2014
04/19
Bluetooth Compatible Synth Keyboard For iOS
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Nice-To-Be-Your-Friend-Synth

Nice To Be Your Friend is an inexpensive synth keyboard with some unique features. 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.

Nice To Be Your Friend Synth is available for $1.99

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2014
04/17
Free Multi-Touch Instrument For iPad and iPhone
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Sounscan Touch

SonicScan Touch is a multi-touch sound toy application. Create and manipulate textures, drones and shifting sonic landscapes using the included scenes. Sixteen scenes are available, each containing different sonic content to play with. Use up to four fingers to control, layer and manipulate sound. SonicScan Touch is capable of creating vibrant and dynamic sonic textures and drones via the easy to use interface.

Note:
- This application is now compatible with iPad2 or later, iPhone 4S or later, and iPod Touch 5th generation or later.
- It is advised that Multitasking Gestures are disabled when using this app.
- Headphones recommended.

SoundScan Touch is FREE

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2014
04/15
Final Touch Audio Mastering For iPad
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Audio mastering suite for iPad

Final Touch is a complete mastering system for iPad. Combining Maximizer, Pre and Post Equalizer, 4-Band Dynamics, Stereo Imager, Reverb and Dithering into one integrated app, it gives your mixes a huge, balanced, polished and professional sound.

Building on Positive Grid’s expertise in DSP research and skillful integration of iOS vDSP double-precision architecture, Final Touch is a dedicated mastering system with high data integrity and high-resolution processing capability. The result is a set of creative and professional tools that deliver masters that sound not just louder but clearer, wider, fuller, and more powerful and detailed.

Unequaled Control and Metering
All the modules, with the exception of the Stereo Imager and Maximizer, can have their left, right, mid or side channel soloed or bypassed, and either mode’s two channels can be linked. Four high-resolution faders for left- and right-channel inputs and outputs are accompanied by multi-colored ladder meters, fader and level readouts, and clip indicators. The faders can be linked, maintaining any offsets you created beforehand. Global and module-based presets, transport controls, a waveform overview, Undo and Redo functions, and Import and Export facilities complete the mix.

Key Features:
• Complete professional mastering system powered by Positive Grid’s high-end signal-processing algorithms
• Pre and Post Linear-Phase Equalizers, each offering eight bands and five filter types
• Multiband Dynamics with four independent bands of compression/limiting
• Stereo Imager adjusts the width and balance of your mix’s soundstage
• Reverb provides state-of-the-art Room, Hall and Plate algorithms
• Maximizer transparently limits peaks to make your mix louder
• Dithering and Noise-Shaping preserves your mix’s depth and nuance
• Stereo and mid-side processing
• High-resolution, multi-colored metering with accurate readouts
• Each module can be independently bypassed
• Bypass switches for individual EQ bands
• Left, right, mid and side channels can be independently soloed or bypassed
• Waveform overview of your mix, with draggable playback cursor
• 100 factory presets and unlimited user presets
• Global and module-based presets
• Drag and drop modules to rearrange their order in the signal path
• Pristine, high-resolution sound (double-precision, 64-bit calculation)
• Unmatched audio-data integrity: no rounding or truncation except when calculations are performed
• Share via Email, Dropbox, iTunes, SoundCloud and FTP
• Streamlined project management: browse multiple projects with one simple tap
• Workflow optimized for mobile and desktop data transfers
• Supports Inter-App Audio and Audiobus routing system (works with many other audio apps)
• Supports iPad 2, iPad mini and newer iPad devices
• Designed for iOS 7

Final Touch is available for $19.99

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2014
04/03
Audiobus 2 With State Saving
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Audiobus 2

With Audiobus, the revolutionary new inter-app audio routing system, you can connect your Audiobus-compatible music apps together, just like virtual cables.

Audiobus 2 introduces a brand new interface and a number of significant new features:
- New Multi-Routing feature (In-App Purchase) allows unlimited connections and effect chaining.
- Presets let you save and share connections and the settings of the individual apps within your Audiobus workflow.
- Multi-channel input hardware support.
- New hardware latency controls

***IMPORTANT FOR EXISTING Version 1 USERS: If you’re encountering a crash when purchasing the In-App Purchase, please delete the Audiobus app, reboot your iDevice and then install it freshly again. You won’t be charged twice. We’re submitting a bug fix right now. ***

With a simple and clean interface, easily connect the output of one Audiobus-compatible app into the input of another. Use Audiobus to play a synthesizer live into a looper or multi-track recorder, or use one app to manipulate the live output of another.

Accolades:

* Electronic Musician Editor’s Choice 2014
* Best Musicians App – Best App Ever Awards 2012
* Best use of Hardware – Best App Ever Awards 2012
* One of the Top 10 Best Paid iPad Apps Of 2012 – AppAdvice.com
* Best Music App of 2012 – de:bug.de
* Best Music App for iPad 2012 – ipadmusic.com

More than 400 supported apps, including:

+ GarageBand
+ djay
+ Animoog for iPad
+ Alchemy
+ all KORG apps
+ Rebirth for iPad
+ Figure
+ Cubasis
+ BeatMaker2
+ PPG Wavegenerator and Wavemapper
+ DM-1
+ Samplr
+ JamUp Pro
+ NLog Synth Pro
+ Sunrizer
+ Loopy
+ SoundPrism Pro
+ MultiTrack DAW
+ sir Sampleton
+ FunkBox
+ ThumbJam
+ DrumJam
+ Arctic Keys
+ Glitchbreaks
+ Orphion
+ Audulus
+ Magellan
+ Echo Pad
+ AudioShare
+ Remaster
+ MoDrum Rhythm Composer
+ Cloud DJ
+ NodeBeat
+ Auria
+ Guitarism

…and many more.

Note: We recommend using Audiobus with iPad 2, iPhone 4S or newer devices.

Audiobus 2 is available for $4.99

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2014
03/30
Earhoof For iPad
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Earhoof iPad

Earhoof is a futuristic virtual instrument which turns your iPad into a rhythmic gradient of sound.

A sophisticated instrument creation tool, it allows you to layer multiple audio files and combine them with high quality digital signal processing. By continuously changing the sound parameters along the length of your device, Earhoof allows you to create highly expressive playable surfaces.

Its innovative internal rhythm engine allows you to easily play this surface, switching seamlessly between complex rhythms while remaining in complete control of the generated sounds. The result is a playing experience unlike any other, blurring the line between sequencer and instrument.

* Includes over 80 carefully crafted presets, each one a unique multi-sample instrument
* Intuitively draw curves to modulate DSP parameters for Gain, Pitch, Pan, Filters, Delay and more
* Easily import your own WAV and AIFF files with iTunes File Sharing
* Record or manually create your own rhythms
* Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support allows Earhoof to interact with other music apps
* Record your performances as audio files without ever leaving the app
* In-app help manual will help you quickly learn the ins and outs of the program

Earhoof is available for $4.99

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