Mobile music-making company IK Multimedia announced today the availability of a Lightning cable for their iRig KEYS — the company’s slim, portable keyboard for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (as well as the Mac or PC).
Use of the Lightning cable with iRig Keys will enable consumers to use the compact keyboard with the recent iterations of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Up until now, the iRig KEYS was bundled with the older 30-pin dock-connection cable for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and a USB cable for hooking up to a Mac/PC. We detailed the keyboard’s features when the product was released last summer.
Waldorf has announced the availability of Nave, its first synthesizer app for the iPad.
Created by a power trio of Stefan Stenzel (audio algorithms), Rolf Wöhrmann (iOS development), and Axel Hartmann (graphic design), Nave turns the iPad into an advanced wavetable synthesizer.
Sound designer Richard Devine – who created presets for the new synth – calls Nave “the most impressive iOS synthesizer I have laid my hands on to date.”
Here’s a video preview of Waldorf Nave and its synthesis capabilities: Continue reading
One of the new features listed for Apple?s just-announced iOS 7 is ?Inter-App Audio?. Many readers are wondering what Apple’s announcement means for the future of AudioBus, an independent solution for routing audio between applications.
The AudioBus creators have shared their views on the announcement and how it affects the future of AudioBus: Continue reading
Native Instruments is now offering a ‘pro’ solution for iPad DJs, Traktor Kontrol Z1 – a new controller and audio interface intended for both Traktor DJ for iPhone or iPad and Traktor Pro 2. They call it ‘the world’s smallest professional mixer and audio interface”.
When used with Traktor DJ, the Z1 adds headphone cue, dedicated faders, filter and effects controls, and 3-band EQ for each channel. The integrated audio interface boosts audio output to club-ready levels.
According to NI, Traktor Kontrol Z1 is also the smallest professional mixer for Traktor Pro 2. It can be combined with Traktor Kontrol X1 and F1 controllers, to create a setup with full control of Traktor’s Remix Decks and transport functionality. Continue reading
Developer 4Pockets has released an update to Meteor Multitrack Recorder for iOS, adding multi-channel audio recording and more.
Meteor is a digital multi-track recorder DAW designed specifically for the iPad. The program features up to 24 tracks of Stereo, Mono and MIDI audio, a built-in mixer and multi-effects processor.
Here’s what’s new in Meteor Multitrack Recorder version 1.6: Continue reading
One of the new features listed for Apple’s just-announced iOS 7 is ‘Inter-App Audio‘.
Inter-App Audio was originally mentioned as a feature for iOS 6, but did not make the cut for that release.
Here how Apple describes Inter-App Audio:
Now your apps can make beautiful music together.
With Inter-App Audio, apps can register their audio streams to share with other apps. For example, a series of apps could publish audio streams of instrument tracks while another uses the combination of these streams to compose a song. Inter-App Audio also provides for MIDI control of audio rendering, remotely launching other registered Inter-App Audio apps and more.
It’s too early to tell how this will impact AudioBus & Jack, third-party tools for audio routing on iOS. Continue reading