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KORG iWAVESTATION arrives, with an update to Gadget too

Another unexpected goodie from Korg, iWAVESTATION (universal) arrives for iOS only a month after ARP ODYSSEi arrived! What’s more, their sale is still on as well, check the App Sales page for details.

Here are the app’s full details:

Creating sounds with time-varying timbre, on your mobile device.
KORG iWAVESTATION – A wave sequence synthesizer for iOS.

The WAVESTATION synthesizer went on sale in 1990. This instrument featured an advanced vector synthesis system which created new sounds by combining and connecting multiple waveforms; it provided a mix/morphing function that let you use a joystick to change the balance of four oscillators, and a distinctive wave sequence function that allowed you to place waveforms in a desired sequence to create sequence patterns. To this day, it continues to be considered a legendary and still-unique instrument.

Now in 2016, the WAVESTATION has been reborn as “KORG iWAVESTATION,” an app for iPad/iPhone. In addition to completely reproducing the programs, it also features a renewed design that lets everyone experience the stupendous sound-shaping potential of the WAVESTATION. It features touch-based operation that’s distinctive of iOS, in conjunction with a new graphic interface that allows you to visualize and edit the time-varying timbral changes that are distinctive of the WAVESTATION.

Features

  • A faithful reproduction of the original WAVESTATION sound: In addition to providing the sounds from all PCM memories of the WAVESTATION, the new iWAVESTATION also reproduces in software every detail of the parameters, based on an analysis of the original hardware circuit diagram.
  • A new wave sequence view that can be graphically controlled: The iWAVESTATION, we advance another step with a graphical user interface that takes advantage of the touch operations that are a characteristic of iOS. Even more than ever, we’ve updated the screen design with an emphasis on creating sequences.
  • 1,500 sounds, more than 700 waveforms, 55 effects, and a powerful random sequence engine: This new instrument includes a stupendous number of presets and waveforms, covering all models of the series. iWAVESTATION also provides a new random sequence function which will give you different perspectives to inspire new sounds.
  • Produce music together with KORG Gadget integration: iWAVESTATION can be used in conjunction with the “KORG Gadget” music production DAW app that has won numerous awards around the world. If both apps are installed, it can be used as the “Milpitas” gadget inside the KORG Gadget app.

Special Sale for a limited time to celebrate the debut of KORG iWAVESTATION (33% OFF) until Jan 5!

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Sound Maker Synth (universal) arrives

This is another app from the maker of the rather lovely Jack the beat maker, which I posted about a little while ago. Sound Maker Synth is a synth, but with the same signature interface which I find myself very drawn to.

Here are the app’s details:

This app is capable and complex FM synthesiser that can create rich and very strange sounds combining up to 10 sound generators. Every generator can be adjusted up or down from the main frequency almost without restrictions in range. There are 4 possible wave forms for the generator output and you can tweet the volume, modulation and add some tremolo effect. You can listen to the result sound while you are adjusting the new generator and just add it to the result when it sounds good.

With the Sound Maker Synth you can also add reverb and then play it as a one voice synth using the one octave keyboard at the top. The app is very capable to create some strange and alien like pad sounds as some dubstep bass.

Sound Maker Synth costs $1.99 on the app store now:

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FL Studio Mobile (and HD) 3.0 have arrived

It’s been a long time coming. We’ve waited for this update for a few months now and it’s a big shift for FL Studio Mobile.

Here’s the full new app description:

Create and save complete multi-track music projects on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. Record, sequence, edit, mix and render complete songs.

NOTE: There are two FL Mobile Apps in the store – ‘FL Studio Mobile HD’ and ‘FL Studio Mobile’. These are identical. Two Apps exist for historical reasons.

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • High quality synthesizers, sampler, drum kits & sliced-loop beats
  • Step sequencer for fast percussion programming
  • Configurable virtual piano-keyboard & Drum pads
  • MIDI controller support. Play instruments and link to knobs/sliders
  • Audio recording (with monitoring), track-length stem/wav import
  • Browse sample and presets with pitchable-preview
  • Pan, volume, release and attack time configurable per instrument
  • High quality audio engine (input/output latency depends on your device)
  • Mixer: Per-track mute, solo, effect bus, pan and volume adjustment
  • Effects include: Auto Ducker, Chorus, Compressor, Limiter, Distortion, Parametric Equalizer, Graphic Equalizer, Flanger, Reverb, High-Pass/Low-Pass/Band-Pass/Formant (Vox) Filters, Delays and Phaser to enhance your mix
  • Piano roll editor to enter notes & chords or to edit recorded performances
  • Intuitive screen layout configurable to work with all screen resolutions and sizes.
  • Save and load your songs, export to WAV and AAC
  • Audiobus support (input & output)
  • Inter-App Audio, Audiobus, Audio recording, Instruments and Effects
  • Share your songs via Sync to other Mobile 3 devices / installations
  • Load your projects in the FL STUDIO* FREE ‘Plugin’ Version of this App#

MANUAL / SUPPORT / TRAINING / VIDEOS

http://support.image-line.com/redirect/flstudiomobile_help

http://support.image-line.com/redirect/flstudiomobile_videos

TROUBLE-SHOOTING & ISSUES

Please help us to help you! Register FL Studio Mobile and visit the support forum to report bugs and make feature requests:

http://support.image-line.com/redirect/flmobile_forum

NOTES

“FL Studio” desktop PC version (sold separately) is installed, on average, over 30,000 times each DAY making it one of the world’s most popular and exciting music production systems. You can download the demo version of the FL Studio Desktop PC version and use the FL plugin version of FL Studio Mobile.

