0 comments on “Buttercup Bitcrush 2.0 goes AU and more”

Buttercup Bitcrush 2.0 goes AU and more

Another in the Flora groups gets updated. Buttercup Bitcrush has received the 2.0 treatment to rebuild the infrastructure, with a focus upon improving stability, user experience and audio quality.

Also included in this update:

  • AUV3 Support
  • Preset saving (Bonus: Saved presets are accessible from AU Hosts)
  • Massive perfomance upgrades to both the audio processing and user interface.
  • Reduced download footprint
  • Improved stability
  • Enhanced support system

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Saffron Saturator 2.0 brings AU support and more

The first of the Flora series to move up to version 2.0. Here’s what’s new:

  • AUV3 Support
  • Preset saving (Bonus: Saved presets are accessible from AU Hosts)
  • Massive perfomance upgrades to both the audio processing and user interface. (Saffron Saturator idles at less than 1% on iPad Air 2).
  • Reduced download footprint
  • Improved stability
  • Enhanced support system.

0 comments on “Klevgränd brings us Baervaag – FM Synthesizer”

Klevgränd brings us Baervaag – FM Synthesizer

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The lovely people at Klevgränd have brought yet another new app to add to their already excellent portfolio.

Baervaag brings FM synthesis to the masses! An easy to use but still powerful and tweakable synthesizer, accessible to everyone. Several parameters are sensitive to velocity which makes Baervaag very expressive and fun to play.

The additional LP filter, ”Wobbler”, and a simple stereo chorus makes this synthesizer versatile and a joy to tweak.

Noteworthy features:

  • AUv3, works with AUv3 compatible hosts like GarageBand, Cubasis, Auria, AUM etc
  • 77 handcrafted presets created by professional musicians
  • FM Feedback, Filter, ADSR Attack and Volume can be modulated by velocity
  • Oscillators can be shaped between sine, square and PWM
  • One ADSR for each oscillator.
  • Controllable wobble factor that adds analogue unpredictability.

Important: Baervaag in stand-alone mode does not support IAA or MIDI. You can try it out using the keyboard at the bottom, but that’s it. We recommend using Baervaag with AUv3 compatible hosts.

iPhone 6 or later is recommended.
iPad Air 1 or later is recommended.

Baervaag is on the app store and costs $4.99

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NoLimits Audio Unit Limiter by DDMF has arrived

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And it has a very unusual way of describing itself too, read on …

At the end of a long day at the mixing desk, when everything has finally fallen into place, comes the best moment (just before pouring that glass of whisky): load an instance of NoLimits at the end of the chain, turn that one knob, lean back and enjoy. This look-ahead limiter completes DDMF’s mixing and mastering portfolio and will be your weapon of choice to bring you up to competitive levels. Features: optional auto-gain, optional transient stereo linkage, advanced mode for variable lookahead, attack and release times, and a state-of-the-art dithering algorithm. Last but not least: it sounds smooth, yet powerful. This app comes in AUv3 format for use in the latest generation of iOS audio hosts like Garageband, Cubasis or Auria Pro.

NoLimits Audio Unit Limiter by DDMF on the app store, priced at $9.99:

0 comments on “midiSTEPs – midi step sequencer toy 1.5 arrives and is awesome”

midiSTEPs – midi step sequencer toy 1.5 arrives and is awesome

midiSTEPs is cool, that’s a given. Version 1.5 is cooler. It’s really awesome. Here’s the full list of what’s new …

  • iOS 10 update
  • Added Ableton Link support
  • Added AU effects support
  • Added multiple audio outs via AB or IAA
  • Added email/airdrop set sharing
  • Added Bluetooth MIDI support
  • Added MIDI program change support
  • Added AU/CC parameter lock midi map
  • Added ability to trigger steps with midi note or other notes from other part
  • Added more per step probability options: skip, tie, accent, reset
  • Changed randomize pattern to use only visible keys for better results
  • Bug fixes and minor improvements

0 comments on “Lofionic Mani Analogue Chorus Effect arrives for your iPad”

Lofionic Mani Analogue Chorus Effect arrives for your iPad

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Lofionic Mani is a rich and evocative analogue-modelled chorus effect for iOS, supporting AudioUnit, Inter-App Audio and AudioBus. In addition to the standard mix, rate and depth controls, Mani adds a switchable feedback control, for metallic flanger-like effects, and a pre-delay switch for extra body.

