Mobile Music Making More Than A Trend – iOS Is Now Bigger Than Windows

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It looks like mobile music making – especially with iOS devices – is here to stay.

Sales of iOS devices, which have been increasing steadily for seven years straight, caught up with sales of Windows computers in June: Continue reading

LP-5 Loop-based Music Sequencer Updated

lp-5-loop-sequencerDeveloper Markus Waldboth has updated LP-5 Loop-based Music Sequencer.

Here’s what’s new in LP-5 version 2:

  • Inter-app Audio effect hosting support
  • Inter-app Audio host timeline sync
  • Import Zip files to the user library (Full version)
  • Launch scenes using a MIDI keyboard
  • Track mixer control via MIDI
  • Two new sound packs by Soundtrack Loops available for in-app purchase
  • Various bug fixes

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Griffin Technology Booth Tour At The 2015 Summer NAMM Show

At the 2015 Summer NAMM Show, Griffin Technology gave us a booth tour an an update on their new products for musicians and music studios, which they were featuring in their vintage VW booth. Continue reading

MIDIBrute Lets You Control MiniBrute, MicroBrute From iOS

midibrute-wideKai Aras has introduced MIDIBrute – an unofficial iOS companion app for the Arturia MiniBrute and MicroBrute synthesizers.

MIDIBrute lets you configure your keyboard’s software-only features from an iOS device.

According to the developer, MIDIBrute is especially useful when using an iOS Device together with your music equipment without a Mac or PC on hand, to quickly change your Arturia Brute synthesizer’s settings. Continue reading

FL Studio Mobile HD Adds Inter-App Audio & More

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Image Line has updated FL Studio Mobile HD, its mobile DAW companion to FL Studio.

The updated adds support for Inter-App Audio, 64-bit compatiblity and more.

Here’s what’s new in FL Studio Mobile HD 2.5: Continue reading

Propellerhead Figure Updated To Version 2

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Propellerhead Figure – a free groove-making app for iOS – has been updated to version 2. The update adds an arpeggiator, new drum kits, synth patches and more.  Continue reading

Free iOS Game Teaches You How To Play Steve Reich’s ‘Clapping Music’

steve-reich-clapping-music-gameTouchpress Limited has released Steve Reich’s Clapping Music – a free iOS game that’s designed to improve your rhythm.

It does this by challenging you to play Steve Reich’s ground-breaking work, Clapping Music, a piece of music performed entirely by clapping.

Steve Reich’s Clapping Music app is part of a research project, designed to explore if gaming experiences can help people learn musical skills.

Reich’s piece Clapping Music (1972) explores the idea of a phase canon. Two performers start by playing a simple rhythm together. One performer speeds up slightly, so that the two performers get out of sync, creating a series of new syncopated rhythms. The piece continues until, after cycling through 12 different 8th-note relationships, the two performers return to being in sync.

Here’s Steve Reich introducing the app: Continue reading