2017
11/05
Cubasis Cinematic Rock Sketch
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Recorded a cinematic Rock idea real quick. It’s just a sketch. Synths used iProphet, Microlog, and Sunrizer. Recorded in Cubasis on iPad Air2. Shared the project with singer Chris Catalano for a collab. Lets see where we can take this! I froze all the midi tracks because I found it easier to sketch out audio this way. Eventually I’ll tweak the midis to fit and then print them to audio as isolated tracks with product. This way it will sound less copy and paste.

Apps used:

Cubasis 2 – Mobile Music Creation System – Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Sunrizer synth – BeepStreet

iProphet Synthesizer – Arturia

2017
10/03
Audio Evolution Mobile Studio Update
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Record your ideas on the go or create entire music productions from scratch, we’ll leave it up to you! This app is a portable multitrack audio and MIDI recording studio featuring virtual instruments, editing with unlimited undo/redo, mixing, real-time effects, automation and much more!

What’s New:
* The graphics in the time line area are now drawn much faster (GPU accelerated)
* Added ToneBoosters Ferox tape-simulator plug-in
* Added count-in feature to Tempo dialog
* Reworked file browser: files now have a menu selection in front with sharing options etc.
* Added Stereo Widener effect
* After mix-down, the File browser now pops up to the MixDowns folder of the project
* 20 new soundfonts by Digital Sound Factory were added to the SoundFont shop, featuring many vintage synthesizers and orchestral instruments:
ARP 2600.SF2
ARP Axxe.SF2
ARP Solina Strings.SF2
Clavinet.SF2
Elka Rhapsody.SF2 (free!!)
JD800.SF2
Jupiter 8.SF2
JX8P.SF2
Memory Moog.SF2
OB-Xa.SF2
Orchestral Brass.SF2
Orchestral Percussion.SF2
Orchestral Small Section Strings.SF2
Orchestral Winds.SF2
Prophet 10.SF2
Prophet 600.SF2
Rhodes Electric Piano.SF2
TB303.SF2
Wurlitzer Electric Piano.SF2
Yamaha CP-70.SF2
* The soundfont shop now also contains the following discount packs, saving around 30% compared to buying the individual soundfonts:
Drum Kit pack
Orchestral pack
Synth pack 1 (7 of the new synths)
Synth pack 2 (8 of the new synths)
* Project templates: save project as a template and start a new project from a template.
* Added the option to load and save user presets for effects.
* Added an option to the settings to enable velocity for the virtual keyboard depending on the vertical touch position
* On the virtual keyboard screen, short tap on Sustain now toggles the sustain on/off. Long-tap will keep sustain for the duration of the tap.
* The soundfont dialog now scrolls to the current soundfont/bank/preset
* When several sound fonts were present, the default sound font was not always set to GeneralUser.sf2, which could lead to problems when importing MIDI files.
* The pop-up menu is now blocked when setting the time stretch point visually
* The rotation knob preference setting did not show the correct value. Solved.
* Automation wasn’t correct when playing loops. Solved.
* Swiping the area above the mixer now scrolls through the mixer channels
* Solved crash when undo-ing importing of a MIDI file
* Applying ‘Fade in/out’, Reverse or Pitch Shift on a trimmed clip would cause an exception and a clip with a negative or shortened length. Solved.
* Reduced CPU usage when displaying Toneboosters effects
* When a MIDI program change is encountered and the soundfont does not contain the preset number, the program change is now ignored. Previously, no sound would be produced.
* If a preset is selected in the instrument selection dialog, it will remove any program change from the first second of the MIDI track, to make sure the selected instrument will not be overruled.
* Solved a MIDI loop issue
* Zooming in Edit mode could start editing. Solved.
* Changed several effect parameters that control frequency to behave exponential (BandPass, LowPass, etc.)
* Editing a MIDI clip could result in the first event in the clip not playing. Solved.
* Solved a crash with arming a track in mixer view
* Changing the note length of MIDI events by using the white markers was not always quantised. Solved.
* The IAA play/stop state is now passed correctly.

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2017
07/11
Cubasis Update Adds Drum Machines
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Cubasis 2 equals ease of use and is as powerful as a fully featured iOS-based music production system can be pushing your capabilities out of limits. Whether you’re capturing simple ideas or complex musical masterpieces — It ships with outstanding, touch-optimized tools carrying you into the fun of recording, editing, mixing and sharing your music with the world right away. Get fascinated by the brand new features that Cubasis 2 comes with such as real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting, a studio-grade channel strip, pro-sounding effects, massive instrument refills, a refreshed MIDI Editor and many more powerful features. Put hands on three internal instruments, numerous loops and instrument sounds to creatively lift your music to perfection using the included mixer and effects. Once recorded, share your music with the world via a simple tap or transfer it directly to Cubase.

What’s New in Version 2.2
• Classic Machines (in-app purchase) — Refill Cubasis with the unmistakable sounds of the ten most wanted iconic drum machines of the ’80s
• Note repeat — Program beats and chords the easiest way
• Track duplicate — Simply tap a button to create exact track copies
• Pad mapping copy & paste — Transfer your favorite drum and chord pad mappings to other tracks smoothly
• Cubasis reset option — Flick a switch to solve unexpected issues on the fly

*** Cubasis special price valid from July 4 to July 18, 2017: €27.99/$24.99 (regular price: €54.99/$49.99).
Special price for Classic Machines, FX Pack 1 and FX Pack 2 (exclusively available through in-app purchase) valid until July 18, 2017: €4.49/$3.99 (regular price: €7.99/$6.99). ***

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2017
03/11
Orsilus iOS DAW With Online Collaboration
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Orsilus is new DAW for iOS that integrates a powerful yet streamlined solution for collaborating online. Korner Stone is the hub of collaborating with other users over the internet. With Korner Stone you can add friends, bandmates and remote collaborators to your friends list so that you can share presets, audio files, bounces and even your entire project. Use the instant messaging based conversation system to communicate with your collaborators. Don’t worry your music is secure with a HTTPs file transfer via Dropbox.

Features:
Visual Mixer – A Unique visual representation of your song’s space.
Traditional Mixer – The old school knob and fader based mixer with effects per channel.
Qwarts Beat – A new circular take on the drum machine and sequencer.
Collaboration – Korner Stone is the new home of collaboration.
Song Arranger – A basic audio and event clip arranger.

The Orsilus audio engine provides support for iOS Class Compliant Audio interfaces. It’s 64-Bit floating point mix engine is practically limitless in terms of head room and precision. You can record up to 48 Audio Channels with up to 16 Aux Channels. Each channel has it’s own effects rack.

What really makes Orsilus stand out from the rest is it’s unique visual mixer interface. The visual mixer allows you to control instrument volume with the vertical axis and pan with the horizontal axis. A color spectrum helps visualize track volume and frequency.

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2016
12/23
n-Track iPhone DAW Audio Unit Host
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n-Track Studio 8 turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch into a complete recording studio with audio unit support. Record and playback a virtually unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks, mix them during playback and add effects. Edit your song and share it with your friends, or join the Songtree community and jam with other artists.

HOW IT WORKS:
Record a base track with the built-in mic or an external sound card
Add other audio tracks or create a melody using the internal keyboard or the built-in virtual instruments
Import a groove or create it using the step sequencer
Use the mixer to adjust levels, pan, apply equalization and add effects
Save or Share the recording directly from your device to your friends

MAIN FEATURES:
• Stereo and mono audio tracks
• Virtually unlimited number of tracks (max 11 tracks without in-app purchases)
• Group and Aux channels
• MIDI tracks with builtin synth featuring 128 General MIDI instrument sounds
• Pianoroll MIDI editor
• Step Sequencer
• On-screen MIDI keyboard
• EQ with 2D and 3D Spectrum analyzer + chromatic tuner*
• Import existing tracks from your iTunes library
• Reverb, Echo, Chorus+Flanger, Tremolo, Pitch Shift, Phaser, – Tube-Amp and Compression effects can be added to any track and master channel*
• Automate track volumes and pan using volume and pan envelopes
• Supports the new AudioUnit plug-in standard: open 3rd party effects and instruments inside the app, without switching to another app*
• Audiobus input and output: you can send audio from other apps to n-Track, play your favorite instrument app and record the output inside n-Track alongside the device mic/line input. Each Audiobus app can be recorded to a separate track*
• Interapp audio: receive audio from instrument apps, use other apps as effects or host n-Track inside another app*
• Share your recordings on Facebook
• Collaborate to create music with other musicians with the integrated Songtree online music making community
• Quick one touch drums and bass grooves tracks
• Built-in metronome

ADVANCED FEATURES:
• 64 bit double precision floating point audio engine*
Internal audio routing
• Support for multichannel external audio devices on the iPad: record 4 or more tracks simultaneously from pro-audio devices such as the RME Babyface, Fireface, Focusrite Scarlett etc.
• Support for multiple audio output when using compatible USB devices*
• Record 16, 24 or 32 bits audio files*
• Set sampling frequency up to 192 kHz (frequencies above 48 kHz require an external audio device)
• Sync with other apps or external devices using MIDI clock and MTC sync, master & slave*
• Choose microphone on multi-mic devices and set microphone polar pattern (e.g. cardiod, omnidirectional)
• Allows monitoring and processing live audio input with near-zero latency
• AudioCopy 2.0 allows transferring audio files between compatible apps
• Support for DropBox and SoundCloud
• MIDI input monitoring

Monthly Subscription
Standard: $0.99 / Month
Pro: $1.99 / Month
(some features require in-app purchases)

Pay once – All features for $29.99
(all features included, no in-app purchase required)

n-Track 8 Music Recorder Studio

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