midiFILTr-PG Probability Gate MIDI Effect arrives from Art Kerns

Another excellent app arrives from Mr Kerns, maker of midiSTEPs, midiLFOs and more. Along comes midiFILTr-PG Probability Gate MIDI Effect. Here’s all you need to know …

midiFILTr-PG is a Probability Gate MIDI effect designed for Audiobus 3 but also usable with CoreMIDI. midiFILTr-PG listens to MIDI input and based on random chance mutes some of the incoming notes to make a busy, repetitive stream of notes a little more interesting and sparser. It has four modes:

Gate Mode – One set percentage to be muted for all notes. Also includes Gate On Repeats (when a note passes through unmuted, also pass through X more notes after) and Gate Off Repeats (when a note does not pass through the gate, also mute the next X notes) to make things a little more interesting.

Note Mode – Each note in the scale (C, C#, D etc) has its own percentage chance to mute incoming notes.

Sequencer Mode – Every eight notes has a different percentage chance to be muted. Can also change the sequence length to be less than eight.

Thru Mode – Nothing is muted, normally not used but there if you need it.
If midiFILTr-PG is inserted as an Audiobus 3 MIDI effect it should be setup and work automatically. If you wish to use it without Audiobus you can toggle the CoreMIDI input and output and use it that way.

midiFILTr-PG Probability Gate MIDI Effect is on the app store for $2.99 now:

DJDJ Mixing App 1.4 arrives and it’s on sale too

DJDJ Mixing App 1.4 arrives with some nice new features and it’s on sale too, down from $6.99 to $3.99. Here’s what’s new:

  • Added Support for MIDI Jog Wheels (Scratching, Turning, Searching).
  • Added Support for MIDI File Browsing.
  • Now there’s a total of 11 different effects. Enhanced the whole effects section.
  • Scratch by dragging the audio strip.
  • Improved File System.
  • Batch analyze tracks (to detect their tempo).

Poison-202 Vintage MIDI Synthesizer 2.0

Poison-202 Vintage MIDI Synthesizer gets to version 2.0 with a big list of new features. Here’s what’s new:

  • Audiobus support added with state-saving;
  • XFM modulation engine improved: cleaner XFM-modulated sound achieved;
  • XFM modulation is now interpolated (smooth changes, no micro-steps) when controlling it with Modulation Wheel;
  • bug fixed that could cause issues with certain hosts with large audio buffer size (e.g. Multitrack Studio app);
  • fix: some factory patches were transposed to normal pitch;
  • new Poison-202 app icon;
  • new factory bank with 100 patches added: Essentials Soundpack by Fabio Ribeiro – Brazilian producer and keyboardist with the band “Remove Silence”. The collection contains lots of classic sounds from the 70’s and 80’s, modern and evolving textures, leads, basses, pads and sound effects. It also contains some famous patches from artists such as Rick Wakeman, Pink Floyd, Uriah Heep, Black Sabbath, Triumvirat, and more;
  • plus, special opportunity for all current Poison-202 users to get 50% discount coupon to buy the newly released VSTi/AU version of Poison-202 for Mac!

ChordFlow (universal) arrives

Now this looks interesting …

ChordFlow is a chord sequencer with a unique 4-track polyphonic arpeggiator, extensive chord library, MIDI out and Ableton Link support.

“It is intuitive, educational, inspirational and most of all FUN! From the moment I started the app up, it was a joy to explore.” (Jordan Rudess, Dream Theater/Wizdom Music)

Use it as a songwriting tool:
Discover inspiring chord progressions and arpeggiator patterns for your new songs. Try re-harmonizing your existing songs using advanced chords from the library containing 50+ chord types.

Use it as a backing track tool:
Create a chord progression, select a looping mode and practice your solo on your favorite instrument or sing along with ChordFlow.

Use it for live performance:
Prepare multiple sections with different chord progressions and different arpeggiator patterns. Loop a section or a specific chord, jump between sections or chords on the go. Edit arpeggiator patterns while playing to add variation to your performance. Play in sync with other apps using Ableton Link.

FEATURES

  • More than 50 chord types available.
  • Intuitive tools for drawing arpeggiator sequences.
  • 1 to 32 steps arpeggiator
  • 4 tracks in a arpeggiator sequence.
  • 3 sequencer looping modes: one pass, loop selected, loop all.
  • Quantised jumps between sections.
  • A song can be split by any number of sections each containing different chords and arpeggiator sequences.
  • Songs can be saved on disk.
  • MIDI Out to any CoreMIDI compatible app, USB or WI-FI
  • Ableton Link support

ChordFlow costs $6.99 on the app store now:

Navichord – chord sequencer and MIDI controller gets AB3 MIDI support and more

Navichord – chord sequencer and MIDI controller gets another update and adds new features plus AudioBus 3 MIDI support. Cool no?

Here’s what’s new:

‘Lock scale to white keys’ support for external keyboards

  • Play any scale with just the white keys
  • See [ Settings / Scale / Lock scale to white keys ]

LED Scale Guide for supported keyboards (K-Board, QuNexus)

  • Light up your keyboard with the selected scale
  • Works with ‘Lock scale to white keys’ too, lights up white keys
  • See [ Settings / Scale / LED Scale Guide ]

Audiobus 3 MIDI support

  • Several MIDI Sender ports for chord voices and the keyboard
  • MIDI Receiver port for the keyboard

IAA sync, IAA tempo, IAA transport controls (Play, Stop, Rewind), Pause/Resume is not supported

Push notifications – get informed about new features and tutorials

Navichord – chord sequencer and MIDI controller on the app store:

Midiflow Adapter for Audiobus 3 arrives

Another app from Johannes Doerr who has brought us so many excellent MIDI apps in recent weeks. Here’s another that looks like it’s going to make a big difference in your AB3 set ups!

Here are all the details:

This MIDI app for Audiobus 3 allows you to include music apps, which don’t support Audiobus MIDI but only Core MIDI. It creates permanent virtual MIDI ports for input and output. After distinctly selecting each of those ports in your “legacy” music apps, they can receive and send MIDI from/to Audiobus 3.

  • Connect up to 10 receiving apps (like synthesizers)
  • Connect up to 10 sending apps (like sequencers)
  • Use multiple instances of this app in Audiobus

NOTE: This app requires Audiobus 3. Insert it into one or more MIDI input and output ports. Furthermore, this adapter only works with apps that allow you to select MIDI ports for sending and receiving. It won’t work with apps that have no MIDI setup page.

IMPORTANT: Connecting apps via Core MIDI is an advanced topic. If you haven’t done it before, please become familiar with it prior to downloading this app.

CONNECT YOUR “LEGACY” APPS TO AUDIOBUS 3
Audiobus 3 has introduced a powerful MIDI routing system that makes interconnecting MIDI apps a lot easier than it was before. However, not all music apps support this new system, yet. Midiflow Adapter makes those apps compatible, by translating between the “old” Core MIDI system and the new Audiobus 3. This, however, only works with apps that let you to select MIDI ports for input and output, or at least the MIDI channel. It is not enough if these apps create their own virtual MIDI port.

SETUP FOR SYNTH APPS (RECEIVERS)
Midiflow Adapter creates 10 permanent virtual MIDI output ports. This means that you can use up to 10 music apps with this adapter. For setting it up, start Midiflow Adapter. Then, start your first synth app that you want to connect with Audiobus via this adapter app. Go to its MIDI settings and activate reception on the MIDI port called “MF Adapter Out 1”. It is essential that you deactivate reception on all other ports. Now, go to Audiobus 3 and insert MF Adapter into a MIDI output slot. In the input slot, add any other app, like Midiflow Keyboard. When you switch to Midiflow Adapter, you can select which of your synth apps the MIDI data should go. In this case, it is already set to “Out 1”, so you’re ready to go.

For your second synth app, do the same steps, but select MIDI port “MF Adapter Out 2”, and so on. Then, you can select it in the adapter app.

SETUP FOR SEQUENCER APPS (SENDERS)
The procedure is identical to the one for receiver apps (see above). However, you need to configure the MIDI output settings instead of the input settings. Midiflow Adapter creates 10 permanent virtual MIDI input ports for that purpose. They are called “MF Adapter In 1-10”.

WORKING WITH CHANNELS
Some Core MIDI apps don’t allow you to select the input/output ports, but only the MIDI input/output channel. In that case, they receive on all ports. The only way to selectively trigger them is to assign a unique channel to them. In Midiflow Adapter, you can then select this channel as input/output.

NON-COMPATIBLE APPS
If one of your music apps neither supports selecting the MIDI port nor setting the MIDI channel, you cannot use it with Midiflow Adapter.

Midiflow Adapter for Audiobus 3 costs $1.99 on the app store now:

c3n loops 1.2 brings Link and more

c3n loops goes up to version 1.2 today and brings link and much more. Here’s the full details:

  • Ableton Link
  • Settings menus for MIDI and Link
  • Import loops while playing
  • Stop all loops button
  • Erase all button
  • Increased hit size of scene tags and scene triggers
  • New video tutorial shown via the iOS video player
  • New free deep house loop pack
  • Improved graphics performance
  • Improved stability and bug fixes

Resonator Audio Unit arrives

And another AU from Aleksandar Mlazev …

Resonator Audio Unit is an audio effect that creates natural sounding resonances in an acoustic body. That will add warmth and fullness to the tone of any instrument or to your record. You can control the acoustic body thickness, size and the amount of resonances.

There is also additional reverb effect so you can add reflections to the sound of the resonator. This is useful if you use the app as a standalone to get your whole sound and play on your instrument via iRig or similar adapter.

The app uses realistic and innovative algorithms created by me that you can not find in other software.

Features of the Resonator Audio Unit:

  • warm and natural sounding resonances
  • acoustic body controls for thickness and size
  • resonances amount control
  • additional reverb effect
  • Efx on/off button (available when used as a stand alone app)

Resonator Audio Unit costs $2.99 on the app store now:

Warm Distortion AU arrives

A new audio unit arrives …

Warm Distortion is real time distortion audio effect. It is a non linear distortion that works great with guitars, drums and other instruments. It clears the “hiss” sounds just like real tube amplifier. All algorithms are unique, created and designed for nice distortion effect.
The app works as an Audio Unit plugin and can also be used as stand alone real time effect via the device microphone or using iRig or similar device.

Features:

  • Unique distortion algorithms with natural tube sound
  • Gain
  • Level
  • Smoothie (hiss clearing magic slider)
  • Reverb (master reverb)

If you play acoustic instrument you can use headphones without a mic and put the phone close to your instrument so the app will work as realtime effect.

Warm Distortion costs $1.99 on the app store now:

SuperBooth starts tomorrow, and it’s looking pretty amazing

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SuperBooth is one of those events that I’ve been meaning to get along to for ages now, and this year I’m going, just on the Friday, so if you’re going to be there be sure to say hi!

If you don’t know about SuperBooth then it’s well worth checking out the site here. The exhibitor list is pretty impressive and as far as I can see just about everyone is going to be there, and this year, PalmSounds will be there too.

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