Developer Jesper Nordin has introduced ScaleGen for iPad, described as ‘the ultimate tool for musicians who want to explore new ways of thinking about music.’
ScaleGen is a tool for organizing pitches into custom scales and tunings. It lets you create and audition scales within the app, and then export it as a MIDI file or to their gestural music app Gestrument.
It goes far beyond mainstream types of scales, letting you experiment with up to 24 notes per octave, use historical and experimental microtonal tuning and even scales that are different in each octave, like the overtone series.
Secret Base Design has debuted an app for iOS that lets you stream audio over WiFi from one iOS device to another, or even to a Mac or PC.
Apollo Sound Injector can sit in the input slot of Audiobus, and catches the streamed audio sent by Apollo Remote Recorder (Audiobus output slot).
Wizdom Music has released Jordantron – a new iPad instrument that features the custom patches of Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess.
Jordantron is a giant sample collection, wrapped in its own playable instrument, so it can be used as an iPad instrument or as a MIDI sound module.
Jordantron also lets you play it with two MIDI keyboards, one controlling the blendable ‘ABCtron’, the other controlling the ‘Dtron’, which is usually dedicated to chord pads. VOICEBANKs can be loaded using MIDI Program Change, so the iPad screen never needs to be touched during performance.
According to Wizdom, Jordantron will turn your iPad into the ‘most epic sounding instrument ever.” Continue reading
Wooji Juice has updated Mitosynth for iOS, increasing the flexibility of the step sequencer, adding automation features, expanding MIDI functionality, adding iOS 8 support and more.
Here’s what’s new in Wooji Juice 1.2:
- Step Sequencer automation feature, supporting blend curves and sustain
- Pitch Tracking and Note Tracking automation modes
- MIDI Program Change & Patch Bank mapping
- MIDI Polyphonic Aftertouch support
- XY Pads highlight where they were last touched
- iPhone users can now flip Performance Mode between XY pads, tempo controls, master gain control, and IAA Transport Control (where available)
- 20 new built-in patches
- Latest Audiobus SDK
If 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.
Developer Anthony Saunders has updated midiSequencer for iPad to version 1.7.
The new version sees a major overhaul to include up to 16 midi controllers per step (Sysex, NRPN/RPN, named CC’s etc)
Here’s what’s new in midiSequencer 1.7: Continue reading
TKFX – a dedicated Traktor Dj Effects controller for iPad – is now available as a ‘freemium’ download.
Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading