2018
04/04
Write A Song With Fortamento
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Ever got stuck writing a new song, wishing for a spark of inspiration to get started? This video tutorial will show you how to write a song with Fortamento.

Get instant musical ideas at a push of a button with Fortamento – a simple and effective music idea creator, capable of generating 4 bars of chord progression and melody, with the option to edit the idea and save the result.
To make life easier, there’s an option to export the tunes as MIDI files for further work in your favorite Digital Audio Workstation software or MIDI sequencer.

Fortamento is a great addition to the workflow of musicians, songwriters and producers to overcome the occasional writer’s block.

Key features:
– MIDI file export
– Tempo / key control
– Manual melody editing
– Save tunes
– Various instrument sounds

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2017
12/22
Middle Eastern Drums For iOS
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A complete Middle Eastern percussion ensemble in your hands including more than 300 Rhythms from Egypt, Morocco, Iran, Persia, Iran, Turkey, Greece… with meticulously treated sounds creating the most realistic percussion world.

Middle East grooves are the one greatest rhythmic richness, with a large number of different measures. From the common 4 / 4 time to the most interesting and exotic asymmetrical rhythms, like 7/8, 5/8, 15 / 16, 11/ 16 …

Multilayered sounds with Round Robin samples. Bendir, Darbuka, Riq, Dahola, Davul, Tar, Tarija …

– The Jam Function improvise like human percussionist. Just set the level of variations and fills and play.
– Song Mode. Create song structures in seconds.
– Midi Out / In
– Midi Sync
– 4 Effects to combine, including Compressor/Gate, Equalizer, Delay and Reverb.
– Random generators to get creative ideas instantly.
– Ableton Link Sync
– Inter-App Audio
– Control several parameters with midi Control Change and Program Change.

— MIDI Control – Notes Mode
Play / Stop – Midi Note G2 / Program Change 13
Midi CC 0: Rhythm
Midi CC 7: Master Volume
Midi CC 11: Swing
Midi CC 32: Bank
Midi CC 91: Reverb Gain
Select Soundset: Program Change (Notes Live Pad Mode)

— Live Pad Midi Controls:
* Program Change Mode (default setting)
PC 0 to PC7 : Select Pad
PC8: Fill
PC12: Fill for the next Pad change
PC10: Fill for every Pad change
PC11: Fill & Start / End
PC13: Play

* Notes Mode (default setting)
C3 to G3 : Select Pad
C2: Fill
D2: Fill for the next Pad change
E2: Fill for every Pad change
A2: Fill & Start / End.

– Song Mode Controls: (Notes Live Pad Mode)
Midi Note C2: Preview Song
Midi Note D2: Next Song
* Double press to edit a part or song
* Long press to move parts or songs

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2017
12/22
MV08 Update AUv3 and MORE!
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The MV08 features over 200 16bit 44.1k wav files that have been faithfully sampled from one of the most important drum machines in history. (featuring 60 samples for the kick drum alone!). On top of the original voice controls we have added Pan, Pitch and two editable send effects per voice, along with a master 3 band EQ and Distortion.

A POWERFUL SEQUENCER

Keeping the classic XOX style sequencer from the original, we have added in some powerful updates bringing it into the 21st century: All of the voice controls can now be sequenced per step, giving you limitless freedom and possibilities to create evolving and innovative rhythms (not to mention killer bass lines!). Each pattern can be 1-64 steps long and played at either a 16 or 32 step resolution – giving you endless options to create complex time signatures and long evolving loops.

FUN WITH PATTERNS

There are 8 banks of 16 patterns giving you a total of 128 user patterns to play with, ensuring you don’t run out of space when inspiration strikes. We’ve created a separate demo bank to get you started featuring some classic rhythms from time gone by. You can even record the master output and export to your favourite DAW.

MV08 – Out Now for iPhone and iPad. from Dan Vallins on Vimeo.

FEATURES:

– Over 218 rich 16 bit 44.1k wav samples
– 60 individual samples for the kick drum alone
– Additional pan, pitch and 2 x send effects per drum
– Deep step editing to create dynamic and evolving rhythms
– Master distortion and eq
– Choose between 16 and 32 step resolution
– Change the amount of steps for interesting time signatures
– 128 pattern slots
– Record and share your sets
– Audiobus, Inter app audio and Ableton Link compatibility

What’s New in Version 1.2
– AUv3 support

– Individual IAA outs for each channel

– WAV recording type

– Channel Edit Mode, including:
— Randomise the steps added to the selected channel
— Copy + Paste steps to different bars within the same pad or between different channels
— Nudge the sequence forwards or backwards
— Clear the step data on the selected channel
— Undo

– Improved Step Automation Mode, including:
— Randomise the selected parameter edits across the sequence
— Clear the selected parameter edit across all steps
— Manually adjust parameters per step (as previously on Step Edit mode)
— Clear the selected parameter edit across the selected step
— Undo

– New solo and mute modes
– Tap the grid to change the visible steps (iPad only)
– You can now add steps by dragging your finger across the sequencer
– Hi Hat choke is now available on a per pattern basis

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2017
12/19
Shaper Smart Audio Destroyer
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Shaper is a multi-fx processor that allows you to redefine or totally destroy any kind of source.

