AUM (Audio Mixer) has arrived!

The wait is over, AUM has arrived, and it is awesome! Here are all the details of the app …

AUM is the flexible audio mixer, recorder, and connection hub for your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Connect hardware inputs and outputs, Audio Unit extensions, Inter-App Audio apps, Audiobus, soundfile players, built-in signal processing and filters, in any configuration you want.

Route anything to anywhere with mix-busses, effect sends, audiobus ports, and external multi-channel audio interfaces.

Play hosted synths and instruments using the built-in keyboard or external MIDI controllers, or sequence them from other apps using Virtual MIDI.

Record mixes, individual tracks, or both, straight into the storage space of AudioShare (no copying of files needed).

Play back recordings, soundfiles and loops as channel sources in the mixer for backing tracks, further processing or mixing.

Route MIDI in any way you like using the MIDI matrix.

Synchronize everything with the sample-accurate transport clock and play in time with other apps or devices using Ableton Link, a new technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network.

Includes built-in processing nodes for various stereo processing, Mid/Side balance and conversion, EQs and filters, limiting, clipping and saturation. Or use any 3rd party Audio Unit extension or Inter-App Audio effect.

All controls in the mixer can be controlled via MIDI, including parameters of hosted and built-in plugins.

“AUM is feature rich, powerful, intuitive, and simple to use.” – Scott Whitehead at DubSpot

FEATURES

  • High quality audio up to 32-bit 96kHz
  • Clean and intuitive user interface with crisp vector graphics
  • Extremely compact and optimized code, very small app size
  • Unlimited number of channels
  • Unlimited number of effect slots
  • Inserts and sends are configurable pre/post-fader
  • Internal busses for mixing or effect sends
  • Supports multi-channel audio interfaces
  • Supports Audio Unit extensions, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus
  • Audiobus state saving
  • Highly accurate transport clock
  • Metronome and optional pre-roll
  • Sends host sync to Audio Unit plugins and IAA apps
  • Play in time with Ableton Link
  • FilePlayer with sync and looping, access to all AudioShare files
  • Records straight into AudioShare storage space
  • Built-in nodes for stereo processing, filtering and dynamics
  • Latency compensation makes everything align at the outputs
  • Separate Inter-App Audio / Audiobus output ports
  • Built-in MIDI keyboard
  • Fully MIDI controllable
  • MIDI Matrix for routing MIDI anywhere

BUILT-IN SIGNAL PROCESSING

  • Stereo balance
  • Stereo to mono
  • Stereo panning
  • Mid/Side balance
  • Mid/Side – Stereo convert
  • Invert Phase
  • Parametric EQ
  • Low-shelf filter
  • High-shelf filter
  • Low-pass resonant filter
  • High-pass resonant filter
  • Gain
  • Hard clip
  • Saturation
  • Lookahead peak limiter

AUM is on the app store now and is 50% off for launch for a limited time only. It’s priced at $9.99 (£7.99)

SoundCloud Pulse for iOS has finally arrived

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After what seems like a very long wait, it has finally arrived on iOS. Here’s what SoundCloud’s Pulse will do:

Are you a creator? If you make music, podcasts or anything else audio and upload your work to SoundCloud, this app will let you manage your account and keep your community humming.

You’ll need a SoundCloud account to access SoundCloud Pulse. Don’t have one yet? Download the SoundCloud app or go to SoundCloud.com to create one.

KEY FEATURES

  • Reply to comments on your tracks, on the go
  • Get up-to-date stats on the performance of your tracks
  • Share the sounds you’ve uploaded, both publicly and privately
  • Follow other SoundCloud users
  • Delete comments and block users

SoundCloud Pulse is free on the app store:

Audio Fix: For Videos

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Slightly off topic, but from the developer of MicSwap Pro, and as a result I thought I’d post about it.

Here’s what you need to know about Audio Fix: For Videos:

A simple app that improves the audio of your videos. Import a video from your device to instantly clean it’s sound and boost it’s volume. Only want to raise the volume? No problem. You have 11 noise reduction filters to choose from along with a volume adjustment.

We never overwrite your original. Save as a new video in the same resolution. You can also use Audio Fix to reduce the file size of your video for easier sharing with our compress video option. Use Audio Fix to remove all sound from your video. Lots of options!

Download now to get one free trial!

  • Automatically optimize the audio in your video
  • Choose from 11 filters to clean your audio
  • Save as new or compress for sharing
  • Easily compare to your original video in the app
  • We never overwrite your original

Filter Choices

  • Mild Wind Removal
  • Hard Wind Removal
  • Mild Hiss Removal
  • Strong Hiss Removal
  • Audio Fix Mild
  • Audio Fix Medium
  • Audio Fix Strong
  • Audio Fix Ultra
  • Silence
  • Audio Smoother
  • Volume Booster

Universal App – Buy on iPhone, own it on iPad too

DEVICE REQUIREMENTS
iOS 8.0 or later iPhone 4, 5, 6, 6s iPod touch, iPad, iPad air, iPad mini, iPad Pro

Apollo Motion MIDI Controller has arrived

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A new app from Secret Base Design, here’s Apollo Motion MIDI Controller and everything you need to know about it …

Apollo Motion MIDI Controller uses the accelerometer built into your iPhone, turning it into a unique musical instrument. Shake or tap your iPhone to trigger MIDI notes or chords; when used with the innovative synthesizer and drum apps on iOS, you have a new way of creating music.

One of the best ways to keep time is through moving your body. Everyone can tap their feet or clap their hands to a beat; by using this motion to trigger MIDI, you can capture a natural, organic feeling. Use the app like a shaker, tambourine, or a cowbell, with the MIDI notes adding the accents you need; every song could use more cowbell.

The app detects rapid acceleration in six different directions, to trigger six different MIDI events. Use the front for a cymbal, and the back for a bass drum. You can also use the app to send program change or control change messages. The app is not appropriate for speed-metal drum rolls; the response rate of the accelerometer limits how quickly notes can be triggered.

Apollo Motion MIDI Controller works with Apollo MIDI over Bluetooth (the original Bluetooth MIDI solution for iOS). With low latency wireless MIDI from your phone to an iPad or Mac, you’re free from a tangle of connections, and can move how you want. The app also works with musicIO, which provides both high speed MIDI and four channels of audio using a standard USB sync cable, connecting your iPhone to either a Mac or PC.

Apollo Motion MIDI Controller on the app store is priced at $1.99:

Frekvens arrives from Mr HumbleTune, and it looks

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Mr HumbleTunes’s apps, and this latest in the line up looks awesome.

Frekvens is a frequency shifter and delay effect. Unlike a pitch shifter all frequencies are shifted linearly and then fed back into itself using the stereo delay unit. The frequency shifting is achieved with single sideband modulation using a hilbert transform and an infinite impulse response filter for fast computations. Frekvens also comes with a high and low pass filter and a lfo for modulating the delay play head.

  • frequency shifter
  • high, low pass filter
  • stereo delay
  • core midi cc input.
  • audiobus
  • inter app audio
  • save, load

Frekvens on the app store is just $0.99 (£0.79):

Arturia iSpark arrives for your iPad

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Mr NLog had been teasing this for a few days now, but as it turns out it was well worth the wait!

Here’s all you need to know about iSpark …

iSpark is an all-inclusive beat-making solution allowing to create rich tracks from A to Z while experiencing an unequaled workflow. It includes a large variety of drum kits and individual instruments based on the most renowned drum machines and top-notch sound design.
It is the result of a simple recipe, care for rhythm, innovation and uncompromising ergonomics combined with the personality of the greatest drum machines.

What you can do with iSpark:
iSpark allows you to play drum patterns in-real time and to tweak your sound on-the-fly. Its optimized and performance-oriented layout gives you a direct access to an extended range of sonic parameters.
It also integrates a powerful and flexible 64-step sequencer enhancing your creative freedom and effectiveness.

iSpark unites our multi-rewarded TAE® technology coupled with a modular engine and crystal-clear multi-layered samples. Beyond drum and percussive sounds, iSpark blasts the frontiers of beat-making through a range of singular sonic effects, warm analog synth textures and melodic elements.

Details:
Main screen
The main screen is all about performance. Its layout, inspired by our SparkLE controller, gives you immediate access to a comprehensive set of fundamental controls and parameters. Its lower part allows you to play and record your drum patterns in real-time, step by step, to jump between your patterns and to set their length.

Mixer
In the mixer, you can adjust the volume and panorama of your instruments, set two individual effects for each of them, and modify the sending levels to the return effects. The VU meters help you to balance effectively your instruments.

Studio
The Studio is the iSpark laboratory of sound. This is where you will customize your kits and all the instruments that compose it. For each instrument, you can choose the samples that are used and adjust a comprehensive list of parameters.

Sequencer
In the sequencer screen, all the steps of your different instruments are right in front of you. You can thus create your sequences in a flash. Besides, the automation tool allows you drawing modulation curves with a simple glide of your fingertip.

Song
The Song mode gives you the possibility to chain your pattern in order to create a whole performance. Organizing your song is as easy as a drag-and-drop. Switch to “Perform” and discover two large XY modulation touchpads that will bring your songs to life.

Connectivity:
iSpark offers a total and seamless compatibility with the existing Spark environment. Maintain continuously your creative flow by transferring in a heartbeat your projects, patterns, your kits and individual instruments between Spark 2 and iSpark.
Connect the dedicated SparkLE controller to iSpark and associate the flexibility of an app-based instrument to the effectiveness and comfort of hardware.
The compatibility with AudioBus and Inter-App Audio offers a smooth integration of iSpark in you iPad-based setup.
With iSpark, your mobile setup found its beat-making solution.

Main features:
Pristine quality sound engines including: TAE® analog synthesis, physical modeling, and multi-layered samples provided by our top-tier development partners

  • 640 Instruments / 40 kits
    • Classic drum machines
    • Electronic kits
    • Acoustic kits
  • Shuffle and shift modes to humanize grooves
  • Choke groups to mute instruments naturally
  • Song mode with 16 segments
  • Song segment triggering from hardware
  • Performance master effects: repeat, tape, reverse, strobe, pan, mix, bit crusher, 8-mode filter and Roller
  • 16-track mixer with high-quality effects: multiband compressor, bit crusher, multiband EQ, chorus, delay, reverb, distortion, phaser, plate reverb, destroyer, flanger, space pan, limiter, sub generator
  • Real-time automation on all parameters
  • Compatible with SparkLE controller
  • Ableton Link integration
  • Possibility to share projects, kits and instruments between iSpark and the desktop version of Spark 2.

iSpark on the app store costs $9.99 (£7.99):

RS-08 | 8 Oscillator Ribbon Synth arrived

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A quite strange new app arrives today, from the makers of SynthDrum Pads. Looks quite intriguing though.

Here are the details:

8 oscillator ribbon mono synth with fine tunable chord memory.

The XYPad allows smooth pitch control and immediate jump to play back of 8 “Chord Slot”

Chord Slots are the saved, fine or corse oscillators pitches. RS-08 has 8 Chord Slots.

the XYPad allows instant call back of a Chord Slot making RS-08 a grate synth for playing one finger chords, or rich and dense cluster chords, or super saw like textures.

The XYPad combined with careful setup of “Chord Slot” and glide control can yield great Micropolyphony performances.

RS-08 is a unusual synthesizer loosely inspired by the compositions of György Ligeti.

