Music software on iOS has evolved rapidly, from being scorned by many Synthtopia readers (remember all the Apptopia comments?) to becoming a major platform for electronic musicians.
While iPad music software doesn’t replace desktop DAWs and plugins for most users, it does offer a useful combination of mobility, multi-touch control and power.
Because of this, it seems like some of the most innovative new software synths are now being released for iOS and the iPad.
If you’re and iOS user, let us know what you think. What are the best software synths for iOS?
Developer TBStuff has updated TB MIDI Stuff for iOS, introducing the capability to customize the look and feel of your DIY MIDI controllers.
The update lets you use custom knobs, sliders, drum pads and more. Controllers for the microKorg and MiniV are provided that demonstrate the new capability.
Here’s what’s new in TB MIDI Stuff 2.1: Continue reading
Sunsine Audio has announced plans to release Beatmaker 2 and Nanostudio versions of drum kits and samples from Wavshaper.
The iOS versions will be available exclusively through Sunsine Audio, while the original Wav versions will remain available from Waveshaper. Both versions are priced exactly the same.
The first “converted” release is – STIX 305. Continue reading
Sunsine Audio has released their third set of 64 presets for Magellan from Yonac Inc.
Explorer 3 utilizes full XY pad and Mod Wheel support for all presets. Contains basses, leads, pads, keys, and arpeggiation sequences. Continue reading
Developer Matthias Schorer has released StepSequencer ST-S01 – a classical step sequencer for the iPad.
ST-S01 features two modes with either 16 steps or two x 8 steps, which are executed in parallel on two MIDI channels. Continue reading
At the 2013 NAMM Show, the MIDI Manufacturers Association is celebrating the 30th anniversary of MIDI by showcasing MIDI devices from the last 30 years.
in this video, Danielle of the MIDI Manufacturer’s Associates demonstrates how devices separated by 30 years of technological development can communicate because of their common support of MIDI.
The Commodore 64 is running the rare Sequential Circuits Music Sequencer, which is a hardware-based add-on that also adds MIDI IN & Out. The iPad is running Animoog, and connects to the C64 via an iRig MIDI interface. Continue reading