TAL-Sampler An Analog-Modeling Synth With Sampling Sound Engine


TAL has introduced TAL-Sampler – a full-featured analog-modeled synthesizer with a sampler engine as sound source.

It offers a powerful modulation matrix and a high quality self-oscillating 24/12/6 dB low pass filter.

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STROM, An Incredibly Fun Sampler’, Now Available For iPad

stromDeveloper Jakob Penca has released STROM – described as ‘an incredibly fun sampler’ for the iPad. It also offers tight integration with the Elektron Analog Rytm.

STROM lets you record up to 10 seconds of audio, slice and sequence it and resample it to create something new.

The interface lets you sequence your source material in unique ways. You can always resample what you play, and you can even edit slices while you are playing them. Continue reading

New App, midi Sampler, For iOS

midi-samplerDeveloper Gianluca Natalini has released midi Sampler – a software sampler for iOS.


  • Import any type of sound and automatic generation of the scale of sounds (8 octaves)
  • Ability to store an ‘infinite’ number sounds using the archive of sounds (“Samples Archive”) of “midi Sampler”
  • “Samples Collection” with many sound samples free downloadable
  • “General MIDI samples” FREE library downloadable from the “Samples Collection”
  • Two independent keyboards multi-touch (24 + 24 keys) with independent octaves control for each keyboard
  • Ability to receive the MIDI messages from an external MIDI keyboard / MIDI device (with independent octaves control)
  • Filter for the MIDI IN messages
  • “Bending” control to change the sound in real time
  • “Sample Start Position” control to remove the initial part of a sound sample (eg silence) by specifying the start time instant of the sample (AUDIO CUT FEATURE)
  • “Sustain Pedal”
  • Multi voices (up to 96)
  • Default “GRAND PIANO” sample
  • Ability of “recording” of musical patterns during live performances:
    • enabling the recording (using the “midi Sampler” recording button), “midi Sampler” will record (audio file) the music played by the user using the keyboard (multi-touch keyboards or external MIDI keyboard)

midi Sampler is available for US $2.99 in the App Store.

If you’ve used midi Sampler, let us know what you think of it!

VoKey Sampler Adds AudioBus


Developer Terry Demco has released an update to VoKey, a software sampler for iOS, adding AudioBus support and more.

Here’s what’s new in VoKey 1.5:

  • Audiobus Support
  • Map to Keys – Select multiple regions of a sample to be mapped to separate keys on the keyboard.

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New iPad App, Beat Shuffler, Inspired By Monome mlrv

Big Robot Studios has introduced Beat Shuffler – an iPad music app that slices loops and allows you to sequence the slices. Beat Shuffler is inspired by the mlrv sampling instrument, for the Monome and other grid devices.


  • 6 tracks for loops.
  • Ability to import WAV and MP3 files.
  • iOS File Sharing import for exchanging files with the app.
  • A mixer.
  • A master channel with effects.
  • A separate channel for each of the tracks, with effects.
  • Available effects: Delay and Low Pass Filter.

Planned features include Audio Clipboard support to import loops from other apps and an expanded loop library.

Beat Shuffler is currently $2.99 in the App Store.

MOTO Shipping MachFive 3.0 – Here’s What’s New

MOTU MachFive 3.0

MOTU is now shipping MachFive 3.0, a major update to their universal software sampler for Mac & Windows.

Version 3.0 includes a new user interface design, an extensive 45 GB sound library, seven signature instruments based on new scripting technology, a new hybrid synthesis engine, licensed algorithms from the IRCAM research institute, and many other new features and enhancements.

Here’s a guide to what’s new in MOTU MachFive 3.0.

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