Akai iMPC Pro Promises 64 Tracks Of Heavyweight Music Production

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When Akai Pro released the iMPC iPad music production center, a lot of Synthtopia readers were left wanting more. The app was fun, but it didn’t offer the full capabilities of even old-school MPCs.

It looks like that may soon change. Akai today teased this image of iMPC Pro, a new software MPC for the iPad that they say promises ’64 tracks of heavyweight music production’. Continue reading

MobMuPlat Update Adds Audiobus Support

mobmuplatMobMuPlat (short for Mobile Music Platform) – a free app that lets you create custom audio software for iOS – has been updated to version 1.5. 

Here’s what’s new:

  • AudioBus integration (input, output, and filter port).
  • Menu widget, to choose item from pop-up list.
  • Button to invert interface.
  • Panels can optionally pass touches to scroll the canvas.

Here’s how you can create a custom app with MobMuPlat:

  • Get the MobMuPlat iOS app
  • Create a user interface in the MobMuPlat Editor
  • Create an audio engine in PureData
  • Drag those two files into the MobMuPlat Documents folder in iTunes
  • Play your app on your iOS device.

Here’s a video intro to MobMuPlat:

MobMuPlat is a free download from the App Store.

If you’ve tried MobMuPlat, let us know what you’re doing with it!

Wake Up With the World – The Generative Music Alarm Clock

Wake Up With The World is an iOS application that’s designed to be a sort of generative music alarm clock.

When you wake your GPS coordinates are translated into musical notes and combined with those of every other person waking up at the same moment as you. All these notes are combined and the song you wake to is composed of the ‘presence’ of everyone else doing the same. Continue reading

midiSequencer For iPad Updated With New Options, Performance Improvements

analog-midi-sequencermidiSequencer for iPad – a software step sequencer – has been updated to version 1.5.

Here’s what’s new:

Major Enhancements:

  • Completely rewritten to use MidiBus library to get rock solid midi clock, messages and OMAC & enable future features (e.g. sysex & MTC).
  • Now have 4 optional & independant midi controllers per step.
  • Improved graphic performance on most controls & app switching (50% less CPU).
  • Device panel allowing individual device(network, virtual, midi interface or app) setting of active(on/off), midi clock(active) & latency.
  • Latency per interface from 0 to 1000ms for manual synchronisation control on external equipment and slow apps
  • File save/load/rename/delete of working bank = named file of 20 snapshots + user entered description
  • Skip buttons brings up moveable panel for easy changes during play
  • Introduced note conform to scales (chromatic, major & harmonic minor ascending) with enharmonic note names.
  • Increased gate% to 400 to allow extended note on (and therefore overlapping note play, longer/shorter ornaments etc)
  • Clock multipler – now shows all 4 options at once for multiples.
  • Ability to draw controls using swipe and instant place using double tap (both optional via settings).
  • Banks can be shared via email and managed externally via iTunes file sharing.

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