“Elliott Garage’s latest app is an AUv3 drum machine, EG Pulse. It includes some nice features and drum kits; which I explore in this Let’s Play!
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Roland has announced the release of an intuitive and inspiring music creation app. Zenbeats runs cross-platform and is free to access on Android, ChromeOS, iOS, Windows, and macOS devices, allowing anyone to be creative—anytime, anywhere. The acquisition of Open Labs’ award-winning Stagelight app serves as the foundation for Roland Zenbeats, highlighting Roland’s ongoing investment in […]
“Apple is deprecating Inter App Audio aka IAA in iOS 13 in favour of AUv3! So it seems that the IAA protocol has hit its end game, but what does that really mean for iOS based music producers? To answer this question I got in contact with several prominent app developers, who’s apps most mobile musicians know about, due to their
Get ready for some tablet patching. A developer has revealed a port of popular open source modular environment VCV Rack to the iPad.
Synth Anatomy gets the scoop on this one. New Zealand-based developer Vitaly Pronkin has been working on a project that promises to put the free rack synthesizer platform on the iOS app store soon.
The most encouraging thing here is probably seeing an easy interface for adding modules from VCV and third parties. That would open up an additional platform for developers’ modules.
Don’t get too excited too fast – this is best seen as a proof of concept, especially since it forks an earlier version (0.x rather than 1.0). But it could be a good indication of performance on Apple’s tablets, and might well be the basis for a more polished, finished project.
VCV Rack 1.0 is licensed under the GPLv3, which generally is not allowed on Apple’s App Store. (There are some loopholes, as we discovered when licensing the iOS port of Pure Data, libpd – but that has to do with the fact that Pd itself is under a more permissive license, and patches, for instance, are not compiled.)
Another way to go if this is what you want – try running Rack on a Surface or similar Windows tablet. That also allows greater compatibility with your usual audio tools than you get from iOS, and without Apple’s App Store restrictions.
I’m still happy with Rack on a PC, where it can take advantage of some unique performance enhancements, and instead externalizing control. (Playing live, I don’t really want to be re-patching at all, but that’s me…)
“AppsbyDenis.com have developed a range of different apps that connect to your MIDI Hardware and synthesizers. With Fader Command you get a programmable MIDI controller with two built in MIDI LFOs allowing you to modulate more parameters on your MIDI hardware.
Denis talked us through the app and showed of some of the features.”
Gospel Musicians has announced the release of iFX Rack, an analog modeled virtual effects rack for your iOS device. In partnership with Overloud™, we have licensed the, ever so popular VKFX™ effects suite, which is included in the initial purchase. The VKFX suite is a meticulously modeled vintage analog effect processor, which aims to recreate […]
K-Devices has announced an update of its Shaper app, a multi-fx processor that allows you to redefine or totally destroy any kind of source. Version 1.2 includes GUI improvements, adding an oscilloscope and presets menu to the AUv3 version. Its clear, clean and minimal user interface lets you fall in love so fast with its […]