2020
02/13
Ninja Tune Jamm Pro!
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Ninja Tune announced their highly anticipated follow up to the Jamm app and it’s wicked!

Designed exclusively for iPad, Jamm Pro transforms Ninja Jamm into a comprehensive music-making tool, allowing users to upload their own samples and recordings. It also offers multitrack recording, MIDI Learn, extensive modular synth-like patching and modulation functions, as well as a range of other unique features really unlike any software or instrument currently on the market.

Developed as an instrument for playing live with sound, it also features multi-touch control and a Jamm clip matrix that allows users to instantly switch from one sample to the next, with everything remaining in time.

To mark the release, music-makers are invited to submit their best one-take video creating a track on Jamm Pro. The winner will be awarded £1000.

Jamm Pro is the anticipated evolution of Ninja Jamm, the original touch controlled beat app. Easy to use but deep, Jamm Pro includes Ninja Jamm users most requested feature: the ability to load your own samples. As well as immense performance power, it’s packed with pro features and new ideas e.g. its modular synth-like patching capabilities.

Jamm is a unique instrument. Loaded with free content and killer presets, you’ll be amazing yourself with the music you create from the moment you press Play.

KEY FEATURES

– Record in via Mic, Soundcard, Inter App Audio.

Audiobus/AUM are supported, giving you access to the extensive range of iOS IAA apps like drum machines and synths to work with Jamm.

-Multitrack Stem recording: Transforms Jamm Pro into a production tool: recordings are saved with all channels individually recorded. You can then load these into an editor/DAW such as Ableton, Logic or Pro Tools to work on further.

-Multi-touch tip control: Use small finger movements to simultaneously and expressively control multiple FX at once.

Individual per channel FX: 5 Distortion/Crush units, 5 Filters, 5 Delays, 5 Reverbs, 5 Sidechains. All with full recallable control.

64 Total Recall Patches: instantly Store and Recall the total state of what you’re doing with 64 Patch memories.

-In-app help: Access help overlay screens from wherever you are to explain all the page’s functions… no need to stop to read and dig into the manual!
-Coldcutter module: Buffer shuffle and modulation matrix for sophisticated beat manipulation. Users can trigger automatic call and response between channels, algorithmic evolutions of samples and modular synth-like patchable modulation sequencers.
-Sub-bass module: Automatically generate super heavy bass kicks and basslines from drum samples — a feature dril fans will adore.
-Loopstation/Resampling functions: Use Jamm Pro as a Loopstation — perfect for vocalists to loop and layer vocals as well as beatboxing via instant recording.
-MIDI input: MIDI Learn allows easy connection of MIDI hardware to trigger and control Jamm Pro.
-Slice sequencer: Unique and highly interactive feature allowing users to simply draw on the screen to restructure any sample.
-Smart pitch bends: Change the pitch of any or all of the channels in real-time to inspire musically apt progressions.
-Scratch: Experiment with the iconic hiphop technique by applying the effect to any sample.

*Please note Jamm Pro is a very powerful app and will perform best on newer iPads. The iPad Pro is the ideal device for the best experience with Jamm Pro.

THE STORY

For Ninja Tune co-founders Coldcut, known for their innovations in DJing, Remixing, Production and Live Performance, Jamm Pro has been 25 years in the making. Coldcut have been honing it in their live show and recently creating music with it.

Designed by Coldcut’s Matt Black with the aim of creating their ultimate electronic music instrument. As users experiment and develop ideas, they can save them as their own patches, which can be used to quickly build up stages of a song, structure a live performance, or used as a sketchpad.

The app features exceptional and extensive modulation and patching capabilities, the likes of which have never been seen in a sample app before. Equipped with four main channels, each with nine sequencers — six modulation sequencers, a slice sequencer, a pitch/reverse/drill sequencer and a gate sequencer — and up to 64 patches per set, Jamm Pro allows for a possible 2,304 sequencers per Sound Set in the app.

As well as production, Jamm Pro has been designed as an instrument for playing live sound, drawing on hiphop DJing and timing. With expressive touch control, the app facilitates direct engagement of hand-eye-ear coordination through ‘tip control’. This innovative feature tracks small finger movements that can be used to sensitively control various effects.

And yes Ableton Link is included!

Get Jamm Pro HERE

2019
08/02
Patterning 2 Update
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New in Patterning 2.1.2 :
The polyphony parameter determines how many instances of an instrument can be playing at the same time. The options are MONO and POLY. When set to MONO, only one voice can play a time per track. This can be used to cut short longer samples when they re-triggered. In POLY mode (default), up to 32 voices can be playing at the same time.

