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!
With Loopr, you can create, practice, jam along, or sample audio soudscapes. It offers synchronization with drum machines and sequencers via its MIDI out sync feature, but also fast multi-layer recording via its ‘fast recording mode’.
Loops can be sent as independent files (including tempo and time signature information), which lets you share the groove with most desktop audio production apps (e.g. Logic Studio, Garage Band, …).
It’s also CoreMIDI and CoreAudio compatible, to use with the most popular iOS compatible interfaces.
Secret Base Design has introducedVoxkit – a MIDI drum controller that lets you trigger notes with sound.
Clap your hands, tap a pencil on a desk, or use your voice, and Voxkit will detect the tone of the sound and trigger a sample from the app or a MIDI note. By listening to external sounds, rather than just the touch on a screen, Voxkit can capture velocity and rhythm variations.
You can also customize the sounds that Voxkit makes – add WAV format samples through iTunes File Sharing.
Glidepro has released Ethero 2 – a gestural MIDI controller for iOS.
The traditional Theremin is usually controlled without any physical contact, with the player using a hand to control the pitch and volume of the sound. Ethero 2 works by using the camera of an iOS device and gestures to MIDI notes.
Ethero 2 doesn’t capture position, as some Kinect-based MIDI projects have done. Instead, it senses variations in the light hitting the camera sensor, so moving your hand or other object in front of the camera will vary the pitch of the notes.
You can use the MIDI output of Ethero 2 via either the Camera Connection Kit, MIDI over WiFi or virtual ports to control apps on the same device.