Caramel Mini arrives from Holderness Media

Holderness Media brings us Caramel Mini …

Caramel Mini is a stereo distortion, crusher and fattener effect designed for Audiobus and Inter-App Audio. Caramel is perfect for adding lo-fi grit and punch to drums, bass, synths, guitar and more.

In addition to Audiobus and Inter-App Audio, Caramel 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 our effects live by connecting the output of their audio interface to an amp.

Caramel 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 Caramel’s effect parameters.

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

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

COMPATIBILITY:

  • requires iOS 8.0 or later
  • iPhone 5 or newer
  • Audiobus 2 compatible (Effect, state saving)
  • 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:

  • Control Left and Right channel Crunch, Crush, Girth, SIzzle independently for interesting stereo effects.
  • Girth parameter adds subtle to punishing low end boost to drums and bass.
  • Multiple stereo output modes including Normal Stereo, Wide Stereo, and Sum to Mono.
  • Wide range of colorful lo-fi distortion tones are possible, from subtle grit and punch to absolute digital wreckage.
  • Audiobus 2 compatible with state saving
  • Inter-app Audio compatible
  • Core MIDI compatible, works with any MIDI controller via MIDI Learn

Caramel 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
  • 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

The app costs $1.99 on the app store

Stereo Designer Mini from Holderness Media arrives

Holderness Media brings us Stereo Designer Mini!

Stereo Designer Mini is an easy to use multi-purpose stereo shaping tool for Audiobus and Inter-app Audio. Create unique wide stereo image, “stereoize” a mono sound source, apply mid/side processing, independent high and low pass filters per channel, and more.

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

Stereo Designer 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 Stereo Designer’s effect parameters.

Here’s what users are saying:

” With Stereo Designer, Christopher has created one of the most impressive/creative stereo enhancement processors I’ve ever had the pleasure to use. If there was a VST/AU version for the desktop then I’d buy it in a heartbeat….”
– Music App Blog (www.musicappblog.com)

“Add depth to your sounds –
This can help add a missing dimension to your music. Try running a synth or drum app through it. Use an audio interface to process guitars, hardware synths, or even a signal from your desktop DAW. It works really well with the developer’s other apps too. Great with Audiobus.”
– dmonterroso (AppStore review)

In addition to Audiobus and Inter-app Audio support, Stereo Designer 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.

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

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

COMPATIBILITY:

  • requires iOS 8.0 or later
  • iPhone 5 or newer
  • Audiobus 2 compatible (Effect, state saving)
  • Inter-App audio compatible (effect node)
  • Compatible with DAW apps such as Garageband and Multi-track DAW
  • compatible with USB audio interfaces
  • Core MIDI compatible

FEATURES:

  • Control individual Left/Right channel volume, panning, filter and more.
  • Mid/Side (M/S) processing mode lets you adjust the volume, high and low pass filters for Mid and Side independently.
  • Widen or reduce the stereo width of an input signal.
  • Independent panning position of each channel, allowing for interesting stereo placement.
  • Individual High and Low Pass filter per channel for additional stereo shaping.
  • Phase (polarity) invert Left/Right channels.
  • Isolate the Left or Right channel and manipulate the resulting mono signal.
  • “Stereoize” mono inputs using individual channel delay + High and Low Pass filters.
  • Sum Left and Right channels to mono.
  • Audiobus 2 compatible with state saving
  • Inter-app Audio compatible
  • Core MIDI compatible, works with any MIDI controller via MIDI Learn

Stereo Designer 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 Jam 96k
  • 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

TC-Helicon’s Voice Rack: FX – Vocal Effects Processor arrives today

Another new app, this time from TC-Helicon. Here are all the details:

Voice Rack: FX is a real-time vocal effects processor that can be used live or connected to other music apps like GarageBand.

PROFESSIONAL VOCAL EFFECTS
Transform your voice with 50 vocal presets from TC-Helicon, the industry leader in vocal processing. The vocal presets have been expertly authored allowing you to use your voice to create musical sounds including bass lines, drum sounds, or spice up your vocals with professional effects like reverb, echo, delay, distortion, pitch shifting or HardTune autotuning. These very same effects are used by some of your favorite musicians.

CONNECT AND INTEGRATE WITH OTHER APPS
Connect Voice Rack: FX with some of your favorite music apps including GarageBand, giving you the ability to use these studio quality vocal effects in combination with any Inter-App Audio or Audiobus capable app.

