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Remixlive 3 is here

Now this does look like a lot of fun …

Introducing a finger-drumming enhanced version of Remixlive that can be played like an instrument. We also added a loop-based sequencer and a full-screen waveform, plus a redesign of all the main views.

Let us know what you think and feel free to leave a review if you like this new version. Contact us at support@mixvibes.com if you encounter any issue.

Brand new finger-drumming mode:

  • Now with an additional “Drum” grid including extra one-shot samples.
  • Record finger-drumming patterns directly into the “Loop” grid.

Zoom waveform view:

  • Full-screen waveform for accurate slicing & editing.
  • Edit ADSR & BPM parameters with just a few taps.

Complete design overhaul:

  • Access track, pad and pattern recordings from the topbar.
  • Redesign of the mixer, FX and sample edit views.

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Goose EQ arrives and brings with it a bit of a different business model for an app

A nice EQ is always welcome, but this one comes with a different business model, which it’ll be interesting to see the response to. Here’s what the developers have to say about the app and the model.

Our mission is to manipulate audio with 21st century tools, instead of limiting ourselves with 20th century hardware and concepts. Goose EQ discards the limitations of past hardware and harnesses the future’s computing power. We have designed the UI with only the the physics of audio and the current touch interface in mind,dropping all the baggage of the past.

Goose EQ is the next generation of equalizers. It is a sleek stereo equalizer with 11 different types of filters for fine grain audio control. Designed especially for touch screens, no effort was made to recall EQ hardware of the past. Without the limitations of old hardware, Goose EQ takes a bold step into today’s world of touch gestures and high powered processors. As a result, it looks and feels great on any iOS device.

It’s not just good looking and easy to use; there’s power behind this clean user interface. It boasts:

  • As many bands as your hardware can handle
  • Linked or independent stereo control
  • Analyzer for each channel
  • Precise control of Gain, Frequency, and Bandwidth with gestures and text input
  • Multiple EQs at once
  • Hardware inputs & outputs
  • AudioUnit v3
  • Save your own presets
  • Built in Presets
  • Bypass a single band or a whole EQ.
  • Multiple filters:
  • Parametric
  • High & Low Pass
  • Resonant High & Low Pass
  • Band Pass & Stop
  • High & Low Shelf
  • Resonant High & Low Shelf

To get full use of the EQ there is an auto renewing subscription with the following details:

“One Year Equipment Rental”

What you get:

  • Unlimited custom presets
  • Unlock all factory presets
  • Concurrent equalizers

How it works:

  • Starting a subscription will give you the full version of the app
  • There is a 2 week demo period in which you can cancel and never get charged anything
  • Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
  • The rental automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
  • Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period
  • Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase

Revenue model:

We believe that iOS hardware is good enough to do great things with audio, yet there is very little good software to run on it. We believe this is because of the current revenue model: pay once and expect updates for life. No one expects to buy a pair of shoes once and have them replaced every year for free. So we are going to try subscription with various checkpoints along the way.

We will be doing a yearly subscription. We will continue fixing bugs, adding features, and updating for the first ten months after first release. At that point we will look at our current active subscriptions. If there are enough to support further maintenance we will continue to keep the app working on the latest OS and hardware. If we do not get enough revenue, we will set the subscription price to $0 a year, and stop development. This means that the people who got on board will be able to use the app until it does not work anymore because of OS updates. Because this pricing model is so different than anything else on the App Store, let’s describe it another way (as a list):

  • Subscription-based revenue model.
  • If sustainable, we will continuously and features and update (The app will not be abandoned like so many in the current transition to 64 bit).
  • If it still proves unsustainable, then current subscribers will be able to continue to use as if they had paid upfront like the typical revenue model.
  • Bonus: the subscription will be about 1/4 the price that we would have charged if we were using the old revenue model.
  • Bonus: Free trial. Start the subscription. If you don’t think the app is for you, cancel the subscription, and you will not be charged anything.
  • Cancel any time.

View our privacy policy and terms of use: http://goosesoft.com/privacy

Goose EQ on the app store:

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Mersenne Synthesizer version 2 arrives

IceWorks brings us version 2 of their excellent Mersenne Synthesizer.

Here’s what’s new in version 2:

  • Universal App : Optimized for iPad and iPhone
  • Audio Unit Extensions (AUv3) compatible
  • Support for Audiobus State Saving
  • Exporting and importing of presets via Share extensions
  • Add Swing parameter to the arpeggiator
  • Improved MIDI mapping function
  • Support for Bluetooth MIDI Devices
  • Add Grain and Attack parameters to the Noise

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Audio Damage brings us Eos 2

Audio Damage have been busy. What with Rough Rider 2 and Grind Distortion. Now Eos 2 arrives and is well worth checking out. Here are the details:

A long-time studio standard, now finally available for iOS! This is a direct 1:1 port of Audio Damage’s Eos 2 desktop plug-in, identical in every way to the Eos you know and love. This download includes an AUv3 App Extension for use in AUv3-savvy hosts like AUM, AudioBus, GarageBand, Cubasis, and Auria Pro. Also included is a stand-alone application with Inter-App Audio.

