2017
11/14
Bismark BS-16i V3 Audio Unit
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bs-16i is a 16 multi-timbral playback sampler. It supports SoundFont and DLS (Downloadable Sounds, and can be used for keyboard instrument, MIDI sound module, and MIDI player. bs-16i has the synthesizer engine that has been adopted for many professional / commercial equipments. Using SoundFont / DLS libraries, you can play with your great number of Instruments. With Hi-Res Engine option prepared as In-App purchase option enables high-quality and low-noise audio outputs by 100% floating point calculations.

What’s new in bismark bs-16i v3.0:

■ Support AudioUnit v3 extension
■ Added new features (In-App purchase option)
・ Hi-Res synthesizer engine (Fully floating point internal calculation)
・ 128 polyphony
■ Replace the internal reverb with new high quality model
■ Add the internal delay effect
■ The number of WaveTable slots has been increased to 8 (64bit device only)
■ Support AudioBus v3
■ Support AudioCopy SDK v3.4
■ Import WaveTable / MIDI files directly from iCloud drive, DropBox, …
■ Support iOS11 and iPhone X

Bismark App Screenshot

Bismark App Screenshot

All standard MIDI messages are supported, and your iPhone and iPad can be used as a GM (General MIDI) sound module by using pre-installed GeneralUser GS SoftSynth v1.44.sf2 (S. Christian Collins).

As a keyboard instrument, you can play with scalable screen keyboard, pitch bend wheel, and many control change controllers.

Internal MIDI player supports SMF (Standard MIDI File) format, and bounced wave can be shared with other apps using AudioCopy.

SoundFont, DLS and SMF files can be imported from iCloud Drive, Dropbox, etc, directly from bs-16i.

Moreover, this application supports Core MIDI Interface like as IK Multimedia iRig KEYS / iRig MIDI, YAMAHA iMX-1, LINE6 MIDI Mobilizer 2, Apple Lightning -USB Camera Adapter with USB Generic MIDI Interface, and Bluetooth accessory (Miselu C.24, QUICCO SOUND mi.1, etc. iOS8 or later only). With them you can communicate with other external MIDI hardware like as synthesizer, sequencer. Also bs-16i can be background and drived from other apps using Virtual MIDI.

Audiobus 3, and Inter-App Audio is supported. You can send bs-16i’s output stream to other apps.

Also AudioUnit v3 extension is included. You can use bs-16i in GarageBand as plug-in instrument.

– To load the specified soundfont / DLS file, the device have to ready free memory larger that file size of it.
– This application collects following information: Device name, OS version, User Location, SoundFont / DLS file name, CoreMIDi I/F name.

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2017
11/12
Audio To Midi V5 Automatic Conversion
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Audio to MIDI Recorder automatically converts songs stored in your iTunes music library to MIDI files. Uses biologically-inspired algorithms to detect and segment musical notes.

What’s New in Version 5.0
Totally redesigned. New bio-inspired algorithms for automatic audio to polyphonic midi transcription.

Holy crap really? Sounds too good to be true. Check out the video!

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2017
11/11
Zeeon Synthesizer Now Universal
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Zeeon is a virtual analog synthesizer, powered by an advanced analog circuit modelling engine. We spent a lot of time analysing iconic analog synths, both vintage and modern, to find out which parts of the circuit contribute most to their specific character. We used this knowledge to create a unique synth, with focus on what’s most important – the pure, organic and detailed sound. Many analog synth emulations sound dull. Not Zeeon. We take care of the entire spectrum range from deep lows to sweet highs. All audio and modulation signals are processed at 176 KHz (4x oversampling).

What’s New in Version 1.3
– Zeeon synth is universal now (iPad + iPhone)
– Added a dedicated MIDI input port
– Additional banks are available as IAP
– Stability improvements and bug fixes

Features

• Audio Unit v3 and standalone application with a simple polyphonic step sequencer

• 2 oscillators with continuously variable waveforms, hard-sync and sub-oscillator. Carefully simulated analog drift and PSU influence.

• Filter: 3 models available: Transistor ladder low pass, OTA cascade low pass and State Variable Filter with continuously variable LP-HP + BP mode.

• 2 low frequency oscillators and envelope generators per voice.

• Overdrive: diode clipper and transistor saturation, pre and post filter.

