Apple just announced, via Twitter, that it will be paying musicians during the three-month free trial period of its new Music streaming service. And it looks like musicians have Taylor Swift (right) to thank.
There may be some extremely useful things that musicians can do with smartwatches, but using one to control Ableton Live is probably not at the top of the list.
The introduction of the Apple Watch has created both an opportunity and a challenge for music software developers. There’s an opportunity, because so many musicians are already using Apple’s iOS for for music making, and the Apple Watch extends that platform. And there’s a challenge, because the idea of a wearable music platform, based on… Read More Line 6 Puts Your Amp Settings On Your Wrist
According to Apple-focused news site MacRumors, Camel Audio has been acquired by Apple. They report: Apple appears to have acquired popular music plug-in and effect maker Camel Audio, based on information found on corporate registry site Companies House [PDF]. Camel Audio’s address has been updated to 100 New Bridge Street, which is Apple’s London address,… Read More Camel Audio Reportedly Acquired By Apple
In 2012, Apple bought Italian sample management software Redmatica, maker of sample management tools, leaving fans of the tools wondering if they would return. Now, CDM reports that Redmatica’s AutoSampler has returned – as a MainStage plug-in, Auto Sampler. I It’s part of Apple’s MainStage 3.1, which is tool designed to let you use Mac virtual instruments… Read More Redmatica AutoSampler Returns As Part Of Apple’s $30 MainStage
Apple has updated Logic Pro X, introducing new virtual drummers, a Drum Machine Designer, an updated Compressor, an expanded sound library and more.
Apple quietly rolled out an update to GarageBand for OS X, earlier this week, that adds support for OS X Yosemite and brings back control over audio effect plugins. GarageBand 10 is seen by many as an improvement in usability, but a major step backwards in functionality from the previous version. The update restores some… Read More GarageBand Updated For Yosemite, Brings Back AU Control
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… Read More iOS 8 Intros New Option For Audio Applications