2016
02/15
Korg Gadget Version 2 Many New Features
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Korg Gadget

KORG Gadget offers a collection of more than 20* different synthesizers and drum machines called “Gadgets.” These gadgets were designed to assist the user to produce powerful electronic music. The latest version features universal support not only for the iPad, but also for the iPad Pro and the iPhone. The painstaking attention that Korg has given its hardware instruments for more than fifty years has now taken shape as cutting-edge software in the Gadget. It’s the ultimate all-in-one music production studio app.
* The total number of gadgets including in-app purchases etc.

** To celebrate the release of KORG Gadget version 2, we are offering a 50% discount for one week until Feb 23! Sale price US$19.99 (Reg. price US$39.99) **

• A collection of more than twenty Gadgets
Each Gadget available contains carefully constructed parameters to bring you the sounds you want. They’re ideal for producing all forms of electronic music. Even inexperienced musicians can enjoy the app as each synth offers a Scale function that makes it virtually impossible to play the wrong notes.

New sound expansion – Korg Triton 100 presets for Glasgow.

Purchase Triton From Module
NOTE: to get these Triton sounds in Gadget you must purchase the Triton expansion pack through Module.

Korg Triton Sounds Glasgow

The new Triton sounds will show up as presets in Glasgow.

• Design tracks in portrait or landscape. Workflow for any music production task
The greatest feature of KORG Gadget is the user interface. It gives you an ideal music production workflow based mainly on the portrait orientation that you’re familiar with. When you want to focus on specifics, you can smoothly switch to landscape orientation. This app perfectly supports either preference on the iPad, iPhone, or iPad Pro. From song production to sound design, effects, and mixing, all the steps are intuitive and seamless. Experience perfect music production on mobile!

• Produce music more freely without location limitations. An ideal choice as a second DAW
If you run out of ideas while producing a song, try taking KORG Gadget somewhere that you find inspirational. Gadget liberates you from limitations of location, allowing you to create and capture song ideas anywhere. These ideas can be saved as MIDI or as audio to allow a smooth transition to your desktop system. Wherever you go, take Gadget along as the ideal partner for inspiration.

• Share songs to the GadgetCloud to connect with users around the world
Songs that you create using KORG Gadget can be shared on “GadgetCloud,” a music exchange for Gadget users worldwide. By uploading and sharing songs, you can communicate in ways that bypass language barriers, and also improve your skill as a creative artist. On GadgetCloud, you can submit your songs for selection as tracks recommended by Korg, enter various contents, and use the ranking system. You can also upload from Gadget directly to any social networking service such as SoundCloud, Facebook, or Twitter, to name a few.
* GadgetCloud is based on SoundCloud, the cloud service that’s supported by creative artists world-wide.

• Make it come alive with new MIDI controllers. Accelerate the pace of your music production
To customize your needs, you can freely choose a MIDI controller that complements the KORG Gadget. With the nanoKEY Studio/nanoKONTROL Studio, you can step-record and mix wirelessly as setup is automatic, making this easy and convenient. You can also opt to choose the microKEY Air, a compact mini-keyboard that can also connect wirelessly and via the Apple Lightning adapter. By partnering with a MIDI controller that inspires you, you can improve the quality of your music production.

Korg Gadget 2.0

What’s New in Version 2.0.0

● iPad Pro support: Stunningly powerful music production
● Export MIDI to dropbox
● iPhone support: Make tracks wherever you are (iPhone 6 recommend)
● Universal support: A single purchase provides support for iPad/iPhone/iPad Pro
● iCloud synchronization: Keep up to date by sharing song data between devices
● Insert effects: EQ and compressor added to each track of the mixer
● Arpeggiator: Provided on all keyboard-type gadgets
● Chord trigger: Provided on all polyphonic keyboard-type gadgets
● Sequencer enhanced, with Undo/Redo function added
● Sequencer enhanced, with zooming using pinch gesture added
● Sequencer enhanced, with one-finger scroll mode (switching in the settings)

For more info visit https://support.korguser.net/hc/en-us/articles/207959903-What-s-new-in-Version-2

Korg Gadget 2

2015
12/04
Rytmik Ultimate iPad Groovebox App
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Rytmik Ultimate

Cinemax Games announces Rytmik Ultimate. Rytmik Ultimate is a logic progression from Rytmik Retrobits (originally for Nintendo DSi). This new version (for iPad, DSi, and PC) has taken music creation to one level higher thanks to new features. It allows you to share your songs with other users through the Rytmik Cloud. Rytmik can serve as a music player of songs uploaded on Rytmik Cloud with it and on top of that, users may exchange their songs and cooperate on their composing.

Another new feature, which is also the most desired one among fans, is exporting and saving music to a local storage. Once your work is complete, you can save it in WAV format.

That’s not all! Every instrument is now a wavetable synthesizer. With the advanced effect module you have more power to shape sounds with the ADSR envelope, vibrato, portamento, noise shaper or digital delay.

In addition to that the drawable waveform synth module allows a user to draw and modify their own wave and use it as a sample oscillator – with that you can use Rytmik Ultimate as a sonically unique chiptune synthesizer.

Rytmik Ultimate comes with a sound library of more than 750 instruments containing the libraries of the previous Rytmik series (Rytmik, Retrobits, Hiphop King and World Music) and adding a brand new set of samples ranging from deep dubstep kicks and basses to cutting synth leads and special effects.

Rytmik Ultimate with Rytmik Cloud will of course include more features and additions to the popular series to enrich your experience with playing with sounds and creating music on the go.

Key Features:

Share your songs via Rytmik Cloud
Export your music in the WAV format
More than 750 musical instruments
A drawable waveform synth module
Advanced effects like the ADSR Envelope, Digital Delay, Noise Shaper, Sample Offset and Loop Definition and more
Almost every effect parameter can be modulated via the step sequencer
Simple and Intuitive yet Powerful Interface

Rytmik Ultimate

2015
10/28
Tribal Electro Grooves With Different Drummer
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Different Drummer

Compose tribal electro grooves with little or no effort with the Different Drummer app by Techné Media.

Using patent pending Cyclophone Technology, Different Drummer taps into the primal source of all rhythm—waves. Different Drummer puts out multi-track music which is lifelike or primal at times and out of this world at others. It’s not a drum synthesizer but a music synthesizer that uses waves to play any sound in amazing ways that vary from electro to dubstep to tribal to classical.

This software was created with music in mind—but in the spirit of discovering what is next in music, not just finding a new way to do the same thing like so many music apps do so well. If you are a pioneer or care about where music is going, this app is for you.

What’s New in Version 4.0.0
• New Zenterface provides a new, simpler way to interact with Different Drummer—it’s cool (in-app purchase for full unlock)!
• Master tuning control
• Drum sets
• Two new wave styles: mirrored and clipped
• New Zoom control for Wave View
• New Settings and Mixer
• Custom color themes
• New template chooser
• Plays nicer when in background (music player is now entirely independent of interface)

Create dynamic drum parts, saving hours of tedious pattern and loop creation. Drums created with DD are pretty much assured to be copyright free and unique!

It only takes a few minutes before you realize how powerful the DD waves are. Adjust note, rest, tie, panning, beat and dynamics waves for the ultimate range of expression.

You will never exhaust the endless possibilities of Different Drummer and you are guaranteed to discover legit beats that no one has ever heard before.

No matter how many apps you have…not having Different Drummer is just sad. For the price of a few cups of coffee…to not possess this musical wonder is committing a groove crime.

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Features:
• 8 Sampler Tracks + Jam-along track with 6-wave Cyclophone Controls
• AudioBus 2 with State Saving, Remote Triggers and Inter-App audio (iOS7) out plus background play
• Stereo audio recording. Export via Audioshare, Drop box or iTunes or AudioCopy or General Pasteboard (to GarageBand for example)
• Progression Composer makes it easy to create guide tracks or multi-track arpeggios
• Jammer panel to play along with the music
• Control drum pitches, rests, ties, dynamics, panning and beat value using complex waves
• Instant Capture in case you hear a killer beat you want saved
• Save Wave Presets to Wave Library and share with other users in Community
• String Wave Sets together in saved Sequences and share in Community
• Export Wave Sets or Sequences as MIDI Files (via iTunes, Email or Dropbox)
• Over 190 drum and sound FX samples with more added every update
• Add your own samples via iTunes (WAV or CAF), AudioPaste or DropBox
• Over 70 musical scales to assign drums or instruments to as well as key
• Channel Volume, Filter, Distortion and Reverb Mixer
• Set Key, Tempo, Swing and Time Signature
• Automation for randomizing and morphing playback
• MIDI Sync Out and In
• Up to 8 Channels of MIDI Out
• Dedicated Wave for any Midi CC
• Core MIDI lets you play other synthesizers and drum machines on your iPad such as Animoog and NLog Pro or external hardware

Different Drummer

2015
06/25
Auxy: Beat Studio Version 2
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Auxy is a free easy to use groovebox type app for iPad. It comes with drum sounds, a synth, and samples. Easily draw in notes and sequence pattern blocks to get your musical ideas out on the fly.

What’s New in Version 2.0
– New synth and effects (partnership with Sonic Charge)
– New sounds included for free
– Upload and share links to your tracks
– New pump feature for “side chain” effects
– Chromatic editing added in addition to scales
– Precision editing options now included for free
– Lots of improvements to design and performance

Auxy Beat Studio Version 2 is available for free. More features are available via IAP.

2015
04/25
sBASSdrum Drum and Groove Machine
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sBASSdrum

sBASSdrum drum machine and synthesizer an easy to use drum machine and synth. Instantly add DJ-style filter/resonance effects, loop your performance, and keep it looping in the background to play another app’s audio over it.

Designed for novices with super-simple operation: play both drums and music with just two thumbs! Or team up with a friend and each person can play a different side of the screen. Perfect for kids or kids at heart.

What’s New in Version 1.1.1
Two huge improvements! Audiobus 2 is now supported. And … MIDI! Plug in a device and get some basic drum mapping for the bass drum, snare, hi hats, and crash. Trigger the synth side with the C4 octave. See the all-new Info menu for Help.

This version also includes numerous other fixes: more stability, remembering your loops and settings on suspend/quit, and audio engine improvements.

IT’S A DRUM MACHINE
– 6 special drums pads can play more than one sound
– Optimized workflow for 1-finger operation
– No lag switching between kits

IT’S A SYNTHESIZER
– Instantly make harmony without knowing piano or music!
– Hand-crafted patches great for dance, pop, and jazz styles
– Super easy interface splits bass, melody, and accent keys
– Based on a rich sample library

IT’S A LOOPER
– Punch Record to create a loop, Play to begin immediate looping
– Add any amount of overdubs you want!
– Leave it running while switching to another app to have a background beat!

IT’S GOT EFFECTS
– A single X/Y control pad gives you quick access to built in low-pass and high-pass filter effects
– Do DJ-style filter sweeps and resonance overdriving
– Built-in reverb

AND IT’S A SPACESHIP
– Seriously: it’s a spaceship.
– That’s a music instrument.
– And compatible with Audiobus.

You’ll never need to know that under the cute exterior beats the heart of a custom-built event-based multitimbral sampler engine capable of playing hundreds of samples at once on an optimized floating-point audio pipeline. As avid musicians, coders, and designers, we would want no less than a pro-spec system ourselves.

Get sBASSdrum Drum and Groove Machine

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