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

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Voice Jam Studio Now Universal

voice-jam-studioTC-Helicon has released an update to Voice Jam Studio – a vocal FX processor and audio/video performance recorder for iOS.

The new version of Voice Jam Studio brings with it some cool new looping modes, performance features and ‘Universal’ compatibility (iPhone + iPad).

Here’s what’s new:

  • Voice Jam Studio is now Universal – Runs on your iOS 8 compatible iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch devices.
  • Four powerful per-track loop synchronization options
  • Beat Sync: All actions are synchronized to the nearest beat
  • Loop Sync: All actions are synchronized to the wrap point of any other active track in the Loop Sync Group.
  • Serial Sync: Only one loop per Serial Sync group will play at a time. All others will be queued.
  • Free: Completely ignores the active tempo
  • Variable Speed Tape-Scrub, Reverse, and a new Stutter loop effect.
  • Overhauled internals for enhanced performance and a smaller footprint.
  • 5 Vocal FX radio-button presets. Store your 5 favourite presets in each session to be recalled instantly during a live performance.
  • Facebook video uploading. Share your recorded performance videos directly to Facebook with a single click.
  • Improved visual metronome.

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Tin Pan Rhythm App Designed For ‘Song Prototyping’

Tin_Pan_RhythmDeveloper Gil Carmel and team have released Tin Pan Rhythm, a song prototyping tool, based around chord progressions and acoustic instruments.

According to the developers, Tin Pan Rhythm is designed to be a “simple and playful” way to create music.

Carmel explains the philosophy behind Tin Pan Rhythm:

“As a game developer, I’ve spent much of my career optimizing for … human factors – doing my best to craft experiences that are engrossing, intuitive and self-teaching. I wanted to apply these principles to an app aimed at the “musical middle class”: folks who love music, maybe strum a guitar here and there or took viola lessons in third grade.

“My goal is to make tools that are musically expressive, accessible, playful and educational. They should be as fun as playing a real instrument. They should teach you something about music. They should let you make better music than you thought you could. And they should be designed for anyone who wants to use them.”

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New App, Rhythm Necklace, Lets You Explore The Geometry Of Rhythm

rhythm-necklace-appRhythm Necklace is a new ‘geometric sequencer’ for iOS, designed to let you explore the geometry of rhythm.

The concept of ‘Rhythm necklaces’ – circular representations of repeating patterns – comes from author Godfried T. Toussaint’s book, The Geometry of Musical Rhythm.

According to Toussaint, circular representations of rhythms show the underlying geometric properties that make them enjoyable, such as the degrees of evenness and symmetry.

And Toussaint has found that analyzing rhythms geometrically reveals relationships between rhythms the world over. For example, a core group of geometric algorithms are shared in rhythms iused in African, Cuban, Balkan, and Spanish folk music. Continue reading

Line 6 Puts Your Amp Settings On Your Wrist

The introduction of the Apple Watch has created both an opportunity and a challenge for music software developers.

There’s an opportunity, because so many musicians are already using Apple’s iOS for for music making, and the Apple Watch extends that platform. And there’s a challenge, because the idea of a wearable music platform, based on a mass-market smartwatch, is largely uncharted territory. Is there really a place for music apps on your wrist?

Line 6 isn’t waiting around to see – the’ve announced that their AMPLIFi Remote amp controller app is now compatible with Apple Watch. Continue reading