Something new from IK, this looks like something we’ve seen before, namely Mic Swap Pro. So I wonder how it’ll impact that app. The model looks very similar to, but you should make up your own mind.
Here are the app’s details …
Mic Room is an extremely powerful and easy-to-use microphone modeling app for your iPhone or iPad. It gives you a comprehensive virtual collection of some of the most iconic microphone models of all time. Now you can have a diverse and versatile range of mic sounds that you can bring with you for use anytime and anywhere.
The full version gives you 8 microphones to choose from. These mics cover the entire spectrum of sounds from classic to contemporary: You get a spread of dynamic, condenser and ribbon microphones that have all been modeled on the essential tools used by A-list production studios everyday. And you can add on to this initial collection with even more microphones via in-app purchase.
Using Mic Room couldn’t be easier. It works seamlessly with your favorite high-quality hardware microphones (like IK’s new iRig Mic Studio or iRig Mic HD) or the built-in mic on your iPhone or iPad. Just plug in, open the app, select which model you want your mic to sound like and there you have it — you’re ready to go.
And, to make sure you always get the best sound possible, each virtual microphone includes an input gain knob and an easy-to-read circular level meter. Just touch and drag until you get the sound you want.
You’ll be amazed by the sound quality of these microphones. It’s just like having the real thing in front of you. This should come as no surprise as each has been crafted by the same team of engineers behind IK’s acclaimed AmpliTube and VocaLive families of apps and software.
Mic Room is Audiobus and Inter-App Audio compatible, so it can be effortlessly used with other hosts and applications for many creative possibilities.
- Powerful yet easy to use microphone modeling app
- Comes with 8 mic models
- Expandable with more mic models via in-app purchase
- Companion app for iRig Mic Studio, iRig Mic HD, iRig Mic Field, iRig Mic, iRig Mic Cast and other quality IK Multimedia microphones
- Also works with your iPhone or iPad’s built-in mic
- Adjustable input level
- Level meter
- Master bypass switch
- Inter-App Audio and Audiobus compatibility
The app costs $7.99, and you can find a free version here.
Zillidrone groovebox gets an interesting update with an in-app sample pack creation tool.
Here’s what’s new in Animoog for iPhone:
- Stable support for iOS 8
- Stable support for 64-bit devices
- Revised timbres panel with categories (touch-hold timbre in category for preview)
- Added ‘hold’ switch to keyboard for iPhone 5 and later
- New installations now by default map CC64 to the Hold switch for iPhone 5 and later
- Audiobus input slot compatibility fixes
- Pitch bend range can now be selected in MIDI settings
- Pitch bend strip is more usable by reducing the sensitivity in the middle
- External pitch bend now behaves linearly across the pitch bend range
- Pitch and mod strips now light up with incoming MIDI
- MIDI CC mapping can be edited through the dialog after double-tapping a control
- Mapped controls now respond to MIDI when Animoog is in the background
- Virtual Animoog MIDI ports are now always available even if no port is explicitly selected
- Fixed MIDI input and output port selection sometimes tacitly picking another one
- Preset menu doesn’t cover minimized keyboard anymore
- Improved IAA instrument compatibility (IAA transport panel will be done for a future release)
- Use with any buffer size from 128 to 4096 (256 being the intended size for all supported devices)
- Fixes for restore purchase functionality
- Improved in-app store layout and interaction
- iTunes File Sharing access to timbres, presets and projects
- Removed import/export preset from setup panel since iTunes File Sharing should cover all needs
- Added timbre category list under ‘random preset’ to enable/disable categories to randomize timbres from
- Page selector can now be latched by tapping without dragging the menu
- All drop-down menus now support latched operation
- Invalid timbre files are marked and don’t cause crashes anymore
- Keyboard scale selection now doesn’t misbehave after selecting the whole tone scale
- Resuming after interruptions from Siri now reactivates audio
- Proper handling of large amounts of MIDI expression data, coming from alternative controllers
- Page selection widget now appears below the active page title for easier visibility
- Added store entry to the page menu
- Proper launch screen across all iPad and iPhone devices
- Version number is now shown at the bottom of configuration screen
- Overall stability improvements
Then you might want to try reading Palmorama as well as Palm Sounds. It might appeal to you retro sense. Give it a go
Nice to see that sync working so well
Now it’s the middle of the month, and whilst you still have plenty of time to grab one or more of these, as they’re all available up to the 30th, I thought it was about time for another little reminder.
And lastly, and of course the reason for the whole sale, is the new iM1, which is at its introductory price of $19.99, it’ll go up to $29.99 after the 30th of June, as will all of the above.
Well Chirp has now reached their funding target now, although there’s still time to chip in if you’re interested in investing in them. If you’re interested in my original piece on crowdfunding then you can find it here.