Arturia iMini v1.2, Now With iOS7 Compatibility

Thursday, Arturia announced an update of its iMini app, to version 1.2, an iOS 7-supporting update to its recreation of the 1971-vintage Minimoog monosynth for the iPad.

The advances to the iMini app take advantage of iOS 7′s built-in Inter-App Audio, allowing users to send MIDI commands and stream audio between apps on the same device. Using its new iOS 7-supporting INTERAPP AUDIO TRANSPORT feature, iMini v1.2 can easily connect and control other similarly-supportive apps.

The iMini v 1.2 update is free for current iMini users. And for every new customer buying the iMini app, Arturia will continue their tradition of making a donation to The Bob Moog Foundation. In turn, this supports the dream of building the Moogseum (Bob Moog Museum), the convergence of The Bob Moog Foundation’s goals of inspiring and educating people through electronic music.

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Cubasis Update Intros Improved Audio Engine & More

cubasisSteinberg has updated Cubasis – its mobile DAW for iPad – to version 1.6, introducing an improved audio engine and more.

Here’s what’s new in Cubasis 1.6:

  • New pristine audio engine with extended sample rates (44.1/48/96kHz) and bit rates (16/24-bit)*
  • Real-time playback of arbitrary audio file formats (44.1/48/96kHz and 16/24/32 bit) independently of the project’s sample rate and bit depth.
  • Up to 24 assignable physical audio outputs
  • Assignable metronome output and pan
  • MIDI Clock latency compensation slider
  • Audio input gain adjustment option for audio interfaces and external microphones

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Focusrite Releases Tape For iPad App

Focusrite Tape is an iPad recording solution with 2-track recording, instant mastering, customizable tape artwork and social media connectivity. Synthtopia talked about this iOS app earlier this summer as a tool to use with Focusrite’s iTrack Studio; the Tape for iPad app has now been released and is available for free in the App Store.

Users are able to record from the built-in iPad microphone, iTrack Solo, or even any Core Audio-compliant audio interface (including interfaces from the Focusrite Scarlett product series) and add “polish” with one button compression. Users can add titles and album artwork and share online via SoundCloud.

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Kraftpad – A Virtual Analog Drum Synth For iPad

kraftpadKraftpad is a virtual analog drum synthesizer for iPad that lets you create your own electronic drum sounds, using 10 different kinds of dedicated synthesizers.

Features:

  • Virtual Analog Drum Synthesizer (no samples used)
  • 10 Different kinds of dedicated synthesizers to easily create each drum sound
  • Kick, Snare, Rimshot, Clap, Hi-hat, Tom, Conga, Claves, Cowbell, Cymbal
  • 6 Pads (6 Voices)
  • 99 User editable & storable programs
  • Master Reverb FX
  • Real-time Looper for Live Performance
  • Wave file export for iTunes File Sharing
  • Exported files can be re-loaded to Looper for overdubbing

It’s available in the App Store.

If you’ve used Kraftpad, leave a comment and let us know what you think of it!

Master Record For iPad

master-recordiMusicAlbum has released Master Record -  a new recording application for the iPad.

Master Record can use any external audio source for record or can used as Effect or Output in Audiobus. You can also upload audio files for final processing or before mixing.

After recording you can cut any part of track, make fade-in and fade-out and dubbing track with applying all built-in effects. Then you can send the track to another audio application thru “Open in” option or use AudioCopy/AudioPaste. Built-in web access service gives you easy way to share files in your wifi network. Continue reading

KMI QuNeo, Now With ‘iPad Mode’

QuNeo_iPad_modeKeith McMillen Instruments, just announced the release of QuNeo v.1.2.3, which includes a new “iPad mode” for “truly mobile music making” with its QuNeo MIDI controller.

QuNeo’s visual feedback system has been tweaked so that it can now be powered via the iPad through its Camera Connection Kit or Lightning connector. With the same design dimensions (9.5″ x 7.3″ x 0.3″), QuNeo can use the same stands, cases and other accessories made for iPad.

QuNeo v.1.2.3 also has optimized firmware with a faster scan rate that increases pad performance. Users executing drum rolls or rapid percussive techniques will notice improved responsiveness.

Pricing and Availability. QuNeo is currently available at retailers worldwide, and retails for $199.00 USD. More information is available at the Keith McMillen Instruments website.

Focusrite Announces iTrack Studio

Today Focusrite announced the launch of its iTrack Studio, a complete system for recording music on the Apple iPad (or Mac/Windows computer) with “everything a musician needs” in the kit.

Based around Focusrite’s iTrack Solo, a 2-in, 2-out computer audio interface, the iTrack Studio kit includes closed-back monitor headphones, a studio-quality condenser microphone with included XLR mic cable, and a long 30-pin device link cable to connect the audio interface to the iPad. Record both channels of audio to Tape by Focusrite, a free iOS app (available Autumn 2013 from the App Store). Continue reading

Miselu Ditches Android, Announces $99 iPad Keyboard Case

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Miselu, which last year introduced the Android-based Neiro mobile music computer, has announced that it is ditching Android for iOS and introducing an iPad keyboard/case, the C.24.

The C.24 is a two-octave wireless music keyboard designed for iPad. The C.24 transforms from a protective cover into a piano-style keyboard at the touch of a spring-loaded latch.

The C.24 employs technology that has never been used in the music instrument space before. The semi-weighted feel of the keyboard is created by the use of anti-polarity magnets. Additionally each key incorporates an infrared emitter detector pair, providing real time analog position data to track the performance. This optical key tracking technology delivers velocity and monophonic aftertouch more accurately than traditional switches.

The C.24 also provides additional tactile controls in a capacitive ribbon controller that extends across the width of the keyboard. The bar is divided into two regions, each with 32 embedded LEDs for visual feedback. One region is configured to function as eight assignable buttons while the other is designed for analog expression such as pitch bend.

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