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

Orphinio Gets 3D Touch

orphinoDeveloper Bastus Trump has released an update to Orphinio for iPhone, adding support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.

‘3D Touch’ is Apple’s name for its pressure-sensing screen technology.The ability to sense pressure introduces new options for creating musical controllers and software instruments for iPhones. Several developers have added 3D Touch aftertouch to their software synthesizers.

In his announcement, Trump notes that Orphinio 1.2 is ‘Now even more expressive with 3D Touch on iPhone 6S and 6S Plus’. Continue reading

iRig Keys Controllers Now Compatible With Mac, Windows, iOS & Android Devices

IK Multimedia has announced that its iRig Keys controllers are now cross-platform compatible.

Both the iRig Keys and mobile full-size keyboard iRig Keys PRO controllers will now ship with a Micro-USB to OTG cable for Android devices and Lightning and USB cables. Continue reading

Fusion Guitar Proves That People Really Want An iPhone Guitar Thing


The Fusion Guitar is a new electric guitar design that features a built-in 20W amp and speakers and iPhone integration.

If there’s any doubt that there’s interest in a hybrid guitar amp/guitar/iPhone thing, the project’s IndieGoGo campaign is nearly half-funded, two days into the campaign.

The Fusion Guitar leverages the wide range of iOS guitar and audio apps, and turns them into an all-in-one solution for guitarists.

Here’s the official intro video for the Fusion Guitar: Continue reading

Patterning Drum Machine App For iPad Now Available


Olympia Noise Co has released Patterning – a new drum machine for iPad that they describe as ‘as beautiful as it is powerful.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

Create dynamic drum patterns with the swipe of a finger. Make evolving, poly-metric rhythms, four-on-the-floor dance party jams, or laid back R&B grooves.

Use Patterning’s independent loop settings to explore untapped rhythmic possibilities. Automate parameters to create intricate & complex beats. Arrange patterns on the timeline to construct songs. Use the built-in effects–delay, reverb, distortion, and 3-band EQ–to add atmosphere, shimmer and noise.

Connect to other apps with Audiobus, Inter-App Audio, and MIDI.

Here’s a video preview: Continue reading