iRig Midi Interface For iOS Devices
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iRig Midi Interface For iOS Devices

IK Multimedia tell us that iRig MIDI is an ultra-compact standard Core MIDI interface for iOS that connects any MIDI compatible device to the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Here’s the rest of the details from IK:

iRig MIDI connects MIDI keyboards, drum machines, drum pads, pedal boards and more to an iOS device to control not only the included SampleTank FREE* but also a world of MIDI-compatible apps such as GarageBand®. You can also use iOS apps to control external MIDI equipment such as sound modules, DAWs or lighting systems right from the mobile device.

iRig MIDI is the only compact iOS MIDI interface sporting 3 MIDI ports: IN/OUT/THRU. These connect to any standard MIDI jacks using the included 2 x 1.6m/5.2′ cables. iRig MIDI also has 2 LEDs for displaying the MIDI activity on the IN and OUT ports.

iRig MIDI also exclusively provides a micro USB port – with included cable – that connects to any standard USB power supply source so that the iOS device can stay fully powered during long sessions.


Standard Core MIDI interface connects any MIDI hardware device to Core MIDI-compatible apps like SampleTank FREE and GarageBand®
Directly connect MIDI keyboards, synthesizers, drum machines, drum pads, pedal boards and more using the included 2 x 5.2′ (1.6 m) MIDI 5-pin DIN cables
2 LEDs for MIDI IN/OUT activity display
Micro USB port can charge the iOS device while in use
Free apps included: SampleTank FREE the powerful sample-based sound module app and iRig MIDI Recorder FREE

iRig Midi is available at zZounds for $69.95 http://www.zzounds.com/item–IKMIRIGMIDI

iRig Guitar Interface For iPhone
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iRig Guitar Interface For iPhone

iRig Guitar interface adapter is the easiest way to get your instrument’s signal into iPhone/iPod touch/iPad. Simply plug iRig into your mobile device, plug your instrument into the iRig, plug headphones or amplifier to the output and you are ready to rock!

The iRig is the ideal companion not only to the mobile AmpliTube app, but also works with any other recording, processing or tuning app. Plus, you can also use the iRig with line level signal sources such as synthesizers, keyboards or mixers.

AmpliTube App

iRig Features
– Works on iPhone/iPod touch/iPad
– 1/4-inch female mono input jack connector
– 1/8-inch female stereo output mini-jack connector
– Connect electric guitar and bass
– Also works with line level signals from synthesizers, keyboards, mixers
– Output can be connected to headphones, amplifiers, powered speakers, mixers

Complete Interface and Software Solution
AmpliTube iRig is a combination of an easy-to-use instrument interface adapter and guitar and bass tone mobile software.

With AmpliTube iRig, you can plug your guitar into your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad and jam anywhere with world class guitar and bass tone right in the palm of your hand – from the leader in studio-class guitar and bass software.

Simply plug the iRig interface into your mobile device, plug your instrument into the appropriate input jack, plug in your headphones, amp or powered speakers, download AmpliTube for iPhone Free and start rocking!

You’ll have at your fingertips the sound and control of 3 recombinable simultaneous stompbox effects + amplifier + cabinet + microphone just like a traditional guitar or bass stage rig!

Add amps and effects as you need them — you can expand your rig with up to 11 stomps, 5 amps, 5 cabinets and 2 microphones in the AmpliTube iRig app custom shop.

Buy the iRig at zZounds FREE SHIPPING http://www.zzounds.com/item–IKMIRIG

Footswitch Controller For ipad
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Footswitch controller for iPad

A professional-quality pedal footswitch controller for your effects. With four assignable foot switches and a 1/4″ effects pedal input jack, our StompBox allows musicians to use a compatible iOS device (i.e., iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) as a portable, programmable effects board and practice rig. StompBox effectively recreates the experience of an actual pedalboard.

Developed in partnership with Frontier Design Group (developers of iShred LIVE, iShred, Guitar, and other apps for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch), StompBox brings a new level of realism to music effects apps like iShred LIVE by replicating the performance-ready durability of pro-quality effects pedals.

Connect StompBox to your iPad or other iOS device with a built-in 1-meter heavy-duty dock cable. StompBox gives you a bank of four professional quality user-assignable foot switches. In back, there’s an industry-standard 1/4″ mono jack to plug in a volume or expression pedal.


Studio-quality 4-channel effects pedalboard for use with guitar and other musical instruments
1/4″ jack accepts volume, wah-wah, or other expression pedals
Brings true pedalboard experience to iPad; interfaces with Frontier Group’s iShred LIVE app to switch between effects, start and stop practice tracks or metronome, and more
Heavy-duty built-in 1-meter dock cable links StompBox to iPad or other iOS device
Includes Griffin GuitarConnect Cable with 3 connectors for your musical instrument, your iOS device, and your sound system or headphones for private practice
Allows foot-switch control of other StompBox-enabled apps for iOS devices

Griffin Footswitch Controller: Griffin StompBox Pedal Footswitch Controller For iPad/ iPhone/ iPod touch

iShred app:

SoundPrism Midi Contoller For iPad
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SoundPrism Midi Controller For iPad

SoundPrism by Audanika

One of my FAVORITE apps for the iPad just keeps getting better. This is a new approach to controlling synths.

