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White Noise Audio Software updates bleep!BOX to v1.1

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bleep!BOX - Sequence

White Noise Audio Software has released version 1.1 of bleep!BOX, an analog synth/drum machine for the iPhone.

White Noise Audio Software asked users of its debut iPhone music app, bleep!BOX, what they most wanted to see in the next update. White Noise heard them loud and clear and delivered upgrades plus a free version so that potential users can try before they buy.

The updated version includes a new sequencing mode that allows users to make songs out of multiple patterns. New transfer and recording modes allow users to save sounds to their computers and share files with friends. Interface additions streamline workflow.

New in bleep!BOX v1.1

  • Song mode – lets you take up to 16 patterns and sequence them however you like. Patterns can also be switched live for some sweet jam sessions.
  • .WAV recording – Now you can directly record your patterns and performances to a.WAV file. Includes slice points for easy trimming. This will make it easy to incorporate your bleep!BOX loops into your desktop applications.
  • Export via built in http server. Download your patches, songs and to your PC or upload new ones to your iPhone, all over Wifi.
  • UI Additions – Added a handy trigger button to the edit page, so you can hear the sound you are editing without having to create a pattern sequence. Also added arrows on all sliders for easy value increment / decrement.
  • Init button – Now it’s even easier to start from a clean slate.

bleep!BOX is available from the iTunes App Store for $9.99 USD. A free bleep!BOX Player version is available to allow users to do everything they can do in bleep!BOX, except for the ability to save.

More information: bleep!BOX


WaveMachine Labs releases iGOG

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WaveMachine Labs iGOG

WaveMachine Labs has released iGOG, a drum machine app for the Apple iPhone / iPod Touch.

iGOG uses WaveMachine Labs own patent-pending VelAUcity technology to accurately measure how hard the pads are hit and dynamically respond. iGOG’s drum sounds are based on Drumagog — it plays standard Drumagog files, providing up to 384 multisamples per drum. iGOG also features a mic trigger mode which works like Drumagog, allowing you to trigger drum sounds using the iPhone’s built-in mic. Just tap your desk and iGOG turns it into a drumkit.

iGOG for iPhone features

  • VelAUcity – iGOG’s proprietary VelAUcity technology does the unthinkable and turns the iPhone’s screen into touch sensitive drum pads. Play loud, play soft, or play a full-blown crescendo on a crash cymbal, iGOG will capture every nuance of your performance. Just plug in your headphones and start playing. NOTE: VelAUcity is only available on iPhone devices. if you’re using an iPod Touch, VelAUcity is disabled.
  • Multi Samples – iGOG uses Drumagog’s powerful playback engine to create life-like drum sounds. Each drum pad can contain up to several hundred samples, each recorded at various dynamic levels. Tap the snare pad gently and iGOG responds with a softly played snare.
  • Sequencer – iGOG’s sequencer allows you to record midi sequences, which can be played back either within iGOG or exported to your computer. iGOG can also import standard midi files.
  • File Management – iGOG features a Mixdown mode, which creates a .wav file of the sequence you’ve recorded. File Transfer allows you to move files back and forth from iGOG and your computer. iGOG allows you to record drum parts in perfect sync to an mp3 file.
  • Mic Trigger Mode – In this mode, you can play drums simply by striking other objects (a table, your knee, etc.).
  • Multi-Positional Pads – iGOG’s Multi-Positional Pads allow hi-hats and cymbals to shine. Alternate between open hats, closed hats, or even hit a semi-open hi-hat. Play the ride cymbal and work your way from the edge to the bell, iGOG will capture every nuance.
  • Additional Kits – iGOG features a Kit Store which allows you to purchase additional kits.

iGOG is available for purchase from the iTunes App Store for $4.99 USD.

More information: WaveMachine Labs / iGOG


Elionze FingerBeat for iPhone / iPod Touch

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Elionze has recently released FingerBeat, a virtual instrument designed for creativity & self-expression inspired by retro synthesizers & samplers.

FingerBeat is a virtual beat-box instrument for the iPhone and iPod Touch that brings beat and loop creation straight from your mind to the tips of your fingers. Included, are cutting-edge sound sets for beat-driven styles (techno, hip-hop, dubstep, etc.) that you can play by tapping straight on the iPhone’ screen. Just keep the rhythm!