100% DEDICATED TO YOUR VOICE
Voice Rack: FX brings TC-Helicon’s studio quality effects to your mobile music making. The same technologies found in TC-Helicon’s class leading hardware and iOS products can be found in this app.

Features:

  • 50 Vocal presets built using TC-Helicon voice processing algorithms including:
  • HardTune for live, auto-tuned vocal effects
  • Reverb
  • Delay
  • Doubling
  • Echo
  • Micromod
  • Chorus
  • Flanges
  • Distortion
  • Gender bending
  • Transducer
  • Pitch correction
  • 4 radio buttons to store and instantly recall your favourite presets
  • Audiobus connectivity
  • Inter-App Audio connectivity

You can get started with Voice Rack: FX needing only a pair of headphones and your voice or bring it with you to your next gig and plug it directly into the PA system to add a new level of brilliance to your performance.

Voice Rack: FX was created by TC-Helicon, the world’s #1 professional audio company dedicated 100% to the needs of singers.

The app costs $4.99 in the app store:

Reverb – Feedback Delay Network

Amazing Noises brings us “Reverb – Feedback Delay Network” which arrives on the app store today! Here’s the app’s description …

The Amazing Noises Reverb is a Feedback Delay Network (FDN) Reverb Effect, which can create nice reverberated ambiences, from small rooms to huge buildings. It can also simulate alien and unreal spaces, for your experimental fun!

Main Features:

  • Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support (sender and FX)
  • Feedback Delay Network Reverb
  • Space Morphing
  • Endless Reverberation
  • “Twisting Parameters”: Reactive Walls, Random LFO, Echoes
  • Built In Sampler with varispeed
  • Control Manager LFO for Parameters
  • Midibus, Virtual Midi and Network: 14 bit NRPN controllers
  • File Manager, sharing common audio files via iTunes, Dropbox and AudioCopy
  • Snapshots Presets Morphing Pad
  • Post Fx Chain: Low-shelf Filter, High-shelf and Compressor

Tech Requirements:

  • iOS7 or later
  • iPad 2 or later

The app costs $3.99 on the app store now:

At last it’s here! FLUX:FX has arrived and looks totally amazing!

It looks brilliant, it is … Here are all the details …

FLUX:FX is a professional multi-effect audio processor app for the iPad that lets you ‘play’ your effects. Innovative, intuitive and exciting, FLUX:FX lets you manipulate any audio signal into something entirely new, and redefines the possibilities of audio and live performance in an app with an almost unlimited range of effect options. FLUX:FX is a truly authentic digital platform for next-level sound design. Guitar, bass, synth, drums, vocals, DJ setup, violin… basically ANY audio signal can be processed in real-time by FLUX:FX. Over 18 months in development, this app represents the pinnacle of touch-screen multi-effects, and was designed in conjunction with acclaimed musician Adrian Belew for both studio and live use.

TRULY CREATIVE EFFECTS: FLUX:FX has over 30 studio-quality effects to choose from, and an almost unlimited range of settings to let you twist and sculpt your sound. Chain 5 together for maximum aural impact.

POWERFUL SEQUENCER: A touch-based automation sequencer for your effects that adds a completely new fluid dimension to your sound design.

DEEP EDITING HEAVEN: Every parameter of every effect is editable, assignable and with the fine tuner dial, PRECISE. That makes FLUX:FX a tweaker’s paradise.

TRANSPARENT INTERFACE DESIGN: FLUX:FX has a beautiful, minimalist interface combining easy-to-use controls with a mesmerising liquid polygon audio visualizer. No fake road-worn pedal graphics here.

MADE TO BE TOUCHED – Designed and built from scratch as an iPad app, FLUX:FX is not a port from an existing plugin, it is MADE to be touched. And swiped, and dragged, and tapped. No tiny dials here.

MADE BY EXPERTS – conceived and created via the combined talents of guitarist extraordinaire Adrian Belew, audio software developers ElephantCandy and mobile specialists MOBGEN.

PLAYS WITH EVERYTHING – Audiobus compatibility (including saved states), Inter-App Audio compatibility, super-fast MIDI, virtually all the audio interfaces… they just work with FLUX:FX.

COMPLEX SOUND, EASY TO USE – chopping, shaping, crushing and looping – FLUX:FX can take you from subtle modulating echoes through to wrecking-ball destruction, all with a swipe of a finger.

LOWEST POSSIBLE LATENCY – FLUX:FX features ultra low-latency settings to give truly professional performance capabilities.

There are more than 30 individual effect blocks that come built-in to FLUX:FX. We do not force users to make in-app purchases to unlock essential tools, or to register in order to stop ‘advertising’ alerts.

Choose from the following audio building blocks to create your modular effect chain:

  • OVERDRIVE
  • DISTORTION
  • FUZZ
  • BITCRUSH
  • DESTROY
  • DECIMATE
  • STUTTER LOOP
  • REVERSE LOOP
  • LOOP SLICE
  • SEGMENT
  • SAMPLE SCRATCH
  • COMPRESS
  • PUMP
  • ULTRA EQ
  • KILL EQ
  • LOWPASS FILTER
  • HIGHPASS FILTER
  • BANDPASS FILTER
  • CHORUS
  • FLANGE
  • PHASE
  • RESONANT DRONE
  • PITCH DELAY
  • OCTAVE SHIFT
  • RING MODULATE
  • AUTO PAN
  • DIGITAL DELAY
  • BINAURAL DELAY
  • TAPE ECHO
  • SCATTER VERB
  • DELAY/REVERB

Plus a master LIMITER to keep all the sonic chaos in check.

”FLUX:FX makes sounds that I have never heard before from any other piece of equipment. It can truly mangle any signal you put into it… in a good way! The touch controls means that I can actually PLAY the effects – say I’m playing a guitar solo, I’ll lean over and noodle with it and create some wacky guitar sounds. This app is just so creatively inspiring and fun to use.” – Adrian Belew.

Adrian Belew is the world’s greatest experimental whammy twang bar, czar rhino, stunt guitarist extraordinaire. With a resume that features some of the biggest names in music including Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, King Crimson, Talking Heads, Paul Simon and Tori Amos, Adrian is famous for pushing the boundaries of the guitar in both technical and tonal exploration.

As seen in Guitar Player, CDM, PalmSounds, Synthtopia, Adland.TV, TeamRock, Guitar Moderne and many more!

FLUX;FX Costs $19.99 in the app store today …

Svep – phaser, flanger, chorus arrives for your iPad

Svep is a stereo modulation filter effect suitable for any sound. All parameters are easily editable in one screen and the clean and responsive user interface encourages creativity. Tweak it to produce anything from old-school phasers to subtle choruses.

Features:

  • Inter App Audio (IAA) compatible. Works fine with Garageband and other IAA compatible hosts.
  • Supports Audiobus 2 including state saving.
  • Load / Save presets
  • Remembers IAA hosts (will automatically load last used settings when a host connects)
  • Low cpu usage
  • Simple but yet powerful user interface

Svep is developed by musicians for musicians.

Svep costs $1.99 on the app store:

Sugar Bytes brings Egoist to your iPad and it looks totally amazing

I’m a huge fan of Sugar Bytes iPad apps, so it’s great to see them bring Egoist to iOS. Here’s all you need to know …

Egoist is a groove instrument. Load any audio file and squeeze the groove out of it!
Try your mp3 library and use it as a sound source! The additional onboard bass, beat and fx units make Egoist the perfect track sketch tool in the studio and on the road.

  • Quick + Easy track sketching, based on sample slicing
  • Minimal, yet effective bass line
  • Unique beat box with more than 1000 drums from vintage to electronic
  • Effect Sequencer
  • Randomizers in all areas
  • Inter-App Audio
  • Audiobus
  • Audiocopy / Audiopaste
  • Mixdown/Bounce
  • Full Midi Support (Virtual, Network, Extern)
  • Music Library Access
  • iTunes File Sharing

SLICER:
The Slicer arranges up to 16 slices of the loaded sample. Apply different parameters like Reverse, Attack, Decay, Level and pitch with the sequencer. Using the 16 available patterns, up to 16 different samples can be used at any time.

BASS & BEAT:
Egoist includes a great sounding bassline synthesizer/sequencer. The bassline synth offers a mean and strong sound, with different lowpass filter flavors and overdrive. The versatile sequencer is capable of notes and pitch bends of any length.
The internal beat box offers kick, snare and hihat, along with a simple sequencer. If you imagine, that you can change the drum sounds with each pattern, limitations start to get you inspired!