Lofionic Mani costs $0.99 on the app store:

0 comments on “FuxEQ (universal) has arrived”

FuxEQ (universal) has arrived

For anyone interested in another AU for their iOS set up, read on …

FuxEQ is a new 7-band parametric equalizer (audio unit) plugin for your music or sound production environment. A bunch of exceptional features, some of them not found in any other EQ software makes it truly unique:

  • The (high and low) shelving bands have a unique “asymmetry” parameter which allows finer control of the frequency curve around the edge frequency. This new feature is especially powerful for balancing frequency content of complementary sounds such as bass drum/bass guitar or different vocals and harmony instruments. For example, use it to “thin out” your bass drum in the lower mids/upper bass range, making room for your bass guitar… (Please compare the respective screenshots.)
  • A special “High/Low Balance” filter band is extremely useful for quick yet subtle and gentle adaptation of the warmth or brightness of a sound. (Please compare the screenshots.) This filter allows to tune the sound very smoothly without dominant coloring.
  • Filter frequencies can be adjusted up to 20000 Hz without any compromise in quality or bandwidth. Unlike many other equalizers FuxEQ does not “squeeze” frequency curves when approaching the 20000 Hz area. (Please compare the screenshots.)
  • A fully compatible Mac OS plugin will be available soon, making your workflow seamless across both platforms by transfer of parameter settings.
  • Each filter band has its own gain compensation parameter, allowing for loudness correct A/B comparison FOR EACH BAND — without interrupting your listening experience by necessary gain adjustments.
  • The carefully designed interface is sensitive to many intuitive gestures and thus allows both easy and fine grained control even for small displays or views:
    • Grab markers to adjust frequencies and boost/cut.
    • Grab frequency curves to adjust the individual gain compensation.
    • Select or deselect filter bands by simple taps to switch between display of detailed parameters and a clear, tidy overview.
    • Use the sliders for quick coarse parameter adjustments and swipe over the values, parameter names or the sliders outside the thumb for fine tuning.
    • Double tap curves to active/deactivate the filter band.

FuxEQ on the app store:

0 comments on “ReSlice arrives from VirSyn”

ReSlice arrives from VirSyn

The next thing from VirSyn is a very cool looking audio slicing machine that’s universal and comes with loads of features. Here’s what VirSyn have to say about it …

Slice your audio samples with ReSlice and create flexible musical atoms which can be triggered by MIDI notes or the touch of your fingers.

The polyrhythm Arpeggiator redefines the art of creating new loops from the extracted slices.

Record live or import audio from clipboard or AudioShare to break it up into its rhythmic components.

Apply the intelligent slice parameter and Arpeggio randomizer for instant creation of the unheard.

Features:

Audio Slicer

  • Automatic break up of sample/drum loop into up to 32 slices
  • Edit slice positions.
  • Edit level, pan, pitch and envelope for each slice
  • Import audio from clipboard or AudioShare
  • Record audio for instant slicing and reusing in realtime

Effect section

  • Seven studio standard effects concurrently usable:
  • Oversampled distortion with four different algorithms for antialiased sound.
  • Lowpass / Highpass / Bandpass parametric equalizer
  • 8 pole analog Phaser
  • Flanger
  • Four line chorus
  • Stereo/Ping-Pong delay with glitch free delay time change.
  • Hi end reverberation unit.

Four part Polyrhythm Arpeggiator

  • Uses programmable sequences with up to 32 steps.
  • Trigger slices using 4 arpeggio parts with different settings
  • Unique randomizer generates Arpeggios with 100% usability.
  • Factory arpeggios included, unlimited user arpeggios possible.

Global

  • AUv3 AudioUnit
  • Inter App Audio
  • Audiobus 2 support with state saving.
  • Play slices live with the onscreen keyboard.
  • Can use CoreMIDI compatible MIDI Keyboard.
  • Audio recorder with share function.
  • Share user presets.
  • Support for virtual MIDI input connections.
  • Multichannel MIDI Learn for external MIDI controllers.
  • MIDI Tempo sync. Start/Stop Arpeggio.
  • Ableton Link compatible.

ReSlice is on the app store for $9.99 which is introductory price:

1 comment on “GarageBand 2.2 is big, brings back Alchemy, adds AU, and much more”

GarageBand 2.2 is big, brings back Alchemy, adds AU, and much more

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Well this is a surprise and probably what a lot of people have been hoping for, for quite a long time. I think it’s time to look at GarageBand again. Here’s all the details:

  • Play and record using the new Alchemy Touch Instrument with over 150 synth patches*
  • Quickly find Touch Instruments and patches with a redesigned sound browser
  • Capture your voice or instrument and apply studio-class effects like pitch correction, distortion and delay with the new Audio Recorder
  • Use new mixing effects, including Visual EQ, Bitcrusher, and Overdrive
  • Add third-party effects using Audio Unit Extensions**
  • Record multiple times over any song section and choose your favorite using Multi-Take Recording
  • Perform with Chord Strips from any keyboard instrument
  • Add comments or lyric ideas to your song with an integrated notepad
  • Remotely add new tracks to your Logic Pro X project from your iPhone or iPad via iCloud
  • Stability improvements and bug fixes

* The Alchemy synth is available on iPhone 6 or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 4.
** Requires compatible third-party Audio Unit Extension instruments apps from the App Store.

GarageBand on the app store:

0 comments on “Audio Evolution Mobile Studio arrives on iOS”

Audio Evolution Mobile Studio arrives on iOS

After being very sucessful on Android Audio Evolution Mobile comes to iOS with an impressive range of features.

Record your ideas on the go or create entire music productions from scratch, we’ll leave it up to you! This app is a portable multitrack audio and MIDI recording studio featuring virtual instruments, editing with unlimited undo/redo, mixing, real-time effects, automation and much more!

Note that this is our initial release and we’d appreciate any feedback or bug reports! We are highly responsive to customer feedback.

Features:

  • Multitrack audio recording / playback
  • MIDI sequencing with piano roll editor
  • Drum pattern editor
  • Inter-app audio effects and instruments
  • AudioBus support (including AudioBus remote)
  • Audio Unit v3 instruments and effects displayed directly in the app
  • Non-linear editing with move, trim, split, cut/copy/paste, remove, cross-fade, etc. with full undo/redo
  • Virtual instruments (comes with free instruments and more instrument packs to download with in-app purchase)
  • Wide range of downloadable loops available (free and paid)
  • Clip volume and fade points
  • Loop playback
  • Automation of mixer and effect parameters
  • Mix-down to WAV, AIFF and ALAC
  • Metronome
  • Punch in/out
  • Zoom down to the sample
  • Each track has controls for volume, panning, mute, solo, arm, 3-band EQ with mid-sweep, 3 insert effects, 2 effect sends and output bus selection
  • Unlimited number of tracks (more than 3 requires the PRO in-app purchase)
  • Unlimited number of groups (requires the PRO in-app purchase)
  • Real-time effects including: chorus, compressor, delay, dual delay, reverse delay, reverb, flanger, noise gate and many more!
  • Offline effects: fade in/out, normalize, reverse, pitch shift, time stretching
  • Several grid options for aligning your samples (with tempo and time signature settings)
  • Projects are interchangeable with our Android version
  • Export to other DAW’s by rendering all tracks to separate audio files (stems)
  • Media server to access your files easily from a desktop computer

In short: a complete portable multitrack music studio that will replace your fourtrack recorder or tape machine!

The following in-app purchases are available to expand your studio:

  • FX pack 1 (distortion, overdrive, speaker sim, wah wah, phaser)
  • FX pack 2 (10-, 15-, 30-band graphic EQ)
  • ToneBoosters effect pack 1 (Barricade, DeEsser, Gate, Reverb)
  • ToneBoosters EQ with frequency analyzer
  • ToneBoosters Compressor
  • Autotune with two-voice harmonizer
  • Soundfont instrument packs
  • Loop packs from Function Loops

Audio Evolution Mobile Studio is free on the app store (with IAPs):