FingerBeat features

  • Step Sequencer: Making beats is easy as drawing and tapping boxes to generate unique sequences. Each color is associated to each channel type of pad.
  • Pitch Keyboard + Editor: While recording, the notes you play will immediately appear in the editor. Its easy to make changes and draw free-form to create / delete notes using your finger.
  • Multi-Touch Mixer: FingerBeat is built for user experience and live performance. Mix it in real time.
  • Pocket Sampler + Kit Edit: Record any external sound using the built-in microphone. Load any existing sounds in the library to mix-and-match you own kits.
  • Perform & Sing: Once you have programmed some patterns, connect to headphones and hear yourself sing over your musical creation. Conveniently change patterns with your thumb for live performance.
  • Low latency audio engine.
  • x8 Pads/Channels with Volume, Balance Mixer + Mute functions.
  • x6 Pattern blocks per Kit.
  • x6 Themed Skins + User Photo option using iPhone camera or gallery.
  • x16 Kits “x8 User”.
  • Built in sounds + kit templates.
  • 16bit Sampler using internal microphone.
  • Ability to use microphone with external speaker source (designed for iPhone & iPod Touch 2nd generation. Works on iPod 1st gen but requires microphone).
  • Demo Patterns.

FingerBeat is available for purchase from the iTunes App Store for $3.99 USD.

More information: FingerBeat


White Noise Audio Software releases bleep!BOX

bleep!BOX - Sequence

White Noise Audio Software has released bleep!BOX, an analog synth/drum machine for the iPhone.

It uses NO SAMPLES – all sounds are generated live, so you tweak to your heart’s content. bleep!BOX is not just a simple toy like so many other iPhone music apps. You can write real music with it!

bleep!BOX features

  • 10 Synth / Drum parts (aka voices).
  • 50+ Parameters.
  • Save patches and presets.
  • Live performance modes.
  • Step sequencing + recording modes.
  • Parameter automation.
  • Realtime processing – NO SAMPLES.

bleep!BOX is available from the iTunes App Store for $9.99 USD.

More information: bleep!BOX


IK Multimedia releases GrooveMaker for iPhone/iPod Touch

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IK Multimedia GrooveMaker

IK Multimedia has released GrooveMaker for iPhone/iPod Touch.

With GrooveMaker you now have access to a completely new way of making music with audio loops. Thanks to our patented “groove generator” technology you can automatically remix the included loops in virtually limitless ways, with one touch.

Everything in GrooveMaker is done in real-time, without ever having to stop the music. It’s like working with a real instrument! You can add, remove, and replace single or multiple loops as you listen, so there’s no stopping your creative flow. Remixing is a breeze and a totally new experience. The composition is as easy as drag and drop and puts you at the controls of the music.

GrooveMaker for iPhone/iPod Touch features

  • Instantaneous control over 8 stereo loop tracks.
  • Massive loop library of drums, bass, bass-drums, lines, pads, percussion, effects included.
  • Play, Mix and Randomize loops on the fly.
  • Combine studio-quality loops to produce a million possible grooves.
  • Manipulate loops in real time (pan, volume, mute, solo, group, tempo).
  • Arrange grooves easily with drag and drop to create full-length tracks.
  • Save, preview and recall your mixed tracks.
  • Upload your tracks as hi-quality WAV file to your Mac/PC (Wi-Fi network required).
  • Interactive Help feature allows for quick learning, simply follow the indicated steps.

Currently there are 4 GrooveMaker applications available (4 more to come soon for every dance music style).

  • GrooveMaker FREE, House and Hip-Hop styles, 125 loops included (78-125 BPM)
  • GrooveMaker Club, 189 loops included (130-135-145 BPM), $4.99/€3.99
  • GrooveMaker Hip-Hop, 315 loops included (80-85-90-100 BPM), $9.99/€7.99
  • GrooveMaker House, 315 loops included (120-123-125-127 BPM) $9.99/€7.99

The GrooveMaker applications are available from the Apple iTunes App Store.

