2020
02/13
Jim Audio Pure Acid AU
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Pure Acid Groovebox app for iOS

Pure Acid is a top quality bassline synthesizer and drum machine in one app! Inspired by classic hardware bassline synthesizers and rhythm machines, which changed musical world back in 80’s, like the legendary TB-303 synthesizer, TR-808 / 707 / 909 rhythm boxes and their numerous replicas, Pure Acid is designed to bring back the feeling of retro analog gear in every detail in terms of sound, as well as to provide new functions previously unavailable in the original devices to make your music creation workflow fast and fun! A large number of factory preset patterns will immerse you into an exciting world of Acid House, Techno, Hardcore and Big Beat music genres, which will inspire you to create your own basslines and rhythms for your compositions!

You can use Pure Acid app as a ready-to-go realtime musical instrument (groove box) in your jam sessions together with Ableton Link to synchronize it with the rest of your music gear. Its bassline editing system and randomization options will be handy to create unique groovy basslines easily. Realtime master effects with XY-pad controls can add expression to your live performance. You can also use Pure Acid with AudioBus, AUM or other IAA-supporting apps to create complex and interesting sound setups.

UPDATE:
– AUv3 support added: a fully featured Pure Acid is now an Audio Unit!
– fixed crash which occurs when using both midi inputs simultaneously (in AUM);
– Ableton Link behaviour fixed not to change existing session tempo upon connect;
– fixed: LFO led indicator was not displaying lfo rate correctly;
– colors: data entry knob and On/Off button color can now be changed;
– other bug fixes, improvements.

Features:

• supports AUv3, Ableton Link, AudioBus, Inter-App Audio, Core Midi, Virtual Midi In/Out, Bluetooth Midi
• AudioBus state saving support
• 64-bit sound engine
• Midi Learn
• Export to midi file

Bassline Section:

• 2 classic bassline waveforms: Saw and Pulse
• classic knobs: Tune, Cutoff, Resonance, Env Mod, Decay and Accent
• Distortion effect with amount, HPF and Boost knobs
• filter LFO with rate and depth knobs

Sequencer Section:

• up to 12 bassline patterns can be stored in one preset
• up to 32 steps per each bassline pattern
• patterns can be chained together to create more complex patterns
• pattern Tempo and Swing parameters
• Gate parameter, which allows you to adjust bass note lengths
• Pattern Editor allows you to copy, transpose patterns, shift notes left/right, insert or delete a note, variate (randomize all note properties expect pitch), shuffle (randomize notes order only), reverse and compose patterns using Bassline Composer function
• onscreen keyboard allows you to enter bassline notes in a comfortable way. You can also record basslines in realtime.

Drums Section:

• 16 independent drum parts
• 35 different classic drum sounds with ability to tune your own drum kit
• each drum part sound has its own parameters: Tune, Decay, Attack/Snap/Color, FX A send, FX B send, Boost, Pan, Level
• up to 12 drum patterns and 4 drum fill patterns per preset
• 16 steps per each drum pattern, with ability to add 16 “backbeat” steps between main steps (32 steps per drum pattern in total)
• patterns can be chained together to create more complex patterns
• Swing and Flam features
• Total Accent part with adjustable total accent value can give you ability to “highlight” specific steps in your drum pattern

Mixer Section:

• 2 mixer channels: Bassline and Drums
• Drive effect for each channel
• 2 send effect pedals: FX A and FX B
• 14 send effect types
• send effect can be routed to either master output, MFX or another send effect (FX A -> FX B), which allows to chain several effects one after another
• MFX pedal with 22 effect types to choose from
• FX A and FX B send amount knobs for each mixer channel
• XY-pad on each effect pedal to control their parameters
• Master Limiter effect to prevent sound clipping

and more:

• Unlimited number of user presets
• 80 factory presets
• Audio export to wav file (16, 24 or 32 bit)
• Preset / Bank Share function
• Selectable UI color schemes with ability to adjust colors manually
• Can work either as a standalone app, or as AUv3 audio unit plugin
• Designed for both iPad and iPhone

Get Pure Acid HERE

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
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
10/08
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

2019
08/02
Patterning 2 Update
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New in Patterning 2.1.2 :
The polyphony parameter determines how many instances of an instrument can be playing at the same time. The options are MONO and POLY. When set to MONO, only one voice can play a time per track. This can be used to cut short longer samples when they re-triggered. In POLY mode (default), up to 32 voices can be playing at the same time.

Patterning 2 is the next generation of the award winning circular drum machine. Create beats like never before in a fun, intuitive interface that is both easy to use and deep with features for the experienced producer.

Get Patterning 2 HERE

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