MoMinstruments releases Elastic Drums app for iOS

MoMinstruments has launched Elastic Drums, a drum synthesizer app for iOS in collaboration with CDM.

MoMinstruments Elastic Drums

Elastic Drums is a music app with 6 channels of synthesized drum sounds, a step sequencer and 4 fx channels, all tweakable in an elastic way.

The sound range is from analog “oldschool” beatbox to the weirdest effect drone soundscapes.

Elastic Drums features

  • 6 synth channels with 10 different percussion synth engines (kick, snare, hit, clap, tom, … fm, grain).
  • 12 parameters for each synth engine.
  • Automation for each parameter via knob recording or velocity.
  • 4 send effect channels with 2×11 mono effects and 2 x 9 stereo effects.
  • Automation for all of the 8 possible effect parameters via xy pad.
  • Master effects (stutter, delay, compressor …)
  • 16 step sequencer for the 6 channels, each with it’s own tempo multiplier & length.
  • Record audio and export to Soundcloud or Audioshare.
  • Email audio recordings and presets.
  • iOS 8 supported.

The app is available for purchase for the introductory price of $3.99 USD (regular $7.99 USD).

More information: MoMinstruments / Elastic Drums

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Primal Audio releases FM4 synth for iOS

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Primal Audio has launched FM4, a synthesizer app for iOS.

Primal Audio FM4

FM4 is a four operator FM synthesizer for iPad. Modelled on the first commercially available FM synths from the 1980s FM4 provides the same gritty sound, with a modern interface, and without being bound by the limitations of the original units. For example we have thrown in an arpeggiator, a thick unison mode, and a pitch envelope with a tweakable curve ideal for percussive sounds. Thus FM4 is capable of producing a multitude of sounds, ranging from punchy basses, crystal-clear bells, and lush pads, to organic textures, striking drums, and piercing leads.

FM4 features

  • 4 operators, configurable via eight different routings.
  • 3 sound engines modelled on 1980s hardware units.
  • 8 waveforms derived from classic FM synths.
  • Unison: 2x, 3x, and 4x — works in polyphonic mode.
  • Microtuning with eight different temperaments.
  • Arpeggiator, tempo-syncable with up, down, up-down, and random patterns.
  • Connectivity: supports Inter-App Audio, Background Audio, and MIDI (Audiobus is planned).
  • Polyphonic: 8 voices on iPad-mini/iPad 2, 24 voices on iPad Air.
  • 128 Presets organised into eight banks — user presets can be imported/exported through iTunes.

The app is available for purchase for the introductory price of $0.99 USD through December, 2014.

More information: Primal Audio

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Taika Systems releases Photophore for iPad

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Taika Systems has released Photosphore, a flock synthesizer app for iOS.

Taika Systems Photosphore

Photophore is a unique instrument that uses flocks of up to 100 sound generators to create rich, organic synthesizer sounds.

By controlling the behavior of the flocks you can make Photophore sound like a choir of synthesizers or, at more extreme settings, a swarm of angry insects.

Photophore features

  • Unique flock synthesis engine.
  • Up to 100 oscillators per patch.
  • Monophonic or polyphonic operation (up to 6 voices).
  • 6 oscillator waveforms (saw, square, pulse and more).
  • Low pass/High pass filter with resonance.
  • Dedicated amplitude and filter envelopes.
  • Stereo echo effect.
  • Arpeggiator.

The Photosphore app is available for purchase for the introductory price of $4.99 USD until January 10th, 2015 (20% off regular). Requires iOS 7.

More information: Taika Systems / Photosphore

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Elektron announces Black Weeks Sale

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Elektron has announced its Black Weeks sale, offering 15% off its products for a limited time.

Elektron Black Weeks

Swedish instrument maker Elektron announces the ”Black Weeks” campaign. During the campaign, all Elektron machines are discounted by 15%. The campaign starts Nov 28 and ends Dec 14.

The sale ends December 14th, 2014.

More information: Elektron

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Planet-H releases G-Stomper Studio for Android to v4.0

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Planet-H has updated its G-Stomper Studio music app for Android to version 4.0, a major update that comes with a complete new graphical user interface in addition to a huge list of feature upgrades.

Planet-H G-Stomper Studio

G-Stomper Studio is a Music Production Tool, highly optimized for doing Electronic Live Performances in Studio Quality. It’s a feature packed, Step Sequencer based Drum Machine/Groovebox, an Analog Modeling Synthesizer (VA-Beast), a polyphonic + a monophonic Step Sequencer for melodies, a Track Grid Sequencer for Beats, a Piano Keyboard, 24 Drum Pads, an Effect Rack, a Master Section, a Line Mixer and a Live Pattern/Song Arranger. Wherever you are, take your mobile device and start straight away creating your own music.

The integrated VA-Beast is a polyphonic virtual analog Synthesizer to produce complex synthetic sounds of any variety, designed for experienced sound designers as well as for complete beginners. So it’s up to you if you just explore the Factory sounds or if you start right away with designing your own sounds in impressive studio quality. Its sound capabilities paired with the intuitive and clearly laid out interface simply makes G-Stomper VA-Beast to the ultimate Mobile Synthesizer. You will be able to create the sounds you want, and you’ll do it faster than on any other mobile synthesizer.

G-Stomper is available for purchase for $7.99 USD.

More information: Planet-H

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