2019
09/12
Bleass Sidekick Midi Trigger
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Bleass Sidekick Sidechain Compressor

The BLEASS sidekick AUv3 is the only iOS AUv3 effect plugin that offers a kick drum synth and sequencer coupled with a sidechain compressor in order to bring unique and creative dynamics to your music!

All music producers (techno / dubstep / ambient / house / hiphop…) alike will enjoy the instant pumping effect in the mix and the fully customizable kick drum sonic impact brought by the BLEASS sidekick Audio Unit plugin.

This update brings a brand new UI with improved colors and overall feeling.

You now can also trig the kick not only with AU parameters but also with midi notes in hosts such as Cubasis or BeatMaker3!

Inspired by the classic 808 analog sound as well as many other legendary drum machines, the drumsynth features extensive and precise parameters to get punchy / boomy / drum kick sounds:

– kick tuning, decay and volume

– sinus to triangle waveforms

– fine-tuned hardness, body and impact adjustments

– punch envelope with power and decay

– ghost mode (to simulate the sidechain compressor without the sound of the kick)

– trigger mode AU parameter

– trigger mode with external MIDI IN

________Sidechain Compressor / Ducker

– compression triggered by the kick

– threshold, ratio and makeup sliders

– attack and release for precise compression envelope

________Step Sequencer :

– up to 16 steps sequencer

– ternary and binary steps resolution from 8 to 32th.

– adjustable groove (swing)

________Audio Unit :

– All settings accessible via Audio Unit parameters

– Universal compatibility with iOS 10 or higher

– resource-efficient and low CPU usage

By using the treshold and ghost mode parameter, you also can use the BLEASS sidekick either only as a kick drum generator or only as a sidechain compressor.

BLEASS sidekick also includes a standalone version that can be used along an external audio input.

Check out www.bleass.com for video tutorials and demos !

*** NOTE : this is an Audio Unit Effect Plugin (AUv3) which ideally requires a compatible host (such as AUM, Audiobus, GarageBand, BeatMaker 3, Auria or Cubasis) ***

We recommend using quality headphones or studio monitor speakers with a good frequency response

Get Bleass apps here https://apps.apple.com/developer/bleass/id1220444177

2019
08/28
Update: Keystage Midi Controller
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Master instrument controller

KeyStage is a master controller app designed mainly for keyboard players. With KeyStage, you can simultaneously control any number of hardware and software instruments using any number of MIDI controllers in an organized way.

Each project consists of sections (which corresponds to sections of a song). In each section you can change sounds and sound parameters of connected instruments, create complex splits and layers of your keyboard(s), change the functionalities of sliders/knobs/pedals of your MIDI controllers by creating advanced MIDI mappings, view PDF and JPG files (e.g. sheet music) and lyrics, and much more.

What’s New
Version History
Aug 26, 2019 Version 1.3

• Global panel in the Live Console
• In portrait mode, customizable view options in the info unit of the Live Console
• MPE vertical splitting and layering
• Additional advanced MPE control
• You can now change the colors of sections just like tracks
• You can now choose to reset pitchbend signals when a section is activated
• Global Custom Translators with special actions now works even of there are sections with no parts
• Songs and folders are now listed in alphabetical order
• Bug fixes involving accessing the instrument database and reading patchscripts

The live console of KeyStage is optimized for live performances. For each section, you can view one of the five live units in the live console:

1. Info Unit, which show an overview of the section including the keyboard ranges, volumes and pitch translations of each instrument
2. XY Touch Surface, where you can assign control change or pitch bend parameters to x and y axis
3. Lyrics Unit, where you can show the lyrics for the section
4. Media Unit, where you can view PDF and JPG files
5. Piano Unit, which is a virtual MIDI piano with a pitch bend

Try the free Lite version!

LIST OF FEATURES

• Connect any number of MIDI controller to any number of MIDI instruments by creating tracks.
• Assign any region of your keyboard(s) to any connected instrument.
• Change velocity curve and velocity limits, and create velocity splits and layers.
• Transpose notes and restrict notes to any key using pitch shifter.
• Send program change, bank select and control change messages to connected instruments.
• Create instrument presets to easily change sounds of instruments

by choosing patch names from patch lists. KeyStage can also import Cubase Patch Scripts to automatically create instrument presets for your MIDI instruments.

