2019
10/09
TB ReelBus Magnetic Tape Effect
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Reelbus magnetic tape simulator for iOS

ToneBoosters ReelBus is a top-quality, faithful, versatile and accurate magnetic tape simulation plug-in bringing warmth and excitement of tape to your iOS or iPadOS device!

Instant gratification from 80s compact cassette sound to professional 30 IPS studio recorder simulation. Sweeten your mix with a touch of tape hysteresis, saturation and compression. Create that ‘Boards of Canada’ sound by adding a tad of wow-and-flutter. Top it up with tape flanging, echo and tape start/stop effects.

The ToneBoosters ReelBus app captures the microphone (or external sound card) input and processes the signals in real time. To use it as a plug-in, use an AUv3-compatible host app such as Steinberg Cubasis, Apple Garageband, Audio Evolution Mobile Studio, Auria, AUM, or others. ToneBoosters ReelBus will appear in the list of Audio Unit extensions for effect plug-ins.

Key features:

– The same professional sound as the acclaimed desktop version

– Wide variety of tape and saturation modes available

– Saturation, hysteresis, wow and flutter, tape hiss, asperity noise controls

– Tape speed and amount controls

– Unique drive EQ to drive certain frequencies harder into the tape model

– Tape wear model for worn-out tape simulation

– Tape flanger and dual tape echo modules, with beat sync functionality

– Tape start and tape stop effect modules

– Oversampling and anti-aliasing filters for top-quality output

– Input and output VU meters showing peak and RMS levels simultaneously

– Undo/redo, and A/B comparison

– Color themes for the user interface

– Max screen support in Garageband

– Legacy Inter-App Audio (IAA) support

– Optimised for iPad and compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch

Save and export of settings

– The stand-alone app (and IAA app) can load and save settings (locally on iPad, via iCloud, or via iTunes file sharing).

– These Saved files can also be loaded into the desktop version of the plug-in.

– The AUv3 version can export settings to be used in the stand-alone app or desktop version.

What you should know:

– Inter-App Audio (IAA) can only use one instance of this app simultaneously. We recommend to use an AUv3 host to use multiple instances.

– Licenses acquired for this platform (iOS, iPadOS) are not compatible with other platforms.

Get Reelbus here

2019
10/08
EG Pulse Drum Machine AU
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EG Pulse iOS Drum Machine Audio Unit

EG Pulse is the ultimate Drum Machine / Sampler for iOS.

It can be used both in standalone or hosted as AudioUnit AU3 inside apps like GarageBand, AUM, BeatMaker3, NanoStudio2, n-Track9 and others.

The solid ElliottGarage sequencing engine has been updated and expanded, and you can now create ultra precise trap rhythms, hip hop grooves, electronic beats, rock and acoustic drum tracks and more.

EG Pulse comes with more than 40 drumkits and more than 180 grooves already included to cover many different genres from EDM, House, Trap, Hip Hop and Electronic Music to Rock, Metal, Reggae or Jazz; moreover, you can create your custom drumkit importing samples with simple drag & drop or combining the builtin kits, and you can modify them inside the app with the sample editor (sample start, attack time, release time and sample length).

Each of the 16 pads can be also pitched and panned in the mixer section of the app and also reverb, delay, bitcrusher and eq can be set individually.

Each pattern can be automated to obtain dynamic changes and with the probability mode you can create always new grooves adding randomization and human feel to them.

EG Pulse contains drumkits and presets created by some of the best iOS Beat Makers and Producers like SoundOfIzrael, Soundtrack Loops, the Beat Community and more.

What’s new 1.07

– Chromatic Pads – Play melodic line like on a keyboard

– Kit sharing (left swipe on a kit to access additional menu)

– Improved sample edit view and pads edit view

– Option to slice sample in equal parts

– Slices will inherit retriever and hold from parent

– Copy will copy pattern length too

– Option in settings to avoid device goes to sleep

– Song max length set to 200 patterns

– Song start playing from selected pattern (unselect all to start from beginning)

– Added import of AIFF audio files

FIX

– pad highlight on wrong step

– iPhoneX family AU3 visualization

– AU3 audio performance improved

Full feature list:

– Standalone & AU3 Audio Unit

– Pads View, Grid View, Mixer, Automation View, FX View & Song View

– Chromatic Pads – Play melodic line like on a keyboard

– 64 step audio engine

– 1/8, 1/12, 1/16, 1/32 & 1/64 quantization

– Samples Drag & drop from File App (supports multiple files import)

– Import of Wave, AIFF, M4a audio files or MOV and MP4 video screen recording (audio will be extracted)

– Kit sharing (left swipe on a kit to access additional menu)

– Fill & Autofill (every 2, 4, 8, 16 bars)

– Custom drumkit & user banks save

– Song view

– Pad Roll (with 1/8, 1/12, 1/16, 1/32 & 1/64 quantization)

– Ableton Link

– Step recording into grid view

– Polyrhythms

– Choke groups

– Mixer with Solo, Mute, Volume, Gain, Pan, Pitch

– Automation of Pitch, Volume and Pan for each pad and pattern dependant

– Probability to create unpredictable and random patterns

– Samples editor (Start offset, attack time, release time, length)

– Time stretching

– Loop bpm detection and automatic sync to tempo (works with 4 bar loops)

– Transient detection and audio slice

– Bank import/export

– Midi In with MIDI learn to control pads

– MIDI out to host (AU3 version)

– Midi Program Change to switch patterns

– FX (Reverb, Delay, Bitcrusher and EQ) for each pad

– Tap tempo & Swing

– More than 40 drumkits and 180 grooves created by iOS Producers and Beat Makers

– Bank presets covering several genres

Get EG Pulse here

2019
10/02
Haaze 2 Stereo Widening App
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Klevgrand Haaze 2 Stereo Widening App

Haaze is a 16 band stereo widening tool that utilizes three different methods of controlling the stereo width and spatial positioning of an audio stream.

• Haas – adds a small delay to the left or right audio channel which will make the listener believe the sounds arrives from the side that’s reaching the ear first.

• Pan – Alters the gain level on one of the audio channels. All 16 bands can be panned separately, so this method gets quite equal to the common “split eq” function in various equalizers.

• MS Stereo. Controls the output stereo width on each band, from normal stereo signal to mono.

There’s also a view for controlling the output gain of all bands separately.

Changes from the initial version:

• New and more transparent crossover filters
• Haas: Better control for each band
• Split EQ: Now called “PAN” and provides much more control over.
• MS Stereo: New feature in v2.0.0
• Gain: New feature in v2.0.0
• Visualization: New feature in v2.0.0
• Brand new and more intuitive UI for a better work flow.
• Several factory presets.

Full documentation available inside the app or at https://klevgrand.se/downloads/haaze-docs/

Haaze 2 is an AUv3 plugin that only works in an AUv3 compliant host like Garageband, AUM, Cubasis, Beatmaker 3, Auria etc.

Audio examples and more info at https://klevgrand.se/products/haaze

2019
09/12
Bleass Sidekick Midi Trigger
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Bleass Sidekick Sidechain Compressor

The BLEASS sidekick AUv3 is the only iOS AUv3 effect plugin that offers a kick drum synth and sequencer coupled with a sidechain compressor in order to bring unique and creative dynamics to your music!

All music producers (techno / dubstep / ambient / house / hiphop…) alike will enjoy the instant pumping effect in the mix and the fully customizable kick drum sonic impact brought by the BLEASS sidekick Audio Unit plugin.

This update brings a brand new UI with improved colors and overall feeling.

You now can also trig the kick not only with AU parameters but also with midi notes in hosts such as Cubasis or BeatMaker3!

Inspired by the classic 808 analog sound as well as many other legendary drum machines, the drumsynth features extensive and precise parameters to get punchy / boomy / drum kick sounds:

– kick tuning, decay and volume

– sinus to triangle waveforms

– fine-tuned hardness, body and impact adjustments

– punch envelope with power and decay

– ghost mode (to simulate the sidechain compressor without the sound of the kick)

– trigger mode AU parameter

– trigger mode with external MIDI IN

________Sidechain Compressor / Ducker

– compression triggered by the kick

– threshold, ratio and makeup sliders

– attack and release for precise compression envelope

________Step Sequencer :

– up to 16 steps sequencer

– ternary and binary steps resolution from 8 to 32th.

