New FM Synthesizer For iPad, FM4, Recreates Classic Yamaha DX Sound

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Primal Audio has announced FM4 – a new FM synthesizer for iPad, modeled on classic 1980s Yamaha DX series keyboards.

According to the developers, “Great care has been put into analyzing and replicating inherent sonic characteristics of the original hardware, such as internal quantization errors and digital-to-analogue conversion.” Continue reading

Cycling ’74 Releases Max 7 Visual Programming Language For Media

cycling-max7Cycling ’74 has released Max 7, the latest version of their visual programming system for audio and video.

Cycling ’74 calls Max 7 a ‘visual programming language for media.’ It works on Mac (OS 10.7+) and Windows (7+), and supports a wide variety of hardware.

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zMors Modular Synthesizer Integrates iPad, Hardware Modulars

zmors-modular-synthesizerMobile Only has introduced zMors modular – a new modular synthesizer for iPad.

Zmors lets you create patches using a variety of modules, but also lets you connect hardware gear with up to 8 USB outputs, for audio and/or control voltages.

Features:

  • 64 bit support
  • send up to 8 audio/cv to your modular synth via USB Audio
  • 32bit float audio engine with up to 16x oversampling
  • InterAppAudio up to 96K
  • Midi input
  • very low Storage usage
  • skinning with custom background images

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GForce Intros Oddity 2, Transports ARP Odyssey ‘Into A New Dimension’

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GForce has announced Oddity2, a major update to their modeled version of the classic ARP Odyssey synthesizer, manufactured between 1972 and 1981.

According to GForce, Oddity2 “transports the spirit of the original into a new dimension.” Continue reading

IK Multimedia Updates GrooveMaker 2, DJ Rig

IK_Multimedia_GrooveMaker2_DJRig_iRigPadsIK Multimedia has announced the latest versions of its loop-based “groove making” app GrooveMaker 2 for iPhone and iPad, and of its mobile DJ app,  DJ Rig for iPad.

Both DJ Rig and GrooveMaker 2 are now iOS 8-compatible, with native plug-and-play support for IK’s new iRig Pads MIDI controller

In addition, all GrooveMaker 2 users will be able to take advantage of the app’s support for Audiobus 2 in iOS 8, which allows for inter-app audio routing between compatible music apps.
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Auxy Offers ‘Beat Making Without Distraction’

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Auxy is a new app for iPad that the developers say is designed for ‘beat making without distraction’.

This is similar in concept to simple beatmaking apps like Figure, but Auxy offers a more traditional grid sequencing interface.

”Creating modern music should be more about music and less about technology” says Henrik Lenberg, co­-founder and CEO of Auxy. “A lot of people would love to make modern music but feel it’s too complicated to get started. Our app removes technical barriers to give everyone a better experience.” Continue reading