Sugar Bytes Intros Egoist Groove Instrument For iPad

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Sugar Bytes has released Egoist for iPad – an iOS version of its groove instrument application.

According to the company, you can load any audio file and ‘squeeze the groove out of it’, using sample slicing, effect sequencing, a built-in beat box and more.

Here’s the official intro video for Egoist for iPad: Continue reading

Loopy: Masterpiece Edition Sneak Preview – Import and Track Settings

Michael Tyson, the developer of Loopy and Audiobus, is working on a new ‘Masterpiece Edition’ of Loopy that promises to take it into DAW territory.

He is blogging the development of the new edition on Tumblr, and looking for input on his design plans from Loopy users.  Continue reading

Sample Logic Debuts Xosphere – ‘The Most Powerful Atmosphere Creation Tool Ever’

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Sample Logic has introduced Xosphere – a new Kontakt instrument described as “the most powerful atmosphere creation tool ever invented”.

Xosphere provides advanced tools to simultaneously morph up to 8 unique atmospheres running through 4 morph module oscillators. At the heart of this are the Morph Knob and Morph Animator, which allow for seamless morphing between 2 atmospheres.

Here are the official video intros to Xosphere: Continue reading

New FM Synthesizer For iPad, FM4, Recreates Classic Yamaha DX Sound

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Primal Audio has announced FM4 – a new FM synthesizer for iPad, modeled on classic 1980s Yamaha DX series keyboards.

According to the developers, “Great care has been put into analyzing and replicating inherent sonic characteristics of the original hardware, such as internal quantization errors and digital-to-analogue conversion.” Continue reading

Bitwig Studio Gets First Major Update

bitwig-1.1Bitwig has released Bitwig Studio 1.1, the first major upgrade since the release of the new DAW for Linux, Mac & Windows earlier this year.

Bitwig Studio 1.1 delivers controller integration; latency compensation for plug-ins and hardware; the option to create elaborate sidechains and presets with multi-in/out VST technology; new routing options and more.

Here’s what’s new in Bitwig Studio 1.1: Continue reading