2017
03/28
Cubasis 2 Update With Forty Plus Improvements
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Cubasis 2 equals ease of use and is as powerful as a fully featured iOS-based music production system can be pushing your capabilities out of limits. Whether you’re capturing simple ideas or complex musical masterpieces — It ships with outstanding, touch-optimized tools carrying you into the fun of recording, editing, mixing and sharing your music with the world right away. Get fascinated by the brand new features that Cubasis 2 comes with such as real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting, a studio-grade channel strip, pro-sounding effects, massive instrument refills, a refreshed MIDI Editor and many more powerful features. Put hands on three internal instruments, numerous loops and instrument sounds to creatively lift your music to perfection using the included mixer and effects. Once recorded, share your music with the world via a simple tap or transfer it directly to Cubase.

*** Cubasis special price valid from March 27 to April 10, 2017: € ($) 24.99 (regular price: € ($) 49.99).
Special price for FX Pack 1 and FX Pack 2 (exclusively available through in-app purchase) valid until April 10, 2017: € ($) 3.99 (regular price: € ($) 6.99). ***

What’s New in Version 2.1
• Audiobus 3 support — Connect your favorite MIDI controller and filter apps, and enjoy seamless workflows
• MIDI Editor refresh — Quickly edit your MIDI tracks and creatively compose, sustained by most accurate tools and ultra-intuitive interface design
• RoomWorks SE* — Utilize the powerful reverb effect delivering pro-quality sounds that enrich your tracks with shine and extra sparkle
• Over 40 improvements — Experience utmost performance paired with rock-solid stability

For a complete list of improvements, issues and solutions please visit www.steinberg.net/cubasis.

We hope you find the latest feature additions useful.

If you like Cubasis, please support us by rating this app in the App Store! Thank you.

*User registration required to unlock RoomWorks SE reverb effect.

Key features
• Unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks
• 24 assignable physical inputs and outputs
• 32-bit floating point audio engine
• Audio I/O resolution of up to 24-bit/96 kHz
• iOS 32- and 64-bit support
• Real-time time-stretching and pitch-shifting featuring zplane’s élastique 3
• Micrologue virtual analog synthesizer with 126 ready-to-go presets
• MicroSonic with over 120 virtual instrument sounds based on HALion Sonic, HALiotron and Allen Morgan drum kits
• MiniSampler to create your own instruments (includes 20 factory instruments)
• Mixer with studio-grade channel strip per track and 17 effect processors
• Super-versatile RoomWorks SE* reverb effect providing uniquely professional sound and an intuitive graphical display for instant visual feedback at slightest parameter changes
• Fully automatable DJ-like Spin FX effect plug-in
• Over 550 MIDI and time-stretch-capable audio loops
• Virtual keyboard, chord and drum pads
• Sample Editor and Key Editor with MIDI CC support
• Refreshed MIDI Editor with ultra-intuitive, lightning fast and accurate handling to edit MIDI tracks and compose music easier than ever before
• MIDI Auto Quantize
• Automation, MIDI CC, program change and aftertouch support
• Export to Cubase, iCloud Drive, external hard drives, wireless flash drives, Dropbox, SoundCloud, AudioCopy and email
• Core Audio and Core MIDI compatible hardware supported
• MIDI over Bluetooth LE support
• Full Audio Unit, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus 3 support to use compatible apps as insert/send effects and virtual instruments or simply record their audio output
• Import audio from your iTunes music library or iCloud Drive or iTunes file sharing, use AudioPaste or set up a Wi-Fi server in Cubasis
• Audio mixdown and MIDI export
• MIDI clock and MIDI thru support

Polyphony:
48 voices: iPad 2, iPad mini
128 voices: iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro

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2017
03/25
Virsyn BandShift Frequency Shifter App
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BandShift is a multi-band auditory filter and frequency shifter taking a new approach to manipulate the pitch of complex sound sources in realtime. The well know analog Bode frequency shifter shifts all frequencies in an input up by the same amount and thereby alters their harmonic relation and tends to produce inharmonic results. But it’s perfect in dealing with transients and sounds smooth even with high amounts of down pitching.

BandShift splits the spectrum in 27 bands and applies a different amount of frequency shifting to each band emulating a harmonic pitch shifting. This gives you perfect pitch shifting for all kind of drum sounds over a vast shifting range of +/- five octaves without disturbing the transients or introducing metallic distortions. The extreme range of shifting gives you access to a vast field of unknown sonic territory.

The possibility to apply different shiftings on each band gives you exciting possibilities: Suppose you have a drum loop which is perfect, but the bass drum is a bit too high or too low to fit in your mix then you can easily get the bass drum shifted a bit down and the rest of the spectrum remains unchanged. But it’s applications are not limited to drum sounds, they’re only limited by your imagination.

Features:

• Multi band bode frequency shifter
• Linear phase filter bank with 27 bands
• AudioUnit for AUv3 compatible hosts.
• Inter-app audio compatible effect.
• Audiobus 2 compatible with state saving.
• Apply effect to any song in your iTunes library.
• MIDI Learn for X/Y Pads
• Low latency live usage with mic and headphones.
• Audio recorder

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2017
02/17
KRFT Music Creation App For iOS
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KRFT is a new approach to music creation. Build beautiful interfaces from a toolset of musical cells. Make anything from a funky groove box to a full composition, and everything in-between. Open the door to new workflows and inspiration.

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Moving away from the typical 80s multi-track paradigm found in most music making software, KRFT is a unique and inspiring way to create music. By combining a variety of loops, dials, effects and more, you build your own customized musical Surface. These interfaces are a collection of musical functions and ideas that can be controlled and interpreted in real time.

The nature of this workflow allows you to make expressive decisions on-the-fly and create dynamic compositions that would be difficult to achieve in typical music software.

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MODULAR MUSIC MAKING
Don’t be confined by pre-defined interfaces, make your own rules! Want to build a song? Add loops and groups to build a structure. Need to add a layer of jam-ability? Add drum fills, live effects and filters. Now get jamming!

POWERFUL SOUND ENGINE
A highly optimised and high quality custom sound engine is at the core of KRFT. Choose from 50 Bass presets, 50 Lead presets, 14 Drum Kits & over 50 Sound Effects to make your creations. Go deeper and tweak filters, effects and more to make the sound your own.

NON-LINEAR COMPOSITION
Rather than writing a song from start to finish, KRFT lets you play and re-interpret your composition giving you the opportunity to experiment and add flair in real time. Record multiple takes and export them to your favourite audio software or upload online.

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2017
02/06
Chronium Synth Price Drop
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MN Signal Processing dropped the price of their app Chronium to $4.99. Chronium is a sequencer/synthesizer app for creating, recording, and sharing complex melodies simply by a few finger touches. The main user interface consists of a fingerboard and a control bar. Touch the fingerboard to start, stop, or modify a voice. The horizontal axis of the fingerboard corresponds to different frequencies, similar to a guitar fingerboard. The vertical axis corresponds to different sounds and rhythm patterns which you can configure. When a voice is playing, the corresponding rhythm pattern is shown as a loop around the touch position, along with the red play cursor. On 3D Touch devices (for example iPhone 6S), the pressure applied to the fingerboard affects the sound by changing filter parameters or modulation depths. On other devices, the same parameters are controlled by an estimate of the surface touched by your finger.

The rhythm patterns are produced by thresholding a weighted sum of binary signals. The weights and thresholds can be set using sliders in the pattern editing interface. 7 basic binary signals are available with periodicities ranging from whole notes to sixty-fourth notes. 5 thresholds are used to determine the timing of the notes, the octave, and whether the notes should be accented or not. The weights and thresholds can be set for 3 different locations along the vertical axis of the fingerboard. Patterns in intermediate locations are obtained by interpolating the weights and thresholds.

Up to 7 different sounds can be placed on the fingerboard and sounds in intermediate locations are obtained by morphing between the two nearest sounds. For this app, an advanced virtual analog sound synthesis engine was developed to enable morphing between classic analog and FM synth sounds.

Chronium can record what you play and share it with other apps as a lossless 32-bit audio file. On devices with an A7 processor or higher (iPhone 5S or higher, iPad Air or higher, iPod Touch 6th Gen or higher), you can also record what you are playing as a video and share it on social media, via email, or to the device’s camera roll.

Use Audiobus to connect to other apps. Chronium supports Audiobus state saving so you can load and store your Chronium settings directly from the Audiobus app. Furthermore, Chronium settings can be saved to and annotated in the built-in iOS Notes app and shared via email.

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2017
01/18
Model 15 With AC Sabre Wireless MIDI Controller App
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AC Sabre is a revolutionary wireless MIDI instrument and motion controller for electronic music producers, composers, performers and DJs which brings the dynamic richness and performance energy of traditional instruments to your digital music library, in a way that is not possible with the existing studio and stage tools.

AC Sabre reads your movements with the built in gyroscope and accelerometer and translates them into musical actions. It lets you pluck invisible strings in the air while controlling up to 7 additional parameters, intuitively with your movements, via MIDI CC messages.

*** 60% OFF UNTIL JAN, 31 2017! ***


(Control Moog Model 15 with AC Sabre)

PLEASE NOTE: AC Sabre contains no sounds of its own. You’ll need a computer with MIDI compatible music software (Ableton, Logic, Cubase, FLStudio, Reason, Garage Band, Massive, Kontakt, Sylenth…), or other apps which support MIDI input (Animoog, Nave).

=== PUSH THE BOUNDARIES ===

PRODUCERS…
+ Use AC Sabre to compose distinctive hooks that go beyond the MIDI keyboard
+ Conduct automation in realtime with human sensitivity instead of spending painful hours with the mouse
+ Add sophisticated musical elements without the need for years of theory and training

DJs & PERFORMERS…
+ Play electronic instruments without being shackled to your gear
+ Introduce spontaneity into your live digital performances
+ Infuse signature attitude and style into your performances
+ 3 words: Live Bass Wobble.

=== FEATURES ===

RICH MUSICAL VOCABULARY:
+ Scale-synced, velocity sensitive note play
+ Harmonies, trills, arpeggios…
+ Gesture-based vibrato
+ Note shift (for playing out-of-scale notes)
+ Circle of Fourths/Fifths key changes
+ Note range and octave shift
+ Legato and Portamento modes
+ Note-clamping pitchbend
+ A Drone for sustain and guitar “tapping”-style effects

(Online manual: http://air-craft.co/support/ac-sabre-manual/)

HONED FOR PROFESSIONAL USE:
+ Low latency (<10ms), 50m+ range via Wi-Fi + QuickPanels allow realtime access to most common parameters + Save/load/export configuration Patches + Wi-fi/Bluetooth support + Bonjour auto-detect + Supports multiple devices running AC Sabre as separate MIDI inputs into your DAW + MIDI Learn wizard for quick CC assignment + MIDI channel selector for playing multiple instruments POWERFUL EXPRESSIVE CONTROL: + 6 assignable Motion Controls + Pitch, Roll and Yaw angles + Linear Shake & Shuffle + Play Intensity + 2 configurable Touch Ribbons + 1 configurable User Button + Vibrato on Shake OVER 150 MUSICAL SCALES + Major, Minor and Pentatonics + Jazz modes: Dorian, Phrygian, etc + Bebop Dominant, Octonic, Nine-tone scale and other exotics + World scales like Hungarian Gypsy, Hirajoshi, and Mississippi Blues + Arpeggio scales like Dominant 7b5 + 1-4-5-b7 and other Bassline scales + A few centuries worth of Indian Raag scales TWEAKABILITY + Vibrato amount from 1/4 step up to full PB range + MIDI CC’s and output range are fully customisable + Motion range calibration + Virtual MIDI support, play other apps === NOTES & SUPPORT === AC Sabre is a high performance application that requires iPhone 4s+ (iPhone 5+ recommended), iPod Touch 5th gen+, or newer running iOS 8.1+. Also, while playing is definitely tailored more for handheld devices, it works splendidly on the iPad. Windows users: You'll also need a (free) copy of rtpMIDI for connecting AC Sabre to your computer Get AC Sabre

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