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My 24 Apps of Christmas: 4 – Effectrix

So, day 4 of my 24 apps for Christmas, and yesterday was Egoist, so today is Effectrix. I have used this so often and in so many different ways, it is amazing. But, if you don’t know what it is I’m talking about then here’s a little bit of what Effectrix is …

“Effectrix is a professional multi-effect sequencer for the iPad.

The game-changing tool for creative and effective music production is now available on the App Store: scatter 14 intelligent effects across a sequencer matrix and create unheard-of sound patterns and cheeky loop collages.

A playful workflow, refined algorithms and carefully parameterised effects lead to outstanding results – fast! The effects, each exceeding conventional wisdom, cover a wide spectrum from classy standards to scandalising splatter sprees.”

Actually, I don’t think it does it justice at all. Effectrix shines when used with MIDI sync, giving you a per note effect matrix. The creative possibilities for this are amazing. Here are a couple of tracks I made which make good use of Effectrix.

As I said yesterday with Egoist, I hope that Sugar Bytes keep on developing these apps. It would be a shame for them to stagnate, but even as it is Effectrix is an amazing FX app and one that I think is essential for anyone making music on an iPad.

If you don’t know the app it really worth checking out. I can’t speak highly of it enough!

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KDJ-One hits 23% of target on day 1 !

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/709332004/kdj-one-the-next-generation-portable-music-studio/widget/video.html

Now that’s pretty amazing for day one right?

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A bit of noodling around in Oscilab

I made this a few days ago and didn’t get around to posting it. Just some idle noodling in Oscilab, but I really do like how you can use the app in a live mode to mess about. It’s probably more fun to do than to listen to, at least in my case it is anyway.

Oscilab on the app store:

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Animoog, iConnectMIDI & Ableton (video)

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Congratulations to Matthias for getting the Dieter Baacke award

Knowing the work that Matthias does in this area all I can say is that getting this award this is very well deserved.

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Korg Module Review (video)

Video description:

“My review on the Korg Module app for iPad! Korg really raised the bar with this app! This is definitely the next step in using your iPad in Live performance and Church Services! In my almost 3 hour test of this app I didn’t have any crashes or audio problems! Check out the video review below to see all of the features of this app! Video is broken up as follows so you can watch the parts that interest you the most:”

0:00-3:00: How to setup the app to use in performance
3:00-9:44: Overall app interface and functionality
9:45-13:00: Sound Demos
13:00-14:32: How to use Korg Module to record into Garageband for IOS
14:32-16:31: Who is this App for and Final Thoughts

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Dirty Electronics announce MSII Extras Pack

Why? Now I have to get one of these too. Of course I could just get the individual bits, but where’s the fun in that?