2016
12/22
Midi Designer 2 Custom MIDI Controller App
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MDP2 (MIDI Designer Pro 2) is an app for building your own customized MIDI controllers for iOS devices such as iPad and iPhone. You can choose from tons of preset templates for popular hardware devices and software DAWs OR create your own.

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Dream, create and play your perfect MIDI controller with MIDI Designer Pro 2:
○ Reviewed and loved by DJ Tech Tools, Recording Magazine, Sound on Sound and Keyboard Magazine
○ Winner of Sonic Touch Gold Award for Best App
○ Trusted on stage by veteran touring acts like Todd Rundgren and newer projects like POSTYR and Groove Boston
○ A studio cornerstone for music producers like Shadow Child and Oliver for tweaking tons of vintage gear
○ Used by musicians, VJs and DJs all around the world
○ The platform of choice for community- and professionally-sourced layouts for top-flight gear (e.g., Korg, Roland, Moog, Eventide, Yamaha)

If you can dream it, you can create it in MIDI Designer.

○ Control all MIDI-enabled hardware and software: synths, effects, DAWs, plug-ins, DJ, VJ & lighting rigs, other iOS apps, robots, cruise ships, rail guns, particle accelerators
○ Near-zero latency connections via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Lightning Cable (with musicIO) or any class-compliant MIDI hardware
○ Design your perfect controller using customizable knobs, sliders, XY pads, labels, panels and more
○ Use supercontrols and subcontrols for advanced functionality with no scripting, ever
○ Choose background color, texture and LED color for up to 8 banks of 6 pages each
○ Save, load and share your layouts and pages
○ Send/receive all MIDI message types (e.g., sysex, NRPN and 14-bit CC)
○ Use MDP2 as a heads-up display for external hardware via the “Pedalboards Feature”
○ Explore presets and other features at mididesigner.com/manual: discover a mature, reliable platform for your controller design and performance

MDP2 is easy to use, infinitely flexible and customizable, and battle-tested in performance. It’s the most-respected MIDI controller for iOS

* * * * * dream | create | play * * * * *

WHAT’S NEW IN MDP2?
○ Completely-redesigned look: Glow. More beautiful, practical and functional with a new Home screen
○ IAP with new control types: Image Panels, Pickers and Meters (free DAW plugin from musicIO)
○ Preset Packs: share global presets with users of the same layout
○ Browse and upload within MDP2 to interact seamlessly with the Community
○ Hundreds of smaller new features, bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements for greater flexibility, stability and speed

The MIDI Designer Community has built layouts for popular MIDI targets, including:
○ Akai: Miniak (= Alesis Micron)
○ Cakewalk: Sonar
○ CamelAudio: Camelspace, CamelPhat
○ Casio: XW Solo Synth (XW-P1, XW-G1), Privia PX-5S
○ Clavia: Nord Lead 4
○ Dave Smith Instruments (DSI): DSI MoPho, DSI Desktop Evolver
○ Eventide: Pitchfactor, Timefactor
○ Fractal Audio: Axe FX II
○ IK Multimedia: Amplitube
○ Jomox: MBase 11
○ Kawai: K3m, K1r Vector Control
○ Korg: 707, DSS-1, EX-8000, ElecTribe R (ER-1), Monotribe, Volca Series
○ Line6: Pod v2.0, Pod HD-500, DT-50 Series, POD X3 Live
○ Moog: Animoog, Little Phatty, Slim Phatty, MF-104m Analog Delay
○ Mutable Instruments: Shruthi, Anushri
○ Novation: Bass Station
○ Peavey: AT-200 Auto-Tune Guitar
○ Pioneer: RMX-500 (VST/AU)
○ Roland: JX-3P (PG-200), JX-8P (PG-800), MKS-30, MKS-50 (PG-300), JD-990, VG-99, Alpha Juno, Fantom X
○ Sequential Circuits: Prophet 600, Six-Trak
○ Sonic Charge: MicroTonic VST (μTonic)
○ Sonic Potions: LXR Digital Drum Synth
○ Strymon: “Trio” (BigSky, TimeLine, Mobius)
○ A Tasty Pixel: Loopy HD
○ TC Electronic: Nova Drive NDR-1
○ ValhallaDSP: ÜberMod, VintageVerb, FreqEcho, Shimmer, Room
○ Waldorf: Blofeld, Pulse, 4-Pole
○ Yamaha: S90, DX7 Reface, CS6X/R

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2016
12/20
Faster Charger For Your iPad Pro 12 inch
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Faster charging for those power users out there. Great for music producers who are using their iPad Pro 12.9 for extensive amounts of time.

The Apple 29W USB-C Power Adapter offers fast, efficient charging at home, in the office, or on the go.

This adapter is compatible with MacBook computers featuring a USB-C port and requires a USB-C Charge Cable (sold separately).

ORDER FROM AMAZON Apple Apple 29W USB-C Power Adapter (MJ262LL/A)

Use the cable with an Apple 29W USB-C Power Adapter to take advantage of the fast charging feature on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Two meters in length
Genuine Apple product

ORDER FROM AMAZON Apple MKQ42AM/A USB-C to Lightning Cable (2M)

2016
12/19
VCS3 Synthesizer For iPad and iPhone
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The VCS3 was created in 1969 by Peter Zinovieff’s EMS company. The electronics were largely designed by David Cockerell and the machine’s distinctive visual appearance was the work of electronic composer Tristram Cary. The VCS3 was more or less the first portable commercially available synthesizer—portable in the sense that the VCS 3 was housed entirely in a small, wooden case.

