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Sonoma Wire Works announces Android Low Latency Audio Solution

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Sonoma Wire Works Android Low Latency Audio

Sonoma Wire Works announced it has developed a low latency audio (LLA) solution for Android devices.

Typical input to output latency on Android devices is between 100 and 250 milliseconds. Sonoma Wire Works’ LLA solution brings latency down to approximately 20 milliseconds.

Latency is the time it takes for sound to go into a system and back out. Low latency is essential to musicians if they want to use a device for real-time processing (e.g. guitar amp models and effects or input monitoring during recording). Latency above 25 ms is generally considered too high for input monitoring and live effects. Sonoma Wire Works’ LLA solution achieves low latency on Android with analog input to output measurements comparable to what is currently available on iOS.

“Musicians have been clamoring for a fix for high latency on Android. Sonoma Wire Works is proud to offer a solution that can broaden the device options for mobile music production.” – Doug Wright, president of Sonoma Wire Works

Sonoma Wire Works’ LLA solution for Android is available for license to device manufacturers.

More information: Sonoma Wire Works

Little Endian releases SpectrumWorx SDK 2.0 (incl Android support)

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Little Endian has announced the release of SpectrumWorx SDK 2.0, the first version that supports the Android mobile platform.

SpectrumWorx

The SDK will enable software developers to easily add a vast amount of sound effects to their Android apps, including: pitch-shifter, vocoder, freeze, autotune, echo, reverb, and many more. iOS, Mac OS X, and Windows versions of the SDK have also been updated to version 2.0.

“We are extremely happy to bring our unique sound mangling algorithms to this great mobile platform,” said Danijel Domazet, CEO at Little Endian. “Developers are going to be thrilled with simple yet efficient API that will enable them to easily add our effects to their Android apps.”

SpectrumWorx SDK has a small footprint, high performance and low memory usage. The API enables effect chaining – with over fifty effects to choose from there are countless possibilities for sound manipulation.

SpectrumWorx SDK 2.0 features

  • Sophisticated engine optimized for low CPU and memory usage.
  • Over fifty micro-effects (pitch shifter, classic vocoder, wah-wah, robotizer, wobbler, autotune, reverser, etc.).
  • Micro-effect chaining support.
  • External audio support.
  • Detailed documentation.

The SDK is available for evaluation and purchase immediately via Little Endian’s Developers web page. Pricing available on request.

More information: Little Endian

Vienna Symphonic Library releases Remote App for Vienna Instruments PRO

Vienna Symphonic Library has announced the release of its free Remote App for Tablet PCs.

Vienna Instruments PRO now comes with a free Remote App for both iOS (5.1 or later) and Android (4.0 or later) tablet PCs.

Use your tablet as a convenient external MIDI controller when recording in your sequencer, sending key switches and controller data for the selected Vienna Instruments PRO instance. Articulation switches and fader movements (such as Master Volume, Velocity Crossfade, Expression, Tuning, etc.) can be controlled and recorded instantly in real-time, and even multiple faders can be moved simultaneously.

VSL Remote App
Remote App for Vienna Instruments PRO (sequencer view).

Remote App features

  • Real-time wireless touch-pad remote control for Vienna Instruments PRO.
  • Control your Vienna Instruments PRO instances on multiple computers from one tablet.
  • Replaces MIDI slider boxes and complex key-switch setups.
  • Elegant screen real estate control, using your tablet’s browser – no download from app stores!
  • Embedded MIDI driver in your DAW for synchronized interaction.
  • Automatic Activation Mode: Automatically display on your tablet the Vienna Instruments PRO instance that is being performed via MIDI.
  • Unleash the power of Vienna Instruments PRO’s internal APP Sequencer with great sequencer control options (available when APP Sequencer is activated in a Vienna Instruments PRO instance).

The Remote App for Vienna Instruments PRO 2 (latest build) requires an iPad with iOS 5.1 (or later), or Android 4.0 (or later) with Chrome or Firefox browser.

More information: Vienna Symphonic Library / Remote App

n-Track Software launches free n-Track Tuner for Android

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n-Track Tuner for Android

n-Track Software has announced the release of n-Track Tuner for Android devices.

Tune your guitar, bass or other instrument with n-Track Tuner. Just put your Android device next to your instrument and play each string, the tuner will automatically recognize the note you’re playing and tell you whether you need to lower (green bar) or increase (red bar) the string’s pitch.

The spectrum analyzer provides a visual feedback of the notes played by the instrument and shows a small arrow to highlight the harmonic whose pitch the tuner is tracking.

