2017
12/14
Electro Swing On iPad With iOptigan
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Quick electro swing track in Cubasis using iOptigan as a sample source. Create an audio track in Cubasis and set the input to inter app audio / iOptigan. Hit record. Play your part and now you have a loop.

Apps used:
iOptigan https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ioptigan/id1143470101?mt=8&at=10laUK

Bismark BS16 (drums) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bismark-bs-16i/id388149926?mt=8&at=10laUK

Cubasis https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cubasis-2/id583976519?mt=8&at=10laUK

AUFX:Push (pumping side chain effect) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aufx-push/id958106165?mt=8&at=10laUK

2017
12/14
Elastic FX 4 Channels Multi-effects
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EFX is a 4 channels multi-effect processor, that’s easy and intuitive to play, but offers complex options to shape the sound and to route the audio effects stream.

Connect EFX to any input source, like the devices built in microphone, an external keyboard or guitar (iPad soundcard needed) or to your favorite iOS drum machine or synthesizer via Inter-App Audio or Audiobus. Or import a soundfile into the app and alienate it with with up to 4 different effects at the same time!

FEATURES:

– Multi-effect app created by the developers of Elastic Drums
– 4 effect units with different routing options
– Choose one of 32 available stereo effects in each effect unit
– Broad range of different effects of the following categories: Modulation, Pitch, Distortion, Filter, Delay, Reverb, Others
– Additional master effect section with level meters, 3 band equalizer, compressor, stutter fx
– XY-Pad to easily control the most important effect values (Kaoss Pad style)
– Possibility to automate/record the XY-Pad tweaks (1,2,4,8 bars length)
– Automated tweaks and some effects (PingPong Delay) get played in sync via Ableton Link/Inter-App Audio
– Audiobus 3 support
– Inter-App Audio support
– Simple audio player to test the effects with audiofiles
– Tweak the most important parameters via Midi, Midi learn option
– Switch user-presets with Midi Program Change messages
– Save, load and share user presets

FUTURE PLANS:
– iPhone/Universal version (free for all iPad owners)
– More effects (bpm synced delays, etc.)

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2017
12/13
iMPC Pro2 With Audio Tracks AUv3
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iMPC Pro2

San Francisco, CA USA (December 14th, 2017) – Retronyms, pioneers of pro music production, performance, and expression on multitouch platforms, today announced the official release of iMPC Pro 2. Following up the original groundbreaking app, iMPC Pro 2 elevates song production for all mobile musicians by adding new track types and enhancing the beloved drum tracks feature from iMPC Pro. more…

With the addition of vocal tracks, support for Audio Units, and a sleek new design, iMPC Pro 2 is now a full-fledged song creation tool, capable of creating sophisticated tracks anywhere inspiration strikes.

iMPC Pro 2 also adds support for Audio Units — Apple’s standard for hosting and connecting musical instrument and effects apps. This enables any Audio Unit app to function as a digital audio plug-in within iMPC Pro 2. as an Audio Unit Track within iMPC Pro 2. Within the audio tracks, users can instantaneously time warp, pitch shift, and rearrange their audio clips to their liking. The sophistication of real time manipulation is captured in a simple workflow and sleek interface. Users can choose from multiple input sources, including external mic channels, hardware audio interfaces and Inter-App Audio.

iMPC Pro 2 features a new library of built-in, high-quality sounds. Designed exclusively for iMPC Pro 2, these kits cover popular and cutting-edge genres from world-class sample libraries including ADSR, Rawcutz, SampleTools by Cr2, Niche Audio, and Sample Magic.

In addition, five custom sound packs are available for no extra charge in the AudioCopy Content Store (valued at $35). Essential Club Collection, Classic Cutz, Dub 2 DnB, Melodic Collection, and The Diploma are exclusively curated for iMPC Pro 2, featuring instruments and samples by iconic producers across an array of genres.

APP FEATURES:
Audio track recording (record from built-in mic, external mics, audio interfaces, etc.)
Real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting (warp tracks and clips to match tempo)
Ableton Link and Inter-App Audio (IAA) support
64-track mixer with EQ and 4 FX sends (Reverb, Delay, Chorus/Flange and one IAA effect)
Redesigned user interface
Audio Unit plug-in support
AudioCopy and AudioPaste support
Directly upload tracks to YouTube
Sample audio directly from music player apps such as Spotify
New Song Mode makes full song production more intuitive than ever
100% new sound set, with five additional free Sound Packs
Advanced waveform editing
Enhanced MIDI support
4 Mute Groups
Extensive undo/redo capabilities
and many more intuitive workflow enhancements

iMPC Pro 2 represents the next stage of evolution for the iMPC series,” said JP Walton, Co-founder of Retronyms. “It takes the classic beatmaking workflow found on the original and adds something we’ve been working on for a long time – the ability to rap or sing over the beat you’ve produced. This evolves the mobile beatmaking app concept into a more complete song creation tool. It has synchrony with what Akai has been working on with MPC desktop and their hardware as well.”
iMPC Pro 2 is available now on The App Store for $24.99. For a limited time only, existing iMPC pro users can upgrade to iMPC Pro 2 for $15.

