2018
10/04
Groove Rider GR-16 Groovebox Update
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Groove Rider GR-16 is a professional step-sequenced groove box, inspired by professional hardware drum machines and rhythm boxes. It has a powerful Poison-202 based two oscillator synthesizer engine, plus a big variety of included PCM drum samples, insert/send/master effects, arpeggiator, automation recording, modulator, ADSR and filter block, and more! Built-in factory pattern library includes patterns in different music styles, which will inspire you (the list will be appended with the regular updates). Check out the patterns demo video:

What’s New
Version History
Oct 1, 2018 Version 1.6.3
In this version (1.6.3):
– added nested folders support for the imported user samples. Now you can browse your samples tree not being limited to nesting level or folder name length;
– import .zip function now imports your samples into GR-16 documents folder, preserving full subdirectory tree from given zip file (previously, all subdirectories were merged into one during import);
– bug fixed: Copy/Paste patterns function was not working properly after last update;
– minimal improvements in the Arpeggiator: Up, Down and Random modes are now also affecting the arpeggiator’s octaves, not only key order as it was before;
– fixed: Midi In now ignores incoming midi channel notes, if corresponding part’s Mutes are ON;
– fixed: “-0.00” parameter value issue which sometimes appeared in the adjustable Settings parameters.

In previous update (1.6.2):
– User patterns bank is now subdivided into several sub-banks (4 x 64 by default), for easier pattern navigation. You can change the subdivide factor from the Settings menu -> User sub-banks parameter;
– now you can hold “Part ->” or “<- Part" button and tap a Pad, to instantly select desired Part; - crash bug fixed, when trying to use "Delete All User Patterns" utility; also when importing previously saved user bank from .bank.gr16 file; - now tapping a Pad will not switch off the Shift Lock. It can be useful when tweaking knobs with Shift Lock On, while hitting Pads to hear the effect. Get Groove Rider GR-16 here https://www.jimaudio.pro/grooverider/

2018
10/04
Midi Designer Pro 2 Update
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midi designer customized midi controller app for iPad and iPhone

MIDI Designer Pro 2 version 2.96 is a huge step forward for our most advanced users. We’re introducing the Stream Byter Plugin by Audeonic. The Plugin provides MIDI manipulation in two places: before MIDI Designer processes the MIDI, and before the MIDI produced by MIDI Designer gets sent to a Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Virtual or Hardware target via CoreMIDI.

Stream Byter was initially released in May ’13 as a way to extend MidiBridge 1.5 ‘out in the field’ for customers and has been continuously improved since then. The Stream Byter in Midi Designer is the ‘Stream Byter II’ version that exists in Audeonic’s MidiFire app (iOS/macOS).

What does Stream Byter do? It allows you to make custom MIDI processing modules that you design yourself using a concise programming language made up of rules. There are simple rules for matching and transforming MIDI events and more complex rules for writing modules that behave conditionally, set/examine variables, perform math/timing operations, and of course, generate MIDI messages.

Here is a very simple case: you are playing a keyboard and you decide that you want to turn a single knob (“reverb,” for instance). The higher (to the right) you go on the keyboard, the louder the reverb gets.

That’s a single line match/transform Stream Byter Input rule:

9X = BX 5B X2

The above rule can be summarized as follows: For every note event received, set the value of the ‘reverb’ controller number (on same channel as note) to the MIDI note number of the note.

Rules can be joined. Imagine you want to toggle the value of another knob from top to bottom every time you hit an A3 on the keyboard, but you don’t want the message to go out for 10 seconds? That’s another rule. Generally rules do one or more of these things, and often combine them:

* decompose and recompose longer MIDI messages
* filter MIDI messages
* transform MIDI messages
* produce more MIDI messages

The first case, decompose MIDI messages, will be useful for parsing incoming sysex dumps for hardware synths that produce parseable sysex dumps for patches.

Writing Stream Byter rules does require knowledge of the MIDI protocol and how to construct rules correctly. There is an introductory tutorial on the Audeonic site and the full Stream Byter manual is available there too. There is also a dedicated section to the Stream Byter on the Audeonic forum. Midi Designer customers are welcome to post questions or requirements there where the developer and other Stream Byter users will help out.

Stream Byter input and output rules are saved and shared with your layout. Any MIDI Designer Pro 2 user may open a layout with rules someone else has authored free of charge. There’s an in-app purchase to author or edit Stream Byter rules. This IAP will be available upon release of MIDI Designer Pro 2.96. It will be priced at $1.99 for the first three months, and then return to its normal price of $8.99. See midiDR.com/streambyter for instructions and information.

