2015
12/03
Klimper Helps You Discover Chords And Notes
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Klimper

klimper shows scales and chords as markings on the keyboard, enabling you to improvise fluently even on complex chords and scales you don’t have internalized yet. With Klimper you can find scales and chords by a given set of notes with ease. klimper also shows suitable chords based on what you are playing on the keyboard.

Klimper

— create chord progressions —
just drag and drop chords to your idea space to create chord progressions, harmonize your ideas by inverting chords

— store and share your ideas —
save your ideas for later use or send it to other musicians by e-mail

MIDI-Out is available as an In-App-Purchase.

Klimper

2012
06/19
Guitar Teaching App For iPhone
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Guitar Teaching App For iPad

Strumify is the music teaching app that listens to you play a real instrument. Featuring a powerful real-time listening engine, easy-to-read graphics, and multi-touch interface – Strumify makes practicing and learning to play fun.

Strumify has built-in support for Guitar, Ukulele, Baritone Ukulele and Mandolin. It works with both acoustic and electric instruments. (Electric instruments require the use of an instrument adapter.)

Strumify will help you become a better musician because it emulates many of things a real teacher does:
– Adapts to your speed and abilities
– Shows you clearly what to do
– Plays it for you so you can hear how it sounds
– Listens as you play,
– Gives you feedback on what you’re doing well and how you can improve

The built-in Progression Maker lets you dial in thousands of combinations of chord progressions and strumming patterns.* Find a sound you like and play along to get in the groove. Strumify will show you the chord diagrams and strumming direction.

Add songs and exercises via in-app purchase, or import your own songs in PowerTab and chopro formats.*

Use the simple yet powerful Song and Progression Editor to quickly edit and save your own songs. Customize progressions and strumming patterns. Share the songs and exercises you create with others via e-mail – great for music teachers, classes and bands!*

(*Note: song import, song/progression editor and full-access to progression maker require In-App Purchase to unlock.)

Strumify will let you slow down the music to match your ability. Or, learn new songs and tricky parts by stepping through them one beat at a time. When you reach the end of a song, Strumify generates a report card showing you your rhythm and pitch accuracy overall, by chord, and even by chord transition.

Other key features:
– Built-in tuner
– Support for multi-track songs and many instrument sounds
– Piano tracks show you which keys to play
– Drum tracks highlight which drums to play on a drum kit view
– Multi-track volume controls.
– Alternate scrolling tablature view
– Built-in help videos.

Works on iPhone4, iPhone4S, iPad, and iPad2 or greater. Also works on iPhone3GS, but very fast complicated music may cause some hiccups.

Strumify is available for free

2011
07/02
Sunrizer Synth For iPad
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Horizon Synth

Sunrizer, otherwise known as Horizon, synth is a virtual analog synthesizer that takes the definition of iOs synthesizer to the next level. Thanks to carefully designed architecture and heavy usage of coprocessor it blurs the boundaries between iOs and hardware synthesizers. Sunrizer was built to perform and works perfectly with any MIDI keyboard or sequencer. A lot of research has been done in order to achieve unheard warmth and clarity.

What’s New in Version 2.5
* Update requires minimum iOS 5.0 *

– New effects: rotary speaker, equalizer as a separate module
– Dual band effects processing
– New filter types: Analog LP12, Waveshaper, Resonator, Resampler, LPF + Resampler, Frequency shifter. Filter key tracking for filter B.
– Stereo filters in parallel mode
– Phrase sequencer
– Keyboard velocity simulation
– ARP: random mode added
– Recordings export via DropBox
– Support for AudioBus v.1.0.1
– 2 banks added: New Horizon and app-sound.com ( 135 new presets )
– Adjustable polyphony
– Bug fixes and performance improvements

Kinda looks like a Roland JP8000

Demo of some presets:

HIGHLIGHTS
· True SuperSaw sound emulation, first found in the legendary Roland JP-8000 synthesizer. SuperSaw is a layered waveform consisting of multiple saw waves which are detuned to create an extremely full and epic sound.
· Two filters per voice with configurable routing. 15 filter types available, including less common like Comb, Formant or Frequency shifter.
· The Morph Group function lets you continuously morph of up to 30 parameters in a sound (including effects), using only the modulation wheel.
· Full support for CoreMidi, MIDI mapping, Virtual Midi Ports and background audio.
· Multi mode lets you multiply oscillators to get unbelievably fat and full sound.

OSCILLATORS
· 2 warm-sounding analog modelled oscillators, 2 sub-oscillators (except SuperSaw). Available waveforms: Saw, PWM pulse,Triangle, SuperSaw, FM (frequency of phase modulation). 6 oscillators per voice in multi-sono mode.
· Oscillator 2 hard-sync and configurable routing
· FM (true frequency modulation) and PM mode
· Osc-mix, ring modulator
· White noise oscillator

FLEXIBLE MULTI FILTERS
· Two independent filters per voice with configurable routing. Filter types: LPF, HPF, BPF, Analog LPF, Notch, Comb, All pass, Power LPF, Power BPF, Wave shaper, Resonator, Resampler, LPF+Resampler, Frequency shifter.
· Configurable routing: serial or parallel with bypass option.
· ADSR envelope, keyboard tracking and full LFO control.

MODULATION
· Two LFOs per voice. It’s possible to assign each LFO to almost any parameter. 3 LFO running modes: trigger, 1 shot, global. 6 waveforms, phase and fade-in knobs.
· The Morph Group function lets you continuously morph of up to 30 parameters in a sound (including effects), using only the modulation wheel.
· Two Modulation ADSR Envelopes for amplitude and filters cutoff.
· Pitch and modulation wheels.

