The developers of AudioBus, a tool for routing audio between applications on iOS devices, have updated it for iOS 7 – and they have more in store.
Here’s what they have to say about the update:
With iOS 7 just around the corner, we?ve just released an update to the Audiobus app that addresses some issues. We highly recommend updating now to stay compatible with our community of apps.
We?ve been working hard at Audiobus HQ on a significant Audiobus app update (among other things!). Keep your eyes peeled for these in our next update: Audiobus connection presets, multi-channel input device support, and a third thing that we?ll tell you about later on.
AudioBus is available in the App Store.
Daniel Rowland has a new video demonstrating how to convert video to audio (and how to convert audio to video) using the iOS app, PixiVisor:
“Using a stock GIF playing in Pixivisor from an iPad and a Mac. This is converted to audio and run through effects in Ableton Live and filters on an iRig Mix, then converted back to video in Pixivisor on another iPad. Modulated by a short drum loop from the Nine Inch Nails track, ‘The Warning’.”
PixiVisor is an iOS app that lets the user treat video as audio. Continue reading
Miselu, which last year introduced the Android-based Neiro mobile music computer, has announced that it is ditching Android for iOS and introducing an iPad keyboard/case, the C.24.
The C.24 is a two-octave wireless music keyboard designed for iPad. The C.24 transforms from a protective cover into a piano-style keyboard at the touch of a spring-loaded latch.
The C.24 employs technology that has never been used in the music instrument space before. The semi-weighted feel of the keyboard is created by the use of anti-polarity magnets. Additionally each key incorporates an infrared emitter detector pair, providing real time analog position data to track the performance. This optical key tracking technology delivers velocity and monophonic aftertouch more accurately than traditional switches.
The C.24 also provides additional tactile controls in a capacitive ribbon controller that extends across the width of the keyboard. The bar is divided into two regions, each with 32 embedded LEDs for visual feedback. One region is configured to function as eight assignable buttons while the other is designed for analog expression such as pitch bend.
Here’s a video introduction: Continue reading
PixiVisor - an iOS app that lets you treat video as audio – is now available as a free download.
PixiVisor is a tool for audio-visual experiments. It consists of two parts:
- Transmitter converts the video (static 64×64 image or 10FPS animation) to sound, pixel by pixel (progressive scan). This lets you listen to the sound of your image. But the main function of the Transmitter is to transmit the signal to the receiving devices.
- Receiver converts the sound (from microphone or Line-in input) back to video. You can set the color palette for this video, and record it to animated GIF file.
Can a metronome be something to get excited about?
That’s the question raised by this reader review of Metronomics HD - a ‘ridiculously flexible rhythm monster’, created by John Nastos for Mac, iOS, and Android. Continue reading
Developer Nic Grant (Audeonic) has announced MidiBus – a C and Obj-C source code library for developers, designed to make it easy to add comprehensive MIDI support to their apps. It is based on the MIDI engine in MidiBridge.
Grant describes MidiBridge as “a tool for helping developers manage their MIDI implementations.” He adds, “It will be their choice whether to use it or not and will not lock anyone in to some sort of new MIDI bus as it is just a layer on top of CoreMIDI to help make MIDI on iOS more consistent to the end, user as well as saving developers work in making it so.”
Here are the core features: Continue reading
At BlackBerry Live – an annual event focusing on the Blackberry platform - CEO Thorsten Heins introduced the latest version of BlackBerry OS, BB10.1.
Heins also told attendees that Moog will be bringing its synthesizer app Animoog, previously exclusive to iOS, to the BB10 platform. Moog shared an image, right, that shows Animoog working on Blackberry.
The huge growth in mobile music apps has left some Android-using musicians and developers frustrated, because of years of inaction on Google’s part to address latency issues on Android. Latency is enough of a problem on the platform that music app developers have focused on iOS, despite a larger possible audience on the Android platform. Continue reading