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Cakewalk releases ScratchPad music app for iPad

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Cakewalk ScratchPad

Cakewalk has released ScratchPad, a music app for iPad.

Designed for any music-creation enthusiast on the go, loop-based ScratchPad for iOS is intended to offer a fun and easy way to create compositions for music creation and live performance. Tweak, scratch, and stutter loops anywhere, any time: Create beats and grooves in seconds by simply dragging and dropping loops from any genre right onto each of nine Expression Pads. Then, manipulate them on the fly through a variety of performance-oriented special effects, including an XY filter pad. Tempos are locked in so loops are never out of sync, and users can record and play back performances directly from the app’s browser.

The app comes loaded with content—but users can also import their own loops via Dropbox for an even more creative experience. ScratchPad can also route to other apps through Audiobus for additional musical possibilities.

ScratchPad features

  • Remix and tweak an assortment of loops and genres.
  • Manipulate loops on the fly.
  • Record your live performance.
  • Never lose the beat–stay on time, all the time.
  • Import loops using Dropbox.

The app is available to purchase for $7.99 USD.

More information: Cakewalk / ScratchPad

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Positive Grid launches JamUp Plug HD interface for iOS

Positive Grid JamUp Plug HD

Positive Grid has introduced the JamUp Plug HD, a professional studio quality guitar and bass interface for use with recording and performance apps on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.

“Mobile guitar players are becoming more and more sophisticated every day,” notes Positive Grid Product Manager Calvin Abel. “What started out as amp/effects emulator apps—mainly used to practice at home—have now evolved into a whole new generation of professional tools for working musicians on the go. For guitarists that are particular about their sound, tone and expression, our new JamUp Plug HD ensures that signals are converted with the utmost depth and dynamics as well as least noise.”

Perfect for rehearsing, performing and recording alike, the ultra-compact, pocket-sized device improves on Positive Grid’s preexisting JamUp Plug by offering a pristine 24-bit/48kHz USB digital audio solution. The improved resolution significantly enhances signal-to-noise ratio (98 dB RMS), completely eliminating any feedback issues and bringing the manufacturer’s JamUp and BIAS apps to their full potential.

Equipped with a 1/4-inch input jack and 1/8-inch output connector for headphones or powered speakers, the JamUp Plug HD also features an input level control and three-color LED for quick visual monitoring. A green LED indicates that the JamUp Plug HD is connected, ready and working with the software; orange means that the signal level has been optimized for the instrument; and red warns that the input level is too high.

JamUp and JamUp Pro XT users will discover rich, crystal clear tone when plugged into the JamUp Plug HD. But they’re not alone. The flexible interface was also designed for maximum compatibility with numerous other mobile processing and recording apps, including GarageBand, AmpliTube, AmpKit, Auria, Cubasis, Audiobus, Loopy and more.

With its highly responsive circuitry, Positive Grid’s new interface allows musicians to “crank it up” and be ready to rock on literally any current iOS device. Docking directly with the iPhone 4/4s, iPod Touch 4, and iPad 2/3 via its 30-pin connector, the JamUp Plug HD also supports newer iOS devices via Apple’s 30-pin to Lightning adapter.

JamUp Plug HD features

  • Studio grade digital audio interface for iPad and iPhone.
  • Made for BIAS, JamUp XT, JamUp Pro XT, GarageBand.
  • Optimized for active/passive pickups for both guitar and bass.
  • No configuration, just plug in and play.
  • Easily adjust input levels for any instrument.
  • 3-color LED for status indication and input level monitoring.
  • iOS 7 ready.
  • Works with 30-pin port.
  • Works with Lightning port (via 30-pin to Lightning adaptor, not included).

The JamUp Plug HD is available to purchase for $79.99 USD.

More information: Positive Grid / JamUp Plug HD

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ElliottGarage updates EGSY01 synth app to v2.0

ElliotGarage EGSY01

ElliottGarage has announced version 2.0 of the EGSY01 analog synthesizer app for iOS, featuring InterApp audio, CoreMIDI, Audiobus and much more.

With EGSY01 you can create sounds without any limit, from modern ones to vintage analog ones, working with arpeggiator, step sequencer and FM, addictive and subtractive synthesis.

The totally brand new audio engine generate your sound mixing 2 oscillators with 4 selectable waveforms, and you can watch the sound created on the oscilloscope screen.

You can set the sounds through the panels “Oscillators”, “ADSR/LFO”, “FM”, “FX” and “Settings”, and play with any master keyboard or MIDI controller (CORE MIDI), or creating a wireless MIDI network, or again sending the audio signal to other apps with InterApp audio or AUDIOBUS.

The keyboard is touch sensitive, and you can modulate the sound by sliding your finger up and down on the keys or moving the pitch modulation (assignable to various parameters of the synth from “Settings” panel).

Stereo delay and Arpeggiator steps time can be synchronize in the BPM tempo panel, to generate incredible rythmic figures.

Changes in EGSY01 v2.0

  • Redesigned graphical user interface.
  • Audio engine revised and improved in performance (even for older generation devices).
  • InterApp audio (generator).
  • MIDI In from other app and MIDI controllers.
  • Panel with buffer size settings, voices polyphony and oscillosope.
  • New presets.
  • Help.
  • Panel BPM tempo, with tap tempo, tempo sync for Delay & Arpeggiator, and subdivisions (4/4, 6/8 and 8/8).
  • Arpeggiator – 4 different types of arpeggiator, gate, selection arpeggio octaves.
  • Step sequencer with selection from 4 to 16 steps and pitch values root, fifth, 1 octave, 1 octave fifth, 2 octave.
  • Setting for keyboard and arpeggiator portamento.
  • Stereo delay (can be synchronized with the arpeggiator).
  • Loading last preset at restart.

