2022
09/21
Vintage Rack LoFi Vintage Effects
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Vintage Rack Effects for iOS

Vintage Rack Effects for iOS

Igor Vasiliev announces his latest app with an intro price until the first major update.

VintageRack is a minimalistic and convenient multi-effect application that contains modules realistically simulating notable retro gear from the early digital age with their natural lo-fi and warm aesthetics. Most of the effects in this application have been inspired and based on the principles of actual hardware from the 70s and 80s, which is great for giving the sound of any instrument the nostalgic and emotional mood of old recordings.

This application has a clean and intuitive user interface with a well-considered structure. All controls are located on the main screen, which is divided into seven slots for processing (effect) modules. The first slot contains the module for controlling the input, the last one is for controlling the output. Each of the five slots in between are designed to use one of the effect modules. The input signal passes from the first to the last slot and is then sent to the output.

Each slot has a Master Fader that controls the presence of the effect, and a Mute button that smoothly turns the effect on and off. These controls are available to be assigned to a MIDI controller, or to use as audio unit parameters regardless of the type of module in the slot. Also in each slot, there is a Parameters button that opens a panel of additional parameters for each module. Additional parameters of modules are kept to a minimum and represent the most suitable use cases.

The key idea behind application control is to first adjust the parameters of modules, and then use only the Master Fader to change the presence or depth of the effect and the Mute button to turn it on and off. Everything is geared towards fast and easy use.

Another great feature of VintageRack is the ability to set a lower bit depth of processed signal, typical for early digital devices, both for the entire path and for individual modules. As with these devices, this application simulates pre- and post-processing of the analog signal both before and after the digital circuits with the addition of companders, emphasis and filters, which makes the sound similar to the real devices.

Effect modules:

– Analog-style compressor.
– Three band equalizer typical for mixing consoles.
– Classic and reverse delays with modulation feature.
– Two modules of Chorus simulating two well known devices.
– Two modules of Flanger with different options and tones.
– Two modules of Phaser with various sound character.
– AutoWah with several filters based on envelope generator.
– Combined effect of Tremolo and Vibrato with separate rate.
– Ring modulator with additional modulation of carrier.
– Two types of Fuzz with modulated filters.
– Simulation of one of the early digital reverbs.
– Input slot contains Noise gate and Automatic gain control.
– Output slot contains tape-style saturation and three general types of tonestack.

VintageRack is a universal application for iOS and macOS. It can work on iPhone and iPad as well as Mac / MacBook with M1 chip (and later). VintageRack works on iPhone and iPad standalone, as an Audio Unit or Inter-App Audio module, and supports Audiobus and Ableton Link. On MacOS, VintageRack can works both as a standalone application and as an Audio unit (AUv3) with DAWs and audio unit hosts like Ableton Live, Logic Pro, GarageBand, MainStage, Cockos Reaper, Plogue Bidule, Hosting AU, and other hosts that support AUv3 plugins. All application features are available on iOS and macOS, including MIDI support (with a MIDI learn option) and audio unit parameters. VintageRack has a built-in detailed description of all parameters also available as PDF file on the application site.

Get Vintage Rack HERE

2018
07/03
iLep Modular Effects App
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iLEP modular effects app

iLEP (Live Electronic Patch) is the result of many years of collaboration between composers and software engineers with the aim of creating a live-electronic instrument that shows its strongest musical performance in conjunction with an acoustic musical instrument and is especially suitable for use in concerts.

The first version of LEP was developed in Max-MSP by Wolfgang Heiniger and Thomas Kessler and later further developed by Thomas Seelig. Thomas Seelig then redesigned the original version and ported it for the iOS operating system to make the app runable on the iPad and thus accessible to a wide range of applications. Oliver Greschke joined later to help complete the app.

FEATURES

– Modular effect app with various routing and modulation options
– 6 different effects: 2x ring modulator, 2x filter (low, high, band), 2x pitch shifter, 2 delay, degrade, reverb, which can be precisely controlled graphically and by direct parameter input
– 16*16 patch-possibilities to route audio through different effects, like in a modular system
– Possible sound sources: Microphone/line in, sampler and pitch tracker, various test signals (sine, noise, sample)
– Various effect parameters can be modulated to different degrees (min… max) by a modulation source (e.g. Midi Express pedal): Excellent for live applications!
– An additional effect parameter can be modulated by midi notes
– Save, import, export and edit your own cue effect configurations
– Different cues can be combined to a set
– Import and management of own samples and entire sample libraries assigned to a set
– Import of midi files for modulation purposes
– Possibility to automatically run through different cues (presets) with time control using the “Autocue” function
– Possibility to quickly launch cues (presets) via Midi Bank and Midi program messages
– Stereo 3-way input equalizer (high shelf, peak notch, low shelf) to adjust input signals
– Master limiter at the end of the signal chain
– Audio bus and IAA capable (effect node)

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2018
06/25
Turnado now audio unit!
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Turnado now audio unit!

My dreams have comes true. One of my all time fav effects apps just went AUv3. Funny they dropped Audiobus support though. Hmmm. Turnado is a revolutionary multi-effect tool, crafted especially for massive real-time audio manipulation. It combines unique and dynamic effects with the most intuitive and immediate control you can imagine. Just turn it on and crank it up.

