Korg AudioPocket Now Available

korg-audiopocketKorg today released AudioPocket – an audio sampler for iOS that’s designed for capturing samples for use with the recently announced Volca Sample.

The Volca Sample – the latest member of the Volca line – is a sample mangler, playback device & sequencer. To keep costs down, though, it doesn’t not have built-in sampling capabilities. Instead, samples are managed using the AudioPocket app.

It’s a free download.

There’s no word yet from Korg on whether AudioPocket will be available for other platforms, or whether it will be possible for third-party applications to load samples to the Volca Sample.

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Mackie DL32R Wireless Mixer Lets You Control 32 Channels From Anywhere

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Mackie has introduced the DL32R 32-channel digital mixing system – a system built from the ground up with wireless control in mind. The mixer works with Mackie’s Master Fader for iOS.

The DL32R features complete wireless control over everything, including fully-loaded DSP and multi-track recording/playback.

“Early on, Mackie believed that we can bring the user incredible benefits if we just let go of old conventions,” explains Mackie Senior Product Manager Ben Olswang. “By ensuring that each and every feature can be controlled wirelessly without compromise, we are delivering benefits to users that were simply not possible before now.” Continue reading

Modrum 4 Adds Audiobus 2, Inter-App Audio, New MIDI Options & More

modrum-2Developer Markus Waldboth has updated MoDrum – a virtual analog drum machine for iPhone and iPad.

New in Modrum 4:

  • Redesigned User Interface
  • Added factory presets by Sunsine Audio
  • Added two packs by Sunsine Audio to the pattern store
  • Audiobus 2 state saving
  • Inter-app audio
  • Backup and restore projects using iTunes File Sharing
  • MIDI enhancements
  • MIDI over Bluetooth LE support (iOS 8+)
  • Native 64-bit support

Modrum 4 is available for US $3.99 in the App Store.

Retronyms Intros Wej – A Hub For iOS Music Making

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Retronyms – developer of iMPC Pro, iMini, iProphet and other iOS apps – has announced their first venture into music hardware,Retronyms.

Wej is a non-skid performance platform that lets you connect your USB MIDI controllers to your iOS music apps, wirelessly, over the new Apple Bluetooth LE MIDI protocol. It’s designed to be a connectivity hub for iOS music making.  Continue reading

SpringSound Physical Modeling Synthesizer For iOS

springsound-physical-modelling-synthesizerAnckorage Spring has introduced SpringSound, a new physical-modeling synthesizer for iOS.

SpringSound produces sounds by simulating interactions and vibrations of a set of activators, and masses connected to springs. The model offers detailed control of an array of features including:

  • gravity
  • bouncing
  • fluid and static friction,
  • mechanical limits,
  • non-linear functions, and more.

It can be used as a sound generator or as an effect, using its Audio-In feature, letting it be used as a physical-modeling effects processor.

Here’s a video demo of SpringSound:

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Free App Brings MIDI Over Bluetooth LE To iOS Music Apps

midi-le-bluetooth-midi-ios-8Developer Matthias Frick let us know about MIDI LE, a free app for iOS 8 that’s designed to bring low-latency MIDI over Bluetooth LE to CoreMIDI compatible iOS-Synths and applications.

The advantage of MIDI over Bluetooth LE is that you can connect compatible devices wirelessly, without the need for a Camera Connection Kit and other gear. MIDI LE routes the virtual ports of supported music applications via Bluetooth.

Frick says that, if your favorite application was working with MIDI over WiFi in the past, it will most likely work with MIDI LE.

Bluetooth over MIDI is a newly introduced feature in iOS 8 and will also be incorporated into OS X Yosemite 10.10.
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apeFilter Advanced Equalizer Now Available For iOS

apefilterapeSoft has released apeFilter – an advanced equalizer for iOS.

The graphic interface lets you design a precise and smooth frequency response by directly manipulating up to 36 Peaks Filters.

You can use apeFilter to sculpt sound using the embedded sampler or live from Audiobus or Inter-Audio-App Input.  Continue reading