Yay! Bebot has been updated for the first time in over a year!

It’s great to see that Bebot (Robot Synth) has been updated at long last. This is a great app in a huge number of settings and is incredibly versatile.

So, here’s what’s new with Bebot:

  • iOS 8 support
  • Enhanced synth engine for higher quality sound
  • Now supports Audiobus 2 and Inter-App Audio

I hope we see a few more updates from Bebot in the not too distant future, but for now, this is great news.


MultitrackStudio for iPad update

Here’s what’s new in MultitrackStudio for iPad:

  • Matrix Sampler.
  • Matrix onscreen keyboard.
  • Pseudo Stereo effect is renamed to Stereo Imager, and now processes stereo input signals as well.
  • “Expand to Chord” menu plays the chord you’re touching (move finger out of highlighted area to avoid expanding to chord).
  • Uses Audiobus 2.1.3 SDK.
  • Fixed: External Instrument’s patch selector didn’t work right.


csSpectral Demo and Tutorial for iPad, Incredible Multi FX (video)


Cool new things coming to MoDrum and BassLine

Two excellent apps getting some great new features in their next releases …

MoDrum Version 4.0:

  • Redesigned User Interface
  • Added factory presets by Sunsine Audio
  • Added two packs by Sunsine Audio to the pattern store
  • Audiobus 2 state saving
  • Inter-app audio
  • Backup and restore projects using iTunes File Sharing
  • MIDI enhancements
  • MIDI over Bluetooth LE support (iOS 8+)
  • Native 64-bit support

BassLine Version 5.0:

  • Improved sound quality
  • Added MIDI output support
  • Removed tilt control
  • Audiobus 2 state saving
  • Inter-app audio
  • Backup and restore projects using iTunes File Sharing
  • MIDI enhancements
  • MIDI over Bluetooth LE support (iOS 8+)
  • Native 64-bit support

It’ll be good to see both of these back on the app store.


    Gestrument updates to work alongside ScaleGen and more besides

    Here’s what’s new in Gestrument:

    • Allow opening scale files created by our new app ScaleGen
    • Support 64-bit devices
    • Support new Audiobus 2.1 and Inter-App Audio
    • Add new bundled presets
    • Fix rate/review link

    • KNOWN ISSUE – The Preset menu doesn’t change Preset names on the iPhone, even though the selected preset is active. New version submitted to the AppStore


    Gestrument and ScaleGen (video)

    ScaleGen on the app store:

    Gestrument on the app store:


    ScaleGen (Intro video)


    ScaleGen for iPad arrives

    The latest app from the makers of the excellent Gestrument is here …

    ScaleGen – the ultimate scale generator and editor! Generate and manipulate musical scales in any way you can imagine.

    You think you know what a scale is – think again. In ScaleGen you can do all that you would traditionally imagine when it comes to scales and pitch organisation, and then much, much more.

    Define or change scales in the most detailed and intricate way. Audition the scales you make from within the app or export it as a MIDI file or to our app Gestrument – the revolutionary gesture-instrument.

    This is the tool for anyone who wants to go beyond the traditional tonalities in whichever genre. ScaleGen comes with predefined scales of all kinds – from the traditional western scales and early music (Baroque/Renaissance) scales to asian scales from India, Indonesia and elsewhere as well as more conceptual scales based in the classical contemporary music.

    This is the ultimate tool for experimental composers in any genre as well as for musicians who want to explore new ways of thinking about music.

    The educational aspects of how pitches can be organised makes ScaleGen a must have for serious music students. But the directness of the app makes the learning both fun and artistically developing.

    What is a scale?
    For most people it is a collection of pitches within one octave, with equal temperament (all half tone steps equally long) or with microtonal intonation. That kind of scales are of course possible to make and edit in ScaleGen which gives you a keyboard with complete control of up to 24 pitches within one octave.

    But the most interesting things with ScaleGen is when you start to think of a scale as something more open. Consider these questions:

    • What if your scale was different in every octave?
    • Why must a scale always go from down to up?
    • What if you could use a variation of the overtone series as a scale?
    • How does it sound if you divide the octave in five steps instead of twelve?

    In ScaleGen we define a scale as any list of MIDI pitches that you can manipulate in many ways. You can start with a keyboard to input pitches, you can use the concept of the overtone series with multiplication of frequencies, you can define the number and size of the steps in the scale or you can import MIDI files and use them as scales. Then you can fine-tune your scale in a matrix with a number of tools.

    You can then try and play your scale directly in the app, using built-in sounds or control your favorite external synthesizer/app through MIDI. If you want to try and play on your newly created scales in another way we recommend you open them in the app Gestrument – the revolutionary gesture-instrument. But you can also save the scales as text files or as MIDI files and open them in another program.

    ScaleGen costs $9.99.


    Korg also working on an iOS8 fix for their apps

    This page at their support site won’t give you a lot more detail, but at least it shows that they’re aware and doing something about it. So as far as I’m concerned I think I’m staying on 7 until I know a bit more about what’s going to work and what isn’t.


    Moog on where they are with iOS8 for Animoog