Arpeggionome Pro Turns iPad Into An Interactive MID Arpeggiator

arpeggionome-pro-ipadDeveloper Alexandernaut has released Arpeggionome Pro – a professional MIDI arpeggiator for the iPad. Arpeggionome Pro features a redesigned interface, a robust MIDI implementation, parameter-change quantization and more.

The Arpeggionome Pro’s MIDI implementation is tuned to control external MIDI devices, digital audio workstations (such as Ableton Live, Logic, and Pro Tools), and other iOS MIDI Applications (such as GarageBand, Animoog, and DM1).

Compatible MIDI Connections:

  • Virtual MIDI ports of other iOS MIDI applications
  • ‘Core MIDI’ compatible hardware interfaces
  • MIDI over WiFi
  • MIDI over Bluetooth

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The Sickness Step Sequencer Max For Live Tutorials

Sonic Faction has published 2 new Max for Live tutorial videos featuring The Sickness Step Sequencer for APC40 and Launchpad.

The Sickness Step Sequencer comes with purchase of The Sickness, a new synth for Ableton Live. This device turns your APC40 or Launchpad into a hands-on, command center for The Sickness.

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Magellan for iPad – Working With Dual Synths

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Here’s a quick intro to Yonac Software’s new software synth, Magellan for iPad.

The video explores one of the more unique features of Magellan – the twin independent polyphonic synth engines. It covers: loading presets, foregrounding a synth, adjusting parameters, synth coupling, and other advanced settings.

Magellan is available now in the App Store for $4.99.

If you’ve tried out Magellan – let us know what you think of it!

Yamaha Synth Arp & Drum Pad For iPad

yamaha synth arp and drum pad for the iPad

iPad Music Software: Yamaha has introduced Synth Art & Drum Pad – a new virtual studio app for the iPad.

Synth Arp & Drum Pad is an iPad app with arpeggiator and drum pad that lets you play a built-in synthesizer or any connected MIDI device and produce music with phrases having ‘an abundant variety of musical styles’.

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Korg Kaossilator (Intro Video)

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Korg has uploaded another intro video for one of its older products, this time for the Korg Koassilator.

We’d rather see new gear introductions, of course, but it’s nice to see Korg ‘backfilling’ intro videos for some of the products that are a little older. I hope that more companies follow Korg’s lead on this, because it’s sometimes surprising how little media is available on some fairly recent products.

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Korg Kaossilator 2 Preview

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2012 NAMM Show: Yesterday, Korg officially introduced the Kaossilator 2 – a palm-sized synthesizer that is played via a Kaoss x/y touchpad.

Today, they released this intro video for the Kaossilator 2.

The Kaoss X-Y touchpad provides control using a single finger. Inside are 150 sounds, divided into categories for easy-access: Synth Leads, Basses, Acoustic Instruments, Chorded Sounds, SE, Drum Kits and Rhythm Patterns.

The Kaossilator 2 combines PCM drums, modeling synthesis and two crossfade-able Loop Recorder banks. The Kaossilator 2’s Dual Loop Recording Banks can overdub your touchpad performances as many times as you like. By adding layer upon layer to a simple phrase, you can create complex loops and then save them using the microSD data slot.

Details on the Kaossilator 2 are available at the Korg site.

Corona Synthesizer Updated With An Arpeggiator & More

Corona Synthesizer

discoDSP has updated Corona, its virtual synthesizer instrument for Mac & WIndows, to version 3.

Here’s what’s new in Corona 3:


  • Added 32 steps arpeggiator with MIDI out, 10 modes, 3 trigger types, 4 octaves range, velocity mix, bipolar swing, 13 clock sync types, editing and preset management. MIDI out is supported on VST plugins only.
  • Added MIDI Solo icon below MASTER label to send MIDI only.
  • Added EDIT > Settings > Tooltips.

Corona is a 32 and 64-bit, virtual analog and wave synthesizer for Audio Units, VST hosts featuring 3 VA + WAVE oscillators, 16 oscillator combine modes, 32 steps arpeggiator with MIDI out, 8 destination matrix modulations, 3 LFOs, 3 ADSR envelopes, unison, chorus, delay and limiter effects, high-quality sound and analog modeled filters.

Corona costs 95 € or 139 USD (VAT included where applicable) for single platform and 114 € or 166 USD for Mac + PC. See the discoDSP site for details and demo.