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.

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New Looping App, LoopTree, For iOS

looptreeCoding Cod has introduced LoopTree – a new looper for iOS.

LoopTree avoides the issues of destructive merging by, instead, combining your loops into layers. You retain individual control over your original loops and you can also control them as one using the new layer.

Features:

  • Unlimited number of loops (practically!)
  • Non-destructive layering
  • Beat repeat – sample, repeat and reverse loops
  • Filter – add variety with an LPF, BPF and HPF

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Audiomux 2 Adds Windows, VST, AU Support

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AppBC has released a major update to Audiomux, a software app that basically lets you use your iOS device’s USB cable as an audio interface.

Audiomux lets you stream audio to a Mac or Windows PC via the standard 30pin/lightning USB cable. It lets you integrate iOS apps into your music production environment, just like you would use a plugin.

Here’s what’s new in Audiomux 2: Continue reading

Animoog For iPhone Gets Major Performance Upgrade

animoogMoog Music today released an update to Animoog for iPhone, its Anisotropic software synthesizer.

The update improves support for iOS 8, 64-bit devices, improves Audiobus support, delivers a long list of bug fixes and more.

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Apple Bringing Audio Unit Plugins To iOS

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Buried in the deluge of developer announcements that Apple made at their World Wide Developer Conference yesterday was an interesting development for iOS mobile music making: Audio Unit Extensions.

Here’s what Apple has to say about Audio Unit Extensions: Continue reading

New iOS Looper Designed For ‘Drastic’ Mangling

poolpFlart Studio has introduced Poolp – a new iPhone looper that features 3 loopers, 3 send effects and 2 global fx, all tweakable.

Poolp is designed to let you to record your own samples and change them in ‘drastic’ ways.

Features:

  • 3 synchronised loopers
  • independant record length (1, 2, 4 bars and free) for each looper
  • independant direction and speed (0.25, 0.5, 1, 2) for each looper
  • one low pass filter for each looper
  • volume and pan for each looper
  • 3 send effects: Reverb, Delay, Distortion
    2 Master effects: EQ, Autopan
  • Audio input and resample (pre/ post effects)
  • adjustable gain
  • adjustable loop points per sample (trim)
  • adjustable count in (‘record in 2 steps, 4 steps, or immediately)
  • Audio paste
  • Audiobus
  • global performance recorder

Here’s a video demo of Poolp in action: Continue reading