Voice Jam Studio Now Universal

voice-jam-studioTC-Helicon has released an update to Voice Jam Studio – a vocal FX processor and audio/video performance recorder for iOS.

The new version of Voice Jam Studio brings with it some cool new looping modes, performance features and ‘Universal’ compatibility (iPhone + iPad).

Here’s what’s new:

  • Voice Jam Studio is now Universal – Runs on your iOS 8 compatible iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch devices.
  • Four powerful per-track loop synchronization options
  • Beat Sync: All actions are synchronized to the nearest beat
  • Loop Sync: All actions are synchronized to the wrap point of any other active track in the Loop Sync Group.
  • Serial Sync: Only one loop per Serial Sync group will play at a time. All others will be queued.
  • Free: Completely ignores the active tempo
  • Variable Speed Tape-Scrub, Reverse, and a new Stutter loop effect.
  • Overhauled internals for enhanced performance and a smaller footprint.
  • 5 Vocal FX radio-button presets. Store your 5 favourite presets in each session to be recalled instantly during a live performance.
  • Facebook video uploading. Share your recorded performance videos directly to Facebook with a single click.
  • Improved visual metronome.

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Glitchmachines Intros ‘Savage’ Subvert Distortion Processor

SUBVERTGlitchmachines has introduced Subvert for Mac & Winkdows – a ‘savage’ 3-Channel distortion processor, designed to facilitate the decimation of the frequency spectrum.

Based around 5 effects; multimode distortion, FM ring modulator, digitizer, metalizer and multimode filter, Subvert generates anything from subtle harmonics to ‘relentlessly brutal distortions’.

Driving its core are 2 envelope followers and 4 LFOs with optional tempo sync, which can have their output inverted or combined, using up to 4 mixers. The final output of the plugin can also be sculpted with the on board master Equalizer.

Subvert features 80 factory presets from sound designers Ivo Ivanov, Nicholas Yochum, Daed and Subjex. From subdued, hostile overtones to ‘deadly seething noisescapes’, Continue reading

Sinevibes Intros Fraction Audio Slicing Workstation

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Sinevibes has introduced Fraction Audio Slicing Workstation, a new OS X effect plugin, designed for ‘deep real-time manipulation and re-engineering of sound’.

Fraction features 8 slicers, which record and repeat small portions of the input audio at defined points in time, slightly or radically changing the rhythmical arrangement.

Each slice has three dedicated effect processors, with a wide range of algorithms, and their parameters can be animated in sync with the slice repeater. Rolls, stutters, fills, breaks and transitions can be done with ease. Continue reading

DFX Digital Multi-FX App Adds MIDI Control

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Fingerlab has released a major update to DFX – its digital Multi-FX app for iPad:

We are happy to announce DFX version 2.0 with a freshly added Midi Engine.

You can now plug any Midi controller or keyboard, relax and watch DFX reacting to the push of a fader or the turning of a rotary button. Multiple controllers, multiple gestures are welcome. We have covered pretty much much any control in DFX.

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Flection, ‘The Ultimate Waveshaper’, Now Available

flectionElephant Candy has released Flection – an app they describe as ‘the ultimate waveshaper for iPad’.

Flection is a precision tool for shaping your sound. It offers high quality stereo audio processing at very low latency, flexible control and multi-faceted visual feedback.

Waveshaping is typically known to work great for guitar distortion, but you can use Flection just as well with drums, vocals or synths. Continue reading