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:

VirSyn launches BandShift (universal)

BandShift is a multi-band auditory filter and frequency shifter taking a new approach to manipulate the pitch of complex sound sources in realtime. The well know analog Bode frequency shifter shifts all frequencies in an input up by the same amount and thereby alters their harmonic relation and tends to produce inharmonic results. But it’s perfect in dealing with transients and sounds smooth even with high amounts of down pitching.

BandShift splits the spectrum in 27 bands and applies a different amount of frequency shifting to each band emulating a harmonic pitch shifting. This gives you perfect pitch shifting for all kind of drum sounds over a vast shifting range of +/- five octaves without disturbing the transients or introducing metallic distortions. The extreme range of shifting gives you access to a vast field of unknown sonic territory.

The possibility to apply different shiftings on each band gives you exciting possibilities: Suppose you have a drum loop which is perfect, but the bass drum is a bit too high or too low to fit in your mix then you can easily get the bass drum shifted a bit down and the rest of the spectrum remains unchanged. But it’s applications are not limited to drum sounds, they’re only limited by your imagination.

Features:

  • Multi band bode frequency shifter
  • Linear phase filter bank with 27 bands
  • AudioUnit for AUv3 compatible hosts.
  • Inter-app audio compatible effect.
  • Audiobus 2 compatible with state saving.
  • Apply effect to any song in your iTunes library.
  • MIDI Learn for X/Y Pads
  • Low latency live usage with mic and headphones.
  • Audio recorder

BandShift costs $6.99 on the app store now and is an introductory offer:

Harmonizer audio effect arrives

From the same developer who brought us Jack the Beat maker comes Harmonizer audio effect, which looks quite cool.

Harmonizer is real time audio pitch shifter effect that can mix harmonies into the original signal or run as realtime pitch shifter. 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. The pitch shifting does NOT affect timing so the tempo stays the same.

Features:

  • smooth pitch shift control – half tones and cents
  • dry volume (original voice)
  • efx volume (pitch shifted voice volume)
  • reverb (master reverb)

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:

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:

VirSyn bring us AudioEffX

VirSyn bring out a new  multieffect audio processor AudioEffX  with seven studio quality effect modules for live usage and to enrich your iTunes music library.

All effect modules can be used together chained in any order you like.

The Chorus effect is a modulation effect used used to create a richer, thicker sound and add subtle movement. The effect roughly simulates the slight variations in pitch and timing that occur when multiple performers sing or play the same part.

The Delay effect provides you with two different types of delay effects using two delay lines. With Sync mode the delay times can be set by note lengths and are then relative to the currently set tempo. The delayed signal can be feed back to the input for echo effects. You can select between a stereo delay and a ping-pong delay where the echoes bounces across the stereo field.

The Drive effect provides you with different types of distortion from hard clipping to soft distortion simulating analog tube amplifiers and tape machines. The sound balance can be adjusted using a combined High/Lowpass filter. The distortion algorithm uses oversampling to reduce aliasing artefacts.

The ParaEQ effect is a parametric equalizer with optional graphic editing of Lowpass/Highpass and Bandpass equalizer stage.

The Flanger is composed of two independent delay lines with feedback for the left and the right channel respectively. The delay time of both delays is modulated by one LFO with adjustable frequency. For typical flanging effects the delay time should be below 5 milliseconds.

The Phaser is built from an 8-pole allpass filter, which gives you a very short and frequency dependent delay time. This delay time is modulated by an LFO.

The Reverb effect is used to simulate the sound reflections off walls in different kind of rooms. This reflections disperse the sound, enriching it by overlapping the sound with its reflection.

This reverb parameter are accessible by the user:

  • Tail delay – Sets the amount of time that elapses between the direct sound and the reverberation tail. This time correlates
    with the perceived size of the simulated room. The adjustable range is from 0 ms to 300 ms.
  • Reverb time – The time the reverb takes to die away by 60dB after the end of the initial sound. This parameter correlates
    with the perceived size of the simulated room. The adjustable range is from 50 ms to 100 seconds.
  • Room size – The room size parameter sets the average distance between the reflecting walls.
  • Diffusion – The Diffusion parameter controls the echo density of the resulting reverberant sound. A higher value
    corresponds to a higher echo density which is in most cases more natural sounding.
  • Absorption – The Absorption parameter simulates the surface and air absorption of high frequencies. Due to absorption the reverberation time is shorter for high frequencies than for low frequencies. With higher absorption high frequencies will decay much faster.
  • Tail stereo – Adjusts the stereo image width of the reverberation tail.
  • Tail cutoff / tone – Lowpass and Highpass filter for the reverb tail.

Summary of features:

  • Seven studio quality audio effects
  • AudioUnit for AUv3 compatible hosts.
  • Inter-app audio compatible effect.
  • Audiobus 2 compatible with state saving.
  • Apply multi effect to any song in your iTunes library.
  • Low latency live usage with mic and headphones.
  • Audio recorder
  • Ableton Link compatible.

Klevgränd releases Haaze, an innovative new stereo spreading tool for iOS

The Klevgränd brand has become synonymous with high quality AU FX for iOS, and today Klevgränd releases Haaze, a new stereo spreading tool which I can’t wait to try out.

Klevgränd’s Haaze works by splitting the input signal into 16 different frequency regions, spanning from 20 Hz to 20kHz, Haaze can add different amount of stereo-widening to different frequency regions. This makes it possible to transform a mono track into a natural sounding stereo track (by for example keeping lower frequencies in mono while spreading the higher ones).

