2017
06/08
KRFT Now With MIDI Out
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KRFT is a modular instrument for expressive music production that we built to challenge the two decade old paradigm of the multi-track DAW.

Designed from the ground up with a focus on live experimentation and expressive interactions, KRFT will inspire you to make music that would normally be out of reach.

Rather than being confined to a fixed interface KRFT lets you create a surface that suits your musical needs whether you’re building an experimental groove box or composing an entire track.

What’s New in Version 1.5.0
KRFT + MIDI = The ultimate controller & sequencer!
– Use KRFT to control other apps, software (e.g. Ableton & Logic Pro) & hardware
– Control external dials with MIDI CC messages from KRFT
– Record your performances in external DAWs then tweak & edit
– Audio Bus 3 MIDI support

EXTRA
– Now you can add Modulators to Morphs, great for providing more variety to your sounds
– Added a chord spread option to the Keyboard
– Added quantize function into Matrix
– Improved latency on the keyboard & drum machine
– Improved performance on lower powered devices
– Improved storage reliability & fixed other crashes and bugs

+++ 1.5.0 release discount! Get 33% OFF until 22nd June +++

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2011
08/17
Beatmaker 2 Beatpacks
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Beatmaker 2

Beatmaker 2 by Intua is a complete electronic music production studio for iPad. It was also the very first app to do this when the iPhone first came out.
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UPDATES:
– Native iPad interface
– Support for MIDI controllers through CoreMIDI, with MIDI learning and templates
– Instruments parameters automations (LFOs, envelopes, pads settings, etc.)
– MIDI export improved with Control Change (MIDI CC) messages
– New Master track with volume, pan, and 3 FX slots
– Audio input monitoring while recording
– New “Note Repeat” mode
– Pad copy & paste on the drum machine
– Improved memory management
– Info window for monitoring CPU, memory usage, battery and controlling the audio device
– SoundCloud API now uses OAuth2
– Reduce application binary size
– Add support for bluetooth speakers and headphones (A2DP compliant)
– Many improvements in every aspect of the application

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Here is a full list of features.

STUDIO:

– Create multiple instruments with Drum Machine or Keyboard interface
– 10 effect units to choose from: Reverb, Compressor, Filter, Delay, EQ, Flanger, Chorus, AutoPan, BitCrusher, Overdrive.
– 3 effect slots for each instrument, unlimited global effect racks
– Customizable Cross Controller for all effects, to manipulate multiple parameters at once
– CoreMIDI support: connect your MIDI accessories to control instruments, effects and mixer.

DRUM MACHINE:

– Up to 128 trigger pads: 16 pads over 8 different banks
– Chop Lab: Slice audio loops to automatically create new sound presets
– Control sound parameters on individual pad: volume, pan, mute, output bus, semitone, fine tune, reverse and autoscaling
– Low/high pass filter per pad with cutoff and resonance control
– Choose between various pad trigger modes: one-shot, hold & loop
– Customizable envelope (ADSR) control for each pad
– Exclusive groups and polyphony management
– “Live” modes: trigger, mute, reverse, velocity and tune spreading.
– Pad copy & paste

KEYBOARD SAMPLER:

– 128 keys keyboard with pitch wheel, double keyboard mode, note display and zoom controls
– Easily create your own instruments from any sample combination with the keygroup editor
– Volume and filter ADSR envelopes
– Low/high pass filter with cutoff, resonance and key tracking
– 2 LFOs with customizable amplitude, offset and rate (synchronizable), controlling volume, pitch and filter parameters
– Polyphony control, with up to 32 voices per keyboard sampler
– Legato play mode with customizable glide
– Keygroup controls: volume, pan, semitones, fine-tune, reverse and one-shot, hold, hold & loop trigger modes

MULTI-TRACK SEQUENCER:

– Create unlimited instrument and FX tracks
– Automations: Record, edit and replay instrument and effect parameters
– Record, draw, arrange and resize patterns along the timeline to build your song
– Compose and modify patterns with a piano-roll interface. Edit notes, parameters, and automations.
– Instrument and effect recording options: Quantize, take or partial undo, pre-roll, Overdub, note erasing.
– Includes multiple convenient tools such as zooming

WAVE EDITOR:

– Full-fledged wave editor with intuitive pinch and selection for manipulating samples
– Basic edition tools: trim, cut, copy, paste, with 8 levels undo/redo
– High quality time-stretching and pitch-shifting algorithms
– Audio tools: normalize, silence, reverse, fade in and out, cross-fade
– Record new samples from device microphone or plugged instrument
– Loop points and tempo/signature editor

MIXER CONSOLE:

– Realistic multi-track mixer with level meters
– Edit volume, pan, solo, mute and bus routing features for individual tracks

LARGE SOUNDBANK INCLUDED:

– 68 Drum Machine presets from all genres
– 111 Keyboard Sampler presets, from synthesizers to realistic orchestral instruments.
– More than 1800 quality samples to choose from

