Music IO: MIDI over USB Demo (video)

JamUp Effects Playthrough (video)

JamUp and BIAS turn your iPhone and iPad into a powerhouse guitar amp and effects processor. Now 75% OFF, Expansion packs $4.99.

JamUp on the app store:

BIAS on the app store:

Elastic Drums, OP-1 and red panda particle- fashionfacts chacarera jam (video)

Pocket Operator PO16 – Factory Review (video)

Video description:

“Gaz looks at the last of the three Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators the PO16 Factory – more for synth and melodic lines.”

Novation Launchpad adds FX and more in version 1.11

Here’s what’s new in the latest version of Novation Launchpad:

Make every tune unique with performance FX for iPad.

This update allows you to:

  1. Use two new FX types: Gater FX and Delay FX
  2. Change and rearrange your FX pads with presets
  3. Create custom FX pads using a dynamic editing interface for each FX type (In-App Purchase)
  4. Route the FX pad to particular tracks in your mix (In-App Purchase)
  5. ‘Latch’ FX pads

TL;DR — FX pads are the new creative hub of Launchpad. Now go create some amazing tunes!

PO-12 ≈ italo disco cassette special (video)

Video description:

“Running some PO Italo action thru my newly acquired state-of-the-art recording device.. a 30 euro Korg cassette recorder with built-in speakers.

Got to love Korg for this one, they made it around the same time that MP3 players came on the market in 2004 or something. I recorded it dry, but it has built-in effects to spice you’re mix up like a true professional 🙂

To make it sound like I was in a room, I played the tape-recording into my Sansui Reverberation Amp for that brown, orange 70’s feeling. Nice back story is that I bought the thing for 3 euro on a local flea market.. Guy thought it was a broken amplifier, and I also didn’t know what it was until I came home.

So I want to dedicate this Italo composition to the flea market guy 🙂

For your Italo Disco compilation cassette mixtape:

DM1 for iPhone 3 arrives

Here’s what’s new in DM1 for iPhone 3:

  • Brand new Audio Engine with nice, crisp, clean sounds
  • 64-bit architecture
  • iOS8 and iOS7 compatible
  • Accurate volumes for Mixer Effects
  • There are now 2 FX!
  • Live Waveform display for FX pads
  • New export WAV and AAC algorithms
  • Minor fixes and UI improvements
  • Removed WIST support (current SDK 1.0 is not compatible with iOS8)
  • Removed SYNTH effect (not Audio Engine compatible )

Also, Vinyl – the Real Record Player, is on the bus too

Should’ve mentioned that the other app, Vinyl – the Real Record Player is also on the bus too.

Vinyl mini is on the bus …

Always nice to see an existing app added to list of Audiobus apps. Vinyl mini is a bit of a strange one though.

Keys: Modular LED Music Keyboard with Gestures (on Indiegogo)

Actually this looks pretty interesting, which is bad news for me as this month has already been somewhat heavy on the crowdfunding side for me.

Anyway, here are the details if you want to know more …

Keys is a keyboard designed for the novice and configurable for a pro. Learn your favorite songs in minutes through LED lit keys and create beautiful music without any previous experience. Plug into any device or computer and launch the app. It’s that simple.

Pre-order on Indiegogo at

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