The VCS3 was quite popular among progressive rock bands and was used on recordings by The Alan Parsons Project, Jean Michel Jarre, Hawkwind, Brian Eno (with Roxy Music), King Crimson, The Who, Gong, and Pink Floyd, among many others. Well-known examples of its use are on The Who track “Won’t Get Fooled Again” (as an external sound processor, in this case with Pete Townshend running the signal of a Lowrey Organ through the VCS3’s filter and low frequency oscillators) on Who’s Next. Pink Floyd’s “On the Run” (from The Dark Side of the Moon) made use of its oscillators, filter and noise generator, as well as the sequencer. Their song Welcome to the Machine also used the VCS3. The bassy throb at the beginning of the recording formed the foundation of the song, with the other parts being recorded in response. The VCS3 was also a staple at the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop, and was a regular (and most frightening) sound generator for the Dr Who TV series. Many fo the monsters and atmoshere;s created for the show came directly from the VCS3.

What’s New in Version 2
+ Support for iPhone/iPod Touch
+ Support for AudioUnit V3, separate modules: VCO, VCF, SPRING, ENV, VCA, NOISE
+ New Input/Mic/Sampler Envelope Follower
+ New Sequencer Reset/Randomize Functions
+ New AudioShare support
+ AudioCopy SDK 3.4
+ Midibus 1.38 SDK
+ New Bluetooth A2DP High Quality
+ New Presets Manager Search Bar
+ New Control Manager Search Bar
+ New Samples Manager Search Bar
+ New ‘Save Preset As… in’ function permits you to chose a Bank where save it
+ New ‘Create Random Sound’ can modulate the random percentage and bypassing some critical parameters
+ Receive remote MIDI Clock, bug fixed
+ Audiobus Sequencer Play/Stop fixed with Ableton Link
+ Envelope Signal scale fixed
+ Mute switches are now Smoothed
+ Two SEQUENCER Parameters have been added to Control Manager
+ SpectralScope Amp/Time fixed
+ Startup crash fixed with no Internet connection
+ The Oscilloscope input is always an audio despite the Voltometer setting
+ IAA ZOMBIE bug fixed
+ iOS 10 SDK

Description

The VCS3 has three oscillators (in reality, the first 2 oscillators are normal oscillators and the 3rd an LFO or Low Frequency Oscillator), a noise generator, two input amplifiers, a ring modulator, a 18dB/octave (pre-1974) or 24dB/octave (after 1974) voltage controlled low pass filter (VCF), a trapezoid envelope generator, joy-stick controller, voltage controlled spring reverb unit and 2 stereo output amplifiers. Unlike most modular synthesizer systems which use cables to link components together, the VCS3 uses a distinctive patch board matrix into which pins are inserted in order to connect its components together.
Keyboards controller

DK1 keyboard controller

Although the VCS3 is often used for generating sound effects due to lack of built-in keyboard, there were external keyboard controllers for melodic play. The DK1 in 1969 was an early velocity sensitive monophonic keyboard for VCS3 with an extra VCO and VCA. Later it was extended for duophonic play, as DK2, in 1972. Also in 1972, Synthi AKS was released, and its digital sequencer with a touch-sensitive flat keyboard, KS sequencer, and its mechanical keyboard version, DKS, were also released.

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2016
12/16
Pads Pad Synth Audio Unit For iOS and MAC
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Pads is basically a wavetable synthesizer with a noise/grain generator and a high cut filter. With a carefully developed ”wobbler” that detunes the waveforms and makes small inconsistencies to several internal parameters and a nice sounding chorus, this synthesizer is able to create some really interesting and non-statical pad sounds.

Noteworthy features:

• AUv3, works with AUv3 compatible hosts like GarageBand, Cubasis, Auria, AUM etc.

• 30 handcrafted presets created by professional musicians

• Filter, Attack and volume can be modulated by velocity

• Controllable grit/grain level, sampled from a real hammond organ with a broken tone wheel

• Controllable wobble factor that adds analogue unpredictability

Important: Pads in stand-alone mode does not support IAA, Audiobus or MIDI. You can try it out using the keyboard at the bottom, but that’s it. We recommend using Pads with AUv3 compatible hosts.

iPhone 6 or later is recommended.
iPad Air 1 or later is recommended.

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2016
12/14
App For Making Music Videos
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Music is as much about the eyes as it is the ears. Our goal with VIDIAL is to give you the tools you need for creating great music videos, in both sight and sound, anytime anywhere.

VIDIAL is designed to make you look at sound better. With little to no technical ability, VIDIAL turns your smart device into a powerful audio/video production studio, letting you capture, trim, add filters and more to produce more creative and visually compelling videos.


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Capture performances within the app, so you never miss that awe-inspiring moment – or import, export and save to your camera roll to edit later. With VIDIAL’s elegant and ultra easy-to-use design, you can share it on your favorite social channel with just a few touches and swipes.

But, it doesn’t end there…VIDIAL brings with it built-in music video playlists for sharing your VIDIALS with the people that matter to you. Our exclusive music video playlists allows you to see what music videos are trending, and share your videos with an audience hungry for one thing – new music.

As artists, and on behalf of artists everywhere around the world, VIDIAL has been created for you, and for people from all corners of the world who may have not otherwise known of you to share in your journey.

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