Charge Your iPad While Using USB Devices

lighting-camera-connection-kitApple has introduced the Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter, a new accessory that may interest musicians using iPads for music making.

The Adapter lets you power your device, while you connect USB peripherals like hubs, Ethernet adapters, audio/MIDI interfaces, and card readers for CompactFlash, SD and microSD.

Compatible models include: Continue reading

Novation Intros Blocs Wave Beatmaking App For IOS

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Novation today introduced a new sub-brand, Blocs, focusing on app development and a new beatmaking app for iOS, Blocs Wave.

Blocs Wave is a music creation app designed for touchscreen beatmaking. Here’s a performance demo: Continue reading

New App For Live Remixing On iOS, C3N Loops

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c3n loops is a new app for iOS, designed for live remixing of loop-based music.

The interface is designed to let you navigate and play with loops on an ‘infinite surface’. Automatic tempo matching lets you mix anything with everything. And you can sync hardware and apps to c3n loops via MIDI sync and work with other apps via AudioBus.

Here’s a performance demo, with C3N being used as part of a hardware setup, with Korg Volca Keys and Volca Bass: Continue reading

Kymatica AUM An Audio Mixer For iOS

aum_6plus_smallKymatica has introduced AUM – a new audio mixer, recorder, and connection hub for your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

AUM is designed to let you connect hardware inputs and outputs, Audio Unit extensions, Inter-App Audio apps, Audiobus, soundfile players, built-in signal processing and filters, in any configuration you want.

Highlights include:

  • You can route anything to anywhere, with mix-busses, effect sends, audiobus ports, and external multi-channel audio interfaces.
  • AUM also lets you play hosted synths and instruments using the built-in keyboard or external MIDI controllers, or sequence them from other apps using Virtual MIDI.
  • Record mixes, individual tracks, or both, straight into the storage space of AudioShare (no copying of files needed).
  • Play back recordings, soundfiles and loops as channel sources in the mixer for backing tracks, further processing or mixing.
  • Route MIDI in any way you like using the MIDI matrix.
  • Synchronize everything with the sample-accurate transport clock and play in time with other apps or devices using Ableton Link, a new technology that synchronizes beat, phase and tempo of Ableton Live and Link-enabled iOS apps over a wireless network.
  • Includes built-in processing nodes for various stereo processing, Mid/Side balance and conversion, EQs and filters, limiting, clipping and saturation. Or use any 3rd party Audio Unit extension or Inter-App Audio effect.
  • All controls in the mixer can be controlled via MIDI, including parameters of hosted and built-in plugins.

Here’s a video overview: Continue reading

New Looper For iOS, LooperSonic

loopersonic-iphoneDeveloper David O’Neill has introduced LooperSonic – a multi-track audio looper and recorder for iPhone & iPad.

You can use it like a loop pedal to make loops, and then arrange those loops into complete songs with cut, copy, trim, paste, reverse, and undo/redo.

When you change the tempo, the pitch changes along with it, like a record player. You can use this to make a guitar sound like a bass, or to sing out of your range.

Here’s the official video intro: Continue reading