See: http://support.image-line.com/redirect/flstudiomobile_plugin

FL Studio Mobile 2 customers, please watch the tutorial videos and check the manual (tap the HELP button). We understand this is a huge change to your workflow. A little patience is required to get back up to speed. There are a few missing features from FL Mobile 2 that we will add ASAP (MIDI import-export, MP3 import-export, Keyboard labels).

Both apps are now identical and cost the same at $14.99

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Korg take their first step into Android

And I think that this really is a big deal for Android users everywhere. It’s only fair to say that Android hasn’t been well served for mobile music making. There have been a few excellent apps, like Caustic 3 and G-Stomper to name just two, but not the massive amount that have made good use of the iOS platform.

So this is a very positive first step for Korg and for Android musicians everywhere.

Here’s what to expect from KORG Kaossilator for Android.

“KORG Kaossilator for Android” is a synthesizer app that lets anyone enjoy full-fledged instrumental performance simply by freely moving their finger across the touch panel. From electronic sounds to acoustic instruments and drums, you can play a wide range of sounds with a single finger. Also provided is a sequencer that’s indispensable for creating songs, so you can create tracks by recording and layering your performances. This easy yet full-fledged instrumental experience is now available on your Android smartphone.

Features

  • Perform using touch gestures: Kaossilator uses the unique X-Y interface. Create melodies and phrases simply by stroking, tapping, or rubbing the touch screen with your finger.
  • 150 diverse sounds covering many music styles: Use the 150 built-in sounds to perform and produce a broad range of dance music styles including EDM, hip-hop, house, techno, dubstep, nu-disco, and electro.
  • Scale/Key feature eliminates any wrong notes: The Scale setting ensures that the notes of your performance will stay in the key you’ve specified. Choose from 35 different scales including chromatic, major, minor, and even blues scales.
  • Loop sequencer for easy track-making and live performance: The built-in loop sequencer lets you layer up to five musical parts. By recording sounds such as synth, bass, chords, sound effects, and drums into each part, you can quickly complete original loop tracks that are distinctively your own.
  • Operation Requirements: Android 5.0 or later

Differences with iOS?

So what, if anything, is different from the iOS version? Well, for a start there’s no mention of WIST capability or of course AudioCopy/AudioPaste support, and no mention of how it might work with the Kaossilator 2. However, this is a first release. Perhaps, if it’s a success we’ll see features expand. Who knows?

For a limited time to celebrate the debut of KORG Kaossilator for Android (50% OFF) until Jan 5!

Google Play Store Link.

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IceGear Instruments release Redshrike Synthesizer just for your iPhone

IceGear Instruments have been around a long time and have consistently supported the iOS music making world. Their first app, Argon (a personal favourite) was released back in December of 2009, and ever since they’ve brought us updates and new apps that have been exceptionally popular with the iOS community. I’m sure that their newest offering will be no exception.

Redshrike Synthesizer is a Polyphonic Subtractive Synthesizer for iPhone. Here are the main features:

  • Oscillator
    • Waveform Morphing: Saw – Triangle – Pulse
    • Frequency Modulation: Type, Frequency, Depth
    • ENV(AD)/LFO
    • Detune (3xOSC)
    • Sub Oscillator
  • Pitch
    • Octave
    • ENV(AD)/LFO
    • Drift
  • Noise
    • Type: White, Pink, Blue, Pitched, Digital, Glitch
    • ENV(AD)
  • Resonator
    • Pitch/Feedback/Routing
    • ENV(AD)/LFO
  • Filter
    • Type: 24dB/Oct, 12dB/Oct
    • Cutoff Frequency
    • Resonance
    • Drive
    • Low
    • ENV(ADSR)/LFO
    • Velocity
  • AMP
    • Level
    • ENV(ADSR)/LFO
    • Velocity
  • Effects : Chorus, Delay, Reverb

Programmable Arpeggiator
You can easily create your own pattern.

Inter-App Audio
You can stream live audio directly to other Inter-App Audio host applications.

Audiobus
You can stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps. See http://audiob.us for more information.

Ableton Link
Ableton Link is a new technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network.

  • MIDI
  • CoreMIDI / Virtual MIDI Input
  • MIDI Controller Mapping with MIDI Learn
  • External MIDI sync

Resizable Keyboard
You can change which octaves are shown by dragging on bottom of keyboard.

Redshrike Synthesizer is on launch sale right now with 40% off for a limited time only

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NOIZ 2.3 brings new features and easier music making

I’ve liked NOIZ from well before it arrived on the app store, and I still do. It gets better in every release, which is proved by the current release. It’s really going places.

Here’s what’s new:

  • We’ve added a brand new keyboard & drum machine. Easily record juicy basslines and phat beats to create your own EDM tracks in minutes.
  • Added a new toolbar with the Master Settings & Mixer exposed to make editing easier.
  • Now you can delete tracks that you don’t want anymore!
  • Improved the tutorial and added a video so you can see how to make a track in less than 10 minutes on NOIZ. Check it out on the profile page!
  • Improved sampling quality.
  • Fixed a bug that was unexpectedly logging users out.
  • Lots of bug fixes & tweaks!

So if you haven’t tried out NOIZ then it’s time that you did. It’s free on the app store so there’s no real reason not to give it a go.