Novation’s LaunchPad v2.0 is here!

LaunchPad has been a flagship app for Novation and has been a brilliant tool for many in education. For me it’s been a fantastic app for engaging people in starting to make music.

Today they launch the next iteration of this app, and v2 is pretty amazing!

Here’s what’s new:

  • New real-time stretch audio engine – Change tempo while playing
  • Ableton Link support – Jam in sync with your other apps, devices or laptop
  • New tempo control – Show tempo with inc & dec, tap tempo and reset
  • Updated effects – Now adapt intelligently as the tempo changes
  • Share more easily  – With ‘Open in’ to easily export your recordings
  • A free update for all iPhone and iPad users

If you don’t already have it, then you should really grab it now …

Video: iOS Synth Review: CHAiOS SYNTH 2

Video description:

“I was on SuperBooth this year for creating video content. More gear news will coming soon. Please support me on Patreon if you enjoy my content:

CHAiOS SYNTH 2 is the generation of the CHAiOS SYNTH App. It’s a combination of a Synthesizer and Drum Machine. It’s app for everyone. More details in the video.”

Video published by Synth Anatomy.

CHAiOS SYNTH 2 on the app store:

Video: Circuit + Moog Model 15 iOs improv

Video description:

“just a quick test of circuit and iPad playing together.
Cam audio sorry but it was just a quick go!”

Video published by martin borrick.

Moog Model 15 on the app store:

Video: moodscaper for iOS – new sounds and effects (v1.6)

Video description:

“Quick iPad demo of some of the new sounds and effects in moodscaper for iOS v1.6 coming soon. Recorded direct into QuickTime from an iPad Air.

  • Moodscaper is now a universal app which runs on both iPhone and iPad
  • Improved use of stereo imaging for a more immersive sound
  • Some small fixes and under-the-hood improvements
  • Two additional effects – an extra delay and a low pass filter
  • Two additional loopers
  • Filter, delays and reverb easily tweaked with a single per effect parameter slider
  • Master volume (pre-effects) slider – convenient and nice for ambient swells
  • Effects and volume settings saved between sessions
  • Effects tweaks and volume changes can be recorded in loops – great fun with the filter!
  • Additional 20 instrument user keys which can also be recorded in loops
  • New user keys come pre-loaded with mood-based samples (60 in total)
  • Ability to load user keys with your own samples (via iTunes file sharing / Apple .caf files)
  • Multiple samples assigned to a user key will be randomly selected”

Video published by moodscaper.

moodscaper on the app store:

Video: Auxy 101 – Transitions

Video description:

“We’ll go through how to add transitions to create movements in the sounds when building tracks.”

Video published by Auxy.

Auxy on the app store:

Video: Auxy 101 – Tips & Tricks

Video description:

“In this video we’ll go through some tricks that might be useful when you’re using the app.”

Video published by Auxy.

Auxy on the app store:

Medly – Music Maker 3.0

When you look at the upgrade history of Medly it’s very impressive indeed. This app has been so well maintained it’s amazing. Version 3 (and subsequently 3.0.1 and 3.0.2) is another big step for Medly.

Here’s what’s new in Medly 3:

Medly 3.0 is here: New controls, Localized and for Apple Watch!

  • You can finally pause your song when editing a Section.
  • Quickly switch between the next and pervious Sections when editing.
  • Added localizing to 10 new languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
  • Apple Watch: Open, play and control Medly songs right from your wrist. Perfect for running in the background and using Inter-App Audio or Audiobus.
  • We’ve added a “Paste Linked” to the Section options and have made “Paste” create a non-linked copy.
  • You can now start the Medly tutorial by going to: Albums screen > tap M (top left corner) > Tips and Tricks > start tutorial

Just in case you didn’t know, here’s the full details of the app itself:

Medly takes a new approach to the way music is made, letting both seasoned and new musicians make epic music. Just pick your instruments and start drawing notes.

Use Medly on your iPhone, iPad, and iPad Pro. Medly supports all screen orientations and sizes, including Split View and Slide Over.

Medly breaks up your song into Sections that you can easily pick up, move, delete, copy, and link together to make loops. Then arrange your Sections, using up to 8 instrument tracks, to make epic music.

Start off with 12 free instruments, and unlock 80 more across a variety of genres in the Medly store.

Quickly upload your song to SoundCloud, or share it as an audio, MIDI, or Medly file. You can also connect Medly to other apps using Audiobus, Inter-App Audio or play in time using Ableton Link.

Change the volume of each track and apply effects and filters to make to customize your sounds. You can also add fades and automate volume and effects over time.*

Open, play and control Medly songs right from your wrist. Perfect for running in the background and using Inter-App Audio or Audiobus.

Use 3D Touch to quickly create and open a song from your iPhone home screen, or Peek & Pop your Albums and Songs. You can also press harder when drawing notes to make them louder.

Medly is free on the app store (but with IAPs):

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