2018
01/14
Sampling With iMPC Pro 2
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This is a follow up demo/review of iMPC Pro 2 showcasing some of the sampling capabilities. I will show you how to sample an external audio source (in this case a turntable) and then slice the samples out to the pads for beat creating.

Download the samples here https://www.dropbox.com/s/17li2ursrxboz7p/waxcraft.zip?dl=0

iMPC Pro 2 fuses innovative song creation with the iconic MPC workflow. iMPC Pro gave us a powerful sampler and beatmaker, and now iMPC Pro 2 has evolved into a full fledged song creation tool with the addition of vocal tracks, Audio Units integration, a sleek new design and tons of new features!

AUDIO TRACKS:
Within the audio tracks, you can time warp, pitch shift, and rearrange your audio clips in real time. The sophistication of real time manipulation is captured in a simple workflow and sleek interface. You can choose from multiple input sources to record, including external mic channels, hardware audio interfaces, and IAA. Import existing projects from iMPC Pro and add your vocal tracks easily.

AUDIO UNIT TRACKS:
You can now load any Audio Units instrument into an Audio Unit Track! Control your AU instrument with a classic piano keyboard interface and an iMPC interface with note variation, Flux Link, Note Repeat, 16 Levels, and more. The app also features an improvement to the workflow for song creation. Song sequencing is faster, more powerful, and more flexible, so you have complete creative control.

100% NEW SOUND KIT AND MORE:
Designed exclusively for iMPC Pro 2, these kits cover some of the most iconic and cutting-edge beat genres available, from producers including ADSR, Rawcutz, SampleTools by Cr2, Niche Audio, and Sample Magic. Each kit includes 16 Hi Quality samples featuring sounds from 808’s to melodic hits and stabs, designed for the best user experience possible.

iMPC Pro 2 also comes with 5 additional Sound Packs for FREE (valued at $35). Grab these packs in the AudioCopy Content Store: Essential Club Collection, Classic Cuts, Dub 2 DnB, Melodic Collection, and The Diploma! You can use them in hundreds of AudioCopy compatible apps (including iMPC and iMPC Pro).

iMPC UNIVERSITY:
Unlock producer secrets and learn how to become a full fledged song creator with this tutorial series. iMPCU unlocks one course per day and gives you the tools you need to take your music to the next level. Fun for both new and experienced users, iMPC Pro 2 offers an expansive dive into the world of beatmaking and song editing through these courses. We’re excited for you to try it!

FEATURES:
Audio Tracks:
– Record from built in mic, external mics, audio interfaces, instruments, etc.
– Record from Inter App Audio Apps
– Warp Tracks and Clips to match tempo
– Access several quick editing features on Audio Clips (Pitch shift, Time Stretch, Amplify, Crop, Split, Duplicate)
– Drag to arrange Audio Clips, snap them to an adjustable grid setting
– Advanced waveform editing
AudioUnit integration:
– Audio Unit tweak mode with full keyboard support (including 2 dozen scale modes from Chromatic to Blues to Aeolian)

– 100% New Sound Set, with 5 additional free Sound Packs
– Sample sounds from Spotify
– 64 Track Mixer with EQ and 4 FX sends (Reverb, Delay, Chorus/Flange, and one Inter App Audio Effect)
– Chop-shop provides intuitive multi-touch editing, trimming, auditioning, splicing, splicing and processing samples
– Tracks View shows an overview of all the tracks in your song
– 16 Levels mode with attack, velocity, length, and tuning settings for quickly creating variations of sounds
– Live Sequence queuing for real-time performance and playback
– Time correct: 1/8 note – 1/32T with variable swing
– MPC Note Repeat featuring 1/8 note – 1/32T timing with latch
– IAA and Ableton Link support
– Share beats and songs seamlessly to YouTube
– 4 Mute Groups and custom-designed envelope filters for all pads
– AudioCopy and AudioPaste support
– Improved integration and support for iMPC Pro Packs and other Sound Packs from the AudioCopy Content Store
– Expert MIDI support including expanded options, multiple maps, and more
– Extensive undo/redo capabilities
– New Song Arrangement workflow and integrated Song Mode makes song creation easier than ever
– Drag entire Folders and Sound Packs directly to pads to load many sounds at once

Get iMPC Pro 2

2017
12/13
X Drummer Ver 1 5 Review
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Called my friend Matt Fuller up to see if he wanted to help me do a review and walk through of the latest X Drummer app. Thanks Matt! It’s a long video so I created some time stamps below for you to skip to the different segments.

