2019
02/17
Photon AU MIDI Sequencer
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Photon AU MIDI Sequencer

Photon AU – Midi Recorder with Pad playback & Groove. Record your midi performances using this audio unit in your DAW then save/export them as standard midi files via email or directly to other apps.

Load midi files using Airdrop (uses the standalone version) & select your track to import in the AU version.

Up to four pads can be loaded with midi file data & played back with variations in transposition, loudness, tempo, parts defined as start/duration

You can also load a midi file as a Groove file to allow it to replace midi timing or velocity in your recorded/loaded midi file thereby conforming your buffer midi to the groove pattern (eg trancegate effects)

Photon MIDI Sequencer Audio Unit

Most controls automated as AU Parameters (quick record, pad controls, pad playback etc)

Full 24 page Manual available here http://amssoftware.org/manual/PhotonManual.pdfIphone version coming soon.

More info HERE

2019
02/17
PolyPhase AU Generative Sequencer
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PolyPhase MIDI Sequencer Audio Unit

PolyPhase is a generative sequencer. Melodies on a Master Track are created on the fly & copied, with phase offsets, to Slave Tracks. This structure, along with the interplay of various probabilities, leads to unique melodies and rhythms.

You can disable the generation of notes & draw your own Sequences, or select some of the randomization functions

Sequence external hardware, other iOS synths, or use the included Wavetable Synthesizer!

PolyPhase AU Generative Sequencer

– 4 independent Sequencers with their own rate, direction, transposition & other properties
– Disable the generation of notes to draw your own, or use some of the intelligent functions provided
– Random Euclid & Drum Sequences
– The Wavetable Synth + FX lets you use PolyPhase even if you don’t own any external Instruments
– Filter notes to a Global Key / Scale and selectable Chord Masks
– Save / Load Presets
– Snapshots for install recall of your Sequences
– Intelligently Randomize and Morph your Sequences & Synth sounds
– Accepts external MIDI clock & can provide clock to other devices
– Audiobus (Audio / State) & Inter-App Audio support

More info HERE

2019
01/29
BLEASS Update Adds New Sounds
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Bleaas app for iPhone and iPad

BLEASS brings music production and performance to its very core: play, perform, compose beats, chords and melodies in a new yet intuitive way thanks to its multitrack sequencer, monophonic & polyphonic synthesizers and drum machines.

What’s new:

1.3.1 Jan 10, 2019
Some UI improvements have been added for a smoother live music making experience.
Two brand new sample packs are now available:
> “CHIPTUNE” : A fine selection of noises, glitches, snares and kicks directly from old dirty chipsets.
> “SPORT” : boxing, kung-fu or formula 1 samples for your sporty tracks.
You can now rate the app or send us feedback through the ABOUT page!

1.3.0 Dec 29, 2018
We’ve added a brand new instrument: CHORDS!
CHORDS is a virtual analog polyphonic synthesizer dedicated to customize, perform and sequence chords on the fly.
Also, many new presets are now available for an improved sonic experience.

FEATURES :

GENERAL FEATURES :
> low-CPU and low-latency iOS-dedicated audio engine
> up to 16 steps per bar
> up to 8 bars per sequence
> separate groove settings per track
> live and song modes
> tap tempo
> speed control for each sequence ( x 0.5 / x1 / x2 )
> solo button for each track
> 2 FX sends
> 4 tracks sequencer
> optimized workflow for a smooth live/studio experience

DRUM MACHINE
> 6 user-customizable samples per track
> sample length, attack, release and pitch settings
> low pass and high pass filters
> post and pre- drive and bitcrusher settings
> velocity settings per step (with random velocity option)
> sample importation via iCloud or Files

MONO SYNTH
> up to 9 virtual-analog synthesizers for each track
> 2 oscillators + 1 noise
> 1 amplifier enveloppe
> 2 filters with 1 enveloppe
> post and pre- drive and bitcrusher
> 2 LFOs
> presets loading

CHORDS
> on the fly chords performance with scales
> up to 4 virtual-analog synthesizers for each track
> 2 oscillators + 1 noise
> amplifier and pitch enveloppe
> 2 filters with 1 enveloppe
> strumming
> bitcrusher
> 2 LFOs
> presets loading

ADVANCED FEATURES
> expression panels (pads or keyboard) with beat repeat
> on the fly sequence recording with automatic quantization
> sample recording (using built-in mic or external sound card)
> iCloud automatic synchronization
> live audio export
> Ableton Link compatibility
> Audiobus 3 & Inter-App Audio compatibility

PRO FEATURES (ONE TIME PURCHASE OR SUBSCRIPTION NEEDED)
You can access all the BLEASS PRO FEATURES either by purchasing the full unlock (pay once and own forever) or by subscribing to BLEASS.
As a PRO user, you gain access to all premium features, all samples and all presets packs, as well as upcoming new features and instruments added continuously:
> Access to all samples packs
> Projects files management : load, save, import, export…
> MIDI in/out
> MIDI LEARN (control changes)
> MIDI sync out
> Presets saving
> MIX panel
> FXs parameters customization : reverb, delay, ping pong delay

SUBSCRIPTION TERMS
By subscribing to the pro features, either for a monthly or yearly period, you agree to our Terms of Service. Your subscription will auto-renew and payment will be charged to you iTunes account unless you cancel it in your Account Settings at least 24-hours before the end of the free trial or current billing period. Manage your subscriptions in Account Settings after purchase.
Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.

MORE INFO HERE https://www.bleass.com/

2019
01/03
Aphelian Electro Funk Demo
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Aphelian iPad app

APHELIAN features a new kind of sequencer, based on a geometrical metaphor. The interface is composed of 4 independent instruments, distributed in the corners. Each instrument has a SHAPE that function as a TIMELINE.

The user can DRAW EVENTS in the TIMELINE to create melodies. The SHAPES are located over a NOTE MAP that defines the NOTE of each EVENT. The SHAPES can be easily transformed using gestures that take full advantage of the touch screen.

Any transformation in the SHAPE results in a predictable modification in the musical composition. APHELIAN offers an amazing balance between joyful exploration and accurate detail control, proposing an organic way to compose music.

Inspired by Johannes Kepler’s geometrical model of the solar system, where the planets play melodies as they orbit the sun assembling a cosmic symphony.

FEATURES
4 orbital sequencer engines.
1 Global Harmonic controller
4 Internal Synthesizers.
1 Internal Drum machine.

SUPPORTS: Inter App Audio, Ableton Link Sync, MIDI OUT per channel (Note on/off and Control Change), Audiobus and Audiobus State

Organize/Backup your sessions and banks through the Files App

Share your sessions using the standard share menu

More info here https://aphelian.io/

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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