New FM Synthesizer For iPad, FM4, Recreates Classic Yamaha DX Sound

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Primal Audio has announced FM4 – a new FM synthesizer for iPad, modeled on classic 1980s Yamaha DX series keyboards.

According to the developers, “Great care has been put into analyzing and replicating inherent sonic characteristics of the original hardware, such as internal quantization errors and digital-to-analogue conversion.” Continue reading

MidiPatterns 2 A Major Update To The OS X MIDI Step Sequencer

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Developer Amedeo Farello has released MidiPatterns 2 – a major update to the multitrack, pattern-oriented, MIDI step sequencer for OS X.

You can use MidiPatterns as a simple drum machine, or to handle complex multi-timbral, polyphonic scores, controlling multiple hardware and software synthesizers at once.  Continue reading

Lemur Now Available For Android, Supported On Nexus 7

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Liine today released Lemur – it’s open-ended multi-touch music controller platform – for Android.

Lemur was originally a hardware controller – the JazzMutant Lemur. But, when Apple released the iPad, the dedicated hardware version was doomed. By 2011, the platform was reborn as a Lemur application.

Now Liine has introduced Lemur for Android. But, while it’s available for Android, it’s only officially supported on the Nexus 7. Liine explains why: Continue reading

Steinberg UR44 Audio Interface Overview & Demo

On the latest episode of the iOS Update, host Mitch Gallagher takes a look at the Steinberg UR44 Audio Interface.

The Steinberg UR44 is a 6-input audio interface for iOS, Mac, and PC. It offers 24-bit/192kHz recording, with USB 2.0 connectivity, and onboard DSP effects.  Continue reading

mi.1 + mi.1 connect Let You Get Your Wireless MIDI On

mi.1-connectQuicco Sound, creators of the mi.1 Wireless MIDI interface, have released mi1 connect – an iOS app that lets you wirelessly connect with your iOS music software.

It’s a free download from the App Store.

The mi.1 wireless MIDI interface, below, was introduced earlier in the year. It a pair of MIDI plugs that have a built-in Bluetooth transmitter, so you can plug them into any MIDI keyboard and turn it into a wireless MIDI controller:

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Here’s a demo of the mi.1 system in action: Continue reading

Deregulator 2 ‘A Journey Into Unusual & Very Cool Sonic Territory’

deregulator-2Developer Savelii Kaliupanov has released Deregulator 2, a major update that introduces a cleaner UI, MIDI control, Audiobus 2.x and IAA support and more.

Deregulator is an audio processing app with 3 FX modules, Echo, Delay and Reverb. You can randomize each of the module’s settings dynamically.

You can even randomize the randomizers, allowing you “to journey into unusual and very cool sonic territory.”  Continue reading