2019
10/15
Playbeat Groove Randomizer
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Playbeat groove randomizer app for iOS

Playbeat is a creative groove randomizer plugin that generates beats and patterns for you.

Unlike an ordinary step sequencer, Playbeat creates patterns using algorithmic and random procedures for generating notes by combining Steps, Pitch and Volume.

Load, or import your own sounds and generate up to four patterns simultaneously to get polyrhythms. You can generate as many patterns as you want and never get the same one twice. That’s because there is essentially an infinite number of different possible combinations.

New ways of creating grooves help to break new ground in music and sound design

Quick-fire Unique Rhythm patterns and discover New ways of creating beats on the spot.

Playbeat has been designed to promote music creation both in studio and live performance with a simple and convenient user interface. Endlessly variable and Endlessly interesting.

Playbeat comes also as AUv3 plug-in and supports Ableton Link for tight sync between apps on the same network and MIDI Support.

Get Playbeat HERE

2019
10/15
K One Analogue Synth AU
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Analogue synth audio unit for iOS

K-One is a classic, warm analog synth AUv3 app for iOS made in Audiokit.

Features:

Over 75 bespoke presets, made in consultation with some of the top music producers in the UK.
30 parameters for complete creative control. All mappable when used as an Auv3 audio unit.
K-One is based around four oscillators – a pulse wave, morphing sine-sawtooth wave, square sub and a noise oscillator.
A smooth, Moog-style resonant low pass filter, which can be modulated with its own envelope as well as via LFO.
5 different effects, including overdrive, delay, reverb and two custom made choruses, which give a deep, richness to the sound.
A non-resonant highpass filter.
Two ADSR envelopes for modulating the amp and filter.
Capable of an uncapped amount of polyphonic voices, or switch to the fat mono mode for basses and leads.
Pitch bend control.
A 127 note on-screen keyboard.
Compatible with Audiobus, Inter-App Audio, AUv3 and external midi control.

Get K-One HERE

2019
10/15
Digitstix Drum Audio Unit
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Digistix Drum Audio Unit For iOS

DigiStix Drummer is an AUv3 compatible drum machine / sampler plugin for your favourite DAW.

The program has a host of features which allow you to sample your own drumkits and trigger them either using a host application via MIDI or using the inbuilt pattern and song editor which automatically syncs tempo with your DAW.

There as so many great sources of professionally recorded drum kits these days which can be imported into DigiStix allowing you to build a catalog of your favourite sounds. Alternatively use the built in sampler to record your very own kits.

DigiStix has 16 assignable pads which can be quickly mapped to individual drum samples or recordings. Each pad has it’s own volume level, panning, reverb, delay, reverse and sample length settings. You can assign each pad to a mute group which allow for instance a closed hi-hat to mute an open high hat etc. Each pad can be assigned a one shot or looped sample. This enables you to import pre-looped samples at a specified BPM and have them play when a pad is pressed. You can also import up to 3 samples per pad and use in multi-sample mode which allows different velocity levels to trigger different pads etc.

One great feature of DigiStix is the ability to none destructively assign samples from different kits to the pads for live performance and song creation. We also provide an intelligent melodic mapping mode which maps selected samples over all 16 pads tuned to a selected key and scale.

The inbuilt sequencer allows patterns of up to 64 beats in length. Each pattern can have it’s own time signature allowing complex arrangements can be constructed. Up to 256 patterns can be chained together to make a soung which are saved independently of the kits. The pattern editor also allows you to enter 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16th note triplets as well as reverse sample and accented notes. We provide easy velocity editing with ‘draw in’ drum rolls etc.

DigiStix also features a 16 channel mixer, configurable digital delay, reverb, chorus / flanger, bit crunch, overdrive, 8 band EQ and digital filtering options (HP and LP filters).

Each drum pad can be mapped to an external MIDI trigger allowing external drum pads to be connected if you wish.

Features:

• 16 assignable Pads.

• Mix and Match different kits.

• Up to 64 beats per pattern.

• Songs up to 255 patterns in length.

• Reverse Mode, Triplets and Accents.

• Supports Mute Groups.

• Multi-layer and Round Robin modes.

• MIDI Mapping.

• 16 channel Mixer.

• 8 band EQ.

• Looping Mode with Time Stretching.

• Build in Delay, Reverb, Overdrive, Bit Crunch and LP/HP Filters.

• Paramter Automation from your DAW.

• Local and Remove MIDI Sync.

• Built in Sampler.

• Multiple Import options.

• Melodic Remapping.

• Real time and Step pattern recording.

• iTunes and Filer importing of samples.

• Files App Drag & Drop Support

Get Digistix HERE

2019
10/09
TB ReelBus Magnetic Tape Effect
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Reelbus magnetic tape simulator for iOS

ToneBoosters ReelBus is a top-quality, faithful, versatile and accurate magnetic tape simulation plug-in bringing warmth and excitement of tape to your iOS or iPadOS device!

Instant gratification from 80s compact cassette sound to professional 30 IPS studio recorder simulation. Sweeten your mix with a touch of tape hysteresis, saturation and compression. Create that ‘Boards of Canada’ sound by adding a tad of wow-and-flutter. Top it up with tape flanging, echo and tape start/stop effects.

