Developer Chris Wolfe has released an updated version of Jasuto – a modular software synth for iOS.
The update delivers AudioBus support, sample sharing through Soundcloud, new modules and more.
Here’s what’s new in Jasuto v1.5: Continue reading
This set of videos takes a look at using the new Ableton Push MIDI controller with hardware synths.
In the videos, Ableton Product Specialist Jesse Abayomi demonstrates calling up presets, polyphony, after-touch and a some other functions that Push can perform with a variety of synths. Continue reading
Positive Grid, the creator of BIAS and JamUp Pro XT, today introduced its JamUp Plug HD, a studio-quality guitar and bass interface for use with recording and performance apps on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
The compact JamUp Plug HD device improves on Positive Grid’s earlier JamUp Plug by offering a 24-bit/48kHz USB digital audio solution. The improved resolution enhances signal-to-noise ratio (98 dB RMS), eliminating feedback issues and, according to the manufacturer’s press release, “bringing the manufacturer’s JamUp and BIAS apps to their full potential.” The interface was also designed for maximum compatibility with other mobile processing and recording apps, including GarageBand, AmpliTube, AmpKit, Auria, Cubasis, Audiobus, Loopy and more.
The JamUp Plug HD also features an input level control and three-color LED for quick visual monitoring. A green LED = the JamUp Plug HD is connected, ready and working with the software; orange = the signal level has been optimized for the instrument; red = the input level is too high.
Positive Grid’s new interface allows musicians to “crank it up” and be ready to rock on literally any current iOS device. The JamUp Plug HD docs directly with the iPhone 4 and 4s, iPod Touch 4, and iPad 2 or 3 via its 30-pin connector, and also supports newer iOS devices via Apple’s 30-pin-to-Lightning adapter.
Technical specifications include: Continue reading
IK Multimedia has introduced two new iRig Keys controllers for mobile musicians: iRig Keys Pro and iRig Keys with Lightning Connector.
Both devices are compact MIDI keyboard controllers with 37 velocity-sensitive keys.
iRig Keys Pro, above, is a true ‘plug and play’ programmable MIDI controller, designed specifically for making music on the go with an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. iRig Keys Pro is 30% smaller than other full-size key MIDI controllers, but still offers mod and pitch wheels, illuminated octave and program buttons, 4 programmable ‘sets’ for storing complete setups, and a programmable continuous-controller volume knob, Continue reading
Gestural motion control for musicians has gone from being ‘Minority Report’ fantasy to being an inexpensive reality in the last year.
The combination of the Leap Motion (about $80) and Geert Bevin’s Geco MIDI (about $10) creates a powerful gestural control system. But does gestural control, which looks cool in sci fi, deliver as a practical tool? Continue reading
This video offers an overview of the Naonext Crystall Ball music controller.
Details on the Crystall Ball are available at the Naonext site.