If you’re a user of iOS music apps, you may be excited to upgrade your device to iOS 8, which was released today.
You should generally wait to do OS upgrades, though, until your most important applications have been explicitly updated for new operating systems.
And multiple iOS developers are saying to wait to upgrade, because they’ve got updates for IOS 8 on the way, but the updates haven’t gotten through Apple’s approval process yet.
We’ve got a sampling of developer messages about the update below.
tl:dr version: Wait a week or so to upgrade to iOS 8 or some of your music apps may be hosed.
Developer Anthony Saunders has updated midiSequencer for iPad to version 1.7.
The new version sees a major overhaul to include up to 16 midi controllers per step (Sysex, NRPN/RPN, named CC’s etc)
Here’s what’s new in midiSequencer 1.7: Continue reading
TKFX – a dedicated Traktor Dj Effects controller for iPad – is now available as a ‘freemium’ download.
Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading
Radiohead’s PolyFauna is a psychedelic interactive work, created by Radiohead, Nigel Godrich, Stanley Donwood and Universal Everything. Continue reading
Peter Vogel Instruments has updated CMI Pro for iPad, adding iOS 8, Audiobus 2.1 support and more.
Here’s what’s new in CMI Pro Version 1.6: Continue reading
Multi-instrumentalist Adrian Belew is running a Kickstarter project to help develop Flux, a new application and format for music that promises to never play a song the same way twice.
According to Belew, it’s a format for music that reflects changes in the way we live our lives and even think: Continue reading
Mixvibes has updated Cross DJ for Android, adding support for the Mixvibes U-Mix Control-Pro hardware controller and more.
Here’s what’s new in Cross DJ for Android v 1.5: Continue reading
Korg 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.