Korg has announced the Beat Boy, a new unit featuring a drum machine, recorder, and tuner.
Beat Boy is packed with features that allow guitarists or bassists to improve their abilities easily and reliably while having fun playing their instrument.
The functionality of four products is packed into this single unit; in addition to a tuner, there’s a rhythm machine covering 100 diverse styles, an effect section for adding sonic variation to your guitar tone, and a recorder that allows 16-bit/44.1 kHz recording of your performances.
So compact, it fits easily into the pocket of your gig bag, it’s the ideal partner for any guitarist or bassist.
Beat Boy features
Perform backed by 100 full-fledged rhythm patterns.
Use the tap tempo feature to adjust the tempo intuitively, or use the tempo adjustment buttons to make fine adjustments.
Adjust the volume of the drum machine to fine tune the mix balance with your guitar sound.
Tuner function ensures that your pitch is accurate.
Overdrive/distortion effect for electric guitar.
Recorder allows 16-bit/44.1 kHz PCM recording and playback.
Approximately 20 minutes of recording, with a maximum of 100 tracks.
USB port allows your recorded phrases to be easily backed-up to your computer.
Internal mic supports acoustic instruments.
Built-in speaker lets you immediately listen back to recorded sounds.
Beat Boy is scheduled for release in Fall 2013, priced at $89.99 USD.
Positive Grid has updated its JamUp guitar and bass multi-fx processor app for iOS to version 2.4.
Turns your iPad or iPhone into a professional grade Guitar and Bass Multi-Effects System.
Offers 60 industry-acclaimed amp models and effects, iTunes Jam player, phrase sampler, tone sharing and more.
Changes in JamUp v2.4
New Metal Signature Pack – a collaboration with three metal masters – guitarists Jeff Loomis (Nevermore), Ola Englund (Six Feet Under, Feared) and Keith Merrow. Now you can rock Jeff, Ola and Keith’s six signature amp models and six signature guitar pedals right in JamUp—from ultra clean to trash metal; delay, chorus, four-band parametric EQ to distortion and overdrive! All are certified and carefully developed by both the artists and Positive Grid.
New Bass Pack II: JamUp adds extra juice to fuel your bass engine with all-new historic bass amp models and effects. Includes four new legendary bass amp models and two highly sought-after bass pedals based on *Acoustic® 360, *Orange® AD-200, *Gallien-Krueger® 700RB II, *Fender® Super Bassman, *EBS® OctaBass and HPF Pro.
New Pitch Shifter: JamUp adds a real-time pitch shifter/harmony effect (via in-app purchase), simply controlled by your expression pedal. Using StompBox or MIDI footswitch with expression pedal , you can turn your JamUp into a real whammy pedal.
ToneSharing: JamUp offers world’s the first and only cloud based ToneSharing platform. The new redesigned interface (iPad 2 and newer device required) allows you to browse thousand of presets by simply looking at their effects chains and amp settings. With the power of our fast-growing JamUp tone community, now you can explore, like, comment, share and download over 5,000 artists and users presets.
Live View: Assigning your custom amp setups and effects chains in JamUp is easy and immediate. And now, JamUp adds convenient and elegant “Live View” displays—a fully assignable control interface with an ultra-clear format that gigging guitarists will appreciate, turning JamUp into a truly live friendly multi-effect system.
Increased Preset Slots: Store up to 128 presets for all your favorite sounds at the touch of a button!
JamUp XT for iOS is a free download at the iTunes App Store. The expansion packs are available as $9.99 USD in-app purchases.
IK Multimedia has announced the release of the iRig Recorder, a powerful audio-recording app that turns any mobile Android device into a professional field recorder, and makes it easy to capture interviews, music performances, rehearsals, lectures, and more.
iRig Recorder for Android is a free app and provides Android phone and tablet users with recording, multiple effects, and sharing features. It’s a powerful yet simple audio-capture app that can be expanded via in-app purchase to include waveform editing and additional effects processing.
Designed for ease of use and packed with real-world useful features, iRig Recorder is a simple yet powerful recording and audio-processing app that works with Android compatible IK accessories like the iRig MIC, iRig MIC Cast and iRig PRE as well as other compatible input devices.
iRig Recorder features
No set up required – just launch the app and hit record.
Auto record feature – the recording immediately starts as soon as the app is launched to catch the moment.
No recording time limit – the recording time is determined by the available space on your device.
Recordings are automatically grouped by recording date and tagged with geo location info for quick locating.
Extremely easy to use – simple editing lets you cut and crop your recordings.
Non-destructive editing – the original recording file is always kept as a backup.
Export your files in OGG compressed format and WAV uncompressed format.
Files can be sent via E-Mail, FTP upload, Bluetooth, copying from the phone via USB cables or from SD card or shared and stored via apps installed on the device.
