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FourTrack version 7 arrives for iPhone

After a very long time FourTrack gets updated. Here’s what’s new:

  • iOS 7 Tested
  • Dropbox Sync: Upload and store your mixes and projects to your Dropbox account, then share your music by emailing download links to friends
  • AudioCopy 2: Copy and paste audio between other AudioCopy 2 enabled apps
  • Playback in background
  • GuitarJack Model 2 Control Panel updates
  • Updated SongTool graphics

FourTrack works with most audio interfaces, but sounds best with GuitarJack Model 2 and GuitarJack 2 USB audio interfaces, which feature a 1/4 inch input, an 1/8″ stereo input, an 1/8″ stereo headphone/line out with increased drive for headphones, 24-bit AD/DA converters and impeccable sound with no discernible noise. GuitarJack is ideal for jamming with GuitarTone and recording using the GuitarTone tool in FourTrack and StudioTrack, GuitarJack’s studio-quality sound is designed by Joe Bryan. Read about him here http://www.sonomawireworks.com/joe.php

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Echo, a music game for your iPhone

When the developer of Echo contacted me he actually said that he realised that I don’t normally post about games, but that Echo was a bit different. So, I tried it, online (here), and actually it was pretty cool, so I decided that this was worth sharing, so here are the details:

Echo is a new kind of music game: part puzzle, part instrument.

In this unique puzzler, solve your way through individual tracks of a song. Perfect the part and earn the ability to remix that track.

Echo Features:

  • 20 challenging stages of original music
  • Novel puzzle mechanic
  • Avoid collisions
  • Create original music
  • Fast drag and drop interface
  • Hundreds of samples
  • Exciting near-misses
  • Simple loop-based composition tool
  • Ability to perform completed songs and remixes
  • Addictive and rewarding

In Depth:

Echo challenges the player to match a given pattern by placing pieces relative to the board’s walls. Hit play then watch and listen as the pieces bounce off the walls to make loops. The loops combine to make tracks and tracks combine to make songs. The challenge is to match the pattern without the pieces crashing into each other as they cross paths.

Echo isn’t only puzzles, it’s also a powerful music creation tool. Perfecting a track unlocks the ability to remix that part. In remix mode, use the loop-based game mechanic to create your own patterns with the track’s samples. No need to worry about collisions! Remix a track or the entire songs and then perform it by soloing and muting tracks during playback.

You’ll gain a new depth of musical knowledge after spending hours solving and creating intricate musical patterns. No musical experience required!

* Echo is designed for iPhones 4S and newer

And Echo is priced at only $0.99.

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Synth 76477 Complex Sound Synthesizer arrives

Synth 76477 Complex Sound Synthesizer (snappy name) has arrived. Here’s the details …

Synth 76477 is a powerful sound effects generator and synthesizer app, inspired by the famous SN76477 integrated circuit from the 1970s, but containing many enhancements.
Features:

  • Three oscillators, each of which can produce a sine, triangle, sawtooth, or square wave
  • The outputs of two of the oscillators can be used to modulate the main oscillator
  • Frequency modulation can be linear or octave based
  • The duty cycle of the main oscillator can be adjusted in square wave mode
  • Noise generator, either analog or digital, with an adjustable low pass filter
  • Oscillator outputs can be mixed to the audio output
  • Fully configurable ADSR (Attack / Decay / Sustain / Release) envelope, linear or exponential
  • One shot mode available
  • Unlimited number of sound effect generator boards
  • User configurable array of sound effect generator buttons on each board, up to 50 on the iPhone and 150 on the iPad
  • Boards as well as individual generators can be exported and imported, and transfered to and from your computer via iTunes file sharing, making it easy to share with others

Synth 76477 comes with a full set of sample sound generators, making it easy to understand how to use and configure them, and tap the full power of the app.

Note that Synth 76477 does not presently run in the background.

Buy your copy right now, and start generating your own sound effects in minutes.

The app is priced at $2.99.

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AC-7 Core Solo arrives for iPhone

AC-7 Core Solo arrives at a special price of $0.99 at launch. Here are the details:

AC-7 Core Solo is the perfect hand-held wireless remote controller for your DAW based music recording system. It was expressly designed to be used comfortably with one hand, so there’s no need to put down your guitar/mic/drink while setting up the next take.

