2015
11/10
Triqtraq With Ableton Link Preview
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Triqtraq supports Ableton Link

Triqtraq will soon support Ableton Link. Link is a technology that keeps devices in time over a wireless network, so you can forget the hassle of setting up and focus on playing music. Link will soon be available to the wider music-making community as a built-in feature of a growing number of iOS apps.

Triqtraq is a sort of all in one Groovebox type app with an intuitive easy to use interface. It’s perfect for creating beats and sampling.

SUPER QUICK INTERFACE
• Compose and tweak beats fluently in an all-in-one window interface, without ever hitting stop.
• It’s all about touch: build up, vary, mangle and break your patterns with a swipe of your finger.
• Compose up to 16 patterns, and arrange them in the 16 step queue to build entire songs.

TWEAK YOUR (OWN!) SOUNDS
• Have endless fun with the real-time sound manipulation by recording various effect and parameter sliders.
• Add that personal touch and record your own sounds while jamming, with the super fast microphone recording feature.
• Get creative with a large library of over 400 included samples in 4 categories: Drums, Bass, Percussion and Keys.
• Take your custom sample library on the road by importing or pasting sounds from other apps.

GO DEEP WITH THE ADVANCED POSSIBILITIES
• Surprise yourself and make endless variations of one loop: give each of the four channels a different length.
• Every recorded parameter automation can have its own length too, resulting in ever evolving rhythms or melodies.
• Create your own original grooves by changing the swing amount and BPM per step.

SHARE IT & PLAY TOGETHER
• Get your recorded tunes out there and export your tracks to Soundcloud or Mail.
• Move ideas to other apps and store audio recordings on Dropbox (via Open in…).
• Get an even bigger sonic palette by using it along other apps with Audiobus and Inter-app-audio.

What’s New in Version 1.5.3
– User Guide and Kick Start tutorial (in menu)
– reduced latency on the sample pads
– 64-bit support
– removed Korg Wist support
– AudioBus SDK 2.2
– AudioCopy SDK 3

COMING SOON ABLETON LINK

Ableton Link

Key Features:

• Four channels, each containing 8 sample pads
• Up to 16 patterns in one session
• Live input or step editor

• Automation (recording slider movements) of all effects in real-time
• Multi-editing and recording by selecting multiple channels

• Unique amount and speed of sequencer steps per channel (Loop Range)

• Sample swapping during playback
• Sample recording with the internal microphone, also during playback
• Library with more than 400 one-shot samples included
• Queue feature for arranging patterns into a full track
• Real-time switching between patterns
• Export of real-time jams, patterns or queues to SoundCloud, Audio Copy, E-mail or iTunes
• Open In… export option to open recordings in apps like Dropbox
• Import of sounds via iTunes file sharing or Audio Paste

• Audiobus support
• Inter-App Audio: use triqtraq as a generator in Inter-App Audio compatible hosts

• Background Audio option in the App Settings menu
• User manual included

Triqtraq

2015
08/21
Elastic Drums By Mouse On Mars
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The iPad Loops music app blog is proud to share news about apps from Oliver Greschke in collaboration with Mouse On Mars

If you are a fan of classic electronic music from the 1990s and on you might well be familiar with Mouse On Mars. Oliver Greschke and Mouse On Mars have a lovely iOS app company and one his hottest apps to date is Elastic Drums. Elastic Drums is most definitely a one of a kind in its class. Elastic Drums, is a music app with 6 channels of synthesized drum sounds, a step sequencer and 4 fx channels, all tweakable in an elastic way. The sound range is from classical analog beatbox sounds to the weirdest effect drone soundscapes.

What’s New in Version 1.6
– Added Audiobus Remote Triggers and a Jam view to jam with you current preset
– Added 2 new synth-engines: bass and drones
– Lots of great new presets from various users
– Polyrhythms possible with new in between time settings in each sequencer
– Improved Song editing: Move pattern by long tap and dropping somewhere else
– Improved Midi synchronization, especially outgoing sync
– Added Midi input channel
– Simplified synced audio recording
– Preset import works again

Elastic-Drums

Features:
– 6 synth channels with 12 different percussion synth engines (kick, snare, hihat, clap, tom, wobble, fm, fm4, square, grain, synth, drone)
– 12 parameters for each synth engine
– automation for each parameter via knob recording or velocity
– 4 send effect channels with 2×11 mono effects and 2 x 9 stereo effects
– automation for all of the 8 possible effect parameters via xy pad
– master effects (stutter, delay, compressor …)
– 16 step sequencer for the 6 channels, each with it’s own tempo multiplier & length
– record audio and export to Soundcloud or Audioshare
– email audio recordings and presets
– iOS 8 supported
– Audiobus supported
– Inter-App audio (IAA) supported with transport control
– Midi start/stop/sync

Because all sounds get generated in realtime, the app is cpu heavy! iPhones 5 and greater can handle it with no problem, on iPhone 4s effects 3 and 4 get switched off by the engine automatically to save some cpu power. iPhone 4 and iPad1 are NOT recommended!

Elastic Drums is published by MoMinstruments, the instruments app label of Mouse on Mars and friends.

Plans for upcoming versions:
– Midi controller support
– Midi notes recording
– native screen size for iPhone 6, 6+
– new sequencer features (rolls, etc.)
– new synth engines (other percussions, sampler, etc)

Elastic Drums

2015
08/11
Best Sounding Natural Drums For iPad
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DrumPerfect
DrumPerfect – the drum machine that brings real sounding drums to your iPad. DrumPerfect features three extensive editors to easily create very human-like drum sequences:

– An extensive pattern editor in which each individual drum stroke has its own velocity, timing and probability. Each pattern has its own BPM, time signature and beat subdivision settings. Multiple strokes can be linked to a single probabilistic event. Grid view mode facilitates fast setup of new patterns. Play and record new patterns with the velocity-sensitive Live-pad.

