2018
10/04
Groove Rider GR-16 Groovebox Update
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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). Check out the patterns demo video:

What’s New
Version History
Oct 1, 2018 Version 1.6.3
In this version (1.6.3):
– added nested folders support for the imported user samples. Now you can browse your samples tree not being limited to nesting level or folder name length;
– import .zip function now imports your samples into GR-16 documents folder, preserving full subdirectory tree from given zip file (previously, all subdirectories were merged into one during import);
– bug fixed: Copy/Paste patterns function was not working properly after last update;
– minimal improvements in the Arpeggiator: Up, Down and Random modes are now also affecting the arpeggiator’s octaves, not only key order as it was before;
– fixed: Midi In now ignores incoming midi channel notes, if corresponding part’s Mutes are ON;
– fixed: “-0.00” parameter value issue which sometimes appeared in the adjustable Settings parameters.

In previous update (1.6.2):
– User patterns bank is now subdivided into several sub-banks (4 x 64 by default), for easier pattern navigation. You can change the subdivide factor from the Settings menu -> User sub-banks parameter;
– now you can hold “Part ->” or “<- Part" button and tap a Pad, to instantly select desired Part; - crash bug fixed, when trying to use "Delete All User Patterns" utility; also when importing previously saved user bank from .bank.gr16 file; - now tapping a Pad will not switch off the Shift Lock. It can be useful when tweaking knobs with Shift Lock On, while hitting Pads to hear the effect. Get Groove Rider GR-16 here https://www.jimaudio.pro/grooverider/

2018
07/29
Sunvox Update Is Huge
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SunVox iPad App

SunVox is the most powerful music creation tool for iOS. It is a small and fast cross-platform modular synthesizer with pattern based sequencer (tracker).

v1.9.4 (29 jul 2018):

* user files are now available through the Files app;
* partial USB/Bluetooth keyboard support (no key release, no Home/End, no F1/F2/…);
* improved iPhone X display support;
* sound engine optimization;
* indicating the modules whose controllers are tied to the MIDI;
* additional slider for scrolling the controllers when there is not enough space on the screen;
* spectrogram has been added to the to the spectrum analyzer;
* detailed settings of the spectrum analyzer are now available through the main menu -> Preferences -> Modules;
* Amplifier: new controller “Gain” for high amplification (x100, x1000 and higher);
* Analog Generator: new option “True zero attack/release” – turn it on when you need a very fast (instantaneous) zero attack or/and release;
* Analog Generator: new waveforms: “noise with spline interpolation (sampler)”, “white noise”, “pink noise”, “red noise”, “blue noise”, “violet noise”, “grey noise”;
* Compressor: new mode “peak zero latency” for compression/limiting without delay; modes “peak” and “RMS” operate with a delay of 1 ms;
* Distortion: new types: “foldback2”, “foldback3”, “overflow”;
* GPIO: max number of pins is increased to 256;
* LFO: new waveform “random interpolated” (same as random (5), but with a smoother transition between the signal levels);
* DrumSynth: three additional panning controllers for the bass, hihat and snare;
* Kicker and DrumSynth: panning controller can now be set locally (for each note separately);
* Kicker: “Boost” (old name – “Vol.addition”) controller works again after it was accidentally broken in SunVox 1.6 🙂 (base SunVox version in the project properties must be 1.9.4 or higher);
* Timeline: new function “set restart position” – use it to change the position which the project should restart from after the project end;
* pattern effect 03 (slide to note): default speed value (XXYY) is 256 (100 in hex);
* new pattern effect 24: take a note from line XXYY on the same track; if the note to the left of the effect is specified, it will be used as the transposition value (relative to C5: c5 – one semitone higher, C4 – one octave lower, etc.); if the module number is missing, then the module number from line XXYY will be used;
* new pattern effect 25: take a random note from the range of lines XX..YY (inclusive) on the same track;
* new pattern effect 26: take a note from track XXYY on the same line;
* new pattern effect 27: take a random note from the range of tracks XX..YY (inclusive) on the same line;
* new pattern effect 28: take a note from line XXYY on track 0;
* new pattern effect 29: take a random note from the range of lines XX..YY (inclusive) on track 0; see example “pat effect 29 random note from trk0”;
* module remapping: “pattern” button has been added;
* dialog window shortcuts: Y or ENTER = first button on the left; N = second button; ESC = cancel; 1…9 = buttons from left to right;
* if you enter the file name “exporttest” when exporting to WAV, the SunVox engine speed test will be performed (without saving to disk);
* new keyboard shortcut: CTRL + SHIFT + N – new project;
* new keyboard shortcut: SHIFT + F10 – play from the pattern cursor;
* new instruments: keyboard/NR SuperSaw (lo-fi), analog11, analog12, pads/analog_distorted2, wind/NR Sax;
* new instruments and effects from other users (see the instruments and effects folders);
* new simple examples: idm, pat effect 29 random note from trk0;
* various small changes and improvements;
* updated version of SunVox library for developers;
* bug fixes.
* MultiCtl: new controllers “Response” and “Sample rate” to smoothly change the output value; response=1000 – immediate change; response 1000 – smooth change; optimal sample rate = 150Hz, please avoid higher values without the urgent need;