• KeyStage automatically detects new MIDI connections and recommends matching instrument presets from a database.
• Simulate auto-sustain on any connected instrument.
• Change or filter any MIDI signal using custom translators. Use “Relative Control” switch to smoothly change the parameters of your instruments without any jumps.
• Use XY control unit to send control change and pitch bend messages to any connected MIDI instrument.
• Create setlists, quick access all the songs in a setlist from a setlist bar, move to previous/next songs from live console or using external MIDI.
• Create virtual MIDI inputs/outputs for KeyStage.
• Use virtual MIDI piano controller to play connected instruments.
• View PDF and JPG files. Link any page or region of any file to any section.
• Backup and restore your songs and global properties to Dropbox.
• Map special actions (like changing octaves, switching sections, changing pages of a PDF file) to notes and controllers using custom translators.
• Use MPE routing to control any MIDI instrument using MPE controllers like Seaboard. Use custom translators to change the functionalities of each MPE dimension.
• KeyStage supports smooth transitions between sections. Pressed notes will continue to sound when you switch sections.

Get Keystage HERE

2019
07/26
Elastic Drums Adds Outs
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Elastic Drums got a major update with a feature people were asking for a long time already:

With update 2.3 you can now route up to 6 Elastic Drums channels separately into your preferred InterApp Audio host, to use InterApp Audio or AUv3 effects on top of them. You might want to add some great sounding reverbs or delay on a synth of Elastic Drums, or you might want to add some extra compression to the kick, a great room effect on the snare, whatever … with the free update you can do that now 🙂

What many people love about Elastic Drums is, that it already comes with tons of great internal effects (2×13 Mono, 2×11 Stereo), which are playable in a very creative way via the built in XY pad (Kaoss Pad style) and that you can automate/record your tweakings even. But now with Eventide entering the iOS platform with 3 effects, iOS effects are definitely becoming studio-quality. With update 2.3 you can still use Elastic Drums internal effects and go crazy on the XY pad, but now you can also combine that with an Eventide Blackhole reverb on a channel of your choice. When you route an individual channel directly to the host, this channels gets disconnected form ED’s master out and from ED’s effects, to avoid phase shifting effects and audio chaos. Sounds complicated? It’s not not at all …

Version History
2.3 Jul 18, 2019
– Multiple outputs for Inter-App Audio sessions: In Inter-App Audio sessions you can now route the 6 instrument channels of Elastic Drums to external outputs, to add additional effects to them. When routed to an external output the signal is removed from the master output.

– Update to Audiobus 3.0.7 SDK

Get Elastic Drums HERE

2019
07/05
Spectrum Free Synthesizer App
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Spectrum free synth for iOS

Spectrum is a collection of Audio Unit ports of popular eurorack synthesizer modules. To use Spectrum, load the Audio Units in your DAW or AU host of choice, like Audiobus, GarageBand or AUM. The app itself makes no sound.

Included are:

Spectrum – Multi-mode 8-voice polyphonic oscillator featuring 14 high quality oscillator algorithms
Modal – Modal synthesis. Bowed, Blowed, and Struck sounds through a 64-band resonator. Also included as an effect.
Resonator – 7 beautiful string generation algorithms. Also included as an effect
Granular – Granular sampler, looper, pitch shifter, reverb effect.

Each audiounit also features:

– modulation LFO
– modulation ADSR envelope
– XY touchpad (except on Modal)
– 2-source modulation matrix allowing for complex and evolving patches.
– MIDI CC control of parameters
– Loadable as an AudioUnit effect (except Spectrum)

Spectrum contains DSP code provided under the MIT open source license by Mutable Instruments.

Get Spectrum for free HERE

2019
06/06
Dexed FM Synth AU
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Dexed FM Synth for iPad

An iOS port of Dexed, an FM Synthesizer. Comes with AudioUnit AUv3 plugin for GarageBand and other apps like AUM. iOS Midi, bluetooth MIDI supported, get a camera kit and plug in through USB. Dexed is a multi platform, multi format plugin synth that is closely modeled on the Yamaha DX7. Dexed is also a midi cartridge librarian/manager for the DX7. More information on the original Dexed soft synth here https://asb2m10.github.io/dexed/

Multi platform (OS X, Windows or Linux) and multi format (VST, AU, LV2)
The sound engine music-synthesizer-for-android is closely modeled on the original DX7 characteristics
144 DAW automatable DX7 parameters available from one single panel
Fully supports DX7 input and output Sysex messages; including controller change. This means that you can use this with a native DX7/TX7 as a patch editor and sysex manager
Each operator have a realtime VU meter to know which one is active
Can load/save any DX7/TX7 sysex programs. It is also possible to save a single program into a different sysex file.

Get Dexed HERE

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