2017
08/07
Vatanator Drum Machine AU3 Audio Unit
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Vatanator is a unique drum machine with advanced MIDI functionality. It features 140 built-in presets emulating every classic vintage hardware. It is aimed for simplicity and instant rhythm creation.

What’s New in Version 1.2.0
– new AUv3 Extension (Available as in-app purchase), you can use it in any Audio Unit host applications
– Audiobus 3 compatible
– Dropbox SDK update
– Added tempo synchronization for delay and ring modulation effects
– Ability to share custom kits with AU extension
– New session browser in export audio panel
– Various bug fixes and stability improvements


An demonstration video of Vatanator AU extension for iOS. All sounds created by Vatanator AU, hosted in GarageBand. Made by Backpullver.

Vatanator legacy features:

– Record patterns in real-time with quantization, MIDI assignable
– 16/32 steps sequencer with advanced MIDI options
– Fast loading of presets on the fly
– Full MIDI implementation, Bluetooth MIDI
– Background audio
– AUv3 Extension (Available as in-app purchase)
– Audiobus, Audiobus Remote, Inter-App Audio and Ableton Link support
– Ability to import samples via AudioShare, AudioCopy, Dropbox or iTunes Share
– Real-time effects with envelope follower and XY pads, MIDI assignable
– Song arranger, ability to store a sequence of patterns and play them in order
– 8 channel mixer with volume control and mute/solo for any individual instrument

Get Vatanator

2016
03/13
Elastic Drums Update New Effects and More
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Elastic Drums is a music app showcasing an interactive drum kit, that enables to create a huge range of rhythmic grids, ranging from classical analog drumkits up to experimental soundscapes.
It contains six channels of high quality synthesized drum sounds, a step sequencer and 4 effect channels. All important control parameters are automatable. The result: Elastic drum composition with a unique character!

What’s New in Version 1.7.3

– Instr screen: Toggle several buttons with one pan gesture
– Long tap record button deletes all steps at once
– 2 new mono effects: Phaser, Inverted Filter
– 2 new stereo effects: PingPong, Reversed Pitch
– Graphic performance improvements (GUI less laggy) especially in Inst screen

Elastic-Drums

Features:
– 6 synth channels with 12 different percussion synth engines (kick, snare, hihat, clap, tom, wobble, fm, fm4, square, grain, synth, drone)
– 12 parameters for each synth engine
– automation for each parameter via knob recording or velocity
– 4 send effect channels with 2×11 mono effects and 2 x 9 stereo effects
– automation for all of the 8 possible effect parameters via xy pad
– master effects (stutter, delay, compressor …)
– 16 step sequencer for the 6 channels, each with it’s own tempo multiplier & length
– record audio and export to Soundcloud or Audioshare
– email audio recordings and presets
– iOS 8 supported
– Audiobus supported
– Inter-App audio (IAA) supported with transport control
– Midi start/stop/sync

Because all sounds get generated in realtime, the app is cpu heavy! iPhones 5 and greater can handle it with no problem, on iPhone 4s effects 3 and 4 get switched off by the engine automatically to save some cpu power. iPhone 4 and iPad1 are NOT recommended!

Elastic Drums is published by MoMinstruments, the instruments app label of Mouse on Mars and friends.

Plans for upcoming versions:
– Midi notes recording
– native screen size for iPhone 6, 6+
– new sequencer features (rolls, etc.)
– new synth engines (other percussions, sampler, etc)

Elastic Drums

2015
12/22
Modstep all in one MIDI sequencer and controller
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ModStep

Introducing Modstep, Modulation Monster and the first full-blown MIDI sequencer for the iPad. Modstep allows you to create music and jam with your iPad and your favorite IAA Apps, Mac and PC software and MIDI hardware as well as the internal drum sampler and synth. Use it as the centerpiece of your setup to create and perform music on the go, in the studio and on stage.

ModStep

FEATURES:
-Full-blown MIDI sequencer with Step Sequencer and Piano Roll
-Unlimited MIDI tracks
-Audio and MIDI streaming directly via charger cable to Mac and PC using studiomux technology
-Up to 128 MIDI CCs per Track can be modulated
-Built-in drum sampler with filter, delay and reverb, fully modulateable
-Built-in synthesizer with filter, delay and reverb, fully modulateable
-Templates to control external MIDI hardware
-Template editor to create your own templates for IAA Apps, desktop Apps and external MIDI devices
-Supports all MIDI interfaces for the iPad
-Core functionality controllable via external MIDI controllers
-Works on all iPads (iPad 1 restricted to MIDI only)
-Trigger out
-Integrated IAA mixer
-Step Sequencer with active steps
-Use third party IAAs as instruments and effects within one app

Requirements:
iOS 8 or later

Modstep

2015
11/11
Make Trap beats with an iPad and Praxis Beats
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Make Trap beats with Praxis Beats

App Attack Ep 003 – Making a Trap beat with an iPad and Praxis Beats app.

The following video demonstrates how to make a Trap beat with 32nd and 64th note snare rolls and high hat patterns the using Praxis Beats app. As always you can download the free Trap beats, loops, kits, and samples from the video here.

One of the key components to a proper Trap beat is the use of 32nd and 64th note snare rolls and high hat patterns. Most of the Trap tutorials for iPad fail to mention this. In this video I show you how to quickly produce those types of patterns using an app called Praxis Beats.

The one thing this app is really good at is producing total sonic mayhem. This can be useful when working on glitch beats and rhythms.

Version 2 effects automation as you can see is quite nice with two global x/y pads. Global effects include reverb, delay, distortion, speed, filters, volume and pan.

Praxis Beats does not come with tons of sounds and patterns but in version 2 there is an in app option to unlock 2500 samples for free if you choose to.

Randomize is a great feature. Randomly generate an entire pattern and solo samples to find the sweet spot OR take the whole thing in and tweak it from there.

Now let’s get on with the Trap beat. I’ve created a custom Trap kit which you can download for free of course as well as a simple Trap pattern.

Now then, I’ve seen a few how to Trap videos for iPad on Youtube and all of them fail to use 32nd and 64th note patterns which I find disappointing as this is a major characteristic of Trap music, specifically when programming high hat patterns. Praxis Beats makes programming 32nd note patterns a breeze but what truly makes it special is the fact that you can work with up to 128th note performances. This is huge. I can’t think of another app that can drop 128th notes down with one press of a button. Can you? Comment below. Now let’s add some pitch alterations to each of those micro patterns. Here you can edit volume, pitch (speed), and panning for each note. You get control over volume, panning, and speed (in this case pitch) per note down to the 128th note.

I can create a bassline by changing the pitch of the sub bass notes as well.

See how simple it is to create variations and changes for your grooves? Now let’s mess it all up!

Thanks for watching. This is Dj Puzzle your host and as usual you can down the samples, kit, and loops from this video in the Youtube description. Please subscribe for more.

Free kits and samples:

RAW LOOPS
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h90i5nt708vrg1w/Dj_Puzzle_Trap_Raw_Loops.zip?dl=0

PRAXIS BEATS SONG, KITS AND SAMPLES:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/98cqapbqvjcinzk/DJ%20Puzzle%20Trap%20Complete.pbexport?dl=0

Get Praxis Beats from the appstore:

2015
11/10
Attack Drums Adds MIDI Sync And More
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Waldorf Attack Drums

Attack Drums is a synthesizer designed mainly for drum sounds, but the powerful sound engine can also be used for everything else – including vocals. Based on the Waldorf Attack VST PlugIn from 2001, it consists of a 24-part sound engine, now packed with a pattern sequencer and a versatile effects section.

One highlight of the effects section is the new Phrase Vocoder, a vocoder that uses written text instead of spoken words. Lyrics in – song out, adjust gender as you have always wanted.

Attack Drums

What’s New in Version 1.1.0
– iOS 9 bug fixed
– MIDI Settings for in- and outgoing connections
– MIDI Sync

– IAA Control View
– Loop Mode
– Audiobus SDK 2.2.2
– AudioCopy SDK 3.1
– Adjustable preferred buffer size
– and much more…

Specifications:
-24 Sounds
-Four independent effect slots with selectable effect:
*Delay
*Equalizer
*Overdrive
*Phaser
*Flanger
*Chorus
*Phrase Vocoder
-Reverb
-Compressor
-Pattern Sequencer
-999 Patterns
-Polyphonic steps – up to 8 notes per step
-Fractional track/step timing
-Audiobus
-Inter-App Audio
-MIDI Settings
-MIDI Sync
-Loop function
-Export song to audio file
-compatible with iPad 2, iPad 3 (Retina), iPad 4, iPad mini (1,2,3), iPad Air (1,2)
-Minimum iOS 7.0 required
-AudioCopy / AudioPaste
-Content control via iTunes File Sharing
-Trigger Pads
-Mixer
-Recording

Attack

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