Novation Intros Blocs Wave Beatmaking App For IOS


Novation today introduced a new sub-brand, Blocs, focusing on app development and a new beatmaking app for iOS, Blocs Wave.

Blocs Wave is a music creation app designed for touchscreen beatmaking. Here’s a performance demo: Continue reading

Liine Skram – A Streamlined Virtual Studio For iPad

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Liine, creator of the Lemur MIDI controller platform for iOS, has introduced Skram, a virtual studio that features four virtual instruments and sequencing features designed to streamline beat making.

Here’s the official intro video: Continue reading

scriptSONIC Turns Your iPad Into A Programmable Javascript-Based Instrument

Developer Jonathan Mackenzie has released scriptSONIC – a programmable musical instrument for the iPad.

scriptSONIC is designed to combine the open-ended power of a programming language (Javascript) with the expressiveness of a touch-screen. Continue reading

AAS Intros Chromaphone 2 Acoustic Object Synthesizer

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Applied Acoustics Systems has released Chromaphone 2 – a major update to its ‘acoustic object synthesizer’ for Mac OS X and Windows.

Chromaphone 2 uses virtual acoustic resonators to create drum, percussion, mallet, string, and other unique instruments. The update features a new streamlined interface, a new equalizer and compressor module, a new multi-effect processor, a new drumhead resonator and more. Continue reading

2020 A New Semi-Modular One-Screen Beat Machine


2020 is a new semi-modular beat machine for OS X, designed for beat making and real-time compositions.

2020 is based on two ideas:

  • Generate a million sound/sequence variations from a single, small idea.
  • Make entire beats in just one screen. (without scrolling or switching windows)

It’s being developed via a Kickstarter project. Here’s the project video: Continue reading

New Virtual Analog For Android, iOS, Mac & Windows, DRC


Imaginando has released a multi-platform virtual analog synthesizer for Android, iOS, Mac & Windows, DRC.

In addition to multi-platform support, DRC offers cloud-based patch syncing. With this feature, you can start the creative process on one device and continue on another, seamlessly. Continue reading