Figure Updated With New Drum Kits & Sharing Options

propellerhead-figurePropellerhead has updated Figure – it’s beatmaking app for iOS – adding new drum kits, additional sharing options and more.

Here’s what’s new in Figure 1.6:

  • Share your songs with your friends on Facebook and Twitter
  • Three new drum kits: Sonny, Code and Boom Bap
  • Bug fixes

Figure is available in the App Store for US $.99.

If you’ve used Figure, let us know what you think of it!

MobMuPlat Update Adds Audiobus Support

mobmuplatMobMuPlat (short for Mobile Music Platform) – a free app that lets you create custom audio software for iOS – has been updated to version 1.5. 

Here’s what’s new:

  • AudioBus integration (input, output, and filter port).
  • Menu widget, to choose item from pop-up list.
  • Button to invert interface.
  • Panels can optionally pass touches to scroll the canvas.

Here’s how you can create a custom app with MobMuPlat:

  • Get the MobMuPlat iOS app
  • Create a user interface in the MobMuPlat Editor
  • Create an audio engine in PureData
  • Drag those two files into the MobMuPlat Documents folder in iTunes
  • Play your app on your iOS device.

Here’s a video intro to MobMuPlat:

MobMuPlat is a free download from the App Store.

If you’ve tried MobMuPlat, let us know what you’re doing with it!

FunkBox Drum Machine Updated With Inter-App Audio, AudioBus 2

funkbox-drum-machine-iosSynthetic Bits has released FunkBox version 3.4, an update that adds iOS 7.1 support, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus 2 compatibility.

FunkBox is an iOS app that simulates the sound and look of vintage drum machines.

Here’s what’s new in FunkBox 3.4: Continue reading

Audiobus 2 Now Available

audiobus-2Audiobus 2 – a major update to the app-to-app audio routing app for iOS – is now available.

Audiobus 2 introduces a new interface and a number of significant new features:

  • New Multi-Routing feature (In-App Purchase) allows unlimited connections and effect chaining.
  • Presets let you save and share connections and the settings of the individual apps within your Audiobus workflow.
  • Multi-channel input hardware support.
  • New hardware latency controls

A list of apps that have been updated for compatibility is available in the Audiobus forum.

Here’s a video overview of the new features in Audiobus 2: Continue reading

New Sampler For iOS – Elsa

elsa-sampler-iosDeveloper Erik Sigth has released Elsa – a retro-style sampling app for iOS (Universal) with tempo based looping.

Elsa lets you record, save, load & reverse samples. You can play it with a multi octave on-screen keyboard or plug in a core MIDI device of choice, soft- or hardware.

Elsa comes with three built in effects, a reverb, a resonant low pass filter and a frequency/bit crush. Samples are looped in three different modes, one off, forward and/or forward-reverse. The start and end of playback also comes in three modes, one set of start and stop for all, one set per note and/or one set per octave, allowing for many different types of samples. Additionally at playback time, sample length can also be controlled by a set of sample dividers, 1-8.

Here’s a video demo: Continue reading

MIDI Editor Update Adds MIDI Clip Browser, iCloud Support

midi-editor-iosDeveloper Nikolozi Meladze has released a v1.2 update for MIDI Editor for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

MIDI Editor turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a music sketchpad. It works with your favourite synths and music apps that support MIDI input.

New Features in 1.2:

  • Added MIDI clip browser
  • Added iCloud support for MIDI clips
  • Added Undo/Redo
  • UI improvements
  • Bug fixes
  • MIDI Editor Features

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New Software Synthesizer, Nice To Be Your Friend Synth, Designed For Jamming With Friends

nice-to-be-your-friend-synthSecret Base Design has released a new software synthesizer for iOS, Nice To Be Your Friend Synth, that’s designed for jamming with friends.

Nice To Be Your Friend is Universal, and offers more than a hundred sounds, using a SoundFont engine. The app is polyphonic and multi-timbral and supports MIDI In/Out. Continue reading