2019
01/29
AUM Updated With Bug Fixes
Author View comments Tags Tags: , , , , ,

The flexible audio mixer, plugin host, recorder, and connection hub. Multi-channel interface support, busses, fx sends, built-in EQs, and much more.

This is a quick 1.2.7 update that fixes a crash when trying to present the available parameters of certain AUv3 plugins.

Full list of improvements, fixes, and new stuff for the recent 1.2.6 update below:

User Interface:
– Speed up app launch
– New Save UI with folder picker navigation
– Add search bar to node picker (drag down to reveal it) where you can search for plugins and IAA apps, etc
– Append current date and time to ‘Untitled’ session name
– Use title of source node for unnamed channels.
– FilePlayer preview: auto-play when tapping preview button
– Tapping ‘home’ button in chan bookmark menu when already at the start now scrolls to the end
– Bus sends: show amount in dB as well as percent
– Show parameter min/max in MIDI control list for built-in filters etc
– Add time and date in engine status view (tap DSP/battery indicator)
– Various UI layout and transition improvements
– If main audio engine is not running, color play button red and show warning message when tapped
– Allow access to transport controls while Clock Options menu is open
– Use numbers and punctation keyboard for value edit popups
– Various graphics optimizations and pixel-level tweaks
– Sort folders first in file lists
– Various users guide updates

Engine:
– Add 8 more mix busses
– Add metronome pre-roll-only toggle in Clock Options menu.
– Automatically reset transport when changing pre-roll if not running
– Deactivate audio session when going background and stopping audio. fixes unresponsive audio engine in some cases after switching between apps
– Don’t stop engine if disconnected from host unless running in background

MIDI:
– New optimized MIDI engine, with sample accurate timing for AUv3 and IAA midi
– Many improvements for the MIDI matrix: full screen, color coding, icons, activity indicators
– Add MIDI route button in the main top bar for quick access to MIDI matrix
– MIDI source lists: add activity indicators and icons
– Allow swiping to clear an assigned MIDI parameter, swipe on a subpage for ‘CLEAR ALL’
– Handle MMC deferred play message (same as play)
– If AUv3 plugin has only one MIDI out, don’t name it
– Various fixes for MIDI SysEx

Audio Unit Extensions:
– Allow plugins to expose a single main parameter to display next to the node. (default to first parameter returned from parametersForOverviewWithCount)
– Use the parameter tree hierarchy when listing parameters
– Add ‘last time used’ sort mode for AU plugin node picker
– Add show-own-controls toggle (for plugins built-in keyboard etc)
– Show param min/max in MIDI control list
– Allow plugins to update their shortName dynamically
– Clip plugin MIDI output timestamps in case they are out of bounds
– Call selectViewConfiguration after resize

Bugfixes:
– Avoid crash when removing channel with a node that receives MIDI from an AU and has a bus output/send.
– Fix occasional crash when MIDI learning parameter
– Use actual filename as title when loading session from file. Avoids confusion after renaming files
– IAA nodes: fix rare crash after ejecting node
– Various layout fixes for recent iOS device models
– Fix crash when Link tempo drops fast in some configurations
– Fix crash when enabling MIDI clock send while already running
– Bus Sends: fix double-tap for default value

MORE INFO HERE http://kymatica.com/apps/aum

2019
01/29
iFretless Bass Adds More Sounds
Author View comments Tags Tags: , , , ,

iFretless Bass App For iPad

iFretless Bass is a professional virtual instrument that provides bass and guitar players with an expressive fretless playing surface. The layout is like an eight string bass guitar with the notes colored black and white like the keys of a piano. Although it looks different from a guitar neck, bass players will find it surprisingly easy to use.

The app’s ability to measure the force of touches on the screen allows it to respond to dynamics and accented notes with a wide range of different tones for each instrument.

What’s New
Version History
Jan 6, 2019 Version 4.4.13
1) 13 deeply sampled bass sounds.
2) MIDI input and output.
3) Audio Unit 3 support.
4) Audiobus, Inter-App Audio (IAA) support.
5) Parametric Equalizer.
6) MPE multi-channel MIDI support.
7) Accurate touch force sensing, even on devices that don’t support 3D touch.

