Lemur iPad

Lemur iPad… enough said?

“The cat got out of the bag too soon.” – Secret

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This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on December 2, 2011 at 9:44 am, filed under iPad and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Sonic State iPad And Music Show Pilot

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

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on November 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm, filed under iPad and tagged , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



SoundCloud for iPad

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/

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on October 27, 2011 at 6:55 am, filed under iPad, promotion and tagged , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Animoog

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

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on October 17, 2011 at 4:03 am, filed under iPad, synthesizer and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



RGBSOUND Pro

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

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on September 27, 2011 at 5:44 am, filed under drum machine, iPad and tagged , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



meta.dj

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

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on September 23, 2011 at 3:56 am, filed under DJ, iPad, iPhone and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Sync iPad Apps on one iPad

The future of iOS music. Polychord virtual MIDI (BETA preview) from Shoulda Woulda Coulda on Vimeo.

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

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on August 20, 2011 at 6:02 am, filed under iPad and tagged , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



SampleWiz Tips

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

via Synthtopia

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on August 19, 2011 at 4:44 am, filed under iPad and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Touch Sound Podcast

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

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on August 15, 2011 at 8:04 am, filed under iPad, iPhone and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Alesis IODock

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

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on August 9, 2011 at 7:42 am, filed under iPad and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



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