It has been tested and optimised for use with Apple’s Logic Pro X, but most of its functions will work equally well with any DAW which supports the MCU protocol. These include Reaper, Cubase, Digital Performer, Adobe Audition and many more.

(Avid’s ProTools is NOT supported in this release. We’re working on a separate dedicated ProTools controller app, which should be available soon)

How to set up on a Mac:

  • Make sure the computer is connected to the same wifi network, then navigate to Finder -> Go -> Utilities -> and open “Audio MIDI Setup”
  • Double click the Network icon in the MIDI window, then add a new session in “My Sessions” and enable it by clicking the checkbox.
  • Make sure “Anyone” is selected in the “Who can connect to me” section, then open the AC-7 Core Solo app on your device.
  • Your iOS device’s name will now appear in the Directory area, so click the name then click the “Connect” button.
  • Now simply open Logic Pro X, and the AC-7 Core Solo will be automatically detected and configured.

The app is priced at $0.99 at launch.

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Prodigy Synth for iPhone arrives, but there’s not much information

Prodigy is apparently an FM Sound Synthesizer for your iPhone. That’s all it say!

It costs $0.99.

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touchAble Mini arrives

From the makers of the original touchAble, comes touchAble Mini …

With a Special Introductory Price of $9.99 at launch … Here’s the detail:

touchAble is THE controller app for Ableton Live. Countless artists around the globe – from bedroom producers to award winning artists – use it on stage, in their studio or while on the road.

touchAble Mini offers no-compromise-control of Ableton Live from your iPhone or iPod. The scaled down interface packs most of the features of the touchAble iPad version into a very ergonomic layout, especially designed for iPhone and iPod.

You can use touchAble with as many iPhones, iPods and iPads as you want.

Each module offers full feedback from Live, making sure you always know what you are tweaking.

The Modules include:

Clips:

  • Launch Clips and Scenes, Solo and arm tracks.
  • Fold/unfold group tracks.
  • Access to any position in the set with the Overview feature.
  • Live 9 Users can use this module to manage their Live Set – Create or delete Tracks, Scenes, Clips and even stop buttons – without ever touching your Computer.

Edit MIDI Clips with the MIDI Editor.

  • Drum Mode makes it easy to lay down a drum loop.
  • Chord Mode allows for precise note placements and lengths – in any scale you want.

Mixer:

  • touchAble’s Mixer lets you adjust Volumes, Sends and Pans.
  • Access the Crossfader and change A/B assignments.
  • Accurate dB readings and level meters allow you to take your eyes off the computer – and only focus on your mix.
  • The intuitive snap mode and multiple controls per track make it the perfect tool for live performances as well as studio-use.

Devices:

  • Access Live Devices, VSTs or AUs.
  • Intelligent Controls adapt to the type of control used in Live.
  • For some Live devices, a native template mimics the device in Live – providing an interface that will make you feel right at home.
  • Snap and Combo mode allow for quick control changes in Live situations.

Keys & Pads
Keyboard and Drum Pad include several performance features :switch the Scale, enable note-repeat or aftertouch or change the current octave & velocity.

XY Pad
the XY Pad lets you assign and control up to 12 parameters at once.

Gravity Parameters on each of the dots let you create natural and interesting effects.
Take Snapshots and restore them in an instant – or morph between them.

Browser
Exclusively available for Live 9 users, the Browser lets you access Lives Library, including all of Live’s Devices & Instruments, your Samples, Drums & Sounds.
Drag and Drop Devices on a track – or drop Samples on one of the DrumPads.

touchAble Mini is compatible with Live 8 & 9 – Intro, Standard and Suite – and runs on any iPhone/iPod running IOS 5 minimum.

The Server Software requires OSX 10.5 and above or Windows XP and above.

Download the Server Software from http://www.touch-able.com and follow the installation process.
•Studio session: Use your domestic router network and connect your iPhone/iPod to it.
•Stage performance: Create an Ad-Hoc network and connect your iPhone/iPod to it.
•Run the touchAble Server and Ableton Live.
•Launch touchAble on your iPad and tap the Server to connect.
•Within a few seconds your set will be touchAble.