Eos 2 consists of four high-quality custom-designed reverb algorithms, made with the modern production environment in mind. Three different plate simulators and our own Superhall algorithm give you a broad palette of reverb, and the easy-to-understand interface makes adjusting the algorithms to suit your track incredibly simple.

Want a traditional dark plate reverb? Eos 2 can do that. How about a short, dense room sound for your drum buss? Not a problem. But where Eos 2 really comes in to its own is when you drop Superhall on your piano or synthesizer tracks. The incredibly long modulated hall sounds of Eno-style ambience are where Eos 2 thrives, something that is not possible with convolution ‘verbs.

Features

  • Four reverb algorithms designed for Audio Damage by ValhallaDSP, including three separate plate algorithms and our own unique SuperHall, a rich, densely modulated, extra-long hall algorithm designed for ambient and synthesizer music.
  • Full control over the reverb early reflections and tail, with modulation and equalization control, to sculpt the density and tonal characteristics to your needs.
  • All presets from the desktop version included, and you can even share presets among all versions of Eos 2 using the copy/paste mechanism.
  • AUv3 and IAA standard.
  • Note that Eos 2 is a dense, heavily modulated algorithmic reverb, and as such may be somewhat heavy on the CPU, especially on older devices. For best results, use a single instance as a send.

Eos 2 costs $5.99 on the app store now:

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KQ MiniSynth 1.8 brings AB3, Link and much more

KQ MiniSynth 1.8 is a big one, with AB3, new modules, Link and much more. What’s more the app has dropped in price from $5.99 to $3.99. Here’s the whole list of what’s new in this release.

  • Modified the synth engine.
  • Added Polyphonic Noise feature.
  • Added modules: 8 Step Sequencer (CV/Gate), Loop Gate, CV Mixer, Dry / Wet Mixer, LFO (Tempo Sync), Toggle, Const Value.
  • You can disconnect all cables which are connected to a connector when you tap the connector twice.
  • Changed a Clipboard behaviour
  • Changed a behaviour when Audiobus connected.
  • Bugfix: Something was wrong when the sample rate is not 44100 Hz.
  • Bugfix: Could not record.
  • Supports Audiobus 3.
  • Ableton Link integration

KQ MiniSynth on the app store:

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Acrux Seasons looks enticing

Acrux Seasons comes from the developer of pyka_loop (worth a look in its own right) who are friends of mine and a lot of fun to be with.

This looks like something rather beautiful to play with, and it’s free too. Here are the details.

Play Victor Gama’s Acrux and immerse yourself in the beauty of echoing leaves, swirling mist and playful sonic droplets.

Angolan/Portuguese instrument designer and musician Victor Gama has developed a complex sonic palette which combines the cyclical elegance of gamelan with the complex tonalities of 20th Century minimalists like Steve Reich, Michael Nyman and Glen Branca.
The acrux is a unique harp-like instrument built and workshopped by Gama, with inspiration ranging from the vast beauty of the star constellations to the unassuming obscurity of the leaves that fall on the forest floor. Knowing the limitations of conveying the depth of these inspirations in a physical instrument, Victor sought to create a digital version of his instrument that would showcase the beauty behind his method. After meeting with creative education company ‘pyka’, Victor met with 6 primary schools in South Wales and the most unlikely of creative partnerships was formed. Over several months, the potential for the digital acrux instrument was discussed, tested and created by under the watchful eye of Victor himself. The result of this work was Acrux Seasons, the app that allows you to play your way through the seasons as you watch them change around you. Victor, pyka and all six schools now hope that you can find your own inspiration in this uniquely beautiful app.

The app is compatible with 9.7″ iPads, from the iPad Air and up.

Acrux Seasons is free on the app store now:

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AudioMaster Pro: For Podcasts And Music is here

From the developer behind MicSwap, MicSwap Pro, and AudioMaster (not pro) comes the pro version of AudioMaster, which looks pretty good to me. But it isn’t cheap at $70. Here are the details.

Import audio and instantly get a mastered version. Immediately hear a boost in volume and overall sweetening of the mix. Export, save and share anywhere. Audiobus, IAA and AU compatible. If you’d like to try before you buy, check out AudioMaster (not Pro).

Let AudioMaster put the final touches on your sounds by enhancing the mix and sonic characteristics. Our audio algorithm automatically adjusts levels and gives a general “sweetening”. Think of it as the difference between a good-sounding mix and a louder professional-sounding, finished master.

Exports in your choice of Wav, M4a stereo or M4a mono.

Use for Podcasts, Music, Voiceover, Demos, Memos, Songwriting, etc.

39 PRESETS IN 13 GENRES:

  • Flat EQ
  • Podcasts
  • Rock
  • Folk
  • Blues
  • Classical
  • Country
  • Hip Hop
  • Electronic
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • New Age
  • Pop
  • R&B / Soul

Universal App – Buy one version and own it on all devices. Compatible with iPhones, iPads iOS 9 and up.

AudioMaster Pro: For Podcasts And Music costs $69.99 on the app store now: