Another Blamsoft Audio Unit effect arrives. Here’s the app’s description:
DC-9 Overdrive is a circuit modeled overdrive plug-in that emulates the famous Ibanez® TS9 Tube Screamer. The DSP algorithms in DC-9 take into account the entire schematic, using the latest modeling techniques. This gives you an authentic analog sound that matches the character of the physical circuit. DC-9 is an Audio Unit Extension that works inside host apps. Just open up your favorite host that supports Audio Units and add it as an effect. The controls expand when touched so they can be easily seen while tweaking. DC-9 brings the distinctive overdrive crunch to your favorite iOS DAW.
DC-9 gets its name from the Diode Clipper circuit used to create the distortion. Accurate modeling of the clipper by circuit simulation gives DC-9 an edge over the common distortion plug- in. The effect was carefully tuned using A/B comparisons to the original stop box. Blamsoft brings their experience creating top notch plug-ins for the desktop to iOS. The same algorithm is found in the popular Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason. You get a desktop quality algorithm at an iOS friendly price.
DC-9 Overdrive costs $2.99 on the app store:
“Jordan Rudess showcases the Acoustic Feedback patch included with GeoShred from WizdomMusic and moForte.”
Video published by Jordan Rudess.
GeoShred on the app store:
A video from Novation about their recent update to Launchpad.
“We’re adding MIDI Sync Output to Launchpad for iPad. This will allow you to use other apps and external hardware at the same time whilst locked to the beat.”
Video published by Launchpad for iOS.
Launchpad on the app store:
But it is ‘lite‘, and not free, but cheaper than the full version which is $17.99. The lite version can be had for just $5.99, which is a lot less.
Here’s the app’s description:
Rytmik Lite Chiptune Synthesizer is an ultimate tool for chiptunes and oldschool gaming music creation allowing you not only to play with wavetable synthesizer but also to create music clips or whole songs.
Rytmik allows you to share your songs with other users through the Rytmik Cloud and can also serve as a music player for songs uploaded on Rytmik Cloud with it. On top of that, users can exchange their songs and cooperate on their composing.
Once your work is complete, you can save it in WAV format to local storage.
And that’s not all!
Every instrument is a wavetable synthesizer. With the advanced effect module, you have more power to shape sounds with the ADSR envelope, vibrato, portamento, noise shaper, or digital delay. Drawable waveform synth module allows users to draw and modify their own wave and use it as a sample oscillator – with that you can use Rytmik as a sonically unique chiptune synthesizer.
Rytmik Lite with Rytmik Cloud will of course include more features and additions to the popular series to enrich your experience with playing with sounds and creating music on the go.
- Share your songs via Rytmik Cloud
- Export your music in the WAV format or export to AudioShare
- A drawable waveform synth module
- Advanced effects like the ADSR Envelope, Digital Delay, Noise Shaper and more
- Almost every effect parameter can be modulated via the step sequencer
- Simple and intuitive yet powerful interface
- Rytmik is a powerful chiptune station
Rytmik on the app store, for $5.99:
Well Novation have updated Launchpad, but it seems a little strange to me. Here’s what’s in this version:
- Sync MIDI-compatible apps and hardware to Launchpad (iPad only, In-App Purchase)
- Support for AudioCopy Multi-Paste when importing audio files (iPad only)
- Minor bugfixes
I would have thought that they might go for Link, but no, MIDI sync instead. Perhaps that’s because it is Ableton’s technology and not a Novation technology. I’m not sure.
You may notice some subtle changes to the pages and menus on the site. The idea being that I’m trying make things a little easier to find, and accommodate some pages I’ll be adding in the near future.
Hopefully you’ll find it useful.
So I mentioned a couple of days ago about a bunch of the other apps from Coffeeshopped LLC which had been updated and that there was a new app, Patch Base, too. However, I omitted to actually tell you anything about the new app!
A bit of an oversight on my part really. Never mind. I’ll put that right now.
Here’s what you need to know about Patch Base.
Patch Base is a multi-synth patch editor, enabling easy visualization, editing, and organization of patches for your hardware synths.
- See what patches on your synth look like
- Edit the parameters of your synth in real time, while you play
- Save patches in Patch Base, and optionally back them up for free using iCloud
- Access your patch files on your computer via iCloud Drive
- Create random patches, and “init” patches as starting points for new sounds
- Play your synth for sound testing using the on-screen keyboard
Patch Base currently supports the following synthesizers, with more to come:
- Casio CZ-1, CZ-101, CZ-1000, CZ-3000, CZ-5000
- DSI Mopho and Mopho Keyboard
- Oberheim Matrix-1000, Matrix-6, Matrix-6r
- Yamaha DX7, DX7II, TX7, TX802, TX816
The app is free for download and to try out, ensuring that the app works with your hardware setup. For full access to all editor features, each editor is available as a separate In-App Purchase.
Patch Base on the app store:
“My favourite Monotron. It is capable of making some serious nasty analog delay. Process an external piece of gear through it such as a drum machine and make it go bonkers!”
Video published by Synth Universe.
It’s so easy to forget about excellent little devices like the Monotron Delay, and never remember to use them. That’s one of the issues with being so focussed on iOS all the time I think.
I’ve mentioned Soundfly before because of their course on envelopes I think. Well they’ve got a new (and free) course on LFOs and modulation, which I’m sure many will find useful. You can get to it here.