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FlexyDrum for iPhone arrives

FlexyDrum is a sensitive iOS Drum, use touch and device motion to control sound. 5 colours for 5 sounds, the length of your touch changes the decay while tilting the device changes the tuning. Simplicity combined with infinitesimal variations will get you room for expression.

Looks like fun to me.

The app is priced at $1.99.

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Caustic 3 arrives, but not just for Android, an iOS universal version arrives too and I’m speechless

Ok, I’m not that speechless, but it’s amazing. Arguably the number 1 Android making app has gone cross platform at the same moment that version 3 lands with a huge upgrade in what you can do with this app. It’s amazing.

Here’s what you get on iOS for your $9.99:

Caustic 3 is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizer/sampler rigs. Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices.

Create your rack by adding up to 14 machines from a choice of:

  • Subsynth – Virtual analog subtractive synthesizer
  • PCMSynth – Multi-sample wave synthesizer
  • BassLine – 303-like monosynth
  • BeatBox – 8-channel sampling drum machine
  • PadSynth – Harmonic table pad synthesizer
  • 8BitSynth – 8bit equation solver synthesizer
  • Modular – Fully configurable and routable synthesizer
  • Organ – Tonewheel organ with rotary speaker
  • Vocoder – 8-band harmonic vocoder
  • FMSynth – DX-style 3-operator fm synthesizer

The app also includes:

  • Effects rack supporting 2 effects per machine (16 effect types).
  • Mixer desk with EQ, panning and global Delay/Reverb effects.
  • Master section with effect slots, parametric EQ and limiter.
  • Song sequencer

Supports automation recording on most controls and includes powerful editors for modifying automation curves.

Users can record their own WAV files for use in the PCMSynth, BeatBox, and Vocoder or import files through iTunes file sharing or the built-in FTP server.
Supports all uncompressed WAV files (8-16-24-32bit, any sampling rate).
The PCMSynth can also load SoundFont files (.sf2) and FL/Xewton instruments (.instr, .ZIP)

Exported songs can be shared using the AudioShare app.

Supports CoreMIDI for note and velocity data.

See the in-app help section for dozens of informative tutorial videos and full online manual.

There is also a FREE (full version) PC version available for download on the product website.

Come visit www.singlecellsoftware.com to download more presets, request features, share your tracks and hear what others are creating with Caustic 3.

Works on iPhone/iPod but iPad is recommended.

The app is priced at a very reasonable $9.99 (£6.99).

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Robotic Drums (Universal) arrives and is just about as cool as you can get

So, apart from having the word ‘Robotic’ in the app’s name, and also having what is arguably one of the coolest icons for a music making app ever, what has this got going for it?

The answer = LOADS!

Read the app’s description then try and think of a reason for not having this app …

Robotic Drums is an analog modeled drum synth coupled with a probability sequencer. This special combination, makes the app suitable for live sound manipulation, sequence experimentation and regular beats. The main highlights for this app are:

  • A minimalist interface, with a high emphasis in flow.
  • 6 analog modeled synthesized voices.
  • A probability sequencer. You control how “random” a sequence is.
  • Quantized pattern switching.
  • Dropbox support for saving sessions and sharing across devices.
  • AudioBus support.
  • Midi clock sync support.

Some details:

VOICES

There are 6 analog modeled synthesized voices, each with a noise and an oscillator section. This flexible configuration allows each voice to generate sounds that range from punchy bass drums, to snappy snares, to lo-fi tones, to sound effects and much else in between.

THE PROBABILITY SEQUENCER

The sequencer for each voice is based on probabilities. A step on a sequence is not just a “switch” but a measure of “how likely is this step to be triggered”. This allows for highly dynamic sequences that maintain a certain base, but never sound the same from one pass to another.

THE PATTERNS SECTION

Each session can hold 16 patterns. Switching patterns in a live situation is always controlled by a “pattern quantization” parameter, which determines when the pattern switch actually happens. This allows for pattern switches to occur exactly when expected, maintaining the musical flow of a piece.

SESSIONS

Sessions can be saved to Dropbox, this allows to share sessions across devices or even to use as an easy method to share patches with the community.

And at just $4.99, why wouldn’t you buy this?

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New Sampler arrives: Samplero, free, tiny sampler

Might be handy for you, it is free. The description of the app is:

  • This app is very simple sampler.
  • This app can record 9 sounds(5sec).