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Audulus 3 Adds Nearly 100 Synth Modules … Plus "How to Think in Audulus"

Audulus 3 Adds Nearly 100 Synth Modules … Plus “How to Think in Audulus”


I thought you’d want a little more detail on Audulus 3 and what comes with the new version of the apps for iOS and OSX.

G​et ready for some serious patching – Audulus 3 now comes with nearly 100 Synth Modules arranged in the brand-new Module Library. The modular synthesizer and visual programming sound environment, developed by Taylor Holliday out of San Francisco, also includes a new tutorial series entitled, “How to Think in Audulus.”

“As the Audulus Module Library grows with each update, so too will new tutorials appear,” says Holliday. Written by Audulus LLC’s new Chief Evangelist, Mark Boyd, the tutorial series, in​just three in-app interactive lessons, will bring a total beginner to a basic understanding of how to think in Audulus. “Beginners jump aboard – we’re breaking the synth sound barrier with Audulus 3,” says Holliday.

From oscillators, filters, and envelopes to more unique modules like Touch Feedback Clock and the Cyclone Matrix Mixer, Audulus 3 comes with everything the user needs to build a monster modular sound. “And the best part… the initial library will continue to grow in future 3.X releases,” explains Boyd. “I’m cooking up something new every day, so, even if you’re not a patch designer yourself, you’ll never run out of new toys to play with.”

The UI for Audulus iOS has been totally revamped to maximize clarity and control. A new toolbar allows access to intuitively organized node and module browsers, along with a sleek on-screen multi-touch keyboard. Users can also sort modules by tags, read metadata descriptions of their functions, and even add or edit metadata for their own patches.

For Audulus Mac/Windows, users can also add and edit metadata from a pull-down menu, and the patches in the library are kept organized in menu subfolders.

Some other new features of Audulus 3 include a lasso tool, a new RGB light node with variable brightness, a pitch bend node, and a multi-line text node. Also, all meters are now exposable on sub-patch UIs.

As for the internals, Holliday adds, “I’ve also rewritten Audulus’s internal code in a more efficient language, meaning patches load and run faster. Also, Audulus’s oscillator node has been completely recoded to incorporate cutting-edge DSP techniques.”

Audulus LLC a​lso announces that they have done away with in-app purchases entirely, so every copy of Audulus now comes with access to all nodes and future 3.X updates. “I kinda talked Taylor into it, even though he was thinking about it already,” says Boyd. “The idea is that if more people have access to all of Audulus’s functions from the get-go, they’ll be more inclined to jump into the deep end of patch design.”

In addition to the app itself, the ever-growing online Audulus Forum keeps users up to date on the latest community developments and special Audulus user-only offers. “Whether you’re stuck on a design and need help, or just want to share your latest creation, the forum is the perfect place for all things Audulus,” says Holliday. “I literally would not be without the forum,” adds Boyd. “I learned everything I know about Audulus from being active on the forum – the community there showed me you don’t need to be an expert at programming to make truly unique and great-sounding patches.”

“If you haven’t started using Audulus, now is the perfect time to begin,” says Holliday. “Audulus offers users total control over every aspect of their sound without having to commit to learning a whole new language. If you’re tired of presets, tired of the same old synths, try Audulus 3 and see what you can do when you design sound from first principles.”

Audulus is a minimalist modular software synthesizer and effects processor. With Audulus, users can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio. All with low latency real-time processing suitable for live performance.

Audulus for iOS can be used as a stand-alone instrument or in conjunction with Audulus for Mac, for a round-trip workflow between platforms. Begin a patch on the busride home and then bring it up on your laptop at band practice later that night – with iCloud functionality, moving between platforms couldn’t be easier.

Coming soon: Audulus 3 for Windows, available directly through audulus.com.

Audulus 3 for iPad/iPhone is available on the App Store.

Audulus 3 for Mac is available on the Mac App Store.

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All versions of Audulus are $14.99. (50% off for a limited time).

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Audulus 3 arrives

The long wait is over. Audulus 3 has arrived! It’s a new app and not an upgrade from version 2, but that’s not a big surprise to me.

Here are the app store details:

With Audulus, you can build synthesizers, design new sounds, or process audio. All with low latency real-time processing suitable for live performance. Audulus’s user interface is clean, simple, and easy to learn, allowing you to focus on sound – now made easier than ever with nearly 100 built-in Eurorack-style modules.

“Anybody into synthesis should check out Audulus on the iPad. Tweaker heaven.” – Jordan Rudess
“Audulus is fantastic, a thinking man’s synth.” – UK App Store review
Rated “Killer App” on apps4idevices.com!

Praise for the Mac version:
“beautiful interface” – Peter Kirn, createdigitalmusic.com
“Love this App. It has one of the best UIs I’ve ever used.” – USA Mac App Store review
“The biggidy bomb coolest most super tech-nerd fun times soft synth I’ve bought in recent times!” – Mac App Store Australia review
“Remarkable gesture control” – sequencer.de

Visit the Audulus Forum for exciting FREE user-created patches!

Please note: Audulus Requires iOS 7. Minimum Recommended Hardware: iPad 2 or iPhone 4s.

Key Features:

  • Fluid Vector Interface – smooth animated interaction
  • MIDI control – use your control surface or MIDI keyboard
  • Polyphony – process multiple voices
  • Diverse Nodes – from ADSR to ZeroCross
  • Patch Browser – quickly flip through your patches
  • 32-bit floating-point signal processing
  • Fully Enhanced for Retina Display
  • Unlimited Undo – full history stored in a patch
  • Round-trip workflow with Audulus for Mac
  • Virtual MIDI – control Audulus from your favorite MIDI app
  • Audiobus support! – Runs as both an Input and Effect
  • Sub-Patches – group and reuse nodes
  • Universal Modulation – modulate any knob
  • iCloud support – effortlessly sync patches between Mac and iPad
  • Custom Nodes – build your own modules!
  • Timing mode – figure out which nodes are using the most CPU!

Featured Built-in Modules:

  • 5ms Revolving Clock Divider
  • Touch Feedback Clock
  • Ms. Torsion Distortion
  • Fibonacci Sequence
  • Fab Five Rectifying LFO
  • The Warpeggiator
  • Scale Quantizer
  • Cyclone Matrix Mixer
  • …and many more!

Built-in Nodes:

  • Virtual Analog Oscillator (4 classic waveforms)
  • ADSR Envelope
  • Noise Generator
  • Mathematical Modules: Addition, Multiplication, Subtraction, Sine, Modulo
  • Math expression module – 34 operation expression language
  • Random Number Generator
  • MIDI controlled Keyboard
  • MIDI assignable trigger
  • 16-Step Sequencer
  • Delay
  • Distortion
  • Low Pass Filter
  • Low Pass Filter with resonance
  • High Pass Filter
  • Feedback Delay
  • Unit Delay
  • DC Blocker
  • Envelope Follower
  • Pitch Shifter
  • Constant Value
  • Gain
  • Mapper Curve
  • Piecewise-linear Spline Curve
  • Sample and Hold
  • Crossfade
  • 4-Channel Mixer
  • Level Meter
  • Value Meter
  • Scrolling Waveform Meter
  • Light
  • RGB Light
  • Input/Output
  • Polyphonic to Monophonic signal mixer
  • Polyphonic/Monophonic signal converters
  • Multiplexer/Demultiplexers
  • Sub-Patch
  • Timer
  • Zero-crossing Counter
  • Text

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at support at audulus dot com if you have any questions or need help.

Educational pricing available. For more information, see http://www.apple.com/education/volume-purchase-program/

Audulus 3 costs £10.99 (UK) and $14.99 (USD).

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Some reasons why I love elastic drums so much

I’ve mentioned elastic drums on many occasions before. You’ve probably noticed that. It’s an app I’m very fond of, but why? Well I’m planning to answer that here. 


I’m a big fan of drum machines but specifically drum synths. Samples are fine but most of all I love using synthesis for drum sounds. There aren’t too many drum synths and far fewer really good ones so finding a really top class drum synth is a joy. Elastic drums is just such an app. 

