2018
07/12
Hexaglyphics Noise Generator
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Hexaglyphics Noise Generator For iPad

Hexaglyphics is a 13-bit noise generator with an interface based on an original alphabet for hexadecimal values. It can turn gestures into a wide range of noise sweeps, beeps, zaps/clicks, squarish oscillations and abstract sounds.

– Multitouch control zone with frequency of the noise oscillator on the x axis and (linear) amplitude on the y axis. The data of multiple touch are used consecutively each oscillator cycle. Every sample generated is visualized in this control zone, white are positive values and grey are negative values.
– Multitouch filter bar: Bandpass filter when you use one finger or Lowpass/Highpass combination when you use two fingers. Filters frequencies are not smoothed so with the right fast gestures you can execute some kinds of strange clicky sounds.
– Subsonic sine generator for subs and 808-ish kicks. You can deactivate/reactivate the sub sine interface by pressing the channel button more than 2 seconds and then releasing it.
– Buttons for selecting one of five different tone generation modes.
– Latch button for holding down the touched points even when you raise your fingers, useful for further processing the sound using external effects or plugins. You can latch everything or just the filter bar. When “latch all” mode is active a button appears at the right of the filter bar for clearing the latched touch points.
– Three performance mode: Standard for normal gated playing, Click mode for generating one-frequency-cycle clicks and Hybrid for generating click with a single touch and long sounds with multi-touch.
– Three output channel modes: Mono, Stereo (sub is always mono) and Split (noise on the left and sub on the right, useful for using different channels on a mixer).
– Audiobus 2 and Inter-App Audio support.

PHOTOSENSITIVE SEIZURE WARNING:
A very small percentage of people may experience a seizure when exposed to certain visual images, including flashing lights or patterns that may appear in this app. Even people who have no history of seizures or epilepsy may have an undiagnosed condition that can cause these “photosensitive epileptic seizures” to occur. Please do not use this program if you think you may be affected, and discontinue use if the app causes any discomfort.

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2018
04/29
Strange Agency Soup Granular
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Strange Agency (makers of Curtis, MegaCurtis, and Donut) are back this time with Soup Granular a cool new granular audio manipulation tool.

Retro Future

Inspired by the oil can delays of the 60s and our previous granular explorations, Curtis™ and Spunk™, Soup brings you a virtual magnetic fluid that you can record onto, slosh around, and play back from. You can use it as a unique delay effect or more like a granular synthesizer, concocting your own wholly novel sounds.

Quantum Sound

Soup breaks up recordings into individual sound quanta with which you can interact as if they made up an audio fluid. They can be played linearly or randomly, forward, backward, or even sideways. They can, moreover, be stirred together, giving a whole new meaning to mixing sound.

Sounds Touching

Not only is this an extremely visual audio experience, it’s terrifically tactile as well. With support for multi-touch, Soup lets you get in there and mangle the fluid in a way that’s simply not possible with knobs and faders.

Audio Palette

Soup will let you literally paint with sound. You can record external sounds through the microphone or import WAV files, slathering sound over the virtual fluid. Then your fingers can become play heads, reading back the sounds from any position, or multiple positions at once.

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2017
12/22
Middle Eastern Drums For iOS
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A complete Middle Eastern percussion ensemble in your hands including more than 300 Rhythms from Egypt, Morocco, Iran, Persia, Iran, Turkey, Greece… with meticulously treated sounds creating the most realistic percussion world.

Middle East grooves are the one greatest rhythmic richness, with a large number of different measures. From the common 4 / 4 time to the most interesting and exotic asymmetrical rhythms, like 7/8, 5/8, 15 / 16, 11/ 16 …

Multilayered sounds with Round Robin samples. Bendir, Darbuka, Riq, Dahola, Davul, Tar, Tarija …

– The Jam Function improvise like human percussionist. Just set the level of variations and fills and play.
– Song Mode. Create song structures in seconds.
– Midi Out / In
– Midi Sync
– 4 Effects to combine, including Compressor/Gate, Equalizer, Delay and Reverb.
– Random generators to get creative ideas instantly.
– Ableton Link Sync
– Inter-App Audio
– Control several parameters with midi Control Change and Program Change.

