iVCS3 1.6 arrives

iVCS3 1.6 brings some updates and tweaks:

  • Ableton Link SDK update
  • Link/Audiobus Stability improved
  • MIDI assignations image bug fixed
  • MIDI Toggles bugs fixed
  • Inter-App Audio play MIDI Fixed
  • New setting for Switches follow the Natural Touch VS Toggle
  • Improved the Built-in Presets (Thanks to lala)

TouchOSC 1.9.7 gives iPad Pro support and more

TouchOSC 1.9.7 brings quite a lot to this long standing controller. Here’s what’s in the update:

  • Support for iPad Pro
  • Support for iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus
  • Support for iPhone 6s / iPhone 6s Plus
  • Improved layout scaling
  • Phone-sized devices no longer filter and hide tablet-sized layouts
  • Fix for crash when loading certain layouts
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes

TouchOSC Editor with support for new device sizes available at http://hexler.net/touchosc#downloads

Because of change of Apple Developer account, the application will lose access to its previously stored preferences once after applying this update. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Symphony for iPhone 4.0 is here

Here’s what Xenon Labs has to say about the latest version of Symphony for iPhone:

Symphony 4.0 brings many of the new features & improvements we’ve introduced in our version 4 update for iPad, including:


  • Note Adjust Menu to quickly edit note properties. Just tap once on a selected note to activate the menu in either editing mode.
  • Left & right arrows now appear above the main toolbar whenever a note is highlighted, allowing you to edit or transpose adjacent notes
  • Chord symbol & lyric tools optimized for iPhone


  • Updated for iOS 9
  • Updated menus and toolbars to improve workflow


  • Improvements to MusicXML/MIDI import & export, as well as .m4a (AAC) export
  • Improved instrument playback samples for strings and woodwinds

iMPC Pro 1.5 arrives

They told us what was coming in iMPC Pro 1.5 and it’s here now. This is what’s in it:

  • Overall Improved performance, stability and quality, bug fixes.
  • New Auto mode found in Slice Loop. This automatically detects your sample’s transients for quick slicing and provides a good alternative to Grid mode.
  • New BitCrusher effect called “W-Crusher”. Look for it under the per-pad parameters FX next to St. Louis Drive distortion and Ring-a-Ding ringmod.
  • Updated with AudioCopy SDK 3.2 which removes the need for you to tap AudioCopy notifications to complete copy. Other apps supporting AudioCopy SDK will need to update to 3.2 SDK to remove this tap notification to copy feature.
  • New MIDI Learn feature lets you easily map your MIDI controllers.
  • Updated Ableton Link to the most recent version.

Group the Loop 1.1.2 brings Audiobus Remote support and more

Here’s all that’s new in Group the Loop 1.1.2:

  • Audiobus Remote support.
  • New copy loop function.
  • New quick group select view.
  • Improved MIDI support.
  • Improved latency management.
  • Various other bug fixes and tweaks.

RS-08 | 8 Oscillator Ribbon Synth brings IAA and more

RS-08 | 8 Oscillator Ribbon Synth 1.1 only has a couple of updates in it, but they’re well worth it. Here’s what’s new:

  • Audiobus 2 support (Requires iOS 8 or higher)
  • IAA support (Inter–App Audio)

AudioCopy gets a small update

AudioCopy from Retronyms gets a little update. Here’s what’s new:

  • You can now slide to delete folders of sounds.
  • Improved stability.

Gemma, Pd, and making things

I’ve been meaning to post this update to Gemma for a few days, but then I got to thinking about it and about what it means so I’ve held off for a while. When I first heard about Gemma I was quite intrigued by the idea of it, but I didn’t really get it. When I saw the latest release it started to fit into place though. So what’s in the latest release? I’ll tell you.

  • Overall Improvements
  • Minor bug fixes
  • GemmaLib launch (for developers)

And this GemmaLib intrigued me, so I headed over to the Gemma site, clicked on the link for ‘developers‘ and watched this video.

Which was to say the least very impressive. So now we have a number of different options available for anyone who wants to use Pd. We have Gemma, we have MobMuPlat, and of course if you’re interested in developing a full app you can take a look into libPd.

It’s all starting to make a lot of sense right? But all with Pd at the core. What’s more, if you’re a zMors Modular user you can use Pd patches there too. So is it really worth it to learn Pd? Could be that now’s the right time.

So what is new in PlayGround?

Having mentioned PlayGround a few times today I thought I should really say what was new in the latest version of the app.

  • New scene by the L.A. producer Free The Robots
  • New Video Recording mode (default option) using ReplayKit (You can switch back to Audio recorder in the Settings)
  • Update of Menu Button animation to help understand it’s behaviour (you have to hold it to open the menu)

FieldScaper 1.3 is amazing!

FieldScaper 1.3 brings a lot of new features, here’s what you get …

  • New improved waveform controls.
  • Added feature of edit the sample.
  • Zoom and scroll waveform.
  • View of one or both channels.
  • Split and trim sample.
  • Cut, copy and paste part of sample.
  • Align selected part on measures.
  • Editor supports audio clipboard.
  • Fade In / Out applied when editing.
  • Built-in description updated.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Fieldscaper on the app store: