iRing Music Maker (universal) arrives from IK Multimedia

IK bring their latest app to the store, but this one is a little different. This app is built to work with their new iRing hardware, which I’m very interested to see and try out.

Anyway, here’s all the info about iRing Music Maker …

Turn your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch into the ultimate groove and dance music machine using the iRing controllers and the iRing Music Maker app. iRing Music Maker is the FREE companion app for IK Multimedia’s revolutionary iRing controllers that lets you make killer grooves and non-stop dance music by simply moving your hands in front of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to change the grooves, play synth lines, control sound effects and create great dance music in real time with no prior music knowledge! iRing Music Maker is fun for everyone!

iRing Music Maker can be fully operated using the device touchscreen, but the real fun is when you use it with the iRing controllers (sold separately at your favorite electronics and music retailers), a set of two “rings” you wear on your hands that feature dot patterns that iRing Music Maker recognizes. When you move your hands in front of the device, iRing Music Maker translates the motion into control commands that let you change groove patterns, add and control effects in real time and even play synthesizer parts inside of the groove.

When you launch iRing Music Maker, you select a “song” which is a group of music loops that sound great together. Hit play, and immediately start the groove. You get 8 different “parts” (loop slots) that you can activate, and each of the parts has 9 different loop phrases that you mix into the groove.

Loop parts include different bass, drum, synth, guitar, percussion and multi-instrument loops that you can add to the groove in real time. And there are dozens of different loop phrases within each song, so the possible combinations are limited only by your creativity.

Plus, iRing Music Maker has an amazing selection of professional DJ effects that you can add and manipulate in your mixes, easily controlling the amount of effect applied.

On top of your groove, you can play and improvise impressive instrument lines, without any music knowledge, by using the included synth and bass synthesizer. Simply select your preferred sound and pattern bank, and play using the 8 melodic or rhythmic designs available in each pattern bank for hours of fun and creative expression.

iRing Music Maker also features a record function that lets you record your performance so you can share it with your friends via email, FTP or Soundcloud upload or use it in other apps on your device via audio copy.

iRing Music Maker is extremely easy to use right from the beginning, and with a little practice, you’ll be creating non-stop, amazing sounding music in no time.

iRing Music Maker Features:

  • Create non-stop music on the fly with no music knowledge required
  • Uses iRing motion controllers to convert hand movements into control commands
  • Comes with 4 song collections, 4 effects, 7 synth and bass sounds and 4 pattern banks for free
  • Select from different music styles like EDM, Dubstep, House & Hip Hop
  • 8 part groove player with effects, plus synth and bass lines
  • Record function lets you record and share performances with your friends
  • More song collections, effects, sounds and pattern banks available via in-app purchase
  • Compatible with Inter-App audio and Audio Bus

To learn more about the iRing and compatible apps, please visit:

www.ikmultimedia.com/iring

Also check out the greatest selection of music apps and mobile music creation accessories here:

www.ikmultimedia.com

iRing Music Maker is free.

My App of the week this week is …

Audulus! I love modular synth apps, and modular synths, although I’m trying to avoid going all out down that particular route. So I’m glad to have a few great modular synth apps on my iDevices and Audulus is right up there.

Of course version 2.7 bringing the app universal is a great development for Audulus, and I’ve already enjoyed using it on my iPhone 5 today.

If you don’t know the app then it’s not only a great synth, Audiobus compatible of course, and with plenty of example patches to get you started, but it’s also a very good way to start to learn the basics of synthesis, which I know can be complex.

So Audulus is my app of the week this week, and I’ve included the latest video of the now universal app.

elsa iOS sampler …

Another awesome app from Mr HumbleTUNE. He makes great things.

Elsa on the app store for just $1.99.

e-l-s-a (universal) has arrived

The latest app has arrived from one of my favourite developers. Elsa is here!

Elsa is a retro style sampling keyboard with tempo based looping. Record, save, load, reverse samples with a multi octave on screen keyboard or plug in your core midi device of choice, soft- or hardware. Elsa comes with three built in effects, a reverb, a resonant low pass filter and a frequency/bit crush. Samples are looped in three different modes, one off, forward and/or forward-reverse. The start and end of playback also comes in three modes, one set of start and stop for all, one set per note and/or one set per octave, allowing for many different types of samples. Additionally at playback time, sample length can also be controlled by a set of sample dividers, 1-8.

  • Sample keyboard
  • Tempo based looping
  • ADSR
  • Bit crush
  • Reverb
  • Resonant low pass filter
  • Record, trim, normalise, reverse, pre note shift, zoom
  • Multi octave keyboard
  • 3 loop modes (one off, forward, forward-reverse)
  • 3 start/stop modes (one for all, one per note, one per octave)
  • Playback length dividers (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
  • Save/Load
  • Import/Export ACP 2.0
  • Inter app audio (audiobus)
  • Core Midi (note input)

e-l-s-a is priced at $1.99.

Nice To Be Your Friend Synth (universal) arrives

Yes, that is its name, and this app is free for a few days during the launch!

Nice To Be Your Friend is the friendliest synthesizer app on iOS. There are two keyboards to play, with the top keyboard rotating around so that you can make music with a friend. What is played on one keyboard is highlighted on the other, so that you can share songs, and improvise new music.

The app is universal, and features more than one hundred sounds from an amazing SoundFont engine. The app is polyphonic and multi-timbral. Warm pianos, electric and acoustic bass, guitars, strings, and even synthesizer tones — a huge array of instruments, all at your fingertips in one app.

With full support for both MIDI input and output, you can use NTBYF to control other iOS synthesizers, or use a sequencer to trigger sounds from the app. There’s even Audiobus support, allowing you to easily record your music, or to send the sounds through the wide range of filtering and effects apps.

The app also has an integrated Apollo MIDI over Bluetooth “A” endpoint, letting you send MIDI wirelessly between a pair of iOS devices, or between iOS and a Mac. This will require the Apollo app running on the other device — the Mac version of Apollo is free, so it’s easy to try out. Once you’ve experienced the low latency of MIDI over Bluetooth, you’ll never want to use WiFi MIDI again. Bluetooth LE is available only on the iPad mini, iPad 3 and newer, and the iPhone 4S and newer; this feature is not available on the iPad 1 or 2, and on earlier iPhones.

SeekBeats turns universal, adds MIDI sync!

I do love SeekBeats, it is a great drum app, and whilst I’m glad it’s now universal I’m really glad that it’s got MIDI sync. That’s going to be incredible!

Find your iPhone on the Apple Store. Find your iPad on the Apple Store.

VividTracker (universal) arrives

Another long awaited app arrives today (or last night to be fair). VividTracker is here, and here is what to expect for your $2.99.

VividTracker is an Amiga Protracker compatible music maker app. You can load, save, edit, and create new ProTracker modules.

Features:

  • Compatible with Protracker modules created on the Amiga
  • Supports AudioCopy 2: Import samples from other apps
  • Supports Audiobus: VividTracker can send audio to other apps like GarageBand and Cubasis through Audiobus.
  • Great sample editor, where you can easily set loop points, cut and paste samples, etc.
  • Dropbox sync folder support
  • AutoChord feature
  • Cut, Copy and Paste rows, tracks or full patterns
  • Load modules from other apps such as Mail or Safari
  • Open modules in other apps from VividTracker
  • Email modules
  • MIDI in support

Find your iPhone on the Apple Store. Find your iPad on the Apple Store.

MIDI Aid (universal) arrives

MIDI Aid arrives on the app store to help you with MIDI connection problems. Here’s what to expect:

Having trouble with your MIDI controller or want to learn how it works?

MIDI Aid receives messages from external and internal MIDI devices and displays them in real-time in an easy to understand, human readable form.

It automatically detects any changes of your MIDI subsystem, e.g. when plugging in a new device, and will immediately start displaying its messages.

This app is ad-free and it will always stay like that!  

It’s priced at $0.99.

YouCompose, advanced mobile classical music writing app arrives

I don’t often feature notation apps these days but this one did catch my eye and made me wonder if it might be a good fit for me personally. Here’s the description of the app:

YouCompose is the most advanced mobile classical music writing application available today.

Using the rules from the ‘common practice period’, YouCompose provides you the tools you need to create great compositions in a classical 4 part harmony style.

YouCompose comes with a built-in assistant composer. This assistant can help you compose your music in many ways.

You can enter melodies using the built-in virtual keyboard (with metronome) or enter single notes in a grid editor. Your assistant composer will then harmonize your melodies.

You can influence the way the assistant harmonizes your melodies, by setting harmonization points and other options, or you can also leave that completely to your assistant.

You can ask your assistant to compose a melody or even a complete composition.

A composition can be edited in many ways. YouCompose allows you to copy, paste, move, repeat and discard movements, segments and individual notes, enter lyrics, transpose, change gain etc.

YouCompose can play your composition with its built-in instruments and since YouCompose is Core MIDI compatible, you can also utilize a MIDI keyboard or a MIDI sound module.

You can view your composition’s full score or the individual parts and print them directly from YouCompose to an AirPrint compatible printer.

You can save compositions to your device and load them again later. Additionally, YouCompose allows you to send and receive them from other devices running YouCompose via an AirDrop connection.

You can share your composition with others by sending an email containing MIDI files and a PDF document with the full score and the individual parts.

A complete user manual is included in the App and you can print it to an AirPrint compatible printer.

Several sample compositions containing well known melodies are also included in the package.

The app is priced at $2.99

Clap Box (universal) arrives, and it’s free!

An app from Puremagnetik, let’s hope it is the first of many! Here’s the app’s description:

Clap Box is a perfect emulation of the classic 1982 Clap Trap. It is inspired by all of the cool sounds of the original, the same programming logic, plus more modern enhancements like MIDI trigger and BPM matching. So put a legendary handclap synthesizer right in your pocket or backpack and check out Clap Box today!


Clap Box Features

  • Authentic emulation of the original Clap Trap
  • Audio Trigger via your device’s built in mic – just clap your hands in realtime to trigger!
  • Full MIDI support over WiFi
  • Auto Speed triggers at BPMs up to 300
  • “Humanize” function creates random variations

Clap Box - Puremagnetik

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