Shape Synth 4 Updated With Ableton Link, Expanded Synthesis Capabilities

Developer Erik Sigth has released Shape Synth 4, an updated version of his polyphonic synth for the iPad.

Shape is a 16-voice polyphonic synthesizer that lets you draw the shape of the oscillator waveform.

The update adds Ableton Link support, enhanced synthesis capabilities and more.

Here’s what’s new in Shape Synth 4: Continue reading

Reactable Mobile iOS Update Integrates Ableton Link

reactable_mobile_screenshotReactable has released a new version of their mobile iOS music app which integrates Ableton Link, a new technology that allows users to connect and synchronize between multiple Link-enabled apps over a wireless network.

Based on their Reactable Live! software, Reactable Mobile is a synthesiser that enables the user to play and process their own sound samples and audio input. Sessions can be loaded and stored, and shared

Reactable Mobile v2.4 also gives users the capability to add new objects to all of his/her tables. This affords the user greater power to create more complex and extensive tables.
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Fieldscaper Update Adds Looper Mode & More

fieldscaperFieldscaper for iOS, described as a ‘sound warp field recorder and scape constructor’, has been updated to add a looper mode and more.

FieldScaper consists of two main parts:

  • The first part is the field recorder, with special options for different ways of recoding environmental sound from microphone or other sound sources. With the sample editor you can change or split the source sample for more convenient use.
  • The second part is the scaper sound engine that can transform the ordinary samples into something very different.

Here’s what’s new in the update: Continue reading

Charge Your iPad While Using USB Devices

lighting-camera-connection-kitApple has introduced the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, a new accessory that may interest musicians using iPads for music making.

The Adapter lets you power your device, while you connect USB peripherals like hubs, Ethernet adapters, audio/MIDI interfaces, and card readers for CompactFlash, SD and microSD.

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Novation Intros Blocs Wave Beatmaking App For IOS

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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

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