Oscillicious has announced that its JamDeck organic music sketchpad is now available through the Mac App Store.
Turn your Mac into an instant jamming, live looping, musical brainstorming studio.
JamDeck is organic music production software for capturing brilliant ideas quickly. It takes a new approach to music creation on the Mac, that lets you sit down and jam just like you would with a real instrument.
With nearly zero setup and an easy to use live looper, JamDeck is always ready to capture and help you build on those moments of musical inspiration. By combining the feel of an instrument with an easy live looping workflow, creativity just flows.
To celebrate the launch at the Mac App Store, JamDeck for Mac is available to purchase at the special price of $19.99 USD until March 11th, 2013 (50% off regular).
Loomer has updated its Sequent effect plugin to version 1.3.3.
Sequent is a modular multi-effects unit, the ideal tool for mangling audio on stage or in the studio.
Changes in Sequent v1.3.3
(feature) Keyboard entry of rotary parameter values. Rotary controls can now be typed directly into by clicking on the text value below the control.
(improvement:Mac OS X) Installer and all installed components are now signed in compliance with Mac OS X 10.8′s Gatekeeper system.
(improvement:Linux) When using the JACK audio system in standalone mode, the JACK Transport now syncs Sequent’s tempo, start/stop status, and playhead location.
(improvement) Step response on the filter, distortion, pan, and delay module parameters has been significantly reduced to allow for tighter control of sequenced automation.
(improvement) Changing sequencer patterns via MIDI keyboard can no longer cause audio glitches when using a realtime audio driver.
(fix) The Master sequencer will now correctly follow a host’s PPQ position, and restart in response to a host’s transport restarting.
(fix:RTAS) Fix for the right-channel muting when bypassing in Pro Tools when used on a mono to stereo track.
(improvement) Significantly improved UI response speed; reduced CPU usage when parameters are automated whilst the UI is open.
(improvement:Windows) Removed C++ runtime libraries redistributable requirement for RTAS plug-ins. The installer no longer installs the C++ runtime library redistributable components when installing the RTAS plug-ins.
(improvement) Routing and sequencing windows are now lighter and clearer.
(improvement) Factory presets now use a compressed pattern format, which are significantly smaller, and so improves preset loading and search times.
Sequent for Windows, Mac and Linux is available to purchase for £49 GBP.
Loopr is a low latency loop recorder and player for iOS.
Compose, practice, jam along, or sample audio soudscapes easily. Created by long-time expert loopers, it is focused on ergonomy and simplicity via one-finger controls but also hands-free MIDI pedalboard compatibility.
Synchronizing drum machines and sequencers is easy via its precise MIDI out sync. Enhance your live performance using automatic multi-layer ‘fast’ or ‘one-shot’ recording modes.
Loops can be exported as independent files (including tempo and time signature information), for you to share the groove or use with most desktop audio production apps (e.g. Logic Studio, Garage Band, …).
Loopr is CoreMIDI and CoreAudio compatible and enables you to use most popular iOS compatible interfaces.
Low latency recording and playback, to catch it when it comes.
One hand, thumb optimized screen controls, to loop along everywhere.
Efficient MIDI pedalboard ergonomy for hands free control.
MIDI time code out tempo synchronization, for all the electronic play-alongs.
Transparent on-the-fly saving of sessions, to save without a pause.
Easy exportation of separate audio files including comprehensible text-formatted metadata.
Loopr is available to purchase for the introductory price of $2.99 USD until the December 1st, then 50% off the regular price of $7.99 USD for a limited time.
Holderness Media has released Echo Pad, a real-time echo effect processor for iOS, featuring a unique delay and sound on sound looper controlled by a multi-touch XY interface.
Use the built in mic on your headphones, plug in a guitar, microphone, synth, drum machine, iOS device, or whatever you want using an audio interface such as the Apogee Jam or MIC, or one of the many other compatible iOS and USB audio interfaces. (Verified up to date list of compatible audio interfaces below.)
Echo Pad was born out of love for tape echoes, sound on sound loopers and noisy, dirty analog delay pedals. Echo Pad excels at hands on warping delay tones and controlled feedback, and is not afraid to get loud.
The app is available to purchase for the introductory price of $2.99 USD.
A Tasty Pixel has announced a major update to its Loopy live-looping iOS app.
The update includes a big overhaul of the app’s sophisticated audio engine, bringing an entirely new level of audio quality, responsiveness, and audio hardware support.
