Unity 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.
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
Steinberg 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!
Developer Elliott Garage has released an update to EGSY01 Analog Synth, a virtual analog for iOS, adding support for 56 keyboard scales, a granular filter effect and more.
Here’s what’s new in EGSY01 Analog Synth v2.2: Continue reading
Retronyms has updated its Tabletop virtual studio for the iPad, adding support for the Akai Pro iMPC Pro virtual instrument. Continue reading
Zivix recently announced that last year’s IndieGogo project, the PUC wireless MIDI interface, has begun shipping.
The PUC is a wireless MIDI interface designed specifically for iOS devices. The PUC allows the user to wirelessly connect any MIDI device (keyboard, DJ controller, drum pad, floor pedal controllers, etc.) directly to the user’s iPad. PUC can also work with any platform that supports a MIDI connection over WiFi. Continue reading
Positive Grid has expanded their BIAS custom amp modeler with three new dedicated (and whimsically-named) expansion packs: Glassy (above), Crunch, and Insane. These expansion packs will enable guitarists and bassists to add further customization to their BIAS preamp, power amp, and cabinet modules by tone styles: “glassy clean tone”, “classic British crunch”, or “insanely saturated distortion”.
The basic BIAS app includes 36 vintage and modern amplifiers as a starting point for user customization. Along with the aforementioned Glassy, Crunch, and Insane packs, the updated BIAS 1.5 also includes a new “easy-to-use” 8-band EQ (with the purchase of any pack), along with better JamUp integration –another Positive Grid app consisting of several multi-effect stomp boxes. As always, the user can share their creations with other musicians on Positive Grid’s proprietary social network, ToneCloud. Continue reading
Akai Pro released iMPC Pro, its re-imagining of the Music Production Center for the iPad, earlier this week. While iMPC Pro was heavily anticipated, many musicians have expressed disappointment over the app’s lack of MIDI support. Many would like to use the app with their existing controllers or use it like a hardware MPC, to sequence other apps or devices.
Developer Retronyms has responded at their blog by documenting the MIDI IN controls that work with iMPC Pro and providing example layouts for several controllers, including the Korg NanoPad 2, Touch OSC, Arturia Beatstep and MiniLab.
If you’d like to configure a custom controller setup, they have also provided this information on creating mappings: Continue reading