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Amp Rack may (or may not) be what you’re looking for

I sort of wanted to title this post “These are not the FX apps you’re looking for”, but that probably isn’t very fair. However, I have to say that this isn’t something that I can see myself using as I’m quite happy with AUM or Audiobus. Having said that I can imagine that there would be other users out there who could find this helpful and integrate it into their own workflows. So I’ll leave it up to you to decide if it’s of use to you or not. Here’s the app’s description:

Like everyone, you have a number of amp and effect Apps. Amp Rack lets you line them up in one large display and switch between them with a single tap! Large buttons make it fast and easy! Spend less time tapping and more time playing!

WATCH THE VIDEO to see it in action with popular amp and effect apps!

In Amp Rack, you can:

  • instantly hear the difference between apps
  • select passthrough – no amp or effect, hear your instrument un-effected
  • set relative volume level for each App
  • mute the output with one tap, no matter which App is selected
  • open the amp or effect App and set parameters. Most effect apps have a single-tap return to Amp Rack
  • mute the input (which removes the red banner across the top of the device)
  • send Amp Rack’s output to Audiobus where further filtering and routing is possible

The display also shows your audio waveform live as you play so you can always see that audio is flowing!

Amp Rack works will all effect apps the support the Apple inter-app audio, including the Amplitude family, JamUp, AmpKit, and many many others!

NOTE: adding many apps can be very resource intensive and performance can suffer on older devices. Amp Rack includes an optional mode that limits resources, though with longer switching between amps – still a single tap though!

Amp Rack costs $1.99 on the app store now:

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Pulse Code Inc release their latest app Pulse – Beat Making Music Studio / Audio Sequencer

Pulse Code Inc brings their latest app to the store after updating a few of their existing stock. With this app they want you to make beats wherever you are.

Here are the app details:

Make your next big beat wherever inspiration hits!

Pulse is a must have app for electronic music producers. Pulse refines the standard audio sequencer workflow into a fluid mobile experience. On the surface is a minimal interface, thoughtfully laid out to keep your creative inspiration flowing. Explore and find a complex audio engine capable of deep manipulation.

Not light on features, Pulse has everything you need in a modern mobile music app. Play the built-in keypad or connect a MIDI device. Step edit. Undo. Erase. Record parameter automation. Manually edit parameter automation. Change key and scale at any time.Top it off with master reverb and compression.

Take control of your sound. Then take it to the next level with Pulse.

Highlights:

  • Three ways to make your beat: Play notes – Draw notes – Use MIDI
  • Tweak sound parameters and record the changes
  • Manually edit everything to make it perfect
  • Export loops or bounce them back into your song
  • Create complex timing with the dynamic quantizer
  • Stay in tune with key and scales
  • Connect to other MIDI apps and devices
  • Share your music and collaborate

General Specifications:

  • 32 bit Audio Engine
  • Full Stereo Signal Path (All FX and Channels)
  • Sound Channels: 16
  • Polyphony: Unlimited
  • Background Audio Support
  • MIDI: In / Out
  • Dynamic Key and Scale (31 Scales)
  • Quantizer Engine (60-240 ppm, 2-32 steps, and 50-75% swing)
  • Master Reverb
  • Undo

Sound Channel Specifications:

  • 3 Octave Range
  • Waveform
  • Amplifier
  • Filter(LPF, HPF, or BPF)
  • Wave Shaping FX (Distortion, Lo-Fi, or Foldback)
  • Time FX (Delay Flanger, or Chorus)
  • Dynamics (Pump or Choke)
  • Reverb Send
  • Mixer (Pan, Volume, Mute, and Solo)
  • Full automation on any sound channel parameter!

I/O Specifications:

  • Import sound files via AudioShare
  • Export audio song file via AudioShare
  • Export loops via AudioShare
  • Bounce loop back into Pulse
  • Record and transmit MIDI data
  • Import / Export audio files via email
  • Import / Export song files via email

Compatibility:

  • Audiobus 2
  • AudioShare
  • AUM
  • CoreMIDI
  • Inter-App Audio

Pulse is ON SALE NOW 50% OFF! $4.99 (normal price $9.99):

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jgBassEffects is a multi-FX app just for all you bass players

From the maker of jgEffects and many more apps besides comes jgBassEffects, a multi FX app just for bass players. The app itself is free, but has a bunch of in app purchases to it which also appear to be free at the moment as well, but I’d check before you go buying anything it.

Here’s the app’s description:

Hi, Everyone in the bass players!
A multi-effects processor for electric bass guitar was born. Simply connect the electric base guitar to iPhone / iPad, you can enjoy unique sound effect like no other!

Compatible audio interfaces are Apogee JAM, iRig, iRigHD, TASCAM iXZ.
the app supports “Inter-App Audio” which works together with applications such as GarageBand.

“When it gets stuck with recording”, “When getting tired of the usual sound”, please try using fantastic jgBassEffects. It realizes low latency and real time output, and it corresponds to any electric bass guitar!

++ Effector Details ++

Up to three effectors can be used simultaneously.
We are planning to add a new effect.

+ Noize Gate +

Reduce noise.
Control: Sens, Press

+ B Fuzz +

Sweet tone but intense fuzz.
Control: Blend, Gain, Hunny, Color

+Bass Delay +

A standard delay is also available.
Control: Blend, Time, Feedback

+ Bass Reverb +

Simple reverb is also available.
Control: Strength

+ Ring Mix +

Overdrive, characterized by ring modulation.
Control: Blend, Gain, Tone

+ Auto Revolving Wah B +

Auto Rotation Filter Wah.
Control: Color, Speed, Q

+ Mod x Flanger +

Strong flanger by modulation.
Control: Blend, Depth, Range

+ Tremolrato B +

Tremolo + Vibrato + Panning effect.
Control: Time, Depth, Rate, Tremol

++ Compatible device ++

It is recommended to use newer models than iPhone 5s and iPad mini 4.

Official Web: http://jg-ravity.com/?p=758
Twitter: http://twitter.com/JGravityApps

jgBassEffects is on the app store now and is free with IAPs:

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Plectrum is a new universal iOS app that emulates classic plucked string instruments

From the developer who brought us RunloopSound, Csound for iOS, comes Plectrum, a classic emulation of plucked string instruments. It is impossible not to fall in love with its deep and complex sonority. Plectrum supports USB and Bluetooth MIDI devices and works both as a standalone application, and as an Audio Unit plugin for GarageBand and many other hosts.

Plectrum is free on the app store now:

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SynthScaper has arrived

Today Igor Vasiliev (creator of FieldScaper and SoundScaper) brings us another synth specifically for experiments and soundscapes, and I’m betting that this is going to be just as interesting in terms of sound design as his other apps.

Here’s what to expect from SynthScaper:

Synthesizer specially designed for creating and experiments with ambient soundscapes in wide range from noises to melodic instruments and everything in between.

You can construct melodic pads or atonal soundscapes from different kind of built-in or downloaded samples by using all power of multi-layered oscillators, chains of filters and effects, envelope generators and low frequency oscillators. Or just use predefined scenes and creating your own scenes from library of oscillators presets.

Very flexible settings of each module give you a great opportunity for creating unique and colorful sounding from usual instruments or natural samples and adding automated changes and spatial effects for an endless variations. Different ways of assigning screen and MIDI keyboards to the oscillators provide very advanced features to control the sound. The on-screen keyboard is adapted to create special effects and varying the continuous textures and drones.

Main features:

  • Three independent oscillators.
  • Three layers with own samples in each oscillator.
  • Six voices in each layer.
  • Six envelope generators.
  • Six low frequency oscillators.
  • Separate arpeggiator for each oscillator.
  • General processing of level, balance, LPF, HPF for each layer.
  • Three additional slots for filters and effects after each oscillator.
  • Set of different kind of filters and effect modules.
  • Spatial mixer with two different sound space.
  • Screen keyboard adapted for continuous drones and soundscapes.
  • Predefined set of keyboard scales and custom scales.
  • Full screen, double and split features for screen keyboard.
  • Options of screen keyboard for pitch, continuous, modify, velocity.
  • Supports for two virtual and two MIDI keyboards at the same time.
  • Flexible assigning keyboards and controls to the oscillators.
  • Two main effects controls can combine several parameters.
  • Uploading samples thru Dropbox, Web access, clipboard.
  • Auto and manual tuning of samples with frequency analyzer.
  • Set of predefined and ready-to-use scenes and presets.
  • Built-in library of samples of instruments, synths, noises, etc.
  • Detailed application description.
  • Inter-App audio compatible (with transport and BPM controls).
  • Supports Audiobus with “State Saving” feature.

SynthScaper will be constantly developed and next version will have even more sounds, effects and features.

Requirements:

Recommended at least iPhone 6 / iPad Mini 4 / iPad Air 2 and higher.

You can find more details about SynthScaper on the website:

http://motion-soundscape.blogspot.com

SynthScaper is available on the app store at the special launch price of $9.99:

 

Preview video:

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Audio Damage adds to their rapidly growing portfolio of iOS apps with Dubstation 2

So far Audio Damage have brought Rough Rider 2, Grind Distortion, and Eos 2, and now add Dubstation 2 to that list. To be honest I’m glad to see it growing so quickly as they’re all high quality apps.

Here’s what you can expect in Dubstation 2:

The original dub delay effect, Dubstation has been a go-to effect in the production toolbox for over a decade and a half with good reason. Now available on iOS, this 1:1 code-identical port of the desktop version of Dubstation brings this classic effect to the mobile production studio.

Easy to use and understand, Dubstation works just like a hardware delay pedal. True stereo operation and a nice saturated feedback path provide an instant-classic delay effect that has been used in thousands of commercial tracks.

Features

  • Tempo-synchronized or millisecond timing.
  • True stereo dual time mode, single time mode, or ping-pong.
  • EQ and saturation control on the feedback path, for tonal control.
  • LFO to delay time, for chorus and tape effects.
  • Tempo-synced stereo looping (“infinite mode”) with sound-on-sound and reverse.
  • Heavily optimized for extremely low CPU usage. Use as many as you want, even on an older device.
  • Factory and user presets that can be copied to and from the desktop version.
  • Audio samples and manual available at the Audio Damage website.

Dubstation 2 is available on the app store for $4.49:

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Stereo Phaser AUv3 arrives

From the developer who brought us Jack the Beatmaker and other apps with minimalist design comes a new FX app simply entitled Stereo Phaser. I guess you could say that it does what it says it’s going to do.

That is nice phaser effect that can run in stereo mode. The app is Audio Unit AUv3.
In stereo mode the signal is split and run through 2 phaser effects with different frequency settings but same rate, depth and feedback that are shifted in stereo space with the same rate(same as the phasers’)

The app is an Audio Unit Effect AUV3 and can be used inside GarageBand or other AU host apps as an effect plug-in. Stereo Phaser can also run as a stand alone app adding effect to the audio input so you can play your guitar, bass or synth directly through the app if you have the connector to do so.

Stereo Phaser controls:

  • Rate – that is the phaser speed
  • Depth – phaser depth
  • Feedback – effect feedback
  • Stereo – stereo spread

Stereo Phaser is on the app store costing $0.99: