Sunvox 1.4.5 on the way

Sunvox 1.4.5 is coming to the app store soon. It has been submitted and fixes the problems with OS 3.1 which is great news.

Sunvox at the app store:

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Everyday Looper

Everyday Looper is a new loop app coming to the iPhone soon. The developer Mancing Dolecules (yes, that is the name of the developer) has sent me some details:

  • A “no button” user interface. Tap or swipe on displayed waveforms to play / pause / stop / record / change volume / erase.
  • Auto-normalization of each track to reach their maximum non clipped volume by the swipe of a finger.
  • Master Limiter to not worry about clipping after tracks mixing.
  • Metronome track generator to create a X clicks at Y BPMs base track.
  • Quantized to loop recording, as an option.
  • Load/Save your loops. Auto-save between sessions.
  • Export them to your computer over WiFi.
  • Up to 45 seconds of recording for each track.

Who is it for ?

  • Guitarists/Singers/Beatboxers/… : Metronome, Quantization and simplified Volume Management are here for you.
  • Sound Torturers : Try ultra short loops, feedbacked loops or manually sliced recording.

To be noted : This app is all about recording. No pre-recorded samples are included and iPod Touch users will need on external microphone.

It looks interesting, and the interface control looks like it might be fun to work with too.

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Slice contest

Slice beat juggling app from strange agency on Vimeo.

Somehow I’d missed this upcoming app from the Strange Agency, it looks like a lot of fun, and they’re running a contest for people to submit loops to go into the app when it launches. You’ve only got until the 11th of this month to submit though.

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Spending time with DopplerPad

I’ve been using DopplerPad for a while and I love it, that’s true. But why? Well, one of the but upsides for DopplerPad is how immediate it is. You can be up and running in DopplerPad in just a few minutes, and I think that is probably an absolute essential for all mobile music apps. DopplerPad can be used by anyone irrespective of their level of ability simply because you can access it’s features to make music in the way you want and it doesn’t force your workflow.

I’ve been waiting patiently for the update to 1.05 for this app for a while now, and I hope that some of the features I’d like to see will be in that update, but I thought I’d list out my wish list anyway:

  • Save and load tracks / songs (a must)
  • Start A & B simultaneously
  • Effects
  • Remove last instrument layer

If I could get those it would be brilliant. Of course I’m really looking forward to the integration with FourTrack and maybe even ioLibrary too.

Even so DopplerPad is a great app and I hope that Retronyms and Sonoma Wireworks keep putting out great new features and apps.

DopplerPad at the app store:

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Thoughts on Star6

I’ve spent a bit of time with Star6 now and I have to say I quite like it so far. I don’t I’ve completely got my head around the effects and how you can use them effectively together, but I think it could be a useful app for running your own loops through.

I’ve been mucking around with the built in loops and quite enjoying playing with the app. I can see it being quite good fun and having some performance potential too.

I can also see it being useful with a bunch of your own samples and used to create a mix of sorts. However, as you can only load 6 samples, and you don’t seem to be able to run samples simultaneously. That aside the processing of effects is very good.

I haven’t got into recording a session as yet although from the manual it looks straightforward enough. When I’ve done a bit more I’ll let you know.

Star6 at the app store:

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Beatmaker update

Beatmaker has been updated and has two new kits. You can now load up to 100mb of samples.

Beatmaker at the app store:

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DopplerPad for iPhone

I’ve been waiting for this for a while now and today it is live at last. I think it is fair to say that this app has a lot promised, and I’m hoping that it will deliver in a big way. With multiple instruments and sampling too it sounds almost too good to be true.

DopplerPad is described as:

DopplerPad is an expressive touch instrument designed exclusively for iPhone & iPod Touch. Quickly create and perform musical hooks, phrases and loops with a variety of custom synth and sample-based instruments. Make samples on the fly and weave them into compositions

The app was made by the Retronyms, who are behind a number of other excellent apps. I can’t wait to get using this one, and as soon as I’ve got my head around it I’ll post some thoughts.

DopplerPad at the app store:

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iSample on sale

iSample is on sale for $0.99 for this weekend.

iSample at the app store:
iSample - Sampler / Recorder

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iSample for iPhone

iSample is a sample player for the iPhone. I think it was in a video that I posted a few days or a week ago and a number of people were asking what app it was.

I’m not sure if you can edit or pitch the samples once you’ve got them.

iSample at the app store:
iSample - Sampler / Recorder

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Here’s a little app that’s just turned up today. A sample based studio app that can edit samples and then ‘remix’ tracks. Not entirely sure what this means and there’s no video on their site to show what it can do.

If anyone’s used this then please get in touch and let me know what it is like.

mStudio at the app store:

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