2018
05/05
Groove Rider Update Rearrange Tracks
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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).

Minor update (1.4.2):

– added ability to change track order on the mixer page (on iPad only), in the Settings menu -> “Mixer Order” option;
– app store rating/review prompt system changed to suspend number of rating prompts to 3 times per year (according to Apple’s documentation);
– crash fixed: It was crashing when choosing another bank in Patterns Selector without selecting any pattern in it, and then turning the Value Jog knob;
– bug fixed: it was crashing the app if certain complex midi message (e.g. SysEx) was sent to GR-16’s midi input;
– bug fixed: automation curves were sometimes displayed incorrectly;
– other minimal improvements.

One remarkable feature of GR-16 is that all the controls are arranged on one screen, just like on a real groove box device! It lets you access almost all useful parameters from the one screen. Forget about numerous sub-windows and dialogs, which ruined your inspiration in another musical apps! Groove Rider is the fastest path from your imagination to reality!

You can use GR-16 as a ready-to-go realtime musical instrument (groove box) in your jam sessions together with Ableton Link feature to synchronize it with your other music gear. Groove Rider is also very handy for quickly sketching your musical ideas, allowing you to instantly record them directly by using the Record function. Making music becomes easy and fun, in contrast with boring note drawing process and dealing with tons of files and expensive plugins in the DAW’s! Don’t loose your inspiration, boost it up with Groove Rider.

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2018
04/30
Elastic Drums Midi Sync Improvements
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Elastic Drums by MoM Instruments announced improved MIDI sync for hardware. This is one of my top 20 apps of all time and being a hardware user I am certain stoked about this update.

What’s New:

Apr 27, 2018 Version 2.1.6

– Improved Midi Sync In & Out with Latency Compensation via Midi sync delay stepper
– Bugfix: In Jam screen you could under certain circumstances activate 2 effects at the same time and then one might continue without end
– Small bugfixes and improvements

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2018
04/16
Tutorial: Relaxation App Combo
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I recently went to NAB in Vegas and my hotel was right off of Fremont street (downtown old Vegas). It was so noisy until about 3:30 am and I just could not sleep so I decided to have a bit of fun and create my own white noise ambient relaxation app combo. Ear plugs just didn’t work it was that bad. The white noise was inspired by my little 7 month old daughter we use white noise with her when she sleeps to drown out all the other noises like creaky floors helicopters, and police sirens (big city noises in Los Angeles). I thought to myself hey how can I create a fun white noise project in AUM on my iPad. I threw in a nice ambient melody generator for an additional relaxation element. The result, my “dream machine”. The following video shows you how you can make your very own “dream machine” hehehe

Apps used:

AUM as a host https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aum-audio-mixer/id1055636344?mt=8&at=10laUK

Klevgrand Syndt https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/syndt-polyphonic-synthesizer/id1230358436?mt=8&at=10laUK

Yonac Kauldron https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kauldron/id1292510609?mt=8&at=10laUK

Bram Bos Rozeta https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rozeta-sequencer-suite/id1292546479?mt=8&at=10laUK

Audio Damage EOS2 (optional) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/eos-2/id1252122327?mt=8&at=10laUK

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2017
10/27
Sequencism Free MIDI Sequencer App
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sequencism is a music sketchbook tool that allows the creation of short and simple pieces of music. It is designed to provide a traditional user interface of track and piano roll editors, while taking advantage of the touch-screen capabilities of the iPad. It also includes other helper tools, such as chord helper tracks.

Note that the main goal of this app is to work as a sketchbook, thus it is not recommended to use sequencism to produce complex songs or to play songs live on stage.

Features

• Simple track mixer and visual mixer (volume, pan)
• Multitrack editor: MIDI instrument tracks, chord helper tracks
• Support for SF2* and AUv3 instruments (*lightweight SF2 files only)
• AUv3 Effects
• Piano roll editor: add, move, copy notes within blocks
• MIDI keyboard, supports multiple scales, including user-defined scales
• Support for diatonic and chromatic chords
• Automatic transposing when changing chords or scales
• Supports Audiobus 3 and Ableton Link
• Support for MIDI keyboards, including Bluetooth keyboards
• Export to MIDI

Planned features

• Undo, Redo
• Automation
• Import MIDI files (improve existing support)

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AUv3 instruments requires iPad Mini 2, iPad 4 or newer.

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2017
10/27
Chordflow Version 2
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ChordFlow is a chord sequencer with a polyphonic matrix arpeggiator.

What’s New in Version 2.0.0

SECTIONS VIEW REDESIGNED

– Each section row now contains a play button with the section name, an arpeggiator pattern view and a chord sequence view. You can start playing a section or jump to another section just by tapping on a section’s play button. You can now see arpeggiator patterns and chord sequences of all your sections right on the main view. So it is now much easier to see what is currently playing and what you need to play next.

– Custom names for sections. You can now give your sections custom names. Tap on the edit button at the right of the navigation bar. Press rename on the required section.

– Section reordering was improved. Now to reorder a section just long-press on it and move it around.

CHORD SEQUENCE EDITOR REDESIGNED
– Each chord is now represented as a tile instead of a row. So it is now a lot more compact and allows you to fit more chords into one screen. The currently edited chord is indicated by a color frame around it. You can now edit the selected chord while the whole chord sequence is playing. It is much more convenient because you can hear the changes you make in the context of the full sequence.

– Duration slider was removed. Now, to change a chord duration you use the new picker control’s column with label “Beats”.

– Now when you add a new chord, instead of adding a default C major chord to the end of the sequence, the currently selected chord is copied and inserted after the selected chord. Selection is then moved to the newly added chord allowing you to edit it right away if you need to.

– If the sequence is currently playing and you select a chord that was not selected before, the playhead will not jump to that chord. This allows you to edit the chords of the sequence without disrupting the music flow. But if you still want to jump between chords, tap on a chord one more time, and it will start playing after the currently played chord is played to the end. If you want to jump to the selected chord right away, tap on it two times more after the selection tap. To summarize: 1 tap = selection, 2 taps = selection and quantized jump, 3 taps = selection and immediate jump.

– Chord reordering was also improved. To change a chord position, long-press on it and move it wherever you want it to be.

ARPEGGIATOR EDITOR
– Per-track mute buttons were added.

– Move tool added. You can now move the selected track along the arpeggiator grid.

– Per-track octave param added. You can now change the octave of the selected track.

– Per-track voice number param added. You can now set the number of voices per a track. When you set this param to the value more than one, the track will be splitted to the multiple parallel lines. You can use it to quickly create full chord parts with just one track(color). Before that improvement, you would need to use multiple tracks for that task.

– Portrait orientation support for iPhone. You can now edit arpeggiator sequence in both portrait and landscape orientations. When you are in the portrait orientation on an iPhone, you see only a part of the arpeggiator sequence. To scroll through it you use a two finger pan gesture (put two fingers on the arpeggiator grid and slide them left and right). On the landscape orientation on an iPhone, the grid is fit to the screen so you can see the whole sequence.

– Undo/redo buttons added. You can now go back and forth in the history of edits in the arpeggiator editor.

– “Clear all” button added. You can now clear the whole arpeggiator pattern at once.

OTHER IMPROVEMENTS
– Several unexpected crash cases were fixed.

– Editing performance is improved. The chord sequence and arpeggiator sequence editing procedures were optimized to provide much smoother experience when editing a section while the app is playing.

– Currently opened song is now autosaved.

– Overall UI polishments and minor bug fixes.

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