For those who prefer to manually tune their instrument the ‘Diapason’ view lets you play a reference tone, ‘A’ (440 hz) or any other note that you can select dragging the frequency slider.

Already available for iOS, the free Tuner app is now available on Google Play.

More information: n-Track Software / n-Track Tuner

Quiztones ear training App now for Android

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QuizTones for Android

Quiztones founder Dan Comerchero has announced the release of an Android version of QuizTones, the popular ear training app.

Quiztones for Android is a frequency ear training app for amateur and professional audio engineers, producers, and musicians. Previously only available for Mac and iOS, it has helped countless musicians and audio professionals train their ears to instantly and intuitively recognize frequencies. This is useful when mixing, adjusting EQ settings, and identifying/eliminating feedback.

Audio professionals as well as amateur musicians spend a great deal of time analyzing frequencies, whether adjusting them for a good mix in the studio, or trying to get rid of feedback on stage. Ear training with Quiztones can make this a lot faster and easier by training the ear and eliminating trial and error methods of frequency identification such as sweeping.

Ever since Quiztones hit the market, Comerchero has been receiving requests to develop Quiztones for Android. “What can I say, the ‘when will Quiztones be available for Android’ emails just wore me down”, he jokes, and adds, “There were so many Android users asking for Quiztones, I literally had no other choice but to build it.” Now, Android users, too, can use the clever quizzes to engage in training exercises from sine waves and pink noise to real-world sounds like frequency-altered drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass and vocals.

Quiztones features

  • Sharpen your ears & frequency recognition skills.
  • Improve your mixing and EQ chops.
  • Prevent noise and frequency buildup in your mixes & recordings.
  • Eliminate the need to sweep for frequencies.
  • Quizzes included in Quiztones Android version 1: Sine Waves, Pink Noise, Piano, Drums, Bass, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar.

The Android version of QuizTones is available on the Google Play Store at an introductory price of $1.99 USD.

More information: QuizTones

Audiovapor releases Substance Volume 4 for Caustic 2

Audiovapor has announced Substance Volume 4, an expansion pack of all new sounds and samples for Caustic 2.


Caustic app Substance expansion sample pack demo – drum kits

Contained within are 7 full Beatbox kits (59 drum samples) and 49 PCMsynth presets.

All of the samples and sounds have been optimized or created especially for Caustic. The drum samples are punchy, tight and clear, perfect for most styles of electronic music. The PCMsynth presets include bass, lead, pad, and key sounds. All patches have been multi-sampled.

Be sure to also install all of the other Substance expansion packs for more Caustic content. Each pack is unique!

The sound pack is available to purchase for $1.25 USD. Requires Caustic 2 to be installed.

More information: Audiovapor

Smule intros AutoRap – Transform your speech into a legit rap

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Smule AutoRap

Smule has announced AutoRap, a free app for iOS and Android that turns speech into rap.

YO. This is AutoRap. It turns speech into rap, and corrects bad rapping.

With Smule’s proprietary “rappification” technology, AutoRap maps the syllables of your speech to any beat, creating a unique rap every time. Just TAP TO RAP, and the app does the rest!

As the lyrical master, Jay-Z, says “This is the death of Auto-Tune, moment of silence”. This is AutoRap.


AutoRap for Android and iOS [The Cornholio Test].

AutoRap features

  • Choose between talk or rap mode.
  • Pick your beat from freestyle or premium sounds.
  • Beautiful visualizations match the beat of your raps.
  • Don’t like the beat, just re-AutoRap it!
  • Share your creations via email, Facebook and Twitter
  • Listen to the Top Rappers and support them with loves.
  • Come back frequently to earn additional plays.

AutoRap is free to download for iOS and Android. The app comes with two free songs and you can earn Freestyle and Premium Plays, or purchase in-app Play Packs.

More information: Smule / AutoRap

Kriminal releases Drum Expansion Kit for Caustic 2

Kriminal has announced the release of a Drum Expansion Kit for the Caustic 2 music making app for Android by Single Cell Software.

Kriminal Drum Expansion for Caustic
Caustic 2′s BeatBox is a sample-based drum computer, featuring 8 stereo output channels.

Caustic 2 expansion features

  • 11 BeatBox drumkits (.wav) with presets (.beatbox).
  • Kits include Acoustic, Chakra, Degraded, Ethnic, Glitch, Jazz, Killer, Psy, Stretched, Techno and Urban.

The expansion is available to purchase for £1.99 GPB.

More information: Kriminal