Patterning 2 is the next generation of the award winning circular drum machine. Create beats like never before in a fun, intuitive interface that is both easy to use and deep with features for the experienced producer.

Get Patterning 2 HERE

2017
09/29
Werkbench Updated With Link
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WerkBench Sampler Sequencer For iPad

WerkBench Sampler Sequencer For iPad

Werkbench arrives with a wicked new update! At the heart of WerkBench are two step sequencers that can sample sounds directly into rhythms and then warp those sounds with synthesizer type controls and high-quality audio effects.

What’s New in Version 3.1.0
**We added Ableton Link and Kymatica AudioShare support!**
-Ableton Link’s technology let’s you easily sync WerkBench with other apps and the rest of your studio. No computer or additional software required, It just works. It’s amazing. Thanks Ableton.
-AudioShare support allows easy transfer between WerkBench and the popular audio editing/managing app AudioShare by Kymatica. WerkBench can now open all types of audio files into the importer.

**We implemented a better ‘initialize’ option**
Previously, there was no way to start over completely from scratch. Now you can choose ‘New session’ via the folder button.

**We implemented a better AudioBus control panel**
-Brought back the play toggle.
-Added a record button. Now you can temporarily disarm recording while working on sounds in another app and then re-arm your steps without having to switch back to WerkBench. Saves you some clicks!

**We fixed some things!**
-Step editing knobs now default to sensible values and are easier to control.
-Some buttons were hard to tap.
-Got rid of a click that would happen in the envelope with long low sounds.
-Saved loops now recall their first and last step correctly.

WerkBench features:

–“Fancy Controls” (pitch, lowpass filters, highpass filters, envelopes, and more!)

–Edit the level, pitch, pan, low-pass filter, high-pass filter, envelope attack & decay, echo send, reverb send, and bit crusher effects independently for each of the 128 steps!

–All of these settings can be: performed and recorded in real-time, randomized, or programmed on the sequencer grids.

–Individual sequences can have arbitrary start and end points (they can even run backwards and be any length up to 16 steps)

–Chain sequences to build longer loops (1 – 128 steps!).

–Modeled tape echo for spacey effects with a sweet real-time visualizer, tempo sync, and free running modes.

–Reverb with fully sweep-able controls for decay, color (tone), and mix.

–Save and load loops or whole sessions of 8 patterns.

–Share loops between devices easily via airdrop, iTunes, e-mail, etc.

–Import wav files to chop up with our editor (the editor also works as a granular synthesizer!!)

–Export loops and recordings via Audio Copy, iTunes file sharing, and email.

–MIDI sync and MIDI note modes. Each of the 128 steps can be triggered on its own MIDI note.

–User-programable scales per side.

Get Werkbench

2015
11/10
Triqtraq With Ableton Link Preview
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Triqtraq supports Ableton Link

Triqtraq will soon support Ableton Link. Link is a technology that keeps devices in time over a wireless network, so you can forget the hassle of setting up and focus on playing music. Link will soon be available to the wider music-making community as a built-in feature of a growing number of iOS apps.

Triqtraq is a sort of all in one Groovebox type app with an intuitive easy to use interface. It’s perfect for creating beats and sampling.

SUPER QUICK INTERFACE
• Compose and tweak beats fluently in an all-in-one window interface, without ever hitting stop.
• It’s all about touch: build up, vary, mangle and break your patterns with a swipe of your finger.
• Compose up to 16 patterns, and arrange them in the 16 step queue to build entire songs.

TWEAK YOUR (OWN!) SOUNDS
• Have endless fun with the real-time sound manipulation by recording various effect and parameter sliders.
• Add that personal touch and record your own sounds while jamming, with the super fast microphone recording feature.
• Get creative with a large library of over 400 included samples in 4 categories: Drums, Bass, Percussion and Keys.
• Take your custom sample library on the road by importing or pasting sounds from other apps.

GO DEEP WITH THE ADVANCED POSSIBILITIES
• Surprise yourself and make endless variations of one loop: give each of the four channels a different length.
• Every recorded parameter automation can have its own length too, resulting in ever evolving rhythms or melodies.
• Create your own original grooves by changing the swing amount and BPM per step.

