iMaschine 2 Lets You Create Entire Tracks


Native Instruments today released a major new release of its beatmaking app for iOS, iMaschine 2.

While the original iMaschine focused on beatmaking, iMaschine 2 is designed to let you create entire tracks. It adds new arranging options, new note entry options, an arpeggiator, color-coded pads, 3D Touch support and more.

Unfortunately, the specs make no mention of Audiobus, MIDI support or Audio Copy/Paste.

Here’s what’s new in iMaschine 2: Continue reading

Beatmaking With The Roland JD-Xi Synthesizer

This video, via PortalKlawiszowy, takes a look at beatmaking with the Roland JD-Xi synthesizer, introduced at the 2015 NAMM Show.

The Roland JD-Xi marks the company’s return to analog. Instead of doing a reissue of one of the company’s many analog classics, though, Roland’s latest synth is a completely new design.  Continue reading

iMaschine Update Adds Audiobus, Inter-App Audio

imaschineNative Instruments has released an update to iMaschine, adding Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and more.

Here’s what’s new in iMaschine 1.2.0:

  • Audiobus integration – chain the sound from iMaschine into apps such as GarageBand
  • Inter-App Audio integration – stream audio output to other apps. Supports transport control and sync on iPad, supports transport sync on iPhone.
  • Non-destructive Sample Start/Stop position editing
  • Improved workflow for Track/Song Import via iTunes
  • Covers and artist names shown when browsing iTunes songs
  • Fixes display issues on iPhone 6+ devices
  • GUI and workflow improvements
  • Miscellaneous bugfixes

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Sugar Bytes Intros Egoist Groove Instrument For iPad

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Sugar Bytes has released Egoist for iPad – an iOS version of its groove instrument application.

According to the company, you can load any audio file and ‘squeeze the groove out of it’, using sample slicing, effect sequencing, a built-in beat box and more.

Here’s the official intro video for Egoist for iPad: Continue reading

Auxy Offers ‘Beat Making Without Distraction’

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Auxy is a new app for iPad that the developers say is designed for ‘beat making without distraction’.

This is similar in concept to simple beatmaking apps like Figure, but Auxy offers a more traditional grid sequencing interface.

”Creating modern music should be more about music and less about technology” says Henrik Lenberg, co­-founder and CEO of Auxy. “A lot of people would love to make modern music but feel it’s too complicated to get started. Our app removes technical barriers to give everyone a better experience.” Continue reading