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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Five Reasons The New iPhones Are Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger For Musicians

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Apple today made its biggest announcements so far this year, introducing two new larger phones, a new mobile payment system, a release date for its new mobile operating system, a new wearable computer platform and more.

As with previous iPhone announcements, Apple tried to explain why this year’s models are Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger than the previous generation. And the new models are bigger, with tougher screens, faster processors, better camera and more.

Since Apple has established iOS as the leading computer platform for mobile music making, though, we though we’d take a look at the announcements to see what’s new that will be of special interest to iOS musicians. Continue reading

75 Presets For Sunrizer Synthesizer

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Alba Ecstasy has released Steam, a collection of 75 presets for Sunrizer synthesizer for iOS.

The patch library offers 75 new sounds for Sunrizer synthesizer for iPad & iPhone that are 100% royalty free.

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Take Creative Vocal Recorder Update Adds New Features & More

propellerhead-take-vocal-recorderPropellerhead has updated Take Creative Vocal Recorder for iOS, adding new features, a tutorial and other fixes.

Here’s what’s new in version 1.1:

Key New Features:

  • Song navigator replaces the scrub bar. It gives you an overview of the recorded spaces. Drag to scrub, or tap directly to jump to a point in time.
  • Redo mode now restores to the last audio change undone.
  • Tutorial walks you through how to use Take. Re-enable viewing it from Take’s settings.
  • Clearer UI for indicating the beginning and end of recordable space.

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