2013
06/05
UPDATE: Aurora Ver 1 5 3 Adds AudioBus
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Aurora Sound Studio HD

Aurora is a pattern based musical sequencing software. By simply choosing a musical scale every note you play is in perfect tune, leaving you to make your own great sounding music.

What’s New in Version 1.53
Updated AudioBus API
Fixed a bug with pattern looping.

Features Include:

14 Instrument tracks
12 Notes polyphony per track
4 Independent Engines – Drum Machine, Analog Synth, Pad Synth and Sampler
32 Patterns per song
Chain up to 199 Patterns in Song mode
3 Effect sends per track.
9 Effects including – Delay, Reverb, Chorus etc
Allows creation of custom instrument patches.
Layer Automation
XY Mode
Splice and Dice Audio with Atomizer Mode
Inbuilt Sample Recording
Export Songs as WAV and AAC

Aurora HD is available for $38.99

2013
04/26
Aurora Sound Studio HD
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Aurora Sound Studio HD

Aurora allows a mixture of pattern based recording and live performance. You can piece together complete compositions or simply improvise a performance. All of which can be captured to a file, for use as a ringtones, or to share with others.

An integrated mixer, combined with the ability to add audio effects and layer automation means that you achieve a sophisticated sound in a fun and user friendly way.

The online Aurora Song Library allows Aurora users to share their tracks with the rest of the Aurora Community. Browse the library to download the latest tracks, or search the library to see what your favorite Aurora Artist has published.

What’s New in Version 1.52
Added new MIDI library to Aurora.

Added the ability to select output port and MIDI channels per track.

Features Include

14 Instrument tracks
12 Notes polyphony per track
4 Independent Engines – Drum Machine, Analog Synth, Pad Synth and Sampler
32 Patterns per song
Chain up to 199 Patterns in Song mode
3 Effect sends per track.
9 Effects including – Delay, Reverb, Chorus etc
Allows creation of custom instrument patches.
Layer Automation
XY Mode
Splice and Dice Audio with Atomizer Mode
Inbuilt Sample Recording
Export Songs as WAV and AAC

Aurora for the iPad expands on the iPhone version making use of the extra screen size to offer additional functionality such:

Full Screen Mixer
New Effects Rack View
Ability to Solo and Mute Individual Layers
New Layer Mix Palette
Synth Engine Features Combined into Single Screen
File Sharing via FTP
Use Accelerometer to Control XY Mode
Upload and Share Songs on the Online Song Library
MIDI Export

A PDF version of the user manual is available at www.4pockets.com/support/manuals.php

Aurora is on sale for $18.99

2013
01/22
Update: Meteor Multi-track iPAd DAW Ver 1 4 Adds AudioBus and More
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Meteor Multi-Track App For iPad

What’s New in Version 1.4

This version of Meteor now supports the AudioBus application, allowing you to record live audio directly from other compatible applications.

Allowed transferring of .mov, .m4a and .m4v files to and from DropBox.

You can now import videos from a file as well as the Camera Roll (using the video plugin).

Added a Reset Audio option to the ‘Help’ menu.

Added support for push notifications.

Fixed a bug which prevented pan controllers to be transmitted to connected MIDI instruments.

Meteor Daw For iPad

Meteor Daw For iPad

•Key Features:
•Record up to12 tracks of CD quality audio
•CoreMidi Compatible.
•Multi-Effects Processor
•Integrated 12 channel Mixer
•Midi Editor
•Virtual Instruments
•Background Multi Tasking
•Sound Cloud
•Sonoma Pasteboard
•Import, Export, Email Midi Files
•The ability to Record & Play Midi Tracks and Sync with External Hardware using MIDI Clock.
•Integrated Sample Editor
•The ability to split incoming stereo tracks into two mono tracks.
•Stereo Recording and Stereo Tracks complete with Pure Stereo Imports.
•Insert Stereo Effects and Stereo Channels
•3 Global Send Effect Busses
•Insert Effects with freeze facility to reduce CPU load.
•Record Effects & Record Monitor
•Mixer and Effect Automation
•PasteBoard Support
•Supports iRig/Ampkit and ios 4.2 supported USB Adapters
•Metronome
•Mixdown
•Bounce Facility
•Import samples and iPod songs.
•Export to compressed CAF and WAV formats
•Automatic Delay Compensation
•In-App Purchases through the Online Shop found in the Help Menu Compressor (for side chaining)

Meteor Multi-track Daw is available for $19.99

2012
11/21
Synergy Workstation For iPad
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4pockets Synergy iPad Workstation

Synergy Studio an interesting and fun way to create music.