More information: GrooveMaker


Lucky Frame releases Mujik

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Lucky Frame Mujik

Lucky Frame has announced the release of Mujik, an iPhone application for making music in a fun, accessible, and intuitive way.

Mujik uses a revolutionary graphical approach that invites players to explore world of sound.

The simple and charming interface allows the user to make their own personalised music quickly and easily. By picking books off a shelf, flipping them open, and chasing the dust mites across the page the music becomes your own – or just float away on a sonic balloon!

Lucky Frame is an Edinburgh-based company that received critical acclaim with the Wii LoopMachine, creative music software for the Wii remote, which was featured on BBC Dragons’ Den, as well as magazines, newspapers, and television programs around the world.

The same approach that made the LoopMachine special has been applied to Mujik. Lucky Frame founder Yann Seznec says “Most music software is very intimidating and hard to use – we believe that doesn’t have to be the case! We make fun tools that anyone can use to make their own music. Mujik is unlike anything our there – it’s adorable, engaging, and musical. It encourages you to explore and discover the features and quirks. It’s not rocket science, it’s just fun.”

Lucky Frame has been supported by the British Council, where Yann was a finalist for the UK Young Music Entrepreneur Award, NESTA, which awarded Yann a Starter for 6 award, Edinburgh Pre-Incubator Scheme (EPIS) at the University of Edinburgh, and Scottish Institute for Enterprise.

Mujik is available through the iTunes store, and will be free for a limited time.

More information: Lucky Frame


Steinberg releases Cubase iC

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Steinberg Cubase iC

Steinberg has released Cubase iC, a remote control application for iPhone and iPod Touch.

Cubase iC transforms your iPhone and your iPod touch into a powerful remote control for Cubase 5 and Cubase Studio 5. Whether you are using Cubase in the studio or on stage, Cubase iC gives you fast and precise control of essential functions from anywhere within your Wi-Fi network’s range. Cubase iC gives you access to basic transport functions, allows you to monitor playback position and control the unique Arranger Track.

Application possibilities of Cubase iC

  • Recording – Cubase iC is of great assistance to musicians recording in a rehearsal room or home studio. With it, basic functions for recording different takes and parts are controlled via your iPhone or iPod Touch without using your computer each time.
  • Producing – Producers can access the essential transport functions from all over the studio. This comes in handy when recording and mixing and during listening sessions with musicians and clients.
  • Performing – Cubase iC controls the Arranger Track, making it also an ultra-cool live tool. Now you can start and stop the different sections of the song while playing live.

Cubase iC is available for download from the Apple iTunes Store for free.

Visit Steinberg for more information.


Image-Line releases Deckadance v1.5 + 20% discount

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Image-Line Deckadance

Image-Line has released version 1.5 of Deckadance, the DJ mixing software for Windows and Mac.

Deckadance 1.5 is available for MAC and PC and gains a new audio engine with an amazing high quality of the sound. Version 1.5 now supports batch beat-analysis of the songs (reducing load times/CPU load during a performance) and time-stretching/compression technology. DJs can enjoy new playlist design with variable font sizes, view modes and the ability to import iTunes playlists.

To aid setup, the input and outputs of the program now appear as stereo channels making installation and routing of audio inputs/outputs more intuitive. Finally, users can choose between “Auto” or “Manual” beatgrid analysis modes, on a song-by-song basis, according to their preferences and the complexity of the source audio.

Also new in Deckadance v1.5

  • Native support for the latest generation of MIDI controllers (Vestax VCI-300, DJ-Tech Kontrol One, Stanton SCS-3D, Hercules DJ Control Steel, EKS Otus, Omnitronic MMC-1).
  • Improved seek waveform that shows the start and cue points.
  • OpenGL render engine for Windows.
  • Unicode support for playlist/browser items.
  • Beatgrid move via mouse over the waveform.
  • Improved DVS engine when elastique time-stretching is disabled, etc.
  • Option to switch between the old and new sound engine by the improved interface of the setup panel.
  • Fully compatible with Open Labs DBeat portable DJ instruments.

Deckadance is available for purchase with a 20% discount until 20 June, 2009 (regular price is $179 USD for the Club Edition, $99 USD for the House Edition.
A fully functional demo version of Deckadance 1.5 is available for download here.

Visit Image-Line for more information.