Tuna Knobs Fully Funded, ‘Stretch Goals’ Announced

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Tuna DJ Gear has announced that their Kickstarter project to create Tuna Knobs – tangible knobs for touchscreen devices – is fully funded.

They have also announced ‘stretch goals’ for funding. Here’s what they have to say about the stretch goals: Continue reading

RØDE Intros iXY With Lighting Connector For iPhone 5, 5s & 5c

rode-ixy-microphone2014 Summer NAMM Show: Australian pro-audio manufacturer RØDE Microphones has introduced the iXY with Lightning connector microphone for iPhone 5, 5s and 5c.

The new mic is designed to allow high-quality recording at sample rates up to 24-bit/96kHz.

The iXY with Lightning connector features a matched pair of ½ inch condenser capsules arranged in a stacked X-Y configuration, with on-board high-fidelity analogue to digital conversion. Accrding to RØDE, this ensures accurate, immersive and true to life stereo recordings. Continue reading

PreSonus Capture Turns Your iPad Into A 32-Track Audio Recorder

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PreSonus Capture for iPad is a new 32-track audio recording application that offers up to 24-bit, 96 kHz fidelity.

With Capture for iPad, you can record and save multiple songs on an iPad, and Capture is the only app that provides direct wireless transfer of your recordings to PreSonus Studio One for Mac or Windows (version 2.6.3 or later). Songs and individual tracks can also be copied using iTunes if the iPad is connected to the computer with a USB cable. Continue reading

Unity Live Software Sound Module For iOS

unity-live-synthesizerUnity Live is a new software sound module for iOS, designed for live performance with an external MIDI controller.

The app lets you create create set lists, using the hundreds of Unity sound banks in splits and layers. Each sound may be edited via knobs for transpose, coarse, fine, volume, and pan, as well as per-algorithm specific sound controllers, routing amounts, and modulator parameters. Up to ten sound controllers per-algorithm can be controlled, for example, oscillator frequencies, volumes, and pans, as well as filter cutoffs, and resonances.

Audiobus & iOS 7 Inter-App Audio are both supported.

Unity Live is available for US $2.99. Additional sounds are available as in-app purchases.

New App, AltiSpace, Turns Your iOS Into A Studio Quality Reverb Processor

iMusicAlbum has introduced AltiSpace, a convolution reverb for iOS.

AltiSpace includes a large built-in library of the high quality reverb impulses, based on classic hardware reverbs. It also lets you load your own reverb space impulses

You can use this AltiSpace with Inter-App Audio hosts (like a DAW, Recorders or Audio file managers) or with Audiobus. It also can be used with external audio interfaces for real-time sound processing. Continue reading

VST Connect Performer for iPad Lets You Record Remote Musicians Into Cubase

steinberg-vst-performerSteinberg has introduced VST Connect Performer for iPad – a new app that lets you record remote musicians into Cubase.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

Connect your iPad to the Web, hook up your mic or instrument and allow any studio running Cubase with the VST Connect plug-in record your performance in real time, no matter where you are!

And it just gets better: with VST Connect Pro on the host machine VST Connect Performer for iPad excels in audio quality as well as providing multi-channel and LAN support. And with onboard cue mix capability for talkback and monitoring, it’s just like in a typical recording studio environment, but that’s probably as representative as it’ll get: you could be anywhere besides the studio!

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