Korg 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.
Here’s a video demo of AudioPocket: Continue reading
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
Developer Taylor Holliday has updated Audulus for Mac & iOS to version 2.9.
The update offers improved memory usage, usability improvements and more. Continue reading
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.
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.
Here’s a video intro: Continue reading
Holderness Media has released a major update to its Crystalline Shimmer Effects Processor, adding Ducking, BPM sync delays, MIDI clock sync, Bluetooth MIDI and more.
Crystalline creates ‘shimmer’ effects, similar to those used on classic Brian Eno/Daniel Lanois productions.
Here’s a video demo: Continue reading
At the 2014 NAMM Show, Moog Music introduced the Theremini – a new take on the theremin that offers traditional analog control, combined with an advanced synthesis engine.
The Theremini comes with 32 patch presets – but when we talked with Moog at NAMM, they told us that they were working on a patch editor that would let you create custom patches for it.
Today, Moog released Theremini Advanced Software Editor, a free iPad app that unlocks the sound design potential of the new theremin. (Windows and OS X versions are also planned). Here are the details….. Continue reading
Fiddlewax Pro – a new instrument for iPad – has been updated based on feedback from users since it was launched.
This update adds new low-level features, updated graphics, fixes MIDI bugs, and delivers ‘extreme BPM ranges’. Continue reading