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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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Tiger-lily Tremolo effect arrives

Tiger-lily Tremolo is a two-stage harmonic and amplitude tremolo effect with variable wave-shaping and phase-offset parameters.

Built upon the tenet of simplicity, the flora project presents great sounding, lightweight audio effects using Inter-App Audio and Audiobus technologies to allow you to get the sound you want, without sacrificing processing power.

More information about the flora project can be found at http://timothy-j.com/flora

NB: Tiger-lily Tremolo requires either Audiobus or Inter-App Audio capable applications in order to operate. See http://audiob.us for more information.

Tiger-lily Tremolo costs $0.99 on the app store:

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BIAS FX arrives

We’ve been waiting and now it’s here …

BIAS FX turns your iPad into a world-class, guitar amp-and-effects processor. It gives you an endless collection of insanely great-sounding guitar pedalboards, ultra-high definition stereo rack effects, dual amps and dual signal chain. You can share and download users and artists signature guitar pedalboards from the cloud.

All new advanced multi-effects engine
Positive Grid’s approach engineering BIAS FX with a no-compromise mindset, from a detailed touch in distortion emulation to the double precision algorithm in chorus, we strive for the best possible sound quality. A huge collection of newly developed, high-definition pedal and rack effects are included: gate, boosters, overdrive, distortion, fuzz, equalizers, tremolo, phaser, flanger, chorus, octaver, compressors, delays, spring and plate reverbs—everything a guitar player needs for massive tone, with all the flavor of both modern and vintage stomp boxes. Throw all that together – it is pedalboard heaven, but without the hassle of hauling around dozens of stomps in a heavy metal box and fumbling with a snakepit of cables. Show up at the studio or gig, boot up and play!

Insanely powerful, yet easy to use
BIAS FX is the most powerful processor ever designed by Positive Grid, yet its simple drag-and-drop interface makes it extremely easy to use. Dual amps provide the resonance and vibrancy of playing through two real amps set up together in wide stereo. When integrated with BIAS AMP (separate app), you can select a different preamp, power amp, cab, mic and eq for each of the two amps. Patch everything together, including all pedals and rack effects, in any order you wish in dual signal paths running in parallel.

Download pedalboard from the cloud
There are already hundreds of pedalboard configurations available on ToneCloud for you to own, and the banquet keeps getting bigger and bigger: Positive Grid are currently working with professional artists, producers, and engineers from all over the world to create a massive, ever-growing library of extraordinary virtual pedalboards and rigs for BIAS FX. Browsing and downloading from that library is a snap: All the effects and amps in each setup can be seen at a glance, because they’re stored as Pedalboard-like snapshots. Simply scroll through the online images to select the presets of interest, then tap or click to download.

Inter app audio routing engine
BIAS FX integrates a brand new inter-app audio routing engine, you can easily insert any Inter-App-Audio compatible audio apps in BIAS FX’s dual signal paths, just like connecting audio effects app with virtual cables. BIAS FX makes it easy to go nuts with your audio apps.

Key features:

  • Extremely intuitive operation
  • Unrivalled, component-level simulation, analog-like sound quality
  • 12 classic BIAS amps, import any amp models from BIAS AMP
  • 25 high-quality effect pedals with brand new sound-processing algorithms
  • 5 ultra-professional rack processors that sound like high-end analog gear
  • Full integration with BIAS AMP gives you unprecedented control over designing your own fully customized amps
  • Dual signal path and dual amp processing
  • Brand new splitter switches between and combines dual signal paths, adjusting the level and frequency range for each path to give you more tone-shaping possibilities
  • Live View mode lets you recall any preset with a single tap and toggle on/off any single effect or category of effects
  • Pedalboard View shows all the effects and amps in the currently loaded preset at once
  • Global Settings optimizes BIAS FX’s output to sound the best in any environment—including sending to a mixer, amp head or combo or stack power amp—by letting you EQ and selectively deactivate the app’s preamp, tone stack, power amp and cab separately for each destination.
  • Inter app audio routing engine lets you insert other compatible audio apps in any place in your BIAS FX signal path

BIAS FX is $29.99 on the app store now:

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Holderness Media brings us Johnny Mini – Multiwave Tremolo Effects Processor for iPhone

Johnny Mini is a powerful and versatile stereo multiwave tremolo effect designed for Audiobus and Inter-App Audio, perfect for adding everything from classic guitar amp style tremolo to pulsating, rhythmic multiwave modulation effects for guitar, synths, voice and more. Harmonic Tremolo modes create vintage phaser and univibe like tones, you can also modulate the rate of the main LFOs with a second LFO for interesting speed sweep effects.

In addition to Audiobus and Inter-App Audio, Johnny Mini can process external hardware by connecting a professional USB audio interface such as the Apogee Jam or Apogee ONE, and many more compatible USB interfaces. You can also use the built in headset microphone. Guitarists can use the effects live by connecting the output of their audio interface to an amp.

Johnny Mini supports USB MIDI interfaces via the Camera Connection kit, Bluetooth MIDI (iOS 8), Virtual MIDI and WiFi connections. The MIDI Learn function lets you easily assign your MIDI controller’s knobs and sliders to control Johnny’s effect parameters.

For more info and video demos visit: http://johnnyfxapp.com

COMPATIBILITY:

  • requires iOS 8.0 or later
  • iPhone 5 or newer
  • Audiobus compatible (Effect, state saving)
  • Inter-App audio compatible (effect node)
  • Compatible with DAW apps such as Auria, Cubasis, Garageband and Multitrack DAW
  • compatible with USB audio interfaces
  • Core MIDI (USB, Virtual, Wifi)
  • MIDI over Bluetooth (iOS 8, receiver)

FEATURES:

  • Control Left and Right channel Tremolo Rate, Depth, Shape, and Multiwave parameters to produce everything form subtle tremolo to wildly modulated stereo tremolo effects.
  • Multiple modes including Classic Tremolo and Harmonic Tremolo.
  • Modulate the rate of the main LFOs with a second LFO for interesting speed sweep effects.
  • BPM synced tremolo including MIDI clock sync, independent per channel or linked.
  • Audiobus compatible with state saving
  • Inter-app Audio compatible
  • Core MIDI compatible, works with any MIDI controller via MIDI Learn

Johnny Mini works with just about any professional iOS compatible USB audio interfaces. Here is a list of interfaces that have been tested and verified to be compatible:

  • Apogee Jam and Jam96k
  • Apogee Mic and Mic96k
  • Apogee ONE for iPad/Mac
  • Apogee DUET for iPad/Mac
  • Apogee QUARTET for iPad/Mac
  • iConnectMIDI2+
  • iConnectMIDI4+
  • iRig
  • iRig HD
  • iRig iMic
  • Focusrite Scarlett series (*requires USB hub)
  • Focusrite iTrack dock
  • Alesis io2
  • Alesis IO Dock
  • Behringer UCA202
  • many more

Johnny Mini – Multiwave Tremolo Effects Processor is available for $0.99

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Holderness Media brings us Johnny, a Multiwave Tremolo Effects Processor for iPad

Johnny is a highly versatile stereo multiwave tremolo effect designed for Audiobus and Inter-App Audio, perfect for adding everything from classic guitar amp style tremolo to pulsating, rhythmic multiwave modulation effects for guitar, synths, voice and more. Harmonic Tremolo modes create vintage phaser and univibe like tones, you can also modulate the rate of the main LFOs with a second LFO for interesting speed sweep effects.

In addition to Audiobus and Inter-App Audio, Johnny can process external hardware by connecting a professional USB audio interface such as the Apogee Jam or Apogee ONE, and many more compatible USB interfaces. You can also use the built in headset microphone. Guitarists can use the effects live by connecting the output of their audio interface to an amp.

