iVCS3 version 2 is here, is universal, is AUv3 and more

iVCS3 version 2.0 arrives with the massive list of new features, updates and fixes.

  • Support for iPhone/iPod Touch
  • Support for AudioUnit V3, separate modules: VCO, VCF, SPRING, ENV, VCA, NOISE
  • New Input/Mic/Sampler Envelope Follower
  • New Sequencer Reset/Randomize Functions
  • New AudioShare support
  • AudioCopy SDK 3.4
  • Midibus 1.38 SDK
  • New Bluetooth A2DP High Quality
  • New Presets Manager Search Bar
  • New Control Manager Search Bar
  • New Samples Manager Search Bar
  • New ‘Save Preset As… in’ function permits you to chose a Bank where save it
  • New ‘Create Random Sound’ can modulate the random percentage and bypassing some critical parameters
  • Receive remote MIDI Clock, bug fixed
  • Audiobus Sequencer Play/Stop fixed with Ableton Link
  • Envelope Signal scale fixed
  • Mute switches are now Smoothed
  • Two SEQUENCER Parameters have been added to Control Manager
  • SpectralScope Amp/Time fixed
  • Startup crash fixed with no Internet connection
  • The Oscilloscope input is always an audio despite the Voltometer setting
  • IAA ZOMBIE bug fixed
  • iOS 10 SDK

Vatanator SX arrives

A new drum machine app arrives, Vatanator SX is a unique drum machine with advanced MIDI functionality. It features 140 built-in presets emulating every classic vintage hardware. It is aimed for simplicity and instant rhythm creation.

Vatanator SX features:

  • iOS 7.1 and up compatible
  • Record patterns in real-time with quantization, MIDI assignable
  • 16/32 steps sequencer with advanced MIDI options
  • Fast loading of presets on the fly
  • Full MIDI implementation
  • Background audio
  • Audiobus, Audiobus Remote, Inter-App Audio and Ableton Link support
  • Ability to import samples via AudioShare, AudioCopy, Dropbox or iTunes Share
  • Real-time effects with XY pad, MIDI assignable and automation
  • Song arranger, ability to store a sequence of patterns and play them in order
  • 8 channel mixer with volume control and mute/solo for any individual instrument

Vatanator SX costs $4.99 on the app store:

Slicr: Remix Production Tool arrives, looks interesting

At first glance I thought this app looked to have a lot of features that other apps such as iMaschine or LaunchPad would also offer. Which is fine, there’s nothing wrong with some competition.

However, I do like the idea of being able to Slice sounds using 3 distinct modes for sampling found in classic samplers. I’m not sure what that’s like or how it sounds as I don’t have the app as yet, but it could be quite entertaining.

For now, here are the details of the app:

To celebrate the launch of our new app Slicr, we are offering it on sale for $5.99 for the month of December with 3 free sample packs for Trap, Hip-Hop and Electronic music, as well as a new sample pack from Mr.Carmack for purchase for your slicing and chopping.

Slice Beats, Remix, Recycle, Design, DJ, Compose, & Share

Turn your iOS device into a professional sample slicing and chopping beat making music production tool with DJ FX mode, and live arrangements similar to Ableton Live. Slicr includes everything you need to create a beat quickly and easily, including 4 banks of samples/slices, built-in effects, plus the ability to create new sequences, loops and record and overdub beats. With more than 600 free samples, and 10 editable template songs, Slicr is the first app to feature a Wave View drum pad which allows you to easily distinguish sounds on pads and read waveforms.

Import sounds from your iTunes Library, custom sample libraries or collect more than 600 free high-quality, professionally recorded samples of hard hitting drums, luscious synths, and smooth bass and 808s for Electronic, Trap and Hip-Hop music from cutting edge producers like Mr.Carmack. Loops from vintage synths, rare tape recordings, field recordings and foley are also included. Slicr will be updated monthly with new sound packs.

Use up to three slicing modes to repurpose your music library and your own custom sample collection for remixes and sample-chopped beats. Combine your chops with Slicr Sounds and you’re ready to slice beats like Kanye!

