2018
11/26
RE-1 Tape Echo Update
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Analog tape echo app

RE-1 is a full featured virtual Tape Machine capable of delivering authentic tape based echo and chorus effects but it doesn’t stop there. With it’s interactive tape player, sample, loop and overdub features it’s possible to use it like a virtual tape recorder, sample player, looper or simply as a master effect.

What’s new in RE-1 Tape Machine v1.1.1:
– Added support for direct sample import via document picker
– Added support for MIDI transport control (start/stop)
– Fixed an issue where setting the tempo below 30bpm while looping would cause a crash in both, standalone and AUv3 mode.
– Fixed an issue where on iPhone info popovers could not be closed
– Fixed an issue where the app would crash when accessing the sample library on a device running iOS11 or older.

Overview:
– Virtual Tape deck including 3 individually controllable read heads, variable delay time and feedback
– Interactive user interface and realtime visualisation of various parameters related to the tape simulation
– Dedicated controls for Wow, Flutter, Color, Tape Hiss & saturation amount
– Tape Loop mode with overdub, tape reverse and time-stretching
– Sample/Loop library loads wave files onto the virtual tape loop
– Transport and Tempo Sync
– Stereo Spread & Stereo Panner
– Input processing: Highpass filter
– Output processing: 2 band eq

Tape Echo:
– Authentic tape echo emulation
– Multi-tap delay with 3 individually controllable read heads
– Color Control adjusts the echo’s tone from dark to bright
– Delay Time: 5ms – 1000ms (or 1/32th to 1/1)
– Wow & Flutter
– Tape Hiss and Saturation
– Stereo spread
– Stereo panner

Looper / Sample Player:
– Uses the tape like a traditional looper with unlimited overdubs
– Configurable Loop length with 1 – 8 bars and tempo sync and tape reverse
– Tape transport can be linked to the host’s transport controls
– Time stretching keeps loops in sync
– Samples/loops can be loaded onto the tape directly
– Samples can be created from the tape loop and stored in the sample library at any time
– Factory content includes a variety of loops grouped by style
– Samples/loops can be imported from and exported to other apps

Connectivity:
– Standalone
– AUv3
– InterApp-Audio
– Audiobus
– Ableton Link
– MIDI (Tempo, CC, Program Change)

– Requirements:
– iOS 11+

Get RE-1 here http://numericalaudio.com/re1/#overview

2018
11/26
Fingerlabs Mellowsound Mellotron
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Mellotron app for iOS

Mellowsound is an emulation of a legendary instrument, a keyboard sampler from the 60s used by many famous artists like the Beatles, David Bowie, Radiohead and many others, this mythic instrument is called The Mellotron. You probably never heard his name but the melodies created with it are mythical.

As we have the chance to own a Mellotron M400, we wanted to share with you this unique sound, so we sampled all the notes from our beloved Mellotron, one by one, for all the instruments tapes.

With Mellowsound, you will be able to play Mellotron everywhere, with professional audio quality (16bit/44Khz).
It’s now like have a vintage orchestra in your pocket!

In the same spirit, we designed a smooth and photo-realistic user-interface as an homage to our dear Mellotron.

Include in the free version the instruments: Flute, Clarinet and Sax. Get the « Full Version » IAP to get all the 14 instruments, including : Electric guitar, Vibraphone, Sad Strings, Piano, Choirs, and many more.

Features:
✔ 3 free instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Sax
✔ Basic Mellotron settings: Volume, Tone & Pitch
✔ Metronome
✔ Mixer (instrument & Metronome, Volume & Pan)
✔ Midi support (plug your own keyboard)
✔ AudioBus & Inter-App Audio support

Full Version:
✔ 14 instruments
✔ FX: Tremolo, Delay & Reverb
✔ Live Recording

Get Mellowsound here http://fingerlab.net/portfolio/mellowsound

2018
11/18
QuantiChord Chord app for iOS
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QuantiChord Chord generator app for iOS

“QuantiChord” is a MIDI effect that generates chords from incoming notes and quantizes the results to a pre-defined scale. It can be used as a standalone application or as an Audio Unit MIDI effect plug-in.

The chord is generated by adding up to 8 transposed notes to the original note played. Once the chord is generated, it is quantized to limit it to the selected output scale.

The application supports full internal and external MIDI connections for input and output. An internal sound bank is included.

The Audio Unit MIDI effect plug-in supports multiple instances. A compatible host is required to run the plug-in. The host must support the Audio Unit MIDI effect format.