EFFECTS
· A number of effects are built in: distortion, hi-q reverb, chorus, rotary speaker simulation, equalizer, phaser and stereo delay. Dual-band FX processing.

ARPEGGIATOR
· Sunrizer incorporates very powerful programmable arpeggiator. You should think of it more like a small step sequencer.

OTHER FEATURES
· Over 380 presets, 7 additional banks available for FREE in web library (more coming soon)
· Hold button allows you to to keep notes sustaining until you play new notes
· With Chord Memory function you can play the chord by only pressing single keys
· Phrase sequencer
· Compatible with AudioBus
· Adjustable polyphony: 6-20 voices
· Playback modes: poly, solo, arp
· Built-in recorder supporting AudioCopy, DropBox and iTunes file sharing.
· Supports CoreMidi and MidiMobilizer. MIDI key velocity can affect up to 3 parameters.

Sunrizer is available for $9.99

2011
03/24
Crystal Synth XT For iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Crystal Synth iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Crystal XT Synthesizer for the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch

Crystal XT is a full featured semi-modular synthesizer, ideally suited to creating lush evolving soundscapes. Crystal VST has long been a popular synthesizer on the desktop. Crystal XT brings that same powerful synthesis engine to the iPad and iPhone. Crystal XT features MIDI keyboard input via the iPad’s camera adapter or any CoreMIDI-compatible MIDI interface such as the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer and sharing of sounds with the desktop version of Crystal.

What’s New in Version 1.6

Multitasking – Use the Settings app to turn on the CrystalSynthXT Background Audio mode if you’d like Crystal to play audio when in the background, for example to play from a virtual midi controller app.

Note on Virtual MIDI: While this version works with controller apps like StepPolyArp and Genome, we’ve learned there are other controller apps with which it is incompatible. We will have an update with wider compatibility in just a few days.

Positive reviews are always welcome and encourage us to provide updates!

Browse through the included sounds and use the 2 octave keypad to trigger notes to produce evolving, rhythmic, or melodic sounds. Create your own sounds with a single button press using the breed feature. When using an iPad, you can delve into a tweaker’s dream by using the extensive editing features to sculpt sounds to your heart’s content (editing features are only available when used on an iPad).

Crystal features both subtractive synthesis and frequency modulation (FM) synthesis. It offers abundant modulation control with over 90 parameters which may be modulated, multi-stage envelopes with graphical editors, extensive tempo sync of envelopes/lfo rates/delay times, built-in effects for chorus/flanging/comb filtering/echoes, and a band splitter for effects processing by frequency band. Not only that, Crystal has wave sequencing and granular synthesis. The musical applications for Crystal are literally boundless.

With MIDI keyboard input, you can connect a MIDI keyboard to your iPad and play Crystal XT like a hardware synth. Or use a CoreMIDI-compatible MIDI interface such as the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer and connect your MIDI keyboard to Crystal XT on an iPhone.

With patch sharing you can create sounds on your iPad or iPhone while away from the studio, then transfer them to the desktop Crystal when you get back to the studio to use in recording projects. Or, create banks of sounds on the desktop Crystal, then transfer them to the iPad/iPhone Crystal to use in a live performance for a truly portable rig. Use Audio copy/paste to record your performance on Crystal and transfer that performance to another app.

If you don’t need all the features of Crystal XT, try the basic version of Crystal, also available in the app store from Green Oak Software. With the basic version you can browse sounds, play notes, and create new sounds, taking advantage of its powerful semimodular synthesis engine. Crystal XT adds MIDI keyboard input via the iPad’s camera adapter and sharing of patches with the desktop version. Choose the app that is best for you!

Important note for iPhone and iPodTouch users: Crystal XT runs on both the iPad and the iPhone/iPod Touch. Because of the limited screen space on the iPhone however, the editing pages, which contain the edit controls, are not available when running on that device. But on the iPhone you can still browse sounds, play notes from the keypad, create new sounds with the Breed feature, modify patches with the Design feature, and share sounds with desktop Crystal VST.

Crystal Synth is available for $4.99

2011
03/24
Koushion iPad Midi Controller
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Koushion iPad Sequencer

Time to ditch my Tenori-On =)

New iPad MIDI Controller called Koushion. Giving the Tenori-On a run for it’s money.

Koushion (literally “grid sound” in Japanese) is a new kind of MIDI controller for your iPad. While it looks deceptively similar to a simple Tone Matrix, this is no toy. This video demonstration was completely improvised.

Compatible MIDI Connections:

– Automatic integration with other apps via Core MIDI virtual ports

– Control of external MIDI devices via Core MIDI-compatible devices such as the iRig MIDI and Alesis I/O dock

– MIDI over Wi-Fi via Core MIDI network sessions (we DO NOT suggest this method due to latency issues)

Core Features:

– 16 steps per scene – up to 128 steps in chain mode

– 8 scenes with independent MIDI channel per scene, independent key, quantization, and playback mode

– MIDI clock send/receive

– 4 playback modes – single, simultaneous, chain, rebound

– Scale – switch between any major, minor, pentatonic, or chromatic scale

– Adjustable step quantization – 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, and 1/32

– Quantized scene switching

– Tap to set tempo – great for syncing with a live band

– Velocity and gate control

– Monophonic drawing mode – only allows one note per step; great for programming leads

– Optional Dark Theme – reduces eyestrain when working in low-light environments

Kushion is available for $7.99

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