Key Features

  • 8 oscillators
  • High Pass filter cutoff
  • Resonant Low Pass Filter
  • Amp ADSR
  • LP AR
  • On Board Effects; Chorus Reverb, Delay, Haas Spreader
  • XYPad (Master Pitch on X, Chord Slot change on Y)
  • 8 Waveforms
  • Glide (like portamento)
  • Stagger (delays the pitch change of each oscillator)
  • 99 Patch Save Slots

RS-08 | 8 Oscillator Ribbon Synth costs $3.99 on the app store:

DC-9 Overdrive (Audio Unit app) has arrived

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Another Blamsoft Audio Unit effect arrives. Here’s the app’s description:

DC-9 Overdrive is a circuit modeled overdrive plug-in that emulates the famous Ibanez® TS9 Tube Screamer. The DSP algorithms in DC-9 take into account the entire schematic, using the latest modeling techniques. This gives you an authentic analog sound that matches the character of the physical circuit. DC-9 is an Audio Unit Extension that works inside host apps. Just open up your favorite host that supports Audio Units and add it as an effect. The controls expand when touched so they can be easily seen while tweaking. DC-9 brings the distinctive overdrive crunch to your favorite iOS DAW.

DC-9 gets its name from the Diode Clipper circuit used to create the distortion. Accurate modeling of the clipper by circuit simulation gives DC-9 an edge over the common distortion plug- in. The effect was carefully tuned using A/B comparisons to the original stop box. Blamsoft brings their experience creating top notch plug-ins for the desktop to iOS. The same algorithm is found in the popular Rack Extension for Propellerhead Reason. You get a desktop quality algorithm at an iOS friendly price.

DC-9 Overdrive costs $2.99 on the app store:

Now there’s a ‘lite’ version of Rytmik too

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But it is ‘lite‘, and not free, but cheaper than the full version which is $17.99. The lite version can be had for just $5.99, which is a lot less.

Here’s the app’s description:

Rytmik Lite Chiptune Synthesizer is an ultimate tool for chiptunes and oldschool gaming music creation allowing you not only to play with wavetable synthesizer but also to create music clips or whole songs.

Rytmik allows you to share your songs with other users through the Rytmik Cloud and can also serve as a music player for songs uploaded on Rytmik Cloud with it. On top of that, users can exchange their songs and cooperate on their composing.

Once your work is complete, you can save it in WAV format to local storage.

And that’s not all!

Every instrument is a wavetable synthesizer. With the advanced effect module, you have more power to shape sounds with the ADSR envelope, vibrato, portamento, noise shaper, or digital delay. Drawable waveform synth module allows users to draw and modify their own wave and use it as a sample oscillator – with that you can use Rytmik as a sonically unique chiptune synthesizer.

Rytmik Lite with Rytmik Cloud will of course include more features and additions to the popular series to enrich your experience with playing with sounds and creating music on the go.

Key Features

  • Share your songs via Rytmik Cloud
  • Export your music in the WAV format or export to AudioShare
  • A drawable waveform synth module
  • Advanced effects like the ADSR Envelope, Digital Delay, Noise Shaper and more
  • Almost every effect parameter can be modulated via the step sequencer
  • Simple and intuitive yet powerful interface
  • Rytmik is a powerful chiptune station

Rytmik on the app store, for $5.99:

Patch Base (a bit more detail on this new app)

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So I mentioned a couple of days ago about a bunch of the other apps from Coffeeshopped LLC which had been updated and that there was a new app, Patch Base, too. However, I omitted to actually tell you anything about the new app!

A bit of an oversight on my part really. Never mind. I’ll put that right now.

Here’s what you need to know about Patch Base.

Patch Base is a multi-synth patch editor, enabling easy visualization, editing, and organization of patches for your hardware synths.

  • See what patches on your synth look like
  • Edit the parameters of your synth in real time, while you play
  • Save patches in Patch Base, and optionally back them up for free using iCloud
  • Access your patch files on your computer via iCloud Drive
  • Create random patches, and “init” patches as starting points for new sounds
  • Play your synth for sound testing using the on-screen keyboard

Patch Base currently supports the following synthesizers, with more to come:

  • Casio CZ-1, CZ-101, CZ-1000, CZ-3000, CZ-5000
  • DSI Mopho and Mopho Keyboard
  • Oberheim Matrix-1000, Matrix-6, Matrix-6r
  • Yamaha DX7, DX7II, TX7, TX802, TX816

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The app is free for download and to try out, ensuring that the app works with your hardware setup. For full access to all editor features, each editor is available as a separate In-App Purchase.

Patch Base on the app store:

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