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

Photophore Brings ‘Flock Synthesis’ To The iPad

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Taika Systems has introduced Photophore – a unique instrument that brings ‘flock synthesis’ to the iPad’.

Photophore uses ‘flocks’ of up to 100 sound generators to create rich, organic synthesizer sounds. By controlling the behavior of the flocks, you can make Photophore sound like a choir of synthesizers or, at more extreme settings, a swarm of angry insects.

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Mixvibes CrossDJ 2.0 For iOS Now Available

crossdj-ipadMixvibes is shipping a major new version of its iPad & iPhone DJ app, CrossDJ, featuring a redesigned layout, a new waveform view and more.

CrossDJ 2.0 offers an updated UI, improved usability, smaller app size and a faster app runtime, more accurate pitch-bend zone and a new waveform view.
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microSketch Lets You Experiment With Microtonal Equal-Tempered Tuning

microsketch-microtonal-synthesizerOp 133 Studios has introduced MicroSketch – an iPad music app for playing and experimenting with equal divisions of the octave other than the standard 12-tone scale.

WIth MicroSketch, octave divisions can be anything from 7 to 96.

The app is polyphonic up to the capabilities of your device’s processor (typically 24 voices) and multi-timbral with 16 ‘instrumental’ timbres.

The instruments are all fully synthesized (no samples!) using subtractive, additive, frequency modulation, the Karplus-Strong string model, VoSim, and granular synthesis techniques. Continue reading

PUC Lets You Connect Wirelessly To Hardware MIDI Devices

zivix-pucZivix, makers of the PUC wireless MIDI interface, have update their PUC Connect app for iOS. The update adds support for wireless control of hardware MIDI instruments.

The latest version of the free PUC Connect app, for iPad & iPhone, features the ability to send or receive MIDI via the 5 pin DIN port.

WIth this update, you can use the PUC to connect your iPad or iPhone wirelessly to hardware with DIN connectors.  Continue reading