Xewton has announced an updated version of its iOS Music Studio (App Store link) that adds hardware MIDI support, file sharing, new instruments and more.
Here’s what’s new in Xewton Music Studio 1.5:
- iPhone 4 retina display support
- 16 additional instruments (13 free, 3 in the shop)
- Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer support
- 100 beat loops
- iTunes file sharing (iOS 3.2, iOS 4 and later)
- File associations (open .xms and .mid files from Safari and Mail)
- Improved multitouch on the keyboard (slide and play simultaneously)
- Battery consumption improved
- Lots of performance optimizations and stability improvements
- New instruments: HipHop Kit, Sound Effects Kit, Harp, Harmonica, 9 Synths (and Sitar, Shakuhachi, 8-bit kit in the shop)”
Music Studio, which retails for $14.99, is designed to offer a complete music production environment on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Full feature list below.
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- Photorealistic dynamically configurable 85-key keyboard
- Instant positioning via the slide gesture and resize with the pinch gesture90 studio-recorded instruments (16bit 44.1kHz sampled from real instruments)
- 40 free instruments, 50 available in the in-app shop
- 4 categories: classic, band, electronic, world
- Release and attack time configurable per instrument
- Sustain samples
- Pitch bend via accelerometer
- Low-latency, highly optimized, high-polyphony, battery saving audio engine
- 100 beats (drum loops)
- 5 real-time effects with lots of parameters
- 3 high-quality reverb algorithms, delay, 3-band equalizer, amplifier, filter
- 128-track sequencer
- Beat & metronome settings (tempo, signature)
- Per-track mute, solo, effect bus, pan and volume adjustment
- Edit whole tracks or bars, down to individual notes:
- Draw, quantize, transpose, repeat, move, length, velocity, etc.
- MIDI import and export
- Save and load your songs and export to wave
- Wi-Fi and iTunes file transfer with your Mac/PC
- Songs and MIDI files can be opened directly from Safari and Mail
- Unlimited undo and redo
- Detailed in-app help
- Play or record 2 different instruments at the same time with 2 keyboard rows
- Key labels (Cs only, all keys, all keys colored)
- iPhone 4 Retina Display supported
- Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer supported