TempoRubato updates NLogSynth PRO & NLog MIDI Synth for iOS

TempoRubato has announced the release of new updates of its NLogSynth PRO and NLog MIDI Synth for iPad and iPhone/iPod touch.

NLogSynth PRO

With new virtual Core MIDI, audio background operation and sync options including MIDI Clock & Korg’s WIST technology the updated NLog Synths will ground-break new and innovative ways for musicians to work with iOS devices. With now being able to interconnect apps running in parallel on the same device, we believe that iOS musicianship will reach a new level.

You can now play NLog Synths from controller apps like Audanika’s SoundPrism running on the same iOS device connected via virtual Core MIDI. In combination with NLog’s professional grade synth engine new exciting ways of app interaction and workflow are created for iOS users. Other controller apps like polychord by Shoulda Woulda Coulda or sequencer apps like Genome by White Noise Audio are supported as well.

Further, TempoRubato has implemented new synchronization options for its NLog synths. MIDI Sync in slave mode is supported for Core MIDI apps running in parallel on the same device like MoDrum by finger-pro, FunkBox by Synthetic Bits or Molten by One Red Dog Media as well as for synchronization with external MIDI devices like hardware drum boxes or connected DAWs like Apple’s Logic or Ableton’s Live.

The updates are scheduled for release in the iTunes App Store on Friday, September 16th.

More information: TempoRubato

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Shoulda Woulda Coulda launches Polychord Video Contest

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Polychord Video Contest

Shoulda Woulda Coulda Inc. has announced the Polychord Video Contest, a chance to win $500 USD.

We’re looking for a video that show the world why polychord is one of the best iPad music apps around. The only rules are that you show off polychord (and use it somehow in making your video) and that you don’t steal anyone else’s work (don’t use songs and/or imagery that don’t belong to you). Other than that, the video can be just about anything. It can be funny, beautiful, low tech, high tech, experimental, slick, cheap — whatever you envision.

Say you’re a songwriter — write a song with polychord and document the process. Perhaps you’re using polychord in a setup with a ton of vintage gear. Show the world how it works. Maybe you know polychord inside and out, and want to make a tutorial. There are tons of options.

On October 15th, 2011, the highest ranked video will be picked as the winner.

More information: Polychord

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Shoulda Woulda Coulda updates Polychord to v2.0

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Polychord 2

Shoulda Woulda Coulda has released Polychord 2, a music app for the iPad.

Polychord is drums, bass, chords, and accompaniment all wrapped into one.

Simply press one of the chord circles and your on you’re way to writing a song. Drums and bass follow the chords automatically, but the coolest part is probably the strum keys on the right: simply swipe your finger over the yellow keys (or chrome keys in version 2) to strum a chord.

Changes in Polychord 2

  • Record and share songs with SoundCloud.
  • Sleek new UI made in collaboration with Jonas Eriksson.
  • Palettes, so you can save your settings.
  • Palette f-keys, for fast switching between palettes.
  • Sine, Sawtooth, Triangle and Square Waves for each instrument. (We used an ‘analogue simulation’ technique for generating the synthesizer waves, which warms them up a bit.)
  • Bitshift features for drums: full control over the reduction of bits / bitrate, allowing you to completely decimate the sound or just add a touch of noise.
  • Basic low-pass filtering, resonance for each instrument.
  • Tremolo Depth controls.
  • Scale mode for the strum keys: rather than the strum keys playing the notes of the current chord, you can set them to numerous other scales.
  • Arpeggiator based on time-signatures. Full control over the speed and count of the arpeggiator — allows you to mix a different time signature over the beat. Arpeggiator now has all of the same synth controls as the other instruments.
  • The UI now highlights the last chord you pressed, rather than always highlighting the root-note.
  • Octave control for every instrument.
  • Precise BPM control, with text input.
  • A global on/off switch for Auto Accompany.
  • File manager for renaming/deleting/loading palettes, songs, etc.
  • Pitch bending on strum keys (sends out MIDI too).
  • Skins panel lets you switch back to the classic color scheme.

Polychord 2 is available to purchase for $9.99 USD.

More information: Polychord

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Shoulda Woulda Coulda releases Polychord, music app for iPad

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Polychord

Shoulda Woulda Coulda has released Polychord, a new music app for the Apple iPad.

Polychord is drums, bass, chords, and accompaniment all wrapped into one. Simply press one of the chord circles and your on your way to writing a song. Drums and bass follow the chords automatically, but the coolest part is probably the strum keys on the right: simply swipe your finger over the yellow keys to strum a chord.

Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experienced musician, you’ll love polychord. Write songs or play along to your favorite tunes. You can use up to 10 fingers at once on the polychord to create chord progressions, melodies and harmonies, and there are lots of beats to choose from. When you’re feeling retro, turn on bitshift to give polychord that 8bit sound.

Polychord for iPad is available to purchase from the iTunes App Store for $9.99 USD.

More information: Polychord

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