0 comments on “Wizibel by Klevgränd produkter AB gets a cool update and it’s half price too now”

Wizibel by Klevgränd produkter AB gets a cool update and it’s half price too now

Klevgränd produkter AB has updated Wizibel to version 1.2 and it’s currently half price too. Here’s what’s new:

“Added a timeline feature for Colour and Image parameters in most themes (use multiple images/colours and place them on the timeline)”

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0 comments on “Midiflow Scales – Note remapper for Audiobus 3 has arrived”

Midiflow Scales – Note remapper for Audiobus 3 has arrived

Another useful MIDI app from Johannes Doerr in his growing series for AB3. Here are all the details:

This MIDI effect app for Audiobus 3 lets you filter out unwanted notes or remap them to a scale. Thin out tracks from a sequencer to create a reduced variation. Prevent wrong notes when playing on a keyboard. Generate harmonies by using the app in combination with Midiflow Transposer.

  • Filter out “wrong” notes that are outside of a scale
  • Remap notes to the closest “right” note
  • Pick notes manually
  • Select from a list of predefined scales (Min/Maj Blue, Ionian, Dorian, …)
  • Use multiple instances of this effect in Audiobus

NOTE: This app requires Audiobus 3. Insert it into one or more MIDI effect ports to affect the data going through the respective pipelines.

SELECT ALLOWED TONES
In music theory, a scale is basically a set of tones relative to a root note. Building chords and melodies from a scale identifies its unique sound. The most popular scale might be the ionian scale in C, which is made up of all white keys on the keyboard. The scale of all black and white keys is called the chromatic scale.

Midiflow Scales is a note filter and remapper that is optimized for working with scales. The keyboard-style note selector lets you activate notes that should pass the filter and deactivate those that should not go through. You can also select from the list of pre-defined scales.

If you select a different root note (default is C), the app will update the selected keys to maintain the scale. So, if you have selected the ionian scale in C, and then change the root note to G, you’ll see the F changing to an F#.

MOVE NOTES INTO THE SCALE
Midiflow Scales can not only mute “wrong” notes, which are notes outside of the scale, but it can also move those notes inside. The selector at the bottom lets you choose between filtering out those notes or remapping them to the nearest note that is part of the scale. If possible, the algorithm assigns the activated notes to the keys of the ionian scale. What sounds complicated actually makes it very easy for you to play different scales just with the white keys, or transform a stream of notes into a completely different scale.

CREATE VARIATIONS AND SECOND VOICES
This note remapper has many applications and is really fun to use. If you have a melody programmed in a sequencer, you can create a bass line by sending the same track through this app and activate only one tone. Experiment with the remapping options explained above to either get bass notes on every melody note, or only when the melody reaches the root note.

Thin out tracks by removing some tones to create variations. Or use this simplified version of the track in parallel for a second, layered sound. This is also very useful when playing live with multiple sounds.

Audiobus allows you to chain MIDI effects, and doing so with Midiflow Transposer and Midiflow Scales lets you create second voices: First transpose the notes by 4 half-tones and then force them to the ionian scale, for example.

Midiflow Scales costs $1.99 on the app store:

0 comments on “LayR – Multi Timbral Synthesizer 1.0.3 arrives”

LayR – Multi Timbral Synthesizer 1.0.3 arrives

A pretty big update for LayR – Multi Timbral Synthesizer. Here’s all of what’s new:

NEW FEATURES:

  • New preset banks created by Red Sky Lullaby and Brice Beasley.
  • FX sends added to Layer Strips.
  • An option to select an alternative dials view for Envelope, allows assigning MIDI to A,D,S and R.
  • Added IAA transport buttons and time display when hosted in IAA.
  • Improved IAA beat Sync for Arpeggiator. ( in preparation for Live Link and Audiobus 3).
  • Slightly improved reverb with a pre-delay parameter.
  • You can now assign MIDI and link controls in Layer Strips by long pressing.
  • New shortcut in MIDI Assign View: Repeatedly double tap range dial to set various default ranges.
  • Added a toggle switch to enable/disable Pitch Bend in Layer Strips
  • Added a Reset Factory Presets button to Settings for updating/restoring latest presets.
  • Small improvement to note stealing algorithm.
  • Increased threshold for closing FX view with a swipe.
  • Arpeggiator: Hold mode can now be set by a Sustain Pedal message over MIDI.
  • Settings option to save state on quit and restore on launch.
  • Settings option to ignore all notes off over MIDI
  • Settings option to not reset master volume when loading performance.
  • Settings option for iPad UI: swipe left or right on background to change layers
    – Settings option for iPad UI: swipe down on background to exit layer editor