Browsing for patterns. 00:31
Arranging patterns 2:15
Fine tuning patterns and customizing kits 7:09
Play to find 12:50
Saving and exporting 14:00
Inter app audio 16:04
End jam 16:59

X Drummer is the ultimate drum production tool for guitarists, songwriters and mobile musicians. Start your musical journey by playing a simple riff on your guitar into X Drummer, it then listens in real-time and searches for a complete matching drum track based on the tempo and feel of your riff. X Drummer’s extensive grooves library offers detailed realism that encompasses the subtle nuances of a real drummer, delivering realistic drum performances than just generic backing tracks.

Record your musical ideas into X Drummer and take it with you anywhere to edit, whether you’re at home, in the studio, or on the road. Then utilize the simple yet robust drum editor to fine-tune your drum grooves and further personalize your song.

What’s New in Version 1.5.0
– Completely redesigned user interface for better workflow – new Song Editor, transport controls, Browser, Play to Find, and more.
– The groove library has been expanded to 380+ realistic drum performances.
– New drum kit preset management lets users quickly save and recall custom drum kits.
– Improved Play to Find engine for more accurate and faster analysis.
– New filter options allow quicker navigation within the MIDI groove library.
– Recorder feature allows users to overdub guitar riffs on top of the backing drum track.
– 5 new drum kits (80s Rock, Modern FX, Jazz, Progressive Metal and Indie Rock) available as in-app purchases.
– 3 MIDI groove packs (80s Pop, Classic Rock and Heavy Metal) available via in-app purchases.
– Inter-App Audio and Audiobus support (full integration with BIAS FX, BIAS Amp, BIAS Pedal, and JamUp).
– Export audio and drum tracks via Email or Dropbox.

Get X Drummer

2017
06/16
iPad Pro 10 Inch Screen The Verge
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The Verge, a popular technology news site, has done a review of the new iPad Pro 10.5 inch screen size. It’s a great review but what makes it really cool is they used my song “God Knows” in the video.

My song comes in here at the 1:30 mark https://youtu.be/-Hf5prRZIeg?t=95 and it plays through out. FUN FACT: this song also appears in Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Ep “Beirut”

Get the new iPad Pro direct from APPLE here https://www.apple.com/ipad-pro/

The iPad Pro 10.5 isn’t available on Amazon yet but you can get a 12″ Pro or a 9.7″ Pro from Amazon right now.

BUY Apple iPad Pro (128GB, Wi-Fi, Space Gray) 12.9″ Tablet (Certified Refurbished)

2017
01/10
Bram Bos Troublemaker Review Tutorial
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Acid Techno is easy with Troublemaker by Bram Bos. A TB-303 inspired audio unit synthesizer with step sequencer. In this video I will 1) Show you how to create a pattern in Troublemaker and export the midi into Cubasis 2) Use Troublemaker in Cubasis as an audio unit 3) Run Troublemaker through Squashit multi band distortion. I hope you enjoy it! PS – 600 subscribers!! Thank you for the support over the years.

Note: Troublemaker requires iPad 4/Mini 2/iPhone 5S/iPod Touch 6 or higher

Introducing Troublemaker: this is not a 303

The legendary TB-303 has magical properties; it is filled to the brim with analog shimmer. Its output jack is a gateway to a parallel universe and when you twiddle the filter knobs an army of highly trained pixies chisel the square waves from freshly harvested unicorn souls. So if you want a TB-303, you should buy a TB-303. But if you’re after *that sound* Troublemaker will give you everything you need in spades.

Troublemaker sports a carefully crafted diode filter emulation and among the available oscillators are the typical raspy, nasal sawtooth and rubbery squarewave with its oddball shape and shifting pulsewidth.

It also has the wow.

Troublemaker is fully Audio Unit (AUv3) compatible, so you can go wild running multiple instances in your favorite DAWs.

It also has:
– Ableton Link synchronization,
– MIDI CC mapping,
– Core Midi, Virtual Midi, Bluetooth Midi input,
– Audiobus support
– Exports MID and WAV files from the standalone sequencer

And unlike the TB-303, it can actually sound like a bass guitar 😉

Get Troublemaker

Squashit here http://ipadloops.com/?s=squashit

Cubasis 2 here http://ipadloops.com/?s=Cubasis

2017
01/03
iPad iPhone Dj App Roundup and Review
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Dj App Roundup and Review – In this video we’ll have a look at Traktor DJ, Cross DJ, EDjing, WeDJ, and Pacemaker. We feel these are the top leading iPad Dj apps on the market. Please let us know if you can think of something we missed.

