Sample Tank 3 Now Shipping

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IK Multimedia has announced that SampleTank 3, the latest version of its software ‘sound and groove workstation’ for Mac and Windows, is now shipping.

SampleTank 3 offers a massive 33 GB sound library (containing over 4,000 instruments), 64-bit compatibility, completely redesigned user interface, 55 high-quality effects, new loop and groove management and enhanced sample engine.  Continue reading

iRig MIDI 2 Now Shipping

irig_midi_2IK Multimedia is now shipping iRig MIDI 2, their portable Lightning/USB MIDI interface for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (as well as Mac and PC).

With detachable and interchangeable cable inputs, standard MIDI connectors, and compact design, iRig MIDI 2 adds a new level of portability and connectivity to mobile music-making. Continue reading

iRig BlueBoard Dev Manual Now Available

irig_blueboardIK Multimedia has released a developer’s manual for iRig BlueBoard, the first wireless pedalboard that uses Bluetooth LE 4.0 to transmit signals to control app functions and features.

iRig BlueBoard uses Bluetooth 4.0 (LE – Low Energy) technology to transmit the actions of its four onboard backlit foot switches, plus its two optional external devices, to any compatible iOS device, Android device, Mac or PC. Initially, this was accomplished by using the iRig BlueBoard app, which worked in the background to convert Bluetooth signals into MIDI data and other control messages.

Now, with the iRig Blueboard Developer’s Manual, this can be done directly within apps. Music app developers can now integrate iRig BlueBoard with virtual synthesizers, DJ apps, sample players and other music creation apps. Continue reading

Gestural Control With IK Multimedia’s iRing

IK Multimedia has released a series of videos that demonstrate the use of their new $25 iRing gestural controller with several iOS music applications.

The iRings work with the cameras in iOS devices to sense the position of your hands and translate gestures into control over music apps.

In the above video, iRing and the iRing FX/Controller control Loopy HD and Korg Gadget, using Audiobus, iRing FX/Controller as MIDI controller and iRing for motion-based gestures.  Continue reading

iRing Music Maker Now Available As A Free Download

iring_hands_iphone5_mmIK Multimedia has released iRing Music Maker, a ‘freemium’ gestural music app for iOS that works with the company’s $25 iRing controllers.

Here’s what they have to say about the app:

iRing Music Maker can be fully operated using the device touchscreen, but the real fun is when you use it with the iRing controllers (sold separately at your favorite electronics and music retailers), a set of two “rings” you wear on your hands that feature dot patterns that iRing Music Maker recognizes.

When you move your hands in front of the device, iRing Music Maker translates the motion into control commands that let you change groove patterns, add and control effects in real time and even play synthesizer parts inside of the groove.

When you launch iRing Music Maker, you select a “song” which is a group of music loops that sound great together. Hit play, and immediately start the groove. You get 8 different “parts” (loop slots) that you can activate, and each of the parts has 9 different loop phrases that you mix into the groove.

The app is a free download; additional songs and sounds are available via in-app purchase.  Continue reading

IK Multimedia Releases GrooveMaker 2 For iPad

IKMultimedia_GrooveMaker_2_screenshotIK Multimedia today announced the updated GrooveMaker 2 (v1.1), their mobile loop based music making app and “groove generator.” The new version adds universal compatibility to provide iPad users with an intuitive groove making interface and full suite of tools and effects for creating music and grooves “on the go” on an iPad.

GrooveMaker 2 For iPad Key Features: Continue reading