Korg AudioPocket Now Available

korg-audiopocketKorg 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.

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MIDI Over Bluetooth With Yosemite, iOS 8 & Ableton Live

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.

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Vandelay multiband echo device For iOS & Mac

Klevgränd Produktion has introduced Vandelay – a new audio effect, for iOS and Mac, that offers three separate delays in as many frequency regions.

Each delay has an LFO that modulates the pitch of the audio stream. Together with tempo based delay times and feedback control, you can create a rich sound from almost any source.  Continue reading

Modrum 4 Adds Audiobus 2, Inter-App Audio, New MIDI Options & More

modrum-2Developer Markus Waldboth has updated MoDrum – a virtual analog drum machine for iPhone and iPad.

New in Modrum 4:

  • Redesigned User Interface
  • Added factory presets by Sunsine Audio
  • Added two packs by Sunsine Audio to the pattern store
  • Audiobus 2 state saving
  • Inter-app audio
  • Backup and restore projects using iTunes File Sharing
  • MIDI enhancements
  • MIDI over Bluetooth LE support (iOS 8+)
  • Native 64-bit support

Modrum 4 is available for US $3.99 in the App Store.

Retronyms Intros Wej – A Hub For iOS Music Making

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Retronyms – developer of iMPC Pro, iMini, iProphet and other iOS apps – has announced their first venture into music hardware,Retronyms.

Wej is a non-skid performance platform that lets you connect your USB MIDI controllers to your iOS music apps, wirelessly, over the new Apple Bluetooth LE MIDI protocol. It’s designed to be a connectivity hub for iOS music making.  Continue reading