iPad Synth Jam, Flashback

Italian composer Bruno Di Micco, aka metallo, has been traveling recently – and is using his iPad as a mobile studio:

These days I have been far from my studio, and had with me only an iPad mini and an alai lpk25. I composed this piece of electronic music exclusively with these 2 tools.

HIs track, Flashback, was composed and mastered on the iPad.

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Steinberg Releases Free Nanologue Synthesizer For iOS, Updates Cubasis & VST SDK

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Steinberg has released a new free software synth for iOS, Nanologue.

Here’s what they have to say about Nanologue:

Nanologue boasts a wide scope of inspiring sounds and professional sound effects, sporting a straightforward multi-touch interface and a great-sounding monophonic synthesizer.

Used stand-alone and in connection with your iOS host application via Inter-App Audio, Nanologue brings the power of VST 3 technology to the iOS platform.

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Cubasis Update Intros Improved Audio Engine & More

cubasisSteinberg has updated Cubasis – its mobile DAW for iPad – to version 1.6, introducing an improved audio engine and more.

Here’s what’s new in Cubasis 1.6:

  • New pristine audio engine with extended sample rates (44.1/48/96kHz) and bit rates (16/24-bit)*
  • Real-time playback of arbitrary audio file formats (44.1/48/96kHz and 16/24/32 bit) independently of the project’s sample rate and bit depth.
  • Up to 24 assignable physical audio outputs
  • Assignable metronome output and pan
  • MIDI Clock latency compensation slider
  • Audio input gain adjustment option for audio interfaces and external microphones

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Novation Launchpad S Review – It’s Brighter, Faster & Smarter Than Its Predecessor

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Novation recently released the LaunchPad S – a ‘Brighter, Faster, Universal’ version of its popular MIDI controller for Ableton Live.

Here are the main improvements in the LaunchPad S over its predecessor:

  • The Launchpad S has brighter LEDs;
  • The new version has a significantly faster LED refresh rate; and
  • The Launchpad S is now class-compliant, which means it will now work with other software and with the iPad.

Is the new LaunchPad a worthy successor to the original? And does it make sense to upgrade? Let’s take a look……. Continue reading

Cubasis Update Adds New Micrologue Synthesizer

cubasis-micrologueSteinberg has released an update to Cubasis, its mobile DAW for iOS, adding a new software synthesizer and more.

Here’s what’s new in Cubasis 1.5:

  • Micrologue virtual analog synthesizer incl. 50 factory presets
  • 16 Allen Morgan Signature drum kits incl. 80 MIDI loops
  • Open/close hi-hat problem solved
  • Instrument track freeze for internal instruments
  • Instrument rack to load and edit Cubasis’ instruments
  • Modulation wheel support for Micrologue synth

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Cubasis Adds 24-Track Audio Recording

cubasisSteinberg has updated Cubasis, its iPad DAW, adding support for 24 channel audio recording, improved AudioBus support, stability improvements and more.

Cubasis is a DAW with a set of tools focusing on mobile work. Projects created in Cubasis can be opened in Cubase for Windows or OS X.

Here’s what’s new in Cubasis 1.2: Continue reading