Good stuff I hope they keep it going!
“This is a pilot for a proposed iPad and music show. We hope you enjoy the first attempt and welcome any comments or suggestions for future episodes. In this episode we look at some iPad mounting and protection options and also GEO Synthesizer, the latest App from Jordan Rudess’ Wizdom Music.” – youtube.com/user/sonicstate
For more info: sonicstate.com
I was thinking to myself the other day, “It’s been a while since SoundCloud added new features. I hope they keep innovating.”. Well it seems the Berliners have been busy getting us an iPad app. I think musicians are more keen on design than the regular person and that’s one of the reasons I like the new iPad app. It’s pretty.
“The iPad is a revolutionary device that has changed the way we interact with content of all types. Our amazing iOS and design teams have created a fantastic app to reflect this, enabling you to interact with the sounds shared with you in a very intuitive way.” – Soundcloud.com
For more info: blog.soundcloud.com/2011/10/27/ipad/
A new Moog synthesizer is here. The Animoog for iPad looks nice, has an X/Y Pad, a “Notes Follow on Screen” function (see video above), Rates & Orbits LFOs, touch keyboard with individual and polyphonic articulation, custom key scales, envelopes you can touch to adjust and more. In my fantasy brain I would have liked a true polyphonic hardware Moog with no controls on it; just a dock for an iPad and some Moog control software. That said, Moog is going what makes sense I think. You have to be in it to win it as they say and touch interface is something they need to cut there teeth on. At a .99 intro rate it also let’s everyone into the Moog world. The bottom line is it’s one of the better pro-audio apps for iOS and a creative tool in the hands of an artist. Download it now: click here
“Animoog is the first professional synthesizer designed for the iPad. Powered by Moog’s new Anisotropic Synthesis Engine, Animoog captures the vast sonic vocabulary of Moog synthesizers and applies it to the moderntouch surface paradigm, enabling any user to quickly sculpt incredibly fluid and dynamic sounds that live, breathe, and evolve as you play them.” – moogmusic.com
For more info: moogmusic.com/products/apps/animoog
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There are a growing number of sample/sample loop players on the iPad. RGBSOUND Pro is another albeit a pretty one which could find it’s place on stage or in an art show. I also found it interesting how by stoping/starting clips the loops launch at different times creating some nice Minimal style “get in your head” sequences. There is a free version for a limited time. I like it.
“By tapping the colors you play sounds and you launch infinite electronic loops, by shaking the device you change your music pattern.” – rgbsound.com
For more info: rgbsound.com
One of the nice features of the new Traktor Pro 2 (and S4) is that when you create a Loop it automatically saves it in a folder for use to use in your DAW or anywhere else. It also labels the Loop so you know what track it came from so you can give credit where do if you so choose. I’ve been building a nice collection of tidbits and started throwing them into the new meta.dj app with some interesting results.
“Are you half producer and half DJ? Has your style outgrown the abilities of 2 virtual decks, digital wax and a mixer?” – soundtrends.com
For more info: soundtrends.com/apps/metadj-1
The iOS music creation environment is devoloping. First we had great single purpose apps. Next there was audio copy/paste between some apps. Then apps like Tabletop showed up multiple devices in a single app. Coming soon we can sync multiple single purpose apps (video above). It’s starting to seem like this is all heading somewhere. All you old time mouse point and clickers (myself included) better sharpen your fingertips!
“Now you’ll be able to have your music apps talk to each other, while they run in the background, and use polychord to control them. In this video we show how polychord can control another app (MoDrum) running in the background — all through virtual MIDI, all without any cables. Polychord sends MIDI clock signals out, keeping everything in sync. Stay tuned — we’ll have even more exciting things to share soon as we test out polychord with some of the iPad synthesizers that are supporting this game-changing new feature.” – Shoulda Woulda Coulda
For more info: polychordapp.com
photo credit: Matrixsynth
Anyone who spent years using an Akai S950 can appreciate the power and easy interface of SampleWiz. The video above shows some awesome tricks you can try with this app. Well done!
“In creating this instrument I wanted to create something that would appeal to the sonic explorer in all of us.” – Jordan Rudess
For more info: samplewiz.com
I’ve been listening to a new podcast which covers mobile pro-audio apps called the Touch Sound Podcast. It’s well produced with news, interviews and plenty of good discussion. The hosts Nick Platers, Greg Pritchard, Sean Walker and Ashley Elsdon all know their stuff and talk for well over two hours. Highly recommended.
“In Episode #05 we talk about iOS and Mac OSX becoming one, TableTop, GrainBender Synth, Karajan, the upcoming Rhythm studio, VirSyn’s Addictive Synth, AirVox, Firestudio, Hokusai and tons more! Plus this week we interview two guests – John-Paul of Retronyms and Ian Bradshaw of Korg.” – soundcloud.com/touchsoundpodcast
For more info: touchsoundpodcast.com
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Nick from SonicState reviews the Alesis IODock. Basically you put your iPad into the dock and you get Microphone input (with Phantom Power), Balanced Outputs and Midi. I could use one of these.
“The iO Dock provides microphone and instrument users with two combination XLR and 1/4-inch inputs, each with its own gain control and switchable phantom power for condenser microphones. Producers can use the iO Dock’s MIDI jacks to sequence external keyboards, samplers, drum machines and synthesizers, or perform using the iO Dock as the sound module and their favorite MIDI-compliant keyboard, drum pad or other controller. An assignable 1/4-inch footswitch input enables remote control of any app-defined function such as stop/start or record. – alesis.com/iodock
For more info: alesis.com/iodock
I think the iPad makes a very good drum machine. The iElectribe, Funkbox and Tweakybeat have become essential tools in my arsenal. I have a new favorite called the DM-1 from Fingerlab. It has the two most important elements in music creation down pat. It sounds great and it’s very fun to use. I’ve been loving it so much I reached out to Fingerlab for the following interview…
1. Tell us a little about Fingerlab. Is it a one man show or a team? What city/country are you located in?
Based in Paris, France, co-founded by Aurélien Potier and Antoine Lepoutre during 2010, Fingerlab is a small group of independent workers, developers, designers and musicians. Fingerlab is born after the success of MultiPong our first App. For DM1,we have asked Jonas Eriksson (A designer from sweden) to do the graphics design, we discover him by his works on another projects as such as “76 Syntheseizer”
2. How long did it take you to create the DM1?
First Pascal Douillard work alone for half a year to create the prototype. After that, he contacted us in january 2011 in order to find some help to finish the App, the project was so exciting we couldn’t refuse !!. So it’s take approximatively 1 year to do the job.
3. Do you have a room full of vintage drum machines at the Fingerlab’s office? If yes please show us some photos!
4. I would love to see a Random pattern generator (per drum sound). Any chance you will be adding that to the DM-1?
We have so many stuff to add in DM1, i can’t make any promises. But it’is a good idea ;)
5. I would love to see Panning (per drum channel) added to the DM1. What do you think? Can you add that for me?
Yes, we are working on it.
6. Are you working on more pro-audio music apps? If yes, can you give us a hint as to what to expect next?
Yes we do, i cant tell you more today, but stay tuned ;)
7. What are a few other iOS apps you use (from other developers)?
Game we love
8. Where can Wire to the Ear readers connect with you on the net? Hit us with all the places to follow, spy and send you endless feature requests!
We are waiting for your request by email.
Thank you Antoine!
For more info on the DM1: fingerlab.net
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