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IrcamLab’s Snail v2 arrives

Whilst it’s the only (current) app that IrcamLab has put on iOS it’s an interesting one, and version 2 adds some good stuff. Here’s what’s new:

Version 2 offers an additional guitar tuning mode (GT) that is available in the tuning view. Just tap on a dedicated string name, play a note and adjust the guitar tuning accordingly.

Another major improvement is the new split window mode. Whenever you do any adjustments to parameters you now see how the edits affect the visualization in the upper section. This works in both visualization modes – snail and tuning view.

Also the price has gone up to $1.99:

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Hexler adds updates for TouchOSC and TouchViZ

Announced in this blog post, both TouchOSC and TouchViZ get updated.

With TouchViZ this is what’s new:

  • Recording — Capture a video of the master output and use in your set immediately or transfer later
  • Camera autofocus control — New option to control the autofocus behaviour of the camera live-feed
  • Bug fixes — No more crashes when browsing the photo library

They also said: “We have more new features planned! If you enjoy the app and would like to see more free updates and continued development, please consider leaving a review and rating! Thank you for supporting us!”

And the TouchOSC update:

  • Added dedicated Tab bar labels
  • Added option to send XY / Multi-XY control values in reversed order
  • Added option to disable/enable Push button control push/release messages separately
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes

Be sure to also update to the newest version of the TouchOSC Editor at https://hexler.net/touchosc#downloads

TouchOSC on the app store:

TouchViZ on the app store:

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Wotja 4.8 arrives

IMPROVEMENTS/CHANGES:

  • Recordings of over 100 bars now possible via a new “Max Bars” control (Settings > Max Bars)
  • Mix tab and Cut-Up tab positions swapped to better suit most user’s work flow
  • Revised order of items in Files > Create New to reflect the revised tab ordering
  • Template Pak and Content tag selection can now always be accessed via Settings > Random > Templates For Randomization
  • Mix tab “Network Panel” selector button moved to first in the group of 4 as this panel provides the quickest access to the editors for a cell’s generators, sounds and FX
  • Mix tab Randomisation options now all grouped under the “Randomise” (Dice) button (some used to be in Toolbox)
  • Menu bar “Action” button now in a consistent position for all main tab screens
  • Audio and MIDI Recordings now listed under their respective tabs in Mixdown & Recording view
  • Audio Mixdowns now use the Mix level Ramp Up / Down values (Network Panel > Piece/Mix button)
  • For better clarity toggles now use the standard iOS colouring (e.g. green when on)
  • Mix tab “Mixer” button now defaults to Track mixer and the state is saved
  • Locked words in the Cut-Up tab Create screen are now blue instead of bright red
  • Mixdown Recording progress is now shown in the title area
  • Fixed: A template does not autoplay when entering the Template list; once in the screen tap a template to preview it
  • Other bug fixes

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AudioShare 2.7.4 brings updates galore

AudioShare is one of the best apps for handling audio around. It’s a real swiss army knife and it’s been a constant utility for me for since it launched. Here’s what’s new in the latest version:

  • Allow high quality Bluetooth Audio (A2DP) and AirPlay output.
  • Add setting for M4A AAC bitrate.
  • Add M4A ALAC (Apple Lossless) format.
  • Only check for old trash once a week.
  • Auto-play next file when using preview-play button in Library (if LOOP is not enabled).
  • Improve info about opened file (lossless, bit rate, etc).
  • Update to Audiobus SDK 3.
  • Update to AudioCopy SDK 3.4
  • Switched to new Dropbox API 2.
  • Hopefully fix rare Trash crash.
  • Fixes for sample rate adaption.
  • Improve Music Library import.
  • Various minor tweaks and fixes.

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VirSyn updates Harmony Eight

VirSyn’s Harmony Eight is on my list to try out, but even before I got there they’ve updated it just 12 days post launch. Here’s what’s new:

  • New pitch shifting algorithms for transient and drum sounds
  • Smooth tape style emulation of delay and tempo changes
  • MIDI Learn for harmony parameters fixed
  • Equalizer GUI update problem fixed

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Jam Maestro adds AB3 support

Jam Maestro 3.4.2 brings AB3 support and much more. Here’s what’s new:

  • Audiobus 3 support added. Using AB3 you can now hijack any instrument and turn it into a midi instrument. Both midi in and out supported for each track.
  • Audiobus panel moved to the left side
  • Mixer screen now has an ‘automated’ label if an instrument’s volume or panning is being controlled by automation
  • PDF/Txt exporting now trims blank bars from start and end of an instrument
  • PDF font size increased at smaller scales
  • Fix for Bass instruments being silent if instrument order is not contiguous
  • Dropbox API V2 support