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スキンも変われば気分も変わる、KORG iMono/Poly 無償アップデートバージョン

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KORGのiOSシンセiMono/Polyの無償アップデートバージョン1.1がリリースされました。このバージョンでは超有名ボードゲーム「MONOPOLY」とコラボしたスキンが追加され、メニューに表示されている「モノポリーおじさんのアイコン」を押すとインターフェイスのデザインが一変します。さらに、サイコロを振る(タップする)と新しいサウンドが自動的に生成される「ランダマイズ機能」も追加されました。iPhone版のスキンは近日中にアップデートされるのこと。4/22まで50%オフセール実施中。

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iOSのDAWアプリCubasisがAU MIDIプラグインに対応

Cubasis2.4とRozeta Bassline Sequencer

Cubasis2.4とRozeta Bassline Sequencer

SteinbergのiOS DAWアプリCubasisがバージョン2.4をリリースしました。本アップデートの目玉は「AU MIDIプラグイン」をサポートしたことです。普通AUプラグインというとプラグインシンセやプラグインエフェクターを思い浮かべることが多いですが、このAU MIDIはMIDIの入力にエフェクトをかけることができるもので、代表的なもので言ったらアルペジエーターだったり、鍵盤一つでコードを弾けたりするようなコードエフェクトなど、Ableton Liveなどにはすでに搭載されている機能ですね。Cubasis4.2のトラックパネルには新しくMIDI Effectsの欄が追加され、ここをタップするとサードパーティ製のMIDIエフェクターを選択することができるようになります。

そこで、どんなAU MIDIエフェクトがすでに発売されているのか調べ始めてみたのですが、これがほとんど皆無。でも唯一目についたのがRozeta Sequencer Suiteという9種類のMIDIエフェクターをパッケージした製品だったのです。物は試しに、さっそく買って試してみたのですが、これがなかなか凝っていて面白いのです。たとえばBasslineというエフェクトはアシッドベースラインをさらっと作れるモノシーケンサー、X0Xエフェクトはいわゆる808系のドラムマシン用シーケンサー、XYエフェクトはシンセのMIDI CCをグリグリとコントロールできるKaossPad系エフェクター、Rhythmエフェクトはポリリズムをさらっと作れるシーケンサー、そのほかアルペジエーターやLFOなど全9種そろって1200円。私のように、ピアノロールにMIDIを書き込み入力するのがもう面倒で面倒でたまらない人には絶対オススメです。

 

トラックパネルには新しくMIDI Effectsの欄が追加された

トラックパネルには新しくMIDI Effectsの欄が追加された

Rozeta XoXプラグインは808系のリズムシーケンサー

Rozeta XoXプラグインは808系のリズムシーケンサー

 

 

Cubasis 2.4のもうひとつの新機能は、iOS 11から加わった新アプリ「ファイル」をサポートしたことです。これまでもiCloudやDropBoxなどファイル共有に関してはいろいろと充実してはいましたが、この「ファイル」サポートによってファイルの共有はさらに便利になります。たとえば本家Cubaseとのファイル共有だったり、サンプルやループなどオーディオファイルの受け渡しなんかはめちゃめちゃ楽になります。

iOS11の新アプリ「ファイル」をサポートしたことでファイルの共有が便利に

iOS11の新アプリ「ファイル」をサポートしたことでファイルの共有が便利に

 

詳しくはCubasis 2.4紹介ビデオをどうぞ。

 

 

本家MOOGがリリースしたiOS版Minimoog Model Dアプリ

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Moog社が新しいiOSアプリMinimoog Model Dをリリースしました。対応ディバイスは64ビット対応のiPad、iPhone、iPodとなっています。

Minimoog Model Dはその名が示している通りMinimoog のModel Dハードウェアシンセ(価格$3,749!) をiOSデバイス用に移植したソフトウェアシンセです。このiOS版Model Dにはハードウェアにはない特別な機能として、4ボイスポリフォニック、アルペジエーター、リアルタイムのループレコーダー、ステレオピンポンディレイのモジュール、新しいタイムモジュレーションエフェクトBenderを搭載しています。さらにAUv3フォーマットに対応しているのでGarage BandやCubasisとの連携も簡単になります。またNote-per-channel MIDI controllers (MPE)を読むこともできるのでRoliやLinnstrumentのような新世代のコントローラで演奏することによって本家Model Dハードウェアシンセでは全く不可能なサウンドを演奏できるに違いありません。これは是非試してみたいです。

正直今となっては全く珍しいくないMini Moogサウンドですが、iOS版に移植されることで21世紀らしい新しい解釈が付け加えられるのが良いですね。今なら価格600円!その他のMoogアプリ(Model 15、Animoog iPad、Animoog iPhone、Filtatron)もセール中です。

公式ビデオ(↓)は昔々懐かしいサウンドをプッシュしているようですが、やはり本家Moogのアプリとなると気が引き締まります。

 

 

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Simmons Advanced App for iOS delivers in-depth sampling and editing for SD2000

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Roland R-07 wants to be your next recorder – and your phone’s friend

Smartphones have already changed how we think about cameras. So what about recording? The newest handheld in Roland’s popular line has one answer to that.

The R-07 is a handheld recording gadget, in the tradition of Roland (and Edirol) recorders past. That already suggests it could be a good choice. This year’s model has various high-quality modes and stereo recording, including built-in stereo operation.

Now, that already can best the internal mono mics in your smartphone. Plus, add-on mics are kind of a pain – they require different connectors, may make you worry about battery life, and then require you to position your phone in the recording location. Plus, phones generally speaking lack tripod mounts (even if there are some solutions to that).

So the R-07’s innovation is to both respond to the sleek, small design of modern phones, and to couple with your iPhone or Android phone for added functionality.

This doesn’t look quite like any handheld recorder we’ve seen yet from Roland or anyone else. It’s incredibly tiny, with a sleek design that seems more consumer gadget and less chunky pro audio device. It still manages to include one-touch access to important features, plus USB connectivity, audio jacks, and a built-in stereo mic. But it does so in a pocket form factor.

Work with the R-07 and your smartphone (hey, trousers have two pockets for a reason?), and the device expands in power. First, there’s remote control functionality. You can stick the R-09 where you want it to go – especially important if you’re using that built-in mic – then record and play and manage recordings and set levels wirelessly, over Bluetooth. (They’ve even got a nifty Apple Watch app.)

The R-07 can also stream audio from the record to your phone, via Bluetooth. And refreshed technology can mean the fidelity of that is higher than you might expect. That’s thanks to new tech from chipset maker Qualcomm called aptX. Basically, it’s a higher-quality codec optimized for improving sound quality while simultaneously improving low-latency reliability. There’s a good writeup on Android Authority covering both aptX and aptX HD variants. (iPhones don’t support aptX natively, but some dongles do; I don’t know yet if the R-07 will be compatible with those.)

You can also use Bluetooth to monitor your R-07 with Bluetooth wireless headphones – and again, if those headphones support aptX, you’ll get higher-quality, lower-latency sound. (Now we’re beginning to see some added tax to living in the Apple ecosystem, since it seems Apple is going their own way with this.)

Apart from the phone features, the R-07 looks like a darned cute little pocket recorder – like one that would actually fit in your pocket. It also solves a really big problem that may be more important than wireless operation or how it works with your phone, and that’s that it has some features to prevent you accidentally recording at a volume that’s too high.

Each time you record, the R-07 actually makes not one but two recordings – one at full level, and one at a lower level. So when the full-level recording clips, you can go back to the lower-level recording that has more headroom – even just for the portion that clips. If you’d prefer this process to be automatic, something called Hybrid Limiting automatically splices in the lower-level bits you need. Neat. I’m curious to try this in practice.

(This is hardly a pro or consumer issue. For instance, I was once in a taxi racing to the Philadelphia airport and learned my taxi driver was frustrated with Zoom’s recorders because he kept clipping his recordings when he was playing drums with a heavy metal band. This is probably potentially relevant to half the world’s population. There you go. And obviously, pros and consumers have all screwed this up at one time or another.)

The R-07 can make two simultaneous recordings—one at full level and another at a lower level with increased headroom. If there’s unexpected clipping in the main recording, you can replace that section with a portion of the lower-level backup recording. Hybrid Limiting can even handle this automatically, so you get all the safety of limiting with none of the downsides.

Features:

Stereo WAV recording, up to 24-bit/96 kHz
MP3 recording, up to 320 kbps
Included stereo mics
One-touch access to scene setups (oh, lord, having done a lot of menu diving on Zoom devices, this is welcome)
microSD slot
USB connectivity, with USB class compatibility (so you can mount it on any computer, mobile device)
Jacks: headphone out, mic/line in (that’s a stereo minijack – it disables use of the mic, but it means you can use the R-07 for external line recordings, like from a mixer in a show)
Powered by two AA batteries or USB bus power
Black, white, or red, optional bags available

With the splashy marketing materials and a launch this week at the Consumer Electronic Show, it’s clear Roland hopes this recorder will reach out to a wide, wide audience. Hope we get to try one.

Watch the overview here:

More:

https://www.roland.com/us/products/r-07/specifications/

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