What’s New in Version 1.1
– Universal compatibility
– new sFold transform function

Shaper is perfect in any iOS music workflow:
– as stand alone app to process your outboard equipment
– as inter-app audio in Aubiobus or other compatible daw apps as AUM, Modstep, GarageBand, and so on
– moreover, Shaper is also an awesome Audio Unit Extension!!

Its clear, clean and minimal user interface lets you fall in love so fast with its potential, that after just few minutes of use you’ll feel like it always been one of your favorite music production tools.
Its noise is your noise.

All you need to add a personal touch to your sounds is here. Emphasize your basslines working with waveshaper’s sections blend and color, or increasing the clip’s value (this works great also on drums and acoustic percussive sounds). Blow digital coldness to your synths going wild with S&M and Bits&Samps functions, or increasing wrap or fold values . Add unpredictable dynamic glitches thanks the exclusive gate.

HOW IT WORKS
Shaper is composed by several modules, that you can rearrange as you want:
– a glitch gate
– a waveshaper section with 5 brand new inspiring functions: Muffin, Multistress, Cracker, S&M, Bits&Samps
– a transform section with wave-clipper, wave-wrapper, and wave-folder
– a resonator/short delay, that can act as a comb filter too

You choose how to feed it and how to mix it with a gain and a dry/wet section. Two oscilloscopes display audio signals before and after processing: this gives you a realtime visual feedback about how you are morphing your sound wave.

Each parameter offers a range that lets you process the signal so slightly… Or so massively! Changing the order of modules in the chain, makes of Shaper an incredibly versatile sounds processor!

WAVESHAPING FUNCTIONS
The waveshaper module applies a shaping function to incoming signal. It’s the timbral core of the audio process. Several functions are available: Muffin and Cracker applies a digital warming function with a distinction in the weight that noise takes in the wet signal. Multistress is a bit more fragmentes function, giving a more modulated FM-ish result. These three let user control the process via blend and color parameters. This helps you to apply a different dose of Shaper cure to your sound 😉

S&M is basically an amplitude modulation, driven by ramps; the length parameter here sets the frequency of these. This function brings a like-metal flavour… Raw digital power!

The last function Bits&Samps is a standard bit reducer.

MODULAR STRUCTURE
Shaper lets you work fast with gestures support:
– you want to rearrange modules? Just drag them as you prefer and create different chains for different needs
– need instant reset to default value for a parameter? Just double tap on cursor
– fine tuning? Just tap and hold the cursor, then drag it left or right to increase the resolution of your vertical dragging

Shaper is Audiobus presets and state saving compatible. It can also store its status while working in all major host-apps sets as AUM, Modstep, GarageBand, etc. You can also save internal presets, and share them with your collaborators easily.

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2017
12/18
iMPC Pro 2 Bundle Now Available
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For a limited time, existing iMPC Pro users can save on iMPC Pro 2 by completing their bundle! Click the link below if you already own the first iMPC Pro app. You’ll see the discounted price after clicking.

More about iMPC Pro 2:
iMPC Pro 2 fuses innovative song creation with the iconic MPC workflow. iMPC Pro gave us a powerful sampler and beatmaker, and now iMPC Pro 2 has evolved into a full fledged song creation tool with the addition of vocal tracks, Audio Units integration, a sleek new design and tons of new features!

More about features:
Audio Tracks:
– Record from built in mic, external mics, audio interfaces, instruments, etc.
– Record from Inter App Audio Apps
– Warp Tracks and Clips to match tempo
– Access several quick editing features on Audio Clips (Pitch shift, Time Stretch, Amplify, Crop, Split, Duplicate)
– Drag to arrange Audio Clips, snap them to an adjustable grid setting
– Advanced waveform editing
AudioUnit integration:
– Audio Unit tweak mode with full keyboard support (including 2 dozen scale modes from Chromatic to Blues to Aeolian)

– 100% New Sound Set, with 5 additional free Sound Packs
– Sample sounds from Spotify
– 64 Track Mixer with EQ and 4 FX sends (Reverb, Delay, Chorus/Flange, and one Inter App Audio Effect)
– Chop-shop provides intuitive multi-touch editing, trimming, auditioning, splicing, splicing and processing samples
– Tracks View shows an overview of all the tracks in your song
– 16 Levels mode with attack, velocity, length, and tuning settings for quickly creating variations of sounds
– Live Sequence queuing for real-time performance and playback
– Time correct: 1/8 note – 1/32T with variable swing
– MPC Note Repeat featuring 1/8 note – 1/32T timing with latch
– IAA and Ableton Link support
– Share beats and songs seamlessly to YouTube
– 4 Mute Groups and custom-designed envelope filters for all pads
– AudioCopy and AudioPaste support
– Improved integration and support for iMPC Pro Packs and other Sound Packs from the AudioCopy Content Store
– Expert MIDI support including expanded options, multiple maps, and more
– Extensive undo/redo capabilities
– New Song Arrangement workflow and integrated Song Mode makes song creation easier than ever
– Drag entire Folders and Sound Packs directly to pads to load many sounds at once

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