Steinberg Granular Guitars For Padshop

granular-guitars-padshop-pro-padshopSteinberg has introduced Granular Guitars – their second VST Sound Instrument Set created by sound designer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Simon Stockhausen.

Adding to the sound libraries of Padshop and Padshop Pro, Granular Guitars spans nearly three gigabytes worth of samples, covering various acoustic and electric guitars as well as providing more exotic instruments like psaltery, celtic harp and oud played in traditional styles, plus experimental ways of treating the guitar. Continue reading

Korg iKaossilator Update Adds Ableton Live Export

korg-ikaossilatorKorg has updated iKaossilator, its Kaossilator app for iOS, adding Ableton Live export and bug fixes.

Kaossilator uses the X-Y interface popularized by Korg’s Kaoss Line. You can select a scale and key and then play notes by moving your finger across the ‘pad’ area.

Here’s what’s new in iKaossilator 3.0:

  • Ableton Project Export: The ability to export a project to Ableton Live.
  • iKaossilator Expansions: “EDM” sound set is now available via In-App Purchase.
  • Fixed an issue that Shared Loop List did not work.
  • Other small tweaks have been made to improve usability and stability.

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Ondes, Inspired By The Theremin & Ondes Martenot, Now Available

Olympia Noise Co. has released Ondes – an expressive musical instrument for iPad, inspired by early electronic instruments, such as the Ondes Martenot and the Theremin.

According to the developer, Ondes emulates the fluid playing style of those classic instruments, with an interface and synthesis engine firmly grounded in the present day. Continue reading

Korg Gadget Update Brings Landscape Mode, Ableton Live Integration

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Korg has released a major update to its virtual studio for iOS, Gadget.

Gadget 1.0.3, codename Santa Clara, adds:

  • User-requested landscape mode (user-requested) that lets you use the app horizontally;
  • Enhanced MIDI control and audio export;
  • Seamless importation of your session to an Ableton Live set file (.als);
  • 64-bit support; and
  • Access to two brand-new gadgets, “Bilbao” and “Abu Dhabi”, as In-App Purchases.

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