Features:

• Standalone application and Audio Unit MIDI effect plug-in
• 8 transposing sliders from -24 to +24 semi-tones (+/- 2 octaves)
• 1 global transposer slider
• Scale quantizer
• Lockable parameter protection when switching presets
• Resizable keyboard
• Multitasking
• Sample-accurate timing
• Internal sound bank
• Receiving MIDI from external MIDI sources
• Internal routing of inputs, outputs
• Send MIDI to a virtual port that can be used as MIDI input by other “Core MIDI” compatible applications
• Random creation of presets
• Presets browser
• Full support of “Split View” and “Slide Over”

Compatible hosts supporting Audio Unit MIDI effect:

• Cubasis
• Audiobus
• AUM
• BeatMaker
• apeMatrix

Supported MIDI connections:

• Virtual “Core MIDI” connections between applications
• iOS compatible MIDI interfaces
• MIDI over Wifi

Requirements:

An iPad or iPhone with iOS 12 or later

Get QuantiChord here http://dev.laurentcolson.com/quantichord.html

2018
11/15
Beatmaker 3 Update
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Beatmaker 3 iPad iPhone

BeatMaker brings unmatched efficiency and depth in an intuitive audio and MIDI workstation.
Look no further, the power of traditional desktop software and real hardware is now united into one single production studio.

What’s new:

>>> 3.0.12
– Prevent from adding MIDI Effects on Audio, Auxiliary and Output tracks
– Hot fix Recording undo
– Stability improvements for AudioUnit plugins (Fixing Lo-fly dirt & Fly tape)
– Better automation recording for On/Off parameters (Fly tape can now be recorded easily)

>>> 3.0.11
– Adding MIDI effects capabilities for Banks and Pads
– AudioUnit MIDI effect support (Fixing BramBos Rozeta, etc…)
– Improved AudioUnit stability
– Adding pro-level transient detection for slicing samples
– Adding automation slider in the editor for parameter recording on the fly
– Adding On/Off Toggle for automation quantisation (better precision for recording parameter changes).
– Better automation recording for AudioUnits
– Better selection tool in automation editors
– Adding a quick save button in the transport bar
– Fix audio export rare crash concerning streamed samples with small loops
– Improvement to audio track recording & Fix monitoring issue
– Updated Ableton Link
– Updating ZPlane Elastique Timestretch
– Adding Live Timestretch High Performance / High Quality Options
– Adding a delete option for focus action templates and effect presets
– Various stability improvements

>>> 3.0.10
– You will be prompted before BeatMaker 3 performs a library update / indexing. This will resolve the issue with slow app launch. You can always perform this action from the Settings screen within the app.
– Indexing of library files is now quicker and more robust.
– When indexing files and downloading packs from the sound-store, make sure the device doesn’t auto-locks.
– If the library database gets corrupted, BeatMaker 3 will warn you and offer to reset it.
– Added an option in the iOS Settings app, to reset the database file. This can solve issue with bogus libraries.
– Added a way to enable or disable the lookahead in the “Dynamics” effect, as well as setting the lookahead time for further tweaking.

Get Beatmaker 3 https://intua.net/beatmaker3

2018
11/13
Beatwave 3 is here
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Beatwave makes it easy to create amazing music.

What’s new in Beatwave v3.0:
Version 3!

This is huge update that I hope you’ll love. Any questions, issues or ideas please let me know at dave@collect3.com.au.

NEW DESIGN
Fresh new design that supports all devices including the new iPad Pro 3rd Generation and iOS 12.

UNLIMITED TRACKS.
Now you can layer as many instruments as you want.

EXTENDED GRID
Play notes over 5 octaves with the extended note grid.

KEYBOARD AND DRUM PAD
Perform and create melodies and beats in real time with keyboard and drum pad.

MIX LOOPS
Mix and loop your arrangements to create the perfect song.

NEW SOUNDS
New starter sounds and demo songs.

MIX
Mix and loop your arrangements to create the perfect song. Beatwave allows to mix your loops so you can easily explore and refine your musical ideas. Layer multiple tracks and sound to create rich tracks.

CREATE
The Beatwave grid lets you construct beats and melodies easily. Never play a wrong note with auto tuned notes and auto chords. Use the built in rhythm keyboard and drum generator to build great melodies and drum tracks without any music knowledge.

PRODUCE
Beatwave comes with 15 great sounds. Download up to 200 more with Beatwave Pro. Every sound lets you tweak, and tune so you can produce the perfect sound. Add filters, sweeps, and other effects to your mix.

DESIGN
Create your own instruments. Import and create your own sounds for custom synths and drum kits.

ANYWHERE
Beatwave is a free and universal download for iPhone and iPad. So anywhere inspiration hits, you’ll have Beatwave available.

Get Beatwave 3 http://beatwave.co/

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