High-quality audio processors automatically optimize levels and tone.
iRig Recorder is available now on the Google Play Store app for free. Editing, and additional effects processing can be added via in-app purchase for $4.99 USD / 4.49 EUR.
Marcos Alonso has recently updated the Samplr app for iOS to version 1.21.
Samplr lets you make music and play with sound in a new and intuitive way by touching the waveform on the screen directly 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 v1.21
Fixed crashes when using Multitasking Gestures.
Fixed loading of 32-bit (int) WAVE files.
Filter can be reset when it becomes silent.
Improved UI contrast.
Audiobus support improved:
Recordings can be quantized to bars.
Added support for buffer size changes.
Fixed REC button not active when recording from a filter.
Samplr for iOS is available to purchase for $4.99 USD.
IK Multimedia has introduced Loop Drummer, a high-quality drum module that’s included in the new AmpliTube 2.9 real-time guitar-and-bass multiFX-processing and recording app for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad.
The programmable, loop-based drum section lets users easily create custom drum tracks and sync them seamlessly to the AmpliTube recorder.
Loop Drummer sports over 500 loops, which are available in a variety of popular styles including Rock, Blues, Country, Metal, Funk, and more. Loops are grouped in “Style Packs” containing up to 64 different loops for each of the available styles, which are organized in 8 “songs” with 8 loops each, including intros, outros, fills, and alternate parts.
In addition to Loop Drummer, the new AmpliTube 2.9 adds a handy new feature to the recorder, a pre-roll function that can be turned on and off. The pre-roll gives the musician who’s recording two measures to lock in on the groove before recording starts, making it easy to play in tempo from the very first beat.
Version 2.9 is a free upgrade for owners of previous versions of AmpliTube for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad and includes Loop Drummer with a free set of 8 loops from the Rock style pack.
Eight additional Style Packs (each containing 64 loops) can be obtained via in-app purchase for $3.99 USD each. The complete collection is available in the All Style Pack bundle, which sells at the discounted price of only $14.99 USD.
Korg has announced the KP3+ Dynamic Effects/Sampler module and Kaossilator Pro+ Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer/Loop Recorder at NAMM 2013.
The KP3+ provides even more creative power for live and in-studio use while retaining the intuitive and user-friendly Kaoss touchpad interface.
It offers the original KP3 effects, sounds and features, plus 22 all-new, diverse effect programs for everything from various EDM genres to rock and beyond. All are complemented by an enhanced, intuitive pad illumination system.
Use the touchpad to control effects in real time.
A total of 150 effects ideal for DJ mixing and sound design; 42 new types including:
Vinyl Break simulates a turntable.
Ducking Compressor emphasizes the backbeats.
Newly-designed looper lets you freely manipulate loops.
Effects you can use for breaks in your DJ play.
High-spec sampling functionality.
Numerous functions to make your performance even more expressive
FX Release function controls the reverberation to produce a more natural decay.
Mute function cuts the input signal and outputs only the effect sound.
Pad Motion function records and reproduces your effect usage.
Practical functions that are easy to use during live performance or production
Eight program memories let you switch effects instantly.
Hold function sustains the effect sound.
Set the tempo with auto BPM, tap tempo, or the BPM knob.
Pad LEDs ensure high visibility even in the dark.
Highly expandable for even greater potential
USB MIDI allows for use as a powerful MIDI controller.
Store sample data on an SD/SDHC card.
Dedicated editor software for centralized management of sample data and settings.
The Korg KP3+ will be available April 2013 for a street price of $349.99 USD.
The Kaossilator Pro+ is a dynamic phrase synthesizer/loop recorder that lets you perform and create multi-layered music in any style – with just the touch of a finger.
The Kaossilator Pro+ is packed with 250 programs, including more of the cutting-edge synth sounds that Korg is known for. Like all Kaoss-based products, this versatile new instrument offers creative musical possibilities and intuitive control over multiple parameters simply by moving a finger across the X-Y touchpad.
Kaossilator Pro+ features
Freely playable synthesizer; simply touch the touchpad to play notes and manipulate sounds in real time.
A total of 250 sound programs (including drum program) cover a wide range of styles, including 62 new programs.
Loop Recording function allows intuitive performance and recording, and 4 infinitely stackable loop banks are available.
Numerous functions for unlimited performance possibilities
Scale/Key settings make it easy for anyone to perform with no wrong notes.
Note Range function lets you specify the horizontal pitch range of the touchpad.
Gate Arpeggiator function allows you to easily control phrases with the slider.
Pad LEDs ensure excellent visibility even in the dark.
USB MIDI allows use as a powerful MIDI controller.
Store recorded loop data and even externally –made .WAV files on an SD/SDHC card.
Dedicated editor software for centralized management of sample data and settings.
The Korg Kaossilator Pro+ will be available April 2013 for a street price of $399.99 USD.