2017
06/29
Korg PlugKey Mobile Midi Audio Interface
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Korg plugKEY A mobile MIDI + audio interface

Now you can enjoy using your own keyboard to easily play a stupendous array of musical instrument apps that deliver serious sounds and convenient functions. You can use your iPhone/iPad while charging it.

Audio interface functionality with stereo output is also provided, so the plugKEY is an ideal choice for those who want to use musical instruments apps in the studio or on stage.

Your iOS device becomes a musical instrument.
With the plugKEY, a rich selection of iPhone/iPad musical instrument apps such as KORG Module and Apple GarageBand can be played seriously and easily from your keyboard.

Certified as ‘Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad’
Take advantage of your iPhone for piano practice. Do you have an old, unused digital piano at home? Use plugKEY to connect your digital piano to an iPhone that has KORG Module installed, and your old digital piano will be reborn with the latest high-quality piano sounds.

Use while charging your iOS device
Since the plugKEY is equipped with a DC5V microUSB port, you can charge your iOS device via the plugKEY. This allows you to use your musical instrument app without worrying about remaining battery life, an important consideration for extended music production sessions, studio rehearsals, or live performances.

Compact design can be taken anywhere
With carefully selected minimum functionality such as MIDI input, audio output, and charging, the plugKEY features a compact design that’s similar in size to the iPhone.

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2017
06/28
Audio Damage Eos 2 For iOS
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A long-time studio standard, now finally available for iOS! This is a direct 1:1 port of Audio Damage’s Eos 2 desktop plug-in, identical in every way to the Eos you know and love. This download includes an AUv3 App Extension for use in AUv3-savvy hosts like AUM, AudioBus, GarageBand, Cubasis, and Auria Pro. Also included is a stand-alone application with Inter-App Audio.

Eos 2 consists of four high-quality custom-designed reverb algorithms, made with the modern production environment in mind. Three different plate simulators and our own Superhall algorithm give you a broad palette of reverb, and the easy-to-understand interface makes adjusting the algorithms to suit your track incredibly simple.

Want a traditional dark plate reverb? Eos 2 can do that. How about a short, dense room sound for your drum buss? Not a problem. But where Eos 2 really comes in to its own is when you drop Superhall on your piano or synthesizer tracks. The incredibly long modulated hall sounds of Eno-style ambience are where Eos 2 thrives, something that is not possible with convolution ‘verbs.

Features

> Four reverb algorithms designed for Audio Damage by ValhallaDSP, including three separate plate algorithms and our own unique SuperHall, a rich, densely modulated, extra-long hall algorithm designed for ambient and synthesizer music.

> Full control over the reverb early reflections and tail, with modulation and equalization control, to sculpt the density and tonal characteristics to your needs.

> All presets from the desktop version included, and you can even share presets among all versions of Eos 2 using the copy/paste mechanism.

> AUv3 and IAA standard.

> Note that Eos 2 is a dense, heavily modulated algorithmic reverb, and as such may be somewhat heavy on the CPU, especially on older devices. For best results, use a single instance as a send.

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2017
06/18
Best Powered USB Hub For Mobile Musicians
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iPad and iPhone musicians often ask for a decent reliable powered UBS hub for all their devices and controllers. We recommend the Anker 7 port UBS hub.

Anker 7-Port USB 3.0 Data Hub with 36W Power Adapter and BC 1.2 Charging Port for iPhone 7 / 6s Plus, iPad Air 2, Galaxy S Series, Note Series, Mac, PC, USB Flash Drives and More.

Light and Compact: Palm-sized and lightweight (2.9oz) for greater convenience.
Huge Expansion: Enjoy super-fast transfer rates of up to 5Gbps for up to 7 devices—simultaneously!
High-Speed Charging: 7th port provides a 2 amp high-speed charge and combines with the other 6 ports to deliver a total 6 amp charge.
Broad Compatibility: High-grade chipset and adapter guarantee stable operation, including plug-and-play and hot-swapping functionality. Works flawlessly on Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and Mac (OS X [10.2 and above]).What You Get: Anker USB 3.0 7-Port Hub, 12V / 3A power adapter, 2.7-foot USB 3.0 cable, welcome guide, 18 month hassle-free warranty.

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2017
04/29
iPhone Mobile Guitar Rig iTrack Pocket
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Want a mobile guitar rig for jamming and recording that fits in a small bag? Well if you’re comfortable with using an iPhone look no further. We are using an iPhone as the central brain for things like effects, amp modeling, and recording. For the interface we will use a Focusrite iTrack Pocket. The iTrack Pocket features an instrument line in with preamp as well as two mics (left and right). I’m recommending the Anker SoundCore for amplifiction. The SoundCore is one of Amazon’s best sellers. It is a great portable speaker with long lasting rechargeable batter and bluetooth for connecting wirelessly. There are several speakers on the market so you could choose a different one if you like for example you might want a waterproof speaker. For effects and amps I chose Amplitube by IK Multimedia. Amplitube is jammed packed with features and it can be expanded when needed via in app purchases.

