Earth Moments Launches Rututu ‘Music Playground’ App Kickstarter

Music sample production group Earth Moments has announced the launch of a new Kickstarter campaign to fund its Rututu ‘Music Playground’ app.

Slated for release later this year, the Rututu app will offer a touch-based interface that combines “authentic, pristine” samples of indigenous ethnic, world and Western instruments, along with several bundles spanning different genres like rock, pop, hip hop, dubstep and more. Developers say that the app’s unique, custom-designed control surface and non-linear music composition tools will make it extraordinarily easy for both musicians and non-musicians to create original music.
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Video to Audio and Back with PixiVisor

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

iK Multimedia Debuts iLectric Piano App For iPad

iKMultimedia_iLectriciK Multimedia has released iLectric Piano, an electric piano app for the Apple iPad.

iLectric Piano offers over 40 “classic” electric pianos, electric grands and clavinets, all sampled from the original instruments.

Key features:

  • 19 multisampled electric piano and electronic keyboard instruments
  • Expandable library of 22 more instruments with the Electric Piano Expansion Pack, available via in-app purchase
  • Effects section allows 4 simultaneous effects: 3-band EQ, Reverb, Overdrive and one of 5 modulation effects: Chorus, Phaser, Flanger, Tremolo and AutoPan
  • Recorder section with overdub and quantize
  • Audio/Visual metronome with tap tempo
  • Export recordings as WAV or m4a audio files via File Sharing, email, or Copy
  • Virtual MIDI and MIDI Program Change support
  • Low-latency for real-time playing
  • Designed in concert with iRig KEYS portable MIDI keyboard and iRig MIDI interface

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gbTouch 3.1 GarageBand iPad Controller Updated

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Delora Software has updated gbTouch, its iPad controller app for GarageBand, to version 3.1.

Here’s what’s new in gbTouch 3.1:

  • Vertical faders  – new ‘Mixer’ theme style
  • The Mixer theme style also includes a new type of rotary. Enable a preference setting for circular (default) or vertical response.
  • Dismiss GarageBand alerts now directly from the gbTouch info screen.
  • Both gbTouch 3.1 and gbLink 3.1 have quality and performance enhancements.
gbTouch is available in the App Store for $9.99.

GrooveMaker iPad Beatmaking App

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GrooveMaker has introduced GrooveMaker for the iPad.

GrooveMaker for the new iPad offers the exact same smart functionality and workflow as the iPhone/iPod Touch version, but takes advantage of the larger multi-touch surface.

If you’re interested in GrooveMaker, try out the free version (App Store link) first. Continue reading