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ABOUT RETRONYMS
Based in San Francisco, Retronyms has been driving pro music production, performance and expression on multitouch platforms for years. They partner with industry giants like Akai Pro, Arturia, Korg, and Loopmasters on apps like iMPC Pro, Looperverse, iMini, Tabletop, and more. Retronyms runs AudioCopy — the largest royalty free music store on iOS which integrates with 100’s of compatible apps on iOS and beyond. Retronyms makes powerful tools that enable people to create, share, and engage through music and technology.

2017
12/13
X Drummer Ver 1 5 Review
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Called my friend Matt Fuller up to see if he wanted to help me do a review and walk through of the latest X Drummer app. Thanks Matt! It’s a long video so I created some time stamps below for you to skip to the different segments.

Browsing for patterns. 00:31
Arranging patterns 2:15
Fine tuning patterns and customizing kits 7:09
Play to find 12:50
Saving and exporting 14:00
Inter app audio 16:04
End jam 16:59

X Drummer is the ultimate drum production tool for guitarists, songwriters and mobile musicians. Start your musical journey by playing a simple riff on your guitar into X Drummer, it then listens in real-time and searches for a complete matching drum track based on the tempo and feel of your riff. X Drummer’s extensive grooves library offers detailed realism that encompasses the subtle nuances of a real drummer, delivering realistic drum performances than just generic backing tracks.

Record your musical ideas into X Drummer and take it with you anywhere to edit, whether you’re at home, in the studio, or on the road. Then utilize the simple yet robust drum editor to fine-tune your drum grooves and further personalize your song.

What’s New in Version 1.5.0
– Completely redesigned user interface for better workflow – new Song Editor, transport controls, Browser, Play to Find, and more.
– The groove library has been expanded to 380+ realistic drum performances.
– New drum kit preset management lets users quickly save and recall custom drum kits.
– Improved Play to Find engine for more accurate and faster analysis.
– New filter options allow quicker navigation within the MIDI groove library.
– Recorder feature allows users to overdub guitar riffs on top of the backing drum track.
– 5 new drum kits (80s Rock, Modern FX, Jazz, Progressive Metal and Indie Rock) available as in-app purchases.
– 3 MIDI groove packs (80s Pop, Classic Rock and Heavy Metal) available via in-app purchases.
– Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support (full integration with BIAS FX, BIAS Amp, BIAS Pedal, and JamUp).
– Export audio and drum tracks via Email or Dropbox.

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2017
12/12
Dedalus Delay Ver 2 AUv3
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Dedalus Delay is a real time audio mangler. A network of delay lines is continually granulated and modulated, producing a labyrinth of echoes, which are further processed by filters, dynamic processors and saturation modules. Dedalus can produce a wide variety of effects, from reverb-like ambiences to evolving resonation, from rhythmic pulsation to chaotic layering, from subtle chorusing to pure noise.

What’s New in Version 2
+ Added AudioUnit (AUv3) Plugin Extension
+ Host Sync play/stop/rewind/bpm
+ New Send/Receive jitter-free MIDI clock
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+ Audiobus 3 New MIDI Receiver Port
+ New Sampling Rate Setting (up to 96 kHz)
+ New Quick View for the Presets Manager
+ Improved LFO performance in background
+ Midibus 1.39 SDK
+ Audiobus 3.0.3 SDK
+ Ableton LINK 2.1.2 SDK
+ Disable Auto-Lock Screen
+ iPhone X compatibility

Main Features:

– Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support (sender and FX)
– Multiple delay lines with feedback and granulation
– Signal saturation
– Built In Stereo Sampler with varispeed
– Control Manager LFO for Parameters
– Midibus, Virtual Midi and Network: 14 bit NRPN controllers
– File Manager, sharing common audio files via iTunes, Dropbox and AudioCopy
– Snapshot Presets Morphing Pad
– Post Fx Chain: Low-shelf Filter, High-shelf and Compressor

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  • iPad Loops is a music app blog dedicated to exposing the best iPad apps for iOS musicians, producers, and Djs. This is not a database of every app. It is, however, one of useful recommendations from someone with many years in music production. I try to update it on a daily basis (ok sometimes every two days) and I do my best to post useful apps only. My name is Jason Donnelly (Dj Puzzle). You might know me from my royalty free loop packs and sound design. Some of the apps that contain my loops are Retronyms AudioCopy, LP-5, iPRO.DJSAMPLER, Looptastic, and Audio Elements. My work is published by Magix Soundtrack Loops, Sample Logic, Pakotec, Loopmasters, Acoustica, Xmix, Sound Trends, and many more. Subscribe to our RSS feed below to get updated when new apps are posted.

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