Read This Before You Upgrade To iOS 8

ios-8If 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.

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Adrian Belew’s Flux ‘An Evolution In The Way We Experience Music’

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

Korg iKaossilator Update Adds Ableton Live Export

korg-ikaossilatorKorg 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.

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