– adjustable groove (swing)

________Audio Unit :

– All settings accessible via Audio Unit parameters

– Universal compatibility with iOS 10 or higher

– resource-efficient and low CPU usage

By using the treshold and ghost mode parameter, you also can use the BLEASS sidekick either only as a kick drum generator or only as a sidechain compressor.

BLEASS sidekick also includes a standalone version that can be used along an external audio input.

Check out www.bleass.com for video tutorials and demos !

*** NOTE : this is an Audio Unit Effect Plugin (AUv3) which ideally requires a compatible host (such as AUM, Audiobus, GarageBand, BeatMaker 3, Auria or Cubasis) ***

We recommend using quality headphones or studio monitor speakers with a good frequency response

Get Bleass apps here https://apps.apple.com/developer/bleass/id1220444177

2019
08/28
Update: Keystage Midi Controller
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Master instrument controller

KeyStage is a master controller app designed mainly for keyboard players. With KeyStage, you can simultaneously control any number of hardware and software instruments using any number of MIDI controllers in an organized way.

Each project consists of sections (which corresponds to sections of a song). In each section you can change sounds and sound parameters of connected instruments, create complex splits and layers of your keyboard(s), change the functionalities of sliders/knobs/pedals of your MIDI controllers by creating advanced MIDI mappings, view PDF and JPG files (e.g. sheet music) and lyrics, and much more.

What’s New
Version History
Aug 26, 2019 Version 1.3

• Global panel in the Live Console
• In portrait mode, customizable view options in the info unit of the Live Console
• MPE vertical splitting and layering
• Additional advanced MPE control
• You can now change the colors of sections just like tracks
• You can now choose to reset pitchbend signals when a section is activated
• Global Custom Translators with special actions now works even of there are sections with no parts
• Songs and folders are now listed in alphabetical order
• Bug fixes involving accessing the instrument database and reading patchscripts

The live console of KeyStage is optimized for live performances. For each section, you can view one of the five live units in the live console:

1. Info Unit, which show an overview of the section including the keyboard ranges, volumes and pitch translations of each instrument
2. XY Touch Surface, where you can assign control change or pitch bend parameters to x and y axis
3. Lyrics Unit, where you can show the lyrics for the section
4. Media Unit, where you can view PDF and JPG files
5. Piano Unit, which is a virtual MIDI piano with a pitch bend

Try the free Lite version!

LIST OF FEATURES

• Connect any number of MIDI controller to any number of MIDI instruments by creating tracks.
• Assign any region of your keyboard(s) to any connected instrument.
• Change velocity curve and velocity limits, and create velocity splits and layers.
• Transpose notes and restrict notes to any key using pitch shifter.
• Send program change, bank select and control change messages to connected instruments.
• Create instrument presets to easily change sounds of instruments

by choosing patch names from patch lists. KeyStage can also import Cubase Patch Scripts to automatically create instrument presets for your MIDI instruments.

• KeyStage automatically detects new MIDI connections and recommends matching instrument presets from a database.
• Simulate auto-sustain on any connected instrument.
• Change or filter any MIDI signal using custom translators. Use “Relative Control” switch to smoothly change the parameters of your instruments without any jumps.
• Use XY control unit to send control change and pitch bend messages to any connected MIDI instrument.
• Create setlists, quick access all the songs in a setlist from a setlist bar, move to previous/next songs from live console or using external MIDI.
• Create virtual MIDI inputs/outputs for KeyStage.
• Use virtual MIDI piano controller to play connected instruments.
• View PDF and JPG files. Link any page or region of any file to any section.
• Backup and restore your songs and global properties to Dropbox.
• Map special actions (like changing octaves, switching sections, changing pages of a PDF file) to notes and controllers using custom translators.
• Use MPE routing to control any MIDI instrument using MPE controllers like Seaboard. Use custom translators to change the functionalities of each MPE dimension.
• KeyStage supports smooth transitions between sections. Pressed notes will continue to sound when you switch sections.

Get Keystage HERE

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