IK Multimedia has introduced Loop Drummer, a high-quality drum module that’s included in the new AmpliTube 2.9 real-time guitar-and-bass multiFX-processing and recording app for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad.
The programmable, loop-based drum section lets users easily create custom drum tracks and sync them seamlessly to the AmpliTube recorder.
Loop Drummer sports over 500 loops, which are available in a variety of popular styles including Rock, Blues, Country, Metal, Funk, and more. Loops are grouped in “Style Packs” containing up to 64 different loops for each of the available styles, which are organized in 8 “songs” with 8 loops each, including intros, outros, fills, and alternate parts.
In addition to Loop Drummer, the new AmpliTube 2.9 adds a handy new feature to the recorder, a pre-roll function that can be turned on and off. The pre-roll gives the musician who’s recording two measures to lock in on the groove before recording starts, making it easy to play in tempo from the very first beat.
Version 2.9 is a free upgrade for owners of previous versions of AmpliTube for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad and includes Loop Drummer with a free set of 8 loops from the Rock style pack.
Eight additional Style Packs (each containing 64 loops) can be obtained via in-app purchase for $3.99 USD each. The complete collection is available in the All Style Pack bundle, which sells at the discounted price of only $14.99 USD.
Abeem Live Technologies has updated the Rack Performer modular host software to version 0.99-beta.
This new version includes several important new features, mostly centered around MIDI and connectivity.
External instruments and effects can be controlled by adding instances of the new “External MIDI Gear” special module to the patch. This module acts as a bridge between the application and the external gear. It can be mapped and automated like any standard module, and appropriate MIDI messages are automatically sent to the controlled gear.
The new “MIDI output turbo mode” option greatly improves MIDI output events timing and reduces jitter by dedicating one CPU core to the task. This option works especially well when coupled with the “aggressive scheduler timing” advanced option. Both options are enabled by default when available on the host machine.
Incoming MIDI events can be filtered by type at three levels (per MIDI input device, per input channel or per module) and all modules can have MIDI effects applied to their inputs. The simple included effects allow to easily create keyboard splits, layers and merges.
MIDI can be freely routed between modules (interlinks) and plugins operating in pure MIDI mode (ex: VST sequencers) are now supported.
A lot of other improvements are also included.
Changes in Rack Performer v0.99-beta
External MIDI Gear (special module to control external instruments and effects via MIDI output).
Dual-Stereo Clear-Path Master Module (2×2 in + 2×2 out + clock).
As an introduction to Sonic Mechanics signature sound the elements inside have been meticulously selected to provide an insight into the respective SM titles. Within this Sampler you will find samples suitable for all genres of electronic dance music and specific building blocks for production styles including Dubstep, Future Garage and Trap Music.
And don’t forget use the included coupon codes for a 20% discount off the price of each product.
Sonic Mechanics Label Sampler 2 features
642 MB content, 24-bit quality.
40 Loops & Samples from Future Dub.
40 Loops & Samples from Future Dub 2.
40 Loops & Samples from Destructive Dubstep.
40 Samples from Dubstep Effects.
40 Loops & Samples from Underground Trap ToolKit.
The sampler costs £9.95 GBP.
Loopmaters has also announced a limited time sale on all Sonic Mechanics sample packs.
As Sonic Mechanics release their Label Sampler it’s a perfect opportunity to give everybody a 20% discount on all their products. Act now, the sale ends on Feb. 12, 2013!
Loopmasters has introduced Dope808, a sample pack by FatLoud.
We’re happy to present you Dope808. Is it another stock 808 library? Yes and no, but mostly… no. Sure, it is inspired by modern 808 sound and yes, it has all those big & tuned in key kicks, crispy snares & hihats, wide cymbals, snappy toms, cowbells, congas & other misc samples achieved by torture of our tape machines – but it’s not a big allround library of stock sounds. In fact, we think that this little library is a perfect companion for all your 808 and non-808 samples. It’ll defenitely bring some ‘fresh air’ to your drum patterns.
Completely royalty free material to use within your commercial compositions.
354 drum samples divided in to 9 categories: kick, snare, clap, misc, hats, cymbal, tom kicks, toms & congas.
4 formats: 16 bit WAV, 24 bit WAV, 24 bit AIFF, Maschine (tagged wav files, no kits).
100% compatibility with all modern software & hardware samplers.
A Tasty Pixel has updated its Audiobus inter-app audio routing system for iOS to version 1.0.2.
With Audiobus, the revolutionary new inter-app audio routing system, you can connect your Audiobus-compatible music apps together, just like virtual cables.
With a simple and clean interface, easily connect the output of one Audiobus-compatible app into the input of another. Use Audiobus to play a synthesizer live into a looper or multi-track recorder, or use one app to manipulate the live output of another.
Changes in Audiobus v1.0.2
New preferences pane allowing users to choose between a 512 and 256 frame hardware buffer size:
Choose 512 if you’re experiencing stuttering audio.
Choose 256 if you want the fastest response time for live play.
Only iPad 3, 4 and iPhone 5 default to 256 now, all other devices to 512.
Apps are now sorted alphabetically in the input/output/effects pop-over windows.
New status bar in the Audiobus main screen, showing current hardware buffer size and battery status.
Some minor bug fixes.
Audiobus is now available from the App Store for $9.99 USD.