Roland Aira Modular Customizer Now Available For Android, iOS, Mac & Windows

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Roland has released the Aira Modular Customizers App, a free app for Android, iOS, Mac & Windows that lets you customize the way its four Aira Eurorack effects modules work.  Continue reading

Cakewalk SONAR Update Adds Drum Replacer

Drum-ReplacerCakewalk has released the May 2015 “Everett” release for SONAR Artist, Professional, and Platinum.

“Everett,” the fifth monthly update since Cakewalk introduced the Membership Program in January 2015, includes the new Drum Replacer for SONAR Platinum. According to Cakewalk. Drum Replacer is the most tightly integrated drum replacement technology ever. Continue reading

Monoplugs Releases B-Step Sequencer 2.1 Update

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Monoplugs has just released version 2.1 of their B-Step Sequencer for iOS, Windows, Mac, Raspberry Pi and Linux.

B-Step Sequencer is a step sequencer for creating melodic loops, chord progressions, arpeggios, drum grooves and basslines.

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iPad Air 2 Now As Fast As A Laptop – So Where Are The ‘Desktop-Class’ Music Apps?

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Apple recently introduced the iPad Air 2. While initial reviews call it ‘the best iPad ever’, many also note that the improvements are ones that most people won’t notice.

“The problem was this.” writes Walt Mossberg, “The new model didn’t seem faster or smoother while running all my apps, perhaps because — like most people — I don’t use my iPad for the most demanding video-editing apps or high-end games.”

For people that do run demanding apps, though – like mobile musicians – the latest iPad offers impressive performance gains. It blows away earlier iPads and other tablets.

Initial benchmarks show the iPad Air 2 to be 16 times faster than the original iPad, which was released about 4 years ago:

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Positive Grid Intros BIAS Desktop Amp Matching Plug-In

bias-desktopPositive Grid has launched BIAS Desktop – a new amp modeling plug-in (AAX/RTAS/AU/VST) for Mac and PC.

“Instead of providing a fixed number of amp models, BIAS Desktop represents an entire new concept on guitar sound: guitar players can now virtually design their own amps, using Amp Matching Technology to capture their golden tube amplifiers,” says BIAS Product Manager Calvin Abel, “and finally they can share or download thousands of amp models on ToneCloud, also we are currently working with worldwide artists and studios to expand this platform.”

Here’s the official intro to BIAS Desktop: Continue reading