Music IO Update Lets You Route Audio & MIDI Over USB

screen568x568Secret Base Design has updated Music IO, adding the ability to route audio over USB between iOS and Mac OS X.

Features:

  • Music IO lets you send audio from your iOS device to your Mac using USB;
  • Music IO lets you route audio between your iOS device and your Mac over USB;
  • Music IO lets you integrate Inter-App Audio compatible iOS synthesizers with a traditional desktop DAW system; and
  • The developers say using Music IO over USB offers ‘near-zero latency’.

Here’s what’s new in version 1.10: Continue reading

Bit Shape Intros TC-11 2.0

TC-11-proBit Shape has released TC-11 2.0 – a major update to the programmable multi-touch synthesizer for the iPad.

TC-11 2.0 is a major overhaul of the programming interface, synthesis engine, and patch manager.

New features include:

  • Granular Oscillator
  • New patch editor, with drag-and-drop controllers
  • One-button tuning
  • Live patch UI display
  • New patch organizer, with tag filtering
  • New synthesis engine
  • New Table module
  • Many new controllers, totaling over 300!

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Percussa Wireless AudioCubes PRO Now Available

wireless_audiocubes_pro_largePercussa has announced that they’ve released a new version of their wireless AudioCubes tangible MIDI controllers. the Percussa Wireless AudioCubes PRO.

The Percussa Wireless AudioCubes PRO have the same built in electronics as the Wireless AudioCubes, but come with a housing that has increased impact and wear resistance.

Software updates will continue to work on the previous version of the Wireless AudioCubes, and will work equally well on the new version, the Wireless AudioCubes PRO. Continue reading

Roger Linn & LinnStrument In Wired

roger-linn-linnstrumentInstrument designer Roger Linn and his latest creation, the LinnStrument, are featured in a great article over at Wired.

It’s rare to see an article in a mainstream publication that accurately covers the more technical side of electronic music technology. In this case, author Rene Chun not only offers a good summary of the state of alternative MIDI controllers, but also includes some great perspective from Linn and Keith McMillen.  Continue reading

Audanika Intros SoundPrism Electro Mini

soundprism-electro-miniAudanika has announced the release Soundprism Electro Mini, a new addition to the SoundPrism family of music apps.

SoundPrism Electro Mini is an iPhone version of SoundPrism Electro. The new sound engine, new input modes and ribbon controller have not just been ported to the iPhone and iPod touch, but now they’re designed to be playable with just two thumbs.

Here’s a video walkthrough, by inventor Gabriel Gatzsche: Continue reading