What you will need for this setup:

1) iPhone. The iPhone will be the central brain for processing and recording your guitar.

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2) Audio Interface. In this case I recommend the Focusrite iTrack Pocket interface because not only does it have an instrument input it also has a couple mics.

Product description: iTrack Pocket is a portable, high quality stereo microphone and guitar input that lets you create and share exceptional videos using your iPhone. Designed for singer-songwriters who want their YouTube videos to sound as great as they look, iTrack Pocket lets you easily apply mastering effects and share directly to YouTube with outstanding quality your subscribers will love. iPhone microphones simply aren’t designed to do justice to the sound of vocals and guitar. That’s why Apple officially approved iTrack Pocket. It holds your iPhone at the perfect angle for recording and then captures your performance using a stereo microphone that eclipses the quality of your iPhone mic and a dedicated guitar input with built-in amp simulation. iTrack Pockets lets you capture audio in any of your favorite iPhone recording apps, including Garage Band. Alternatively, for the quickest and easiest way to create truly exceptional sounding music videos on your iPhone, we recommend you download Focusrite’s free Impact app. It enhances the sound quality of your videos using powerful mastering and audio effects, which you can apply with a few taps. Simply connect your iPhone, choose some effects, press record and edit in seconds. Your finished performance will be automatically mastered and uploaded to YouTube in HD video with high quality stereo audio. The stereo microphone captures clear, detailed recordings of your performance: vocals, guitar, piano or any other instrument. The dedicated guitar input and included amp simulation make it easy to record amazing sounding guitar at the touch of a button. iTrack Pocket fits in your pocket, is powered by your iPhone (iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5) and designed to sound great in any situation, so you can use it wherever you take your phone. And you can effortlessly find the perfect setting for the clearest possible recording by letting iTrack Pocket take care of all the technical setup for you. Buy Focusrite iTrack Pocket Portable Stereo Microphone and Guitar Input for iPhone Video Creation and Sharing

3) Amplification. Bluetooth wireless rechargeable speakers. I recommend the Anker SoundCore.

Dynamic Stereo: Enjoy crisp, energetic sound with impressive volume, powered by 2 x 8W stereo drivers with remarkable frequency response. Sublime bass is delivered by dual passive subwoofers.

Tough Tech: Tough Bluetooth speakers. IP67 waterproof (1m depth) and dust-tight. Shock resistant.

Bluetooth 4.1: Advanced Bluetooth tech offers an extended 66ft range (outside) so you can take your phone further without losing connection and make hands-free calls with the built-in noise-canceling mic.

Breakthrough Battery Performance: 15-hour playtime from the built-in, high-capacity lithium-ion battery (with Anker’s industry-leading power management) keeps your music playing all day, non-stop. You can even charge your phone or tablet with the charging port. Playtime varies according to volume level and audio content.

What You Get: Anker SoundCore Sport XL, Micro USB cable, hand strap, welcome guide, our worry-free 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.

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4) Effects and amps. I recommend the iRig Amplitube app.

AmpliTube gives you 17 creative stompbox effects, 8 amazing amps, 10 speaker cabinets and 2 mics, 1 Loop Drummer groove from the Rock pack and 1 active track in the recorder section. You can of course expand this selection via a massive library of over 100 pieces of gear that includes amps and stompboxes from the world’s best brands like Fender™, Soldano®, Ampeg®, ENGL®, Orange®, T-Rex® and many more. BUY Amplitube in the appstore

2017
04/28
Chordflow Chord Sequencer and Arpeggiator
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ChordFlow is a chord sequencer with a unique 4-track polyphonic arpeggiator, extensive chord library, MIDI out and Ableton Link support.

Use it as a songwriting tool:

Discover inspiring chord progressions and arpeggiator patterns for your new songs. Try re-harmonizing your existing songs using advanced chords from the library containing 50+ chord types.

Use it as a backing track tool:
Create a chord progression, select a looping mode and practice your solo on your favorite instrument or sing along with ChordFlow.

Use it for live performance:
Prepare multiple sections with different chord progressions and different arpeggiator patterns. Loop a section or a specific chord, jump between sections or chords on the go. Edit arpeggiator patterns while playing to add variation to your performance. Play in sync with other apps using Ableton Link.

FEATURES

– More than 50 chord types available.
– Intuitive tools for drawing arpeggiator sequences.
– 1 to 32 steps arpeggiator
– 4 tracks in a arpeggiator sequence.
– 3 sequencer looping modes: one pass, loop selected, loop all.
– Quantised jumps between sections.
– A song can be split by any number of sections each containing different chords and arpeggiator sequences.
– Songs can be saved on disk.
– MIDI Out to any CoreMIDI compatible app, USB or WI-FI
– Ableton Link support

ChordFlow

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