AUFX:Push app preview video, and a few thoughts on the AUFX series …

Video description:

“Coming soon! A highly tweakable stereo dynamics processor with noise gate, compressor/expander with external side-chain input, and limiter/clipper. Part of the AUFX series, a collection of simple and powerful audio effect apps.”

Now, I have to make a few points about the AUFX series. They are probably my favourite set of FX apps on iOS, or rather they’re some of the most excellent FX apps around. I keep finding that I come back to using them again and again. They have great versatility and they’re incredibly robust.

So I’m really looking forward to seeing / getting my hands on AUFX:Push. I’m betting that it’s going to be awesome, and that it’s going to be yet another AUFX app that’s going to be one of those that I keep on coming back to again and again.

Let’s hope it gets released very soon …



One more massively expensive but beautiful device, the MODULATRONICATRON X-7000 on Etsy, here are the details.

Yes you heard right! Don’t be left in the dust this summer/fall/winter, sitting at home playing with something digital while all the cool kids in town are waxing glitchy and riding cubic waves of analog squarewave synthiness.

Features built in power supply, secured via the miracle of VELCRO, as well as a battery pack big enough to synth through even the most demanding camping/picnical situations. Onboard speaker, audio output jack, and various knobs and switches conspire to broadcast the impression that this picnic synthesist is not to be trifled with. Excellent aleatronic functionality, when and where it’s needed; 24 hours a day, every step of the mile. Includes secret sandwich compartment under secret door covered in pathetic technical scrawlings to deter even the most ravenous reader.



GRAV-SYNTH ][ on Etsy, lovely but very pricey …

Another lovely object on Etsy but with a very big price tag …

A well-loved accoutrement scavenged by our interns (or so they say) from the wobbly ruins of a lovecraftian pleasure dome, GRAV-SYNTH ][ is ready to handle, nay joyfully respond to, all manner of lascivious gyrations and G-force perturbations (twerking has been mentioned) that may come its way. Soothing color scheme, fine vintage knobbery, battery holder and output jack round out this tasty little unit. (Not recommended as an alternative food source)

3 axis accelerometer drives 3 squarewave synth voices coupled to a variable bandpass filter that’s driven by feedback from any of the three axes. Lack of instructions (a revered tradition of the Ottoman Empire) should be plenty to motivate anyone with a penchant with flicking switches, twiddling knobs, and shaking things around. And looking dang good while doing it, if you don’t mind our saying so.

GRAV-SYNTH ][ on Etsy


CHAOS CILLATOR "de-luxe" Forbidden E.V.P. Explorer Cillation Activator with Safety Indicators and Joystick Interface on Etsy

This is a lovely looking device, but the price is a bit of a put off if you ask me …

Waves of phase noise break on the exotic and imaginary coastlines of unexplorable seashores as voices call from beyond the abyss. Run a very long extension cord into the dungeon, and listen, listen for voices; barely discernible behind the howling noise and occasional squeals from nowhere. Mismatched oscillators, silicon flip-flops and a jauntily-clad bandpass filter await an effortless enmeshment with human intent via the joystick; and yellowish phase noise lighting comes out the probe, for good looks and interface with anything laying around that may be light sensitive.

Impress friends and amaze enemies with the absolute pinnacle of EVP exploration and Cillation Generation. Say goodbye and point your prow bravely to the abyss, and listen as the abyss howls back, all with a little gentle pressure on the joystick.

Finely appointed in chiseled anodized alumin(i)um, with meters to indicate forays into the danger zone. Volume knob and small speaker thoughtfully included. Runs off 110VAC via an internal DC supply. Output jacks for raw and filtered signal, just the thing for vast archival recordings of the entities encountered along the journey.

CHAOS CILLATOR “de-luxe” Forbidden E.V.P. Explorer Cillation Activator with Safety Indicators and Joystick Interface on Etsy


Auxy: Beat Studio 1.2 brings paid updates

Here’s what’s new with Auxy …

Introducing the following paid features:

  • Send MIDI to other apps and hardware devices
  • Export your projects as MIDI files
  • Set the velocity for individual notes
  • Change grid setting to draw triplets and 1/32 notes

Plus many small fixes and improvements.


Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator – Jungle on the TE PO Trio (video)


Korg electribe2 volca bass [Dark matter] (video)

Korg Volcas on eBay