Traktor Dj:
– Revolutionary DJ app by Native Instruments – makers of the leading pro DJ software
– Touch the groove using familiar iOS swipe and pinch gestures
– Familiar DJ mixer layout with crossfader, 3-band EQ, and filter on each channel
– Direct access to your iTunes music library from TRAKTOR DJ
– Stylish waveform display allows for simple looping and ultra-tight scratching
– Ingenious use of iPhone’s compact screen real estate – swipe from one-deck focus to split-screen view
– Intelligent browser recommends songs based on compatible tempo and key
– Automatic tempo and key detection plus BPM sync for super-smooth mixing
– Notification Center gives you in-app access to tips and undiscovered techniques
– 8 built-in pro DJ effects including Reverb, Delay, and dramatic glitch effects like BeatMasher
– Audiobus integration allows two-way control of TRAKTOR DJ with other compatible apps
– Inter-app audio support allows TRAKTOR DJ to stream audio to other apps for further processing
– Plug-and-play integration with hardware controllers TRAKTOR KONTROL Z1, TRAKTOR KONTROL S2 and S4
– External mixer mode for sending individual deck outputs to separate mixer channels (if used with TRAKTOR hardware or splitter cable)
– Enhanced time-stretching, powered by élastique efficient V2 engine by zplane.development
– Flux mode – remix your tracks live, then drop back in at exactly the right moment
– Record your mixes live in high-quality on the iPhone and share with your friends

Traktor Dj iPad and iPhone

Cross Dj:
• Accurate BPM detection of your music, down to the last decimal
• Stable sync: one-press & the 2 tracks never go out of phase
• Quantize mode: hot cues & loops are automatically set on the beat
• Customizable, manual pitch range (4 to 100%)
• Progressive, manual pitch bend
• Split audio: pre-listen tracks in your headphones before mixing them (In-App Purchase)
• Automix: Cross DJ mixes your tracks & play music automatically, from any sources (playlist, album, etc.)

/// OUTSTANDING AUDIO PERFORMANCE

• Realistic scratch sound – as on real turntables
• Audio FX: Hi & Low-Pass, Echo, Delay, Flanger, Chopper, Roll, Phaser, Brake & much more (In-App Purchase)
• Loops (16 to 1/32), slip loops, 16 large hot-cues pads
• Sampler: 72 samples, synced to the main player (In-App Purchase)
• Record your mix & share it to SoundCloud, Facebook & Twitter (In-App Purchase)
• Keylock mode: change BPM without affecting the tone (In-App Purchase)
• Key detection: detect the key of the songs and know which tracks sound good together
• Autogain : automatically equalizes the levels of 2 tracks + Autosync
• External mixer: control EQs and crossfader with hardware mixers
• MIDI controllers: Pioneer DDJ-WeGO1&2, Mixvibes U-Mix Control Pro I & II, Numark Mixtrack Pro I & II, Numark iDJ Live I & II, Hercules DJ Console RMX 2, Hercules DJ Control Instinct, Hercules DJ Control AIR, Vestax Spin2
• Multichannel audio for USB compliant multichannel soundcard

/// INTUITIVE INTERFACE

• Industry standard DJ setup: 2 decks, crossfader, Cue/Play/Sync buttons
• 3-band mixer with DJM EQ preset
• iTunes integration: sort tracks by BPM, title, artist, album or genre
• Mix SoundCloud: your SC account, in Cross DJ, for free. Fast loading of tracks
• Sort your music library by title, artist, album, BPM or length
• Play MP3, AAC, WAV & AIFF
• Separate tabs: swipe to display different panels on each side
• Portrait mode: big single player
• Change each deck’s color: blue, orange, red, yellow, green, purple, pink
• Large pads & controls

/// IN-APP PURCHASES

• Record & Share: HQ live recording of your mixes + share
• Automix: let Cross DJ mix your tracks automatically
• Advanced audio: split audio + external mixer + sound card output
• Essential effects: Hi-Pass, Low-Pass, Delay
• Beat effects: Transform, Brake, Roll, Chopper
• Morph effects: Phaser, X-Phaser, Jet, Crush, Bliss
• Sampler: 8 (iPhone) to 12 pads (iPad), 72 samples
• Harmonic mixing: keylock & key detection
• Value Pack: unlock all features

Cross Dj iPad and iPhone

EDjing:
– iTunes music library (including iTunes shared files)
– Deezer integration (requires a Premium account)
– Soundcloud integration
– DJ dedicated section “My sets” to retrieve your playlists (sets) and recorded mixes
– smart search feature that displays results for all your musical sources
– library analyze to save the BPM of all your local tracks
– queue system to prepare your upcoming songs
– advanced sorting: browse your tracks by alphabetical order, BPM, or Time
– dedicated iPad design: displays the music library, the queue AND the turntables to avoid switching screens when mixing.

A MAJOR FEATURE: THE SAMPLER

– access 16 free samples: siren, gunshot, kick, snare…
– possibility to link the sampler to the crossfader
– access 20+ sample packs created by Pro DJs

ALL THE MUST-HAVE DJ TOOLS

– automatic BPM detection
– manual adjustment of the BPM of your tracks with the Tap BPM
– continuous sync between your two tracks
– little audio spectrum to navigate in your music
– wide audio spectrum for optimised beat detection
– pro audio FX: Echo, Flanger, Reverse, Filter
– audio FX expansion (in-app purchase): Roll, Roll Filter, Steel, Gate, Double Beat, Phaser, Color Noise, Beatgrid, Band pass, Band stop, Reverb
– loops: from 1/64 to 128, or customizable through ‘in’ and ‘out’ points
– cue point on the main interface
– set up to 8 Hot Cues on each deck
– automated audio FX sync on the BPM (loop, cue, seek)
– EQ three bands and Gain
– Smart Volume that automatically adjusts the volume and gain of the two tracks playing
– pitch control and key lock (to change the tempo without affecting the tone of your track)
– Pre-cueing with headphones (in-app purchase)
– Automix: let edjing play your tracks and do seamless transitions on its own
– ultra precise scratch
– a ‘Slip’ mode for Loops and Scratch
– HD recording of your mixes in .aiff format
– possibility to set the vinyl inertia, and the starting speed of the vinyl
– choose your crossfader curve
– 4 skins to customize your turntables (in-app purchase): Diamond, Gold, Neon, Metal

DESIGNED BY PRO DJs

– intuitive interface with direct and quick access to all the essential features
– apply two audio FX at the same time on each deck
– reorder the FX lists to customize the panel as it suits you best

HARDWARE INTEGRATION – MORE POSSIBILITIES

– control edjing with the world’s first wireless crossfader: Mixfader
– compatible with your timecoded and standard audio vinyls
– MIDI support

MIX FROM YOUR APPLE WATCH

– access all the key information of your set
– access the BPM of your tracks and sync them
– control 4 DJ effects
– start your transitions

EDjing for iPad and iPhone

WeDJ:
◇Colourful animated user interface for intuitive control
◇Performance features for endless creativity
◇“DDJ-WeGO4” and “DDJ-WeGO3” support for tactile control
◇Flexible layout – Choose the layout you like best, with two options for jog wheel position and displaying waveforms horizontally or vertically.
◇Automix – Press the Automix button and WeDJ will start mixing in the next track automatically.
◇Record – Capture your performances within the WeDJ app.

WeDJ iPhone and iPad

Pacemaker:
– Make it personal! Pacemaker’s AI DJ technology helps you find tracks that match and make perfect transitions between them.
– Your mixtape, your rules! Push the “Mix now” lightning button to instantly mix in the next track. Ta-daa!
– When ready, be generous! Share your mixtape, so others can enjoy it too.
– Follow users who create mixtapes just the way you like it.
– Hot hot hot! Discover the most popular mixtapes in the Hot List!
– Show some love and like your favourites to save them for later.
– Comment and share your opinion if a mixtape impressed you!
– Remix if you feel like someone else’s mixtape could use some pick-me-up!
– Being a killjoy is impossible! Seamlessly jump to any part of a track, and it will keep playing in sync with the beat.
– Pimp it up! Blast your mixtape to the next level with a full range of colorful live effects.

Pacemaker for Apple Watch – One-touch-mixing magic!
Add live effects and mix in new tracks directly from your wrist.
– Be social on the move! Enjoy your Mixtape Home Feed and keep track of the number of plays and likes on your friends’ mixtapes.
– Quickly get the next track into the mix! Just tap it and Pacemaker will move to the next mix moment.
– Rule the party from your wrist! Pacemaker for Apple Watch comes with our most popular effects, ChopChop, Whitenoise, 8-Bit and Hi-Lo! – for free!

Pacemaker for iPad – The complete live DJ tool with the epic Autopilot™ feature.
– Hit sync and with a full set of colorful effects and a crossfader, you have unlimited creative influence over the music you love!
– What to play next? Pacemaker’s track selection assistant Match Machine™ finds tracks that match perfectly with the ones currently playing.
– Need a break? Activate Autopilot™ – your personal DJ that automagically mixes music for you.

In-App purchases for iPhone and iPad:
Whitenoise – SwooooOOOSH! The powerful build up effect that gives you a dramatic and perfectly timed drop, every time.
8-Bit – The bit crusher that makes your track sound like a retro video game.
ChopChop – Slice up a track for a stuttering effect and build up tension before the big drop.
Hi-Lo – Remove the high or low frequencies from your tracks to create a swooping sound effect.
Reverb – Make the track sound as if it’s being played in a small hut or the largest of cathedrals.
(iPad) Echo – Echo echo… Is there anybody out there?
(iPad) Roll – Create a loop that spins on top of a track.
(iPad) Loop – Create synchronised loops on the fly; split or double, exit and re-loop. Also included is the exclusive Pacemaker Loop Travel.
(iPad) Beatskip – Skip a pre-determined number of beats forwards or backwards to create stutter in your sound.

Pacemaker iPad and iPhone

Djay Pro:
Powerful DJ Interface
• Jog Wheels
• Waveforms
• Four Decks
• Sampler
• Video
• Landscape & Portrait Modes

Spotify Integration
• Instant access to over 20 million songs
• Playlists, Songs, Charts, Browse
• Match: cloud-based song recommendations
• Instant access to BPM and Key information through the cloud
• On-the-fly playlist export and song saving
• Powerful audio streaming technology: ultra-low latency, up to 320 kbps

Video Integration
• Video library with pre-bundled content
• Video mixing and scratching
• Transitions
• Music Visualizers
• Visual FX
• Title & image overlays
• A/V recording
• Support for external displays and Airplay

Four Deck Mixing
• Horizontal / vertical layouts

Music Library
• Spotify + iTunes
• Video library
• History and Queue
• Instant preview
• Light / dark mode
• Expanded mode

Waveform Layouts
• Horizontal / vertical
• Two deck / four deck
• Variable zoom level

Sampler
• Live sampling and preset editing
• Pre-bundled content by Loopmasters
• Pre-bundled samples by DJQbert

Recording
• Live Audio Recording
• Live Video Recording

Automix
• Automatic, beat-matched mixes
• Queue and Playlist automation
• Automatic transitions
• Automix Radio powered by The Echo Nest

Advanced DJ Tools
• Sync
• Cue Points
• Looping
• Skipping
• Scrubbing
• Slip Mode
• Beat grid editing

Audio FX
• Over 30 state-of-the-art audio effects powered by Sugar Bytes (available via In-App Purchase)
• Up to three chain-able audio effects per deck
• XY-Pad and Instant FX

Audio Processing
• Advanced time-stretching (up to +- 75%)
• Pitch shifting (up to +- 1 octave)
• Audio mixing with adjustable crossfader curves
• EQ, panning, and highpass/lowpass filtering
• Audio Limiter

Audio Analysis
• BPM and beat detection
• Flexible beat grids with support for dynamic tempo
• Frequency-based colored waveforms
• Key detection
• Auto-gain / Normalize
• Multi-core batch analysis

Hardware Integration
• Native support for DJ controllers including Reloop Mixon4, Reloop Beatpad, Pioneer DDJ-WeGO, Numark Mixdeck Quad
• Support for multi-channel USB audio interfaces

Optimized for iPhone and iOS 10
• Haptic feedback
• 3D Touch
• Apple Watch integration
• VoiceOver
• AirPlay integration
• Full HD video capture and rendering (1080p)
• Support for 4K videos
• iPhone camera integration
• iCloud integration: syncs cue points, grid edits, and metadata with iOS and Mac versions of djay

Djay Pro iPhone and iPad

  • iPad Loops is a music app blog dedicated to exposing the best iPad apps for iOS musicians, producers, and Djs. This is not a database of every app. It is, however, one of useful recommendations from someone with many years in music production. I try to update it on a daily basis (ok sometimes every two days) and I do my best to post useful apps only. My name is Jason Donnelly (Dj Puzzle). You might know me from my royalty free loop packs and sound design. Some of the apps that contain my loops are Retronyms AudioCopy, LP-5, iPRO.DJSAMPLER, Looptastic, and Audio Elements. My work is published by Magix Soundtrack Loops, Sample Logic, Pakotec, Loopmasters, Acoustica, Xmix, Sound Trends, and many more. Subscribe to our RSS feed below to get updated when new apps are posted.

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