A new app from Secret Base Design, here’s Apollo Motion MIDI Controller and everything you need to know about it …
Apollo Motion MIDI Controller uses the accelerometer built into your iPhone, turning it into a unique musical instrument. Shake or tap your iPhone to trigger MIDI notes or chords; when used with the innovative synthesizer and drum apps on iOS, you have a new way of creating music.
One of the best ways to keep time is through moving your body. Everyone can tap their feet or clap their hands to a beat; by using this motion to trigger MIDI, you can capture a natural, organic feeling. Use the app like a shaker, tambourine, or a cowbell, with the MIDI notes adding the accents you need; every song could use more cowbell.
The app detects rapid acceleration in six different directions, to trigger six different MIDI events. Use the front for a cymbal, and the back for a bass drum. You can also use the app to send program change or control change messages. The app is not appropriate for speed-metal drum rolls; the response rate of the accelerometer limits how quickly notes can be triggered.
Apollo Motion MIDI Controller works with Apollo MIDI over Bluetooth (the original Bluetooth MIDI solution for iOS). With low latency wireless MIDI from your phone to an iPad or Mac, you’re free from a tangle of connections, and can move how you want. The app also works with musicIO, which provides both high speed MIDI and four channels of audio using a standard USB sync cable, connecting your iPhone to either a Mac or PC.
Apollo Motion MIDI Controller on the app store is priced at $1.99:
“The RMX-1000 App for iPad exactly mirrors the layout of the RMX-1000 effector and gives you direct access to numerous FX, also allowing you to customise the parameters of the FX to create your own unique sound.
Add high-quality FX to tracks in your iTunes library or connect your iPad to the DJM-900NXS2 mixer using a Lightning to USB cable, engage RMX-1000 for iPad, and add high quality FX to your mixes. The app even supports Quantize when CDJs are connected to the mixer with Pro DJ Link.
Plus, the app supports the Audiobus app (bought separately) and Inter-App Audio, which lets you add FX to music you’ve created with DAW apps as well as control and record your creations in one simple GUI.
Get 50% off the original price when you buy the RMX-1000 for iPad until February 29, 2016.”
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RMX-1000 on the app store, it’s half price until the 29th, and down from $19.99 to $9.99.
Strangely it was over a recent conversation with someone at Native Instruments that I started to wonder if I’d written off the iPad Pro too early. I’m still undecided to be honest, and I should probably spend some serious time trying one out before coming to a real decision.
Anyway, the point here is that Native obviously think it’s worth investing in as the latest version of iMaschine 2 (version 2.0.2) is all about the iPad Pro. Here’s what’s new:
- Improvements for iMASCHINE 2 on iPad Pro:
- Super-crisp, re-sized interface
- The largest, most playable pads and keyboard for iMASCHINE 2 yet
- The new version also includes various bug fixes and performance enhancements for all devices.
iMASCHINE 2 on the app store:
KORG Module for iPhone 2.0 brings us …
- Master tune – professional tuning range from 420 Hz to 460 Hz
- Now supports Pitch Bend and Modulation control
- Fixes an issue that Module gadgets cannot be used on KORG Gadget
- Other minor bug fixes and improvements
KORG Module for iPhone on the app store:
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Mr HumbleTunes’s apps, and this latest in the line up looks awesome.
Frekvens is a frequency shifter and delay effect. Unlike a pitch shifter all frequencies are shifted linearly and then fed back into itself using the stereo delay unit. The frequency shifting is achieved with single sideband modulation using a hilbert transform and an infinite impulse response filter for fast computations. Frekvens also comes with a high and low pass filter and a lfo for modulating the delay play head.
- frequency shifter
- high, low pass filter
- stereo delay
- core midi cc input.
- inter app audio
- save, load
Frekvens on the app store is just $0.99 (£0.79):
There’s always the possibility that you hadn’t heard about this just yet. If you have, that’s great, you can just move along now. If you haven’t heard, then you’ll be pleased to know that Arturia have brought us Spark to the iPad, to be precise, Mr NLog has brought it to us.
You can find all the app details for iSpark here, and a grand set of intro videos here.
Sysex Base has been updated to version 1.3. So what’s new in this version? This is what …
- Added iCloud support for automatic backup and easy sharing across devices. Look in the MIDI Settings tab.
- Added adjustable transmit speed for working with older hardware
- Better handling of large files
- Built-in Bluetooth MIDI support for iOS9
- Improved screen during file transmit, including Cancel button
- Easier access to transmit button for files
- Various bug fixes and stability improvements
Sysex Base on the app store: