2019
03/25
Chameleon AU Sampler
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Chameleon Audio Unit Sampler For iOS

Chameleon is an AUv3 compatible sampler instrument plugin for your favourite DAW. The program can run as a standalone app in order to record audio samples from the internal microphone or professional audio interface. It also supports incoming Inter-App Audio connections for sampling directly from other iOS applications, however it is primarily intended to be used as an AUv3 Instrument plugin for applications such as Cubasis, AUM, Auria, Meteor, Gargeband etc. The plugin can additionally be loaded as an AUv3 effect in order to record audio passing through it from other AUv3 Instrument sources, which makes it a very versatile and useful tool.

So what is a sampler? A sampler is a device that allows you to imitate other instruments with just a few short audio snippits. Although it comes with a library of presets it also allows you to create your own. You do this by recording multiple audio clips and mapping them to the notes on a MIDI keyboard and Chameleon does the rest using a sophisticated pitch shifting algorithm to fill in the blanks. Recorded samples can either be layered or mapped freely over a 7 octave range and saved as individual presets. Presets are then organised into custom categorised banks which can be exported and shared with others.

Just think, you can sample all your favourite synth sounds and carry them around on your iPhone/iPad without the inconvenience of lugging heavy gear around with you. Sample anything from musical instruments to vocal snippits, drum machines or ambient noises. The possibilities are endless.

Recording is incredible easy. Just create a New Patch and press record. Chameleon will wait for you to play a note before recording begins. Once recorded press the LEARN button and tap the note range on the virtual or MIDI keyboard to map the sample. Repeat this as many times as required, tweak the settings and save your patch. Additionally you can setup loop points with the ability to apply crossfade.

Chameleon also has a quite sophisticated arpegiator which allows you to create complex mixtures of notes and chords with glide, hold and re-triggering options.

On board reverb, digital delay and chorus effects are available to give your samples a more polished touch. We also include 4 touch pads for quickly dialing in on a sound or for easy effect automation. Configurable touch ADSR and modulation options are available too.

Chameleon can also import audio samples using iOS Files integration or you can make use of Copy / Paste to quickly drop one of more samples into a patch. You can also freely edit samples using the built in tools such as normalise, fade in, fade out, crop, clear options etc.

You can run Cameleon as a standalone app and map external MIDI keyboards (Bluetooth MIDI support also included) and perform audio sampling outside of your DAW. This is provided for convenience since you can’t record input when hosted as an AUv3 Instrument plugin. As mentioned earlier you can also load the app as an AUv3 Effect plugin too which allows you to record directly from other AUv3 instruments.

Yes some DAW’s have built in samplers which only have the ability to playback libraries provided with the software. Chameleon allows you to built your own libraries of sounds and share them with others. There’s a budding rapper in you dying to get out and we have just the tool!

Features:

AUv3 Instrument and AUv3 Effect compatible
Runs as a standalone app for sampling purposes.
Supports incoming IAA connections to compatible apps..
ADSR touch envelopes and modulation.
ARP – Sophisticated programmable arpegiator.
Reverb, Chorus and Digital Delay Effects with BPM sync.
Backup and Restore patches and banks.
Create your own user banks.
4 Touch Pads for automation.
iOS Files App support for import and export.
MIDI, Bluetooth MIDI and virtual keyboard support as a standalone app.
Loop Points and optional Crossfade supported.
Monophonic and Polyphonic modes
iPhone and iPad supported.

Get Chameleon HERE

2019
03/25
Audio Damage Enso Looper App
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Audio Damage Enso

SPECIAL INTRO PRICE OF US$5.99 UNTIL APRIL 4TH

*** PLEASE NOTE ****
Enso is an AudioUnit V3 plugin; it requires an AUv3 host like Cubasis, Garageband, AUM, etc.

An architecturally unique and sonically characterful looping toolkit for producers and live performers, inspired by both modern looper pedals and vintage tape-based setups, Enso combines elegant and intuitive UI design with a deep but accessible feature set and stellar sound quality.