In addition to the Stream Byter Plugin, Version 2.96 provides Slow Reset to Default. When a supercontrol button is set to “Reset to Default,” it can now also snap the subcontrol to its value over time. This gives you a slow reset and a precursor of what’s to come with presets.

Get Midi Designer Pro 2 here http://mididesigner.com/

2018
10/04
iFretless Bass Update Audio Unit
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iFretless Bass App For iPad

iFretless Bass App For iPad

iFretless Bass is a professional virtual instrument that provides bass and guitar players with an expressive fretless playing surface. The layout is like an eight string bass guitar with the notes colored black and white like the keys of a piano. Although it looks different from a guitar neck, bass players will find it surprisingly easy to use.

The app’s ability to measure the force of touches on the screen allows it to respond to dynamics and accented notes with a wide range of different tones for each instrument.

What’s New

1. Now supports using the standard iFretless playing surface in the Audio Unit extension
2. Stability improvements
3. Performance improvements

FEATURES
1) 13 deeply sampled bass sounds
2) MIDI input and output
3) Audio Unit 3 support
4) Audiobus support
5) Parametric Equalizer
6) MPE multi-channel MIDI support
7) Accurate touch force sensing, even on devices that don’t support 3D touch

BASS SOUNDS
1) Fretless bass
2) Slap bass
3) Jazz bass
4) Acoustic upright bass
5) Pick bass
6) Muted Pick Bass
7) Hard Fingerstyle Bass
8) Electric upright bass
9) Saw wave analog synth bass
10) Chameleon synth bass
11) Snarling synth bass
12) FM synth bass
13) Wonder synth bass

Get iFretless Bass here http://ifretless.com/

2018
10/04
Auxy Studio Update
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Auxy is designed to let you focus on your music instead of dealing with complicated features. Our goal is to make the process of going from idea to song sketch or finished track as smooth as possible.

Improvements to make Auxy even smoother:
– Sort your projects with tags. Swipe left in the list to tag a project.
– Reverse playback option for any sample. New toggle added under the length setting for each sample.
– Trigger the ducker with any sample. New toggle added under the volume setting for each sample.
– Quickly reorder instruments with drag and drop.
– ‘Select All’ option added to the editor. Touch and hold the grid until the selection box appears, then tap the box to select all notes in the loop.
– Current song length timer added to settings.
– The ‘Make new loops chromatic’ setting is now applied to all projects and properly stored between sessions.
– Now possible to clear sample slots.
– Imported samples can now be up to 20 seconds long.
– Fixed an issue where Auxy would take more space after exporting stems.
– The app is updated for and tested for iOS 12.
– Some bug fixing and lots of polish as usual… 🙂

CREATE AND MIX LOOPS
Make melodies and beats with the industry-leading note editor—carefully designed to make the step from idea to music as smooth as possible. Build complete tracks and song sketches by mixing loops into scenes.

FIND THE RIGHT SOUNDS
Browse the massive sound library with thousands of high quality samples and hundreds of multi-sampled instruments. New content is added monthly and you can import your own samples.

MIX WITH PRECISION
Each sound has a set of carefully crafted effects and custom controls for tuning it just right. All the controls can be automated over time for total mix control.

EXPORT ANYWHERE
Tracks can be uploaded straight to SoundCloud or exported as video. You can also export MIDI files or audio stems and continue working in apps like FL Studio and Ableton Live.

JAM WITH FRIENDS
Auxy supports the Ableton Link standard, which lets you jam in sync with other apps and devices that are connected to the same Wi-Fi.

JOIN THE COMMUNITY
Explore the Auxy Feed where we post creative challenges, featured tracks and projects that you can download and remix. Join the Auxy community and find other producers to collaborate with.

Get Auxy here http://auxy.co/

2018
09/27
Last Few Days To Help
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Hello iOS Musicians! Today I have a very special announcement. As you may or may not know Apple decided it was in their best interest to cancel the affiliate program for selling apps starting October of this year which means us bloggers and reviewers will no longer get that little bit of incentive to help support our passions by pushing apps through affiliate links. PLEASE help by purchasing from my site we have three days left. Thank you everyone for your support over the years. I started this back in 2010 and have enjoyed every minute of it. I will continue to review apps and publish news but I'm planning to really push my Youtube channel more so please if you have not subscribed please do and hit the little bell icon so you get notifications when new videos are up. I also started a Patreon account.