What is SoundPrism Pro?
* a professional composition tool and midi controller
* an interactive generator for harmonic sound textures and epic cinema tracks
* a completely new way to control existing VSTis, synthesizers and sound modules
* an intuitive way to visualize and internalize musical relationships
* an innovative way to interact musically with geometric pitch space visualizations
* a way to define awesome pitch layouts by using the new PitchClassShifter

What can I do with it?
* compose film soundtracks
* find new chord progressions for your tracks
* create loops with advanced tonality
* compose epic sound textures for your next video game
* provide your media presentations with self made music

***New Expression feature:***
– SoundPrism Pro now supports Accelerometer Input to control MIDI CC Events

What’s new in 2.5:
* Retina Support for the new iPad
* MIDI-In: Control SoundPrism with other MIDI controllers and apps
* Vastly improved MIDI-capabilities (local-off, dedicated Virtual-MIDI-ports, etc.)
* Improvements in usabilty
* Fullscreen Mode has been moved to the Settings App so it won’t be triggered by accident

SoundPrism connects to your favorite DAW or hardware synth
… via WiFi (iPhone, iPod touch or iPad) or USB (iPad only)
allows individual control of multiple instruments at the same time
support for non-diatonic scales (iPad only)
turns your iOS device into a wireless 3D MIDI controller

SoundPrism controlling a Moog Voyager

SoundPrism is available for $7.99 for a limited time.

Sunrizer Synth For iPad
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Horizon Synth

Sunrizer, otherwise known as Horizon, synth is a virtual analog synthesizer that takes the definition of iOs synthesizer to the next level. Thanks to carefully designed architecture and heavy usage of coprocessor it blurs the boundaries between iOs and hardware synthesizers. Sunrizer was built to perform and works perfectly with any MIDI keyboard or sequencer. A lot of research has been done in order to achieve unheard warmth and clarity.

What’s New in Version 2.5
* Update requires minimum iOS 5.0 *

– New effects: rotary speaker, equalizer as a separate module
– Dual band effects processing
– New filter types: Analog LP12, Waveshaper, Resonator, Resampler, LPF + Resampler, Frequency shifter. Filter key tracking for filter B.
– Stereo filters in parallel mode
– Phrase sequencer
– Keyboard velocity simulation
– ARP: random mode added
– Recordings export via DropBox
– Support for AudioBus v.1.0.1
– 2 banks added: New Horizon and app-sound.com ( 135 new presets )
– Adjustable polyphony
– Bug fixes and performance improvements

Kinda looks like a Roland JP8000

Demo of some presets:

· True SuperSaw sound emulation, first found in the legendary Roland JP-8000 synthesizer. SuperSaw is a layered waveform consisting of multiple saw waves which are detuned to create an extremely full and epic sound.
· Two filters per voice with configurable routing. 15 filter types available, including less common like Comb, Formant or Frequency shifter.
· The Morph Group function lets you continuously morph of up to 30 parameters in a sound (including effects), using only the modulation wheel.
· Full support for CoreMidi, MIDI mapping, Virtual Midi Ports and background audio.
· Multi mode lets you multiply oscillators to get unbelievably fat and full sound.

· 2 warm-sounding analog modelled oscillators, 2 sub-oscillators (except SuperSaw). Available waveforms: Saw, PWM pulse,Triangle, SuperSaw, FM (frequency of phase modulation). 6 oscillators per voice in multi-sono mode.
· Oscillator 2 hard-sync and configurable routing
· FM (true frequency modulation) and PM mode
· Osc-mix, ring modulator
· White noise oscillator

· Two independent filters per voice with configurable routing. Filter types: LPF, HPF, BPF, Analog LPF, Notch, Comb, All pass, Power LPF, Power BPF, Wave shaper, Resonator, Resampler, LPF+Resampler, Frequency shifter.
· Configurable routing: serial or parallel with bypass option.
· ADSR envelope, keyboard tracking and full LFO control.

· Two LFOs per voice. It’s possible to assign each LFO to almost any parameter. 3 LFO running modes: trigger, 1 shot, global. 6 waveforms, phase and fade-in knobs.
· The Morph Group function lets you continuously morph of up to 30 parameters in a sound (including effects), using only the modulation wheel.
· Two Modulation ADSR Envelopes for amplitude and filters cutoff.
· Pitch and modulation wheels.

· A number of effects are built in: distortion, hi-q reverb, chorus, rotary speaker simulation, equalizer, phaser and stereo delay. Dual-band FX processing.

· Sunrizer incorporates very powerful programmable arpeggiator. You should think of it more like a small step sequencer.

· Over 380 presets, 7 additional banks available for FREE in web library (more coming soon)
· Hold button allows you to to keep notes sustaining until you play new notes
· With Chord Memory function you can play the chord by only pressing single keys
· Phrase sequencer
· Compatible with AudioBus
· Adjustable polyphony: 6-20 voices
· Playback modes: poly, solo, arp
· Built-in recorder supporting AudioCopy, DropBox and iTunes file sharing.
· Supports CoreMidi and MidiMobilizer. MIDI key velocity can affect up to 3 parameters.

Sunrizer is available for $9.99

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