  • Region Slice mode allows you to chop a sample into equally sized slices.
  • Auto Slice Mode allows you to detect and intelligently position slice points within a sample.
  • Manual Mode allows you to swipe to place slice markers directly on the waveform.


  • More than 600 samples and 10 template songs
  • Use 16 Wave View drum pads for real-time drum sequencing on your iOS device. Load up to 64 samples
  • Exclusive free Slicr Sounds pack
  • Includes in-app purchases for extra packs from Mr.Carmack
  • Sample from music library or import your own library
  • Slice sounds using 3 distinct modes for sampling found in classic samplers
  • Export your loop based arrangement in real-time in DJ mode.
  • Transfer recordings to your computer via iTunes
  • Route FX through slices individually
  • Share your Slicr Kits and selections with others via Slicr’s Kit Feed
  • Pitch slices up and down for classic sampler pitching
  • Create new sequences, record and overdub beats
  • Live Loop queuing for real-time performance and playback
  • Simple drag and drop sound selection with audio preview
  • Built-in effects: delay, distortion, reverb
  • One shot/Hold mode: cutoff the sound when you lift off the device
  • Choke Groups: A pad’s sample will cut off another sample if its in the same choke group
  • Quantize Time correct: 1/4 note – 1/32
  • Glitch Master effect – 1/16 – 1/4
  • Delay Fade Master effect
  • Highpass and Lowpass Filter Master effect
  • Varispeed pitching with Lock and Drop (pitch drop 1/1 – 1/4) modes
  • Change the colors of the pads to your liking
  • No matter which iOS device you use, Slicr adapts to your screen size

Utilize your iTunes Library of songs for remixing! Import songs from your iTunes Library, Slicr sound packs, and your own “.wav” samples to the “CRATE”. Then collect and edit snippets of songs for reuse in sample based beats, remixes and mashups.

Applying and routing reverb, delay and distortion can be done to a single slice or to multiple slices. Add some smoothness and control with the one-shot/hold mode and choke groups.

Slicr costs $5.99 on the app store:

Pacemaker 2.2 arrives

I can remember when Pacemaker was a hardware product a long way back. In Feb 2014 the team brought it to iOS and have continued to develop and maintain it. In version 2.2 when get some nice new features for the app. So if you don’t know it then check it out.

Here’s the detail on what’s new:

Search is finally here!
Use search to find new and old friends.
Find amazing Mixtapes by searching for track title, artist, mixtape name or #hashtags!

Introducing #hashtags:
Describe your mixtapes with #hashtags!
Use genres, moods or anything you like so others can search and find it.

Improved goodies:
Our AI DJ Tech got more clever and now detects vocals in tracks to create better mixes.
You can now removed saved Mixtapes.
You can now unpublish posted Mixtapes, just tap the context (…) button on the upper right side of the Mixtape in the list.

No small updates for DJ Player Professional with 9.0.8

DJ Player Professional has been going strong for a long time now, and with each update it gets better and better, and 9.0.8 is just the same. Here’s what’s new:

  • Gapless seeking and jumping (including hot cues and loops) for beat synced tracks.
  • SYNC is visible by default when looping, LOOP ADJ is available with SHIFT.
  • Small beat position indicators on FX pad for roll and gate.
  • Negative time support (scratching or moving beyond/before 0:00). Looping and hot cues are not possible before 0:00.
  • Onconnect Raw MIDI Data setting (max. 16 bytes). Use it to set initial layers or get the current position of all controls (some DJ controllers can send the current position of all controls with a special note or sysex message).
  • “VOL to 0 when a wired MIDI device connects” setting (off by default).
  • SHIFT + MIDI jog wheel is a wrap-around quick search feature.
  • Every MIDI mappable DVS TT features have LED output now.
  • Fixed audio artifact when high is at -100 db and moving other eq knobs.
  • Fixed wrong tempo when DVS is turned off on-the-fly while playing.
  • Fixed: “jump” missing when the grid pane is visible.

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