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Vatanator AU for iOS is coming, here’s what it looks like

The video’s description only says “An demonstration video of upcoming Vatanator AU extension for iOS. All sounds created by Vatanator AU, hosted in GarageBand.
Made by Backpullver.”

You’ll remember Vatanator and Vatanator SX. Here’s the description for Vatanator itself.

Vatanator 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 features:

  • iOS 7.1 and up compatible, iPad retina graphics
  • 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, Bluetooth MIDI
  • 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 envelope follower and XY pads, MIDI assignable
  • 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

So when Vatanator comes as an AU it’ll be pretty cool, wherever you decide to use it. For now you might want to check out Vatanator and Vatanator SX on the app store.

Vatanator on the app store:


 

Vatanator SX on the app store:

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AudioBus 3 gets compatible with it’s own Remote app, brings some more features, and fixes loads of stuff too

One of those things that maybe you were wondering why AB3 didn’t support Remote, well now it’s fixed, and what’s more, there’s more too. Here’s all that’s new in the Audiobus world …

  • AUDIOBUS 3 NOW SUPPORTS AUDIOBUS REMOTE. Use Audiobus Remote to improve your live performance workflow. Audiobus Remote makes it possible to switch seamlessly between Audio Unit Extension instances and ordinary apps. Be sure to update to the latest version of Audiobus Remote also.
  • Pressing Stop button stops hanging MIDI notes in connected MIDI apps
  • Mixer: If solo is activated, mute is disabled.
  • Added a preset share button right beside load, save and rename.
  • Several performance optimizations

Fixed:

  • Fixed connection issues with the iConnectAudio4+ and the Apogee Quartet
  • Fixed several crashes
  • Fixed latency issues when using output ports
  • Background didn’t work on iPad 4 so we disabled background launching on iPad 4.
  • Fixed errors when restoring the state.
  • Fixed errors when quickly adding and removing ports
  • Fixed issues with displaying Audio Unit Extensions
  • Fixed issues when saving Audiobus 2 presets.
  • Fixed visual artefacts
  • It was not possible to add more than two instances of an Audio Unit Extensions to a MIDI output. This is fixed now.
  • Fixed crackling when switching between apps.

As you’d expect, in the remote app there are updates too. Here’s what’s new in Audiobus Remote.

  • AUDIOBUS REMOTE IS NOW COMPATIBLE WITH AUDIOBUS 3! To connect Audiobus Remote and Audiobus 3, please update to the lastest version of Audiobus 3.
  • Audiobus Remote shows Audio Unit Extensions like ordinary apps.
  • Use Audiobus Remote to switch seamlessly between Apps and Audio Unit Extension instances hosted in Audiobus 3

Audiobus 3 on the app store:


 

Audiobus remote on the app store:

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LayR – Multi Timbral Synthesizer 1.0.4 brings lots of features and fixes too

Whilst I haven’t tried out LayR as yet, it describes itself as a massively polyphonic, multi-timbral synthesizer for iPad and iPhone, which sounds pretty awesome doesn’t it. It’s optimized for modern 64 bit devices delivering up to 256 voices of rich, multi-layered and textured sounds. So all in all worth a look. In version 1.0.4 there are a lot of new things and a lot of fixes too. Here’s all that’s new:

Features

  • Cinematic: A full new bank of wonderfully evocative Performance presets by Brice.
  • Ableton Link for arpeggiator. Link can be enabled/disabled in settings.
  • MIDI Output port: Enabled with an option in settings, defaults to off.
  • MIDI Virtual Destination Chooser: To send MIDI to other apps. Only available when the MIDI out port is enabled.
  • MIDI Controller Templates: Tap the new MIDI icon at the top of the Layer Editor view.
  • Sends MIDI controller from assigned dials when MIDI Out is enabled, (on the Instrument channel).
  • “Pickup” Mode for MIDI controllers. Option in settings.
  • Channel Pressure added to the list of assignable MIDI controllers.
  • AudioBus 3: Audio and MIDI.
  • Settings has an option to stop Master Tempo being set when Performances are loaded.
  • Manually loading a performance or instrument makes that bank current for MIDI program select.
  • Group and assign on iPad is now high enough to accommodate 8 rows instead of 7
  • New Shortcut: Double tapping on a dot in the link/assign view selects or deselects the entire column.
  • New Shortcut: In Preset Selector Views, long press on bank names to rename banks.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed: Crash when starting mono-legato voices in 64 voice mode.
  • Fixed: Potential crash when rapidly changing presets via MIDI Program Change.
  • Fixed: Preset Files stored on iCloud Drive can now be loaded by tapping on them or selecting “Open In…”
  • Fixed: Layer volume sliders now show MIDI icon when assigned to a MIDI controller.
  • Fixed: MIDI controller assignations no longer seem to disappear after deleting another instrument.
  • Fixed: Possible crash caused by corrupt UI after launching from an IAA host.
  • Fixed: Layer strip name label resizes font to t width.
  • Fixed: MIDI Assign view rendered incorrectly if a layer has a really long name.
  • Fixed: Tempo was not always correctly set when loading a performance.
  • Fixed: Arpeggiator stops if IAA host doesn’t provide beat clock.
  • Fixed: It’s now possible to select LayR as a MIDI destination from inside other apps.
  • Fixed: Issue with jittery response with dials and sliders when moving very slowly.
  • Fixed an envelope bug that could cause loud clicks with some settings.
  • Improved voice stealing in attempt to reduce clicks when max polyphony is exceeded.
  • Changed the wording of the “Import” button to “Append” in the Load Performance view.

LayR on the app store:

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Pulse Code Inc brings updates to their Modular Synthesis and Rhythm Studio apps

It’s been a long while for Pulse Code Inc to update these apps. Modular hasn’t seen an app update since January 2015 and Rhythm Studio is the same. So what’s new in these updates? Well not a huge amount, but it’s good to see.

Both apps get 64 bit updates, and are now both Audiobus 3 compliant as well. So whilst these aren’t huge updates they’re worth having. What’s more Rhythm Studio is on sale too and down from $4.99 to $2.99.

Of course Modular Synthesis is free so no price drop there.

It’s good to see Pulse Code come up with updates, let’s hope that there’s more where these come from.

Modular Synthesis on the app store (free):

Rhythm Studio on the app store, down from $4.99 to $2.99: