iRig Keys Controllers Now Compatible With Mac, Windows, iOS & Android Devices

IK Multimedia has announced that its iRig Keys controllers are now cross-platform compatible.

Both the iRig Keys and mobile full-size keyboard iRig Keys PRO controllers will now ship with a Micro-USB to OTG cable for Android devices and Lightning and USB cables. Continue reading

Ninja Jamm Now Available For Android


Ninja Tune has released its live ‘mixing and jamming app’ Ninja Jamm for Android devices.

The app is a free download, with 4 packs of content from Coldcut, Roots Manuva and sample dons Loopmasters.Additional content is available via In-App purchases.

Ninja Jamm was originally released in 2012 for iOS, and is still available for iPad and iPhone. Continue reading

Livid Announces Minim Wireless Controller; Launches Kickstarter

Livid Instruments has launched a crowdfunding campaign for their newest instrument, Minim.

Instrument developers describe Minim as “the world’s first pocket-sized wireless instrument designed for mobile music creation.” Minim’s design allows for “intuitive” control over iOS apps, DAWs, software plug-ins, MIDI effects units, among others.
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Steinberg Discontinues Cubase iC Pro For Android, iOS Version Lives On

Steinberg announced today that it has discontinued Cubase iC Pro for Android, the Android version of its tablet control app for Cubase:cubase-ic-pro-android-discontinued

After careful evaluation, we now need to inform you about the discontinuation of our remote control app, Cubase iC Pro, for the Android platform since the current available solution does not match the high standards we have set ourselves.

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Mobile Music Making More Than A Trend – iOS Is Now Bigger Than Windows


It looks like mobile music making – especially with iOS devices – is here to stay.

Sales of iOS devices, which have been increasing steadily for seven years straight, caught up with sales of Windows computers in June: Continue reading

n-Track Debuts Musical Collaboration App, Songtree

The creators of iOS / Windows DAW, n-Track Studio, today released Songtree, an app for the collaborative creation of musical tracks.

Designed to be easy to use and with a branching “tree” interface, Songtree enables the evolution of a single song along different paths (branches, we suppose, if you’re going to stick with the tree analogy). Whenever another user overdubs or adds to an existing song, a new branch gets added to the “song-tree.”

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Marshall Intros London Android Smartphone For Audio


Marshall today introduced the London – an Android smartphone, designed with audio in mind.

Marshall London audio features include:

  • dual headphone jacks, which can be used for queuing with DJ software;
  • dual microphones, for recording in stereo;
  • dual speakers, which Marshall says make the London ‘the loudest mobile phone on earth; and
  • several music apps.

While the Marshall London boasts unique audio features and a premium phone price (about US $600), the phone’s other specifications have been described as ‘pretty low end’.

As for audio latency, which has been the primary show-stopper for Android music software, Marshall says that the London’s Android Lollipop OS provides ‘low latency audio input ensures that music and communication applications provide an amazing realtime experience.”

Since they only mention audio input, it’s unclear yet whether the London will offer the audio performance required for interactive music apps, where low-latency audio input, low-latency audio output, fast audio processing and low-latency touchscreen control are all required.

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Cross DJ For Android Updated

Mixvibes has released a new version of their DJ app for Android devices, Cross DJ Pro.

The updated Cross DJ Pro has several new features:

  • Color: users can change the color of each deck (7 colors available, 49 combinations)
  • New portrait view switches device orientation to a portrait view – a single player, bigger controls
  • Multiple design/interface improvements, from the library (redesigned in accordance with Android Lollipop standards) to the beatmatcher
  • “Drastic” performance enhancements, including decoding engine, track loading time and battery consumption
  • Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3 support

Pricing & availability. Cross DJ Pro is available now, for 4,99€ / $4.99 / £4.99, via the Google Play store.  There is also a “lite” free version. The update is free for all current users.