2017
06/13
Novation Groovebox For iOS
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If you love making electronic music, you’ll love Groovebox. Enter an inspiring world of music production on your iPhone & iPad.

Groovebox is a free, beautifully designed music studio app packed with inspiring synths and drum machines. In minutes you’ll be making beats, melodies, and playing with world-class instruments. Expand your own collection with more sounds and instruments available in the store. From the creators of Launchpad, Groovebox helps you produce music on iPhone & iPad.

• A BEATS & SYNTH MUSIC STUDIO
Play with touchable instruments to quickly create your own beats and melodies, or draw in notes. Need inspiration? Groovebox has hundreds of patterns and sounds to get you started. Two powerful synthesisers, designed in partnership with Novation, deliver deep retro basslines and analogue harmonic melodies. The modern drum machine, with expanding drumkit library, will turn Groovebox into your go-to beat production studio.

• SYNTHS DESIGNED WITH NOVATION
Designed in partnership with Novation, legendary synth pioneers, Groovebox packs a world-class sound. Each instrument uses a new powerful synth engine capable of recreating classic warm analogue sounds and rich modern harmonics.

• EASY TO START, DEEP ENOUGH TO MASTER
Groovebox is designed to kick-start ideas, but it has serious features for artists and producers too. The advanced synth parameters* let you sculpt your own sounds. Included iPad mixer, note sequencer, key and scale modes let you control your sound. Export your sounds easily to a laptop to produce further. Sync to other apps or a laptop with Ableton Link. Connect using Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and even Export to Ableton Live seamlessly.

FEATURES
• Discover and build ideas – Quickly explore sounds with hundreds of melody and rhythm patterns
• Play touchable instruments – Create your own melodies and beats
• Three powerful instruments – Drumbox, Retrobass and Poly-8
• Build beats – Play drum pads or keys, sequence notes or use patterns
• Sound innovation – Synths developed in partnership with synth pioneers Novation
• Expand your sounds – Regular, fresh-content drumpacks, presets and patterns*
• Production-ready sounds – Crafted by world-class sound designers and artists
• Extendable Instruments – Expose more tweakable synth controls
• Sequence your music – Draw notes and build patterns instead of playing them
• Stay in time and key – Choose from any tempo, key or musical scale
• Mix your music – 8-track mixer on iPad. Instrument focus mixer on iPhone.
• Share your music – Easily create a mix of your music to share with others
*Requires In-App Purchase

ADVANCED FEATURES
• Jam with others – Audiobus, Inter-App Audio, Ableton Link and Ableton Export
• Ableton Export – Easily send your project to Ableton Live
• Full scale support – All keys and major, minor and modes supported
• Project management – Rename, duplicate and delete
• iPad Pro support – Optimised to use the entire iPad Pro screen
• Send your ideas to a laptop – Batch export your pads as a .zip file, or use Ableton Export
• Bluetooth speaker supported

SUPPORTED DEVICES
Groovebox is compatible with iPad 4th Generation, iPad Air 1/2, iPad Pro 9.7/12.9, iPad Mini 2/3/4, iPod Touch 6th Generation, iPhone 5/5C/5S, iPhone 6/6S, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus. Requires iOS 10.

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2012
02/04
Melody Music Maker For iPad
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Melody Music Maker For iPad

Melody Music Maker transforms every simple melody into a well composed and correct arranged master piece. Everything you need is a bit of time and an idea for a melody. The remaining part will be handled by this app. It is your private arranger and composer in one.
What have Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney and Ray Charles in common? They could not read scores but nevertheless their songs captured the world. With Melody Music Maker you are walking in the trails of these super talents. You can fully focus on one thing: the melody that you enjoy, without taking care for the notes and theoretical correctness. Colors guide the user through the composition of the song. In real-time the Melody Music Maker will provide you with options for well sounding chord progressions.

* Seperate MIDI channels for chords and lead voice
* x and y controllers over lead voice area to control sound changes as you play
* Sync out for synchronization with arranger keyboards, sequencers, music work stations, etc.