EFFECTRIX INSIDE:
The Effect unit brings funky hickups to your tracks. Engage tapestop, looper, reverb or filter at any time to give your beats that otherworldly feel and create stunning breaks!

SONG SEQUENCER:
Chain your patterns! Or create stunning breakbeats by changing patterns quickly! The internal Part/Song sequencer lets you sketch your pattern progressions and line out your next track.

ALWAYS SPECIAL:
The very special Slice Keys turn Egoist into a slice keyboard! Play the sequencer steps on the keyboard, with all their settings and effects, you will not believe how cool that is!

Egoist is on an introductory offer from Sugar Bytes until December 1, 2014, with 33% off, so right now it’s just $19.99.

Voice Jam Studio arrives from TC-Helicon

TC-Helicon announces Voice Jam Studio for iPad, the first music app that lets anyone create remarkable sounding studio-quality vocal compositions with advanced looping, powerful professional effects and seamless sharing via YouTube and SoundCloud.

Voice Jam Studio is a fun way for creative singers to produce music, explore their voices, unlock their potential and improve their craft. It is the only looping app designed with the complete performance and recording workflow in mind—from project conception to production to publishing.

Looping—recording a series of words and sounds and layering them atop of one another to create compositions—is a popular trend among singers, brought to the mainstream by countless Hip Hop artists and top vocalists such as Ed Sheeran, KT Tunstall, Dub FX, Imogen Heap and Ani DiFranco.

TC Helicon pioneered this musical form in its hardware-based products for years, and now brings the world’s most powerful vocal effects and looper to the iPad. While simple looping apps can be found in the iTunes store, Voice Jam Studio offers singers of all levels far more performance and flexibility. In addition to TC-Helicon’s proprietary vocal processing technologies, Voice Jam Studio enables advanced recording with four fully independent stereo tracks for loops of up to eight minutes—the longest loop time of any looping app—and 50 professional studio effects presets.
A huge range of TC-Helicon created sounds and effects—including HardTune, auto pitch correction, gender bending, Transducer FX, distortion, delay, reverb, echo, chorus, flange, doubling and micromod—currently used by renowned recording artists – let singers hear themselves differently, using the tools they need to make magic with only their voice and an iPad.

“Voice Jam Studio is the ‘GoPro’ for singers of every skill level who want to create powerful vocal performances anywhere and share them quickly with anyone in the world over the Internet,” said Fred Speckeen, global business manager at TC-Helicon. “We believe this app is the most powerful thing to happen to the human voice since the microphone.”

Singers will enjoy Voice Jam Studio’s audio and video integrated recording capabilities that allow them to share video content captured by the iPad face cam and video screen cam (that can show how compositions were made) with friends, bandmates and fans via SoundCloud or YouTube. Voice Jam Studio has AudioBus and Inter-App Audio integration, allowing singers to interconnect with popular guitar and drum apps, as well as GarageBand, to further enhance their music.

The Voice Jam Studio app is intuitive and easy to use, featuring built-in tutorials that help users hit the ground running as they choose their creative paths.

Considering that it used to cost thousands of dollars for the array of tools offered in this app, Voice Jam Studio represents a staggering value at only $19.99. In fact, for a limited time, vocalists can take advantage of a special introductory price of $9.99.

Voice Jam Studio is available today on the app store:

Musical Android on Audio Evolution and Tone Boosters … Good things happening in Android

This is actually pretty amazing stuff as it goes. I think Android is maybe turning a bit of a corner now and is worth another look?

The piece at Musical Android is about Toneboosters who are porting their VSTs to Android and making them available in Audio Evolution Mobile as IAPs. Pretty impressive I’d say.

If you want to know more then check out the post at Musical Android.

csSpectral from Boulanger Labs arrives after what seems like a very long wait

csSpectral arrives from Boulanger Labs at long last! Here’s what to expect from this app …

csSpectral is a real-time, Csound-based, multi-effects processor featuring a Streaming Phase Vocoder and six other FFT-based spectral algorithms. The diverse collection of real-time DSP effects let you create unique textures and timbres by transforming your voice, instrument, or iTunes library. csSpectral also supports Audiobus, allowing you to send and receive audio from other apps, making the processing possibilities nearly endless.

csSpectral costs $19.99 at launch.