FIXED:

  • No longer crashes when using MIDI controller with LFOs in Tempo mode.
  • No longer crashes when attempting to assign MIDI controller to Envelope Time Mode buttons.
  • Fixed a small glitch when releasing looped envelopes in tempo mode.
  • Fixed a potential crash when starting legato notes which are transposed out of MIDI range.
  • Fixed an issue with CME Air keyboards that caused stuck notes.
  • Fixed a bug in reverb damping filters.
  • Lowest note of a key span is no longer ignored if key span has a fade.
  • Settings view is now scrollable, Background Audio switch no longer scrolls up to be unavailable on iPhone SE
  • “Open In” now works when using sources other than iCloud Drive via iOS Documents Picker.
  • Onscreen keyboard no longer scrolls back to middle after scrolling to low notes.
  • iPhone onscreen keyboard no longer jiggles around while dragging.
  • Keyboard Edit view is now rendered correctly on small screen phones.
  • Text and notes are now saved with exported presets.
  • LFOs for AM modulation are no longer incorrectly inverted.
  • Improved solo/muting behaviour.
  • Fixed a rare bug where a high random smoothing value could cause an effect similar to a long portamento.
  • Fixed a case where portamento wasn’t reset when voice is restarted.
  • MIDI Volume cc7 for controlling Instrument Volume now uses full range if instrument is saved with zero volume.
  • Performance name no longer reverts to “Master” after editing
  • In layer help overlay “FM Amount” changed to “Env Pitch Amount”.
  • iPad help, “Random mod amount” and “LFO2 mod amount” captions were reversed.
  • iPhone help typo in Filter 2 Section.
  • Keyboard: increased contrast of playing notes when using coloured keys
  • Keyboard: Now correctly uses first key touched to determine range for velocity/mod

2 comments on “Stravinski creates melodies with adjustable complexity”

Stravinski creates melodies with adjustable complexity

Whilst I’m not entirely sure quite how this app does what it suggest it does, I’m quite intrigued to understand it. Here’s the detail that you do get about what it does:

“Stravinski” is a melody generator that creates eight-bar piano melodies with adjustable complexity. The algorithm is based on scientific research in the field of music psychology. It is developed by the team behind “CHAiOS SYNTH 2”.

Workflow: set the complexity to your preferred level, press “generate”, then “play”. That’s it. Hit “settings” to set tempo and key, or toggle the drum tracks on/off.

Of cause “Stravinski” supports Audiobus and Inter-App Audio.

Have fun and get inspired by this next-gen melody algorithm!

Stravinski costs $2.99 on the app store now:

2 comments on “Concentric Rhythm is an interactive tool for generating, developing, and exploring musical patterns, and it’s free”

Concentric Rhythm is an interactive tool for generating, developing, and exploring musical patterns, and it’s free

This looks really interesting, and potentially extremely useful too. Plus it’s free and therefore definitely worth checking out and playing with. Here are the details:

Concentric Rhythm is an interactive tool for generating, developing, and exploring musical patterns. It uses geometric transformations and many other simple processes to create, develop, and evolve music.

The looping musical timeline is visualized as a circle, which allows you to treat musical patterns as concentric shapes. This makes performing geometric transformations such as rotations, reflections and folding very natural and intuitive. It also provides tools for melodic lines such as random-walk generation and scale-based inversion and transposition. You can generate rhythmic lines using cross-rhythms or the Euclidean algorithm, and allows for great visualisations of complex polyrhythms.

Concentric Rhythm now allows you to assign each pattern to a different MIDI channel and send your results to other MIDI compatible apps or devices.

Concentric Rhythm was originally developed as a new way to improvise electronic music, but it is also a great tool experimenting with and developing musical material, or just for casually playing with music in a unique, hands-on, way.

Many of the ideas here were inspired by the book ‘The Geometry of Musical Rhythm’ and this app is a powerful tool for anyone who is interested in exploring these ideas. But at the same time is easy enough to use that anyone (even with no musical or mathematical background) can make interesting musical patterns and think about the musical world a little differently.

Features:

  • Inter-App Audio and Audiobus Compatibility
  • MIDI Send (as IAP)
  • Landscape for iPad
  • Completely redesigned Note List now integrated into main display
  • Velocity based transformations
  • Global reverb control
  • User sample management
  • Improved system for project saving
  • Tempo calculations based on user selected meter
  • Many bug fixes

Concentric Rhythm is free on the app store:

0 comments on “Edity-Audio & music editor tool arrives, it’s free, and you might find it handy”

Edity-Audio & music editor tool arrives, it’s free, and you might find it handy

I wasn’t sure about this, but it’s free and could be useful to you, so I thought I’d let you know about it. Here’s the detail:

Edity – Professional and easy-to-use audio editor and recorder. You can work with files from the library or with the recorded sound.

