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Seaquence arrives so that you can make music with a collection of creatures

I just love this kind of thing. I haven’t tried it as yet, but I love the idea of putting the ‘play’ back into playing music. Here are all the details …

Seaquence — Make living music!

Seaquence is a unique music app that allows you to compose with collections of musical creatures. As they swim around your view, a spatialized mix emerges as only the closest can be heard, resulting in organic sounding compositions. Visually immersive and sonically dynamic, Seaquence is a unique and captivating audiovisual experience. You’ve never seen (or heard) anything like it!

Seaquence features a pro-level synthesizer and timing engine controlled by a fun and direct interface. Even composers who are brand new to synthesis will be able to unlock their synesthetic creativity. With a single in-app purchase, all synth features can be unlocked, revealing features like filters, effects, MIDI support, and more.

Share your creations with friends and discover what other people have made to get inspired!

Included Features:

  • Fully featured polyphonic synthesis module with support of up to 5 note polyphony per voice
  • Dynamic spatial mixer and stereo-panning engine
  • A true multitouch experience, up to 11 simultaneous touch points supported.
  • Unique swimming physics and swim behaviors — swim patterns are based on synth voice parameters
  • Up to 8 voices can be heard simultaneously
  • Precision, sample-based clock and sequencing engine
  • Intuitive visual multitouch voice editor
  • 16×16 multitouch sequencer matrix
  • Chromatic scale editor
  • Octave editor
  • Amplitude envelope + length (ADSR+L) with curves and “hold”
  • 5 oscillator waveform shapes: Square, Saw, Tri, Sin, Noise
  • Social sharing features — Get a link to share your creations to friends
  • Parent links are maintained — trace back the history of a composition, see who remixed your creations

Features of Seaquence Complete (available as a single In-App Purchase)

  • State-variable filter with hi-pass, band-pass, lo-pass, and notch modes
  • Filter attack envelope with resonance Q and curve editor.
  • Swing/Shuffle
  • Note step editor: 1/1 to 1/64, including triplets
  • Global transpose
  • Tempo/BPM
  • Portamento/Glide with curve editor
  • Additional voice modes in addition to Polyphonic:
  • Monophonic with sub-oscillator tuned to a 5th
  • Unison with Detune
  • Delay FX module with feedback and individual voice FX-Send
  • MIDI Notes In/Out: Send/Receive MIDI notes from external gear, up to 16 MIDI channels, addressable per voice
  • MIDI Ctrl In/Out: Send/Receive MIDI ctrl data from external gear, up to 16 MIDI channels, addressable per voice
  • MIDI clock sync: master or slave

10% of all profits go towards supporting our community at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, a San Francisco non-profit arts organization. More info at http://grayarea.org/.

As you can tell, the app itself is free, but with an IAP (in app purchase) for the ‘Complete‘ version.

Seaquence on the app store:

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Roli releases Blocks Dashboard as a beta

I’ve mentioned Roli’s Blocks product a few times and today they’ve released something new. Now you can connect Blocks to:

  • Apple: Logic Pro.
  • Ableton: Live.
  • Native Instruments: Kontakt, Massive.
  • Steinberg: Cubase.
  • Bitwig: Studio.
  • ROLI: Equator.
  • Spectrasonics: Omnisphere.
  • FXpansion: Strobe2, Synth Squad.
  • SampleModeling: Swam.
  • Cycling ’74: Max MSP (although there are already Max objects for Blocks I believe)

Whilst this isn’t strictly speaking about a mobile product it is a really useful way to use Blocks. You can find out more at Roli’s site.

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Deep Synth : FM Synthesizer arrives

From the makers of Jack the Beatmaker comes a new synth called “Deep Synth : FM Synthesizer”. Here are all the details:

Deep Synth is innovative FM synthesizer with powerful features.
You can create fully custom wave forms in real time.

The synth also has:

  • simple envelope filter
  • reverb effect
  • tremolo sound effect
  • hair – high frequency modulation.
  • 5 points wave form modulation
  • polyphonic keyboard
  • 5 octaves range selector

The sound generator inside the synthesizer is producing the exact wave form as the one you have created. You can control the position and width of the picks in real time.

The synth app has fast and capable piano keyboard. It is fully polyphonic and you can play in 5 octaves.

Deep Synth : FM Synthesizer costs $1.99 on the app store now:

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Limiter – Amazing Noises Audio Processor 2.5 brings us AUv3 and more

So another great update from Amazing Noises. Limiter – Amazing Noises Audio Processor 2.5 gives a fresh coat of paint to this app. Here’s all that’s new:

  • AUv3 Support
  • New MIDI Takeover: Pickup and Value Scaled
  • New Sampling Rate Setting
  • New Bluetooth Local MIDI Central
  • New BYPASS toggle
  • Input Gain removed zip noise
  • In-App Retronyms AudioPaste Store Content
  • New multiple AudioPaste allows multiple files in a directory to be pasted at once
  • 14 bit NRPN fixed
  • Aubiobus SDK 2.3.3 updated
  • MIDI ‘Program Change’ Freeze UI, fixed
  • MIDI Bluetooth UI fixed for iPhone

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Poison-202 Vintage MIDI Synthesizer v1.4 gets ready for a VST/AU version in the wings

Not the first to head for this route, and probably not the last either, but either way it’s an interesting development for Poison-202. Here’ the whole of the update:

  • Export bank file format updated for compatibility with the upcoming VST/AU version of Poison-202;
  • 33 new cool presets added;
  • Banks C and D swapped for compatibility with the upcoming VST/AU version of Poison-202. Now Bank D is for the Drums;
  • added Arabic quarter-tone micro tuning option with 7 different modes and ability to switch it on/off via midi CC#69 (adjusted from the Settings Page);
  • some of the old presets have been edited for better sounding;
  • fixed graphical bug, appeared when using Poison-202 as an audio unit under AUM on iPad devices;
  • fixed bug, which did not allow synching of some global settings between standalone app and audio units.

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Reverb – Feedback Delay Network v2 brings AUv3 support and much more

It’s a big v2 and here’s all that’s in it:

  • AUv3 Support
  • New MIDI Takeover: Pickup and Value Scaled
  • New Sampling Rate Setting
  • New Bluetooth Local MIDI Central
  • In-App Retronyms AudioPaste Store Content
  • New multiple AudioPaste allows multiple files in a directory to be pasted at once
  • 14 bit NRPN fixed
  • Aubiobus SDK 2.3.3 updated
  • MIDI ‘Program Change’ Freeze UI, fixed
  • MIDI Bluetooth UI fixed for iPhone