Reactable Mobile iOS Update Integrates Ableton Link

reactable_mobile_screenshotReactable has released a new version of their mobile iOS music app which integrates Ableton Link, a new technology that allows users to connect and synchronize between multiple Link-enabled apps over a wireless network.

Based on their Reactable Live! software, Reactable Mobile is a synthesiser that enables the user to play and process their own sound samples and audio input. Sessions can be loaded and stored, and shared

Reactable Mobile v2.4 also gives users the capability to add new objects to all of his/her tables. This affords the user greater power to create more complex and extensive tables.
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Fieldscaper Update Adds Looper Mode & More

fieldscaperFieldscaper for iOS, described as a ‘sound warp field recorder and scape constructor’, has been updated to add a looper mode and more.

FieldScaper consists of two main parts:

  • The first part is the field recorder, with special options for different ways of recoding environmental sound from microphone or other sound sources. With the sample editor you can change or split the source sample for more convenient use.
  • The second part is the scaper sound engine that can transform the ordinary samples into something very different.

Here’s what’s new in the update: Continue reading

Charge Your iPad While Using USB Devices

lighting-camera-connection-kitApple has introduced the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, a new accessory that may interest musicians using iPads for music making.

The Adapter lets you power your device, while you connect USB peripherals like hubs, Ethernet adapters, audio/MIDI interfaces, and card readers for CompactFlash, SD and microSD.

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Novation Intros Blocs Wave Beatmaking App For IOS

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Novation today introduced a new sub-brand, Blocs, focusing on app development and a new beatmaking app for iOS, Blocs Wave.

Blocs Wave is a music creation app designed for touchscreen beatmaking. Here’s a performance demo: Continue reading

New App For Live Remixing On iOS, C3N Loops

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c3n loops is a new app for iOS, designed for live remixing of loop-based music.

The interface is designed to let you navigate and play with loops on an ‘infinite surface’. Automatic tempo matching lets you mix anything with everything. And you can sync hardware and apps to c3n loops via MIDI sync and work with other apps via AudioBus.

Here’s a performance demo, with C3N being used as part of a hardware setup, with Korg Volca Keys and Volca Bass: Continue reading

SoundBow – A Drawing-Based Sequencer For iOS

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Developer Agoston Nagy has introduced SoundBow – a drawing-based music instrument with a simple visual interface.

SoundBow is designed to let you create music by drawing curves over the screen.Each time your ever-looping gesture hits a string, a sound is produced.Your gestures will be remembered and played back continuously.

Apart from drawing, you can experiment by moving the strings around freely to rescale your instrument. You can also record any sound through the microphone and create melodies, soundscapes with your samples.

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Kymatica AUM An Audio Mixer For iOS

aum_6plus_smallKymatica has introduced AUM – a new audio mixer, recorder, and connection hub for your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

AUM is designed to let you connect hardware inputs and outputs, Audio Unit extensions, Inter-App Audio apps, Audiobus, soundfile players, built-in signal processing and filters, in any configuration you want.

Highlights include:

  • You can route anything to anywhere, with mix-busses, effect sends, audiobus ports, and external multi-channel audio interfaces.
  • AUM also lets you play hosted synths and instruments using the built-in keyboard or external MIDI controllers, or sequence them from other apps using Virtual MIDI.
  • Record mixes, individual tracks, or both, straight into the storage space of AudioShare (no copying of files needed).
  • Play back recordings, soundfiles and loops as channel sources in the mixer for backing tracks, further processing or mixing.
  • Route MIDI in any way you like using the MIDI matrix.
  • Synchronize everything with the sample-accurate transport clock and play in time with other apps or devices using Ableton Link, a new technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network.
  • Includes built-in processing nodes for various stereo processing, Mid/Side balance and conversion, EQs and filters, limiting, clipping and saturation. Or use any 3rd party Audio Unit extension or Inter-App Audio effect.
  • All controls in the mixer can be controlled via MIDI, including parameters of hosted and built-in plugins.

Here’s a video overview: Continue reading