SHARE IT & PLAY TOGETHER
• Get your recorded tunes out there and export your tracks to Soundcloud or Mail.
• Move ideas to other apps and store audio recordings on Dropbox (via Open in…).
• Get an even bigger sonic palette by using it along other apps with Audiobus and Inter-app-audio.

What’s New in Version 1.5.3
– User Guide and Kick Start tutorial (in menu)
– reduced latency on the sample pads
– 64-bit support
– removed Korg Wist support
– AudioBus SDK 2.2
– AudioCopy SDK 3

COMING SOON ABLETON LINK

Ableton Link

Key Features:

• Four channels, each containing 8 sample pads
• Up to 16 patterns in one session
• Live input or step editor

• Automation (recording slider movements) of all effects in real-time
• Multi-editing and recording by selecting multiple channels

• Unique amount and speed of sequencer steps per channel (Loop Range)

• Sample swapping during playback
• Sample recording with the internal microphone, also during playback
• Library with more than 400 one-shot samples included
• Queue feature for arranging patterns into a full track
• Real-time switching between patterns
• Export of real-time jams, patterns or queues to SoundCloud, Audio Copy, E-mail or iTunes
• Open In… export option to open recordings in apps like Dropbox
• Import of sounds via iTunes file sharing or Audio Paste

• Audiobus support
• Inter-App Audio: use triqtraq as a generator in Inter-App Audio compatible hosts

• Background Audio option in the App Settings menu
• User manual included

Triqtraq

2013
04/09
UPDATE: iPulsaret Ver 1 2 Adds Audiobus
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Pulsaret For iPad

iPulsaret is a new real-time software capable of all time-domain varieties of granular synthesis. A genuine granular playground able to generate a wide range of usual and not so usual effects: time/pitch shifting, time/pitch jittering, intricate textures, grain fountain/pulverizer, recording and manipulation of buffers, dynamic envelope shape and many more. iPulsaret for iPad will give you all the basic and advanced tools you need to manipulate sound in subtle and surprising ways. All these features are packed in an optimized, user-friendly, visually sharp interface that is easy to access when fast-improvising live, composing in a studio, or sound designing at home and on the go! You will have the power, freedom, and flexibility to create like never before – on your iPad! iPulsaret allows you to load from some built-in sound samples, record audio directly with your iPad mic and/or add your own WAV, AIFF files via iTunes.
With iPulsaret it is possible to capture the stereo output (of granulation) into the documents folder while play the keyboard or moving granulation parameters in real-time.

What’s New in Version 1.2

– Audiobus support (Sender Effect and Receiver)
– MIDI Input (virtual/network)
– MIDI Control Change learn
– MIDI keyboard and Pitch Bend shows incoming events
– Connection Control: Midi, Scrub Y and Accelerometer X/Y
– Set individual gravity for Scrub Y and Accelerometer X/Y
– Set individual widget rescale range for Scrub Y and Accelerometer X/Y
– Retina display support
– Audio Copy and Paste fixed bug on iPhone 5, now appear in the compatible list
– Snapshots Pad Setting Resolution
– new Sampling rate 32 and 48 kHz
– Import audio from iPod Library ( wav formats)
– Add Live microphone input granulation
– Some general improvements

Control and shape grains, anytime, anywhere with iPulsaret for iPad.

– 16 Polyphony Voices
– ADSR Note Envelope
– Aftertouch Y scrubbing
– Snapshots Presets and Snapshots Morphing Pad
– Documents folder sharing via iTunes
– Sonoma Audio Copy and Paste
– Dropbox Supports
– Sound File and Snapshots rename
– Granulation Wave source: Prototypes WavePad, Trainlet and Sampled Sound
– Grain Envelope Deformation
– Grain Glisson sweep
– Grainlet linkage
– FX chain: Echo, Ring Modulation, Lowpass Moog Diode Ladder and High Shelf filters, Reverb FDN and Dynamic Compressor/Expander
– Record audio directly with iPad mic
– Auto load audio after recorded ( on/off ) in Grab Audio
– Capture Master Audio Output
– Run Audio in Background
– Sliders and Knobs double tap switch to Default/Last values
– Sliders and Knobs Fine step increment/decrement
– Fine exponential Slider
– Settings: AfterTouch Y step
– Settings: Load last UI state
– Settings: Polyphony Grains Overlapping Controls
– Settings: Sampling Rate and Buffer Size
– Quick Help embedded
– etc.Control and shape grains, anytime, anywhere with iPulsaret for iPad.

iPulsaret is available for $8.99.

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