Synergy Studio is a sequencer that enables music creation by all musical abilities. By simply tapping on the grid interface users can lay down a series of notes and patterns of up to 64 notes to create a musical sequence.

If you are a seasoned musician looking for a tool to help lay down new ideas or need more advanced features then Synergy has the lot, a fully integrated mixer, lots of plug-in effects, complete customization of instruments and patches and extensive automation facilities.

If you want to experiment more, you can add multiple layers to your patterns by selecting different instruments for each layer. As you build up your layers you can create intricate musical patterns. By switching to the fully integrated mixer and effects options you can take your patterns to a professional level.

There are four main instrument categories to choose from: Drums, Analogue Synthesizer, Sample and Pad Synth. Each category contains different types of instruments – for example in the drum kit category you can choose from an array of different kits including Analogue T9, Orchestra, Rock and Techno. Further instrument packs are available in the Synergy’s free sound library or as In-App purchases.

Synergy includes MIDI implementation enabling you to interact with MIDI hardware, such as Synths and Samplers creating a powerful live tool.

Musicians can share projects with other iOS devices. Simply select the WIST function located at the top of the screen to seamlessly connect with other iPad to share tracks and projects with one another.

Exporting your finished songs and patterns from Synergy is just as easy with built in functionality for Dropbox, SoundCloud, Email, Pasteboard or exports directly into other apps such as Meteor Multitrack Recorder.

Although Synergy will run on the iPad 1, to get the full benefit we recommend an iPad 2 or later.

• Choose your pattern length from 16, 32 and 64 notes.
• 11 Drum Kits, 42 Analogue Synth instruments, 55 Sampler instruments, 21 Pad Synth instruments.
• Further instruments available from free Sound library and in-App purchases.
• Edit existing instruments to create new ones and save them to use again.
• Easily connect and interact with other MIDI controls.
• Fully integrated mixer and effects unit available.
• 3 BAND Parametric EQ on each of the 16 layers to control the tonal content of a layer.
• Automate panning, fading and effects using the mixer.
• Export and share to other iOS devices via Bluetooth, Pasteboard, SoundCloud, DropBox, Email and FTP

Synergy is available for $19.99

2011
06/21
Tenori-On For iOS Round Up
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Tenori On For iOS

So you’re looking for a Tenori-On for your iPad? Well we’ve decided to list the top three apps that fit the bill.

Yamaha TNR-i

First off, this is the latest Tenori-On app and it took Yamaha long enough to come out with this because there were quite a few apps to come out way before this one. All Tenori-On inspired.

The iOS version of the world-renowned TENORI-ON brings you a completely new musical interface. Even if you don’t know much about music, you can create music intuitively as if you were arranging sounds in space. The music that you see on the 16 × 16 grid of buttons is the music that is performed.

On the 16 × 16 grid of buttons, basically, the horizontal direction is time, and the vertical direction is pitch.By laying sounds on these buttons, you can combine rhythms and melodies to produce music. A button will glow when its sound is produced. The movements of the glowing lights produce a visual performance.

TNR-i can produce 16 types of sounds at the same time (16 layers), and it can remember up to 16 song patterns produced using those sounds (16 blocks). By switching between song patterns in real time, you can produce a rich variety of musical expressions.

