“demo of Sync Jams showing how PD music apps on iOS and Android like Ninja Jamm can be synched together using zero config wifi. It just works! get the code at https://github.com/chr15m/SyncJams“
So I wonder how this will work with Ableton’s Link coming soon?
CDM have posted on Ableton’s latest announcements from their Loop event in Berlin. So you might be wondering why this might be important to mobile users? Good question, Ableton have been fairly vocal about the fact that they don’t see mobile apps in their own future. So why would these announcements be of interest?
Well in the post from CDM you’ll find this …
“9. Link for wireless sync. Link is new technology Ableton says they “hope will become a new standard.” It allows Live users to discover one another wirelessly, sync up, and share tempo and clock information. That’s not in 9.5 yet, but it is coming in an update soon.
10. Link for iOS. Here’s the surprise: you don’t need Ableton to use Link. It can soon be built into iOS apps, too (as well as Windows and OS X desktop, for starters). An SDK is coming soon, and already some apps have been announced as launch partners, including Akai, KORG (Gadget), Elastic Drums, and Loopy. Developers can add support for free. We’ve been testing this already, and will have a lot more to say on the topic.”
Ableton’s link page shows a lot of apps who are going to incorporate it.
So this could become very interesting soon. Let’s see what developers do with it next.
Crystal Synth XT now supports iOS9, which is great news as I wasn’t sure we’d see much more from this app as this is only the second update it’s had this year. The update brings nothing else new but even so it’s welcome.
“Remix This // Remix Competition for Launchpad for iOS
So if Cubasis has always been too expensive for you then perhaps it’s time to try it out for free!
Steinberg brings us Cubasis LE today, here are the details …
Cubasis LE is the compact version of Steinberg’s streamlined, multitouch sequencer for the iPad, providing the same look and feel of its bigger brother Cubasis. Specially designed for quick and easy operation, Cubasis LE makes recording, editing and mixing a breeze. With MicroSonic, Cubasis LE includes a virtual instrument to be played in real time using the flexible virtual keyboard. Song ideas can be captured with up to four audio and four MIDI tracks and further edited and polished to perfection with the integrated editors, mixer and selected effects. Thanks to the Cubasis project importer, Cubasis LE projects can be even opened in Cubase – both on Windows and OS X. With touch-intuitive production tools, Cubasis LE opens up a new world of possibilities for your creativity.
- Up to 4 audio and 4 MIDI tracks
- 2 assignable physical inputs and stereo output
- 32-bit floating point audio engine
- Audio I/O resolution of 16-bit/44.1 kHz
- iOS 32 and 64-bit support (depending on the device used)
- MicroSonic with 25 virtual instrument sounds
- Mixer with 4 effect processors
- Virtual keyboard
- Sample Editor and Key Editor
- Export to Cubase
- Core Audio and Core MIDI compatible hardware supported
- Import audio from your iTunes music library
- Audio mixdown and MIDI export
- Unlock all the features of the full Cubasis version via in-app purchase
48 voices: iPad 2, iPad mini
128 voices: iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad Air 2
Project export to Cubase requires Cubase 7.5/Pro 8, Cubase Artist 7.5/8, Cubase LE/AI/Elements 8.
Cubasis project importer extension must be installed and is available at http://www.steinberg.net/cubasisimporter
Please note that a supported hardware device is required to unlock the feature set of Cubasis LE (unless unlocked Cubasis LE runs in demo mode). Please visit http://www.steinberg.net/cubasisle for more details.
(Basically there’s an IAP for a full Cubasis upgrade in there)
The app itself is free.