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2018
05/13
Medly Import Audio Drag and Drop
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Medly takes a new approach to the way music is made, letting both seasoned and new musicians make epic music. Just pick your instruments, draw notes, record & sing, and drag & drop one of over 700 loops or samples.

Version History
May 10, 2018 Version 4.1
:: Audio Import ::

– You can now import your audio files into Medly!
– Browse files and select the ones to import
– Drag & Drop one or more files from other apps (available on iPads running iOS 11)
– Or quickly reuse a recently imported audio file
– View, play, and trim your clips before importing
– Support for a wide variety of formats
– Available for purchase as part of the Master Collection

:: Other Improvements ::

– Audio clips in Medly take up less processing power

READY TO HANDLE YOUR MUSIC
Medly breaks up your song into Sections that you can easily pick up, move, delete, copy, and link together to make loops. Then arrange your Sections, using up to 24 instrument tracks, to make epic music.

INSTRUMENTS & LOOPS
Start off with 16 free instruments, and unlock 142 more across a variety of genres in the Medly Store. Combined with over 700 fully editable note loops and professionally recorded vocals and audio samples, providing near infinite possibilities.

SHARE AND PLAY
Quickly upload your song to SoundCloud, or share it as a video, audio, MIDI, or Medly file. You can also connect Medly to other apps using Audiobus, Inter-App Audio or play in time using Ableton Link.

MIXER & EFFECTS
Mix and customize your sounds using our built-in effects and filters. Add fades and pitch bends using automation, a graph editor that lets you change an effect over time.

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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
04/27
Auxy Studio Big Update
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Auxy is designed to remove friction and make sure technology won’t stop you from being creative. Our goal is to help you develop as a producer and turn your musical ideas into finished tracks. Real tracks that people want to dance to.

Introducing a redesigned scene view and a number of improvements to simplify track making:
– The scene view can now be open while you arrange loops
– New play controls let you skip between scenes and toggle loop mode on/off without opening the scene view
– Loop and scene previews have been redesigned to make things easier to find
– Loops can now be labeled
– New color options added for instruments
– Each row of loops now fills the entire screen width
– Loops that are not active in any scene will get slightly dimmed and thereby easier to find if you want to delete unused loops in a project
– You can now solo an instrument while while you tweak the sound
– Sound tweaks can now be accessed in the loop editor
– Long-press a sample slot to copy and paste it
– Tap the tempo slider to change the tempo one BPM at a time
– The maximum tempo has been increase to 300 BPM
– Exported stems and MIDI files should now have proper names

Please note that the export options have been moved to the settings page!

Also note that we have replaced the original demo sounds with a smaller set of “free” sounds. The main reason is that we want to increase the quality of the sounds that new users get to test. We also want to make it clear that Auxy is a premium app and we are committed to building an awesome experience for paying users. Thank you all for supporting!

CREATE AND MIX LOOPS
Make melodies and beats with the super smooth loop editor—carefully designed to make the step from idea to music as short as possible. Build complete tracks by mixing loops into scenes.

FIND THE RIGHT SOUNDS
Subscribe to access a massive sound library with thousands of high quality samples and hundreds of multi-sampled instruments. New content is added monthly and you can import your own samples.

MIX WITH PRECISION
Each sound has a set of carefully crafted effects and custom controls for tuning it just right. All the controls can be automated over time for perfect mix control.

EXPORT ANYWHERE
Tracks can be uploaded straight to SoundCloud or exported as video. You can also export MIDI files or audio stems and continue working in apps like FL Studio and Ableton Live.

JAM WITH FRIENDS
Auxy supports the Ableton Link standard, which lets you jam in sync with other apps and devices that are connected to the same Wi-Fi.

JOIN THE COMMUNITY
Explore the Auxy Feed where we post creative challenges, featured tracks and projects that you can download and remix. Join the Auxy community and find other producers to collaborate with.

MADE IN SWEDEN
Auxy is built by a small team in Sweden. Our mission is to put a studio in everyone’s pocket and push music forward as an artform.

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