Jordantron Promises To Turns Your iPad Into ‘The Most Epic Sounding Instrument Ever’

jordanatronWizdom Music has released Jordantron – a new iPad instrument that features the custom patches of Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess.

Jordantron is a giant sample collection, wrapped in its own playable instrument, so it can be used as an iPad instrument or as a MIDI sound module.

Jordantron also lets you play it with two MIDI keyboards, one controlling the blendable ‘ABCtron’, the other controlling the ‘Dtron’, which is usually dedicated to chord pads. VOICEBANKs can be loaded using MIDI Program Change, so the iPad screen never needs to be touched during performance.

According to Wizdom, Jordantron will turn your iPad into the ‘most epic sounding instrument ever.” Continue reading

Mitosynth Update Adds Improved Automation, Step Sequencing, MIDI & More

mitosynth-iphoneWooji Juice has updated Mitosynth for iOS, increasing the flexibility of the step sequencer, adding automation features, expanding MIDI functionality, adding iOS 8 support and more.

Here’s what’s new in Wooji Juice 1.2:

  • Step Sequencer automation feature, supporting blend curves and sustain
  • Pitch Tracking and Note Tracking automation modes
  • MIDI Program Change & Patch Bank mapping
  • MIDI Polyphonic Aftertouch support
  • XY Pads highlight where they were last touched
  • iPhone users can now flip Performance Mode between XY pads, tempo controls, master gain control, and IAA Transport Control (where available)
  • 20 new built-in patches
  • Latest Audiobus SDK

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csSpectral – A Csound-Based Multi-Effects Processor For iPad

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Boulanger Labs has introduced csSpectral – a real-time, Csound-based, multi-effects processor, featuring a Streaming Phase Vocoder and six other Spectral algorithms.

Harnessing some of the most unique and powerful signal processing capabilities of Csound, csSpectral brings the vast world of time and FFT-based effects to the iPad.

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Read This Before You Upgrade To iOS 8

ios-8If you’re a user of iOS music apps, you may be excited to upgrade your device to iOS 8, which was released today.

You should generally wait to do OS upgrades, though, until your most important applications have been explicitly updated for new operating systems.

And multiple iOS developers are saying to wait to upgrade, because they’ve got updates for IOS 8 on the way, but the updates haven’t gotten through Apple’s approval process yet.

We’ve got a sampling of developer messages about the update below.

tl:dr version: Wait a week or so to upgrade to iOS 8 or some of your music apps may be hosed.

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Navichord – A New iPad Instrument For Exploring Chord Progressions

navichordDeveloper Denis Kutuzov has released Navichord – an iPad instrument for exploring chord progressions.

Navichord displays notes in both keyboard-style and grid-style arrangements. And it automatically displays chord names. This lets you play chords traditionally, or use chord ‘shapes’, which are consistent for playing the chord with any root note.  Continue reading