So why is it so good? Simply put it is just so versatile and flexible. In fact you might even say it’s elastic. 

So let’s take a look at what makes elastic drums so good. I’m not going to run through its features in oSome sort of coherent I rder. I’m going to tell you the features that I like.

First off, automation:
I love being able to automate parameters and with elastic drums you can automate everything. All parameters for each drum sound can be automated with total ease. It is a complete dream. I love it. 

And then of course there’s randomness:

We all have times when there’s just no inspiration around and at those times a little bit of randomness can be just the ticket.  Elastic drums has a wonderful range of randomness built in. But it isn’t just random randomness, if that makes any sense to you. Elastic drums gives you options for randomness, and I like that. Here’s what you can randomise:

  • Random sequencer – Very handy for some pattern variation
  • Random instruments – For hopefully interesting sounds
  • Random instruments and sequencer
  • And finally, random everything!


So, those are two of my favourite features of elastic drums but that really is just the tip of the iceberg. Elastic drums has so much to offer, and I suppose most of all, it sounds great.

So why should you try out elastic drums? That’s maybe what you’re asking yourself. Well if your looking for a drum machine app that gives you nice natural or realistic drum sounds you can stop now. Elastic drums isn’t going to be for you. However if you’re looking for a drum app that’s going to give you almost complete flexibility to create unique drum sounds then you’ve found what you’re looking for. Elastic drums is it. 

The sound design possibilities in elastic drums is fantastic. It has a lot of presets to get you started, but actually making sounds in Elastic is a doddle. There are some nice categories to work things out, but if you’ve ever used a drum synth, or for that matter any type of synth you’ll find yourself right at home.

So what does it actually sound like? Have a listen …


So, if you like what you hear, what you’ve read, you should get it. If electronic drum sounds are what you like, you’ll never look back …

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AUFX:Push arrives and you need to know about it

AUFX:Push is the next in the excellent series of FX apps from Kymatica (Jonatan Liljedahl). I am a big personal fan of these apps, and I think one is going to be no different in terms of quality and usability. If anything I think it’ll be even better, and with a spec like the one below I think this app just speaks for itself really.

I can’t wait to try it out and for it to become another app from Kymatica that is a regular in my own work.

Anyway, here’s what to expect (a lot) …

A highly tweakable stereo dynamics processor with noise gate, compressor/expander with external side-chain input, and limiter/clipper. From subtle compression, extreme pumping, to maximum loudness!

This app is part of the AUFX series, a collection of simple and powerful audio effect apps.

  • High quality 32-bit DSP engine.
  • Compressor/expander with optional lookahead buffer.
  • Allows negative ratios for pumping/cancellation effects.
  • Hard or soft knee with adjustable radius.
  • Built-in side-chain low/high cut filters with monitor toggle.
  • External side-chain input through Inter-App Audio or Audiobus.
  • Built-in noise gate.
  • Brick-wall lookahead limiter.
  • Hard/soft clipper.
  • Supports “parallell compression”.
  • RMS/Peak envelope followers with attack, release and hold time.
  • Switchable between Linear and Logarithmic mode.
  • Automatic makeup gain.
  • Stereo link on/off.
  • Process hardware input/output, or other apps through Inter-App Audio or Audiobus (input/filter/output slots supported).
  • Save, load and share user presets.
  • Supports Audiobus 2 state saving.
  • Comes with several bundled presets.
  • Fully MIDI controllable, including Virtual MIDI.
  • Background Audio.
  • Record the result directly in app.
  • Email recordings or export to AudioShare audio document manager app.
  • Access user presets and recordings through iTunes File Sharing.

AUFX:Push costs just $4.99 on the app store now

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TC-Helicon’s Voice Rack: FX – Vocal Effects Processor arrives today

Another new app, this time from TC-Helicon. Here are all the details:

Voice Rack: FX is a real-time vocal effects processor that can be used live or connected to other music apps like GarageBand.