— MIDI Control – Notes Mode
Play / Stop – Midi Note G2 / Program Change 13
Midi CC 0: Rhythm
Midi CC 7: Master Volume
Midi CC 11: Swing
Midi CC 32: Bank
Midi CC 91: Reverb Gain
Select Soundset: Program Change (Notes Live Pad Mode)

— Live Pad Midi Controls:
* Program Change Mode (default setting)
PC 0 to PC7 : Select Pad
PC8: Fill
PC12: Fill for the next Pad change
PC10: Fill for every Pad change
PC11: Fill & Start / End
PC13: Play

* Notes Mode (default setting)
C3 to G3 : Select Pad
C2: Fill
D2: Fill for the next Pad change
E2: Fill for every Pad change
A2: Fill & Start / End.

– Song Mode Controls: (Notes Live Pad Mode)
Midi Note C2: Preview Song
Midi Note D2: Next Song
* Double press to edit a part or song
* Long press to move parts or songs

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2017
12/22
MV08 Update AUv3 and MORE!
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The MV08 features over 200 16bit 44.1k wav files that have been faithfully sampled from one of the most important drum machines in history. (featuring 60 samples for the kick drum alone!). On top of the original voice controls we have added Pan, Pitch and two editable send effects per voice, along with a master 3 band EQ and Distortion.

A POWERFUL SEQUENCER

Keeping the classic XOX style sequencer from the original, we have added in some powerful updates bringing it into the 21st century: All of the voice controls can now be sequenced per step, giving you limitless freedom and possibilities to create evolving and innovative rhythms (not to mention killer bass lines!). Each pattern can be 1-64 steps long and played at either a 16 or 32 step resolution – giving you endless options to create complex time signatures and long evolving loops.

FUN WITH PATTERNS

There are 8 banks of 16 patterns giving you a total of 128 user patterns to play with, ensuring you don’t run out of space when inspiration strikes. We’ve created a separate demo bank to get you started featuring some classic rhythms from time gone by. You can even record the master output and export to your favourite DAW.

MV08 – Out Now for iPhone and iPad. from Dan Vallins on Vimeo.

FEATURES:

– Over 218 rich 16 bit 44.1k wav samples
– 60 individual samples for the kick drum alone
– Additional pan, pitch and 2 x send effects per drum
– Deep step editing to create dynamic and evolving rhythms
– Master distortion and eq
– Choose between 16 and 32 step resolution
– Change the amount of steps for interesting time signatures
– 128 pattern slots
– Record and share your sets
– Audiobus, Inter app audio and Ableton Link compatibility

What’s New in Version 1.2
– AUv3 support

– Individual IAA outs for each channel

– WAV recording type

– Channel Edit Mode, including:
— Randomise the steps added to the selected channel
— Copy + Paste steps to different bars within the same pad or between different channels
— Nudge the sequence forwards or backwards
— Clear the step data on the selected channel
— Undo

– Improved Step Automation Mode, including:
— Randomise the selected parameter edits across the sequence
— Clear the selected parameter edit across all steps
— Manually adjust parameters per step (as previously on Step Edit mode)
— Clear the selected parameter edit across the selected step
— Undo

– New solo and mute modes
– Tap the grid to change the visible steps (iPad only)
– You can now add steps by dragging your finger across the sequencer
– Hi Hat choke is now available on a per pattern basis

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2017
12/22
Maxima Automatic Gain Control App
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Maxima is an audio effect designed to provide automatic gain control of your audio materials to ensure that the levels stay consistent and never exceed 0dB. It’s a clever combination of dynamic processors that can be set to provide a gentle transparent signal boost respecting the initial dynamic or significant colorised level maximisation. Thanks to a unique signal path, algorithms and a small set of parameters, Maxima makes a complicated task easy.

In addition to the classic final stage application, Maxima excels on individual tracks too. With a few changes it’s easy to go from the common gain deviation compensation, e.g. for vocals, to drastical audio changes that will bring your audio material to new territories: boost reverb tails, flattenize drums… The applications are various and the possibilities are limitless.

>> Get the final touch!
Maxima definitely makes audio louder and that makes it an effective tool in many mastering engineers’ arsenals.

>> Be creative!
Emphasis subtitle details, sometimes floor contains treasure, you will have a completely new listen to your old tracks! The audio background may indeed contain noise, but sometimes also “pearls” that may be revealed.

>> Go further!
Tired by the advertisement boost, or important speech level variation in broadcasting? Use Maxima to maintain the level constant. DJ’s may also benefit from the effects to normalise in real time the level of the mixed tracks.

As with all FAC products the interface has a unique sober look and provides a great user experience. Maxima also brings a real-time multi-waveform graph having a 6s buffer of the audio material before and after operations, this will help on setting the right parameters and have a visual feedback.

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