Keystage Master Controller App
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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.

1.2 Jan 18, 2019
• Instrument presets database with auto suggestions
• Setlist management
• Virtual MIDI ports
• Default track color and channels for each MIDI alias
• You can mute/unmute tracks by double tapping on them
• You can control master volume multiplier using custom translators and X/Y console
• Custom translators can now manipulate program change messages
• You can use program change messages to change sections and songs (in setlist mode)
• Portrait mode now shows the control console for parts, tracks, section and the song
• Master volume multipliers lower range is changed to 0
• Bug fixes involving detailed view, undo/redo operations and the solo button

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! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keystage-lite/id1437899019?ls=1&mt=8

• 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.

More info and download here https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keystage/id1406132634

New Synth EG WaveShaper
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WaveShaper synthesizer for iOS

EG WaveSHAPER is the first synthesizer that lets you create your sound with a finger.

Draw the waveform on the screen or shape a builtin one, mix it with a classic analog oscillator and a sub oscillator and automate all the knobs with 2 drawable LFOs and 2 ENVs

‘Waveshaping is a synthesis-and-transformation technique that turns simple sounds into complex sounds’

2 wavetables can be designed and morphed to create unique and dynamic sounds under your finger, choosing the morph attack and release; complex spectra can be created waveshaping the oscillator and introducing non linear distortion, rich harmonics and a tube-vacuum behaviour.
The hybrid Waveshaping/Wavetable engine lets you combine a wavetable oscillator with a classic oscillator and a sub oscillator, to add additional sound layers and depth.

2 Lfo and 2 Envelopes with indipendent time can be assigned to virtually any of the synth parameters. They can also be graphically designed with the touch of your finger or you can choose among the builtin envelopes.

– Hybrid Wavetable/Waveshaping engine
– Draw your wavetable oscillator with your finger
– 100+ presets (Pad, Lead, Bass and Fx)
– 30+ builtin waveforms to use and modify
– 2 LFOs and 2 ENVs assignable to any parameter
– FX: Reverb, Delay and EG Crush
– Detune osc to create huge unison sounds
– FM and Noise with configurble FM Ratio and Noise eq
– VCF and Reso filters
– Complete presets management with export and share
– Core MIDI: MIDI in, MIDI CC, MIDI channel pressure control
– AU3 with full knobs parameters automation
– Universal for iPad & iPhone

More info here https://www.elliottgarage.com/

Geoshred Pro now AUV3
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GeoShred Pro Version 3.0, is an exciting update to the award-winning GeoShred musical instrument for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch NOW WITH AUv3 plugin support for devices running iOS 11.4 or greater.

What’s new:
– Rewritten for AUv3 support.
– Added support for cloud based file storage.
– Numerous bug fixes.

GeoShred is an expressive musical instrument with a multi-touch performance surface, coupled with an advanced physical model of a guitar. A fusion of Wizdom Music’s Geo Synthesizer user interface (Jordan Rudess), and moForte’s powerful, modeled guitar and effects chain based on the next generation Physical Modeling research of Dr. Julius O. Smith III of Stanford/CCRMA. Add to that, incredible support for MIDI/MPE which makes GeoShred both a powerful synth and a formidable MIDI/MPE controller!

With GeoShred 3.0, everyone can shred using the diatonic playing surface! You can Shred the Blues and never hit a wrong note. Slide your finger in any direction and let the magic happen using a scale that fits perfectly against a backing track

Seamlessly move between fretless and diatonic modalities in a magical musical way using our isomorphic and diatonic playing surface and groundbreaking intelligent pitch rounding.

GeoShred is NOT just another app. GeoShred is a powerful, musical instrument that offers a performance environment on a multi-touch surface unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.

GeoShred Pro Version 3.0 Features Include:
• A fluidly expressive playing surface + a Physically modeled guitar
• Au3 plugin support on devices running iOS 11.4 or greater
• Intelligent pitch rounding
• A diatonic keyboard where every key on the screen is in the scale.
• MIDI IN/OUT and MPE support
• MIDI control using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, virtual MIDI and all digital interfaces
• MIDI configuration presets
• 3D touch on iPhones that support 3D touch
• Customizable control surface can be mapped to physical MIDI Controls
• Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support.
• Backing tracks from the iTunes library
• Multiple Modeled effects
• Modeled feedback and VCF effects
• Echo, a unique looper and multi-tap echo
• Finger vibrato, slide and fret scraping
• Unique mono mode using intervals of multiple strings.
• Built in Arpeggiator
• Alternative tunings
• Support for world scales and temperaments including Indian Ragas, Arabic and Balinese scales.
• Easily share presets with friends

More info here http://www.wizdommusic.com/products/geoshred.html

Elsa Sampling Keyboard App
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Elsa is a retro style sampling keyboard with tempo based looping. Record, save, load, reverse samples with a multi octave on screen keyboard or plug in your core midi device of choice, soft- or hardware. Elsa comes with three built in effects, a reverb, a resonant filter and a sample rate/bit crusher. Samples are looped in three different modes, one off, forward and/or forward-reverse. The start and end of playback also comes in three modes, one set of start and stop for all, one set per note and/or one set per octave, allowing for many different types of samples. Additionally at playback time, sample length can also be controlled by a set of sample dividers, 1-8.

What’s NEW:
1.8Nov 3, 2018
+ Adding AUv3 support, run as a plugin in multiple host apps.
+ Adding AUv3 host beat/tempo sync.
+ Adding additional mode that switches off pitch length compensation, allowing single cycle waveforms.
+ Redesigning arpeggio view to always be visible.
+ Adding lfo to sample crush and filter.
+ Updating bit crush to allow non integer bit settings.
+ Changing filter to run one per voice and relative cut off frequency instead of one absolute filter.
+ Adding new presets.
+ Adding preset and audio sharing capability, drag n drop from files app.
+ Fixing midi buffer quirk seen with some controllers, for example Roli seaboard


+++ Sample keyboard
+++ Tempo based looping
+++ ADSR
+++ Bit/sample rate crush
+++ Reverb
+++ Resonant band pass filter
+++ Record, trim, normalise, reverse, pre note shift, zoom
+++ Multi octave keyboard
+++ 3 loop modes (one off, forward, forward-reverse)
+++ 3 start/stop modes (one for all, one per note, one per octave)
+++ Playback length dividers (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8)
+++ Arpeggiator
+++ Presets, save/load settings
+++ Import/export ACP 2.0
+++ AUv3
+++ Inter app audio
+++ Audiobus
+++ Core Midi
+++ Link

Get Elsa here http://www.humbletune.com/elsa/

Riffer melody generator for iOS
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Riffer Melody Generator For iOS

Riffer is a creative MIDI sequencer that generates random patterns and melodies for you. Designed to feed any Synth, Sampler, Drum Machine and anything that accepts MIDI signal both software and hardware. You can choose scales, complexity, steps, start and end points, playback motion, set pitch, transpose, measures and many more.

Generate fresh ideas, sequences, melodies, riffs and musical patterns. Turn them into something of your own, or let it run endlessly using the Infinity mode. Riffer is built both for studio and live performance. The app includes a huge variety of scales, from western to eastern and you can save your favorite Riffs for quick access.

Featuring MIDI output support over WiFi or MIDI cable. Riffer also supports Ableton Link for tight sync between apps on the same network.

Get Riffer here https://audiomodern.com/shop/plugins/riffer/


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