IK Multimedia Releases UltraTuner for iOS

IK_Multimedia_UltraTunerIK Multimedia has announced UltraTuner, the digital chromatic instrument-tuner app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

UltraTuner is available as stand-alone app for the iPhone and iPod Touch, or as an in-app purchase within AmpliTube for iPhone and iPad (in all versions).

IK Multimedia touts the UltraTuner app as one of the “fastest, smoothest and most responsive tuning engines” among tuner apps. The tuner is precise to below a hundredth of a cent (beyond human perception of pitch), more accurate than a mechanical strobe tuner. The UltraTuner’s accurate pitch detection happens via a proprietary dual-analysis processing engine which allows the tuner a more accurate reading of the frequency of the incoming note. UltraTuner’s precision also allows for easier intonation of string instruments like guitar or bass, and offers note precision down to less than .01 (1/100th) of a cent, useful for calibrating electronic instruments like vintage synthesizers.

UltraTuner offers two basic modes of operation: Stage and Studio. Stage mode features a simple interface that is easy to see in low-light conditions. Studio mode provides pitch tracking, to monitor changes in pitch over time, or as a proprietary oscilloscope wave form display.

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AmpliTube 3 Update Adds Studio DAW


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has released a new version of AmpliTube, adding a multi-track Studio to the app.

Version 3 of AmpliTube adds a multi-track Studio, with timeline audio editing and new gear models. Now you can use AmpliTube to compose and record complete songs on an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Key Features:

  • a full guitar/bass rig;
  • a multi-track recorder with effects;
  • a new timeline audio editing suite for arranging, editing, mixing and mastering;
  • a built-in programmable drummer;
  • professional export features for sharing creations with the world;
  • work simultaneously with other audio apps.

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AmpliTube, Addictive Synth, EPS Get AudioBus Updates

audiobus-amplitubeSeveral music apps have been updated to add AudioBus support:

MIDI Control In AmpliTube 2.5 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

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AmpliTube 2.5 is a major upgrade for AmpliTube, a guitar amp and FX app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It now also includes full MIDI control and Digital Audio in and out.

MIDI control

Now you can control AmpliTube 2.5 remotely using an iOS compatible MIDI interface, like iRig MIDI, a standard foot controller or any other MIDI controller. This lets you:

  • Send preset up and down commands
  • Assign presets to switches or other controls, and
  • Control any amp or FX parameter with the learn function

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AmpliTube For iPad Updated – Here’s What’s New

IK Multimedia has updated AmpliTube for iPad, its mobile effects processing app.

AmpliTube for iPad puts a guitar/bass rig at your fingertips, with 4 stompbox effects amp-head, cabinet and microphone. Choose from 11 built-in stompbox effects (delay, fuzz, overdrive, wah, envelope filter, chorus, flanger, phaser, octave, noise filter + distortion once registered), 5 amps (clean, crunch, lead, metal, bass) with full controls, 5 speaker cabinets and 2 microphones (dynamic and condenser).

AmpliTube for iPad 2.5 adds:

  • Slash gear models available for in-app purchase
  • New Mixer/Recorder section with loop points, visual metronome, tap tempo
  • Digital audio in/out support
  • MIDI support
  • Audio Copy/Paste
  • Retina display support
  • Restore In-App purchases
  • New export via SoundCloud and FTP

AmpliTube For iPad is $19.99 in the App Store.

IK Multimedia Intros iRig MIDI CoreMIDI Interface & SampleTank For iOS

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IK Multimedia have introduced iRig MIDI – a CoreMIDI interface for iPhone, iPod touch &  iPad and SampleTank for iOS.

iRig MIDI is a compact standard CoreMIDI interface for iOS that connects any MIDI compatible device to the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

This, along with CoreMIDI interfaces from Yamaha and Line 6, mean that there’s now competition in the world of MIDI interfaces for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

iRig MIDI connects MIDI keyboards, drum machines, drum pads, pedal boards and more to an iOS device to control not only the included SampleTank Free, but also a world of MIDI-compatible apps such as GarageBand.

You can also use iOS apps to control external MIDI equipment such as sound modules, DAWs or lighting systems right from the mobile device.

The included SampleTank for iOS also offers a mobile alternative to traditional software and hardware sound modules. According to IK Multimedia – SampleTank has been designed ‘from the ground up to work as a live performance instrument’, where it can access as a vast 1GB library of over 500 ready-to-use sounds.

IK Multimedia iRig MIDI is ‘coming soon’ and will sell for US $69.99.

iWah Turns Your iPad Into A $700 Wah Pedal

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We’ve been accused of being iOS fanboys, but we’re actually a bit skeptical about the iWah – a pedal + dock that turns your iPad into a $700 wah pedal.

A $700 glass wah pedal, sitting by your foot, on a dark stage.

Check out the video demo and let us know what you think……

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