• Up to 2 layers per voice. Layers can modulate each other.

• Powerful modulation matrix offering self-modulation and cross-layer modulation, 8 modulation slots, 17 signal sources and 41 targets available, both from modulation modules and audio signal path. This takes Zeeon into semi-modular territory. Imagine oscillator waveform, panning, filter cutoff, resonance or LP-HP mode modulated by oscillators or another layer!

• Effects unit: Circuit modelled BBD chorus, bass booster, zero-delay Phaser, Stereo delay and Reverb.

• 144 presets and Tutorials bank.

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2017
11/10
Foldr Distortion Audio Unit
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FoldR is a simple Wave Folding Audio Unit Extension by the makers of Layr. Wave Folding is an interesting distortion effect that adds harmonics to the original signal by folding the waveform back on itself when it exceeds a clipping threshold.

FoldR is great for adding spice to monophonic synth leads and rhythmic, tempo based modulations can turn drum loops into totally new entities, while long, slow, free running modulations are perfect for dirty ambient drones.

FoldR lets you set the folding thresholds and modulate the folding amount and symmetry with tempo based or free running modulators. FoldR also includes a wave shaper to add even more interest.

There is also a short built-in manual and a selection of colour themes.

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2017
11/08
Senode Graphical Step Sequencer
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SENODE is a new music composition app for iPad. It extends the concept of linear step sequencers to a freely connectable graph with an unlimited number of instruments traveling along the edges. The simple “finite state machine” model allows you to create complex polyphonic sequences and play them in real-time.


(quick start video)

CREATE COMPLEX SEQUENCES WITH RANDOMIZATION

The core of Senode is a graph of Nodes connected by Edges. You decide if it behaves like a simple vending machine or a complex pinball game. Each Node triggers a sound when activated, while Edges determine the direction of travel. Instruments are controlled by Emitters which send their Tokens onto the graph. That means, you can compose a generative music piece for a whole orchestra using the graph notation and a couple of Emitters! It gets more interesting if you add random directions or emit multiple Tokens at different time positions.

GRAPHICAL MULTI-TOUCH INTERFACE

You can compose and perform your music live using the intuitive multi-touch interface. The on-screen keyboard helps you to visualize and edit notes assigned to the currently selected Node. Drag and connect Nodes with multiple fingers or use the lasso tool. Activate a sequence by sending Tokens onto the graph. Use your fingers to step through sequences manually or tap the master clock. All synth parameters are accessible from the main panel with multi-touch as well.

INTEGRATED SYNTHESIZER

Each Emitter contains a simple but powerful subtractive synthesizer with main OSC (sine, saw, square), sub OSC (sine), 1-pole lowpass filter, stereo reverb and ADSR envelope. Try the demo patches to get inspired!

CONTROL MUSIC APPS AND EXTERNAL DEVICES

Senode is the perfect sequencer for all MIDI-capable apps. If you connect a MIDI interface, you can even control your hardware synths with the app.

EASY COMPOSITION WITH MIDI INPUT AND STEP RECORDING

Use the step record function to create new nodes on the fly, either from single notes or with chord detection. For advanced compositions, we recommend to connect a MIDI keyboard via lightning adapter and capture your song ideas as you play.

REALTIME CONTROL

Senode is made for live music performance. There are no default “beats” or “bars” and all actions are performed in real time. However, Tokens can be quantized to a master clock (16th resolution) and support catch-up, which means you can hit all functions like a drummer “on the spot” and stay in sync, even if you’re too early or a little late. By the way, the really cool stuff will happen if you break free from 4/4 bar schemes, start your sequences on off-beat timings or create crazy polyrhythmic cycles…

KEY FEATURES

– innovative non-linear graphical sequencer with draggable multi-touch interface
– integrated polyphonic synthesizer with sine wave, square and saw oscillators, ADSR, filter and reverb
– unlimited number of steps and directions: cycles, randomized, one-shot – everything possible
– real-time sequencer control with master clock and catch-up quantization
– support for single notes or chords with velocity, legato or fixed-length notes
– chord detection, hold and replace modes
– transpose and clock divide functions
– polyphonic traversal with unlimited number of tokens and different instruments on the same graph
– quickly record nodes or chords via on-screen keybard or MIDI input
– control other music apps or external gear via MIDI
– comes with tutorial and example patches that you can instantly play

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