Roli Intros Free Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression Synth, ‘Noise’, For iPhone

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Roli today announced the release of Noise, a free app that takes advantage of the expressive music-­making potential of the iPhone.

Stemming from the company’s years of research into “touch­-sensitive musical interfaces,” Noise is a ‘full­-bodied instrument’ that makes use of the 3D touch-sensitive capabilities of the iPhone 6s.

Noise support Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE), which means it can also be used as a sound module with any MPE-compatible controller, like the LinnStrument.

Here are the official intro videos: Continue reading

GeoShred For iPad, aka ‘The Future Of Shredding’

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Dream Theater keyboardist & Wizdom Music founder Jordan Rudess lets us know about GeoShred – a new iPad music app that features a physical modeling sound synthesis engine and a interface that is tailored to shredding.

GeoShred brings together Wizdom Music’s Geo Synthesizer’s user interface, and moForte’s modeled guitar and effects chain, to deliver expressive physical modeling synthesis. The physical modeling engine lets you control the mechanics of a guitar model – solid or hollow body, nylon or metal strings, pick position, harmonics and more. And the interface gives you direct control over dozens of model parameters and effects.

Here’s a video preview of GeoShred: Continue reading

Votan Telepathy 2 Now Available For iPhone, iPad & OS X

votan-telepathy-ipadDigital Music Technology has released Votan Telepathy v2.0 – a majorupdate to their software synth for iPad, iPhone and OS X.

Votan Telepathy has a subtractive synthesis engine, containing quad arrays (4x) of Oscillators, Filters, LFO’s, Envelopes, and FX Blocks. These sound shaping modules are built around an 8 Slot Modulation Matrix, which routes the modulators to any Telepathy Synth or FX parameter destination.

Cloud-based communication lets you share sounds wirelessly across iOS devices and OS X. It also lets you use the iOS app as a low-latency touch controller for the synth in your DAW.

Here’s what’s new in Votan Telepathy 2: Continue reading

Retronyms Intros iMPC Pro Packs

Retronyms has introduced iMPC Pro Packs – a new sample library format, tailored to iMPC Pro for iPad.

Here’s what they have to say about the iMPC Pro Packs:

The New AraabMuzik Sound Pack marks the debut of iMPC Pro Packs — these packs work as normal, but have enhanced integration with iMPC Pro.

As usual, iMPC Pro Packs can be used in hundreds of compatible apps, can be pasted in Garageband, and exported to use in desktop apps.

The real magic is when an iMPC Pro Pack is pasted into iMPC Pro using the “Paste All Feature”: the packs are laid out automatically as Programs in iMPC Pro complete with all parameters and designed to take advantaged of iMPC Pro’s features.

The initial AraabMuzik Pro Pack is available for US $7.99.