Clawtar aims to be an interface that adapts to the player’s hand, which is a bold claim. In version 1.1 there’s some nice new features, including Audiobus. Here’s all of what’s new:
AUDIOBUS 3 SUPPORT
Clawtar is now can be used as an audio and MIDI input in Audiobus.
PIANO KEYBOARD GUIDE
Clawtar now shows a piano keyboard at the bottom of the screen. On this keyboard you can see the currently selected range and the notes you play. You can not play on this keyboard. It is a view-only element. If you like, you can hide this keyboard by going to Settings>Show Piano Keyboard Guide and turning the switch off.
- Calibration algorithm optimised. It now works much faster and smoother.
- Settings menu was remade. It is now shown as a more regular dialog instead of a fullscreen view.
- Minor UI improvements
Clawtar is on the app store for $3.99:
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
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.
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.
Version 2.3 of Sonic Logic adds several exciting new features. Here’s what’s new:
- 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)
- Multi Audiobus connections – multiple connections can send the same MIDI data or separated destinations by MIDI channel.
- Longer timed transitions with a new time editor – button timed transitions can now last up to 60 seconds.
- 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:
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.
- 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
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.