PROFESSIONAL VOCAL EFFECTS
Transform your voice with 50 vocal presets from TC-Helicon, the industry leader in vocal processing. The vocal presets have been expertly authored allowing you to use your voice to create musical sounds including bass lines, drum sounds, or spice up your vocals with professional effects like reverb, echo, delay, distortion, pitch shifting or HardTune autotuning. These very same effects are used by some of your favorite musicians.

CONNECT AND INTEGRATE WITH OTHER APPS
Connect Voice Rack: FX with some of your favorite music apps including GarageBand, giving you the ability to use these studio quality vocal effects in combination with any Inter-App Audio or Audiobus capable app.

100% DEDICATED TO YOUR VOICE
Voice Rack: FX brings TC-Helicon’s studio quality effects to your mobile music making. The same technologies found in TC-Helicon’s class leading hardware and iOS products can be found in this app.

Features:

  • 50 Vocal presets built using TC-Helicon voice processing algorithms including:
  • HardTune for live, auto-tuned vocal effects
  • Reverb
  • Delay
  • Doubling
  • Echo
  • Micromod
  • Chorus
  • Flanges
  • Distortion
  • Gender bending
  • Transducer
  • Pitch correction
  • 4 radio buttons to store and instantly recall your favourite presets
  • Audiobus connectivity
  • Inter-App Audio connectivity

You can get started with Voice Rack: FX needing only a pair of headphones and your voice or bring it with you to your next gig and plug it directly into the PA system to add a new level of brilliance to your performance.

Voice Rack: FX was created by TC-Helicon, the world’s #1 professional audio company dedicated 100% to the needs of singers.

The app costs $4.99 in the app store:

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Reverb – Feedback Delay Network

Amazing Noises brings us “Reverb – Feedback Delay Network” which arrives on the app store today! Here’s the app’s description …

The Amazing Noises Reverb is a Feedback Delay Network (FDN) Reverb Effect, which can create nice reverberated ambiences, from small rooms to huge buildings. It can also simulate alien and unreal spaces, for your experimental fun!

Main Features:

  • Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support (sender and FX)
  • Feedback Delay Network Reverb
  • Space Morphing
  • Endless Reverberation
  • “Twisting Parameters”: Reactive Walls, Random LFO, Echoes
  • Built In Sampler with varispeed
  • Control Manager LFO for Parameters
  • Midibus, Virtual Midi and Network: 14 bit NRPN controllers
  • File Manager, sharing common audio files via iTunes, Dropbox and AudioCopy
  • Snapshots Presets Morphing Pad
  • Post Fx Chain: Low-shelf Filter, High-shelf and Compressor

Tech Requirements:

  • iOS7 or later
  • iPad 2 or later

The app costs $3.99 on the app store now:

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Sparkle – Advanced Cross-Synthesis arrives for your iDevice

Another thoroughly intriguing app arrives from apeSoft. I can’t wait to try this out!

Here are all the details of the app …

Sparkle is a tool for advanced spectral hybridizations made of several algorithms that operate on frequency domain. By means of envelope preservation and phase-sync processing it can creates high-quality sound transformations.

The basic idea is to transfer the temporal structure of a sound (source) onto another sound (target) of which the spectral properties are preserved.
Simply put, you can take a voice and make it sing a Beethoven’s symphony!

Sparkle costs $6.99 on the app store today.

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TubeSynth (universal) arrives

Now this looks really interesting. A new synth app has just arrived, called TubeSynth, and it comes with a warning too! I’m very keen to give this a try too.

New concept of electric music instrument/sequencer. A tube synth consists of several key wave forms which are smoothly connected. Its shape is formed by key waves which are converted in polar-coordinates.

  • adjustable Interval duration of each key wave.
  • adjustable pitch and amplitude at each key wave.
  • Variety of interpolation methods to form waves.
  • Adding harmonics and subharmonics with weight.
  • Adding reverb.

WARNING!
Some waveform with rapid changes in sound pressure could be damageing to your ears at high amplitudes or for long periods. Please avoid using earphones or headphones when editing waveforms.

