2016
10/16
Shame iPad and Novation Circuit Performance
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ruslan

Ruslan Cebrail is having another go at his live setup and it sounds wicked!. Check out his latest jam entitled “Shame”.

Inspired by a move with the same title.

Apps used:

Blocs Wave – Make & Record Music – Novation
AUM – Audio Mixer – Kymatica (Jonatan Liljedahl)
AUFX – Kymatica (Jonatan Liljedahl)
Samplr – Touch the Music – Marcos Alonso
KORG Module – KORG INC.

Follow Ruslan’s music on his Youtube here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFWPni0jHD5RSeu_f4W0ekQ

2016
08/24
Ruismaker FM Drum Synthesizer AudioUnit
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Ruismaker FM

Following up on the success of Ruismaker, here’s her crazy twin-sister, designed for people who want to design their own percussion sounds from scratch.

Ruismaker FM’s flexible synthesis engine lets you create anything from snaredrums, kickdrums and spacy toms to weird and unconventional percussive sounds and effects.

Works conveniently inside your sequencer and Audio Unit Instrument hosts so you can focus on making electronic music without app switching and screen juggling like before.

*IMPORTANT* Audio Units are plug-ins that need a compatible host app to work. Ruismaker FM has been tested to work beautifully with Steinberg Cubasis, Apple Garageband, Modstep and AUM.

Ruismaker FM

– Audio Unit Instrument (AUv3): making music on iOS doesn’t get more convenient
– Use Ruismaker FM’s flexible FM synth engine to create thousands of sounds
– Comes with loads of factory preset sounds as examples
– Does not use any samples; all sounds are synthesized in realtime, on the fly
– Light on the CPU, so you can run lots of instances simultaneously
– Has an extra compact 4″ UI mode; especially for iPhone SE and iPhone 5S
– Fully automatable parameters (requires host support)
– Fully MIDI controllable using MIDI CC
– Download the advanced guide on ruismaker.com for more details about parameter automation, available instruments and MIDI implementation

iOS Audio Units are supported on iPads (iPad 4, iPad Mini 2 and up) and iPhones (iPhone 5S and up) with iOS 9 and higher.


Drums used in video Ruismaker FM and SwarPlug Tabla

2016
06/08
iDensity For iPad Update Adds Link and More
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iDensity iOS

iDensity is a new real-time software designed for asynchronous sound file granulation, a genuine granular playground able to generate a wide range of usual and not so usual effects: time/pitch shifting, time/pitch jittering, intricate textures, grain fountain/pulverizer, recording and manipulation of buffers, complex scrub pad exploration, dynamic envelope shape and many more. iDensity for iPad will give you all the basic and advanced tools you need to manipulate sound in subtle and surprising ways. All these features are packed in an optimized, user-friendly, visually sharp interface that is easy to access when fast-improvising live, composing in a studio, or sound designing at home and on the go! You will have the power, freedom, and flexibility to create like never before – on your iPad. Control and shape grains, anytime, anywhere with Density for iPad.

iDensity Screen

What’s New in Version 2.5

+ Ableton Link in integration, find out more about Link at http://ableton.com/link
+ Multichannel Audiobus/IAA routing
+ New MIDI Pitch Keyboard
+ Export/Load Live Buffer
+ Clear Live Buffer
+ New SYNC for LFO and Sequencer
+ New Wave Draw minimal/precise
+ New Mixer with Streams Panning
+ New record/loop waveform scrub
+ New iCloud Drive and Document Picker for Presets and Files
+ iPhone Landscape Left/Right
+ Extended Sample Load Time up to 300 secs.
+ MIDI Clock improved
+ Play/Stop responds to MIDI Clock message
+ Play Sync quantization
+ Improved Toggle Interaction
+ Improved UI
+ AudioCopy 3


Demo of scrub mode gesture recording in iDensity by apeSoft (v2.5+). Please excuse slight distortion in places on audio this was my audio recording not the app.

+ Six Granular Streams
+ High Density Granulation
+ Sampled and Live granulation
+ In-Stream Echo and RM post Fx
+ Multichannels Audiobus Inter-App Audio support
+ MIDI, Virtual Midi and Network
+ Sharing common audio files via iTunes, Dropbox AudioCopy etc…
+ Snapshots Presets Morphing Pad
+ Post Fx chain: Parametric and High Shelf Filters, Classic Reverb and Dynamics Processor
+ Scrub Recording and playback
+ etc.

iDensity

2016
04/04
Free Ambient Bansuri Indian Flute Sample
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Bansuri iPad sample

Today I recorded a couple notes from my Bansuri to my iPad. I ran the condenser mic through a tube pre and then through a Strymon Big Sky reverb. The file was then recorded and shared via iPad to Dropbox. You can download the sample here. Feel free to use it in your music!

