Apple today announced two new iPhones, the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c. The announcements were largely what people expected Apple to introduce – a more powerful top-of-the-line iPhone and a more competitively priced iPhone. The real news, though – and what makes today’s announcements relevant to musicians – is the state of performance on… Read More iPhone 5s Packs ‘Desktop-Class’ Power Into A Mobile Device
Wolfgang Palm has released PPG MiniMapper for iPhone and iPod touch. PPG MiniMapper is a performance synthesizer with a wide range of sounds for iPhone and iPod Touch. Key Features: New Sound map concept – create new sounds playful and experimental Map Recorder generates new programs on the fly Features the same audio engine that… Read More Wolfgang Palm’s MiniMapper Now Available For iPhone
Boris Blank has released Yellofier – an iPhone/iPad app that ‘makes anything into music’. Yellofier lets you record your voice, a musical instrument or everyday noises and then create music with your samples.
Sonuus has introduced G2M – a Universal Guitar-to-MIDI Converter app for iOS. According to the developer, Sonuus G2M delivers high-performance, low-latency, MIDI conversion for guitar and other musical instruments. The G2M app gives you access to the same technology of the Sonuus hardware G2M: Any electric guitar can be used as a solo MIDI guitar: i.e.,… Read More Universal Guitar To MIDI Converter For iOS, Sonuus G2M
RØDE has announced the iXY, a stereo microphone for iPhone and iPad with 30-pin connector. It’s designed to allow high quality recording at sampling rates up to 24-bit/96kHz. The mic is intended for recording live music, meetings, lectures, reporting, dictation and sound design, and also is ideal for use on-camera as a dual-system recorder for DSLR.
Developer Gregorio Zanon has announced that uPhase+ – a pattern phase sequencer & synthesizer for iOS – is now available. Zonon describes uPhase+ as ‘a door to Interactive Minimalism’. Here’s a demo of the app in action, being used for a cover of Steve Reich’s Piano Phase:
Sunsine Audio has released Impact, a set of 64 new presets for Impaktor. The pack makes full use of every aspect of both synthesis engines. Physical Modeling is explored through the “Membrane” and “Resonator” sections, Noise Shaping through the “Noise + Vocoder” section, and Frequency Modulation though the FM synthesizer section. Many of the presets contain… Read More 64 Presets For Impaktor
Sunsine Audio has introduced BitCode – a library of 154 presets or “codes” for Kymatica’s BitWiz Audio Synth. Each code began randomly, and was then altered to make it more appealing; adding and subtracting variables, changing constants, etc. Support was added for the XY pad on almost every single code, resulting in potential changes ranging from… Read More BitCode Presets For BitWiz Audio Synth