The Pono music player – the high-resolution digital audio player promoted by Neil Young – has massive buzz. It was one of Kickstarter’s most successful campaigns. The Pono developers sought $800,000 in funding from the public, but ended up raising a staggering $6.2 million from people that bought into the idea that an audio player that played high-resolution… Read More iPhone Pwns The Pono For Listening To Music
Apple today introduced iOS 8, at its World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), being held June 2-6 in San Francisco, CA. While iOS 7 was a dramatic makeover, IOS 8 focuses on refining and polishing the mobile OS. Key Features: Faster and more intuitive user experience; iCloud Photo Library lets you use your photos and videos more easily across… Read More Apple Intros iOS 8
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: