iRig Mic + VocaLive At Winter NAMM 2011

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IK Multimedia introduced iRig Mic, a condenser hand-held microphone designed for iOS devices and VocaLive, a vocal effects app, at the 2011 NAMM Show.

C.J. Pierce of Drowning Pool and IK Multimedia’s Starr Ackerman show you what you can do with IK’s 2 new releases iRig and VocaLive and then proceed to simulate a bad drug tip with VocaLive’s voice effects.

VocaLive will have a suite of 5 dedicated real-time vocal effects (pitch correction, choir harmonizer, voice doubler, vocal morpher and de-esser) plus 7 effects tailored to vocal processing (reverb, EQ, compressor, delay, envelope filter, chorus, phazer) that can be combined on a 3-processor vocal rig chain.

MiniSynth PRO Gets Its iPAD USB MIDI On (Video)

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iPad Music Software: This video is a teaser for MiniSynth PRO with MIDI support, running on iOS 4.2 on the iPad.

All sounds in the video were recorded using USB MIDI support in MiniSynth PRO, as well as some sequencing help from its sister app, MiniDrum PRO. Note that this feature will be available in version 1.4 for users of iOS 4.2 or beyond.

The MIDI control keyboard in use is an M-Audio Oxygen 49, hooked up to the iPad via the iPad Camera Connection Kit.

via YonacSoftware:

Apple Trades Fart Apps For DJ Apps On iPhone, iPad

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Apple today announced updated guidelines for application developers, relaxing some previous restrictions and providing some direction for what they will and will not approve.

Here’s the gist of it:

  1. Don’t make crap apps
  2. Help Apple make iOS a kick-ass experience for everyone

Best line in the document: “We have over 250,000 apps in the App Store. We don’t need any more Fart apps.”

You can read the details of the new guidelines here. Continue reading

New iPad DJ App – MIXR

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iPad Music Software: This is a sneak preview of Mixr – a new DJ application for the iPhone and iPad:

Mixrs turntables look and feel just like real the real thing. To mix your music, all you have to do is touch the vinyl records with your fingers. You can play it, stop it, run it backwards and even control the pitch and scratch! To manipulate the sound, simply rotate the vinyl with your fingers, it’s that easy! Here’s a quick list of the some things Mixr can do.

Mixr Features:

  • Change the speed of the record by touch
  • Cue tracks, match beats with precision and control
  • Live EQ & FXs
  • Custom Intuitive Library. Realistic 3D Crate
  • Record your Mixes

via videopixil

DJAY 3 Puts Two DJ Turntables Into iTunes

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Algoriddim has upgraded DJay, their mixing software for iTunes, to version 3.

Many new features have been added, including Automatic Beat and Tempo Detection, Auto-Cut Scratching, Beat-Matched Looping, enhanced Audio FX, Automix Queue, Auto-Gain and MIDI Learn.

Algoriddim DJay 3 retails for $49.95.

If you’ve used DJay 3, leave a comment! Continue reading

Apple’s iPods Are Insanely Awesome!

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justanotherguy put together this condensed version of Apple’s recent music keynote address, which featuredL

  • Steve “really nice” Jobs introducing the new iTunes;
  • Jeff “really easy” Rubin demonstrating iTunes 9; and
  • Phil “amazingly great” Shiller showing off the latest iPods.

Is it any wonder people come away thinking that these things are smarter, better, really incredible and insanely awesome?

Amiga 1200 Techno Music

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This is a promo video for John Tracker‘s Amiga 1200 album, Cyber Techno. All 18 tracks on the album were created on the Octomed tracker app on an Amiga 1200.

via bazartist:

Jon Tracker’s track made on the Amiga 1200 titled Cyber Techno and promotional video to assist. This track and the Amiga Album will be available on iTunes soon.

Apple Rejects Nine Inch Nails iPhone App Over Objectionable Content

nin-logoTrent Reznor just announced, via Twitter, that Apple has rejected an update to Nine Inch Nails’ iPhone app.

The objectionable content?

The Downward Spiral.

Hmmmmm. Wonder what line of what song that was……….

Let me know what you think of Apple’s decision in the comments! Continue reading