Melody music maker has the following features:
* This app adds theoretical composing knowledge to your musical ideas
* Presets provide you with suggestions for theoretical settings like root key, scale, tempo, etc.
* 127 sounds to enrich you composition with the right voice
* Modulation and glide features to enrich your sound
* Record several takes on top of each other
* Wizard function, improves the timing of your recording

Melody Music Maker IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

2011
01/01
Korg MS20 For iPad
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Korg MS20 For iPad

iMS-20 is an analog synth studio; a complete recreation of the Korg MS-20 synth, an analog sequencer, a drum machine, and even Korg’s Kaoss Pad technology. Plus, you can share your songs online via the SoundCloud!

iMS-20 is a complete music production app for iPad. It consists of a complete recreation of the legendary Korg MS-20 analog synth with the patching capability, plus a 16-step analog sequencer based on the Korg SQ-10, a six-part drum machine which can create drum parts by simply tapping the buttons, and a seven-channel mixer with 14 types of effects.

iMS-20 is a complete music production app for iPad, consisting of a complete recreation of the legendary Korg MS-20 analog synth with patching capability, a 16-step analog sequencer based on Korg’s SQ-10, a six-part drum machine with dedicated pads, and a seven-channel mixer with 14 types of effects.

In addition, iMS-20 offers dual Kaoss Pads allowing you to generate music by simply stroking the pad and moving your fingers over it. Experiment to come up with wild musical phrase! And with access to the SoundCloud audio platform*, you can publish your songs, or collaborate on ideas with people anywhere in the world from within the app!

*You will need to register for a SoundCloud account in order to publish data on SoundCloud. A variety of choices are available, ranging from a free account that allows up to two hours of data to be uploaded to a paid account that allows unlimited time. For details, refer to the SoundCloud website: http://soundcloud.com (English only)

∗When using SoundCloud, you must observe SoundCloud Ltd.’s terms of use, such as the prohibition on uploading songs whose copyright is the property of a third party.

[Specifications]
Components:
– MS-20 monophonic synthesizer: 1 unit
– Analog sequencer: 1 unit
– 6-part drum machine: 1 unit
– Mixer: 1 unit
– Song/Pattern composer: 1 unit

MS-20 monophonic synthesizer:
– Analog modeling synthesizer (MS-20 modeled by “CMT” Component Modeling Technology)
– 2VCO / 2VCF / 1VCA / 2EG / Patch Panel
– Additional functions: Modulation Key/Tempo Sync
– Insert effect (selectable from 14 effect types as below)

Analog sequencer:
– 16-step analog sequencer
– Control notes, volume, pan, parameters, and voltages via knobs
– Configurable steps (1-16) and sequence mode (6 types)
– Trigger out per channel or step position

6-part drum machine:
– 6-part/16-step drum machine
– Create sounds by sampling a single note from a built-in MS-20
– Controllable notes, volume and pan by knobs
– Configurable steps (1-16) and sequence mode (6 types) per a part

Mixer:
– 7-channel mixer
– Double needle meter indicates VU level
– Master effect (selectable from 14 effect types as below)

Song/Pattern composer:
– Compose a song or select a pattern, built-in mixer
– 16 patterns and 256 bars per a song
– Tempo setting (20-300 BPM) and Swing function

Effect type:
– 14 types: Short Delay, BPM Sync Delay, Reverb 1, Reverb 2, Chorus/Flanger, Equalizer, Compressor, Tube Simulator (Valve Force), Low-Pass Filter, High-Pass Filter, Band-Pass Filter, Talking Modulator, Decimator, Grain Shifter

Controllers:
– Keyboard: Recording function, Variable width (22, 26, or 29 keys)
– Kaoss Pad: 2 units, Recording function
Performance pad: Key/Scale (31 types) settings
Parameter control pad: X-Y axis parameter settings

Other:
– Audio export function (Bouncing a song or pattern, and Real-time recording a performance: 16-bit/44.1 kHz stereo WAV format)
– Publish and share songs online with the SoundCloud audio platform
– Various template patterns by music genre are included
– Various template sounds by sound category are included

iMS-20 is available for $14.99

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