Take it to the stage and unleash Turnado’s true power. With instant access to eight effects and immediate control over key parameters, Turnado is guaranteed to cause devastation on the dance floor, shredding beats and crunking breaks to insane proportions.

What’s New Jun 25, 2018 Version 1.5.0
••• Audio Unit v3 •••
(Attention: Please be aware that with this update already existing Inter-App Audio and Audiobus sessions won’t work anymore!)

We decided to drop native Audiobus and Inter-App Audio support and focus on what we think is the future for iOS.

Thanks to AUv3 you now have a plugin interface that offers you the most features currently available.
No longer switch between apps or rely on work-around solutions with extra steps and messy MIDI problems.
Simply run Turnado within your favourite iOS DAW just like you would on desktop.
Go wild running multiple instances, record parameter changes in real time and automatically save/restore Turnado’s state within the host app.

••• iCloud Drive •••
Through iCloud, you’ll be able to share your saved presets across multiple devices including your desktop computer.

Features at a Glance:
• Audio Unit Plugin Extension
• 4 XY-Pads to control 2 Effects simultaneously (X,Y)
• Integrated Player (Music Library, Factory Loops)
• Integrated Recorder (options: Start/Stop/Sync/Length)
• Live Modus (Inputs & Outputs selectable)
• Auria Plug-In
• AudioCopy / AudioShare import
• AudioCopy / AudioShare / Soundcoud / Dropbox export
• Full Midi Support (Virtual, Network, Extern)
• Midi Clock Sync

The idea is simple:
Turn a knob and the effect is on.
Turn the knob further to adjust effect parameters and apply modulations.
Turn the knob down and the effect is off.

With its instantaneous, one-knob, multi-parameter modulation features, Turnado will lay waste to the audio landscape. Giving you the power to crunch, chop, twist, mash and elevate your music to new levels, Turnado will have you creating wicked new sounds that will blow any crowd away.

Unlocking the power of your MIDI controller each effect requires only one knob to control it. Underneath this simplicity lies a matrix of effect parameters and modulation engines, all controlled by the main knob. This control matrix provides serious depth to the plugin and gives you the ability to create original and truly unique effect programs.

If the power of one-knob action still doesn’t rock your boat, the awesome “Dictator” mode will sink your battleship. It allows you to animate all the main knobs and run that animation with just one fader. That’s one fader, controlling up to 8 different effects, with potentially hundreds of parameter changes!

Turnado’s primary focus is on beat manipulation, so you will find lots of loopers, slicers and grain tools in the rack. Alongside these beat-mashing effects are an arsenal of distortions and filters as well as first-class delays and reverbs. With extensive modulation possibilities each effect can produce millions of unbelievable variations that can be morphed and twisted into something new every time you tweak those knobs.
Turnado will inspire you again and again, delivering completely new variations of your original sounds and grooves every time, so what are you waiting for…turn it on.

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2018
03/08
Elastic FX Now Universal
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EFX is a 4 channels multi-effect processor, that’s easy and intuitive to play, but offers complex options to shape the sound and to route the audio effects stream.

Connect EFX to any input source, like the devices built in microphone, an external keyboard or guitar (iPad soundcard needed) or to your favorite iOS drum machine or synthesizer via Inter-App Audio or Audiobus. Or import a soundfile into the app and alienate it with with up to 4 different effects at the same time!

What’s New
Version 1.1

– Now for iPhone also!
– UNIVERSAL – buy only once and get it for iPhone and iPad
– New Tremolo and Vibrato effect
– New Repeater channel effect
– Reworked all demo presets. They now all come with an audio file to get an immediate idea about the possibilities
– Demo (Mode) button for presets: InputSource and a chosen Audiofile get restored by a preset now, but you can switch this behavior off
– New „touchMode“ function, that enables the effect on TouchDown and disables the effect on TouchUp (similar to a Kaoss Pad)
– TouchMode is also recordable
– Delete Automations via the Automate submenu (Longtap Automate circle)

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2017
12/14
Elastic FX 4 Channels Multi-effects
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EFX is a 4 channels multi-effect processor, that’s easy and intuitive to play, but offers complex options to shape the sound and to route the audio effects stream.

Connect EFX to any input source, like the devices built in microphone, an external keyboard or guitar (iPad soundcard needed) or to your favorite iOS drum machine or synthesizer via Inter-App Audio or Audiobus. Or import a soundfile into the app and alienate it with with up to 4 different effects at the same time!

FEATURES:

– Multi-effect app created by the developers of Elastic Drums
– 4 effect units with different routing options
– Choose one of 32 available stereo effects in each effect unit
– Broad range of different effects of the following categories: Modulation, Pitch, Distortion, Filter, Delay, Reverb, Others
– Additional master effect section with level meters, 3 band equalizer, compressor, stutter fx
– XY-Pad to easily control the most important effect values (Kaoss Pad style)
– Possibility to automate/record the XY-Pad tweaks (1,2,4,8 bars length)
– Automated tweaks and some effects (PingPong Delay) get played in sync via Ableton Link/Inter-App Audio
– Audiobus 3 support
– Inter-App Audio support
– Simple audio player to test the effects with audiofiles
– Tweak the most important parameters via Midi, Midi learn option
– Switch user-presets with Midi Program Change messages
– Save, load and share user presets

FUTURE PLANS:
– iPhone/Universal version (free for all iPad owners)
– More effects (bpm synced delays, etc.)

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