2018
10/18
Fluxpad Adds Song Mode
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fluXpad is the first sample sequencer that fully functions by simply drawing the sounds. In fluXpad it’s super simple to record your own sounds, to create different pattern and to jam with them.
fluXpad is a sample based groovebox/workstation app with a highly original sequencer, where you “draw“ your music, which leads to completely different results, when compared to a traditional sequencer. The y-axis of your canvas controls pitch, while the x-axis controls the sustain of your notes. Sounds familiar, but drawing on a canvas without any grid is a totally new experience. Of course it is possible to quantize your notes, or you can limit your note range to major or minor scales.

2Oct 18, 2018

This version includes the first iteration of a song mode! Interconnect sequences to create longer loops!
There are also a couple of bugs fixed:
– IAA support is fixed
– AudioShare import should work again
– some stability improvements

Demo by Mouse On Mars!

fluXpad has been developed by Mouse on Mars and Jan T. v. Falkenstein

Features:
– 6 melody sequencers where you paint your melodies based on a sample of your choice
– 1 percussion/drum sequencer where you paint/tap your groove made of 7 samples of your choice
– record mode: either paint your sequence (on the top) or tap your notes (at the bottom)
– each sound has its own sampler settings with unique envelope, loop and start settings
– quantize / unquantize functions for each sequencer or the whole pattern
– 7 patterns to jam with, for each preset
– ability to record your own samples with the build in microphone
– import samples via iTunes or AudioShare
– huge sample library with high quality sounds/kits made by Mouse on Mars and others
– lots of demo projects made by Mouse and Mars and others
– ability to buy new projects/sounds via In-App-Purchase
– ability to export/backup your projects (including sounds)
– Audiobus supported
– IAA sync supported
– Ableton Link supported
– ability to sync via midi to other apps, hardware

Get FluXpad here https://mominstruments.com/fluxpad/

2018
10/17
AU Compressor Sidechaining
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Audio unit compressor with sidechain

The Woodman Woodpressor audio unit has a nifty little sidechain feature and it’s super easy to use. I chose to do this in Cubasis but it works the same in other apps like AUM for example.

Get Woodpressor here http://woodmansimmaculatemaplesyrupstudio.be/

2018
10/09
Riffer melody generator for iOS
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Riffer Melody Generator For iOS

Riffer is a creative MIDI sequencer that generates random patterns and melodies for you. Designed to feed any Synth, Sampler, Drum Machine and anything that accepts MIDI signal both software and hardware. You can choose scales, complexity, steps, start and end points, playback motion, set pitch, transpose, measures and many more.

Generate fresh ideas, sequences, melodies, riffs and musical patterns. Turn them into something of your own, or let it run endlessly using the Infinity mode. Riffer is built both for studio and live performance. The app includes a huge variety of scales, from western to eastern and you can save your favorite Riffs for quick access.

Featuring MIDI output support over WiFi or MIDI cable. Riffer also supports Ableton Link for tight sync between apps on the same network.

Get Riffer here https://audiomodern.com/shop/plugins/riffer/

2018
10/04
Groove Rider GR-16 Groovebox Update
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Groove Rider GR-16 is a professional step-sequenced groove box, inspired by professional hardware drum machines and rhythm boxes. It has a powerful Poison-202 based two oscillator synthesizer engine, plus a big variety of included PCM drum samples, insert/send/master effects, arpeggiator, automation recording, modulator, ADSR and filter block, and more! Built-in factory pattern library includes patterns in different music styles, which will inspire you (the list will be appended with the regular updates). Check out the patterns demo video:

What’s New
Version History
Oct 1, 2018 Version 1.6.3
In this version (1.6.3):
– added nested folders support for the imported user samples. Now you can browse your samples tree not being limited to nesting level or folder name length;
– import .zip function now imports your samples into GR-16 documents folder, preserving full subdirectory tree from given zip file (previously, all subdirectories were merged into one during import);
– bug fixed: Copy/Paste patterns function was not working properly after last update;
– minimal improvements in the Arpeggiator: Up, Down and Random modes are now also affecting the arpeggiator’s octaves, not only key order as it was before;
– fixed: Midi In now ignores incoming midi channel notes, if corresponding part’s Mutes are ON;
– fixed: “-0.00” parameter value issue which sometimes appeared in the adjustable Settings parameters.