FEATURES
1) 13 deeply sampled bass sounds
2) MIDI input and output
3) Audio Unit 3 support
4) Audiobus support
5) Parametric Equalizer
6) MPE multi-channel MIDI support
7) Accurate touch force sensing, even on devices that don’t support 3D touch

BASS SOUNDS
1) Fretless bass
2) Slap bass
3) Jazz bass
4) Acoustic upright bass
5) Pick bass
6) Muted Pick Bass
7) Hard Fingerstyle Bass
8) Electric upright bass
9) Saw wave analog synth bass
10) Chameleon synth bass
11) Snarling synth bass
12) FM synth bass
13) Wonder synth bass

MORE INFO HERE http://ifretless.com/ifretless.php

2019
01/19
Keystage Master Controller App
Author View comments Tags Tags: , , , ,

Master instrument controller

KeyStage is a master controller app designed mainly for keyboard players. With KeyStage, you can simultaneously control any number of hardware and software instruments using any number of MIDI controllers in an organized way.

Each project consists of sections (which corresponds to sections of a song). In each section you can change sounds and sound parameters of connected instruments, create complex splits and layers of your keyboard(s), change the functionalities of sliders/knobs/pedals of your MIDI controllers by creating advanced MIDI mappings, view PDF and JPG files (e.g. sheet music) and lyrics, and much more.

1.2 Jan 18, 2019
• Instrument presets database with auto suggestions
• Setlist management
• Virtual MIDI ports
• Default track color and channels for each MIDI alias
• You can mute/unmute tracks by double tapping on them
• You can control master volume multiplier using custom translators and X/Y console
• Custom translators can now manipulate program change messages
• You can use program change messages to change sections and songs (in setlist mode)
• Portrait mode now shows the control console for parts, tracks, section and the song
• Master volume multipliers lower range is changed to 0
• Bug fixes involving detailed view, undo/redo operations and the solo button

The live console of KeyStage is optimized for live performances. For each section, you can view one of the five live units in the live console:

1. Info Unit, which show an overview of the section including the keyboard ranges, volumes and pitch translations of each instrument
2. XY Touch Surface, where you can assign control change or pitch bend parameters to x and y axis
3. Lyrics Unit, where you can show the lyrics for the section
4. Media Unit, where you can view PDF and JPG files
5. Piano Unit, which is a virtual MIDI piano with a pitch bend

Try the free Lite version! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keystage-lite/id1437899019?ls=1&mt=8

LIST OF FEATURES
• Connect any number of MIDI controller to any number of MIDI instruments by creating tracks.
• Assign any region of your keyboard(s) to any connected instrument.
• Change velocity curve and velocity limits, and create velocity splits and layers.
• Transpose notes and restrict notes to any key using pitch shifter.
• Send program change, bank select and control change messages to connected instruments.
• Create instrument presets to easily change sounds of instruments
by choosing patch names from patch lists. KeyStage can also import Cubase Patch Scripts to automatically create instrument presets for your MIDI instruments.
• KeyStage automatically detects new MIDI connections and recommends matching instrument presets from a database.
• Simulate auto-sustain on any connected instrument.
• Change or filter any MIDI signal using custom translators. Use “Relative Control” switch to smoothly change the parameters of your instruments without any jumps.
• Use XY control unit to send control change and pitch bend messages to any connected MIDI instrument.
• Create setlists, quick access all the songs in a setlist from a setlist bar, move to previous/next songs from live console or using external MIDI.
• Create virtual MIDI inputs/outputs for KeyStage.
• Use virtual MIDI piano controller to play connected instruments.
• View PDF and JPG files. Link any page or region of any file to any section.
• Backup and restore your songs and global properties to Dropbox.
• Map special actions (like changing octaves, switching sections, changing pages of a PDF file) to notes and controllers using custom translators.
• Use MPE routing to control any MIDI instrument using MPE controllers like Seaboard. Use custom translators to change the functionalities of each MPE dimension.
• KeyStage supports smooth transitions between sections. Pressed notes will continue to sound when you switch sections.

More info and download here https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keystage/id1406132634

2019
01/03
Aphelian Electro Funk Demo
Author View comments Tags Tags: , , , ,

Aphelian iPad app

APHELIAN features a new kind of sequencer, based on a geometrical metaphor. The interface is composed of 4 independent instruments, distributed in the corners. Each instrument has a SHAPE that function as a TIMELINE.

The user can DRAW EVENTS in the TIMELINE to create melodies. The SHAPES are located over a NOTE MAP that defines the NOTE of each EVENT. The SHAPES can be easily transformed using gestures that take full advantage of the touch screen.

Any transformation in the SHAPE results in a predictable modification in the musical composition. APHELIAN offers an amazing balance between joyful exploration and accurate detail control, proposing an organic way to compose music.

Inspired by Johannes Kepler’s geometrical model of the solar system, where the planets play melodies as they orbit the sun assembling a cosmic symphony.

FEATURES
4 orbital sequencer engines.
1 Global Harmonic controller
4 Internal Synthesizers.
1 Internal Drum machine.

SUPPORTS: Inter App Audio, Ableton Link Sync, MIDI OUT per channel (Note on/off and Control Change), Audiobus and Audiobus State

Organize/Backup your sessions and banks through the Files App

Share your sessions using the standard share menu

More info here https://aphelian.io/

2019
01/02
New Synth EG WaveShaper
Author View comments Tags Tags: , , , , , ,

WaveShaper synthesizer for iOS

EG WaveSHAPER is the first synthesizer that lets you create your sound with a finger.

Draw the waveform on the screen or shape a builtin one, mix it with a classic analog oscillator and a sub oscillator and automate all the knobs with 2 drawable LFOs and 2 ENVs

HYBRID WAVESHAPING ENGINE
‘Waveshaping is a synthesis-and-transformation technique that turns simple sounds into complex sounds’

2 wavetables can be designed and morphed to create unique and dynamic sounds under your finger, choosing the morph attack and release; complex spectra can be created waveshaping the oscillator and introducing non linear distortion, rich harmonics and a tube-vacuum behaviour.
The hybrid Waveshaping/Wavetable engine lets you combine a wavetable oscillator with a classic oscillator and a sub oscillator, to add additional sound layers and depth.

LFOs & ENVs
2 Lfo and 2 Envelopes with indipendent time can be assigned to virtually any of the synth parameters. They can also be graphically designed with the touch of your finger or you can choose among the builtin envelopes.

OTHER FEATURES
– Hybrid Wavetable/Waveshaping engine
– Draw your wavetable oscillator with your finger
– 100+ presets (Pad, Lead, Bass and Fx)
– 30+ builtin waveforms to use and modify
– 2 LFOs and 2 ENVs assignable to any parameter
– FX: Reverb, Delay and EG Crush
– Detune osc to create huge unison sounds
– FM and Noise with configurble FM Ratio and Noise eq
– VCF and Reso filters
– Complete presets management with export and share
– Core MIDI: MIDI in, MIDI CC, MIDI channel pressure control
– AU3 with full knobs parameters automation
– Universal for iPad & iPhone

More info here https://www.elliottgarage.com/

  • DAILY STATS


    9,642
    VISITORS
    TODAY
    Powered By Google Analytics
  • iPad Loops is a music app blog dedicated to exposing the best iPad apps for iOS musicians, producers, and Djs. This is not a database of every app. It is, however, one of useful recommendations from someone with many years in music production. I try to update it on a daily basis (ok sometimes every two days) and I do my best to post useful apps only. My name is Jason Donnelly (Dj Puzzle). You might know me from my royalty free loop packs and sound design. Some of the apps that contain my loops are Retronyms AudioCopy, LP-5, iPRO.DJSAMPLER, Looptastic, and Audio Elements. My work is published by Magix Soundtrack Loops, Sample Logic, Pakotec, Loopmasters, Acoustica, Xmix, Sound Trends, and many more. Subscribe to our RSS feed below to get updated when new apps are posted.

  • SUBSCRIBE:

  • FOLLOW ON YouTube

    FOLLOW ON Reddit

    iPadLoops RSS Feed



    Instagram
  • Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Tags

  • Archives

  • Alexa Rank