gbTouch 3.1 GarageBand iPad Controller Updated

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Delora Software has updated gbTouch, its iPad controller app for GarageBand, to version 3.1.

Here’s what’s new in gbTouch 3.1:

  • Vertical faders  - new ‘Mixer’ theme style
  • The Mixer theme style also includes a new type of rotary. Enable a preference setting for circular (default) or vertical response.
  • Dismiss GarageBand alerts now directly from the gbTouch info screen.
  • Both gbTouch 3.1 and gbLink 3.1 have quality and performance enhancements.
gbTouch is available in the App Store for $9.99.

GarageBand For The iPad Is Out & It’s $5. What Do You Think Of It?

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Apple today released GarageBand for the iPad, a multi-touch version of its popular entry-level DAW. In doing so, it’s popularizing the idea of a multi-touch DAW, and delivering a tool that’s also useful for podcasters and mobile music-making.

Features:

  • Musical instruments designed for Multi-Touch.
  • 70 synth presets
  • Arpeggiator
  • “Smart instrument” features
  • 8-track recording
  • Guitar amp simulator
  • Stomp box effects
  • Track sharing via email or iTunes
  • Tracks can be opened in GarageBand on the Mac

Now that it’s out, what do you think of it? What do you like? And What’s missing? Continue reading

Apple Intros GarageBand For The iPad – The $5 Mobile DAW

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Apple today introduced GarageBand for the iPad – a version of the company’s entry-level digital audio workstation, optimized for multi-touch mobile music making.

Features:

  • Musical instruments designed for Multi-Touch.
  • 70 synth presets
  • Arpeggiator
  • “Smart instrument” features
  • 8-track recording
  • Guitar amp simulator
  • Stomp box effects
  • Track sharing via email or iTunes
  • Tracks can be opened in GarageBand on the Mac

GarageBand for the iPad will sell for $4.99,  a price that promises to radically expand the audience for music-making apps on the iPad. The iPad version of GarageBand will be available starting March 11th. Continue reading

GarageBand ’11 First Look

Apple today introduced an update to its suite of personal media tools, iLife ’11.

Included in iLife ’11 is GarageBand ’11. Here are the highlights:

GarageBand ’11

  • Flex time – lets you stretch or shorten recorded audio, interactively.
  • Groove  Matching – “a spell checker for bad rhythm” – select one track and the rhythm of other tracks is aligned to it.
  • More guitar amps and effects
  • New piano & guitar tutorials
  • “How did I play” tool that injects a bit of Guitar Hero fun into practicing

Interesting fact: Steve Jobs noted that GarageBand now has 5 million users, making it the most popular DAW, by far.

If you’re a GarageBand user, leave a comment with your thoughts on the update! Continue reading

Sonicbirth Tutorial

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SonicBirth is a free Mac OS X app for for creating AU plug-in instruments and sound processors for use in applications like Logic, GarageBand and others with Audio Unit support.

This tutorial will show you how to create a simple reverb unit.

Download SonicBirth at Sourceforge.net.

via gherzog

Playing The iPad Blues

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iPad Music Software: koyamatsuo plays the blues on ouiLead for iPad (App Store link), Tsuyoshi Sakai’s free iPad synthesizer.

As one reviewer says ouiLead is “missing help, instructions, ability to change sounds that you are playing. but free, which is good.”

via koyamatsuo