Enso’s operation will be immediately familiar to users of hardware looper pedals or plugins such as Ableton Live’s bundled Looper. Start playback of the host DAW, hit Enso’s record button and capture your instrumental performance into a loop of whatever length you like, up to ten minutes (five minutes on iOS). Then, without stopping playback, overdub further passes to create layered grooves, complex harmonic textures, or dense, evolving soundscapes.

Beyond those basics, though, Enso takes software looping into new territory. Two Overdub modes configure the plugin for conventional looper pedal behaviour or Frippertronics-style ‘dual tape deck’ manoeuvres, affecting the handling of the Feedback parameter for an endless range of layering possibilities; and up to four Sectors can be effortlessly defined, each with its own start and end points, for on-the-fly rearrangement of the loop.

With Enso, time and motion become truly fluid, as speed and direction are handled completely independently for playback and recording, the ‘through-zero’ bipolar Speed controls smoothly transitioning from forwards to backwards, and vice versa, in real time. Want to record forwards at half speed, while simultaneously playing the buffered loop in reverse at 1.25x? Of course you do…

Onboard tape-style saturation, filtering and chorus effects bring dirt, frequency-shaping and stereo thickening to the party; and a comprehensive MIDI assignment system makes it a snap to set your MIDI pedal or button controller up for operation of all Enso’s buttons and switches. With its animated play and record heads, meanwhile, the looping waveform display provides a clean, clear visual representation of the potentially mind-bending temporal acrobatics taking place, letting you get a handle on exactly what’s happening at a glance.

Giving you everything you need for limitlessly creative looping, on stage and in the studio, Enso is one of Audio Damage’s most beautifully realized plugins yet, and an empowering addition to any musician’s arsenal of effects

Get Enso HERE

2019
03/04
Xequence AU Drum Pads
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Xequence AU Drum Pads

Xequence AU | Pads is an expressive and fully editable (drum) pad surface for use inside AU (Audio Unit) hosts like AUM, Cubasis, apeMatrix, etc.

It features the same, widely acclaimed pad editor that users of Xequence, our advanced MIDI workstation, have grown to love.

HIGHLIGHTS:

– Very playable, fully editable drum pads
– Comes with 29 factory drum maps for popular apps / hardware
– Custom maps can be created and saved as user presets
– Freely adjustable map size, from 1 x 1 all the way to 8 x 8 (64 pads) and anything in between
– “Glide” mode for triggering pads by sliding between them
– Velocity emulation (via tap position, several modes and curves to choose from)
– Configurable global color and MIDI channel
– Each pad can also be assigned its own color and/or MIDI channel
– “Zoom to pad” feature to make any single pad fullscreen temporarily for more expressive playing
– Automatically adapts to nearly any plugin window size or aspect ratio
– Extremely fast and light on resources
– Unlimited instances
– Very robust MIDI and touch implementation, copes easily with aggressive playing styles
– Full support for AU presets (and state saving / restoration) in the host

CONTROLLERS:

– Any number of MIDI CCs (controllers) can be freely configured and shown as touch ribbons next to the pads
– A number of standard controller numbers (such as 74 = Cutoff, 7 = Volume etc.) are included and can be set with a single tap

SPECIAL CONTROLLER MODES:

The following special modes can be set per controller:

– DEVICE ROTATION – controller moves according to device rotation
– GATE – controller can be set to a default position, and then tapped anywhere to toggle it to that position and back (think “Trance gates”)

Get AU Drum Pads HERE

2019
03/04
Free Beatformer Loudness App
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Free loudness app for iOS

Beatformer is the ‘one-stop’ iOS app for musical beat sculpting. It’s a fast, easy to use and to-the-point beat enhancer, ideal for both beginners and seasoned pros. Beatformer allows you to effortlessly shape and instantly transform your beats with just 4 intuitive knobs – Boom, Punch, Squash, Air. Distortion and over-saturation don’t come into play with Beatformer – it’s a supremely transparent tool, designed with musicality and subtlety in mind.

Free loudenss app for iOS

Use Beatformer iOS app to :
– Add substance to thin sounds
– Breathe new life to old sounding loops
– Easily glue your drum mix together
– Tame aggressive loops
– Tune any kick to your project without losing character
– Boost high frequencies without the harshness

Features :
– Semantic Knobs
– Simple and streamlined user interface
– Tuned algorithms for quick dynamics detection
– Subtle-to-Extreme audio processing
– Uncompromised sound quality
– Transparent Limiter
– Low latency (4ms)
– Resizable UI

Apart from the standalone application, this download includes an AUv3 App Extension for use in AUv3 hosts like GarageBand, Cubasis, Beatmaker, n-Track, AUM, etc.

Get Beatformer HERE

2019
03/04
6×806 drum synth for iOS
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6X806 Drum Synth For iOS

A 6 channel drum synthesiser & sequencer for creating beats, electro rhythms or just wacky drum synth blips. Using synthesizer controls you shape each sound on each channel to create various electro synth drum & percussion sounds. Create drum patterns using standard xox steps as seen on various drum synthesisers, drum machines & sequencers or they can be generated randomly. Independent effects, GarageBand routing, Ableton Link, IAA, & Audiobus 3 support. Easily capture whatever you hear and export to AudioShare, Audio-Copy, Email or iTunes Shared Folder.

DRUM SYNTHESIS features:
Choose between various waveform with noise balance.
3 Filter modes to choose from: Low, High & Band Pass + resonance & side-pass high pass level.
Filter Envelope amount & decay time.
Adjust pitch from a wide range.
VCA decay time with PUNCH effect for extra kick on the velocity.
Create almost any imaginable drum synth sound

SEQUENCER features:
Swing effect for groove
Dynamics. Each step can also have an accented dynamics level if pressed twice (yellow light). This can accentuate pitch, filter & amplitude (enabled or disabled per track channel). Dynamics level controls accent level passed to the dynamics.
RANDOM FILL: From zero to 100 percent this will create random non accentuated steps in mealtime so you can create free flowing dynamic drum synth sequences.
Adjust number of steps & offsets in each track to create complex poly rhythms
INIT starts over with a blank pattern.
Find this in Settings/System.
BPM control +/-1 or double tap for +/-5 increments.

MOD SECTION:
LFO low pass CUT-OFF & PITCH. The pitch level can give a vintage effect subtly detuning with low SPEED or faster for ring modulated effect.
Trig forces reset on step to provide pitch or filter envelope.

CHAIN MODE:
Press P+1, P+2, P+3 for automatically switching to next 1,2, or 3 patterns at each loop end.
Changing pattern manually will reset.
Drum step edits cant be made during this mode.
LIVE CONTROL feature:
Use the pattern play section for the following cool tricks:
[Sequence/Control/Pattern]: Instantly switch to a saved sequence while playing. Keys correspond to available programs, starting from the current program thats loaded (key 1 is your current program, key 2 is current program+1 etc). Highlighted keys show stored programs. Blue tint shows if your are in Pattern Play still. This is great for building up live tracks and can be cut instantly like DJ cross-fade.
With P-Lock enabled, loading patterns locks parameters & just loads the patterns.

EFFECTS (Global/master are in yellow.)
OVERDRIVE.
SPRING REVERB
ECHO tempo synced with feedback & wetness.

MIXER section:
fade in and out each track, mute/ unmute tracks
Bass boost and pan on each track (This is not stored)

SYNCING
Ableton Link syncs with other Link apps .Enable for precise timing without syncing. Press LINK button at the bottom for settings. You can link to our other apps like 2XB303
MIDI sync with External, Virtual or Audiobus. 6X806 can be master or slave. ( any simple class-compliant USB should work but some may need to be power assisted)
Virtual MIDI In is always on. If you send from another app AND receive MIDI clock then you will be receiving both MIDI CLOCKS.
While Ableton Link is enabled you can send clock. This means you can use one app to control 6X806 with external hardware
MIDI note data is sent out on each channel

AUDIO
Record a fixed length, default to 32 steps. Can be changed in settings.
Arming the sampling with CAPTURE (flashing). Starts at counter 1 (ON).
PLAY CAP to listen to your sample loop.
Audio can be routed via IAA (Inter App Audio) into apps like Apple’s Garageband. Garageband will also sync your sequence for excellent multi-track recording.
Audiobus 3. Route audio to mix or record into other applications

To save you press “Save To”, it then flashes. Now choose destination (“!” means its occupied ) then press “Save All” to confirm.

Get 6X806 drum synth HERE

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