Koushion MIDI Step Sequencer Updated

koushionKoushion MIDI Step Sequencer for iPad has been updated with some significant functionality improvements.

Koushion turns an iPad into a step sequencer that can be used to control iOS apps, desktop music software or hardware MIDI devices, using a hardware MIDI adapter.

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IK Multimedia Updates GrooveMaker 2, DJ Rig

IK_Multimedia_GrooveMaker2_DJRig_iRigPadsIK Multimedia has announced the latest versions of its loop-based “groove making” app GrooveMaker 2 for iPhone and iPad, and of its mobile DJ app,  DJ Rig for iPad.

Both DJ Rig and GrooveMaker 2 are now iOS 8-compatible, with native plug-and-play support for IK’s new iRig Pads MIDI controller

In addition, all GrooveMaker 2 users will be able to take advantage of the app’s support for Audiobus 2 in iOS 8, which allows for inter-app audio routing between compatible music apps.
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Auxy Offers ‘Beat Making Without Distraction’

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Auxy is a new app for iPad that the developers say is designed for ‘beat making without distraction’.

This is similar in concept to simple beatmaking apps like Figure, but Auxy offers a more traditional grid sequencing interface.

”Creating modern music should be more about music and less about technology” says Henrik Lenberg, co­-founder and CEO of Auxy. “A lot of people would love to make modern music but feel it’s too complicated to get started. Our app removes technical barriers to give everyone a better experience.” Continue reading

MIDI Over Bluetooth With Yosemite, iOS 8 & Ableton Live

When major system upgrades are released – like the recent OS X and iOS updates – many musicians like to wait a few months before upgrading, to avoid compatibility issues.

And then there’s guys like Colin Swinney of The Sound Test Room, who’s exploring the new MIDI over Bluetooth available with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.

In the video above, he demonstrates using Ableton Live to wirelessly (over Bluetooth LE) sequence Caramel running on his iPad.

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MiMiX Audiobus Mixer Now Available

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MiMiX – a new mixing app for Audiobus – is now available.

Here’s what the developer has to say about MiMiX:

With MiMiX You can take total control of mixing of Your favorite Audiobus enabled apps’ outputs in the most convenient way. Just insert MiMiX into the Output Slot of Audiobus, even into multiple chains to mix the sound of the connected input or effect apps. You can even insert MiMIX into the input slot to send the mix to an other app, like a DAV to record the mix.

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Crystalline ‘Eno Effect’ Updated With Ducking, BPM Sync Delays & New MIDI Options

crystallineHolderness Media has released a major update to its Crystalline Shimmer Effects Processor, adding Ducking, BPM sync delays, MIDI clock sync, Bluetooth MIDI and more.

Crystalline creates ‘shimmer’ effects, similar to those used on classic Brian Eno/Daniel Lanois productions.

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Free App Unleashes Moog Theremini Synthesis Capabilities

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At the 2014 NAMM Show, Moog Music introduced the Theremini – a new take on the theremin that offers traditional analog control, combined with an advanced synthesis engine.

The Theremini comes with 32 patch presets – but when we talked with Moog at NAMM, they told us that they were working on a patch editor that would let you create custom patches for it.

Today, Moog released Theremini Advanced Software Editor, a free iPad app that unlocks the sound design potential of the new theremin. (Windows and OS X versions are also planned). Here are the details….. Continue reading