Massive Thumbjam update arrives!

Here are all the goodies:

  • Inter-App-Audio (IAA) node support
  • Audiobus 2 support, including state load/save
  • Now supports up to 4 screen splits, and up to 8 simultaneously loaded instruments
  • Velocity layering support added (new downloadable instruments coming up that take advantage of it)
  • AudioCopy2 update
  • Added AudioShare export and import
  • Now allows pitch tracking mode in background
  • Added chromatic or white-key-only MIDI scale lock option
  • Special MIDI NRPN support for handling realtime scale changes via MIDI (for use with the app KeyIn)
  • Added MIDI breath control (CC2) options (volume and filter cutoff)
  • Improved channel and poly pressure support
  • Show all-notes-off button when instrument sustains on release (for damping)
  • User presets are now alphabetized in list (so renaming can control ordering)

The M3000 Promo Code Contest has now closed

Codes will be going out to winners very soon. Thanks to everyone who took part and a big thank you to Omenie for providing the codes and their excellent M3000 app as well.

One hour left to enter the M3000 promo code give away competition

OT: Launch Center Pro for iPad is on sale

This isn’t directly iOS music making related, but it is a very useful app nevertheless. Launch Center Pro for iPad is on sale with the price down from $7.99 to $4.99.

New Thumbjam instruments available …


Sopranotron for iPad arrives

Sopranotron arrives for your iPad and it looks pretty awesome.

Here’s what to expect:

The first dedicated ‘Virtual Soprano’ instrument for iPad – add soaring operatic soprano tones to your recordings, or take a pitch-perfect Virtual Soprano on stage with you!

Here by popular demand is Omenie’s M3000 HD ‘English Soprano’ library, provided as a standalone instrument. Caitlin Downie, gifted soprano and national treasure, has been painstakingly recorded and assembled into a huge vocal collection. 525 different samples, 15 different voices, with chromatic sampling over the M3000’s 35-note range, and note stretching below and above the range to deliver 5 octaves in total.

3 distinct vowel vocalizations, ‘soft’ voices, ‘forte’ voices with huge projection and vibrato, staccato vowels and 3 different ensemble voices are provided. Two different playable instruments are available at the same time, one blended from a selection 3 of the 15 voices (‘A/B/C’), the other a single voice (‘D’). The ‘D’ voice may be assigned to programmable chord pads, or the two instruments may be played independently via class-compliant MIDI keyboards. 64 programmable ‘Voicebanks’ allow popular selections of voices to be saved and restored immediately for recording or performance.

Virtual MIDI on 2 separate channels and AudioBus support make Sopranotron a very flexible and powerful instument for adding vocal sparkle to recordings or live performances.

The app is priced at $7.99.

Eno • Hyde iOS App (video)

This is completely awesome and really makes me want to get the vinyl now. Actually, if you don’t know the album already you should take a look as I think it’s excellent.

Eno • Hyde “Someday World” album on iTunes:

Eno • Hyde iOS App on the app store:

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