Haaze is compatible with both iPhone and iPad (AUv3), and also available for desktop as AudioUnit and VST. With an intro price (~35% off) Haaze for iOS costs $4.99 and Haaze for desktop costs $12.99.

Kuvert from Klevgränd Produktion AB has arrived for your iPad

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Kuvert – Swedish Envelopes from Klevgränd produktion on Vimeo.

Kuvert allows you to draw five different envelopes. These envelopes control different effect parameters, and can be drawn freely or onto a grid. The envelopes are looped, while the incoming audio isn’t (unless you’re feeding it looped material of course). This is a powerful & fun way of altering your sounds to a whole new level, sometimes not even recognizable! Thanks to the looping nature of the plug-in, it will fit very well into any musical context. One way of using it would be to revitalize any looped material within a few seconds.

Noteworthy features:

  • Volume envelope
  • Low cut filter envelope (with resonance)
  • High cut filter envelope (with resonance)
  • “Glitch” envelope (alters timing)
  • Delay send envelope (with tempo synchronised time, filter and feedback
  • IAA (With tempo sync if host sends it)
  • MIDI clock sync
  • Load / Save presets
  • Audiobus
  • Documentation (on the product web page)


The current price is $4.99. but this will go up on Dec 1st to $7.99

IK brings AmpliTube Acoustic and iRig Acoustic

I’m actually very interested in this new combo from IK. I’ve messed around with these kinds of mics before, but never been satisfied, so I’m really keen to see how well IK have managed to get the software and hardware to work together.

I’m hoping to have one quite soon, and when I do I’ll be trying it out on a couple of guitars and a ukulele as well.

For now, here’s the app store description and some of the videos showing the hardware itself.

INTRODUCING AMPLITUBE ACOUSTIC: THE FIRST COMPLETE MOBILE ACOUSTIC TONE STUDIO

THE NO#1 TONE STUDIO HAS GONE ACOUSTIC! CONNECT YOUR GUITAR, UKULELE OR OTHER INSTRUMENT TO YOUR PHONE WITH iRIG ACOUSTIC AND PROCESS WITH 3 AMPLIFIERS AND 6 STOMPS SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTS!

AmpliTube Acoustic is a complete mobile tone studio for acoustic instrument recording and processing. Powered by AmpliTube technology, it lets you practice, play and record with a collection of acoustic-centric virtual gear that offers world-class tone and sonic sculpting flexibility anytime and everywhere.

Build your own custom rig with up to 6 stompbox FX and 3 amps. You can even drag and drop your stomps to sit before or after your amplifier (4 slots pre and 2 slots post).

Designed for use with IK’s iRig Acoustic mobile acoustic instrument interface, it provides plug-and-play sound thanks to its built-in calibration system that sculpts iRig Acoustic’s EQ response to suit your particular acoustic guitar. With the two combined, you can get studio-grade condenser microphone sound from an interface that slips easily into your pocket.

AmpliTube Acoustic gives you 6 creative stompbox effects and 3 amazing amps that are all tailored for acoustic instruments. Turn your acoustic into a jangling 12 string with the “12 String” simulator, add some low-end with the “Bass Maker” or even change your guitar’s body from big to small (or vice versa) with the “Body Modeler.” Feed your signal through solid state or tube amps and graphic EQs to get just the sound you want. Use the “Feed Kill,” a special stomp, to have the app eliminate feedback for you through smart frequency filtering.

You’ll be absolutely floored by the sound quality. AmpliTube Acoustic uses the same tone technology as the acclaimed AmpliTube 4 Custom Shop for OS X and PC. You’ll hear the difference and understand why AmpliTube is an essential for so many professional musicians and recording studios.

Like to loop? Now you can get creative with loops in AmpliTube via its new Super Looper. It makes it easy to record, play back, adjust levels and play along with up to 4 loops. Looper is controllable via MIDI or iRig BlueBoard. Looper feature is available for in-app purchase.

Need a drummer? Use the built-in Loop Drummer system to jam to killer drum tracks. Make your own rhythmic patterns or let it create some inspiring drums for you. Get more loops via in-app Style Packs.

Use AmpliTube’s streamlined built-in 8-track recorder and DAW-style studio (available via in-app purchase) sections to record, edit and tweak and share your compositions via SoundCloud, FTP, file sharing or email.

Now you can use the power of AmpliTube with your favorite acoustic instruments.

AmpliTube Acoustic features:

  • Lets you intuitively create acoustic instrument rigs with up to 6 stomps and 3 amps
  • Includes 6 stomps and 3 amps
  • Add more features via in-app purchase
  • Included single-track recorder (in-app purchase unlocks up to 8-tracks)
  • Studio mode for intuitive DAW-style editing (unlocked via in-app purchase)
  • Loop drummer module that plays in sync with the recorder
  • Includes speed trainer, metronome and tuner
  • Inter-App Audio support (available on iOS 7 and above)
  • Project sharing between versions and devices
  • Import and play songs as backing tracks from your Music Library or computer
  • Export audio via E-mail, SoundCloud, FTP or File Sharing
  • MIDI controllable
  • Low-latency for real-time playing
  • FREE version available

IK’s App, AmpliTube Acoustic, costs $9.99 on the app store (click below)

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