PreSonus has announced it is shipping AudioBox 1.2, a free update that significantly enhances the performance and versatility of their AudioBox 1818VSL interface and also provides a number of new features for its AudioBox™ USB, AudioBox 22VSL and AudioBox 44VSL audio/MIDI interfaces.
The AudioBox recording systems get support for the AB1818VSL Remote app for iPad.
One of the biggest enhancements for the AudioBox 1818VSL is that support has been added for AB1818VSL Remote for iPad®. With this free app, you can control virtually every parameter in Virtual StudioLive for AudioBox 1818VSL from an iPad, including volume, pan, aux sends, FX buses, and Fat Channel parameters.
As a result, users can use an AudioBox 1818VSL and USB-connected laptop as a full-featured mixer/recorder for small gigs, rehearsal spaces, and mobile churches, with the iPad serving as a touchscreen mixing surface. In the studio, manage the monitor mixes from your iPad while dedicating your computer screen to a DAW.
A firmware update rescales the preamp tapers on the AudioBox 1818VSL to add more headroom; Virtual StudioLive for 1818VSL now sends all channels to outputs 7/8 (headphones) by default.
With the AudioBox 1.2 update, all AudioBox-series interfaces become compatible with USB 3.0-a rarity among audio interfaces.
This update also provides enhancements for specific AudioBox-series models:
The AudioBox USB gains a new, optimized Windows driver for improved performance and a new Windows control panel to adjust buffer size and sample rate.
The meters in Virtual StudioLive for all AudioBox VSL-series interfaces have been recalibrated to match the RMS meters in PreSonus’ Studio One DAW.
All AudioBox VSL-series interfaces have been integrated into Studio One™ Cue Mix, providing volume and pan control over monitor mixes with the same near-zero latency that Virtual StudioLive software provides.
This free update is recommended for all AudioBox-series users. AB1818VSL Remote is a free download from the Apple App Store.
Camel Audio has updated its Alchemy Mobile free iOS synthesizer app.
50% off the Pro upgrade of Camel Audio’s Alchemy Mobile synthesizer for iOS.
Alchemy Mobile v1.1.27 lets you move the remix pad using the new Tilt function to translate your physical hand movements into morphing sound changes, while Inertia lets these moves continue under their own steam while you carry on playing. Other new features include quantize to tighten up the timing of your recordings, as well as unlimited record, bounce and export times, further improvements to the keyboard and menu displays, more control over MIDI input and outputs, and iPad 3 retina display graphics.
The Pro Upgrade now lets you record remix pad movements to capture complex sound changes, bookmark your presets to make favourites easier to find, adds more complex quantize functions including triplets and a new ‘Clear MIDI performance and loops’ option. Upgrading to Pro is easy once you’ve installed the free version – just tap on the preset name in the upper left, switch to the Libraries page and select the Pro Upgrade to purchase.
Three new mobile versions of existing Alchemy libraries are now available on mobile, each featuring 50 presets across a wide variety of sound categories. Biolabs: Dark Space is a nightmare blend of science fiction and horror that is both fascinating yet strangely chilling, Dream Voices is a haunting medley of angelic solos, choral washes and intricately woven vocal gymnastics, while Luftrum: Ambient is a journey between worlds, from summer afternoons to the icy depths of space.
Alchemy Mobile is a free app for the iPhone and iPad. The Pro Upgrade is currently on sale for $6.99 USD/5.49 EUR/£4.99 GBP (50% off regular). Biolabs: Dark Space, Dream Voices, and Luftrum: Ambient are $4.99 USD/3.99 EUR/£2.99 GBP each. A free copy is available to those who own the Alchemy Mobile Pro Upgrade and the equivalent Alchemy or Alchemy Player sound library.
Chris Carlson is working on an iPad version of Borderlands, an interactive granular sampler instrument.
Demo video for the soon-to-be-released interactive granular sampler: Borderlands
This project is a mobile version of an audiovisual granular synthesis instrument that I built as my final project for Music 256a at CCRMA. The inspiration behind the original version along with early concept sketches and design details are presented here .
While the laptop version provides a large canvas and a great deal of RAM for audio files, the iPad’s multitouch capabilities offer a much richer interactive experience. I extended the instrument to take advantage of these resources and added a social/networking component to allow users to share their “scenes” and download the work of others.
Chris aims to have Borderlands for iPad available through the App Store by late spring 2012.
Propellerhead has announced the immediate availability of Figure for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Fast, streamlined and fun, Figure enables even an inexperienced musician to make amazing sounding original music in seconds.
Figure makes music making fun, fast and direct
Figure for iOS is designed from the ground up for mobile environments where users want to make some music fast. Even non-musicians will quickly be playing their own beats and songs with drums, bass and lead parts. With an incredibly easy-to-use touch interface, Figure offers a huge amount of control with simple gestures. Figure is deceptively deep, facilitating many ways to tweak sounds and parameters—making it entertaining and inspiring to use for a minute or for hours. With major synth power under its hood, powered by Propellerhead’s Reason, Figure sounds phenomenal too.
“In our foray into music making mobile applications we have discovered the interface and operating environment are, of course, different from a computer’s—touch, small screen, earphones, no external input devices, etc. However, mobile users’ aspirations are quite different as well. They desire immediacy, a diversion, to start playing fast and most of all to have fun,” says Ernst Nathorst-Böös, CEO of Propellerhead. “Figure fits those needs, giving people the great sound we’re known for in an extremely engaging way.”
Make songs with drums, bass and lead synth.
Play by sliding a finger across the play pad.
Always stay in key and on the beat.
No previous playing skills required.
Tweak and twist tracks on the fly.
Sounding amazing has never been this easy.
The sound of Reason on an iPhone, powered by Kong drum designer and Thor synthesizer.
Figure is available to purchase at the iTunes App Store for 0.79 EUR / $0.99 USD.
Gobbler has announced the release of its mobile app for iOS.
Gobbler for iOS allows you to manage your Gobbler account remotely. If you use Gobbler as part of your audio production workflow you will love this app as you will now be able to send projects while you are away from your computer.
Gobbler for iOS features
Your projects with you, everywhere: You can log into Gobbler at any time from anywhere, and locate the whereabouts and details of any cataloged project in seconds.
Remote file access: Access your files that have been backed up to Gobbler from wherever you are.
Remote file transfers: Transfer files directly from your Gobbler account using the mobile application.
No limits on transfer size or file types: Whatever your file size or type, Gobbler can send it.
Gobbler for iOS is a free download at the iTunes App Store.