2020
02/13
Jim Audio Pure Acid AU
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Pure Acid Groovebox app for iOS

Pure Acid is a top quality bassline synthesizer and drum machine in one app! Inspired by classic hardware bassline synthesizers and rhythm machines, which changed musical world back in 80’s, like the legendary TB-303 synthesizer, TR-808 / 707 / 909 rhythm boxes and their numerous replicas, Pure Acid is designed to bring back the feeling of retro analog gear in every detail in terms of sound, as well as to provide new functions previously unavailable in the original devices to make your music creation workflow fast and fun! A large number of factory preset patterns will immerse you into an exciting world of Acid House, Techno, Hardcore and Big Beat music genres, which will inspire you to create your own basslines and rhythms for your compositions!

You can use Pure Acid app as a ready-to-go realtime musical instrument (groove box) in your jam sessions together with Ableton Link to synchronize it with the rest of your music gear. Its bassline editing system and randomization options will be handy to create unique groovy basslines easily. Realtime master effects with XY-pad controls can add expression to your live performance. You can also use Pure Acid with AudioBus, AUM or other IAA-supporting apps to create complex and interesting sound setups.

UPDATE:
– AUv3 support added: a fully featured Pure Acid is now an Audio Unit!
– fixed crash which occurs when using both midi inputs simultaneously (in AUM);
– Ableton Link behaviour fixed not to change existing session tempo upon connect;
– fixed: LFO led indicator was not displaying lfo rate correctly;
– colors: data entry knob and On/Off button color can now be changed;
– other bug fixes, improvements.

Features:

• supports AUv3, Ableton Link, AudioBus, Inter-App Audio, Core Midi, Virtual Midi In/Out, Bluetooth Midi
• AudioBus state saving support
• 64-bit sound engine
• Midi Learn
• Export to midi file

Bassline Section:

• 2 classic bassline waveforms: Saw and Pulse
• classic knobs: Tune, Cutoff, Resonance, Env Mod, Decay and Accent
• Distortion effect with amount, HPF and Boost knobs
• filter LFO with rate and depth knobs

Sequencer Section:

• up to 12 bassline patterns can be stored in one preset
• up to 32 steps per each bassline pattern
• patterns can be chained together to create more complex patterns
• pattern Tempo and Swing parameters
• Gate parameter, which allows you to adjust bass note lengths
• Pattern Editor allows you to copy, transpose patterns, shift notes left/right, insert or delete a note, variate (randomize all note properties expect pitch), shuffle (randomize notes order only), reverse and compose patterns using Bassline Composer function
• onscreen keyboard allows you to enter bassline notes in a comfortable way. You can also record basslines in realtime.

Drums Section:

• 16 independent drum parts
• 35 different classic drum sounds with ability to tune your own drum kit
• each drum part sound has its own parameters: Tune, Decay, Attack/Snap/Color, FX A send, FX B send, Boost, Pan, Level
• up to 12 drum patterns and 4 drum fill patterns per preset
• 16 steps per each drum pattern, with ability to add 16 “backbeat” steps between main steps (32 steps per drum pattern in total)
• patterns can be chained together to create more complex patterns
• Swing and Flam features
• Total Accent part with adjustable total accent value can give you ability to “highlight” specific steps in your drum pattern

Mixer Section:

• 2 mixer channels: Bassline and Drums
• Drive effect for each channel
• 2 send effect pedals: FX A and FX B
• 14 send effect types
• send effect can be routed to either master output, MFX or another send effect (FX A -> FX B), which allows to chain several effects one after another
• MFX pedal with 22 effect types to choose from
• FX A and FX B send amount knobs for each mixer channel
• XY-pad on each effect pedal to control their parameters
• Master Limiter effect to prevent sound clipping

and more:

• Unlimited number of user presets
• 80 factory presets
• Audio export to wav file (16, 24 or 32 bit)
• Preset / Bank Share function
• Selectable UI color schemes with ability to adjust colors manually
• Can work either as a standalone app, or as AUv3 audio unit plugin
• Designed for both iPad and iPhone

Get Pure Acid HERE

2018
05/05
Groove Rider Update Rearrange Tracks
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Groove Rider GR-16 is a professional step-sequenced groove box, inspired by professional hardware drum machines and rhythm boxes. It has a powerful Poison-202 based two oscillator synthesizer engine, plus a big variety of included PCM drum samples, insert/send/master effects, arpeggiator, automation recording, modulator, ADSR and filter block, and more! Built-in factory pattern library includes patterns in different music styles, which will inspire you (the list will be appended with the regular updates).

Minor update (1.4.2):

– added ability to change track order on the mixer page (on iPad only), in the Settings menu -> “Mixer Order” option;
– app store rating/review prompt system changed to suspend number of rating prompts to 3 times per year (according to Apple’s documentation);
– crash fixed: It was crashing when choosing another bank in Patterns Selector without selecting any pattern in it, and then turning the Value Jog knob;
– bug fixed: it was crashing the app if certain complex midi message (e.g. SysEx) was sent to GR-16’s midi input;
– bug fixed: automation curves were sometimes displayed incorrectly;
– other minimal improvements.

One remarkable feature of GR-16 is that all the controls are arranged on one screen, just like on a real groove box device! It lets you access almost all useful parameters from the one screen. Forget about numerous sub-windows and dialogs, which ruined your inspiration in another musical apps! Groove Rider is the fastest path from your imagination to reality!

You can use GR-16 as a ready-to-go realtime musical instrument (groove box) in your jam sessions together with Ableton Link feature to synchronize it with your other music gear. Groove Rider is also very handy for quickly sketching your musical ideas, allowing you to instantly record them directly by using the Record function. Making music becomes easy and fun, in contrast with boring note drawing process and dealing with tons of files and expensive plugins in the DAW’s! Don’t loose your inspiration, boost it up with Groove Rider.

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2018
03/06
Poison-202 Adds More Presets
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Poison-202 is a professional Vintage Midi Synthesizer. Made by musicians for musicians, it is inspired by famous classic hardware synthesizers of 80’s and 90’s and has all the main sound creation blocks you can imagine: oscillators, cutoff Filters, ADSR-envelopes, ring, cross modulation, LFOs, sync, super-saw oscillator and more! Unlike many other software synthesizers at the market, which can reproduce only limited family of sounds, Poison-202 is designed to be able to reproduce almost any classic synthesizer timbre! Check out the Presets Demo video:

What’s New
Version 2.3

– 50 new preset patches added into Bank E;
– “Random” button is now visible in the AU also, not only in standalone mode;
– fixed issue, when double tapping the FX control knobs was not resetting effect’s parameter value.

The library of 420 built-in factory presets includes famous patches that can be heard in the compositions of such electronic and rave scene music performers as The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Azzido Da Bass, Darude, Kraftwerk, Daft Punk and many others!

You can play it with your fingers on iPhone / iPad, or you can plug-in your favorite USB MIDI keyboard into your device using Apple’s Lightning to USB Camera Adapter and turn Poison-202 into a real synthesizer module.

Features:

• Audio Unit Extension (AUv3) support
• Audiobus support
• Inter-App Audio support
• Virtual Midi support
• can work either as standalone synth app, or as plug-in inside Cubasis, Garage Band, AUM, ModStep and other hosts
• 2 oscillators, 5 waveforms: Saw, Pulse (with adjustable Pulse Width), Sine, Triangle and Super-Saw
• one Super Saw oscillator generates 7 individual saw oscillators at the same time, with adjustable Mix and Detune parameters, reproducing famous classic analog strings and hoover sounds
• additional sub oscillator + noise generator
• 2 TVF (time variant filter) modules with Cutoff, Resonance, Keyboard tracking and ADSR envelope, 12 dB/octave
• 2 TVA (time variant amplifier) modules with ADSR envelope
• It is possible to pair two 12 dB filters to get one 24 dB/oct filter
• Pitch envelope (Attack/Decay) for each oscillator
• Ring, Sync, PW, XFM oscillator modulation
• 2 LFO modulation sources with Frequency and Fade-In parameters
• LFO’s and Delay tempo sync
• LFO cross-modulation
• 6 waveforms of LFO: Triangle, Sine, Saw, Square, Trapezoid and Random (S&H)
• 4 LFO modulation destinations: Pitch, Filter, Amplifier and PWM
• 3-band EQ for each patch
• Digital realtime effects: Distortion, Bit-Crusher, Chorus, Flanger, Delay, Panning Delay and Reverb with adjustable parameters
• Master brickwall Limiter (can be switched on/off)
• Two signal flow connection structures: Parallel and Series
• Portamento, Solo playing mode with Legato switch
• Pitch Wheel with adjustable pitch bend range
• Modulation Wheel with assignable controls
• Arpeggiator with 6 modes and 12 rhythm patterns with tempo and swing feel control
• Scale play mode when playing onscreen keyboard with over 40 different scales to select from
• Voice polyphony up to 24 (device dependent)
• Up to 300 user presets to store
• Import/Export user preset banks via iTunes File Sharing
• Scalable and movable onscreen keyboard with key velocity control and Hold button
• Show Oscillogram feature
• Midi Learn feature
• Arabic quarter-tone microtuning option

Minimum requirements:
• iPhone 4S and up
• iPad 2 and up

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2018
03/06
Groove Rider GR-16 Adds Stereo Delay
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Groove Rider GR-16 is a professional step-sequenced groove box, inspired by professional hardware drum machines and rhythm boxes. It has a powerful Poison-202 based two oscillator synthesizer engine, plus a big variety of included PCM drum samples, insert/send/master effects, arpeggiator, automation recording, modulator, ADSR and filter block, and more! Built-in factory pattern library includes patterns in different music styles, which will inspire you (the list will be appended with the regular updates). Check out the patterns demo video:

What’s New
Version 1.3.3

In this version (1.3.3):
– added a stereo delay effect per part (also known as Haas effect), controlled from the Part Parameters menu. You can specify the delay time between left and right channels in milliseconds, or turn it off for the part (by default);
– added new utility function: Shift part one step left or right, located in the Utils menu;
– chain mode: now, if you switch chain mode to “on” during playback, you won’t have to restart the current pattern to make chain mode work;
– added 4 factory preset patterns (named “Acid-1988”);
– some of factory preset patterns were slightly modified to use new stereo delay effect, introduced in this update.

In previous version (1.3.2):
– “Save to New…” function during playback now immediately switches to the new saved pattern without having to wait for current pattern to end;
– “Export Pattern Audio” functions were renamed to “Render Pattern Audio” for clarity; and “Export Pattern” (.gr16 format) functions were renamed to “Share Pattern” accordingly;
– “Render Chain Audio” and “Render Chain Stems” functions added, allowing you to render a chain of patterns, starting from current pattern, into one big audio file (or stems archive) for export. Be sure to turn “Chain Mode: On” setting to enable and use these functions;
– a progress bar added when rendering audio, with the “Cancel” button, allowing you to cancel rendering in the middle of the process if needed;
– bug fixed: patterns with non-standard rhythm base (especially 16 Triplets) were playing back and chained incorrectly;
– several minor, but important bug fixes.

One remarkable feature of GR-16 is that all the controls are arranged on one screen, just like on a real groove box device! It lets you access almost all useful parameters from the one screen. Forget about numerous sub-windows and dialogs, which ruined your inspiration in another musical apps! Groove Rider is the fastest path from your imagination to reality!

You can use GR-16 as a ready-to-go realtime musical instrument (groove box) in your jam sessions together with Ableton Link feature to synchronize it with your other music gear. Groove Rider is also very handy for quickly sketching your musical ideas, allowing you to instantly record them directly by using the Record function. Making music becomes easy and fun, in contrast with boring note drawing process and dealing with tons of files and expensive plugins in the DAW’s! Don’t loose your inspiration, boost it up with Groove Rider!

Features:

• supports Ableton Link, AudioBus, AudioShare, Inter-App Audio, Core Midi and Virtual Midi input

• synth engine is Poison-202 based: 2 oscillators, 5 waveforms (Saw, Pulse, Sine, Triangle and Super-Saw)
• synth oscillator modulation types: Ring, Sync, PW and XFM
• 83 available oscillator configurations
• Filter module with LP, BP, HP, Notch type filters, 12 and 24 dB/octave
• amp module
• ADSR envelope, assignable to Amp and Filter
• Modulator module with 9 LFO modulation shapes x 6 modulation destinations (Pitch, Filter, Level, Pan, Osc Edit, IFX Edit)
• voice portamento (Slide)

• polyphony up to 32 voices
• 16 sounding parts per pattern
• 16 steps x 4 bars per each part
• each step consist of up to 4 voices (notes)
• each step can be time shifted forward/backward a fractional value
• assignable strokes for each step (to play several notes at one step)
• assignable step trigger conditions for each note

• 12 send effect types, one send effect per pattern
• 22 master effect types, one master effect per pattern
• 34 insert effect types, one insert effect per each part
• master Limiter (can be switched on/off)
• Arpeggiator with 6 modes and 50 rhythm patterns
• Scale play mode with 36 different scales to select from
• Chords and Notes play mode
• more than 30 different midi groove templates

• up to 256 user patterns to store in one user pattern bank
• import & export user patterns and banks via share sheet
• pattern audio export in 16, 24 and 32 bit wav format
• Ableton Live Set export
• 25 interface skins

Minimum recommended devices:
• iPhone 5 and newer
• iPad Air and newer

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