2017
03/11
Orsilus iOS DAW With Online Collaboration
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Orsilus is new DAW for iOS that integrates a powerful yet streamlined solution for collaborating online. Korner Stone is the hub of collaborating with other users over the internet. With Korner Stone you can add friends, bandmates and remote collaborators to your friends list so that you can share presets, audio files, bounces and even your entire project. Use the instant messaging based conversation system to communicate with your collaborators. Don’t worry your music is secure with a HTTPs file transfer via Dropbox.

Features:
Visual Mixer – A Unique visual representation of your song’s space.
Traditional Mixer – The old school knob and fader based mixer with effects per channel.
Qwarts Beat – A new circular take on the drum machine and sequencer.
Collaboration – Korner Stone is the new home of collaboration.
Song Arranger – A basic audio and event clip arranger.

The Orsilus audio engine provides support for iOS Class Compliant Audio interfaces. It’s 64-Bit floating point mix engine is practically limitless in terms of head room and precision. You can record up to 48 Audio Channels with up to 16 Aux Channels. Each channel has it’s own effects rack.

What really makes Orsilus stand out from the rest is it’s unique visual mixer interface. The visual mixer allows you to control instrument volume with the vertical axis and pan with the horizontal axis. A color spectrum helps visualize track volume and frequency.

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2017
02/03
Caustic 3 Update Loaded With New Features
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Caustic 3 is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizer/sampler rigs. Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices. If you don’t already have Caustic you should get it for the price it’s an amazing app packed with everything you will need to write music on an iOS device.

What’s New in Version 3.2.0
New machine: SawSynth (Polyphonic supersaw-type synth)

New “melody helper” to lock keyboards to scales
Support for more time signatures (3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 6/4, 7/4) from the song page and in pattern editors
Tool to create new PCMSynth instruments by merging your rack.

Keyable BPM

New effects:
– Octaver
– Vibrato
– Tremolo
– AutoPan

Machine improvements:
PCMSynth: Stereo sample support
Modular: Added stereo out to machine input component
Bassline: Custom waveform support
8BitSynth: Random equation generator

Sequencer:
Patterns show preview of notes
Quick jump table replaces machine list
Create machine by double tapping empty slot
Automation editor workflow visual crosshairs

Wave editor enhancements:
– Stereo support
– Effect support
– Timestretch/pitchshift
– BPM detection
– Insert silence
– Time ruler w/snap

Added mixer + transport MIDI mappings

Added support for using MIDI notes as CC triggers

Effect bypass is now keyable

Improved typing keyboard with uppercase/lowercase support

New loop and stem export options

More keyboard key width options for large screens

Create your rack by adding up to 14 machines from a choice of:

* Subsynth – Virtual analog subtractive synthesizer
* PCMSynth – Multi-sample wave synthesizer
* BassLine – 303-like monosynth
* BeatBox – 8-channel sampling drum machine
* PadSynth – Harmonic table pad synthesizer
* 8BitSynth – 8bit equation solver synthesizer
* Modular – Fully configurable and routable synthesizer
* Organ – Tonewheel organ with rotary speaker
* Vocoder – 8-band harmonic vocoder
* FMSynth – DX-style 3-operator fm synthesizer
* KSSynth – Karplus-Strong string modeling synthesizer
* SawSynth – Supersaw-type synthesizer

The app also includes:

* Effects rack supporting 2 effects per machine (20 effect types).
* Mixer desk with EQ, panning and global Delay/Reverb effects.
* Master section with effect slots, parametric EQ and limiter.
* Song sequencer

AudioBus support for Input and Output slots.
AudioCopy Paste + AudioShare support for import and export.

Supports automation recording on most controls and includes powerful editors for modifying automation curves.

Users can record their own WAV files for use in the PCMSynth, BeatBox, and Vocoder or import files through iTunes file sharing, ACP, AudioShare, or the built-in FTP server.
Supports all uncompressed WAV files (8-16-24-32bit, any sampling rate).
The PCMSynth can also load SoundFont files (.sf2), SFZ and FL/Xewton instruments (.instr, .ZIP)

“Open In..” import support for all preset types, .WAV, .SF2 and .MID.
(MIDI (.mid) files can be imported as raw sequencer note data.)

Supports CoreMIDI and virtual MIDI for note, velocity and CC data. (be sure to set “Enable background audio” in advanced options to use virtual MIDI)

See the in-app help section for dozens of informative tutorial videos and full online manual.

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2016
09/22
Cubasis 2 iPad DAW Features Time Stretching And More
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Cubasis iPad DAW

Cubasis 2 equals ease of use and is as powerful as a fully featured iOS-based music production system can be pushing your capabilities out of limits. Whether you’re capturing simple ideas or complex musical masterpieces — It ships with outstanding, touch-optimized tools carrying you into the fun of recording, editing, mixing and sharing your music with the world right away. Get fascinated by the brand new features that Cubasis 2 comes with such as real-time time-stretch and pitch shift, a studio-grade channel strip, Spin FX, massive instrument refills and many more powerful features. Put hands on three internal instruments, numerous loops and instrument sounds to creatively lift your music to perfection using the included mixer and effects. Once recorded, share your music with the world via a simple tap or transfer it directly to Cubase.

What’s New in Version 2.0
• A Refreshed User Interface – Enjoy profound usability by straightforward workflows
• Real-time Time-Stretch – Tempo match audio loops to your song’s tempo in a snap
• Pitch shift with formant correction – Easily change keys of any tracks and tune them to perfection
• A studio-grade channel strip – Reach true sound perfection for all channels
• Spin FX – Tweak and mash-up your tracks with DJ-like breaks, stops and stutters
• MicroSonic TAPE instruments – Perfectly recreate trademark sounds from the ’60s era
• 76 new Micrologue presets – Lay down your tracks with cutting-edge modern synth sounds
• Factory loops tempo match – Enjoy the freedom to use included audio loops at any tempo
• MIDI Auto Quantize – Sync MIDI tracks with the beat while recording
• Ready for iOS 10 – Cubasis 2.0 is fully tested and proven iOS 10 compatible

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Key features
• Unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks
• 24 assignable physical inputs and outputs
• 32-bit floating point audio engine
• Audio I/O resolution of up to 24-bit/96 kHz
• iOS 32- and 64-bit support
• Real-time time-stretch and pitch shift featuring zplane’s élastique 3
• Micrologue virtual analog synthesizer with 126 ready-to-go presets
• MicroSonic with over 120 virtual instrument sounds based on HALion Sonic, Haliotron and Allen Morgan drum kits
• MiniSampler to create your own instruments (includes 20 factory instruments)
• Mixer with studio-grade channel strip per track and 16 effect processors
• Fully automatable DJ-like Spin FX effect plug-in
• Over 550 MIDI and time-stretch-capable audio loops
• Virtual keyboard, chord- and drum pads
• Sample Editor and Key Editor with MIDI CC support
• MIDI Auto Quantize
• Automation, MIDI CC, program change and aftertouch support
• Export to Cubase, iCloud Drive, external hard drives, wireless flash drives, Dropbox, SoundCloud, AudioCopy and email
• Core Audio and Core MIDI compatible hardware supported
• MIDI over Bluetooth LE support
• Full Audio Unit, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support to use compatible apps as insert/send effects and virtual instruments or simply record their audio output
• Import audio from your iTunes music library or iCloud Drive or iTunes file sharing, use AudioPaste or set up a Wi-Fi server in Cubasis
• Audio mixdown and MIDI export
• MIDI clock and MIDI thru support

Cubasis 2

2015
12/03
Auria Pro Professional DAW For iPad
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Auria Pro

Auria Pro is a professional level DAW for iPad. With professional-level features like comprehensive MIDI support, built-in sampler player and analog synths, real-time audio warping, AAF import/export, powerful busing, and optional third-party plug-in support from names like PSP, FabFilter, Overloud and Drumagog, Auria Pro clearly sets a new standard for mobile music production.

Auria Pro Midi

FEATURES:
• Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks
• Lyra multi-format sample player with a free downloadable 4GB sample library. Lyra is a true disk streaming sampler, capable of playing multi-GB sample instruments. Supports SFZ, EXS and SF2
• FabFilter Twin2 and One analog synthesizers included
• Up to 24 tracks of simultaneous recording when used with compatible audio interfaces (Lightning to USB Camera adapter required)
• Real-time audio warping using élastique Pro v3, allows audio tracks to be stretched in real time.
• Powerful audio busing system allows flexible routing of audio between tracks, subgroups and Auxes.
• Piano roll editor
• Tempo and Time-signature Tracks
• Real-time MIDI parameters allow immediate control over MIDI tracks
• Comprehensive MIDI processing functions
• Groove quantizing, includes a free set of DNA grooves from Numerical Sound (additional grooves available for purchase).
• User groove extraction from MIDI and audio tracks
• Audio quantizing
• Audio transient to MIDI conversion
• Transient slicing
• Project templates
• Support for external iOS-compatible Hard Drives for project backup
• 24-bit recording
• Vintage-inspired ChannelStrip on every channel by PSPAudioware includes expander, multiband EQ and compressor
• MasterStrip on all subgroup and master channels featuring PSPAudioware BussPressor, EQ and mastering limiter
• 64 bit double-precision floating point mixing engine
• Third party plug-in support available via in-app purchase
• MIDI Sync support with MTC Chase, MIDI Clock and MMC
• MIDI Remote Control (Mackie MCU and HUI protocol)
• Supports sample rates of 44.1KHz, 48KHz and 96KHz
• AAF import and export allows transferring complete sessions between popular DAWs like Logic, Pro Tools, Nuendo, Samplitude and others
• StereoDelay, StereoChorus, ClassicVerb and Convolution Reverb plugins included
• 8 Assignable subgroups and 6 aux sends
• Time Stretching using ZTX technology and élastique Pro v3
• Real-time audio scrubbing
• Flexible snapping tools allow snapping to events, cursor, bars, beats and more
• DropBox, Audiobus, IAA, SoundCloud and Audio Copy/Paste support
• Track freeze for minimizing CPU usage
• Full automation support
• True 100mm faders when used in Portrait Mode
• Adjustable pan law
• Auto-punch mode
• Full delay compensation on all tracks, subgroups, busses and aux sends
• Adjustable metering modes, including pre or post fader, RMS and peak
• Sample accurate looping
• Automatic sample rate conversion

REQUIREMENTS:
iPad 4 or later
iOS 6.0 or later
USB audio interfaces require Apple Lightning to USB Camera adapter

Auria Pro

2012
06/28
MultiTrack DAW For iPad
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The power of a digital audio workstation in the palm of your hand. Release your creativity with up to 24 high quality audio tracks. Record multiple takes, harmonies, solos, and experiments. No more worrying about bouncing – each instrument can have its own track.

Build new songs just like in a real recording studio, with the monitoring and overdubbing capabilities of MultiTrack DAW. Move and trim audio until it’s perfect, and mix the sound until it’s just right. Share your creations with iTunes File Sharing, Wifi, email, and SoundCloud.

What’s New in Version 4.3.3
Preamp gain controls how much signal is sent to IAA track effects.
Effect Knob drag types (horizontal, vertical, or both). Option available in Settings App.
IAA Track effects now work on underlying regions of armed tracks as well as input monitor.
“Sound Copy” App Extension, converts audio to wav and copies to the general pasteboard from outside MultiTrack, including ogg files.
Tempo Controller redesign, separate spinner controls for Ruler type and Display type, ‘Accent’ button to accent the first beat of the bar.
Custom metronome sound (drop a short wav file into the Documents folder named ‘metronome.wav’. Max duration for metronome sound is 0.1 seconds. Accent sound is created automatically by pitching up the sound.)
MultiTrack now rotates 5 backups of a project. If anything goes wrong, the latest backup is loaded.
Improved Input Selector box now groups core audio inputs, IAA effects, generators, instruments, and Audiobus sources.
Waveform previews are now built while recording, instead of after. No waiting for a lengthy preview build after long audio recordings.
Bins and Regions are named by track and take number, or audiobus source port names.
MultiTrack can now be launched into the background, when hosted from another app.
Now supports retina 3x displays on iPhone 6+, 6S+, and 7+ (5 tracks visible). iPad pro displays 11 tracks landscape and 15 tracks portrait.
Bluetooth A2DP and Airplay now works for iOS 10 devices (enabled in the Menu).
Non-Exclusive solo, now you can solo as many tracks as you want.
‘IN’ volume meter now displays up to 24 input channels on iPad and 3x iPhone
Select from the 3 different built-in microphones on newer devices.
Reworked IAA plugin system for better stability and compatibility with particular apps.
Updated for iOS 10. Audiobus 3 ready.

INPUT OPTIONS

MultiTrack has a wide range of input capabilities, including the built-in mic, headset mics, and USB interfaces and mics. Please see our support forum for a list of supported input devices.

AUDIO FILES

File types for import include mp3, wav, aac, m4a, aif, and m4a. MultiTrack now offers 7 ways to get audio files in and out: iTunes File Sharing, Wifi, Copy/Paste, “Open in…”, Email, Music Library Import, and SoundCloud.

FEATURES

8 stereo audio tracks, upgradable to 24.
Up to 24 bit / 96kHz, professional quality sound for each track.
Inter-App Audio – Generators, Instruments, and Effects supported.
Audiobus 2.0 – Can be used as a sender for any track or master out. Supports saving and restoring state.
Non-linear, non-destructive editing using Regions and Bins.
Per track Compressor and EQ (2 bands parametric, 2 bands shelving)
Sweet Reverb and configurable stereo Delay available as bus effects.
Supports up to 16 inputs simultaneously (USB hardware required)
Grid View with Snap to easily align regions.
Freeze tracks for improved performance and to free up the IAA plugins for use on other tracks.

Metronome adjustable from 40 to 240 BPM
Time Signatures (2/2, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 7/4, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 11/8 and 12/8)
Ruler showing bars/beats/divisions/ticks or timecode.
Individual controls for volume, pan, mute and solo.
Volume faders have +12db of gain boost.
Fade in and out per region (editable fade points)
Input selection allows splitting stereo input onto 2 mono tracks.
Ability to monitor the input signal with effects.

Opens email attachments or audio on web pages (mp3, m4a, AAC, wav, aif, ogg)

Bounce Regions using multi-region copy and paste.
Looping with the Loop Markers.

Hotbox popup control with context sensitive buttons.
Audio Browser allows preview of audio files in the song.
Snap, Punch, Input Monitor, Auto Input, Undo and Redo, and many more features.
Smart Snap displays red vertical lines with exact snapping placement, snaps to any other region or ruler line.

MORE FEATURES

Beautifully rendered waveforms at multiple zoom levels.
Low latency VU meters for each track.
32 bit / 64 bit audio processing.
Multi-touch pinch/zoom support.
Unified Copy/Paste system means internal copying works in other apps.
Latency compensation with selectable buffer sizes.
Recorded material perfectly synced with other tracks.
Fades use quadratic interpolation in dB space.
Fully Bit Transparent when faders set to 0dB.
Zip compression of song projects for backup/restore.
Sharing of Zipped songs with AirDrop or “Open In…”

Native iPad support (landscape and portrait, up to 11 tracks visible)
USB Audio using Camera Connection Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter.

Wav, Ogg, and m4a compression for Wi-Fi download, mixdown, email attachments, and SoundCloud upload.

“Sound Copy” app extension allows copying audio to the General Pasteboard (Intua format) from outside MultiTrack.

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MultiTrack Daw Screenshot

MultiTrack DAW is available for $9.99

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