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MonoGranulator – a simple granular synthesis for live electronics.

Features:

– Audiobus 3 and Inter-App Audio Filter

– Waveform

– Density and Duration

– Control Pitch

– FM and AM apply in every grain

– Resonant Filter

– Sound Source Localization, Reverb

MORE INFO http://ipadloops.com/monogranulator-iaa-processor/


 

Reason Compact is basically the Europa synth from Reason. This synth puts an amazing-sounding powerful synthesizer right at your fingertips. Go from download to downbeat in just 10 seconds with intuitive controls and helpful tutorials. Get started for free, then add new sounds and more controls only when you’re ready. Reason Compact is loaded with innovative tools like a smart keyboard so you never have to worry about hitting a wrong note—just make music and have fun! 

• Create amazing synth sounds with Reason’s flagship Europa synthesizer

• Get inspired from presets made by world-class music producers

• Quickly create compositions with the smart keyboard, note grid and Chords tools

• Tweak your tone using powerful filters and built-in effects

• Connect Reason Compact to other music apps and collaborate

• Export your ideas and finalize them on your desktop with Reason 10

MORE INFO http://ipadloops.com/reason-europa-for-iphone-ipad/


 

Degrader is a combined resampler and bit crusher AUv3 plugin. It can be used to simulate the sound of vintage digital gear, as a lofi-effect or as a plain distortion unit. Since all parameters are fully automatable it’s a handy plugin for creating unique and interesting drops, sweeps and other transitions.

Features:

• Resamples between 250 Hz and 96 kHz.
• Low pass filter with different characteristics both pre and post resampling.
• Bit depth can continuously be altered between 3 and 24 bits.
• Additional distortion algorithm.
• Parameter linking (control several parameters with one knob)
• Input and output gain control.
• Dry / Wet mix.
• Several factory presets simulating different vintage gear.

MORE INFO http://ipadloops.com/degrader-resampler-bitcrusher/


 

Award-winning composer Jesper Nordin and leading iOS developer Jonatan Liljedahl (Kymatica) has completely re-invented their unique app from 2012 and taken the concept to the next level.

Gestrument Pro takes everything we loved about Gestrument and improves on its original functionality while introducing a host of new features such as multi-touch, recordable automations, advanced scale editing and our unique system of highly tweakable modular generators that define the pitches and rhythms.

MORE INFO http://ipadloops.com/pre-order-gestrument-pro-and-save/


Woodpressor is a high-end audio compressor. It is both a standalone app supporting IAA (Inter-App Audio) and an AUv3 audio unit plugin.

It has all the classic compressor controls like “Threshold”, “Attack”, “Release”, “Ratio”, etc

but also has some extra features not commonly found on other compressors.

– Auto gain

– Tube distort

– Adaptive Threshold

– Non-linear Release

– Side chain filter (bandpass, highpass, lowpass or notch)

– Limiter

MORE INFO http://ipadloops.com/audio-unit-with-side-chain-filter/​


 

Sonogrid helps you deeply explore music. You can use it like a drum machine, an advanced metronome, an ear trainer, compositional sketchpad, or just to have fun with sound and music.

No musical experience is necessary to enjoy the app, and that’s what makes it fun, but certain features might feed your creativity if you already make music. For musicians, there are new time signatures, polyrhythms, scales, and the possibility to combine any of them in new ways. For dancers, a highly-flexible accompaniment that never needs to stop. For teachers, a clear way to represent time and help students understand the space between beats. For improvisers, something fun to play along with and to take you to new spaces. For music nerds, plans cancelled.

MORE INFO http://ipadloops.com/sonogrid-complex-rhythm-app/


 

AUv3(Audiounit plug-in) Drum synthesizer for iOS. No more searching through samples, no more limited preset sounds, no more waiting. With SynthDrum Kick, you can synthesize the drum sounds you want in a lightweight​ fast package. Create multiple instances right inside your favorite AU host DAW (GarageBand, Cubase, AUM, BeatMaker 3 etc) for multiple percussion instruments.

Whether you’re looking to create solid punchy house kicks, deep dark tuned trap bass kicks, or any other EDM genre, SynthDrum Kick has you covered.

MORE INFO http://ipadloops.com/synthdrum-kick-drum-synthesizer/


 

DRUM is based on the sound and feel of the classic drum machines you love. Simple analog style controls make it easy to use, tweak knobs just for fun! DRUM works with Garageband and your favorite Audio Unit (AU) Hosts, keeping your creative flow alive. You can get the drum sounds you need in the apps you use.