TubeSynth costs $2.99 on the app store and is universal:

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ToneStack GO for iOS arrives

Yonac brings us ToneStack GO (universal), the freemium version of ToneStack GO. Here’s the detail:

ToneStack GO is the ultimate in signal processing: with the largest variety of amps & FX, the latest advancements in modeling technology, and an unbelievably powerful yet simple interface – it simply shreds all the other guys.

Right away, enjoy a classic amp & cab, and 7 meticulously designed FX. Expand to a total of 24 amps & cabs, and 71 FX – the largest collection on iOS.

Thanks to ToneStack GO’s state-of-the-art “Virtual Circuit” technology, each ToneStack GO unit is the digital mirror image of a real analog topology. Unlike other FX apps that try to copycat with EQing and other gimmicks, ToneStack GO recreates the intricate designs of the real thing. The result is a warm, responsive tone with the natural behavior you find in analog units.

Amazing Selection of Pro Amps & FX

ToneStack GO offers a huge range of amps, cabs & FX: sizzling tube amps, iconic stompboxes, pro-grade rack units, and high-end reverbs make ToneStack GO the most complete plugin suite on the iOS.

ToneStack GO also brings many powerful guitar FX to the iOS for the first time: polyphonic octaver, harmonizer, realistic spring reverbs, virtual-reel tape delays are just a few examples.

The Most Versatile Signal Chain on iOS

Why be limited with just 4 or 8 FX that other guys max you out at? ToneStack GO lets you run a whopping 64 amps & effects simultaneously* so you can let your imagination run wild.

For even more power, ToneStack GO includes a unique ABY unit not found in other FX apps. Split your signal anywhere: run dual amp setups, switch or blend FX chains, or multiplex your signal via frequency splitting – countless permutations, all up to you.

You can match any amp with any cab (all cabs have 3 mics with distance & position settings); you can insert any unit anywhere – even between amps and cabs like a true FX loop. Managing your signal chain is as easy as dragging and dropping an icon!

All the Pro Features of iOS

Enjoy the full power of the platform’s top MIDI and Preset systems. MIDI learn is super-intuitive thanks to ToneStack GO’s interface: all the amp & FX controls are MIDI-programmable. Effortlessly create UNLIMITED banks and presets – share them at the touch of a button. ToneStack GO is an Inter-App Audio effect, and works in any Audiobus slot.

Highlights

  • “Virtual Circuit” amp & FX modeling technology
  • Units modeled after real-life topologies
  • ABY: split signal anywhere, use dual amp setups, blend, pan or switch FX chains & more
  • Complete collection: 24 amps & cabs, 71 FX, with stompboxes & rack-units and more!
  • 64 simultaneous amps & FX*
  • Independent amps & cabs
  • 3 mics per cab w/ distance & position setting
  • 8-Track recorder w/ 2 tracks free
  • Tapedeck w/ punch looping, sample-accurate rec, pitch/time manipulation, FX send & more
  • Tuner w/ permanent & fullscreen modes
  • Metronome, tap tempo, settable time signature
  • BPM sync mods & LFOs
  • onSTAGE mode w/ quick preset load & FX toggle
  • Unlimited banks & presets; easy preset sharing & more
  • Extremely powerful MIDI: control any amp or FX parameter
  • Easy MIDI Learn
  • MIDI prog changes + bank & preset up/down
  • Audiobus: input, FX, output, state-saving
  • Inter-App Audio FX
  • Audio copy/paste, email, WiFi, iTunes sharing
  • And a lot more!

Hardware

  • Works with iOS compatible USB or headphone jack interfaces (USB recommended for best audio quality)
  • Requires iPad 2, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch 5 or newer

Visit us at www.yonac.com

* Device CPU limitations apply

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Color Chime (universal) arrives

Color Chime arrives for your iOS devices …

Shapes, colors, sound! Make music in seconds with Color Chime.

Tap to create a melodic sound collage. Includes simple controls for timbre, scale, tempo, delay, filter cutoff and filter resonance.

Color Chime is an amusement park for your fingers and a bubble bath for your ears.

And it’s free too.