Johnny supports USB MIDI interfaces via the Camera Connection kit, Bluetooth MIDI (iOS 8), Virtual MIDI and WiFi connections. The MIDI Learn function lets you easily assign your MIDI controller’s knobs and sliders to control Johnny’s effect parameters.

For more info and video demos visit: http://johnnyfxapp.com

Check out our entire FX series including Caramel, Crystalline, Echo Pad, Stereo Designer and Swoopster!

COMPATIBILITY:

  • requires iOS 7.1 or later
  • iPad 2, iPad Mini 1st gen or newer
  • Audiobus compatible (Effect, state saving)
  • Inter-App audio compatible (effect node)
  • Compatible with DAW apps such as Auria, Cubasis, Garageband and Multitrack DAW
  • compatible with USB audio interfaces
  • Core MIDI (USB, Virtual, Wifi)
  • MIDI over Bluetooth (iOS 8, receiver)

FEATURES:

  • Control Left and Right channel Tremolo Rate, Depth, Shape, and Multiwave parameters to produce everything form subtle tremolo to wildly modulated stereo tremolo effects.
  • Multiple modes including Classic Tremolo and Harmonic Tremolo.
  • Modulate the rate of the main LFOs with a second LFO for interesting speed sweep effects.
  • BPM synced tremolo including MIDI clock sync, independent per channel or linked.
  • Audiobus compatible with state saving
  • Inter-app Audio compatible
  • Core MIDI compatible, works with any MIDI controller via MIDI Learn

Johnny works with just about any professional iOS compatible USB audio interfaces. Here is a list of interfaces that have been tested and verified to be compatible:

  • Apogee Jam and Jam96k
  • Apogee Mic and Mic96k
  • Apogee ONE for iPad/Mac
  • Apogee DUET for iPad/Mac
  • Apogee QUARTET for iPad/Mac
  • iConnectMIDI2+
  • iConnectMIDI4+
  • iRig
  • iRig HD
  • iRig iMic
  • Focusrite Scarlett series (*requires USB hub)
  • Focusrite iTrack dock
  • Alesis io2
  • Alesis IO Dock
  • Behringer UCA202
  • many more 

 Johnny costs $4.99 on the app store

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AUFX:Push arrives and you need to know about it

AUFX:Push is the next in the excellent series of FX apps from Kymatica (Jonatan Liljedahl). I am a big personal fan of these apps, and I think one is going to be no different in terms of quality and usability. If anything I think it’ll be even better, and with a spec like the one below I think this app just speaks for itself really.

I can’t wait to try it out and for it to become another app from Kymatica that is a regular in my own work.

Anyway, here’s what to expect (a lot) …

A highly tweakable stereo dynamics processor with noise gate, compressor/expander with external side-chain input, and limiter/clipper. From subtle compression, extreme pumping, to maximum loudness!

This app is part of the AUFX series, a collection of simple and powerful audio effect apps.

  • High quality 32-bit DSP engine.
  • Compressor/expander with optional lookahead buffer.
  • Allows negative ratios for pumping/cancellation effects.
  • Hard or soft knee with adjustable radius.
  • Built-in side-chain low/high cut filters with monitor toggle.
  • External side-chain input through Inter-App Audio or Audiobus.
  • Built-in noise gate.
  • Brick-wall lookahead limiter.
  • Hard/soft clipper.
  • Supports “parallell compression”.
  • RMS/Peak envelope followers with attack, release and hold time.
  • Switchable between Linear and Logarithmic mode.
  • Automatic makeup gain.
  • Stereo link on/off.
  • Process hardware input/output, or other apps through Inter-App Audio or Audiobus (input/filter/output slots supported).
  • Save, load and share user presets.
  • Supports Audiobus 2 state saving.
  • Comes with several bundled presets.
  • Fully MIDI controllable, including Virtual MIDI.
  • Background Audio.
  • Record the result directly in app.
  • Email recordings or export to AudioShare audio document manager app.
  • Access user presets and recordings through iTunes File Sharing.

