Quincy now on the bus and with IAA

In this version of Quincy the developer adds Inter-app Audio and Audiobus support. In addition Quincy now supports iTunes file sharing and adds individual volume settings for module voices. There are also some updates to the interface including a redesigned HUD and performance overall has been greatly improved.

Jam Synth adds lots of new features including 2 new IAPs

Here’s what’s new with Jam Synth:

  • New IAP: Rainbows! Adds analog modeled auto rainbows to your sound. Adds extra rainbows when used with the harmonizer.
  • New IAP: Time Stopper! Freezes time…
  • Harmonizer now works on MIDI output
  • Harmonizer sends multi channel pitch bends to synths that support such fancy things
  • Dry guitar output is now passed through the app
  • Harmonizer also works on dry guitar output using high quality formant preserving pitch shift! Wow!
  • Transient detector added to enhance the triggering of note on events
  • Audiobus 2 w/ state saving
  • Audiobus filter slot. IMPORTANT: Jam Synth is designed to track the pure tone that comes from your guitar pickups. If you are going to send it a signal from another app you should use the input FILTER on the input page to filter out any extra harmonics or noise that may be present in an already-processed signal
  • Inter App Audio node / sync
  • Better sounding graphics
  • Audiophile quality fonts

Jam Synth is free on the app store (with IAPs):

e-l-s-a getss IAA

Here’s what’s new with e-l-s-a:

  • Adding inter app audio (generator and instrument/midi) nodes.
  • Adding revert to original sample function.

MultiTrack DAW adds IAA instrument support

This version adds IAA Instrument support for inputs.

DXi FM synthesizer now supports IAA

Here’s what’s new with DXi FM synthesizer:

  • Supported Inter-app audio
  • Added Master Volume setting
  • Fixed bugs

FunkBox Drum Machine 3.4 brings AB2 State Saving, IAA, and loads more too

I had been wondering what had happened to FunkBox Drum Machine, and now I don’t need to. One of my favourite drum machine apps just got a whole lot better. Just take a look at what’s in this amazing update:

  • iOS 7.1 compatible
  • Inter-App audio compatible
    • instrument and generator modes supported
    • host timeline sync for easy, tight sequenced loops
    • optional host timing tweak for Garageband, Auria, Beatmaker, Cubase
    • MIDI in note support for host sequencing
    • remote host transport controls included
  • Audiobus 2 compatible
    • state saving of current box, including custom boxes
    • new triggers for pattern up and pattern down
  • Overall volume has been increased, if you have many parts playing at max volume at the same time you may want to lower your overall volume to avoid clipping
  • “Open In…” added to audio export menu, also includes AirDrop support
  • iTunes folder option added to MIDI export menu
  • Swing available in external MIDI sync mode
  • MIDI Continue and MIDI Song Position message support
  • MIDI Clock has been tightened up, more clock improvements coming
  • Various other interface tweaks and bug fixes

If that wasn’t enough Synthetic Bits go on to say …  “More of your requests are coming, thanks for your support!”

Studiolab update brings IAA and more

Here’s what’s new in the latest Studiolab update:

  • Inter-app Audio instruments
  • Create sampled sounds from inter-app audio to use multiple sounds from the same synth

e-l-s-a (universal) has arrived

The latest app has arrived from one of my favourite developers. Elsa is here!

Elsa is a retro style sampling keyboard with tempo based looping. Record, save, load, reverse samples with a multi octave on screen keyboard or plug in your core midi device of choice, soft- or hardware. Elsa comes with three built in effects, a reverb, a resonant low pass filter and a frequency/bit crush. Samples are looped in three different modes, one off, forward and/or forward-reverse. The start and end of playback also comes in three modes, one set of start and stop for all, one set per note and/or one set per octave, allowing for many different types of samples. Additionally at playback time, sample length can also be controlled by a set of sample dividers, 1-8.

  • Sample keyboard
  • Tempo based looping
  • ADSR
  • Bit crush
  • Reverb
  • Resonant low pass filter
  • Record, trim, normalise, reverse, pre note shift, zoom
  • Multi octave keyboard
  • 3 loop modes (one off, forward, forward-reverse)
  • 3 start/stop modes (one for all, one per note, one per octave)
  • Playback length dividers (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
  • Save/Load
  • Import/Export ACP 2.0
  • Inter app audio (audiobus)
  • Core Midi (note input)

e-l-s-a is priced at $1.99.

Earhoof (Virtual Instrument for iPad) – Introduction (video)

Compelling stuff isn’t it?

Earhoof for iPad arrives

Wow, this is a really interesting looking app. Here’s the description:

Earhoof is a futuristic virtual instrument which turns your iPad into a rhythmic gradient of sound.

A sophisticated instrument creation tool, it allows you to layer multiple audio files and combine them with high quality digital signal processing. By continuously changing the sound parameters along the length of your device, Earhoof allows you to create highly expressive playable surfaces.

Its innovative internal rhythm engine allows you to easily play this surface, switching seamlessly between complex rhythms while remaining in complete control of the generated sounds. The result is a playing experience unlike any other, blurring the line between sequencer and instrument.

  • Includes over 80 carefully crafted presets, each one a unique multi-sample instrument
  • Intuitively draw curves to modulate DSP parameters for Gain, Pitch, Pan, Filters, Delay and more
  • Easily import your own WAV and AIFF files with iTunes File Sharing
  • Record or manually create your own rhythms
  • Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support allows Earhoof to interact with other music apps
  • Record your performances as audio files without ever leaving the app
  • In-app help manual will help you quickly learn the ins and outs of the program 

Earhoof is priced at $4.99.

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