2022
09/08
Vatanator Pro Groovebox App
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Vatenator Pro Groovebox App

Vatenator Pro Groovebox App

Vatanator Pro is an advanced multitrack music sequencer with integrated drum machine, sampler and functionality to load external AUv3 instruments and effects. Support full future MIDI and MPE. Vatanator Pro is an all-in-one music composer for instant results.

Intro price $22
In-App Purchases: Groove Charge $0.00

Features:

• Audio Unit Extension Host
• Advanced multi-track music sequencer
• Edit and record patterns in real-time (with options for quantization, undo and more)
• Integrated real-time drum sampler with individual effects and XY pad
• On-screen piano keyboard for playing/recording AUv3 instruments
• Isomorphic keyboard with option for selecting different scales
• Full MIDI implementation (Bluetooth MIDI, Network MIDI and USB MIDI)
• MIDI Learn implementation
• Integrated drum repeater and instrument arpeggiator
• MPE support
• Parameter automation (AUv3 and internal parameters)
• Song arranger
• Performance Mode (use multi-touch to control patterns)
• Drum kit editor (with ability for rearrange/remove/add samples)
• Sample recorder and advanced sample slicer
• Audiobus, Ableton Link, Ableton Live Set Export and Inter-App Audio support
• Import Audio/MIDI files from Files app
• Audio track support
• Multi-channel mixer
• Odd-time signature support
• Option to autosave/load last project

Vatanator Pro HERE

2022
08/22
Free Acoustic Drums FAC Drumkit
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FAC Drumkit

FAC Drumkit

Hello friends! We sampled a real Gretsch 135th anniversary kit and formatted it for FAC Drumkit and it’s yours to use free in your tunes. Check out Doug’s demo of my kit here:

Here is the link to the kit in Patchstorage https://patchstorage.com/platform/fac-drumkit/

You can get FAC Drumkit here at the App Store https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/fac-drumkit/id1552568814

2022
06/07
FAC Drumkit Presets on Patchstorage
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Fred Anton Corvest has announced 4 new preset packs on his Patchstorage account for FAC Drumkit including two new patches from yours truly. I sampled my Simmons SDS 800 for you and my Pulsar 23 and Fred worked some magic into the mix using Drumkit to spice them up.

Get them here https://patchstorage.com/author/fred-anton-corvest/

How to import this patch?
Open FAC Drumkit AuV3 extension, long touch the preset button (bottom of the screen), go for “Import user presets” and select the zip file you want to import.

This is an AuV3 Instrument and requires a compatible host to work | More info: fredantoncorvest.com/FAC_Drumkit.html

• 16 Voices Drum Synthesizer and Stereo Sample Player

• 2 oscillators (16 Waveforms) per voice with filters, Phase and Ring modulation

• 1 sample player per voice with sample position, filters, phase and stereo control

• Expressive instrument: velocity amount per Amp and Pitch modulation (MIDI CC)

• Randomization engine (Drum Synthesizer, Sample Player, Envelopes)

• Advanced Pitch and Amp envelopes with multi control points and delay

• Envelope templates, modifiers and copy/paste

• Mute/Choke groups: reduce overlapping and keep your drums tight

• Drag and Drop File Support and multi sample loading

• Mixer: 16 voices (Multi Output – If Supported By HOST)

• Pad controller: voices triggered by Pad (MIDI OUT and Velocity Sensitive)

• Includes classic drum machines built in presets for inspiration

• Library explorer: drums organized by category

• iOS AuV3 (iPad/iPhone) – Advanced Responsive Design, portrait and landscape views

Everyone agrees that the drums are a very important key element of almost every genre out there, they are the foundation of a song. We are all fans of acoustic drums and drum machines, they each have different characters and strengths. FAC Drumkit combines both worlds, samples and synthesis, in order to provide new exciting and unique sounds. As a rule of thumb, the synthesizer section brings the body of the sound, and the sampler the unique character. Both parts are layered together and contain essential parameters to ensure they won’t clash and will sit well together.

On top of the samples and synthesizer section, FAC Drumkit brings unique Amp and Pitch envelopes with precise control points to modify the curve in a gentle or extreme way. The envelopes play a very important part in the signal path because, thanks to their flexibility, they allow designing very special transition. Indeed, the envelope of a Clap is probably the best one to illustrate the benefit of such envelopes created with points. The burst kind of sound is very hard to replicate with classic ADSR, it’s not the case in FAC Drumkit. Needless to say, thanks to the control points the pitch transitions are also more interesting and precise. The value of each control point can also be altered manually, to set the root note of a kick for example.

FAC Drumkit is for everyone, as sound designer you will be able to synthesize your own drums in a fun and creative way. On the other hand, if you are looking for instant results, use the provided presets or load your favourite sample pack in the sample section of the 16 voices.

The randomization engine makes the creation of new sounds really easy. Define what you want to randomize and you are ready to go. Remember that instrument category plays a role in the randomization process. For example, if you want to design a drum kick set the instrument label to BD (or use the voice index to get a wider sound palette). It’s also very interesting to select a sound you like and start the randomization process from there, in a gentle way or not, thanks to the options available in the voice button (page selector).

FAC Drumkit is an expressive instrument, the amount of velocity can be set individually for each amplitude envelope, and the pitch envelopes can be modulated by external MIDI control change messages. The pitch modulation applies on control points or on the whole pitch envelopes.

Important: The standalone app is a factory version only and you won’t be able to save user presets. Use the AuV3.

Get FAC Drumkit here https://apps.apple.com/us/app/fac-drumkit/id1552568814?platform=ipad

FAC Drumkit Drum Synth

FAC Drumkit Drum Synth

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

2019
10/15
Playbeat Groove Randomizer
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Playbeat groove randomizer app for iOS

Playbeat is a creative groove randomizer plugin that generates beats and patterns for you.

Unlike an ordinary step sequencer, Playbeat creates patterns using algorithmic and random procedures for generating notes by combining Steps, Pitch and Volume.

Load, or import your own sounds and generate up to four patterns simultaneously to get polyrhythms. You can generate as many patterns as you want and never get the same one twice. That’s because there is essentially an infinite number of different possible combinations.

New ways of creating grooves help to break new ground in music and sound design

Quick-fire Unique Rhythm patterns and discover New ways of creating beats on the spot.

Playbeat has been designed to promote music creation both in studio and live performance with a simple and convenient user interface. Endlessly variable and Endlessly interesting.

Playbeat comes also as AUv3 plug-in and supports Ableton Link for tight sync between apps on the same network and MIDI Support.

Get Playbeat HERE

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