So, what do we think of the Apple Watch?

I’m sort of surprised and sort of not surprised that there haven’t been many reactions from the iOS music community about the watch. I’m especially surprised as there are even two music apps already for the watch, includiing Pacemaker!

But I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised. When I’ve brought up the questions around smartwatches before there’s been little interest. It does make me remember when music apps started arriving for the iPhone and people said “why would I use a phone to make music?”. Good question, we all know how the answer to that has turned out.

So, why not use a watch alongside the iOS device to make music, in some way, shape or form. I’m sure it’ll be not only possible, but actually quite interesting too. The two apps already there have some good takes on it for starters. A tuner that uses an iOS app but lets you see the tuning on the watch. Good idea in my book.

What next? I’m interested to hear what developers think, if anything. But I really do hope we get some movement this time. Otherwise, I think it’ll be a missed opportunity.

Anyway, if you didn’t see it, here’s the watch …

LK – Live Controller arrives

LK – Live Controller is a sofisticated remote controler application for music software and hardware, featuring a tight integration with Ableton Live. Easy costumization with 4 independent modules, intuitive use, creative tools and ways to control or compose makes LK a powerful companion for any electronic musician.

See what’s inside:

  • Control almost every aspect on Ableton Live, from composition to automation, clips, tracks, devices and much more with LAUNCHPAD.
  • Get the MPC feel on your touchscreen with MIDI PADS, featuring an arpeggiator and chorder.
  • Extensive control through 128 parameters with MIDI Controler.
  • Three dimensional parameter tweaking with X/Y pad

For detailed operation information and requirements please visit

The app is free

Auria & Synthmaster Project, Vangelis and Tomita Tribute (video)

Look what arrived today …

Looking forward to trying this out soon …

7 Minutes with an Ipad Synth – Caustic Fmsynth (video)

Good news for ShapeSynth and Sphero users … (me)

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators – Part 1 (video)

“Our mini series on the much anticipated Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators. Gaz Williams takes a look”

GrooveCloud Mixing Tutorial

Another tutorial from GrooveCloud, this one is on Mixing.

TAKETE for iOS – Basic Functionality (video)

If you haven’t seen it already, then you need to see Artiphon’s INSTRUMENT 1 on Kickstarter

I’ve been meaning to post this as I’ve been a big fan of Artiphon’s INSTRUMENT 1 for a long time, and now it’s on Kickstarter. I’m in, how about you …

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