The EGSY01 is available to purchase for $8.99 USD.

More information: ElliottGarage / EGSY01

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TroikaLabs releases Vectorscope for iPad

TroikaLabs Vectorscope

TroikaLabs has released Vectorscope, a Polar and Lissajous vectorscope app for the iPad with Audiobus and external audio support.

Vectorscope is the perfect tool to analyze your stereo material. Whether you are a producer, mixer, recording artist, or student, we believe that Vectorscope will soon become an indispensable tool for all your stereo audio needs!

Vectorscope accepts audio coming either from an external iOS-compatible audio device or from an Audiobus-compatible app. Choosing one mode or the other couldn’t be easier: When the app is connected to Audiobus, the audio will be routed automatically thru it, otherwise the chosen audio source will be external — that simple!

Vectorscope features

  • Polar and Lissajous function plotting.
  • 2-Channel metering with peak, RMS, peak hold, and max peak readings.
  • Stereo balance meter.
  • Phase correlation meter.
  • Autoscale or manual scaling rates (1x up to 8x).
  • Adjustable scope fading rate.
  • 5 color schemes.
  • Mute Output button.
  • External audio and Audiobus input.
  • Total parameter recall.
  • High resolution graphics optimized for Retina displays.

Vectorscope for iPad is available to purchase for the introductory price of $4.99 USD until November 15th, 2013 (regular $5.99 USD).

More information: TroikaLabs / Vectorscope

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Positive Grid launches BIAS amplifier modeler & designer app for iPad

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Positive Grid has announced the launch of BIAS, the world’s most complete, accurate and versatile guitar amplifier modeler and designer for iPad.

Positive Grid BIAS

Equipped with 36 stunning replications of rock ‘n’ roll history’s most sought-after vintage and modern amps, Positive Grid’s new iPad app lets musicians dive deep into the guts of their gear to tweak every possible aspect of their architecture.

“Ask any guitarist what’s most important in a guitar amp app, and you’ll get the same answer: great tone,” says BIAS Product Manager Calvin Abel. “We didn’t think we’d be pushing the boundary by merely adding more bells and whistles to an amp simulator, so we threw out convention and focused instead on how to create the most delicious tone in as many flavors as possible. The result is BIAS, which allows guitarists to change preamp tube types, edit preamp voicing, adjust bias, audition various transformer types, swap out loudspeakers and cabinets, move microphone placement and much, much more. Never before have guitarists had such a broad palette to create their own dream amps and distinctive signature sounds.”

BIAS features

  • The most complete, accurate and versatile amp modeling available in the world.
  • 36 factory authentic amp models (28 guitar, four bass and four keyboard/vocal) included with the introductory release, plus the ability to custom-design a near-infinite variety of new topologies.
  • Factory categories organize amps by music genre and sonic impact: clean, blues, twang, crunch, metal, insane, acoustic and bass.
  • Fully customizable preamps, tone stacks, power amps, transformers, cabinets, panel controls and mic selection and placement—mix and match!.
  • Works the way guitarists think: tweak gain and overdrive, swap out tubes and transformers, change the cabinet and mic position, and shape the tone with different tone stacks and two eight-band equalizers.
  • Included room simulator adds depth and natural ambience.
  • Included noise gate nips noise in the bud with high-gain setups.
  • Save a virtually unlimited number of custom amps.
  • Quick presets recall up to eight favorites in turn with just one tap.
  • Seamless integration with Positive Grid JamUp Pro XT with one finger tap.
  • Works with GarageBand and other audio apps via Inter-App Audio and Audiobus.
  • Designed for iOS7.

The BIAS app is available to purchase for $19.99 USD.

More information: Positive Grid / BIAS

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Marcos Alonso updates Samplr for iPad to v1.3

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Marcos Alonso has released version 1.3 of the Samplr music app for iPad.

Samplr

Samplr allows you to make music and play with sound in a new and intuitive way by touching the waveform on the screen with your fingers. Explore the sounds melody and texture using the different play modes and create your music compositions with the gesture recorder.

Changes in Samplr v1.3

  • New Features:
    • New play mode: Arpeggiator.
    • MIDI Sync Input.
    • Recording overdub.
    • Dropbox import.
    • Tap Tempo.
    • Global Play/Stop.
    • New loops by Carles López.
  • Enhancements:
    • iOS 7 support.
    • 8 voices per sample.
    • “Open in…” for audio files.
    • Export to AudioShare.
    • Latest Audiobus.
  • Bugfixes:
    • Mono audio recordings on iOS 7.
    • Audio engine crashes.

Samplr for iPad is available to purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Samplr

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VirSyn updates Addictive microSynth app for iOS to v1.5

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VirSyn Addictive microSynth

VirSyn has announced version 1.5 of Addictive microSynth, a dynamic wavetable synthesizer app for the iPhone/iPod.

Combines the synthesis power of Addictive Synth with an easy to use 4 track loop phrase recorder.

It was never so easy to create beautiful sounds and driving loops. The unique dynamic wavetable synthesis allows you to explore an unprecedented wide range of sonic territory. From acid loops, crystal clear percussions, realistic human choirs to complex musical soundscapes nothing seems impossible with only a handful parameters to tweak.

Changes in Addictive microSynth

  • Audiobus support (Input).
  • Audio background mode.
  • Support for virtual MIDI input connections.
  • Support for Korg’s Wireless Sync-Start Technology (WIST).
  • Publish loops and recordings online with the SoundCloud audio platform.
  • List of loops/recordings with play function.
  • iOS 7 compatibility.
  • iPhone 5 graphics.
  • Metronome on Loop recording.
  • Many bugfixes.

The Addictive microSynth costs $3.99 USD.

More information: VirSyn / Addictive microSynth

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