* Audio Unit Instrument which is AUv3 Compatible

* Recreates the sounds of classic drum machines

* Over 50 drum sounds

* 7 Built in Presets

* Low CPU overhead so you can run multiple instances

* Parameters available for each sound:

– Mixer: Level, Pan

– Synthesizer: Tune, Tone, Decay

– Color: Click, Snappy

– Distortion: Depth, Drive

MORE INFO http://ipadloops.com/unklepop-drum-classic-drums/​


Ribn 2 is a MIDI controller with 8 assignable ribbons. What makes Ribn unique is its ability to record and loop your finger movement. This allows you to add organic repeating modulation to your synths and effects, kind of like complex LFOs. You can assign a unique MIDI channel and CC# to each ribbon. As long as your gear responds to MIDI CC messages you will be able to control it with Ribn. 

Version History

Sep 4, 2018 Version 2.0

• Add names to your ribbons

• Toggle looping per ribbon

• Choose any number of ribbons between 1 and 8

• Full screen mode

• Switch between 3 sets of configurations using presets

• MIDI works in the background

• iPad landscape mode

• iOS 10 support

• Select multiple MIDI outputs

• Bluetooth pairing from within the app

MORE INFO http://ipadloops.com/ribn-2-midi-controller/​


 

Fluxly is a musical physics looper where you create new instrument scenes by moving and spinning colorful Fluxum sound sample players. Fluxly brings a whole new approach to knob twiddling and sound making. Now compatible with Audiobus.

You can choose from a bank of built-in sound samples, or record your own samples and play them back in either direction at any speed. By touching two Fluxum and pushing them together you can link them into looping gear train machines. You can also enable movement and let the built-in physics engine take over as the Fluxum bounce around the instrument for random sonic fun.

Recording can be done right in the app, and loops can be up to about 10 seconds long. You can also customize all of the sounds in Bank 1 by using iTunes and the filesharing features of your iPhone or iPad to upload any sound samples from your computer.

MORE INFO http://ipadloops.com/fluxly-sound-design-app/


GoToEQ is a Pultec inspired EQ audio unit. Shape your sound with advanced equalising to make your tracks fit in the mix. Attenuate annoying resonances without destroying the overall sound. Boost the bass and still keep the peak levels tamed. Find and boost those silky top treble frequencies without the nastiness. Max out the middy dirt while keeping it musical and fit in the mix. Put the final touch on a complete song. GotoEQ is an equaliser made for the professional music producer, beat maker or sound designer.

Features:

• Low Shelf pultec style filter

• High Shelf pultec style filter

• Two parametric dynamic filters

• High pass filter

• Peak metering

• Input / Output gain

• Separate bypass on each filter

MORE INFO http://ipadloops.com/klevgrand-gotoeq-premium-equalizer/


 

Korg announced Electribe Wave which is marketed for EDM producers. It comes with a hefty amount of aggressive sounding wavetables and cool motion automation to achieve some wicked Dubstep and Drum and Bass type growls. There aren’t a whole lot of presets (only 25) but there are quite a bit of drum samples. It is not an audio unit nor is does it support IAA. You can not import your own wavetables and samples either perhaps in a future update. There is also a Koass pad type X/Y pad.

The next evolution in music software. Powerful wavetable sound. The next generation ELECTRIBE produces state-of-the-art dance music.

The ELECTRIBE series first appeared in 1999. Since then each generation has inherited the iconic, intuitive operability of the original while incorporating the most up-to-date sounds and styles.

MORE INFO http://ipadloops.com/new-korg-electribe-wave-synth/


 

RE-1 is a full featured virtual Tape Machine capable of delivering authentic tape based echo and chorus effects but it doesn’t stop there. With it’s interactive tape player, sample, loop and overdub features it’s possible to use it like a virtual tape recorder, sample player, looper or simply as a master effect.

Overview:
– Virtual Tape deck including 3 individually controllable read heads, variable delay time and feedback
– Interactive user interface and realtime visualisation of various parameters related to the tape simulation
– Dedicated controls for Wow, Flutter, Color, Tape Hiss & saturation amount
– Tape Loop mode with overdub, tape reverse and time-stretching
– Sample/Loop library loads wave files onto the virtual tape loop
– Transport and Tempo Sync
– Stereo Spread & Stereo Panner
– Input processing: Highpass filter
– Output processing: 2 band eq

MORE INFO http://ipadloops.com/re-1-tape-delay-for-ios/


Thank you for the continued support! Jason @ www.ipadloops.com

 

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