The ToneBoosters ReelBus app captures the microphone (or external sound card) input and processes the signals in real time. To use it as a plug-in, use an AUv3-compatible host app such as Steinberg Cubasis, Apple Garageband, Audio Evolution Mobile Studio, Auria, AUM, or others. ToneBoosters ReelBus will appear in the list of Audio Unit extensions for effect plug-ins.

Key features:

– The same professional sound as the acclaimed desktop version

– Wide variety of tape and saturation modes available

– Saturation, hysteresis, wow and flutter, tape hiss, asperity noise controls

– Tape speed and amount controls

– Unique drive EQ to drive certain frequencies harder into the tape model

– Tape wear model for worn-out tape simulation

– Tape flanger and dual tape echo modules, with beat sync functionality

– Tape start and tape stop effect modules

– Oversampling and anti-aliasing filters for top-quality output

– Input and output VU meters showing peak and RMS levels simultaneously

– Undo/redo, and A/B comparison

– Color themes for the user interface

– Max screen support in Garageband

– Legacy Inter-App Audio (IAA) support

– Optimised for iPad and compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch

Save and export of settings

– The stand-alone app (and IAA app) can load and save settings (locally on iPad, via iCloud, or via iTunes file sharing).

– These Saved files can also be loaded into the desktop version of the plug-in.

– The AUv3 version can export settings to be used in the stand-alone app or desktop version.

What you should know:

– Inter-App Audio (IAA) can only use one instance of this app simultaneously. We recommend to use an AUv3 host to use multiple instances.

– Licenses acquired for this platform (iOS, iPadOS) are not compatible with other platforms.

Get Reelbus here

2019
10/08
EG Pulse Drum Machine AU
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EG Pulse iOS Drum Machine Audio Unit

EG Pulse is the ultimate Drum Machine / Sampler for iOS.

It can be used both in standalone or hosted as AudioUnit AU3 inside apps like GarageBand, AUM, BeatMaker3, NanoStudio2, n-Track9 and others.

The solid ElliottGarage sequencing engine has been updated and expanded, and you can now create ultra precise trap rhythms, hip hop grooves, electronic beats, rock and acoustic drum tracks and more.

EG Pulse comes with more than 40 drumkits and more than 180 grooves already included to cover many different genres from EDM, House, Trap, Hip Hop and Electronic Music to Rock, Metal, Reggae or Jazz; moreover, you can create your custom drumkit importing samples with simple drag & drop or combining the builtin kits, and you can modify them inside the app with the sample editor (sample start, attack time, release time and sample length).

Each of the 16 pads can be also pitched and panned in the mixer section of the app and also reverb, delay, bitcrusher and eq can be set individually.

Each pattern can be automated to obtain dynamic changes and with the probability mode you can create always new grooves adding randomization and human feel to them.

EG Pulse contains drumkits and presets created by some of the best iOS Beat Makers and Producers like SoundOfIzrael, Soundtrack Loops, the Beat Community and more.

What’s new 1.07

– Chromatic Pads – Play melodic line like on a keyboard

– Kit sharing (left swipe on a kit to access additional menu)

– Improved sample edit view and pads edit view

– Option to slice sample in equal parts

– Slices will inherit retriever and hold from parent

– Copy will copy pattern length too

– Option in settings to avoid device goes to sleep

– Song max length set to 200 patterns

– Song start playing from selected pattern (unselect all to start from beginning)

– Added import of AIFF audio files

FIX

– pad highlight on wrong step

– iPhoneX family AU3 visualization

– AU3 audio performance improved

Full feature list:

– Standalone & AU3 Audio Unit

– Pads View, Grid View, Mixer, Automation View, FX View & Song View

– Chromatic Pads – Play melodic line like on a keyboard

– 64 step audio engine

– 1/8, 1/12, 1/16, 1/32 & 1/64 quantization

– Samples Drag & drop from File App (supports multiple files import)

– Import of Wave, AIFF, M4a audio files or MOV and MP4 video screen recording (audio will be extracted)

– Kit sharing (left swipe on a kit to access additional menu)

– Fill & Autofill (every 2, 4, 8, 16 bars)

– Custom drumkit & user banks save

– Song view

– Pad Roll (with 1/8, 1/12, 1/16, 1/32 & 1/64 quantization)

– Ableton Link

– Step recording into grid view

– Polyrhythms

– Choke groups

– Mixer with Solo, Mute, Volume, Gain, Pan, Pitch

– Automation of Pitch, Volume and Pan for each pad and pattern dependant

– Probability to create unpredictable and random patterns

– Samples editor (Start offset, attack time, release time, length)

– Time stretching

– Loop bpm detection and automatic sync to tempo (works with 4 bar loops)

– Transient detection and audio slice

– Bank import/export

– Midi In with MIDI learn to control pads

– MIDI out to host (AU3 version)

– Midi Program Change to switch patterns

– FX (Reverb, Delay, Bitcrusher and EQ) for each pad

– Tap tempo & Swing

– More than 40 drumkits and 180 grooves created by iOS Producers and Beat Makers

– Bank presets covering several genres

Get EG Pulse here

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