AUFX:Push costs just $4.99 on the app store now

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AUFX:Push app preview video, and a few thoughts on the AUFX series …

Video description:

“Coming soon! A highly tweakable stereo dynamics processor with noise gate, compressor/expander with external side-chain input, and limiter/clipper. Part of the AUFX series, a collection of simple and powerful audio effect apps.”

Now, I have to make a few points about the AUFX series. They are probably my favourite set of FX apps on iOS, or rather they’re some of the most excellent FX apps around. I keep finding that I come back to using them again and again. They have great versatility and they’re incredibly robust.

So I’m really looking forward to seeing / getting my hands on AUFX:Push. I’m betting that it’s going to be awesome, and that it’s going to be yet another AUFX app that’s going to be one of those that I keep on coming back to again and again.

Let’s hope it gets released very soon …

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R0Verb multi delay-line space machine arrives

R0Verb multi delay-line space machine is here and it looks particularly cool actually.

This audio effect filter is a hybrid between a simple reverb and a very complex delay. R0Verb consists of up to 50 separate delay lines, and puts you in charge of every single delay with controls for volume, pre-delay, feedback & high shelf. It can be used for everything from simple delays to complex spaces, whatever your mix needs. It also has a nice Randomizer if you’re feeling lucky!

Features:

  • Up to 50 parallel delays*
  • Every delay has parameters for volume, pre-delay, feedback, delay time & a high shelving filter
  • Randomizer – creates a space with user-defined bounds
  • Multi-select and edit several delay-lines in one gesture
  • Post 3-band EQ
  • IAA and Audiobus2 compatible
  • Comes with a few factory presets for inspiration
  • Load / Save user presets
  • Remember IAA hosts (will automatically load last used settings when a host reconnect)
  • Documentation

* When using a lot of delay-lines this app consumes quite a bit of CPU. If you experience audio glitches and stuttering we recommend reducing the number of active delay-lines. iPad 2 or later is recommended, iPad 4 or later is preferred.

The app costs $3.99 (which is a bargain I think)

0 comments on “DFX – Digital Multi-FX arrives today …”

DFX – Digital Multi-FX arrives today …

50% off for a limited time!

DFX is a powerful real-time Quad Multi-Effects Processor for iPad. With an intuitive and beautiful user interface for easy playability and instant fun.

We are curious. We like new experiences. We welcome unexpected discoveries. And… we are musicians. It was an obvious choice for us to develop for the iPad the multi-effects that we wanted, that we needed for our thirst for sound. Four powerful and multipurpose chained effects, driven by trackpads for fast and easy sonic explorations. Like a million of pedal boards on a device.

Plug in any audio source, a guitar, a bass, a microphone, a DJ mixer. Or play your favorite iOS synth or drum machine with Audiobus or Apple Inter-App Audio. Or why not playing a track from your iTunes Music Library. Select one, two, three or four effects amongst 35 hi-quality digital audio effects and explore endless sonic possibilities. Delays, echos, reverbs, filters, tremolo, autowah, compressors, distortions, vocoders, resonators, etc… more possibilities that you can imagine.

At last, but not least, DFX is also a great little sound design machine. Just select one of the built-in tone synthesizers on the first effect and let your imagination build new sound landscapes at the tip of your fingers. We have had a lot fun making ours in the Factory presets.

No in-apps, no ads, no fuss. DFX is simple, intuitive and fun. No user guide required

Specifications:

  • From the makers of DM1 – The Drum Machine
  • Designed by Jonas Erikson
  • 10 effect categories
  • Delays : Sync Delay, Ping Pong, Tape Delay
  • Reverbs : Metal box, Hall, Descent, Reflections, Freeze,
  • Filters : High Pass, Low Pass, High Shelf, Low Shelf
  • Phase : Phase Flux, Vibe Chorus, Phase Shift
  • Modulation : Wave Tremolo, AutoWah, Envelope Follower, Ring Modulator
  • Distortion : Wave Shaper, Bias, Raw, Bit Crusher, Synthizer
  • Voice FX : Vocoder, Resonator, Formant Simulator
  • Pan : Stereolizer, AutoPan, Leslie
  • Dynamics : Noise Gate, Compressor
  • Instruments : High Tone Synth, Bass Tone Synth
  • Audiobus compatible
  • Audio Inter-App compatible
  • 4 playable trackpads with real-time waveforms
  • Live Effect Swapping
  • Live recording
  • Recordings manager
  • Recordings exporter
  • Built-in Countdown
  • Built-in Tone Synths (high and bass)
  • Built-in Output Limiter for a controlled output
  • Built-in Metronome
  • Tempo Synced animations
  • Effect Solo Mode
  • iTunes playback
  • Presets Manager (factory & user)
  • Fullscreen Favorite Presets for fast live access

The app costs $1.99 today

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Swoopster Mini also arrives from Holderness Media …

Holderness also bring an iPhone version of Swoopster Mini …

Swoopster Mini is a highly playable Flanger, Fuzz, and Vibrato effect designed for Audiobus 2 and Inter-app audio.

Process synths, drum machines and hundreds of other apps by connecting through Audiobus. Use Swoopster Mini as an effect inside Garageband, Multitrack DAW and AudioShare using Audiobus or Inter-app audio.

Swoopster Mini supports Core MIDI via the Camera Connection kit, USB MIDI interfaces, Virtual MIDI and WiFi connections. The MIDI Learn function lets you easily assign your MIDI controller’s knobs and sliders to control Swoopster’s effect parameters.

Here’s what users are saying:

“Great Playground –
Swoopster puts awesome sound effects manipulation at your fingertips. With Audiobus and IAA intergration the possibilities are endless. Don’t second guess, just get it.”
– Mgmg4871 (AppStore Review)

“SWOOP, there it is! –
Sometimes I just send a loop into this app and just play for twenty minutes, wondering where the time has gone. Flange a rama man!”
– dmonterroso (AppStore review)

In addition to Audiobus and Inter-app Audio support, Swoopster Mini can also process external instruments such as guitar, voice and synths by connecting a microphone or professional audio interface such as the Apogee Jam, ONE, or any iOS compatible USB audio interface. Guitarists can use our effects live by connecting the output of their audio interface to an amp.

Watch demos and tutorials at www.youtube.com/holdernessmedia

For more info visit www.swoopsterapp.com

Check out our entire FX series including Caramel, Crystalline, Echo Pad and Stereo Designer!

COMPATIBILITY:

  • requires iOS 8.0 or later
  • iPhone 5 or newer
  • Audiobus 2 compatible (Effect, state saviing)
  • Inter-App audio compatible (effect node)
  • Compatible with DAW apps such as Garageband and Multitrack DAW
  • compatible with USB audio interfaces
  • Core MIDI compatible
  • Receive MIDI over Bluetooth LE

Features:

  • stereo Fuzz, Flange and Vibrato effect processor
  • versatile flanger capable of sounds ranging from smooth phasey flange to wildly distorted, pitch shifted madness
  • flanger with positive and negative feedback
  • independent left and right channel effects engines can be controlled separately or linked
  • Audiobus 2 compatible (Effect, state saving)
  • Inter-App Audio compatible (effect node)
  • Core MIDI compatible, works with any MIDI controller via MIDI Learn
  • true stereo input and effects processing
  • several output style options including normal stereo, wide stereo, and sum to mono

Swoopster Mini works with just about any professional iOS compatible USB audio interfaces. Here is a list of interfaces that have been tested and verified to be compatible:

  • Apogee Jam
  • Apogee Mic
  • Apogee ONE for iPad/Mac
  • Apogee DUET for iPad/Mac
  • Apogee QUARTET for iPad/Mac
  • iRig
  • iRig HD
  • iRig iMic
  • Focusrite Scarlett series (*requires USB hub)
  • Alesis io2
  • Alesis IO Dock
  • Behringer UCA202
  • many more

The app costs $1.99 on the app store