Bansuri sample https://www.dropbox.com/s/w8za6na6h7hz9uu/Indian%20Flute%20Strymon%20Big%20Sky.wav?dl=0

Listen to what iPad Musician Grant Basma Horsnell did with it!

Apps used:

Audioshare

Borderlands Granular

Dadelus

2016
02/15
Korg Triton For iPad iPhone In Korg Module
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Korg announces Triton sounds for Module. ・“TRITON Best Selection” is newly available in the Expansion Sound Library. (In-app purchase)

KORG Module is a high-quality sound module app for iPad that contains a professional sound library. With just your iPad and a MIDI keyboard such as the new microKEY, you can play studio-quality keyboard and grand piano sounds anywhere. You can also use the sounds of KORG Module for the KORG Gadget music production app. Maintaining its position at the forefront of mobile music apps, KORG now offers you a new style of performance and production with KORG Module for iPad.

*** 50% OFF until Feb 23! Sale Price US$19.99 (Reg. Price US$39.99). Expansion Sound Libraries for in-app purchase are also offered at 50% discounted prices. ***

Korg Triton iPad iPhone Module

What’s New in Version 2.0.0

● “TRITON Best Selection” is newly available in the Expansion Sound Library (In-app purchase)
● Master tune – professional tuning range from 420 Hz to 460 Hz
● Now supports Pitch Bend and Modulation control
● Other minor bug fixes and improvements

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

Korg Triton Module

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

FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS
● Stunningly high-quality piano and a full range of keyboard sound engines
● Five dedicated sound engines : Acoustic Piano/Electric Piano/Clav/Organ/Multi
● Ultra-low latency sound engine
● With just an iPad and the new microKEY, you can enjoy great sound anywhere
● Mobile music production in tandem with KORG Gadget
● Convenient set list function with a PDF/image score viewer and music player
● Power-up even more with expansion sound libraries: TRITON Best Selection / Ivory Mobile Grand / PREMIER Vintage Organ
● Easily record your performances, and share song sketches on SoundCloud
● Integrating iOS technology that’s indispensable for the mobile environment

*** Stunningly high-quality piano and a full range of keyboard sound engines ***
KORG Module has five dedicated sound engines, providing a number of high-quality sounds that can be played back on your iPad using the “NATIVE ENGINE”. These engines feature technology that was developed for KORG’s historic line of workstations and synthesizers including: Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, Clav, Organ, and Multi. Each display has carefully selected parameters, making it convenient and easy to adjust the sounds. We’ve also carefully ensured ideal playability and designed the system for ultra-low latency. Once you experience the quality of the sounds being produced from the slim body of your iPad, you’ll agree that Module is radically different than anything else currently on the market.

*** With just an iPad and the new microKEY, you can enjoy great sound anywhere ***
KORG Module and the microKEY are the best possible combination for a mobile performance environment. With the new microKEY which supports a damper, or the microKEY Air which provides a wireless connection via Bluetooth MIDI, your iPad can transform into a high-quality sound module. In your room, in a practice studio, or performing on stage,, it’s easy to set up and immerse yourself in a superb playing experience wherever you are. Of course you can also use any MIDI keyboard that can connect to your iPad via Apple Lightning – USB camera adapter. The velocity curve function conforms the sound to your playing dynamics, so you’ll be able to perform comfortably using any MIDI keyboard. Even if you don’t have a MIDI keyboard, you can use the apps on-screen keyboard, phrase function, or MIDI player to play the sounds. The MIDI player can load and play standard MIDI files for your listening enjoyment.

*** Mobile music production in tandem with KORG Gadget ***
You can also use the high-quality KORG Module sounds inside KORG Gadget, the mobile music production app. If you have Module and Gadget, the five tools Salzburg, Montreal, Alexandria, Firenze, and Glasgow are added inside, allowing access the same way as Gadget. These five powerful gadgets will add even more variety to your music productions, raising your music to the next level. Whether for performance or for production, both of these apps deliver ultimate sound.

Korg Module

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