– An extensive kit editor with room for up to 16 different drum kits with 16 instruments each. Every instrument consists of up to 16 different user-selectable audio samples. 9 multi-sampled kits included: Jazz-Funk, Acoustic, Dry, Vintage Funk, Garage, Brush, Percussion, and 2 vintage electronic kits. High-quality convolution reverb per kit.

– An extensive song editor in which a song is built of pattern/kit events. Import midi files as DrumPerfect songs.

The “Two-handed” and “Humanize” features give a human feel to the rhythm by modelling the human drummer restrictions and variations. The unique ability to merge patterns of any time signature allows to create new patterns from existing ones. Active CPU Load Control ensures smooth operation, also on iPad2/3 models.

DrumPerfect iPad Drums

DrumPerfect offers extensive options for audio-transfer with other apps:

– Live-audio source for other apps via Audiobus and Inter-App-Audio (IAA). Separate output per instrument. Audiobus State Saving supported.

– Perfect sync with IAA-hosts with linked transport control.

– Audio rendering/upload to AudioShare, AudioCopy2, SoundCloud, Dropbox and other apps via Open-in. Both mixed and separate track export.

– Import of audio samples via iTunes, AudioPaste2 and directly from other apps via Open-in.

– Extensive support for midi-in: core midi (hardware) and virtual midi (software), notes and control messages for remote control, configurable channel and control filters, live note recording and midi file import via iTunes and directly from other apps via Open-in.

– Midi file export to Dropbox and to other apps via Open-in.

– Midiclock sync input with midi song pointer, midi start and midi stop.

DrumPerfect is available for $14.99

2015
06/11
SeekBeats Drum Synthesizer
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SeekBeats drum synthesizer

SeekBeats is a drum synthesizer and sequencer for iOS. iPhone 4S or faster required. Each drum sound has pitch, filter, and amplitude modulation. You can create multiple patterns and randomize parameters as well.

Create 100% synthesized electronic drum loops that sound alive, noisy and musical.

Feel the freedom to tweak the sounds and be able to go back and forth by using snapshots.

Find mutations of the whole sound instantly with one slide of your finger via the randomizer.

Features:

• Eight voices, each with different synth parameters and envelopes.

• Step Sequencer, with velocity for each step that can be mapped to different parameters.

• Randomizer: Mutate the whole sound of your drums instantly with the slide of your finger.

• Snapshots: Feel all the freedom to explore with your sound, go back and forth by taking and recalling snapshots. Change the whole sound of your drums with one tap.

• Sound Banks: Load and save your favorite sounds.

• Stereo Chorus, Global Compression and Global Distortion.

• Supports Audiobus. Inter App Audio.

• MIDI Sync: sync with other apps within the same device, or other devices via WIFI or cable

• MIDI In to trigger drums and patterns (cable connection recommended for quick response)

SeekBeats is available for $11.99

2015
04/09
Diode-108 Drum Machine For iPad
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DIODE-108 is the drum machine you have been waiting for. It’s packed with a variety of built-in vintage, classic, and acoustic kits, but you can easily mix and match the samples provided to make your own custom kits. Or import wav files for even more variety. Once you have built your groove, DIODE-108’s drag-and-drop beat effects make it fun and easy to create beats you’ve never heard before.

Diode-108 Screen

FEATURES
* Drag and drop effects let you put effects on individual beats!
* Drum kits licensed from respected partners. Dubsounds, Samples From Mars, Orange Tree Samples, and 99Sounds.
* 16 drum voices with unlimited patterns that you can arrange into your own songs
* Each pattern can have its own swing and tempo multiplier
* Every voice has PER BEAT control of pan, volume, tone, pitch, decay, compression, and distortion, delay, and reverb.
* Turn NOTE MODE on for any voice and control the musical note (up or down an octave from the original pitch). Great for basslines or pitched percussion
* Wav sample import
* Mix and Match kits (easily substitute any sample in any kit). Want an 808 kick in a 909 kit? No problem.

SEQUENCER
Build your beat on a 16×16 pattern grid. 16 voices is almost twice the number of voices of some of our competitors, and it means that you can have an 808 kit with all the instruments you’re looking for (not just some of them). Set tempo and swing. Several time signatures are supported (and each pattern can have its own).

PADS
Tap your beat on our 4 by 4 array of drum pads. Record into the active pattern, or just play along.

DRUM MACHINE
Unprecedented control over your drum kit. Dial in the settings you want, mix and match samples from different kits, and save out your modified custom kits for use in any song. How much control do you have? An amazing 7 dials for each of the 16 drum voices!

FX
Diode-108’s crown jewel is its drag-and-drop beat FX. Want a reverse cowbell? Want a butcrushed tom? Want a cymbal that performs a pitch dive across several beats? Just drag and drop the effect tokens onto beats, and drag them left and right to cover any beats you like. Turn a long-lasting cymbal into a rhythmic backbone. You have to hear it to believe it! Head over to http://www.vibrantdigitalengineering.com for SoundCloud examples.

SONG
Build up a collection of named patterns from scratch, or import selected patterns from existing songs. Then drag and drop the patterns to build up a song. Each pattern can have its own swing setting and tempo multiplier if you like!

Export your songs as wav files to SoundCloud, DropBox, or iTunes, or send them through Audiobus to other apps on your iPad.

Get Diode-108

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