Adrian Belew’s FLUX:FX App Is Now Available

flux-fxNOIISE has released FLUX:FX – a professional multi-effect audio processor app for the iPad that lets you ‘play’ your effects.

”FLUX:FX makes sounds that I have never heard before from any other piece of equipment,” says co-creator Adrian Belew (King Crimson, Eno, Talking Heads, Nine Inch Nails). “It can truly mangle any signal you put into it… in a good way!”

“The touch controls means that I can actually PLAY the effects,” adds Belew. “Say I’m playing a guitar solo, I’ll lean over and noodle with it and create some wacky guitar sounds. This app is just so creatively inspiring and fun to use.” Continue reading

Phase84 – A Casio CZ Inspired Synth For iPad

phase-84-synthesizer-casio-software-synthesizerRetronyms has released Phase84 – described as ‘a next generation phase distortion synthesizer’, inspired by the classic phase distortion synthesis sounds of the Casio CZ line of synths.

Phase distortion synthesis is a form of waveshaping synthesis that has its roots in Casio’s CZ line of digital synthesizers from the 80s. It is designed to have the warmth of a subtractive (analog) synthesizer, yet be capable of the squelchy tones and sharp attacks of an FM synth.  Continue reading

Audreio Promises To Stream Audio Wirelessly Between iOS Devices

Audreio-iOS-wireless-audioAudreio is an upcoming app that promises to let you stream audio wirelessly between iOS devices.

Using your existing router, Audreio streams audio from an Inter-App Audio (IAA) application on one device—or from the built-in mic—to another iOS device. The received audio can then be routed to the speaker or an IAA host. Continue reading

iMaschine Update Adds Audiobus, Inter-App Audio

imaschineNative Instruments has released an update to iMaschine, adding Audiobus, Inter-App Audio and more.

Here’s what’s new in iMaschine 1.2.0:

  • Audiobus integration – chain the sound from iMaschine into apps such as GarageBand
  • Inter-App Audio integration – stream audio output to other apps. Supports transport control and sync on iPad, supports transport sync on iPhone.
  • Non-destructive Sample Start/Stop position editing
  • Improved workflow for Track/Song Import via iTunes
  • Covers and artist names shown when browsing iTunes songs
  • Fixes display issues on iPhone 6+ devices
  • GUI and workflow improvements
  • Miscellaneous bugfixes

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Primal Audio FM4 Synthesizer Promises To ‘Reinvent FM Synthesis’

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FM synthesizers have a reputation for being powerful, but painful to patch.

Primal Audio today released FM4, a new FM synthesizer for iPad they say reinvents FM synthesis, making it more accessible and intuitive. Continue reading

Free Editor For Korg Volca Sample (Android, iOS, Mac & Windows)

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Rej Poirier of Single Cell Software has introduced Caustic Editor for Volca Sample – a free, multiplatform (Android, iOS, Mac & Windows) app that lets you import, load, record, edit and upload samples for the Korg Volca Sample.

“Korg were nice enough to open up their volca sample SDK to 3rd parties,” says Poirer, “so I took a few days to rip out Caustic’s WAV editor and turn it into a stand-alone, multi-platform tool.”

“It was taken from my Caustic 3.2 working branch,” he adds, “so it even has a few more functions than what’s in Caustic 3.1!” Continue reading

Fiddlewax Blue Now A Free Download

Developer Adam Kumpf let us know that Fiddlewax Blue – an iPad music instrument based on music theory – is now a free download.

Beginners can have fun by fiddling around with how notes, chords, and samples sound together. Over time, the hints on each key (note name, chord degree, chord type, etc.) become a powerful way to learn about music and compose phrases or songs. Continue reading