IK Multimedia Updates GrooveMaker 2, DJ Rig

IK_Multimedia_GrooveMaker2_DJRig_iRigPadsIK Multimedia has announced the latest versions of its loop-based “groove making” app GrooveMaker 2 for iPhone and iPad, and of its mobile DJ app,  DJ Rig for iPad.

Both DJ Rig and GrooveMaker 2 are now iOS 8-compatible, with native plug-and-play support for IK’s new iRig Pads MIDI controller

In addition, all GrooveMaker 2 users will be able to take advantage of the app’s support for Audiobus 2 in iOS 8, which allows for inter-app audio routing between compatible music apps.
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Korg AudioPocket Now Available

korg-audiopocketKorg today released AudioPocket – an audio sampler for iOS that’s designed for capturing samples for use with the recently announced Volca Sample.

The Volca Sample – the latest member of the Volca line – is a sample mangler, playback device & sequencer. To keep costs down, though, it doesn’t not have built-in sampling capabilities. Instead, samples are managed using the AudioPocket app.

It’s a free download.

There’s no word yet from Korg on whether AudioPocket will be available for other platforms, or whether it will be possible for third-party applications to load samples to the Volca Sample.

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Auxy Offers ‘Beat Making Without Distraction’

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Auxy is a new app for iPad that the developers say is designed for ‘beat making without distraction’.

This is similar in concept to simple beatmaking apps like Figure, but Auxy offers a more traditional grid sequencing interface.

”Creating modern music should be more about music and less about technology” says Henrik Lenberg, co­-founder and CEO of Auxy. “A lot of people would love to make modern music but feel it’s too complicated to get started. Our app removes technical barriers to give everyone a better experience.” Continue reading

MIDI Over Bluetooth With Yosemite, iOS 8 & Ableton Live

When major system upgrades are released – like the recent OS X and iOS updates – many musicians like to wait a few months before upgrading, to avoid compatibility issues.

And then there’s guys like Colin Swinney of The Sound Test Room, who’s exploring the new MIDI over Bluetooth available with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.

In the video above, he demonstrates using Ableton Live to wirelessly (over Bluetooth LE) sequence Caramel running on his iPad.

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MiMiX Audiobus Mixer Now Available

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MiMiX – a new mixing app for Audiobus – is now available.

Here’s what the developer has to say about MiMiX:

With MiMiX You can take total control of mixing of Your favorite Audiobus enabled apps’ outputs in the most convenient way. Just insert MiMiX into the Output Slot of Audiobus, even into multiple chains to mix the sound of the connected input or effect apps. You can even insert MiMIX into the input slot to send the mix to an other app, like a DAV to record the mix.

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djay 2 DJ Software Comes To Androi

djay-android-dj-appAlgoriddim has released djay 2 for Android – an Android version of the dj app, previously available for OS X and iOS.

Features:

  • Spotify integration
  • Music library integration
  • Automix
  • Match: intelligent song recommendation engine powered by The Echo Nest
  • Audio FX: Flanger, Phaser, Echo, Gate, Bit Crusher
  • Mixer, Tempo, Pitch-Bend, Filter and EQ controls
  • Looping & Cue Points
  • Colored HD Waveforms
  • Live Recording (local music only)
  • Sampler with included sound FX, drums, and an exclusive pack by Snoop Dogg
  • Single Deck portrait mode
  • Pre-Cueing with headphones (using Griffin DJ Cable)
  • Advanced time-stretching (requires quad-core Nexus device)
  • Automatic beat & tempo detection
  • Auto-Gain
  • Support for all major audio formats
  • Support for Bluetooth devices
  • Support for DJ MIDI Controller (Reloop Beatpad)

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