There are six different types of performance modes that you can select for each layer. You can make elaborate music by combining different modes. In score mode, the most fundamental of the modes, you can arrange sounds horizontally (temporally) and vertically (by pitch). In the exciting random mode, the sounds that you arrange are not just played in order—the melody and rhythm constantly change as twists are added. In draw mode, you can perform music by tracing your finger across the buttons as if drawing a picture. In bounce mode, the glowing lights are like bouncing balls that produce sound when they fall. In push mode, you can continuously change the sound as you perform. In solo mode, which is fun for solo performances, you can easily adjust the speed of repetition and the pitch.

Price $19.99 – Buy Yamaha TNR-i on iTunes here

Beatwave Tenori-On iPad

Beatwave by Collect3

Features Include:

Wave Beat Visualizer 10 years of piano lessons? No way man. Lay down your music the touch way. FEEL the music flow from your fingers and see the patterns performing before your eyes.
Instruments An assortment of High-Quality samples of garage, hiphop and funk keyboard & synth sounds to get you started.
Tone control Variable pitch control lets you adjust your sounds on the fly.
Tempo control Adjustable speed settings to let you move your tunes from the dancefloor to setting a more intimate mood.
Unique “Layers” Feature Lay down up to 4 seperate tracks allowing you to have multiple instruments playing at once.
Tune Sharing Created the next No.1 smash hit? Don’t keep it to yourself! Invite others to get onboard and enjoy your masterpiece or create their own for FREE.
Enhanced iPad visuals Built-in support for the iPads large higher resolution display.

Extra Features (requires purchase)

Additional Instrument Packs Choose from an ever increasing library of super hi-quality digital samples available individually or as packs via in-app purchase, giving you virtually unlimited ability to create custom sounds.

Audio export Have your wicked beats prepped for their debut in the real world. Beatwave exporter creates .WAV , .MP4 and even Ringtones (M4R) for your iphone!

Price FREE – Get Beatwave on iTunes here

Aurora Tenori-On iPad

Aurora By 4pockets – Highly Recommended by iPad Loops!

Whether you are an experienced musician or don’t have a musical bone in your body, you can make great music on your iPad

Aurora is our pattern based musical sequencing software. By simply choosing a musical scale every note you play is in perfect tune, leaving you to make your own great sounding music.

If you are a more accomplished musician you simply switch Aurora to advanced mode and you get full control over the built in instruments and effects, as well as many advanced modes such as the Atomizer and XY Mode which allows you to manipulate sound in real-time. You can create your own instrument from recordings made using the built in microphone. Just think, a full drum kit of you beatboxing into the microphone!

Aurora allows a mixture of pattern based recording and live performance. You can piece together complete compositions or simply improvise a performance. All of which can be captured to a file, for use as a ringtones, or to share with others.

An integrated mixer, combined with the ability to add audio effects and layer automation means that you achieve a sophisticated sound in a fun and user friendly way.

The online Aurora Song Library allows Aurora users to share their tracks with the rest of the Aurora Community. Browse the library to download the latest tracks, or search the library to see what your favorite Aurora Artist has published. The Aurora Song Library can be found at http://aurora.4pockets.com/

The program includes a comprehensive help facility and video tutorials are available on YouTube.

Features Include:

14 Instrument tracks
12 Notes polyphony per track
4 Independent Engines – Drum Machine, Analog Synth, Pad Synth and Sampler
32 Patterns per song
Chain up to 199 Patterns in Song mode
3 Effect sends per track.
9 Effects including – Delay, Reverb, Chorus etc
Allows creation of custom instrument patches.
Layer Automation
XY Mode
Splice and Dice Audio with Atomizer Mode
Inbuilt Sample Recording
Export Songs as WAV and AAC

Aurora for the iPad expands on the iPhone version making use of the extra screen size to offer additional functionality such:

Full Screen Mixer
New Effects Rack View
Ability to Solo and Mute Individual Layers
New Layer Mix Palette
Synth Engine Features Combined into Single Screen
File Sharing via FTP
Use Accelerometer to Control XY Mode
Upload and Share Songs on the Online Song Library
MIDI Export

Price $13.99 – Buy Aurora on iTunes here