Loopy is an app that brings live-looping, an innovative music creation technique previously limited to the realm of expensive hardware and complicated computer setups, to anyone with an iPad or iPhone. Furthermore, the app does it in style, with a sleek and tactile interface.
Dub FX takes Loopy for a spin.
Changes in Loopy v2.3 / Loopy HD v1.2
Multi channel audio interface support.
Retina support (New iPad) [Loopy HD only].
Big improvements in punch in/out interaction and track gestures, generally.
Count-in quantize length setting.
Toggle track sync via MIDI.
Added Japanese localization, and updated Italian one.
Many assorted interface and workflow improvements.
Loopy for iPhone is available for $2.99 USD; Loopy HD for iPad (Universal version of the app) is $7.99 USD.
Sugar Bytes has announced version 1.5 of its Turnado multi-effect audio manipulation plugin, in collaboration with beat-boxer and vocalist Beardyman, who requested lots of useful improvements and features.
Sugar Bytes celebrates the Turnado update with a limited time promotion.
Beardyman about the update:
“There is quite simply nothing like Turnado on the market, so when it came to developing a multi-effects solution for the ground-breakingly complex live-looping system I’ve just finished building for my live shows, I was relieved to discover that Turnado was exactly what I needed to produce music live, in real time. Turnado’s control methodology and super low CPU overhead make it the only viable solution, and luckily it sounds amazing! Preset changes happen in under 2 ms, meaning one instance of Turnado can provide a world of options. However, there were many small, subtle but important changes I needed to be made to Turnado, and fortunately the guys at Sugar Bytes were eager to enhance Turnado with my suggestions and fulfilled and elaborated on many of the features I requested. Features have been added, existing features have been extended or enhanced and there have been some and extra modes implemented deep within the engine which all make Turnado my all-round desert-island multi-effect.
The Tonalizers can now snap to a variety of scales, and keys, quantisation parameters have been extended, the knobs can now send midi to enable Turnado-style automation-lane based morphing of any plugin in your DAW, LFO’s can now be made to snap rigidly to the host’s alignment, extra rhythmic subdivisions have been added to loopers and the stutter module, new delay and reverb modes have been added to enhance their usability and new sync options have been optimised in the form of extra modes.
As a true Turnado power-user, I can safely say that version 1.5 is a notable leap forward for an already world-beating plugin. If you don’t have it in your arsenal then I’m guessing you simply don’t own a computer.
So, in return for their invaluable input in helping me build my dream live rig, I’ve agreed to share some of my precious presets with you, you lucky human!”
Changes in Turnado v1.5
AAX Support for ProTools.
New filter modes for Pitch Delay.
New ‘Beardyman’ Filterpattern mode.
New Filterpattern Sweep Range option.
New Pitch Delay input options.
Multi Mode Filter added to Reverb.
New LFO Speed Multiplier.
New LFO host sync option.
Tonalizer scales added.
Tonalizer rootnote option added.
New Guitar amp limiter.
Pan modes in Spectralizer.
New Sync options for several FX.
MIDI out option.
Turnado for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS/AAX) is available to purchase for only 99 EUR/$119 USD until July 31st, 2012 (regular 139 EUR/$179 USD).
Boss has announced it is now shipping its VE-5 Vocal Performer compact FX processor and looper for vocalists.
The VE-5 compact and mobile personal effects processor and looper for vocalists.
Featuring a simple-to-use tabletop design that can be easily attached to a mic stand for performing, the VE-5 is perfect for singers, rappers, beatboxers, webcasters, and anyone that wants to have fun with processing vocal sounds.
The VE-5 inherits high-quality effects from BOSS’ popular VE-20 Vocal Performer pedal, including reverb, delay, double/harmony, and dynamics processing. Also onboard is real-time pitch correction and special effects processing via the TONE/SFX category. A built-in phrase looper lets users capture vocal performances with effects and loop them on the fly for exciting real-time presentations.
VE-5 Vocal Performer features
Easy one-touch operation.
Six types of high-quality vocal effects inherited from the VE-20 – Reverb, Delay, Double/Harmony, Dynamics, Pitch Correct, and Tone/SFX.
Phrase Looper adds impact to real-time vocal performances, including harmonizing and layered beatboxing.
Favorite Sound function provides immediate access to preferred sounds.
Ideal for live performance, as well as tabletop setups; mic-stand mount included.
Internal microphone for instant gratification.
Aux input for blending external music.
Battery operation for street performance (AC adapter sold separately).
The VE-5 is now available to purchase for $279 USD / 249 EUR.