Just edit

Make a smooth entry or fading effect? Crop music or sound? Copy or paste? All the necessary tools for editing at your fingertips

Apply audio effects

Add a little unusual? Slow down or speed up? Change the key or place the sound in a large room?Correct voice tune? Use creative audio effects: Pitch and speed control, Delay effect, Reverb, EQ

Record

Want to record voice or sounds? The recording function easily solves this problem

Enjoy high quality sound

Tired of audio editors and dictaphones with low-quality sound and clipping audio signal Save audio files in wav format, without losing quality!

Share

Want to share with friends and the world? Send audio tracks using share function to anyone. A clear, simple interface and animations, pleasing to the eye, will make the application more comfortable for you!

0 comments on “Boulanger Labs updates csGrain to version 1.4 and adds AB2 (not 3)”

Boulanger Labs updates csGrain to version 1.4 and adds AB2 (not 3)

Which is a bit strange. You’d think that they might move up to AB3, but anyway, they’ve added a fair bit more to the app and that’s a big plus, and also it’s the first update that this app has had since October 2014, so on the whole I’m just pleased it’s got a nice little refresh. Here’s what’s new:

  • Full 64-bit Support
  • Enhanced Granular Processing
  • Full DropBox Integration
  • AudioBus 2 Support
  • Update to Csound 6.08
  • Updated Manual, Links
  • UI Updates
  • iTunes Import Support
  • “Open In…” Support
  • Numerous Bug Fixes, Improvements, Optimizations
  • iOS 10 Ready
  • Audio Copy/Paste Update

0 comments on “Wotja – Generative Music & Cut-Up Text Editor 4.4 is here”

Wotja – Generative Music & Cut-Up Text Editor 4.4 is here

Intermorphic brings another big update to their flagship product. This update is mainly about improving productivity and usability (incorporating 3 creativity apps into one was tricky!) and bringing back a revised Wotja for Apple Watch.

NEW FEATURES:

  • Wotja for Apple Watch returns!
  • The new Apple Watch app is much simpler than before, and this time the focus is around playing/stopping the currently open Wotja mix or playlist or creating a random mix based on Wotja’s mix randomisation settings (3D Touch menu).

IMPROVEMENTS/CHANGES:

  • There are now only 3 core Tab views: Cut-Up – for creating cut-up, Mix – for creating generative music mixes and Display – for setting how a Wotja is displayed. Parameters previously accessed via a Piece tab are now accessed via the Piece/Mix button in the Network panel; Parameters previously accessed via a Voice tab are now accessed by tapping on the relevant voice in the Network panel.
  • Play/Stop button: now in the bottom tab bar making it accessible from every screen; playing time is displayed below it.
  • Settings button: now in the bottom tab bar making it accessible from every screen and now includes access to Mix Randomisation settings.
  • Mix Tab: We decluttered the UI by finding solutions that let us remove the bottom toolbar and top status bar.
  • Mix Tab: Voice and Track mixing segments in the top RHS panel selector have been combined into one allowing the RHS Panel expander button to be moved next to the panel selector.
  • Mix Tab: A selected cell is now indicated with a cell border; tap a selected cell to display the Template selector.
  • Mix Tab: The Tools button has been moved to the top Menu bar which now includes a handy button for mix randomisation.
  • Bug fixes.

0 comments on “TonalEnergy Chromatic Tuner and Metronome 1.5.2 arrives”

TonalEnergy Chromatic Tuner and Metronome 1.5.2 arrives

Another pretty big update for TonalEnergy Chromatic Tuner and Metronome. Here’s what’s new:

Feature updates and bugfixes and for v1.5.2:

  • Added auto-transpose feature back in for sound selection
  • Improved bluetooth speaker output support
  • Added option to allow bluetooth mic input, disabled by default so that most bluetooth speakers will work as desired. If the mic input from a bluetooth device is desired, enable this option. Removed the output-only option because this new option gets rid of the need for it.
  • Arrow button in top-left of record sidebar now closes it (as well as swipe left)
  • Added visual metronome flashing to tab bar on all pages
  • Added 3D Touch shortcuts to start on specific page
  • Add quarter/half note triplets subdivisions to /4 and /2 meters
  • File browsing behavior updated, doesn’t auto-play now when selecting (unless already playing).
  • Added Trim feature which trims selected range to new file or replacing existing
  • Added “Select” button which lets you multiple select items for export or deletion. If multiple items are selected for export it will make a ZIP archive and export that.
  • Added option to make compressed audio (AAC) files when exporting audio
  • Playing audio files keeps app alive in the background (like the metronome)
  • Added duration indicator when recording
  • Added introductory information for some features.
  • Some VoiceOver fixes, and added special tuning data text capture feature (double-tap and hold target tuner on Tuner page to toggle it on/off, only when VoiceOver is on). This was requested by a blind user.
  • Fixed multi-touch issue on pitch wheel
  • Various metronome fixes

Apple Watch app changes:

  • Reordered watch pages, to focus on most likely used features (metronome)
  • Added meter and subdiv adjusting feature to Watch app
  • Added Sound page to Watch app. Set the desired note with the note/octave pickers, or pressing the current tuner indicator button to set it to the most recently heard note.
  • Added dedicated haptic count-in feature on watch (force touch on met page). This is independent from the phone metronome.
  • Added Met Presets page to watch. Force press to change preset groups. Changing preset with the digital crown dial will go into affect when met is started (or if changed while already started). Swiping up/down also changes preset.

1 comment on “As of now Blocs Wave goes freemium!”

As of now Blocs Wave goes freemium!

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As a long time fan of this app I see this as a really positive move to encourage even more people to pick up their iOS device and make music with it, and Blocs is a great place to start. It’s a simple and beautifully designed app for making and recording new music, and now free it’s to download on the Apple app store.

Of course, there will be IAPs. The ‘Slicer’ and ‘Audio Import’, become IAPs, which makes sense to me. But the great news is that for new and pro music makers alike, Blocs Wave offers unique ways to combine pro-sounds to build up original musical ideas. For long time iOS musicians, Blocs Wave can also be seen as another good tool for real-time loop recording that can record and capture your ideas on the go.

As of today the free option also lets you tweak and edit your sounds, and then build on your ideas to create more advanced musical sections.

So what about users who have already purchased Blocs Wave?
Don’t worry. Existing users will keep the pro-features, Audio Import and Slicer at no additional cost. More information on the changes for existing users can be found here:

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Just as a reminder (or if you haven’t heard of the app), here’s what Blocs Wave is all about:

Highlight Features

  • A powerful looper studio – 48 loop pads, with real-time stretching for building ideas
  • Chop and slice your sounds* – Slice and play your sounds
  • Locked in time and key – Change tempo or key, at any time, in real-time
  • Expand your ideas with Sections – Switch between groups of pads to build musical structure
  • Import* and export your own sounds – Supports Audiobus, Audioshare.
  • Easy syncing, and exporting to Ableton Live – Sync to other software with Link, and export your projects to Ableton Live
  • Connect with Launchpad for iOS – Easily send your projects to Launchpad. Access all your Launchpad soundpacks easily

* Slice and Audio Import require In-App Purchase

Key Features (More Detail)

  • Designed for iPad and iPhone
  • Combine 8 sounds simultaneously per section
  • 6 sections let you build bigger ideas
  • 6 soundpacks included (nearly 300 loops) plus more free packs in the store
  • Slice* and Loop modes to rearrange, and tweak your sounds
  • Discover, Soundpack, User and Type browser modes
  • Expand your soundpack library with new soundpacks, updated weekly
  • Export your music – Create a mixdown or export individual tracks
  • Send to Launchpad – Easily send your projects to Launchpad for iOS
  • Download on-the-move – Optimised for 3G/4G mobile networks
  • 3D touch enabled on iPhone 6 Plus – Preview sounds and waveforms
  • Use any purchased Launchpad soundpacks in Blocs Wave

* In-App Purchase

Advanced Key Features (More Detail)

  • Real-time stretch engine – Change tempo at any time
  • In-key system – Helps keep you in key at all times (Minor)
  • Low-latency recording – Ideal for live looping
  • iPad Pro support – Optimised to use the entire iPad Pro screen
  • Import* and export from iCloud, Dropbox, AudioCopy, AudioShare, Mail, ‘Open-in’, Airdrop and more
  • Import multiple files at once via other apps (e.g. AudioShare)*
  • User sound library management – Manage your sounds
  • Batch export your pads as a .zip file
  • Record and monitor using most USB audio interfaces
  • Audiobus, AudioCopy and hardware input and outputs supported
  • Ableton Link support – Jam in sync with other apps, including Ableton Live
  • Ableton Export support – Easily send your project to Ableton Live
  • Bluetooth speaker support

Blocs Wave on the app store, now free (with IAPs):