MiMiXmini – Mixer for Audiobus has arrived!


And I think that this is a big deal actually. I really liked MiMiX for iPad and didn’t think that they would bring out a version for the iPhone, but they have, and I’m really pleased about that.

Here’s what the app is all about …

MiMiXmini is the iPhone version of MiMiX – Mixer for Audiobus. With MiMiXmini You can take total control of mixing of Your favorite Audiobus enabled apps’ outputs in the most convenient way. Just insert MiMiXmini into the Output Slot of Audiobus, even into multiple chains to mix the sound of the connected input or effect apps. You can even insert MiMIXmini into the input slot to send the mix or any of the ports to an other app, like a DAW to record the mix.


  • Mix up to 8 Audiobus enabled apps including the system input or multiple channels of a multichannel input hardware
  • Send any of the ports to another Audiobus lane for multitrack recording or send FX
  • Set the main mix volume level between -INF and +12dB
  • Set the volume level of each input port between -INF and +12dB
  • Set the panning or balance of each port (selectable)
  • Mute any port
  • Set any port to solo or several port in multi-solo mode
  • Monitor any port or the main mix on the built-in oscilloscopes and VU meters
  • Control the main mix volume and volume, balance, mute and solo for each port using a MIDI controller or a Core MIDI app
  • Control the main mix volume and volume, mute and solo for each port using Audiobus Remote on a second iOS device
  • Set the MIDI CC parameters of each control via MIDI learn
  • Change the MIDI settings in-app
  • Double-tap on each knob or slider to set its default value
  • Check the saturation indicator for each port to check if the pots power reached 0dB
  • Check the clip indicator on the main mix to avoid clipping.
  • Close the scope/setup screen to see more ports at once
  • MiMiXmini supports Audiobus state saving feature
  • MiMiXmini supports multi-output hardware devices, up to 12 stereo pairs
  • MiMiXmini uses a 32 bit float engine so clipping can only occur at the main mix
  • MiMiXmini is lightweight – minimal CPU usage and memory footprint
  • MiMiXmini has native UI for iPhone 4s, 5/5s, 6/6s, 6+/6s+

MiMiXmini costs $4.99 on the app store:

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iVCS3 1.6 brings Link and so much more

To say that this is a big update for iVCS3 would be an understatement. Here’s the long list of what’s new:

  • Ableton Link in integration, find out more about Link at http://ableton.com/link
  • New SYNC for LFO and Sequencer
  • New Stereo Samplers with scrubbing, loop-points fade, fine zoom selection, channel selection, Cross-Link etc…
  • New Spectral Scope
  • New In-app free preset-bank by Jim Cosby
  • MIDI Clock improved
  • MIDI in background now works without dropouts
  • New IO Stereo Level Meters
  • New iCloud Drive and Document Picker for Presets and Files
  • Subdivision menù UI fixed
  • Sequencer Start/Stop/Continue from MIDI Clock
  • Audio Engine Optimisation
  • AudioCopy 3
  • Improved Toggle Interaction
  • Bug Fixed

iVCS3 on the app store:

Don’t forget to check the Link Supporting Apps page for more apps that work with Link

Link is Live in Live (9.6)

A confusing title on purpose really. Just me having fun. But on a serious note. Ableton’s Link technology is going to get really interesting now that it is in the latest production release of Live (version 9.6). I’m expecting lots more apps to incorporate it very soon.

The video’s description is pretty minimal, but then it doesn’t need more does it. It simply says:

“Ableton Link is now available in the latest free update of Live. Watch how Link lets you bring sources of inspiration together in the studio – keeping Live and music-making apps in perfect time.”

You can find out more about Link here, and don’t forget to check out the apps who have integrated Link on the Link Supporting Apps page here.

Fieldscaper 1.3 will bring audio file editing

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Fieldscaper is already great and just seems to get better with every update. The next up is audio file editing. Here’s what’s coming in 1.3:

“Now with audio sample editor. Features – zoom, in / out markers, fade in and fade out, split sample, new file from selected part, trim on markers, delete, cut, copy and paste thru audio clipboard.”

Fieldscaper on the app store:

And another thing, what’s happening with Loopy Masterpiece?

As I was pondering things that I haven’t heard about for a while, Loopy Masterpiece came to mind. I haven’t heard about this in ages now, although looking at the project tumblr the last video entry was on the 28th of December last year, although the last video was in October.

I’m sure it isn’t dead, Michael’s just not that sort of person, but it would be good to know what is happening with it.

Just saying …

So what’s happened to Patchfield?

It’s been a while, in fact a very long while, since I mentioned Patchfield, and perhaps longer since I’ve heard it mentioned anywhere. So I thought I’d ask the question, “What’s happened to Patchfield?”, mainly because I’d really like to know.

When Patchfield was first revealed I had high hopes that it would become something that users could get hold of to make stuff in Android themselves. But it seems to have vanished. Ok, that’s not strictly true, the forum is still here, and the GitHub site is still here. But there seems to have been little or no news since the original announcement (which, coincidentally, has a comment from last month!). The Single Cell Software (Caustic) forum had a post about it back in 2013, but that thread has dried up. There have been a few other mentions on the Caustic forums, but nothing terribly recent.

So what, if anything, is happening with Patchfield? Does anyone know? Is it another great idea that has simply not got off the ground? It would be a shame I think, but these things do happen.

If you know, please chip in and comment, or indeed if you have an opinion.

Something new is coming from MoMinstruments, get ready for Fluxpad

The video just says, “Fieldwork test of MoMinstruments’ Fluxpad at Hotel Ougiya Fukui”, and then points you to this page, which contains a lot of very useful information about their forthcoming app …

Fluxpad features …

  • 6 melody sequencers where you paint your melodies based on a sample of your choice
  • 1 percussion/drum sequencer where paint/tap your groove made of 7 samples of your choice
  • each sound has it’s own sampler settings with unique envelope, loop and start settings
  • quantize / unquantize functions for each sequencer or the whole pattern
  • combine 6 pattern to a longer piece of music
  • ability to record your own samples with the build in microphone
  • huge sample library with high quality sounds/kits made by Mouse on Mars and others
  • lots of demo projects made by Mouse and Mars and others
  • ability to sync via midi to other apps, hardware


And nice to see that they’re working with the maker of Gliss and SQRT, that’s right, TeaTracks!

I’m sure it’ll be as good as WretchUp!

So the app is due for release in ‘early’ 2016. Hopefully earlier rather than later.


Another app joins the Link club, EGDR808 Drum Machine free adds Link

I was trying to think of a similar way to describe this, a bit like when we used to say “x app is now on the bus!”, but Link doesn’t really lend itself in the same way.

Anyway, EGDR808 Drum Machine free is now all Link enabled, and, as the title suggests, is free! So I suspect that the full version will be along with link soon enough too.

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