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Cubasis 2.2 brings classic machines and new features too

Cubasis is a solid favourite, and in version 2.2 there’s some nice new stuff. Here’s what’s new:

  • Classic Machines (in-app purchase) — Refill Cubasis with the unmistakable sounds of the ten most wanted iconic drum machines of the ’80s
  • Note repeat — Program beats and chords the easiest way
  • Track duplicate — Simply tap a button to create exact track copies
  • Pad mapping copy & paste — Transfer your favorite drum and chord pad mappings to other tracks smoothly
  • Cubasis reset option — Flick a switch to solve unexpected issues on the fly

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Roli’s NOISE gets another update to make it easier to create music

Roli’s seems intent to improve their NOISE app. In the latest update BLOCKS can now be renamed in My Studio when firmware is running version 0.2.6 or higher. They’ve also added Mirror Mode in My Studio to allow BLOCKS hardware to follow the on-screen view, similar to the functionality in previous versions of NOISE.

There are a few other updates too, but what with this and the new Grimes pack NOISE is well worth checking out if you haven’t already.

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Grimes brings her sound to BLOCKS and NOISE

Grimes brings her own signature sound to Roli’s BLOCKS system and NOISE app, which is great, and, for BLOCKS owners, the pack is free too.

I’m looking forward to trying out this pack soon to hear just what she’s produced and how usable it’ll actually be.

You can read more about the pack and Grimes at the Roli site.

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Sonic Logic 2.3 brings some nice new features

Version 2.3 of Sonic Logic adds several exciting new features. Here’s what’s new:

  1. Import and export to Macs via USB – export quickly to a Mac using the share button, drag and drop a file on a Mac to upload to Sonic Logic. (via Sonic Logic Central app)
  2. Multi Audiobus connections – multiple connections can send the same MIDI data or separated destinations by MIDI channel.
  3. Longer timed transitions with a new time editor – button timed transitions can now last up to 60 seconds.
  4. Preview mode – easily view all MIDI values assigned in a setup.

* Timed transitions have been rewritten and are now much more CPU efficient.

Sonic Logic on the app store:

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MidiPad – The ultimate MIDI pad controller v2 arrives and its name is still quite a big claim

It’s a big claim to put in the title of any app and v2, whilst adding in some new functionality doesn’t do too much more. I’ve never tried out this app, but I do like that it is at least velocity sensing. Here’s the app description and the details of v2.

MidiPad is the most customizable Midi Pad Controller you will ever find! Using MidiPad you can send notes, program changes or controller events to Midi capable devices. The pads are velocity sensitive and you can add as many of them as you wish.

Features:

  • Very fast pad response with low latency
  • Multiple actions per pad
  • Pads can be push buttons or on/off switches
  • Group your pads with matching colors
  • Support for wireless Midi and Core Midi capable apps/devices

What’s New

Welcome to MidiPad 2.0! This version adds much requested support for multiple pages. It also includes many bug fixes, visual improvements and better performance.

MidiPad – The ultimate MIDI pad controller costs $2.99 on the app store now:

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Remixlive 3 is here

Now this does look like a lot of fun …

Introducing a finger-drumming enhanced version of Remixlive that can be played like an instrument. We also added a loop-based sequencer and a full-screen waveform, plus a redesign of all the main views.

Let us know what you think and feel free to leave a review if you like this new version. Contact us at support@mixvibes.com if you encounter any issue.

Brand new finger-drumming mode:

  • Now with an additional “Drum” grid including extra one-shot samples.
  • Record finger-drumming patterns directly into the “Loop” grid.

Zoom waveform view:

  • Full-screen waveform for accurate slicing & editing.
  • Edit ADSR & BPM parameters with just a few taps.

Complete design overhaul:

  • Access track, pad and pattern recordings from the topbar.
  • Redesign of the mixer, FX and sample edit views.

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Goose EQ arrives and brings with it a bit of a different business model for an app

A nice EQ is always welcome, but this one comes with a different business model, which it’ll be interesting to see the response to. Here’s what the developers have to say about the app and the model.

Our mission is to manipulate audio with 21st century tools, instead of limiting ourselves with 20th century hardware and concepts. Goose EQ discards the limitations of past hardware and harnesses the future’s computing power. We have designed the UI with only the the physics of audio and the current touch interface in mind,dropping all the baggage of the past.

Goose EQ is the next generation of equalizers. It is a sleek stereo equalizer with 11 different types of filters for fine grain audio control. Designed especially for touch screens, no effort was made to recall EQ hardware of the past. Without the limitations of old hardware, Goose EQ takes a bold step into today’s world of touch gestures and high powered processors. As a result, it looks and feels great on any iOS device.

It’s not just good looking and easy to use; there’s power behind this clean user interface. It boasts:

  • As many bands as your hardware can handle
  • Linked or independent stereo control
  • Analyzer for each channel
  • Precise control of Gain, Frequency, and Bandwidth with gestures and text input
  • Multiple EQs at once
  • Hardware inputs & outputs
  • AudioUnit v3
  • Save your own presets
  • Built in Presets
  • Bypass a single band or a whole EQ.
  • Multiple filters:
  • Parametric
  • High & Low Pass
  • Resonant High & Low Pass
  • Band Pass & Stop
  • High & Low Shelf
  • Resonant High & Low Shelf

To get full use of the EQ there is an auto renewing subscription with the following details:

“One Year Equipment Rental”

What you get:

  • Unlimited custom presets
  • Unlock all factory presets
  • Concurrent equalizers

How it works:

  • Starting a subscription will give you the full version of the app
  • There is a 2 week demo period in which you can cancel and never get charged anything
  • Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
  • The rental automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
  • Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period
  • Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase

Revenue model:

We believe that iOS hardware is good enough to do great things with audio, yet there is very little good software to run on it. We believe this is because of the current revenue model: pay once and expect updates for life. No one expects to buy a pair of shoes once and have them replaced every year for free. So we are going to try subscription with various checkpoints along the way.

We will be doing a yearly subscription. We will continue fixing bugs, adding features, and updating for the first ten months after first release. At that point we will look at our current active subscriptions. If there are enough to support further maintenance we will continue to keep the app working on the latest OS and hardware. If we do not get enough revenue, we will set the subscription price to $0 a year, and stop development. This means that the people who got on board will be able to use the app until it does not work anymore because of OS updates. Because this pricing model is so different than anything else on the App Store, let’s describe it another way (as a list):

  • Subscription-based revenue model.
  • If sustainable, we will continuously and features and update (The app will not be abandoned like so many in the current transition to 64 bit).
  • If it still proves unsustainable, then current subscribers will be able to continue to use as if they had paid upfront like the typical revenue model.
  • Bonus: the subscription will be about 1/4 the price that we would have charged if we were using the old revenue model.
  • Bonus: Free trial. Start the subscription. If you don’t think the app is for you, cancel the subscription, and you will not be charged anything.
  • Cancel any time.

View our privacy policy and terms of use: http://goosesoft.com/privacy

Goose EQ on the app store: