2017
10/27
ExpressionPad Free Synth Sampler Controller
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ExpressionPad is a new kind of musical instrument. Continuous multi-touch support means you can control pitch bend, dynamics, and modulation with each touch, even as you change notes.

We’ve created a flexible and intuitive interface so you can focus on music. Watch our video and see for yourself!

Tune your expressionPad in fourths, fifths, or in guitar tunings such as standard or Open C.

expressionPad features a built-in polyphonic synthesizer/sampler so you can start making music right away. Experience the flexibility of polyphonic portamento — an electronic music first!

Connect to your music studio via Core MIDI, Apple’s inter-app music protocol. With expressionPad, you can play Reason, Ableton Live, Logic, Garage Band, and Logic more expressively than ever!

A clean interface, a flexible synthesizer/sampler, and lightning-fast MIDI response. Push your musical ideas to new limits with expressionPad.

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2017
10/03
Zeeon Synthesizer Gets Update
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Zeeon is a virtual analog synthesizer, powered by an advanced analog circuit modelling engine. We spent a lot of time analysing iconic analog synths, both vintage and modern, to find out which parts of the circuit contribute most to their specific character. We used this knowledge to create a unique synth, with focus on what’s most important – the pure, organic and detailed sound. Many analog synth emulations sound dull. Not Zeeon. We take care of the entire spectrum range from deep lows to sweet highs. All audio and modulation signals are processed at 176 KHz (4x oversampling).

What’s New in Version 1.2
– Configurable MIDI channel
– New distortion model
– New modulation source in the matrix: self audio input
– Stability improvements and bug fixes

Features

• Audio Unit v3 and standalone application with a simple polyphonic step sequencer

• 2 oscillators with continuously variable waveforms, hard-sync and sub-oscillator. Carefully simulated analog drift and PSU influence.

• Filter: 3 models available: Transistor ladder low pass, OTA cascade low pass and State Variable Filter with continuously variable LP-HP + BP mode.

• 2 low frequency oscillators and envelope generators per voice.

• Overdrive: diode clipper and transistor saturation, pre and post filter.

• Up to 2 layers per voice. Layers can modulate each other.

• Powerful modulation matrix offering self-modulation and cross-layer modulation, 8 modulation slots, 17 signal sources and 41 targets available, both from modulation modules and audio signal path. This takes Zeeon into semi-modular territory. Imagine oscillator waveform, panning, filter cutoff, resonance or LP-HP mode modulated by oscillators or another layer!

• Effects unit: Circuit modelled BBD chorus, bass booster, zero-delay Phaser, Stereo delay and Reverb.

• 144 presets and Tutorials bank.

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2017
10/03
Line 6 Mobile Pod Guitar Amps
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Featuring 65 classic amps and effects, Line 6 Mobile POD® 2.0 gives you everything you need for next-generation mobile guitar processing. Create your own custom guitar tones—or choose from amazing presets designed by Line 6. It’s the ultimate creative tool for guitarists on the go.

• Choose from 32 amps, 16 cabs, and 16 effects
• Create, edit, and save your favorite custom guitar tones
• Stream music and play along with your favorite songs
• Quickly craft custom tones with drag-and-drop editing
• Record with all major iOS-compatible audio interfaces and apps

TONE EDITING MADE EASY
With a sleek and modern user interface, Mobile POD 2.0 makes it easy to dial in the perfect guitar tone. Stack one amp and cab and up to eight effects in any order with easy-to-use drag-and-drop editing. Then save and recall your favorite tones with ease using advanced patch management capabilities.

BUILT FOR JAMMING
Featuring an integrated music playback engine with music streaming capabilities, Mobile POD 2.0 enables you to play along with your favorite songs using your custom tones. Plus, you can use the built-in song looper to polish your solos or build new song ideas.

ROCK WITH THE WORLD’S BEST AMPS
Mobile POD 2.0 puts the world’s best amplifiers and cabs in the palm of your hand. Mix and match amps and cabs to create your own unique sound, save your custom presets and then dial them up in an instant.

CLASSIC AND MODERN EFFECTS
From classic reverb to powerful overdrive to surf-style tremolo, Mobile POD 2.0 will inspire your playing with 16 awesome effects. You can even combine effects and create your own custom sounds.

MOBILE RECORDING FOR GUITARISTS
Mobile POD 2.0 is compatible with all major iOS interfaces—including Line 6 Sonic Port™ and Sonic Port VX. Mobile POD supports the Apple Inter-App Audio feature and is AudioBus ready, so you can record with GarageBand® or the DAW app of your choice.

32 GUITAR AMPS BASED ON*
• 1964 Fender® Deluxe Reverb®
• 1959 Fender® Bassman®
• 1960 Tweed Fender® Champ®
• 1965 Blackface Fender® Twin Reverb®
• 1968 Marshall® Plexi (100 watt)
• Marshall® JTM-45 meets Budda® Twinmaster
• Budda® Twinmaster head
• 1960 Vox® AC15
• 1985 Mesa/Boogie® Mark IIc+
• 1995 Mesa/Boogie® Dual Rectifier® Head
• Dumble® Overdrive Special (Drive Channel)
• 1989 Soldano® SLO Super Lead Overdrive
• 1987 Roland® JC-120 Jazz Chorus
…and more

16 SPEAKER CABINETS BASED ON*
• 1960 Fender® Tweed Champ®
• 1964 Fender® Deluxe Reverb®
• 1965 Fender® Blackface Twin Reverb®
• 1959 Fender® Bassman®
• 1960 Vox® AC15
• 1995 Matchless Chieftain
• 1996 Marshall® (Celestion® Vintage 30s)
…and more

16 STOMPBOX AND RACK EFFECTS:
• Overdrive
• Compressor
• Tremolo
• Chorus
• Flanger
• Rotary
• Delay
• Room Reverb
• Spring Reverb
• 4-Band EQ
• Wah

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2017
09/23
MidiFire Modular MIDI Router
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MidiFire is a free-form, modular CoreMIDI router, processor, monitor and clock source from the makers of MidiBridge.

Drop and arrange MIDI ports and modules onto the canvas however you like and connect them up to start routing and processing your MIDI events. Pan, zoom and scroll the canvas. Add as many ports and modules as you wish. Connect them in series or parallel. Cascade them together. Merge and split. You can create highly complex MIDI processing setups. Or keep it simple – the choice is yours.

▶ FEATURES

Essential processing modules for channelising, filtering, transposing, ‘monofying’, remapping and monitoring – or create your own. All included with the standard app.

A highly accurate remotely controllable MIDI clock source.

Save your work into recallable/re-usable scenes. Share your scenes with other devices, computers and people. Switch between your scenes via configurable MIDI program change messages.

Download even more functionality within the app for free using the ‘Scenes Club’ for useful and special-purpose scenes that you can incorporate into your workflow.

Initiate and connect Bluetooth MIDI sessions within the application.

Define multiple virtual CoreMIDI ports to segregate your MIDI streams.

▶ COMPATIBILITY

MidiFire supports all CoreMIDI hardware interfaces, the network interface, virtual ports (self owned or other apps’) and Bluetooth MIDI.

Also available for mac on the Mac App Store. Scene files are interchangeable between iOS and macOS.

▶ STREAM BYTER (II)

What sets MidiFire apart is the newly extended Stream Byter module first pioneered in MidiBridge. With this you can write your own processing modules using textual rules.

Newly added constructs to the Stream Byter include: IF/THEN, local/global variables, mathematical functions, timing variables, ‘onload’ rules, setting of block labels and sending arbitrary MIDI data. The Stream Byter is backwards compatible with rulesets you already have from MidiBridge; just copy/paste them in.

▶ NICHE MODULES

Also included are some specialised modules:

• Tracking Clamp – reduce tracking miss-hits from MIDI guitars.

• Robotic Knob – generate complementary CC messages to control synths and FX based on your playing.

• OSC Exchange – send and receive OSC data across a MIDI channel (DIN, USB, wifi or Bluetooth) between MidiFire instances.

▶ FURTHER INFORMATION

For tutorial videos, full manual and more, please visit the MidiFire website – http://midifi.re

For assistance in writing Stream Byter rules please email us or join the ‘Audeonic Soapbox’ forum – http://soapbox.audeonic.com and post your requirements there.

* Powered by the MidiBus library.

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2017
09/21
Samplebot Sampler For iPhone iPad
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Samplebot is a collector of sounds. It’s a crafter of songs. It’s a finger-drummable looping sequencer of rainbow glory, and it wants to be your friend. Come. Play. Robo-boogie.

– Record or import samples, then play them back on beautiful, sproingy rainbow pads!
– Then record or input arrangements using the sequencer, featuring built-in drum patterns, loop record and playback, quantization and copy/paste
– Trim samples, and adjust volume and balance for the perfect mix
– Share your creations to Facebook, or export them to other music apps
– Comprehensive MIDI control with velocity, for play using a grid controller like the Launchpad
– Helpful and fun-loving intro tutorial

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