2011
07/26
Footswitch Controller For ipad
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Griffin Footswitch Stompbox

A professional-quality pedal 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.

Features

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

2011
07/11
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.

2011
07/02
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:

HIGHLIGHTS
· 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.

OSCILLATORS
· 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

FLEXIBLE MULTI FILTERS
· 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.

MODULATION
· 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.

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

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

OTHER FEATURES
· 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

2011
07/01
Most Professional Audio Interface For iPad
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iDock Audio interface for iPad

The Alesis iDock, or iO Dock, is as good as it gets if you’re looking for a professional audio and midi interface for your iPad. There seems to be some issue with the name Alesis originally had for this device. Their copy went out calling it the iDock but their Youtube video is calling it the iO Dock. Either way it’s cool and it’s finally here. We recommend ordering it from zZounds because they offer free ground shipping. Price $199 http://www.zzounds.com/item–ALEIODOCK

The iO Dock (patent pending) is the first device that enables anyone with an iPad or iPad 2 to create, produce, and perform music with virtually any pro audio gear or instruments. The iO Dock is a universal docking station specifically designed for the iPad and iPad 2, and it gives musicians, recording engineers, and music producers the connectivity they need to create and perform with iPad. Connect all your pro audio gear to virtually any app in the App Store with the iO Dock.

iDock Audio and Midi interface for iPad

FLEXIBLE FUNCTIONALITY
Songwriters, music producers and performers of all kinds will find that the iO Dock connects the iPad’s powerful processor, touch-screen interface and extensive library of apps to their collection of microphones, instruments, professional speaker and PA systems, MIDI controllers, sound modules, video projectors and much more.

With the iO Dock and an iPad, musicians and producers can record, perform, craft and create music in virtually any situation or location. Built to accommodate all current app-development standards including Core MIDI, the iO Dock is a universal device that bridges your choice of music-creation apps, instruments, and devices.

COMPLETE CONNECTIVITY
The iO Dock provides microphone and instrument users with two combination XLR and 1/4-inch inputs, each with its own gain control and switchable phantom power for condenser microphones. Guitarists and bassists will appreciate the iO Dock’s guitar-direct switch, enabling them to play, perform and record right into amplifier- and effects-modeling apps. Bands can connect outputs from their mixer and easily record their performances and rehearsals or use the iO Dock as a metronome or loop-playback device. Producers can use the iO Dock’s MIDI jacks to sequence external keyboards, samplers, drum machines and synthesizers, or perform using the iO Dock as the sound module and their favorite MIDI-compliant keyboard, drum pad or other controller. An assignable 1/4-inch footswitch input enables remote control of any app-defined function such as stop/start or record. Users can also connect the iO Dock to their Mac or PC using the USB port to send MIDI back and forth for creative, new applications of the iPad and computer used in tandem.

Users can connect the iO Dock’s stereo pair of 1/4-inch main outputs to studio monitors for critical listening, or to PA systems for use in performance settings. They can monitor on headphones, and independently control the levels of the two outputs, each on its own knob. Recording musicians will appreciate the iO Dock’s direct-monitor switch, which enables them to toggle between the incoming and playback signal on their headphones. Rounding out the iO Dock’s output section is a composite video connector, enabling users to employ the iO Dock as a source for video projection behind bands on stage, or for connection to most televisions and computer monitors.

RUGGED RELIABILITY
The iO Dock was built for the real world. Whether you’re keeping it in the safety of the studio or taking it out for recording or performance use in the club or on tour, the iO Dock will not only deliver the connectivity you need for audio applications, but it also serves as a rugged, protective case for the iPad. The iO Dock completely houses the iPad on the bottom and three side surfaces. It also encases the iPad’s screen in a protective bezel on three of its four edges, further shielding the mobile computing device from the potential for damage in punishing environments.

The applications of the iPad for music creation, production, and performance are limited only by your creativity. As an imaginative, cutting-edge music maker, the iO Dock empowers you to seamlessly connect the world of pro audio gear and instruments to the iPad and the massive collection of apps.

Where to buy Alesis iDock (iO Dock) GET IT HERE http://www.zzounds.com/item–ALEIODOCK

2011
04/27
Yamaha iOS Midi Interface For iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
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Yamaha i-MX1 Midi Interface

The i-MX1 by Yamaha was just recently announced. It is not yet available but we have some info here from Yamaha.

Yamaha introduces the i-MX1 on the Frankfurter Music fair – a MIDI interface that‘s connected to the Apple iPad and thus offering vast possibilities to control MIDI equipment.

The Apple iPad has proven itself as a very handy tool, combining a very nice touch panel with a reasonable size. It has sold in large quantities. On Winter NAMM 2011 Yamaha introduced a series of Apps that will allow a wireless controlling of the MOTIF XF Music Production Synthesizer.

To be able to control synthesizers that won‘t allow a wireless connection to the iPad, Yamaha now presents a MIDI interface that‘s connected to the iPad.

In a small, black device the i-MX1 carries the needed electronics and two connectors for the included adapter cables which represent the MIDI input and output (with the well known 16 MIDI channels each).

It does not just connect to the iPad, but to the iPhone and the iPod Touch, too. Since these devices are much smaller, they are even more handy controllers.

The i-MX1 is compatible to the drivers provided by the iPad-OS (iOS, Core MIDI), there‘s no need for special drivers. So even thirdparty applications that are using the iOS drivers can use the i-MX1 as MIDI-Interface.

The i-MX1 will help the iPad to continue its triumphal procession to the shores of ‘old school’ MIDI.

Where to actually buy the i-MX1 is still a mystery to me. Please comment if you know where it can be purchased. I looked on the Yamaha site and they don’t have it on their products page.