SHARING & GLOBAL OPTIONS:

– Native iPad & iPhone interfaces, Retina display
– Export your songs to Audio or MIDI files
– Transfer and manage your files from your computer using the integrated FTP server
– Import any songs from your iPod library to create new remixes
– Share audio content with more than 20 other music applications using the iOS pasteboard
– Upload your songs directly to your SoundCloud account
– User friendly file browser and manager, with sample, preset and project tagging for quick lookup
– Supports BeatMaker 1 kits and projects
– Compatible with iRig Mic and iRig Plug Interface for professional audio and vocal recordings

2011
07/21
Rhythm Studio For iPad iPhone and iPod Touch
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Rhythm Studio Pulse Code Inc App

Giving the Propellerheads Rebirth a run for the money is Rhythm Studio. This app boasts a full electronic music production kit including TB-303 synth, TR-808 drum machine, and so much more. In fact, the updates and features list almost seem to never stop growing with this app.

Version 1.07:
1. FM-3 synthesizer included

The FM-3 is a 3 operator FM (frequency modulation) synthesizer capable of making gritty mean noise to sparkling digital chaos. Designed to make FM synthesis simple and accessible, the FM-3 allows you to get results fast. This synth is a lot of fun when you explore its sonic possibilities.

Rhythm Studio FM Synthesizer

Rhythm Studio FM Synthesizer

What’s New in Version 1.06

The third major update is now included in the app (you asked and we listened!):

1. Phoenix Synthesizer included – The famous Supersaw sound is now in your hands.
2. WIST support included!
3. Background Audio enabled allowing you to play other audio apps while Rhythm Studio is playing (multi-tasking iOS device required)
4. Share song via bluetooth

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Version 1.05:
1. Gemini Synthesizer included – 2 oscillators modeling analog waveforms – 24db resonant filter – oscillator sync – ring modulation.
2. New FX, including: Phaser, D-Verb, S-Verb, Amp Distortion, 2 band Equalizer, & Auto Filter.
3. Improved navigation with a zoom button and panning which snaps to each device.
4. Full multi-touch enabled. Now you can control and move as many knobs and switches as you like!
+ Optimizations and bug fixes.

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Version 1.04:
iOS 5 audio is fixed. Power cycling your device might be necessary to restore audio after the update.

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Version 1.03:
1. You can now have FOUR instrument devices in your song!
2. You now have the ability to choose what devices go into your song. Four TB-3’s? No problem!
3. The DR-9 Drum Machine has been added. This is a 909 style drum machine. Let the legend continue.
4. The Hornet Ribbon Synth has been added. The Hornet is a funky subtractive synth.
5. Export to Audio Paste has been added!
6. The Mixer and FX have been integrated into a single mixer device that fits on one screen.
7. The Control Pad has been improved with a larger control surface and the ability to erase mistakes.
8. You now have the choice to move the knobs linearly or angularly.
9. Email functionality has been added. Email us for support or email your song file to a friend.
10. The Gate FX has been added for slicing and dicing your sound.
11. You can now lock a song to prevent future editing.
12. Single tap from bird’s eye view to zoom into device.
13. Minor Bug Fixes.
14. Lots of optimization!
15. Improved Graphics.

Rhythm Studio by PulseCode Inc is a premier universal electronic music making app, boasting richly detailed graphics and incredible sound, with impeccable recreations of classic synths and drum machines such as the 303 and 808 along with other amazing studio hardware.

Rhythm Studio is a workspace style app with a studio of realistic electronic music instruments. It is a universal app available on all current iOS hardware.

Rhythm Studio balances advanced features by using an easy to understand interface resembling real instruments. This means that one button does one thing just like it would with real hardware. Knobs turn, switches slide, and buttons press. You won’t get lost in abstract interfaces or design. Rhythm Studio is the next best thing to having the real hardware.

Rhythm Studio includes a full 808 drum machine, 303 synthesizer, sample based synthesizer, XY style control pad, and mixer with FX.

Rhythm Studio has three ways of creating music.

Manually program the drum machine and synthesizers like the original hardware.
Use the Control Pad to play the drum machine or synthesizers live.
Create randomized patterns based on the key and scale of the song.

What makes Rhythm Studio stand out?

Imagine having a studio of rare vintage synths and drum machines in the palm of your hand. Beautifully rendered synthesizers make seeing the app as enjoyable as hearing it. Rhythm Studio is the next best thing to having the real hardware.

Rhythm Studio allows you to make music the way you want to by giving you three different ways to create your song.

1. Use the step sequencer like the real hardware.
2. Use the Control Pad to play the synths live.
3. Instantly create a random pattern.

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LEAGACY FEATURES

– Dynamic workspace full of awesome audio gear

– Intuitive pinch, double tap navigation

– Robust pattern and song sequencer

– 3 easy methods to making your songs

– Recreation of a classic drum machine

– Recreation of classic synthesizers

– Mixer

– FX

– X/Y style control pad

Rhythm Studio is available for $4.99

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