In previous update (1.6.2):
– User patterns bank is now subdivided into several sub-banks (4 x 64 by default), for easier pattern navigation. You can change the subdivide factor from the Settings menu -> User sub-banks parameter;
– now you can hold “Part ->” or “<- Part" button and tap a Pad, to instantly select desired Part; - crash bug fixed, when trying to use "Delete All User Patterns" utility; also when importing previously saved user bank from .bank.gr16 file; - now tapping a Pad will not switch off the Shift Lock. It can be useful when tweaking knobs with Shift Lock On, while hitting Pads to hear the effect. Get Groove Rider GR-16 here https://www.jimaudio.pro/grooverider/

2018
10/04
Midi Designer Pro 2 Update
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midi designer customized midi controller app for iPad and iPhone

MIDI Designer Pro 2 version 2.96 is a huge step forward for our most advanced users. We’re introducing the Stream Byter Plugin by Audeonic. The Plugin provides MIDI manipulation in two places: before MIDI Designer processes the MIDI, and before the MIDI produced by MIDI Designer gets sent to a Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Virtual or Hardware target via CoreMIDI.

Stream Byter was initially released in May ’13 as a way to extend MidiBridge 1.5 ‘out in the field’ for customers and has been continuously improved since then. The Stream Byter in Midi Designer is the ‘Stream Byter II’ version that exists in Audeonic’s MidiFire app (iOS/macOS).

What does Stream Byter do? It allows you to make custom MIDI processing modules that you design yourself using a concise programming language made up of rules. There are simple rules for matching and transforming MIDI events and more complex rules for writing modules that behave conditionally, set/examine variables, perform math/timing operations, and of course, generate MIDI messages.

Here is a very simple case: you are playing a keyboard and you decide that you want to turn a single knob (“reverb,” for instance). The higher (to the right) you go on the keyboard, the louder the reverb gets.

That’s a single line match/transform Stream Byter Input rule:

9X = BX 5B X2

The above rule can be summarized as follows: For every note event received, set the value of the ‘reverb’ controller number (on same channel as note) to the MIDI note number of the note.

Rules can be joined. Imagine you want to toggle the value of another knob from top to bottom every time you hit an A3 on the keyboard, but you don’t want the message to go out for 10 seconds? That’s another rule. Generally rules do one or more of these things, and often combine them:

* decompose and recompose longer MIDI messages
* filter MIDI messages
* transform MIDI messages
* produce more MIDI messages

The first case, decompose MIDI messages, will be useful for parsing incoming sysex dumps for hardware synths that produce parseable sysex dumps for patches.

Writing Stream Byter rules does require knowledge of the MIDI protocol and how to construct rules correctly. There is an introductory tutorial on the Audeonic site and the full Stream Byter manual is available there too. There is also a dedicated section to the Stream Byter on the Audeonic forum. Midi Designer customers are welcome to post questions or requirements there where the developer and other Stream Byter users will help out.

Stream Byter input and output rules are saved and shared with your layout. Any MIDI Designer Pro 2 user may open a layout with rules someone else has authored free of charge. There’s an in-app purchase to author or edit Stream Byter rules. This IAP will be available upon release of MIDI Designer Pro 2.96. It will be priced at $1.99 for the first three months, and then return to its normal price of $8.99. See midiDR.com/streambyter for instructions and information.

In addition to the Stream Byter Plugin, Version 2.96 provides Slow Reset to Default. When a supercontrol button is set to “Reset to Default,” it can now also snap the subcontrol to its value over time. This gives you a slow reset and a precursor of what’s to come with presets.

Get Midi Designer Pro 2 here http://mididesigner.com/

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