoying using that.

Singaling, Vocal Effects Suite for iPad and iPhone, Demo and Tutorial

If you were going to focus in on just one app, which app would it be?

With so many apps around now, how do you focus in on one or a few that really fit your workflow and make sense for the kind of music you want to make? How do you make the choice? I’m really interested in knowing as I find myself jumping from one app to another and coming back to a small handful after a while just because they feel like home.

So, what works for you?

Music Hack Day Tokyo 2014 February 22nd-24th

It’s a big deal because it’s the first MHD in Tokyo, and it’ll be interesting to see what comes out and how it differs from the other MHDs that have gone before. Anyway, the details are all here.

voice bot gets a little update

voice bot updates a little by adding a microphone mute button.

Caustic Tips and Tricks 2

MIDI Thru in MIDI Designer 1.6

The random function arrives for Nanoloop iOS

Catching up with the Android version the random function arrives for iOS. Just tap multiple times on parameter icons to randomise the pattern. Random range increases with each tap.

Fugue is coming, a 16-track MIDI sequencer that allows you to create complex sequences using a few simple controls

Now here’s something to really look forward to …

Fugue is a 16-track MIDI sequencer that allows you to create complex sequences using a few simple controls.

To avoid any confusion, this app does not produce any audible sounds. It is designed to be used with MIDI-compatible apps on your iPad, a WIFI network session to control your DAW software or via a dedicated iOS MIDI interface (e.g. Line6 MIDI Mobilizer) to control outboard hardware.

How does it work?

There is a single sequence of notes. There are 16 tracks that are capable of playing that sequence, each of which has its own independent set of properties.

Press ‘Edit sequence’

This is where you specify your 16-note sequence. The note range goes from A0 all the way up to C7 (the full range of a piano)

Press ‘Cycle track properties’

This is where you specify the properties of each of the sixteen tracks. Each column on the graphics represents track 1 to 16.

Pressing ‘Cycle track properties’ repeatedly switches between the following properties:

Track Speed (bpm): choose the speed for each track from a range of 1 to 240 beats per minute.
Track Note Length (%): choose the length of the note for each track. The note length is a percentage of time between beats. You could specify a high note length on a track with a low track speed to get some nice atmospheric held notes. Alternatively you could specify a low note length on a track with a high track speed and get some nice arpeggiator effects!
Track MIDI Channel: choose the MIDI channel for the track. By default these are set from 1 to 16 for each track respectively.
Track Velocity: choose the velocity (or force) that the sequence of notes is played on this track. The higher the velocity, the louder, or more emphasised the resulting sound. Do bear in mind that the app, virtual instrument or hardware synth must respond to velocity in order to hear the effect of this property.

Press ‘Play’

This plays your sequence. Pressing again will stop playback.

Note that when you press play, all of the tracks are bought back in sync with each other. A small graphical indicator beneath the columns shows you when each track is triggered and how far through the 16 note sequence each track is.

What’s coming in the future?

  • Ability to ‘turn off’ a note in the sequence to create a ‘rest’
  • Ability to save sequences
  • Ability to save track settings
  • Ability to select MIDI devices to output to
  • Ability to send MIDI CC messages to automate your synths!
  • In keeping with the name of the app, the ability to manipulate your note sequence in a variety of interesting ways!
  • A basic audible preview

If you have any suggestions or find an issue, leave a review or tweet @glidepro and I’ll oblige if I can 🙂

Keep an eye on Tracks Armed for more news.

iTuttle adds Audiobus and more

In the latest release of iTuttle here’s what’s new:


  • AudioBus support
  • 3 New Filters : Notch, Comb + and Comb –
  • Some new sounds


  • Fix a launch crash on 64bits devices
  • Fix an issue with oscillator tune modulations

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