Simmons Intros Stryke6 iPad Drum Controller

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Simmons has introduced the Stryke6, which they describe as the ‘first-ever iPad-based drum controller’.

The Simmons Stryke6 is an iPad controller with six velocity-sensitive pads, plus two foot pedals for kick and hi-hat control. It can also be used to trigger a variety of DAWs and sample programs with any USB/MIDI computer. Continue reading

iOS 8 Intros New Option For Audio Applications

Wooji Juice, creator of Mitosynth & Grain Science synthesizers and Hokusai audio editor for iOS, has shared the results of some initial experimentation with a new option under iOS 8 – Extensions

Extensions are designed to allow applications to share features, which are made available in other applications. Apple’s examples include sending alerts to notification center, adding new system-level social media sharing, providing access to file repositories and adding custom keyboards.

Wooji Juice is exploring how Extensions can be used for audio. In their example, an Extension is used to add the option to reverse audio Mitosynth.  Continue reading

New iPad App, Strom, Offers ‘Unprecedented Integration’ With Elektron Analog Rytm

This video, via MrDataline, is a sneak preview of Strom – a new iPad application that is designed to augment the Elektron Analog Rytm – using the iPad’s large touchscreen to add new options for editing, performing and more.

Here’s what he has to say about Strom: Continue reading

Crudebyte Intros iSymphonic Orchestra For iPad

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Crudebyte has introduced iSymphonic Orchestra, a new app for iPad that turns the device into a orchestral sound module.

According to Crudebyte, “iSymphonic Orchestra was designed with the goal to deliver you superb, extremely realistic and stunning orchestra sounds”. Continue reading

CME & One Red Dog Intro XK-1 iOS Synthesizer

CME_XK-1_appCME, in cooperation with One Red Dog, has announced XK-1 synthesizer, a new software synth that they say is “the perfect companion to your CME Xkey keyboard”

CME’s Xkey is an inexpensive MIDI controller that offers polyphonic aftertouch, a feature that’s rare for controllers at any price range.

XK-1 is customized to work well with XKey and uses the synthesizer engine from Arctic ProSynth. XK-1 also supports the polyphonic aftertouch messages sent from the Xkey keyboard for delicate expressive playing. Continue reading